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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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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).

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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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Omni-Severin-Indianapolis-wedding Indianapolis-wedding-photographer Indianapolis-wedding-Omni-Severin-hotel. Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now what? Where do you start? With all of the wedding planning resources out there, you can start to feel overwhelmed fast. Not to worry, we are sharing a few of the first things to do once you get engaged. 

For the Bride | Planning Advice

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now what? Where do you start? With all of the wedding planning resources out there, you can start to feel overwhelmed fast. Not to worry, we are sharing a few of the first things to do once you get engaged.  (more…)

The Best Destination Wedding Locations

With Molly Carr Photography | Vendor Series

Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of connecting with a fabulous destination wedding photographer named Molly Carr. Not only is she an incredible photographer, but she also just launched her Fine Art Print Shop! If you are looking for a beautiful fine art style for your wedding, she is a great choice! She is also quite the extraordinaire when it comes to travel. We are happy to have her on the blog today sharing her expertise for the destination bride!

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