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Podcast Summary

In this episode of Eventful Endeavors, host Shawn Grindle interviews Chelsey Morin, a wedding planner from Double Blessing Events based in Dallas, Texas. Chelsey and her identical twin sister, Danae, started the company in 2013 because of their love for event planning. The name of their company, Double Blessing Events, reflects their faith and their desire to be a double blessing to their brides.

Chelsey shares how they got into the wedding planning business. Both she and Danae had a knack for planning events, even when they were in college. Their friends started asking them for help with their weddings separately, and it wasn’t until they had a conversation that they realized they were both doing weddings. That’s when they decided to turn their passion into a business.

Chelsey handles the planning and logistics leading up to the weddings, while Danae and their team handle the coordination on the wedding day. The division of roles allows them to provide their clients with the best of both worlds – meticulous planning and flawless execution.

When asked for her number one piece of advice for newly engaged couples, Chelsey emphasizes the importance of enjoying the engagement period. She advises couples to not get caught up in the overwhelming questions and pressures from others, but to remember that the wedding day is just the beginning of their journey together. It’s about the marriage, not just the wedding.

Double Blessing Events is known for their exceptional service and their dedication to making each wedding a unique and memorable experience. To learn more about Double Blessing Events and the services they offer, visit their website at Double Blessing Events.

This interview was provided by Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos.

Podcast Transcript

Shawn Grindle (00:25)
All right, welcome back to another episode of Eventful Endeavors. Today we are going back over to Texas, Dallas, Texas specifically, where we are talking to a wedding planner. We have Chelsea Moran of Double Blessing Events with us today. Chelsea, thank you so much for doing this. Thanks for being here.

Chelsey Morin (00:41)
Yeah, of course, I’m so happy to be here.

Shawn Grindle (00:44)
Yeah, and we love talking to wedding planners because we get so much good advice and so much good information. But before we dive into, yeah.

Chelsey Morin (00:49)
Oh yeah, I’m sure you get a lot of stories too.

Shawn Grindle (00:53)
We’re definitely gonna get into stories because that’s my favorite part of the entire thing. But before we get into that, tell me about yourself. So how did you get into wedding planning? Tell me your story about how, what journey brought you here.

Chelsey Morin (00:57)

So I have this wedding planning company with my identical twin sister, Danae, which is why the name of our company is Double Blessing Events. We love the Lord and we’re able to be a double blessing to our bride, so we just thought the name was perfect. But we started doing weddings way back in 2013 and it was kind of a funny story, so.

Shawn Grindle (01:15)
Got it.

Chelsey Morin (01:28)
Danae and I, my sister went to separate colleges, but we love planning events. Like we were planning our own birthday parties, even though we were like in our twenties, we were planning church get togethers. So when our friends started getting engaged, they asked us for help. But since we went to separate colleges, I didn’t know that this was happening to Danae too. So we were just talking one day, it’s like, wait, you’re doing weddings too? Oh my gosh, that’s awesome. And so we did about a dozen weddings and we were like.

Shawn Grindle (01:48)

Chelsey Morin (01:57)
we should get paid for this. So we started our business. And yeah, God’s been awesome. And we’ve been able to just help so many brides and it’s been a huge blessing.

Shawn Grindle (01:59)

So you guys do it together?

Chelsey Morin (02:12)
We do, we do. So I actually plan the weddings and then Denae and my team coordinate the weddings on the wedding day. So it really is getting a whole team and a double blessing. You get best of both worlds.

Shawn Grindle (02:26)
That’s what I was gonna ask is how you kind of divide it up. So you handle all the like the planning and logistics leading up to it. And then Danae kind of gets on site and executes it. Cool. That’s a good way to divide the, it’s actually funny because I recently on the podcast, I’m currently in California and we had another set of twins that were also wedding planners out here in California that we talked to recently. But they did it a little differently, but I like that. They were the same David they were, they were not.

Chelsey Morin (02:34)
Yep, that’s exactly it.


awesome. Do you know if they were identical?

Shawn Grindle (02:56)
identical they look very similar though but they’re not exactly but um yeah it’s funny so I was like oh we got another set of twins only like 12 episodes in what are the odds in different parts of the country so okay so here let me ask this because I like to ask people this say I’m a bride or groom and I’m just gotten engaged what’s the number one piece of advice you would give them right from the right from the get-go as a wedding planner

Chelsey Morin (02:57)
Okay, first journal. Yeah. Oh, that’s so cool though.



