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Matt+Jodi: Nurse Makes Patient Fall In Love!

Nurse Captures Patient and Falls In Love

Look at the engagement announcement of our military couple Matt+Jodi.  We are sooo excited to be there for them.  It’s been a fun  road of communication for us as we have planned their wedding; from Tokyo and Australia where they are stationed. Now we will all be HOME in southern Indiana for the Best kind of wedding with Happily Ever After!

September 30, 2012

White/Croucher Engaged

AnonymousWashington Times-HeraldThe Washington Times-HeraldSun Sep 30, 2012, 03:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Robert and Sheila White of Loogootee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Leigh White, to Matthew Croucher, son of Alan and Robyn Croucher of Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia.
The couple met in Yokosuka, Japan, while Matt was admitted to the hospital that Jodi was stationed at and was assigned as his nurse. After his discharge they continued their friendship that later developed into love.
The future bride received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Indiana University. She joined the Navy as an officer upon graduation and is currently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. Her fiance  graduated from Heathcote High School and has since served in the Royal Australian Navy as a boatswain mate for the past eight years.
An Oct. 20 wedding and reception are planned at the Jasper Country Club.

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Here are some great DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces created by the one and only Preston Bailey.  Most of these creations are made with leaves wrapped around the vases, twigs gathered and ties or fruit incorporated into the floral arrangement.  If you want to add some colorful decor at the last minute, don’t forget about using fruit.  I always try to have a cake pedestal or basket with fresh fruits and vegetables in it.  It makes an easy and fast DIY centerpiece.

by Kim

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Kimberly “Conley” Denning

Our Bride and Groom, Kimberly and Anthony Denning could not have chosen a better
day to express their love; Their October wedding day was a perfect Autumn  day with just
the lots of sun and bursts of blue skies. ……At last!

They both had a distinct vision of what they
wanted and we provided it!    Anthony and Kimberly chose a “Fall Sunset” theme with beautiful jewel tones of magenta, amber, coral and plums.

The former military couple met at their sons ballgames. Soon, Anthony became a “winner” with Kimberly.  Next,  they became engaged and the wedding planning began! After months of planning each detail, their big day finally arrived. What a wonderful group of people to work with! As family and friends gathered together to witness Kimberly and Anthony exchange their vows at University United Methodist Church we were fortunate enough to meet them all and enjoy their many talents.  Anthony’s brother, Josh Denning, tours the world as a vocalist and gave an amazing rendition of . Julliard trained keyboardist Dr. Virginia Jefferson  and her daughter, NYC entertainment attorney, Ms. Virginia Jefferson offered the ceremony music.

We will NEVER forget Kimberly coming down the aisle to “At Last”.  All eyes were on the bride as she walked through the thousands of rose petals, making her way to the altar.

After the ceremony, guests travelled to the Embassy Suites for the reception.  The  ballroom at the Embassy Suites North was filled with hundreds of different shaped colored vases in the Bride’s palette of  magenta, amber, plum, and gold.  Kimberly ventured all over Indy to collect the unique and colorful vases that  accented the tables. Each of the vases was unique in size and shape- allowing for her vision of a spectacular  sunset look.  We loved the accents of custom eggplant linens, gold chargers and colored votives glowing throughout the evening.

The dance floor was never empty and once Kimberly changed into her lighter, ’dance ready’ dress, she was in step doing the Electric Slide
with her minister.  Dr. Moore’s smooth moves  captured everyone on the dance floor, as they followed him step by step- Electric Sliding.

Kimberly, a former US Army Police Officer and her husband,Anthony a former US Air Force Dental Hygienist share a love for good food , and travel.  Their goal is to explore the globe together. They are looking forward to travelling all around the world in the upcoming years.

