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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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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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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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