Shawn Grindle (03:23)

Chelsey Morin (03:24)
So the number one, the very first thing that they need to do is first off, enjoy it, enjoy this time. They’re going to have so many people that are like, oh my gosh, when’s the date? Have you booked a venue? They’re gonna just clobber them with questions. And they really need to remember what it is all about. It is not ultimately about the wedding day, it is about the marriage. And so many brides, we see a huge mistake that they make is that…

They make it all about the wedding and they forget about the marriage and the marriage is the most special important part. And so that is one piece of advice. Like the first thing that you need to do is just celebrate and rejoice and praise the Lord that he finally brought your man to you that you’ve been praying for so many years and just enjoy the journey.

Shawn Grindle (04:16)
Yeah, before you dive into all the craziness that could be wedding planning, it’s just kind of take a moment. Kind of take a moment and just enjoy doing that. Yeah, I had somebody say like, you know, don’t even like, don’t even start planning for like, you know, give it time. Like just take a month and just don’t plan yet. Then you can dive into it. So similar to that, what are some of the like, the biggest mistakes you see people make either early in the journey, late in the journey, whatever it might be, aside from not enjoying it.

Chelsey Morin (04:18)
Yup. Uh huh. Yeah.


Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Shawn Grindle (04:44)

What are some other like big mistakes you see them make?

Chelsey Morin (04:48)
So one of the biggest mistakes is that brides see it as really they only focus on the wedding day. They think if I can just plan a perfect wedding, then I will enjoy my day. But they forget that there are two other super important factors at play. One of those things is the emotional roller coaster of wedding planning. And I’m sure you have seen, but there are brides.

that want to people please, like they care about what other people think. They’re worried about like, oh, are my guests not gonna like the centerpieces? Is the food gonna be bad? Should I do it this way? Should I do it that way? Then they have all of the family pressure, especially if their parents are paying for it. Then that other piece comes in of like, well, then should I plan my wedding how my parents want it planned? You know, they feel like that, almost like they’re being selfish if they do what they want.

Shawn Grindle (05:17)
Thanks for watching!

Chelsey Morin (05:45)
And so really not acknowledging that this is just as much an emotional process as it is a logistical one. And just as much as they are looking, you know, they’re getting help from whether hiring a wedding planner or downloading checklists or joining the knot, they need to focus just as much on the emotions that come up as well. And for us, since we are Christian wedding planners, we also make this a ministry.

So we focus on, hey, like the Lord is being really gracious and he’s gently revealing that there are these emotional insecurities that you have and he wants you to deal with those before you go into marriage. Because by that point, it’s like, cause so many brides will just bury it. They’re like, nope, I don’t have time for this. I just have to focus on planning a wedding. But it’s gonna come back up later.

And when it does, it’s not only gonna affect them, it’s gonna affect their husband as well. And it’s gonna be their husband that has to deal with the baggage. And so we really take an all-inclusive approach with our couples where we help them plan all the logistics, where to start, how to find their vendors, everything that they need to do step by step. But we also do counseling sessions with them on the emotion and we offer premarital counseling.

Shawn Grindle (06:41)


Chelsey Morin (07:09)
Because the three things that you need, you need to prepare your wedding day, that’s the logistics. You need to prepare your heart, that’s where the emotions come in, and you need to prepare your wedding, and that’s where premarital counseling comes in. So, that’s a huge mistake that I see though, is that, and they just don’t realize it. They just don’t realize, oh, this is a lot. You know, and they don’t have the tools to deal with it.

Shawn Grindle (07:23)


Yeah, it’s a test. It’s a big test. I mean, just like I found during like when COVID hit, there was a lot of people that like, you know, really test those relationships, you’re locked down with people for a year or how long and same with like wedding planning. I mean, it’s a lot, there’s a lot of money, there’s a lot of pressure, it’s a lot of stress, all on top of living your normal life and doing work. So that’s very interesting that you guys kind of help facilitate that and you’re playing wedding planners and therapists.

Chelsey Morin (07:40)


Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Yes, we wear many hats, many, many hats.

