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How to plan for Plan B during the Covid 19 Pandemic (Photo by Ivan and Louise) So, you’re planning a Fall 2020 Wedding and who knows what that will look like, here’s what you need to consider. As the last several weeks have gone by in quarantine, with more and more Spring and Summer 2020 […]

Fall 2020 Weddings: How to Make Your COVID Backup Plan

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Nicole & Corey’s Colorado Wedding Rocky Mountain I Do’s Nicole & Corey’s wedding was so special to me for a number of reasons. Nicole is my little (& only) sister.  We’ve always been close, but as adults have become even closer.  Planning this wedding for her was one of the greatest honors. Winding River Resort […]

Winding River Wedding, Grand Lake, Colorado

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Summer Wedding in Columbus, Indiana Karla and Peter’s wedding was a highlight of the 2018 season.  So it seems fitting that I should show you their beautiful lake house wedding on their one-year anniversary. It shouldn’t surprise me at all that these two, with a love story like no other, would also have a one-of-a-kind […]

Private Lake House Wedding | Peter and Karla

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Beautiful Bridal Bouquet Inspiration My favorite wedding bouquets of 2018 As we are getting into the full swing of the 2019 wedding season, I’ve been thinking back to all the gorgeousness that made up last year.  I had the opportunity of working with so many incredibly talented wedding vendors.  So let’s showcase some snippets of […]

Favorite Bridal Bouquets of 2018

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Christy & Ty’s Kentucky Wedding I’m so very excited to finally share OUR Waveland wedding! Having been in the wedding industry for the past decade, I have the pleasure of being surrounded by beautiful gowns, flowers, stationery, and venues almost every weekend. Therefore, when it came time to begin planning our wedding, I knew we […]

Waveland Wedding, Lexington Kentucky

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Don’t let selecting a venue overwhelm you – follow the steps I used when choosing my own wedding venue.
When it comes to selecting a wedding venue it can be hard to know where to begin.  You can spend hours and hours googling and after weeks of hunting still feel like you don’t have a clue.  There’s so much info out there in cyberspace that it’s easy to become overwhelmed.  So using my own upcoming wedding as an example, I’ll break it down into four easy steps.

The Steps Series: #3 – Find Your Venue

The Steps Series

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Lexington Kentucky has a rich tradition of bourbon and horse farms. When designing this inspiration shoot we wanted to make sure we included great representation of those Kentucky traditions.

Bourbon & Blues Styled Shoot

Inspirational Shoots

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“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” – Alice Walker

It feels like I blinked and suddenly I was at the end of my first year of business ownership. It’s incredible how quickly time passes.

One year ago, I launched Christina Burton Events. It was something I had been thinking about for awhile, but didn’t decide on until I learned we were relocating from Lexington, Kentucky to Indianapolis, Indiana because of my fiance’s job. Although not knowing a soul in the city you’re launching a company (especially one in such a relationship based industry) it can be a daunting challenge, it just finally felt like the right time to take the leap. I had spent the past nine years in the event industry, planning weddings and other events under different companies. Along the way business ownership never felt like the right fit, but when facing that move I felt as though the timing was finally right to tackle that new challenge.

The 5 Biggest Surprises of Business Ownership

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Prior to planning our own wedding, I had plenty of clients express how frustrated they were with different situations revolving around their guest list. Frustrations such as, “there are so many people on our guest list and it grows everytime we turn around!”, “My mom just sent me her list and she wants to invite 30 people whom I’ve never even met!”, “My fiance wants to invite all his fraternity brothers but I don’t want to have 350 people at our wedding!”, or, “my future mother-in-law sent over her list and she’s expecting all 100 of their extended family members to be invited but they aren’t contributing to the wedding at all!”…

The Steps Series: #2 – Create Your Guest List

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As I sit snuggled on my couch reflecting on the past year, I’m truly in awe of how much change and development can happen in a years time.  Had someone told me all that would come in 2017 I probably would have called them crazy, but here I sit with the first wedding season of business ownership under my belt and it was quite the first year!  So in order to celebrate and remember – let’s review the top 10 things that have taken place for Christina Burton Events over the past year.

2017 Top Ten

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