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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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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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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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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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