Shawn Grindle (08:02)

Yeah. And that’s good. And we have talked a lot. I’ve talked a lot with other planners and, you know, even venue managers that we’ve chatted with about the big, the budget thing and, you know, parental involvement and, you know, all of that stress that I think is the number one, I think the number one source of stress for everybody is like, you know, when somebody else is paying for your wedding and they want that say, you maybe don’t want it that way. So I guess I’m leading towards a

Chelsey Morin (08:26)

Shawn Grindle (08:31)
question here.

which I guess is like, how do you kind of manage that? Do you sometimes as a wedding planner find yourself stepping in between brides and their parents and being like, listen, we kind of need to have a thing here. Like, you know what I mean? Like, do you ever have to get involved in that?

Chelsey Morin (08:33)

So we really are, I see myself and how we approach it is that we are in the bride and groom’s court. I do not communicate with the parents. Very rare instances I do, like of course, when we’re getting to the wedding day, giving them all the details, but in the actual planning process, it is not the parents that hire me, it is the bride that hires me. I am here for the bride and I am here to support the bride and groom. And so,

Shawn Grindle (09:04)

Chelsey Morin (09:14)
that was just with one of my couples that got married in October. Her situation was that her parents were paying for the whole wedding and she really wanted to make them feel involved, but they were, it was just really stressing her out. Like, how do I make them feel special, but not be selfish? And I explained it to her as, okay, you have, think of your wedding, like a house and they owned a home. So it works.

Shawn Grindle (09:14)

Chelsey Morin (09:43)
really well in her situation. Think of it like your house. Your master bedroom is what you and your fiance decide, these are the things that are non-negotiable, that we are not going to delegate to anyone else. So like for example, her thing was the color scheme was really important to her and her food. And so it’s like, okay, we’re gonna put these in your master bedroom. But then I want you to see like everyone else, your mom, your dad, your sister,

we’re almost going to give them rooms. So what do you want to be in your mom’s room? What do you want to be in your dad’s room where they can take that responsibility and you don’t really, you don’t have an emotional tie to that. And one thing that we did was the flowers where her mom really wanted to do the flowers, the bride didn’t really care. It’s like, great, mom, go have a hay day. And so we put, we were able to just kind of segregate that and compartmentalize and that really, really helped her a lot.

Shawn Grindle (10:34)
Sure. Do your thing.

Chelsey Morin (10:44)
So that’s how we approach it, is we’re in the bride and groom’s court, we help them kind of work through like, you’re not being selfish because, and this is another thing, if the, like God calls you to leave your mother and father and cleave to your husband. And so if you show your parents that they can just run over you or determine the decisions that you make,

Shawn Grindle (10:44)

Chelsey Morin (11:12)
If you give them an inch in your wedding planning, they’re gonna take a whole mile in your marriage. Like it is not gonna get better. Like they’re gonna want to control where you live. They’re gonna want, like say in what you name your kids, they’re gonna want you to, you know, always come over for holidays. And it just, it builds and builds and builds. And so they need to set the boundaries now and that’s what we help them with. So then they have a fruitful marriage without like,

Shawn Grindle (11:19)


Chelsey Morin (11:40)
parental conflict. Yeah. Uh huh.

Shawn Grindle (11:43)
Right, yeah, set that early. You know, let’s get that out of the way. That’s good, yeah, I’m glad you did that because that has been one thing that I find comes up quite a bit here. And I think, yeah, like I said, the thing I think a lot of brides and grooms struggle with probably the most is dealing with that, that kind of stress. So let me ask you this. You probably, at this point planned, how many weddings you think? If you had to get 200, wow, that’s a lot of weddings.

Chelsey Morin (11:53)

Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Almost 200. Yum.

Shawn Grindle (12:09)
So 200 weddings.

Do you have a favorite? I’ve never really asked this question before to anybody, but do you have a favorite wedding, like something you’re like, this was it. I don’t know why, but this was it.

