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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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    An Italian Inspired Wedding At Indiana Roof Ballroom

    To say I have been excited to share this wedding would be an understatement! Leslie and Jeremy had the most magical Italian-inspired Indiana Roof Ballroom wedding and these images from Nathaniel Edmunds are nothing short of spectacular!  I absolutely adore these two and loved bringing this Italian vision to life!  This design truly made you feel like you were walking through the streets of Italy as Dean Martin’s 1956 classic “That’s Amore” played in the background.  (more…)

    An Indian Wedding at the Conrad Indianapolis

    Aradhana and Mike had a beautiful Indianapolis Indian wedding at the Arts Garden downtown.  This glass dome has become one of my favorite venues for a downtown wedding – it is absolutely stunning and all of the natural light makes for some amazing pictures from Nathaniel Edmunds Photography(more…)

    A Summer Wedding at The Lucas Estate

    Danae and Mitch had the best weather for their Lucas Estate wedding. Sunshine, blue skies, and a slight breeze made for the perfect setting on their wedding day! As I drove up the winding drive, I could see all of the pieces coming together – the ceremony chairs were all set by the creek, the rental company was unloading the last of the items to the reception space, floral designer was on site, and the bridal suite was ready to go. It was the beginning of a truly magical day.  (more…)

    A Fall Wedding at Laurel Hall

    Morgan and Alex are high school sweethearts and had the most amazing weather for their fall Laurel Hall wedding.  After having a history of more than 10 years together, their sweet day was finally here!  Every aspect of their wedding day flowed with graceful elegance and peace.  The complimentary colors used in this design are still some of my all-time favorite color palettes for fall!  Expertly designed by Isibeal Studio, no detail was left undone for this wedding!  (more…)

    For the Bride | Vendor Series

    Why hire a wedding planner? I am excited to have the ladies from Laurel Hall share five reasons why your venue wants you to hire a wedding planner.  Planning your wedding day … seems easy enough. You’ve been to more weddings than you can count on one hand. In fact you have probably stood in the bridal party for a fair share of those (27 Dresses, anyone?). Yet when it comes to planning your own nuptials suddenly you start to realize there are a lot of details. All the decisions you’ve always happily avoided as a guest are now all yours to make. With precious time and money involved in each, they can begin to feel overwhelming. (more…)

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