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Lara Casey

Lara

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“I am a mom to three, a business owner, author, and I can’t wait to encourage you to make what matters happen!”

Lara is a believer in the “impossible,” helping women to live on purpose. She is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings magazine, and the founder of the Making Things Happen movement.

Gina Zeidler

Gina

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“I am a mom to Cal, wife to Matt, a photographer and mentor and I can’t wait to encourage you to dig in, uncover and be LIFTED.”

Gina Zeidler is a photographer, mentor, a encourager and connector. With degrees in Business Administration and Marketing, she was set on heading out into the corporate world looking to climb to the top. Little did she know that her creative side would craft a business that was full of heart, with the camera that was constantly attached to her hand.

Emily Ley

Emily

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“I’m a mom to a kindergartener and twin toddlers, wife to Bryan, product designer, and author. I am so excited to encourage you to embrace simplicity in your season and discover joy in your journey.”

Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner®, founder of Emily Ley Paper and Gifts, a wife, and a mama. Emily designs purposeful tools to equip women to embrace simplicity and celebrate joy. She is the author of Grace Not Perfection, a book filled with hope, humor and simple strategies to find joy in every day.

Amber Housley

Amber

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“I’m a wife, mama, a team member, a business owner, and cultivator. I’m looking forward to encouraging you to find joy in your story and discovering where your next chapter should be!”

Amber Housley is a creative business and sweet life cultivator. As Marketing Director at Southern Weddings and Cultivate What Matters, she is enthusiastic about sharing the message of meaningful marriages and intentional living. A multi-passionate serial entrepreneur, Amber has a big heart for helping women build thriving creative businesses and joy-filled lives.

Rhiannon Bosse

Rhiannon

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“I’m an entrepreneur, designer, and educator, wife to my college sweetheart, and mother to one sweet little boy. My passion is meeting you right where you are and encouraging you to be fearless in living your best life.”

Rhiannon is the heart behind the Hey Gorgeous Events brand where she and her team focus on making milestones remarkable. She is also the creator of the Trouvaille Workshop, a luxury retreat experience for multifaceted wedding planners.

Nancy Ray

Nancy

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“I am a worshiper, mama, wife, photographer, and entrepreneur at heart. I can’t wait to take a two day break from daily life in order to dig into what should really be holding our attention!”

Nancy Ray is a believer, photographer, blogger, speaker, wife and mama. Over the past eight years, Nancy has photographed over 100 weddings and has her team to include four photographers. Nancy also loves to share her inspiration and foundations in building a successful business and a balanced life.

Katelyn James

Katelyn

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“I’m a soon-to-be momma, wife to Michael, wedding photographer and educator. My heart is to encourage you to let go of expectations so that you can grow into who you were always created to be!”

Katelyn is a wedding photographer who loves speaking, teaching and blogging educational content for other photographers and creatives. Together with her high school sweetheart, she photographs 25-30 weddings a year! Her work has been featured in magazines such a The Knot, Southern Weddings, Virginia Bride, and Virginia Living.

Carrie McQuaid

Carrie

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Carrie Grace lives in Durham, NC where she runs The Kindness Box, a monthly subscription of joy delivered straight to your doorstep. She also helps women grow their social media accounts to be more profitable. She believes in encouraging others to do the things that they love the most. She loves the color pink, cotton candy, and is a huge Taylor Swift fan.

Randi Smith

Randi

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Since 2011, Randi Smith of Sugar Euphoria has had the pleasure of taking people to their happy place with her desserts. She started Sugar Euphoria by specializing in gourmet cupcakes, and now the menu includes everything from traditional treats, to desserts inspired by the fruits and flavors of her homeland. Born and raised in The Bahamas, she now live in a Raleigh, NC with her husband, Jeffery and their brand new baby.

Robyn Van Dyke

Robyn

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Robyn Van Dyke is passionate about making big dreams happen. She is a believer, wife, photographer, lifestyle blogger, and multiple business owner. After building a successful wedding photography business with her husband, she launched a lifestyle blog to share their journey of continuing to pursue new dreams and adventures. She and her husband now also own and run a dental practice in a small town in Eastern North Carolina. She loves the Lord, her husband, their sweet pup, and encouraging others to pursue their big dreams!

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