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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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      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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      For the Bride | Vendor Series

      I am so grateful to have Jennifer Van Elk on the blog today to share a little insight into some photo tips for the Traditional Bride.  Just because your wedding is traditional, it doesn’t mean your photos have to be traditional as well. Not everyone wants to have, or can have, a first look before their ceremony. Sometimes there is not enough time. Sometimes the bride and groom want to see one another for the first time at the ceremony. It should not affect the photos, either way. It should still be possible to make time to get beautiful photos on the wedding day.

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      For the Bride | Vendor Series

      Why hire a wedding planner? I am excited to have the ladies from Laurel Hall share five reasons why your venue wants you to hire a wedding planner.  Planning your wedding day … seems easy enough. You’ve been to more weddings than you can count on one hand. In fact you have probably stood in the bridal party for a fair share of those (27 Dresses, anyone?). Yet when it comes to planning your own nuptials suddenly you start to realize there are a lot of details. All the decisions you’ve always happily avoided as a guest are now all yours to make. With precious time and money involved in each, they can begin to feel overwhelming. (more…)

      For the Bride | Vendor Series

      I met sweet Maison at the Creative at Heart Conference last November! I am so excited to have her and her husband Caleb on the blog today share more info about what they have learned in their first year of marriage about finances. It may not be the most glamorous thing to talk about, but knowing, and having a clear understanding of your finances is such an important piece to having a successful marriage. (more…)

      A look inside the “organic” wedding flower trend

      Today, I am so excited to share an inside look at the ever-increasing organic wedding flower trend that has swept every Pinterest board.  Another word for this trend is called “foraging”.  We partnered with our sweet friends at Old Forest Farm to learn a little more about how to achieve this look!   (more…)

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