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About Us

Merissa Cole - Owner / Lead Planner 


My name is Merissa Cole, a few key words to describe me would be happy, creative, optimistic, and loyal. Basically, I'm your textbook enneagram 2. My heart is filled with the desire to help others! I grew up in Kansas and moved to Houston, Texas with my husband Grant after he graduated from KU and accepted his dream position down at NASA Johnson.

“We want to bring back meaning and purpose to the wedding industry.”

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We have the sweetest pitbull named Zeus, and a beautiful calico cat names Ashiz. Grant and I met when we were 14 and have been together ever since, creating our own version of happily ever after. We are a small but mighty team based in Houston, Texas and are beyond excited to partner with our amazing couples. I was a June bride in 2018 and really, that is where all this began. God showed up in a mighty way the year we planned our wedding (and of course afterwards) to show me where my purpose lies! I truly believe God has graced me with the ability to invest and connect with people. Working on and learning about our own marriage has lit such a passion within me to help others pursue healthy, Godly marriages and families!

Grant Cole
- Business Manager 

The other half of RC is Grant. On wedding days he is Merissa's number 2 working as her second hands. And in office time he assists with all the financials and tech magic behind the scenes. 

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Brook Thompson 
- Administrative Assistant

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A joy and calm to the team, Brook joined RC in 2022 to elevate our couples' and vendors' experience. From the first welcome to contract reviews, Brook is our go to gal!  



In creating this business, I wanted to make sure that marriages would always be our focus. We want your big day to evoke every bit of love, commitment, beauty, unity, and power your relationship has. We want to bring back meaning and purpose to the wedding industry! We know we can only do that by aligning ourselves with these core beliefs without compromise.

We Believe...

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In kindness. That being a light to others is always more important than any other motivation.


In not only planning sophisticated events but fostering great marriages. We are here to support your marriage from your big day to long after.  

In unearthing the beauty of a couples love by thoughtfully connecting with them. We want to be your best advocates.

 In honoring God's purpose for marriage. That it is a sacred symbol that points to God’s nature and covenant love.

In seamlessly integrating our expertise in designing details and managing moments to produce an unforgettable day. 

In seeing the value that simple things hold. What might seem mundane could point you back to what really matters. 

"She isn’t just planning a party but she takes the time to invest in your relationship and marriage, and is committed to the Christ being at the center of it all. She is simply awesome. Love her and would recommend her ten times over!"

-Charlyn Mwihaki

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