We are a team of lovely ladies, who each bring our specific talents and strengths to Ring Thing Events to form a planning super power! A little exaggeration but you get the point.

Since starting Ring Thing Events in 2013, we have established solid working relationships with so many experienced, professional vendors.  We have the tools in place that will bring your thoughts and ideas to life, all with that special Ring Thing touch. Whether you're looking for a Full Service planning (check out our Three Ring Package), Partial Planning (Two Ring Package) Month-of Management (Ring Package), or Wedding Consulting, Ring Thing Events has you covered. We are your planner advocates in the Dallas-Fort Worth wedding industry. 



Daphne Grier-Payne, CWP

Lead Planner and Designer

Hi, I'm Daphne, the owner and lady boss of Ring Thing Events. Most people call me "Daph", less formal! I’m originally from Queens, New York (holla!). I've been in Dallas since 1992 and it’s been home ever since. Event planning and being a small business owner is something I absolutely adore. There is something about taking a couple through their adventure to wedded bliss that makes my heart sing. I'm fortunate enough to have some wonderful ladies assisting me and I couldn't do it without them. Go team RTE! I’m married to a fabulous man named Clinton Payne and we live with our labradoodle Tucker aka TuckMan aka The Big Dog, that we spoil rotten. Together we have 5 awesome children and 6 grandchildren. I'm too young for grandma, so they call me Nana or Glam-mom, because I'm cool like that.  Meet the rest of the ladies:



Cindy Rubin

Planner, Floral Designer

Hi! I'm Cindy and a Dallas native (go, Cowboys!). I have one daughter, Sarah, that lives in Chicago.  My free time is spent being all artsy-crafty, ranging from jewelry making to floral design.  Right now I’m addicted to crocheting and also taking floral design classes!  Being from a legal background, I’m used to working with deadlines and love all the buzz on wedding days! Every wedding is unique.  Getting to know our couples is the best part of the job – we work with the most wonderful people!  And you can always find me in a crowd – I have purple hair.



Anna Brown

Associate Planner, Party Specialist

I am also an IT business development executive and personal trainer, full time mommy and wife.  "Go Big or Go Home" - this has been my motto for as long as I can remember and my style and soirées always reflect that!! Event planning is something I have always enjoyed, from theme conception through to fruition. My attention to detail and perfectionism has always been a blessing and a curse, but will serve your events well! The smallest touches can pack the biggest punch and I love to incorporate fun and unique feelings to traditional themes and events.  Some of my favorite unique events I have had the privilege of planning have been; a "PajamaJam"; "a Willy Wonka themed skate party, a themed 90s bash, a Soiree" with hair and nail stations, and a Goodfellas themed birthday affair. I bring a young and vibrant, creative mindset to your standard event planning and I absolutely LOVE seeing ideas come to life!



Amanda Mary Brown

Associate Planner, Social Media Guru

I'm a recently married, social media and digital marketing #GirlBoss. I thrive on the challenge of experiencing and achieving more in both my personal and professional world. Having managed digital and social media marketing for major international brands, I've often found myself in the position to lead teams to discover innovation in an ever-evolving industry. Quite the feat, but such a rush! As an Associate Planner for the Ring Thing Events team, I offer a modern marketing perspective to events and weddings. I look forward to working with you and curating your event.




Beverly Nance

Assistant Planner

Hello and welcome!  I’m Beverly Nance, the newest member to the RTE Team.  I’m a native New Yorker like Daphne. We actually grew up around the corner from each other. I am the parent of two wonderful children, Chantel and Maurice, and grandmother of seven which I am extremely proud of.  I’m an avid traveler and always look forward to my next journey.  I love listening to music and having a good time. I worked in the medical field for many years and my transition into event planning really allows me to show my creative side.  It’s so awesome to see the smiling faces while people have a good time at events that I helped shape. 

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