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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How to automate your small business

Create a schedule that works for you!

There are only so many hours in a day, and chances are if you’re new to the entrepreneur world, you’re wearing a lot of different hats in your business, trying to keep up with multiple tasks and projects at the same time. 

While I don’t necessarily consider myself a very tech-savvy person, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find the right tools and systems that would allow my business to continue working for me without me being in it all the time. If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past years of building my business and creating a seamless client experience, it’s that automation is key.

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Workflows: what they are and why you need them

How to get more time back into your schedule!

Do you struggle with productivity? Are you a business owner managing your business and household at the same time? You’re not alone. I know first hand how difficult it is to balance work and life especially if you’re a working mom.

The number one thing I hear from small business owners (and people in general, really) is they wish they had more time. Time is our most precious gift – it’s truly something we can’t make more of. 

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Backyard Wedding

Tips to Make Your Day Special

It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had quite the impact on the wedding industry. The uncertainty of the economy has left couples feeling anxious and conflicted on when and where to get married. Questions begin to surface like: What if there is a second wave? What if my venue doesn’t open? If they do open, what will the policies be? Can my guests even travel to get to my wedding?

All these thoughts have couples considering small, intimate backyard weddings at their childhood home or a close friend’s house. This idea of a backyard wedding isn’t new, but it is getting more and more popular as the year goes on – and we kind of love the idea!

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Booking the Right Wedding Vendors Part 2: Photographer 

Part 2 of the “Booking the Right Wedding Vendors” mini-series is in! Check out Part 1, which covers tips to choosing your dream wedding venue, here. Like with considering different venue options, there is a lot of decision-making involved with choosing a wedding photographer. And trust me, this is not something you want to mess around with!

Whoever you decide to hire has the very important responsibility of capturing one of the most significant moments of your life, so it’s not a coincidence in the Wedding Planning Checklist I created (you can find it here to help you prioritize your to-dos after you get engaged).

Choosing your photographer is the next big item you should tend to after nailing down your venue (some people actually choose their photographer first if they are undecided on the venue and pick their venue based on the photographer’s availability). 

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5-questions-to-ask-your-venue-before-saying-YES

5 questions to ask your venue before saying YES

As a wedding planner, I get a lot of questions from clients about how to hire the right photographer, choose a venue that is within budget, select menus, and so on. I get it. There are seriously A LOT of details that go into wedding planning and if you’re not intentional and wise in your decision-making, you may find your budget stretched a little too thin or experience some not so pleasant situations on your BIG day.

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