Owner and Lead Planner at Christy Matthews Events
“I am passionate about creating a once-in-a-lifetime event for my clients. Weddings should be a heightened experience, and that elevation is in the details, in the sentimentality, in the seamlessness.”
When she’s not coordinating picture-perfect weddings, Christy is a busy wife, mom, multi-tasker, and people person. She loves chilly days, warm nights, good wine, cheese boards, LBDs, mini calla lilies, laughter, being the boss, and being in the presence of true love – whatever form it takes!
At CME, love is celebrated. Christy proudly serves as a partner, advocate, and project manager for clients and expertly guides wedding days minute by minute, from start to finish. CME offers custom planning packages, specializing in Luxury Month Of Wedding Coordination.
Christy Daly Matthews grew up in DFW and graduated from Trinity High School in 2000, then moved to CA for 14 years. Christy graduated with a BFA from the University of California Santa Barbara. She made her way in San Francisco, first producing theater shows with her acting troupe, then planning weddings and special events in the Bay Area. Christy became a certified wedding planner (CWP) in 2008, through an renowned program at California State University. She also completed the first national certification course by the Gay Wedding Institute in 2010. Under mentor Michelle Martinez, she worked as an associate planner at Allure Consulting, a highly respected SF event planning company, for several years. Christy became a partner and head planner for Bay Area weddings in 2011. Relocating to Texas in 2014 presented an opportunity to start her own company and officially open Christy Matthews Events. Currently, Christy resides in Arizona and CME is based there.
Organized, grounded, honest, and personal: these are the cornerstones of Christy Matthews Events. Christy’s down to earth and friendly personality, combined with her professional eye for detail, makes CME one of a kind. Christy considers herself an event curator – someone who takes a couple’s wedding dreams and makes every detail a reality. Christy’s creative personality and detail-oriented professionalism will make your day an unforgettable occasion.
Christy is available to speak at your conference, networking event, or corporate meeting about topics within the LGBTQ wedding industry. Presentations include: Marketing to Same Sex Couples, Languages-Laws-Assumptions: Addressing Inclusivity, and LGBT Weddings 101: The Emerging Same Sex Wedding Market. Material is based on the Gay Wedding Institute, which Christy Matthews is an affiliate of, and an advocate for. Christy is on the board of PFLAG Fort Worth, a member of the Human Rights Campaign and is a certified wedding planner. She has been featured on many wedding sites including Style Me Pretty, Junebug, and 100 Layer Cake. Christy is passionate about marriage equality, leveling out the playing field in the wedding industry, and about sharing information about the evolving business of LGBT weddings and celebrations.