Based in Indianapolis, I am a wife, mom to 2 sweet girls, and an avid home decorator.  A true believer in grace, relationships and beautiful weddings, my mission is to create a life I love to live every single day. From bridal tips to business to weddings - this blog is designed to educate brides and encourage other busy mamas (and businesswomen) to make a living from their dream without giving up what matters most.

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Calling all business owners! | Let’s get ready for tax season!

One of the least understood and most unglamorous parts of running a business is taxes. Not only is it one of the least fun things to deal with – unless you’re really passionate about accounting and numbers – but it’s also scary and intimidating because tax laws change all the time. It’s hard to know for sure what you can and can’t deduct, and if you haven’t been on top of your bookkeeping, it can be even more stressful as you need to dig through your mountain of digital and paper receipts (hopefully you can still find them!).


For the Bride | Planning Advice

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now what? Where do you start? With all of the wedding planning resources out there, you can start to feel overwhelmed fast. Not to worry, we are sharing a few of the first things to do once you get engaged.  (more…)

With Molly Carr Photography | Vendor Series

Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of connecting with a fabulous destination wedding photographer named Molly Carr. Not only is she an incredible photographer, but she also just launched her Fine Art Print Shop! If you are looking for a beautiful fine art style for your wedding, she is a great choice! She is also quite the extraordinaire when it comes to travel. We are happy to have her on the blog today sharing her expertise for the destination bride!


Spring Wedding at Laurel Hall

To say I love this venue would be an understatement! The architecture, the grounds, the history, I love it all! And so did Winnie! Winnie and Jeff had the most beautiful romantic Laurel Hall wedding this Spring. Every time I do a wedding here, I love the challenge to make it look different than what has already been done. Soft pinks, gold, and ivory were the shades she chose making my heart skip a beat!   (more…)

For the Bride | Vendor Series

I am so grateful to have Jennifer Van Elk on the blog today to share a little insight into some photo tips for the Traditional Bride.  Just because your wedding is traditional, it doesn’t mean your photos have to be traditional as well. Not everyone wants to have, or can have, a first look before their ceremony. Sometimes there is not enough time. Sometimes the bride and groom want to see one another for the first time at the ceremony. It should not affect the photos, either way. It should still be possible to make time to get beautiful photos on the wedding day.


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