Guest Writing

WeddingDay Magazine: 7 Tips for Outdoor Weddings

Last month, I was given the opportunity to guest write with the amazing bridal publication, WeddingDay Magazine. With a goal to be the best guide for the quirky, practical, down to earth and confident Midwest bride. In my guest post, I share tips with readers on how they can plan the best outdoor wedding. An excerpt of my article, featuring beautiful images captured by Priscilla K Photography can be found below:

[Guest Post] 7 Tips for Outdoor Weddings
For years, Hollywood in all its wonder and comedic stylings has shown us that outdoor weddings are not only beautiful, but a total cinch! The illustration of a warm, sunny day amid an au naturel milieu is the epitome of a picture-perfect ceremony.
Tying the knot under a bright blue sky with loved ones close by can be an incredibly dreamy moment—especially when that gentle romantic breeze lightly tousles your hair as you say your “I do’s.” It sounds like the closest thing to heaven, right? Unfortunately, not everything can be perfect like a Julia Roberts or Jennifer Lopez movie. The truth is a lot can happen when planning en plein air.
While a wedding in the great outdoors is amazing in every possible way, the planning process can be arduous. If you’re embarking on al fresco nuptials this spring and summer, here are some quick tips for ensuring your day goes smoothly.

Continue reading at WeddingDay Magazine…

Images in the article of the set titled, “Tony and Rachel” can be found exclusively at Priscilla K Photography.
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Propelle: Redefining the F-Word: The Importance of Failure

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I recently got the opportunity to be a guest writer for Propelle. They’re a company based out of Pittsburgh that train and inspire women to reach their fullest potential, while propelling them to achieve their goals and dreams. I wrote about failure and how we should re-define and embrace the dreaded “F-Word”. An excerpt is below:

[Guest Post] Redefining the F-Word: The Importance of Failure

Over the years we’ve all heard inspirational words from leaders, mentors, teachers and scholars on what is, and what isn’t considered failure. Many believe it’s the feeling you get when accomplishing a goal, attaining prosperity and popularity, or even being blessed with finding personal meaning.

Sir Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Failure is a lot like icing on a cake—it gives success great substance and significance, as long as we have the moral courage to pursue such a feat with determination. One should never be afraid of making mistakes because it is from our mistakes that we learn to succeed.

Years ago, I met a magazine editor at a workshop who shared with me these words of advice: “The key to success is having dreams and making them come true.” I wondered if what she shared was accurate. We all have dreams and work hard to attain them, so what does it take to make them come true?

Continue reading at Propelle