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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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Conrad Indianapolis Wedding Reception with tall centerpieces

Sophisticated and Intimate Spring Celebration

Chris and Jim had the most incredible wedding celebration at the Conrad Indianapolis in May! These two lovebirds originally tied the knot 3 days before with a destination ceremony in Georgia. But we kept the party going with a celebration for 120 guests at the Conrad Indianapolis.

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Bride and Groom Walking down the aisle Laurel Hall Indianapolis

Navy and Rose Gold Summer Wedding at Laurel Hall

If you are dreaming of an outdoor garden wedding, then you definitely want to check out Angie and Adam’s Summer Laurel Hall Wedding! Every detail was carefully thought through from the venue down to the Debrands truffle favors from the bride’s home town. Angie wanted an elegant navy and rose gold garden wedding full of luscious flowers and elegant details.

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Outdoor wedding reception centerpiece with blush and peach flowers

Outdoor Garden Party Reception

For this Ritz Charles Garden Pavilion Wedding inspiration, we wanted to put a fresh spin on the classic black-and-white wedding for the bride who still wants an organic, ethereal style. Specifically, we wanted to show brides a way to use black  and still have a soft, beautiful, and ethereal look, rather than formal and stuffy.

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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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