Recently contacted about a twin show, I quickly added we have twins too to the caller.  Twins have a very close relationship and our family is no exception since we also work together at Texas Twins Events- Wedding & Event Services we obviously enjoy each other’s company. 

Cindy Daniel, Maryssa Mahaney, Wendy Wortham and Makenna Mahaney

Like many of our “twin friends,” we share compensating personalities.  Cindy is creative with many things that I’m not and I can see the beauty in many of our trades that she shrugs her shoulders at and advises me “there is no hope for flipping.”  Unlike my twin, I see what can be not what it is.  Having a “vision” of what can be done to bring the beauty back to a furniture trade is key to appraising items because the majority of our income from wedding and events business comes from paying clients at Texas Twins Events and from the sales of the furniture I’ve taken in trade and carefully refurbished and sold at Texas Twins Treasures.  

 Our adventures of finding a flip are often funny because we disagree about items all the time with each other.  Why?  Because Cindy is only interested in a “quick flip” while I am willing to spend the time and money on an item that I know will sell high and generate more revenue.  Patience is a virtue in the “Pawning Process” around here. 

Cindy Daniel and Wendy Wortham

Our Little Pawners are unique as well with Makenna Marie “mimicking” my OCD quest for perfection with Maryssa Ann being far more interested in having a good time. 

Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney- The Little Pawners of Texas Twins Events Team

The Little Pawners love to find a flip, swap or trade and enjoy the “Pawning Process” with Cindy and I on our unique journey in the wedding and events industry.  Often they are flower girls and ring bearers at our events because our clients are quickly smitten with the idea of having twins in their wedding. 

 Two sets of twins in the same family is often rare.  Many of our twin friends have only one set and the blessing of being a twin gives both my sister and I the insight of raising twins.  Many parents of twins separate them when they go to school because they believe “the separation creates independence.”  However, if you have spent your entire life with a twin prior to a attending school, the separation can cause great anxiety.  Because of this and our own separation as children, Cindy and I fought school administrators to win the right for parents and multiples to choose whether or not to separate their children and won in Texas. 

Robert Hafele with Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney and his wife Stephanie Hafele- Texas Twins Events Team

Working with your family can often have a few “challenges” but at the end of the day we realize that our different opinions combined give us the unique ability to overcome the many unexpected surprises at events by working together to resolve them as a team.  Having a “twinning” team helps when you have a best friend that understands you and occasionally, even argues with you.

Wendy M Wortham