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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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Bubble Guppies Birthday Party with Balloon garland

Katelyn Turns Two!

I am fortunate enough to plan celebrations for my clients every day, but to plan my daughter’s Bubble Guppies Birthday Party was such a fun experience. She is obsessed with the show and I was so excited to pull this design together to see how surprised she was! Her favorite character is Nonnie because she loves his glasses!

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Same sex Destination Wedding Charleston

Stephanie and Ashley’s Colorful Same Sex Wedding

If you love the South, you won’t want to miss this colorful Magnolia Plantation Wedding! Stephanie & Ashley held their destination wedding at the beautiful Magnolia Plantation in Charleston. I will venture to say this southern city produces some of the most romantic weddings on earth, and the charm of Charleston never disappoints. My goal was to design a happy, colorful day that was uniquely them. It’s quite apparent from Danielle Harris‘ snaps that these beautiful Brides were simply bursting with joy and understandable since it’s their goal to one day move there.

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Ringmaster Sawyer Turns One!

When Katherine and Jason approached me, we had exactly 2.5 months to bring together Sawyer’s circus theme birthday party! Sawyer loves animals, so a circus or carnival theme was the perfect fit. After finding the perfect venue, it was time to design a beautiful celebration where every little detail was carefully thought through.

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yellow table decor with white chairs

An Elegant Yellow and Blush Dinner Party Design

As an Indianapolis event planner, I had the pleasure of designing the statement table for the A Classic open house party last Spring. Instead of going with the usual soft tones, I challenged myself to design something bright, bold and modern. As a result, we created a design reminiscent of an elegant yellow and blush dinner party!

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RiverOaks Charleston Bride and Groom sitting on ledge with flowers

Southern Charm meets European Elegance

A refined European experience is exactly what you get with a RiverOaks Charleston wedding. Imagine having the beauty of Europe without leaving the states. This property is truly incredible – perfectly situated on the River, showcasing the beautiful low country backdrop. Everywhere you turn it is dripping with charm—from the live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, breathtaking sunsets cascading over the low country marsh, to the subtle hints of European architecture of the family’s home.

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