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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 Intimate Fall Backyard Wedding

      Kelli and Chad’s backyard wedding was one to remember! This amazing 30+ acre property was the perfect setting for their fall wedding!  One of the things I loved about this wedding was how they were able to personalize the entire event by hosting the wedding at their home. We all look for the perfect venue, with the right aesthetics, the right feel, and Kelli found it right in their backyard! Kudos to Chad for all of the hard work and clean up he put into the barns for the wedding day! Kelli contacted us in May for her October wedding, and with 4 months to plan, we gladly accepted the challenge to design this beautiful space! Kelli and Chad had a fabulous support team to come together to make this dream wedding come true! From a family friend who did all the flower arrangements, to her mom, who hand-made the broach bouquet, these two were surrounded by so much love and support on their wedding day! (more…)

      A Wild Air Farm Wedding

      It was an absolute pleasure to coordinate Tara and John’s Wild Air Farm wedding and work alongside the awesome Molly Connor Photography!  (more…)

      A West Baden Wedding

      Alex and Thatcher’s West Baden wedding was absolutely perfect. The weather was perfect, the colors were perfect and the venue was AH-MAZING! I cannot say enough good things about the West Baden Springs Hotel and how great their staff was! Plus the natural beauty of the hotel and the gardens made a perfect backdrop for the elegant look Alex was going for. She said she wanted something with elegance and columns. Architecture was important and she was looking for something with a little European flair to enhance her Bulgarian traditions. West Baden Springs Hotel was the perfect fit! Thank you to all of the amazing vendors that worked on this team! Kenton, from Dixon Digital did a beautiful job capturing this perfect day! Alex and Thatcher, thank you so much for letting us help plan your special day! It was truly an honor! (more…)

      An Elegant Rustic Wedding

      Taylor and Jacob are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. Ever. Less than a year ago, Taylor contacted me to help her design her very large, elegant rustic wedding. This girl was organized and had a vision – a light canopy, to get married under a chandelier, to make a lot of the decor herself and have lots of her mother’s favorite flowers throughout the table centerpieces. It was a perfect vision and I was honored that she trusted me to make it happen. Once I got to meet Taylor and Jacob last November, I fell in love with both of them instantly. Her heart for God made me love her even more!
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      Union Station Wedding | Featured on Carats & Cake

      Oh Ashley and Lance… I cannot express how much I enjoyed being a part of their special day! These two are seriously two of the sweetest people I have ever met! From the moment I met them, I knew they were not only meant for each other, but that we would definitely continue to be friends long after this wedding was over. Ashley’s color scheme was the perfect pop for her Union Station wedding. She is obsessed with Kate Spade, so I knew we were going to get some hot pink in the design somewhere 😉 Please forgive my long blog post, as I just couldn’t choose my favorites from The Siners Photography, they were all so amazing!!! Thank you to all of our vendors who made this day “The Best Day Ever”.

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