Chelsey Morin (12:17)
I do, I do. So my favorite bride is Amber and she knows, she knows she’s my favorite. But it was, she was my favorite because she was really the catalyst, helping us realize like dealing with that one part is not enough. We need all three, the like planning the wedding, the heart and the marriage. And she was, she is one of my

Shawn Grindle (12:20)


Chelsey Morin (12:46)
really close friends even to this day. She got married back in 2021. And it was so fun with her because she knew that it was an all-inclusive thing. She knew that it wasn’t just about the wedding day. And it was just awesome. Like being able to help her in those counseling sessions. And it was just so fun. And it was the only destination wedding that we did. It was in San Diego.

Shawn Grindle (13:12)

Chelsey Morin (13:13)
And so we got to just do the whole tropical scheme and it was absolutely gorgeous and it was great.

Shawn Grindle (13:22)
So it was just the bride, I mean, but that’s it. Like when you’re wedding planning, and you know, I’m working with any couple, like it’s a relationship, you know, that’s gonna be like, if you really click, it’s like, great, this is gonna go really well. So I love that. Similar question, out of all the weddings you’ve done, what is the most kind of unique thing you’ve seen? Something that like, maybe you don’t see at a lot of weddings, or something that just rings about, like, oh, that was really cool, that was really sweet, or funny, or whatever it might be.

Chelsey Morin (13:25)

We did it.

Yeah. Mm-hmm. Yeah, it’s… Uh-huh.

Wow. Okay, so a unique theme.

Okay, we did, so there was one, she like loved Harry Potter. And so she just went all out with Harry Potter and it was great. And yeah, it was just all in the details. And so we had that one, but really like, the really neat thing about our couples is that the most important thing for them is that they want…

Shawn Grindle (14:03)


Chelsey Morin (14:24)
to convey Jesus to their guests. Like for, so we have a wedding coming up and they love the Lord dearly. He’s actually a pastor over in LA. And like they are just praying that the Holy Spirit moves. They’re praying so much that they’re actually, we’re gonna have a kiddie pool for people to get baptized at their wedding if God calls them to do that. We’re gonna take communion.

Shawn Grindle (14:37)


Chelsey Morin (14:54)
We’re going to, like, they’re gonna share their testimonies and the gospel. Like, it’s just, it’s really, really neat. And so we have, we’re just able to help our brides have unique ways to love on their guests and serve them. Because it’s also about the guests. Like, Jesus is all about, you know, love your neighbor as yourself. And so, just being able to…

help them plan those things and help them find special ways that they can do that. But also being a witness to it is really awesome too. So, yeah, exactly.

Shawn Grindle (15:30)
Yeah, kind of fun, kind of unique, something you don’t see all the time. I like that. Similar question, and this one I think is actually one of my favorites, because I always hear a lot of stories about this. What’s the big, like, the cringiest thing you’ve ever seen?

Or like something in general, in general you would say, by no means should any couple ever do this, it never works, it’s just not a good idea, I’ve seen it and it’s bad. Or like, what’s like a story of you’re like,

Chelsey Morin (15:49)
Oh god.


Okay, so this one sticks out to me. It was the bouquet toss. It was time to toss the bouquet. The bouquet was tossed and she tossed it so high that it got stuck in the chandelier. And I’m talking like 20, 30 foot ceilings. So I go and get the venue manager. She’s getting a ladder. Oh, no, no.

Shawn Grindle (16:00)
Oh, I wish that never happened.



Chelsey Morin (16:30)
The groomsmen don’t wanna wait for that ladder. They start, no joke, climbing. It’s okay, Penny. They start, I’ll re-say that. They start climbing on top of each other’s shoulders, making a human ladder to grab the bouquet from the chandelier. And I’m pretty sure that the top guy was literally hanging from the chandelier at one point. And the venue manager and I are just like, oh my God.

Shawn Grindle (16:38)
I’m gonna go.


Good night.

Chelsey Morin (16:59)
thankfully nothing broke. no one got hurt but it’s like oh my gosh and of course it was the end of the night when people had quite a few drinks.

Shawn Grindle (17:02)
Nobody broke.

Right, so they’re a little buzz and they decide we’re gonna make a human pyramid and climb to the ceiling. That’s why we need insurance. Yeah.

Chelsey Morin (17:16)
Yeah. Oh, another cringey thing. Yes. Another cringey thing is that, oh, so this was not at my wedding or any weddings that I had planned or coordinated, but it was weddings that I have attended where the DJ will just totally butcher the names. And it’s like, oh no.

