TWO GIRLS IN PEARLS
Two Girls in Pearls was founded in 2016 by Kimberley Vines and Beth Murray. After separate years of experience planning events in the corporate and wedding worlds, they decided to merge talents. Their passion, dedication, and organization of planning processes laid the foundation for Two Girls in Pearls Events.
The Two Girls in Pearls Team’s cumulative past experience includes everything from planning fundraisers, and large-scale corporate galas, to planning luxury weddings and events all over the world.
We pride ourselves in offering our couples the greatest gift — a stress-free wedding planning process that they can look back on for years to come with nothing but the fondest of memories.
In order to provide our couples with a thorough and in-depth experience, we take a limited number of weddings per year.
We are honored to have you here, and we look forward to being your biggest advocate, mentor, and confidant as you embark on this exciting new journey.
Our team is united in our passion for weddings and the integrity of our work.
A few years ago, I thought I was ready to step away from the planning world. I took a breather and accepted the opportunity to co-chair a fundraiser for a local organization with Beth. I was excited for the opportunity, because I love volunteering and giving back to my community by helping those that are less fortunate. During the planning phase of that fundraiser, I discovered that I wasn’t really wanting to stop planning but to start a new chapter that included Beth, (my soul sister) as my business partner and the creation of Two Girls in Pearls Events began. There’s a cute story behind our company name that we share at consultations. Or you can ask!
Did I always want to be a wedding planner? No, there was a time as a Native Texan when I wanted to be Miss Texas, a fashion designer (but I can’t draw), and I always wanted to be a mom. I didn’t quite make it to be Miss Texas, and Coco Chanel would have been horrified of my attempts at design. But…everything comes full circle somehow in life. Just like in the pageants, a wedding begins with hair and makeup for our brides. My design dream is now fulfilled with designing wedding and events, and being a mom is the bonus! When I’m not planning and designing weddings, I’m a book worm so I always have a book or my Kindle close at hand to read. I love to cook and Beth and I email each other a recipe at least once a week, and travel becomes more fun and exciting to me each year. I want to see all the places I have ever read about. I love New York City, especially during Bridal Fashion Week in the spring and fall. I’m a champagne and truffle popcorn girl and I love cheese and crackers for dinner when I’m home alone. I especially love dress up tea parties complete with tutu’s and boas with my two young granddaughters; Charlie Ann and Layne.
I heard one time that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. That is so true even though we do work hard for you when we’re planning your big day. I believe every wedding should be magical and personalized to match our couples personalities whether it’s a Dallas wedding or a Destination Wedding. I am so fortunate to have planned events all over Texas, Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, France, Florida and Mexico. I feel blessed to have made such lovely friends from past clients that we have worked with and know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be!
Lead Wedding Planner
Luxury Wedding & Event Designer
Hello! I’m Kimberley, the more serious (sometimes) girl in pearls. I have over 20 years experience in planning weddings and events, but that only makes me a professional, not old! With a degree in marketing, I started my career in advertising. My favorite part of the job was planning corporate events and producing bridal shows every January. When I wasn’t at my real job, I began helping plan weddings and events for friends and family which led to saying goodbye to the corporate world and venturing out and following my dream of starting my own wedding planning business. I am married and have 3 grown sons; one who is married with 2 beautiful little girls and baby #3 is on the way. I’m secretly hoping for another little girl! I also have two adorable Aussiedoodles, Zoe and Bonnie Blue.
I don’t remember ever not loving weddings. My love of weddings started at a young age and I used to buy a new bridal magazine every time I went to the grocery store with my mom. I poured through those bridal magazines! I loved seeing all the new designs, floral decor and bouquets, cakes, and oh the wedding shoes! My favorite memory of those magazines, was looking through them with my great grandmother. She would sit with me for hours and we would pick our favorite wedding gowns and even our not so favorite. I have an eye for detail and believe even the smallest part of a wedding is a huge part of a brides big day. I found my passion in making wedding dreams come to life for our brides. I love listening to brides (and grooms) describe their dream wedding vision and then seeing all the key elements come to fruition. My favorite part of a wedding is watching our brides walk down the aisle to marry the love of her life. Sometimes I even get a little teary at that point.
Movie: "You’ve Got Mail" and many many more rom-coms
Book: "Coming Home" by Rosamund Pilcher ( I read it every January)
Song: "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge)
Food: Seafood; crab, lobster, and caviar
Color: Tiffany Blue of course
I also worked for a local chamber-like organization where I was the Programs and Events Manager. In that role I planned and organized 10-15 events every month, including a Black-Tie Gala with “Four Day Weekend” as emcees and an outdoor festival attended by over 30,000 people.
It was in 2015 that I met Kimberley. We became friends (more like sisters) volunteering as chairs for a fundraiser for a local organization we both belong to. We worked so well together that we could read each other’s minds and decided to merge our talents and start our own event planning company. It has been such a joy to wake up every morning knowing we are doing what we love the most and working with some of the most wonderful couples. I can honestly say there are times when I am really sad the wedding is over...although we do remain close with many of our couples and their families. We’ve also been invited to a few baby showers over the years.
I love all things cheese (except goat cheese), I am an avid red wine drinker, I am passionate about cooking and new recipes, I have a huge Goldendoodle named Beau and an itsy bitsy Lhasapoo named Emma. When I can I travel...anywhere. Some of my favorite trips have been to New York, Germany, France, and Ireland. Of course, my favorite travel sometimes includes work as well, which is why I completed my Certified Travel Advisor course with The Travel Institute...now I can coordinate everything for Destination Weddings, Honeymoons or Bachelorette Escapes!
I am so blessed to be doing what I truly love with people that I can genuinely build new friendships with and have been so lucky that my path has led me here!
Lead Wedding Planner
Luxury Destination Wedding Specialist
Hi! I’m Beth, sometimes referred to as a wedding ninja (ask me why at our consultation). I love everything about planning weddings; discovering what it is that brought you and your fiancée together, getting to know you and your style, your personality and everything that you love...even the things you absolutely don’t like (sometimes that’s even more important than what you do like). I am a geek about the organizational side of weddings and thrive on building perfect timelines and floor plans that are creative and all about what you want and where you want it!
Prior to my life as an event planner I dreamed about being a Broadway star. I love all things Bob Fosse, Les Misérables and of course, Wicked, which was my first show to see on Broadway. I studied dance from the time I was five through college (ballet was in my blood), voice for many years (I’m a mezzo who actually enjoys singing opera, but I’d rather belt out a showtune), and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the College of Santa Fe, where I studied acting, directing and stage design, and studied at the British American Drama Academy in London. I even did an internship as assistant to the director for a show called “Thursday’s Ladies” at the Apollo Theatre on the West End in London. Born in Michigan, I've lived in Chicago, New Mexico (Albuquerque and Santa Fe), London, and now Dallas.
It’s been a crazy ride since then, and I have done everything from manage a Blockbuster (where I met my husband) to Recruitment and Human Resources for Hilton, to teaching yoga to marketing and event planning for restaurants.
Movie: "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Book: Anything Philippa Gregory
Song: "What a Wonderful World"- Louis Armstrong
Food: Lobster Mac and Cheese at Tavern on the Green in NYC
Color: Is black a color?
They were very professional, attentive and really went the extra mile to ensure my dreams came true. They provided tons of research and options for my destination wedding. Melonie and Rohan