des moines, iowa and beyond

workflow & systems strategist


I have a passion for getting to know all of our couples’ stories. What makes you tick, what you both love and what you envision for your life (not just your day). How do you want to make your guests feel? How do you want to feel? What parts of your story do you really […]

Design School | A New Inspiration Series

For Brides

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As brides, we tend to get caught up in all of the details, chair selection, seating charts, menu, every song on our playlist, the perfect shade of ribbon, how to get the out of season blooms, fonts on our invitations and the best flavor of cake. I have been there, I completely understand and frankly, […]

Marriage Planning vs. Wedding Planning

Lifestyle, Sweet Beginnings

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I am not in this business simply for the pretty things and beautiful beginnings, from a physical standpoint. Though it is a bonus to be surrounded by those things. This HHE engine is fueled by something much deeper that took root when I was a child. “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy […]

The HHE Experience | Planting Roots for Your Legacy

Sweet Beginnings

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In a world full of beautiful inspiration and ‘Pinterest’ weddings, sometimes, it can be difficult to think of original details to incorporate into your big day. Often times, brides reach for something they have seen before and thought was neat, instead of reaching into their memory banks to pull out a piece of their unique […]

Sweet Beginnings: Details That Tell Your Story

Sweet Beginnings

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…two people fell in love. My sweet parents are celebrating 32 years of marriage today. They have officially spent more of their lives together, than apart. What a life it has been! Moving across oceans, deployments, raising my sister and I, teaching us to explore, showing us grace and guiding us to find our deep […]

All because…


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