About Me

How it all started…

Hello there! I am Marva Bernard, the proud owner of Marvalous Weddings, LLC of Arlington, Texas, and the blessed wife, mother, and mother-in-love to William, Kelly, and Eric. I am a two-time graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree (1981) and a Master of Education in Teaching degree (2001). A perpetual learner at best, my most recent achievement is receiving wedding planning certification from New York Institute of Art and Design (2022)…Yay!!!

I am thrilled to be at this point in my life where I can pursue my passion for planning on a professional level. With two successful careers in banking and elementary education that spanned forty years, my journey to becoming a certified wedding planner showed up through my work as an extension of who I am. Beyond the inherent responsibilities of being a bank manager, teacher, instructional coach, and principal, it was second nature for me to incorporate fun celebrations…from planning corporate award receptions to organizing school-wide academic events. Just give me a theme, and I’m there for it! I am intentional in creating ways to thread elements of that theme tastefully throughout.

In 2021, the pure joy of planning Kelly and Eric’s wedding and the privilege of managing and coordinating three others, left me yearning for more. I literally thrive in the intricate details of planning, whether it’s helping you decide on a song that reflects your personality or coming up with a concept for wedding favors your guests will continue to use long after you say I do. This is why I am so excited to now be able to fully ignite my passion to execute every detail, giving you the “marvalous” wedding experience you envisioned.

Check out my blog, Ringside with Marva, to learn more about me and the establishment of Marvalous Weddings, LLC. More importantly, because the gift and ministry of teaching will always be a huge part of who I am, check out subsequent blog posts for inspiration, encouragement, and wedding planning tools you can use.

“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” 

Psalm 118:23    

February 22, 2022

Officially an LLC

On February 22, 2022 Marvalous Weddings became a Limited Liability Company allowing me to run my business more efficiently while also providing my clients with the confidence of knowing they have a professional working alongside them.