Brette and Christina have 10 years combined experience in the event industry. They pride themselves on their honesty and professionalism. They are known for their calm (yet witty) personalities, having an answer to any question, and personalized touches based on their client's individual preferences. Clients can expect a proven planning system, complimented by fresh creativity, and an obsessive attention to detail, designed to produce a highly-styled, expertly executed event.
Christina Mandrell Pincus Dennis is a Nashville native but has also lived in Colorado and California. She has modeled since a very young age and acted in a handful of movies, most recently playing a main character in the movie “Rays of Light” starring Tim Daly and Kyra Sedgwick.
Christina has also worked doing celebrity hair and makeup in Nashville and for the Mrs. Colorado Pageant for the past two years.
Christina began working for her mother-in-love's well-known catering company in Gallatin, TN, “Kathy’s Sugar & Spice Catering”.
As she did more and more events, Christina realized she had found what she truly loved to do: Event planning. It was then that she and her best friend decided to start “It Takes Two”.
Christina is passionate about what she does and says her favorite part is knowing that she was part of the reason that someone’s special day-whether it be a wedding, proposal, or any kind of event-is a happy memory that they will remember forever.
Christina is blessed to have the support of her husband Blake and her daughter Blakely May.
Likes: Sharks, Classic Rock, and Red Wine
Dislikes: Rudeness, Infomercials, When a Pinterest Pin has no link! Like why even post it if there is no source?!
Brette Blackwood was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She comes from a very big, loving home! She is the oldest of 5 children and also has 9 step-siblings.
After graduating high school with an Associate's Degree, she studied Spanish and Psychology at MTSU.
Her favorite color is taupe, she loves interior design, and has always 'had an eye for things that glitter". It's not uncommon of her to dream up ideas in the middle of the night, or to spend hours shopping for the perfect decor piece. She believes design should create an emotion and inspire. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing perfectly! She's worked at Ulta and David's Bridal and loves making women feel beautiful!
She worked with a local caterer at many weddings and also at a Country Club which is where she fell in love with event planning!
Details that seem meaningless to most are her obsession. She feels so blessed to have the life she has, and to do what she loves every day with her best friend.
Likes: Fashion, Queso, ABC's 'The Bachelor'
Dislikes: Hotdogs, Balloons, Slow drivers, Kiosk salesmen at the mall
Brette and Christina met in 2014 working together at a restaurant. By the end of the day it was like they had known each other for years. Their similar views of the world and quick-witted humor made them instantly click. They both went home and told their fiances how they knew they had just met a friend that would last a lifetime.
It wasn’t until several months later they realized their families not only knew each other, but were close before they were even born. Brette’s grandfather’s quartet, The Blackwood Brothers, even appeared on one of the first episodes of Christina’s mom and aunt’s show, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.
After planning each other’s weddings and friends requesting their help with weddings and other events, they decided it was finally time to start It Takes Two.