About Crista Tharp
First of all, you should know, I LOVE what I do.
I have a fabulous job; I get to celebrate moments with people that will be remembered for a lifetime. This could be said not just about the cute couple that finally says, “I Do” in front of their adoring family; but also about the grand opening for the new business whose employees pull together to help the owners start their new creation off with a big successful BANG!
I came from a family that taught hospitality like they taught love; consistently and abundantly. When asked why I do what I do, this is what I tell them, “My family lives it – it’s in my blood.” My parents know how to throw a party, and I learned from the best. Now, I bring my love and those skills for planning and coordinating to my business, where I help hundreds of people a year make memories of their own.
One month after graduating from IU, I married my incredibly handsome High School sweetheart, Chad. I’m not quite sure what really happened after that – it seems like a blur, but my stud muffin husband and I had baby after baby. The final count is 10 all from 20-5 years old. I told you he was a stud.
Once I started planning and coordinating events, I never looked back. With over 20 years in the event industry, I am well-educated and well-connected. I have great relationships with exceptional vendors and you can be confident that I have the expertise to guide you through what could be a very costly and overwhelming experience. In fact, I have written several books and products created to make Bride & Groom's lives much easier. Check out my Products Page to see what products can help you!
I take my business very seriously. If you trust me and my awesome team with your event, please be assured that I will do everything possible to exceed your expectations. I am well-known for creating events that bring out the personality of my clients and for going out of my way to make things happen. I firmly believe that a planner/coordinator’s job is to enhance all of the other vendors that you have chosen to assist you with your event. We work together as a team to make your event run as smoothly as possible.
It is my promise to make your event planning experience Blissfully Simple.
Crista Tharp, CBSP
Meet the Blissfully Simple Team
Brandi Heil - Lead Planner
Brandi N. Heil is the creator of Heil Weddings in Indianapolis utilizing the Blissfully Simple training she obtained. She loves spending her time as a wedding planner helping couples have the wedding day of their dreams. In July Brandi will graduate with her master’s in mental health counseling from the University of Indianapolis. Although her goal is to continue her work in the mental health field, she has a passion for planning weddings and states that she will always plan weddings no matter what she does. Brandi is awife and a mommy to her black lab Maggie and two kittens Puma and Athena. Brandi loves putting her heart into what she does from academics, her helping profession, and directing and planning weddings. No matter what she does you are guaranteed to see some amazing things occur!
Julia Tharp - Event Assistant
Julia Marie Tharp is currently preparing for her senior year at Northwestern High School where she is number 5 in her class and excels at everything she does. She consistently drives her family crazy by being in EVERYTHING (Marching Band, Choir, Theater, Academic Bowl, National Honor Society Treasurer, Spanish Club, babysits & works.) Se has been an event assistant with Blissfully Simple Events for 5 years and has helped plan, coordinate and direct over 100 events in that time. When she graduates in 2018, she plans to go to IU Bloomington for a degree in Sociology; and after that - plans on traveling the world (much to her mom's sadness).
Crista's Business Products and Services
I am the creator of The Blissfully Simple Wedding Planning Business System which is a turn-key business opportunity for women who want to start their own successful wedding planning business. I currently have Blissfully Simple Planners all over the country, as well as England and Scotland. Click here if you want to learn more.
Finally, I speak frequently to organizations and conferences about entrepreneurialism, being a mom in business, vendor relations and the Event Industry across the country. I have authored 11 books with more to come! Please let me know if you are interested in having me come speak at your next event.