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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 | 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…)

      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…)

      Destination Engagement Session | Jekyll Island Georgia

      Trying to recreate those swoon-worthy Engagement pictures you see on Pinterest?  Tired of seeing the same locations for engagement photos in your city? Solution –  plan a destination engagement session! You may have to spend a little more money to fly your photographer to your dream location, but your photos will be unique and exactly what you envision because you are in control of the location!

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