Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here!
I am so blessed to do what I do because I love weddings, and I’m in love with love! Growing up, I was always involved in the wedding industry in one way or another. My mother was a church organist and played for beautiful weddings around the world and I was so lucky to come along as she played to watch so many couples exchange vows and pledge their lives to one another. My dad is not only a pastor, but also a marriage and family counselor and a strong supporter of meaningful, lasting, and faith-filled marriage.
As much as I learned from their professional lives, I learned even more from the example they set in their own marriage—how much they loved each other, cared for one another, worked as a team in parenthood, and so much more. After so many years of marriage, they were still each other’s best friend and the love of each other’s lives. Their love set a standard for the type of person I should spend the rest of my life with, and inspired me to serve couples who are this “in love” with one another, if not more!
I’m married to my best friend, college sweetheart, and the love of my life, Josh, and together we live in Hampton, Virginia! We are the proud parents of our loving and joyful son, James, our adorable and sweet daughter, Nora, and our rambunctious but kind French Bulldog, Nina. I love the color Pink, Kate Spade, beautiful blooms, everything that has to do with music, and a good cup hot chocolate always does my heart so much good!
My family and friends mean the world to me, and I’m so grateful for their presence in my life—I don’t know where I’d be without them! Jesus is the lover of my soul, and I am reminded every day how wonderful it is to be His child, and how humbled I am to be saved by His grace.
I am a lover of life’s sweetest moments, and I am so blessed to make them come alive through beautifully executed wedding days!
But enough about me. I’d love to get to know you and hear about your dream wedding! I can’t wait to meet you!
The Heart Behind Heart’s Content
“Marriage is hard work. The foundation of marriage is forgiveness. You’re lost if you can’t forgive.” -Keith & Carla Jones, my amazing parents
The covenant of marriage is the most beautiful gift any of us could be granted on this earth. We are not meant to live this life alone and to have the opportunity to pledge your life to someone and say every single day, “I choose you,” is the most precious gift. The name, “Heart’s Content” came about at a time that was so difficult for me. My mother’s health was failing from Stage 4 Brain Cancer, and I was in a place where I had to decide between being present with her and the people that mattered most and pursuing a career in opera. That choice did not come easy, but made all the difference in the path my life would take. By making that choice, I was given the chance to spend cherished moments with my mom before she passed, the chance to be supported by and loved by the man of my dreams, Josh, and an incredible opportunity to watch the vows, “in sickness and in health” be played out in real life, as my dad sat by my mother’s bedside day in and day out–moment after excruciatingly painful moment.
Through those experiences that God allowed me to the see the joy in the scripture, “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Luke 12:34). When we make the decision to live intentionally and be present for the things and the people who truly matter most in our lives, we are gifted with a true abundance of joy. I believe that what I do as a wedding planner, designer, and florist allows my couples to do just that: to worry less about the details of their wedding and focus on the things and the people who matter most, and all the joy to come in their lives together.
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