2017 was a wonderful year for Christy Matthews Events! Thank you for checking in occasionally on this site, or my social media. And for all of my wedding industry colleagues and 2017 clients, thank you for the honor of working with you, for trusting me, and for being a part of amazing events!
This year, my podcast, The Big Wedding Planning Podcast, released over 50 episodes! We are looking forward to producing and sharing amazing content, with new guests and lots of sage advice in 2018. Please stay tuned! (And tell your friends!)
I was thrilled to be able to do a lot of contract work for Love Wins Texas magazine this year – I wrote articles, had real weddings and events published with them, and I rounded it out working on a beautiful featured photo spread – 8 pages, and my first time to work officially as a stylist for a publication. I enjoyed all of the collaboration with LWT and I can’t wait to share the newest edition – on stands next week!
A big milestone for CME in 2017 was getting a California wedding I planned featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. I just added this wedding to my Gallery page – ‘Amanda and Matt, in Santa Ynez CA’. It was a personal goal of mine to be featured on MSW and getting to add that small note to my professional email signature was a very exciting moment for me!
Also – this happened! CBS11 in DFW ran a nice story about a stocking drive I coordinated. Working with my community, volunteering, organizing and donating have always been passions of mine. More in 2018 for sure! (Including some activism!)
I’m heading into 2018 with a clear mind and I’m ready to take it on! I may be diversifying a little career wise, and I will keep you posted! I plan on continuing to release a new podcast episode every week with my co-host Michelle Martinez of Allure Consulting. I’m looking forward to the amazing brides and grooms I’m working with in 2018. And I am making a personal resolution to focus on being present ‘in the moment’ more and on my phone less.
Here are some of my favorite moments and memories from 2017: