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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Spring Wedding at Laurel Hall

Spring Wedding at Laurel Hall

To say I love this venue would be an understatement! The architecture, the grounds, the history, I love it all! And so did Winnie! Winnie and Jeff had the most beautiful romantic Laurel Hall wedding this Spring. Every time I do a wedding here, I love the challenge to make it look different than what has already been done. Soft pinks, gold, and ivory were the shades she chose making my heart skip a beat!   (more…)

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A Romantic Wedding at Laurel Hall

Kim and Alex had the most romantic  Laurel Hall wedding and is featured in the 2017 Fall issue of Wedding Day Magazine! We love seeing all of these gorgeous blush, burgundy and navy fall details in print! It was a beautiful fall day for these two and every detail came together beautifully.  Not only did Kim have impeccable taste, but we also shared a love for all things Harry Potter! Needless to say I was extra excited to have Thomas Caterers serve mini butterbeer mugs with dessert.  (more…)

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…)

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