March 09, 2017

How to Make Time for Yourself as an Entrepreneur

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A Birthday Gift to the Creative Boss Ladies

It is another year and another birthday is here! Today I turn the big 3-1. Nothing fancy planned but a nap, a mani/pedi, watching some Fixer Upper on demand, and a family dinner that I am not cooking. Most importantly, I am taking the day off. This made me think about how important it is that we make time for ourselves as entrepreneurs, especially for the mammas out there, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you!

March 08, 2017

Sydney + Thomas

A Romantic Wedding at The Mill Top

Anyone who loves Anthropologie will love Sydney and Thomas’s wedding! Every piece of decor was thought through with this amazing store as inspiration and the organic and natural elements of the venue space. The entire day was full of emotion, but in the calmest and softest way possible. Sydney was intimidated and stressed by the idea of coordinating a large wedding party; so her and Thomas agreed to just have her sister Tory and his friend Greg stand up with them. This not only lifted a huge weight off her shoulder, but it also allowed for an intimate feel to the day that may have otherwise been missed with their large guest count.

March 07, 2017

Why Community is so Important as a Small Business Owner

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Around the Office

Connecting with people has been the heart behind Tara Nicole Weddings from the beginning. And now we are taking it to the next level - we are finally launching our newsletter today! We will be sharing a sneak peek at what we are up to this year, an inside look into our design process, and the truth behind wedding planning!

February 23, 2017

Brianna + Eric

A Laurel Hall Wedding in Indianapolis

Any time I hear a bride say she wants to have Tiffany blue as her wedding color, I start to get nervous. Flashes of the late 90's with black and white damask start flashing before me. But I had nothing to worry about with Brianna. She had a vintage romance vision that incorporated some of the most beautiful accent colors to Tiffany blue that I have ever seen. Even though it was her favorite color, we kept it subtle and classy, the perfect blend for her and Eric's vintage romance wedding!

February 14, 2017

European Garden Editorial

An Inspired Shoot at Kingwood Center Gardens

This gorgeous inspiration session is all my secret garden wedding daydreams come true. The amazing team of international vendors we collaborated with made this shoot one for the books!! From the impeccably elegant tabletops dressed by Wildflower Linen and adorned with soft peach and ivory roses, ranunculus and peonies, arguably the most romantic florals in existence, the details of this editorial were some of my all time favorites!!

February 10, 2017

3 questions I always get asked about being a Mamapreneur

A New Mom Series

Since having my daughter two and a half years ago, I have made it my mission to create a healthy work/life balance while continuing to move my business to new heights.  One of the many reasons I even started my own business was to be able to stay at home while raising my family.  I wanted to be present and I wanted to spend intentional time with her so we could create meaningful memories!  So how exactly do you make that transition when you are used to only having to take care of yourself? How do you just hit pause on your business without it completely falling apart? There are just not enough hours in the day to be a successful entrepreneur and spend intentional time with my kids.  These are common fears, and I am here to tell you today that your work/life balance can be whatever you want it to be!  Don't let society tell you what you can or can not accomplish because you are starting a family.  So let's go through these 3 main questions to get your wheels turning and together we will squash those fears!

February 09, 2017

2017 – The Year of Living on Purpose Update

Goal Planning Update with Powersheets

A fresh start to the year is like a new wave of energy for some, and completely dreadful for others. I am one who loves a fresh start. So when 2017 rolled around, I was already knee deep in some new business projects, and dreaming of others and I was ready to make this the "Year of Living on Purpose"! Then comes February and we lose momentum. I mean let's be honest, February rolls around and we are feeling uninspired, unmotivated, or just plain tired. Can I get an AMEN?!? Today I am sharing my progress for February and how I am keeping the drive alive!!

February 08, 2017

Allison + Aaron

Laurel Hall Wedding – Indianapolis Wedding Planner

Allison and Aaron's wedding day was nothing short of magical! The weather was cold - it was actually snowing, but the winds were calm, so it made for a beautiful crisp atmosphere. The decor brought the perfect amount of warmth to the day with the deep purple, magenta with a touch of lavender and blush! Her color palette even accented the natural color of the walls at Laurel Hall!! Isn't it wonderful how many color options can be paired with blush?!?! It is one of my all time favorite colors!!!

February 03, 2017

A Fine Art Wedding

A Ballet-Inspired Cover Shoot

One of my favorite aspects of being a wedding planner is that I have the opportunity to collaborate with other industry creatives to conceptualize a design from start to finish.  Whether it is for a wedding, inspirational shoot, or editorial, nothing makes me happier in business than having the creative liberty to design beautiful spaces.  This cover shoot was designed to create a whimsical, painterly feeling - lightness anchored with a touch of dark. 

February 02, 2017

2017 – The Year of Living on Purpose

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Goal Setting with PowerSheets

We are one month in to 2017, and I just finished my prep work for my 2017 Goal Setting in my Powersheets. You may be thinking, "umm Tara, you are a month late". Actually, I'm not! February 1st is going to be my January 1st and guess what.... THAT'S OK! We are only 8% into the year and it's never too late to start working on what matters! There is nothing special about January 1st and to be honest, I was making progress on some of my goals in January anyway even though they weren't on paper yet, so high fives to that! Little by little the progress will add up and before I know it, I will be that much closer to achieving my goals!