And that’s why we have a little pow wow with all of our DJs and we have them literally say to us how to say everyone’s names. But yeah, that’s really rough, especially if they get the bride and groom’s name wrong. It’s like, oh gosh, no.

Shawn Grindle (17:42)

I don’t like that. Yeah, that’s not good. As the person who does that portion of the night, I always, ahead of time, make sure I have it spelled out phonetically. I talk to them ahead of time. And then when we line up, I run everybody’s name. I got you, I got you. Also, I try to tell people, can I just do first names? Do you care? Like, Brian Groom, sure. But like, Brian’s name is Groom. I’m like, can I just do your first name? They’re like, nah, first is cool. I’m like, great. You know?

Chelsey Morin (18:13)

Shawn Grindle (18:21)
Especially when you got complex last names. I’m like, let’s just make it easy guys, come on. You know, you don’t need a full name, right? But sometimes people want it. I’m like, okay, we’re gonna make sure we get this right. Because yeah, getting the Brian room’s name wrong is tough. Because everybody in the room knows their last name. Yeah, everybody in the room knows their name. So it’s like, you can’t, you can’t mess that up. Because everybody’s gonna be like.

Chelsey Morin (18:23)
Oh, I know.

Yeah, that’s like, that’s like MC 101. Yeah.

Nope, you can’t just think that one, yeah.

Shawn Grindle (18:50)
Everybody’s gonna know this is wrong.

Chelsey Morin (18:53)
Yeah, well, if I can ask you a question, what’s like one of the cringiest things that you have seen?

Shawn Grindle (18:57)

Oh, oh, oh man. Um, I think, okay. This one was just only because it was recently. Um, I, it always is for me, especially as the MC, it has to do with speeches. Um, and I’ve seen some long speeches and we’ve talked to other people in this podcast about never do open mic speeches. It’s a horrible idea. Um, but I had one father of the bride who grabbed the mic. They’re here supposed to give a speech.

Chelsey Morin (19:07)

Mm-hmm. Uh-huh.


Shawn Grindle (19:29)
And he was a little toasty. He was just like a really loud-mouthed guy, you know? And his speech had nothing to do with anything. He just started telling dirty jokes. And it was like bad punchlines and like really vulgar stuff. And everybody, like some people were laughing out of awkwardness. The bride was just staring at him.

Chelsey Morin (19:33)
Yeah. OK.

Oh no-


Shawn Grindle (19:55)
The groom was laughing hysterically because he just thought the whole thing was so ridiculous. But then like his wife was trying to get him to sit down and he’s like, no, they love it, they love it. And he thought it was like a comedy night. And I didn’t know what to do. I was like, should I stop him? I feel like I should stop this, but you know, he paid for the wedding. So I don’t know. Like, you know, I’m like, I’m in a position now. Eventually I was just like, wow, how about make some noise for those jokes. Like, let’s.

Chelsey Morin (20:07)
Yeah, like a stand up.


There you go, okay? Yeah, yeah. Oh man.

Shawn Grindle (20:25)
Let’s move on with the night. I’ve never seen anything like it. And he was very drunk and like sweaty and his tie was already off and it was just, yeah, make sure you talk to people giving your speeches ahead of time because nothing is worse than that. I did also, I saw a 25 minute father of the bride speech once. That was a winner, 25 minutes.

Chelsey Morin (20:36)
Man, yeah.

Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Shawn Grindle (20:53)
And they refused to bring out dinner until speeches were over. People were very

mad. Um, anyway, yeah, these are all on the, do not like the no, no list as I call it. Like, please don’t do this stuff. Anything else while we’re talking about, is there anything else you’re like, don’t do this at weddings, anything else you always tell people like bad idea.

Chelsey Morin (20:57)
Oh gosh, yeah.

Oh yeah.

Oh, well, wanting to use a friend as a vendor. I mean, I’m sure you’ve heard that one. That’s a big one. And the thing is too, I mean, it’s just not worth it because if they don’t do a good job or if they let you down, it’s like, it’s not worth losing a friendship over. It’s just, it’s not. And you just, yeah. What, go ahead.

Shawn Grindle (21:19)
Yes, always. Yeah.

