One of the first questions I hear when picking up a bride & groom is always a variation of “How long have you lived here?” – “Did you grow up here?” – “Where are you from, originally?” – and the answer always starts with Indiana. It’s where my family is, where I grew up, went to college…and escaped from as soon as I graduated! Actually, I have a deep love of Indiana and strong sense of Indiana Pride, but it’s no joke that I was in a hurry to escape from it’s long, cold winters.

I’m actually here this week visiting family and attending my friends wedding (so nice to just attend and not plan!). I won’t be back on island until May 4th, so I want to apologize in advance for any delays in email. I always try to respond within 24 hours but being away, it is closer to 48 and embarrassingly, in some cases longer. Please bear with me as I try to catch up!