The Special Event, 2012

Good morning Texas!

It's a gorgeous morning here in Florida as Resha, Lauren, and I are getting ready for the 4-day Special Event conference, hosted by International Special Events Society (ISES). Here's a sampling of what's in store for us these next few days:

  • Event Design Trends
  • New Trends Inspired by Hollywood and Pop Culture 2012
  • Balancing the Mother-Bride Relationship of Wedding Planning
  • Exciting and Challenging Spaces
  • Rethinking and Repurposing Decor
  • Turning You Ideas and Inspirations Into Flawless Events
  • An Event Planners Guide to Lighting Design
  • The Art of Environmentally Responsible Event Planning
So fun! I feel like we're at Wedding Planner summer camp! :)


Now accepting Intern applicants

We offer a very hands-on internship that is both demanding and rewarding. We are looking for applicants who are detail-oriented perfectionists, who are available most Friday evenings and Saturdays. Internships are unpaid and last twelve months. Currently, we have openings in both Houston and Austin. If interested, send your cover letter and resume to

Want to be a Certified Wedding Coordinator?

My next certification course at Texas State University is coming up! The class meets once a week from 7pm to 10pm for 10 weeks. We cover everything you need to know about wedding planning and students who successfully complete the course are Certified Wedding Planners. Deadline to register is July 8th. For more details visit the Texas State website. I'll see you in class!


Want to be a Certified Wedding Coordinator?

I hear it all the time - "I'd love to be a wedding planner!"

But where do you start?

I am honored to teach the Wedding Planner Certification course at Texas State University. This five-week course will prepare you with the knowledge and experience to successfully forge a new career as a wedding planner.

The next session starts this coming Monday, and it's not too late to register! Visit the Texas State website for details.

I'd love to have you in my class!

Want to be a Wedding Coordinator?

As the owner of Something To Celebrate, I receive countless emails from people who are looking for an internship or position to get their foot in the door as a wedding coordinator. And it's not hard to understand why - being a wedding coordinator is quite possibly the best job on earth! But with so many people wanting to take this career path, what will set you apart?

The first step you should take is to obtain your wedding coordinator certification. The academic requirements of a certification course will teach you the background knowledge required to work weddings and events. The course will also give you a better idea of what it means to be a wedding coordinator, and if it's the right career path for you. Once you've acquired your certification, you'll need to gain hands-on experience. Most Austin wedding coordinating firms offer internships, but these positions are highly competitive - having your certification will help you stand out among the inquiries.

I teach the Wedding Coordinator Certification course at Texas State University. I studied education at Trinity University and have a decade of experience as a teacher. Teaching this course is the perfect marriage of my love of both education and weddings!

Registration is now open for the next course, which begins October 6th. For info, see Texas State's website.

I'll see you in class! :)