Yeah, I just was, yeah. I was just talking to a venue yesterday where they hired a friend as their photographer and they got just very, very drunk and like did not do anything. Like it was like, it was pretty bad. So, yeah, don’t hire. And then your friends should have a good time and have some drinks. You don’t want them working. So, yeah, that’s the.

Chelsey Morin (21:52)
Yeah… Oh no…

Mm-hmm. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. Mm-hmm. Yeah, that’s a big one.

Shawn Grindle (22:06)
that’s been a recurring do not do list. So let me ask you this, because I’d like to talk about this. So you’ve been doing weddings for a while now. In those, you know, 2013, you said you started, right? So a little over 10 years, about 10 years. What’s changed? I mean, what are some of the trends you’ve seen change? Like what do people used to do and now they don’t do, or they used to not do it now they do all the time. You know, what’s been a big thing you’ve noticed?

Chelsey Morin (22:20)
Uh huh.


Yeah, that’s a great question.

So a big thing that I’ve noticed is really having fun with it, like getting more personal. I feel like in the earlier years when I started doing weddings, people felt like it was cookie cutter. They were like, well, I saw this person do this, so I’ll just do this too. And, but couples have been getting a lot more creative and I’ve seen them be like, oh no, I don’t want a wedding like anyone else. Like I want that.

special sauce and you know, just to make it really, really personal. And that’s been really fun for me because of course, I’m building a relationship with them through the planning process. I’m really getting to know them as a person. Like there was one bride, Amber, my favorite bride, where in the beginning of the planning process, yeah, we totally going to send her this podcast too.

Shawn Grindle (23:22)
Sure. Shout out to Amber.

Shout out to Amber if you’re listening.

Chelsey Morin (23:33)
But so in the beginning, like we had created her vision and to talk about colors and everything that she wanted. And then we got into the planning process to where it was time to find her florist. And so we jump on a consultation call with the florist. And during the meeting, Amber was really leaning more toward like pastels and more muted tones. And sorry, that’s my dog chewing on her toy. If you hear the squeaks.

Shawn Grindle (23:57)
You’re fine. We get a lot of dogs in this podcast. We just let we don’t even edit them out Yeah, the dogs are just in the podcast Yeah

Chelsey Morin (24:00)
I’m sure mine gets very jealous whenever I’m on a call. She’s like, no, I want you to focus on me. But yes, we were leaning forward muted colors and pastels. And I literally pick up the phone and like send her a voice message right after the call. And I’m like, Amber, like these are beautiful colors, but you have such a bold and bright and fun personality. Are you sure you don’t wanna go bolder and more fun?

And she sends me a message back and she’s like, you know what, you’re so right. Like, yeah, let’s go bold. So we tell the floor is that she was totally on board. But yeah, it’s just being able to kind of see those blind spots or to be able to have discernment when my couple is just like settling honestly and helping them to have those personal touches because they do want personal touches. And that’s something that I’ve seen throughout the years.

Shawn Grindle (24:38)


Chelsey Morin (24:59)
going from these more cookie cutter, wedding in a box type things, which is very unique and very personal.

Shawn Grindle (25:02)

Do you find a lot of people, I haven’t really asked this question to anybody, but just popping my head. Yeah, sometimes things just come to me, you never know. Do you ever, do you find yourself talking to a lot of people who are like, oh, I saw this on TikTok or I saw this on Instagram. Like, do you get a lot of that where it’s like, ooh, I saw, you know, cause I’m a little bit, oh, I don’t TikTok, I want to, I just can’t figure it out. It’s hard.

Chelsey Morin (25:11)
Ooh, I feel honored.


Yeah, I did my first TikTok the other day. I’m so proud of myself.

Shawn Grindle (25:35)
I’m so proud. I’m like, I sit to do it. I haven’t even figured out Instagram reels, let alone like this mini movie I gotta make. I know, I’m dating myself. I sound old, but I just can’t figure it out. But anyway, I know a lot of people do it, especially a lot of young brides. Like, do you find yourself like looking at those and being like, I’ve never seen this, but we can do it. Or like, we can figure it out. Somebody’s gotta know.

