HELLO SUNSHINE, SURE IS NICE TO MEET YOU

The FunkyTown Affairs team has over 20 years of experience in celebrating and serving!  You will love our professional planners. While we follow a team-wide planning process, each team member brings their own unique approach.  Find your perfect fit….


 

Crystal Granger
Co-Founder/Creative Director/Floral Designer

Hey friends!!! My name is Crystal! I am a Louisiana native and world traveler.  My travels have allowed me to experience the beauty and creativity of many cultures. I’m a Texas transplant and I have been proud to call Fort Worth, aka, Funky Town, home for over 20 years.  Serving, celebrating, and motivating people is my passion and purpose.  I have been planning events for over 2 decades (I’m not old, I’m experienced!).  I love sweet, southern charm and big city lights.  My life is full of color and laughter.  I have never met a stranger and I love making people feel seen and heard. Life hasn’t always been smooth sailing but facing challenges has made me resilient and resourceful.


Fun Facts:

 

  • I’m married to the man of my dreams, we have a big blended family of 5 kids, 1 grandboy (he calls us LoLo and Big Papa) and a dog named Max.

  • I love sweet tea so much that I’m pretty sure it runs through my veins.

  • I love fashion forward clothing but would rather wear yoga pants…one day I’m gonna find a way to marry the two styles.

  • I hate shoes but don’t worry, I’ll wear them to your wedding or event.

  • I LOVE BROADWAY, I’ve seen at least 40 shows on Broadway in New York City!

Antonio Granger
Co-Founder

I was born and raised in Detroit.  I was an athlete in high school and I  attended Boston College where I  was inducted into their Hall of Fame for excellence in Basketball.  My athletic career continued for 11 years as professional basketball player throughout Europe.  After retirement, I began a new life as a business owner.  I took on the challenge of owning an event planning company with my wife, Crystal. My life as an athlete has given me the skills to work well with our team.  I love a good party and good food. Do I still love sports?....Let’s just say, my wife can’t get me away from the TV during the NBA finals or football season.


Fun Facts:

 

  • I’m kind of a homebody these days.

  • I can play marathon games of Call of Duty with my buddies.

  • Working out is my stress reliever.

  • I almost always win Fantasy Football.

  • I hide snacks in my nightstand – SHHHH, Don’t tell my wife!

Lindsy Morais
Lead Planner

I’m Lindsy! A graduate for TWU and a Texas girl born and raised! Sweet, Southern and Sassy! 

Always the girl with the plans! From outfits amongst friends to parties and weddings. No job too big nor too small for the planner in me!

I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising and Minor in Marketing. Upon graduating I spent time working at the corporate level for Michaels Arts and Crafts where I spent some time in the Wedding Department working with vendors such as David Tutera and Brides Magazine. I am no stranger to staying ON TREND and I love to help my brides follow the latest trends while still making the day uniquely theirs with all the small details!!

I get absolute pleasure out of helping others and go the extra mile for all my clients! A strong enneagram 2w3, I’m always eager to help!


Fun Facts:

 

  •  Married, momma of two! 1 boy 1 girl

  • I LOVE to travel! Anywhere and everywhere! 10 countries so far!

  • I drink coffee all day long, like water.

  • Life is too short for naps!

  • Extroverted Introvert!

  • I prefer old school pen and paper for my planner and taking notes!

  • I love making genuine connections with my brides!

  • Chips & Salsa with a good margarita!

Janay Bickerstaff
Lead Planner

I was born and raised in Detroit.  I was an athlete in high school and I  attended Boston College where I  was inducted into their Hall of Fame for excellence in Basketball.  My athletic career continued for 11 years as professional basketball player throughout Europe.  After retirement, I began a new life as a business owner.  I took on the challenge of owning an event planning company with my wife, Crystal. My life as an athlete has given me the skills to work well with our team.  I love a good party and good food. Do I still love sports?....Let’s just say, my wife can’t get me away from the TV during the NBA finals or football season.


Fun Facts:

 

  • I’m kind of a homebody these days.

  • I can play marathon games of Call of Duty with my buddies.

  • Working out is my stress reliever.

  • I almost always win Fantasy Football.

  • I hide snacks in my nightstand – SHHHH, Don’t tell my wife!

Pam Knapen
Lead Planner

Hi there! My name is Pam! With over 20 years experience, I’ve had the unique opportunity to be a part of planning events as large as 400,000 guests and as intimate as 10 guests.  What makes each and every event special is getting to know the client; once we spend some time together I’m certain the creative wheels will start turning!  I love taking your personality, together with your vision, and making your special day become all that you hope for.


Fun Facts:

 

  • I’m wild about my Dutch hubby, Arno.

  • Family is my favorite! Our family is big and love to be together.

  • I spend my time between Fort Worth and my desert home in Fort Davis, TX

Jessica Melendez
Associate Planner

Hi! I’m Jessica Melendez, I was born and raised in Irving, TX, and graduated from MacArthur High School! I speak both Spanish and English fluently!

I’m the friend you come to when you need help with planning! From birthday parties to quinceañeras to weddings! Tell me what you envision, and I’ll help you make it happen! 

I started working at Las Colinas Country Club as a server and quickly became a Banquet Captain. The experience gave me a wonderful foundation for launching into the event industry. My favorite type of event is weddings! I love figuring out the perfect flow of an event from timeline to room set-up. Quinceañeras are also something I’m passionate about. I love all the details of making events happen. 



 

I will give all I’ve got to make sure you know that your special day is my #1 priority! I’ll do my best to make sure you have fun! You may even find me in the corner dancing along with you! Let’s celebrate!

Fun Facts:

 

  • I have a 2-year-old pit bull named Rico

  • I love reading, painting, and dancing

  • My favorite food is chicken flautas

  • I love make-up

  • Smiling is my favorite

Emmanuel Jackson
Assistant Extraordinaire

What’s up! I have been working for FunkyTown Affairs for 2 years.  I also work as a mentor in the Fort Worth ISD for an organization called, My Brother’s Keeper.  I love to serve and inspire.  I also love to cook – I can fry chicken better than the Colonel. I am an avid photographer and I do graphic design for several High School sports teams.

Misti Michaelson
Floral Designer

Hey y’all, I’m Misti and I’m Texas born and bred! Floral design has passion of mine since I was young. My precious grandmother taught me how to create something beautiful out of blooms and greenery and I love it so much that even though it’s my job, it’s never felt like work.  I feel so blessed to be able to create a dream for someone. I’m a hard worker, I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and I have an intense attention to detail.


Fun Facts:

 

  • I’m a thrill seeker.

  • Animal lover!

  • Yellow is my favorite color!

This is the BEST wedding coordinating team I have ever seen! I planned weddings myself for a few years and was impressed with Crystal and her team. They tended to every detail, were more than helpful leading up to the big day and made everything ran smoothly the entire wedding day... start to finish. She is sweet, talented, has the BEST eye and sense of style! I would highly recommend Crystal and her team for your wedding or any special event!

Reviewed On 7/23/2018 by Haley D