Chelsey Morin (25:40)
Yeah, okay. Yeah, so I need you to get with yeah Instagram. Uh-huh

Yeah, well, I have a lot of brides that will send me things like, oh my gosh, I just saw this on Instagram. This is great. Like one, oh, it was so cute. It was the Bippity Boppity Boo song from Cinderella. And it was basically how all the girls were lined up in their PJs and their robes, and they were dancing to the music. And then it goes Bippity Boppity Boo. And on Boo, it changed to when they were all in their dresses. And it was so cool.

Shawn Grindle (26:13)
Shorm. Cinderella.

Chelsey Morin (26:29)
So Amber did that. And then I had a bride who sent me one on like giving her guests, or I think it was just her, like Polaroid cameras, just to take shots like during getting ready and then giving it to her parents as a little sweet sentimental gift. But oh, they’ll send me ideas all the time. And then same for me. It’s like if I’m scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, it’s like, oh, this is great. Like I will send it to my

Shawn Grindle (26:41)

Chelsey Morin (26:59)
and be like, this is what you were talking about. Like, wouldn’t this be so fun? So yeah, we use Instagram a lot. It’s really cool.

Shawn Grindle (27:00)

Yeah. I try to get better at it. I do see a lot of really cool things on there. I do see a lot of cool things, but I haven’t quite figured out how to send it. You know, it’s that kind of thing. So yeah, I feel like an old man with that stuff. Yeah, I know, I know. That’s so much work. No, I’m just kidding. Yeah. I need like one of those Instagram, like TikTok for dummies or something like that. But yeah.

Chelsey Morin (27:11)

Yes. Well, Google is a great tool.

or YouTube, how to understand Instagram.

Oh, I’m sure there is one.

Shawn Grindle (27:33)
Anyways, so before we kind of wrap everything up, I mean we touched on this a little bit, but I was just gonna ask you like what kind of sets you guys apart? What kind of makes you guys unique? I mean obviously I’ve you know the whole like hey we’re basically your therapist thing is a huge selling point, but is there anything else you kind of want to mention? Anything else that you’re like this is something that’s really important to us and

why we’re kind of a unique service and why you should you know reach out to us.

Chelsey Morin (27:52)

Yeah, well the biggest thing is our faith. Like we love Jesus, we love the Lord and serving him. We love encouraging our couples. We’ll start every prayer session, or every planning session with prayer. Because even though we are technically their wedding planners, God is the ultimate planner. And he already has every detail of their wedding planned. And we just get to, you know, find out what it is and help navigate them through that. I like to say that we,

We’re like their wedding planning GPS. Like we have, we’re in the passenger seat and we have the GPS and we’re telling them where to go. But we give options. We love giving our brides and grooms the pros and cons. Like, hey, you can do this option, this option, or this option. Here’s the pros and cons of this one. Here’s the pros and cons of this one and this one. And really just kind of giving them our expertise and our guidance. But it’s like, hey, you guys are in the driver’s seat.

Shawn Grindle (28:44)

Chelsey Morin (28:52)
You make the decisions and we’re just here to guide you and show you the way. So you don’t have to worry about where to go or what to do or when it needs to be done. All the things. So yeah, that’s one thing that makes us different and we like calling it or phrasing it. We don’t plan your weddings for you. We plan your weddings with you. It is very much that relational relationship. And yeah, then just the all-inclusive.

Shawn Grindle (29:01)
Yeah. Right.


Chelsey Morin (29:22)
approach like focusing on all those three things because it’s really key to enjoying every moment.

Shawn Grindle (29:30)
I love it. Well, obviously, you know, thank you again for being here. Thank you for chatting with me. It’s been a lot of fun. We’ll link to all your stuff in the, and you know, your Instagrams, all that stuff so people know where to find you. You know, should they want a book and whatnot for all of our rides out in Texas? Do you do a lot of destination stuff or do you mostly stay local? Okay. Except for Amber. Ha ha ha. Shout out to Amber.

Chelsey Morin (29:31)
Thank you.

It has been fun.

No, we stay local. We’re local in Dallas. Yeah. Except for Amber. Yes.

Shawn Grindle (29:59)
Okay, yeah, thank you so much for doing this and we’ll send everybody your stuff and it’s been a real pleasure So thank you for being here and you have a great rest your day. All right All right No problem. Bye

Chelsey Morin (30:09)
You too, thanks Shawn.


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