Kimberly and Anthony were married- “At Last”


Coordination: Kim King Smith, Kim King Smith Events, llc

Photography: Tony Valainis Photography

Floral: Jim Sims, Kim King Smith Events Floral Division

Venue: Embassy Suites North Hotel

Church: University United Methodist Church

Emcee: Mr. Smooth, Jerry Wade DJ Service

Cake: Parcha Sweets

Makeup:  Make up by Sparkle 

Linens: Party Time Rentals

Wedding Gown:  Bridal Superstore, Dayton, Ohio



Deer Park Wedding: Bloomington Destination for Chicago Couple

 Rain on your wedding day is considered a gift of fortune.  Our Bloomington Indiana outdoor wedding marked fortune at the historic Sarkes Tarzan Estate, Deer Park.  Sarkes Tarzan, an Armenian immigrant,  owned and founded WTTV Channel 4 in Indianapolis plus manufactured and developed the FM broadcast thus making it popular. His estate is a landmark of rolling hillside, deer and gorgeous gardens- wonderful for a wedding!

Chicago residents, Lindsay and Joe, wanted to come “home” Indiana University, to celebrate their much anticipated wedding.  Deer Park Manor was the choice for their outdoor wedding. Outdoor weddings are always sunny and mild, right?  Nowhere had wedding plans been made for rain.

Their wedding day at the historic park like setting began sunny and warm until minutes before the guests began to arrive.
With the guests, came showers of rain and some would claim fortune.   Old wive’s tales claim that rain on your wedding day symbolizes blessings and fortune in your married life together.  At the momen,t our fortune was having enough umbrellas to protect guests as they scurried to their seats for the processional.  Hopes were high and smiles remained bright. A wedding was going to take place; and it couldn’t happen to anyone nicer.

Ivory rose petals tossed on the grassy aisle now filled their tiny cups with raindrops  as guests popped umbrellas and sat near the huge
sprawling branched maple, our altar site.   Nothing could have been sunnier than when our bride, Lindsay, walked
down the aisle with her father to the beaming groom, Joe. We will never forget the violinists playing their classical selections under the protection of several men with umbrellas and a mirage of rain coats.  The honorable John Gregg was the officiate and possibly next governor of Indiana.

After the ceremony, guests scurried into Deer Park’s atrium for cocktails and hors d oeuvres, while the couple posed for pictures amongst the rolling hills and gently blowing grasses of the estate, guests enjoyed the ambiance of this once former indoor pool room, now a special gathering area for event guests.

Soon our Chicago based band, Josh and the Empty Pockets, lured guests into the tented reception site for dinner and dancing.  Guests tables were creations of crisp white linens, gilded chivari chairs and soft pink flora all displayed in multitudes
of crystal vases, domes and bowls amongst mercury glassed votives which gave a warm glow to the evening affair.  The
tent captured more elegance with floral chandeliers of satin ribbon, orchids, hydrangea and roses that hung from the tent’s center; a stunning focal accent.  The couple’s Wish Tree, a creation our floral designer made, with its multitude of golden branches, offered guests the opportunity to author personal handwritten wishes for blessings and fortune to the couple.

As the evening ended the showers stopped too.  Nothing remained but a deep navy sky and the hand fulls of scattered starlight showering our couple and the gorgeous glow of the venue.

Thank you to:

Coordination: Kim King Smith Events

Floral: Jim Sims,Kim King Smith Events Floral Divisions

Venue:  Deer Park

Photography:  Wendi Chitwood, Inbloom Photo,

Video:  Smashed Productions

Catering:  Carla’s Catering

Bar:  Big Red Liquor

Band:  Josh and the Empty Pockets

Violinists: IU School of Music

Tent and Rentals: Perfect Parties

Chairs and Linens: AClassic Party Rentals

Stationery: Lemonseed and Co

Gourmet Chocolates:  Nate’s Candy Jar

Tents and Rentals: Perfect Parties



Short and Chic!

Enjoy a flirty and short style to make a trendy statement as you walk down the aisle! Check out some of these short and sweet mini wedding dresses that we have picked out as our favorites. This first dress has a plunging V-neckline and beautiful crystal beading, rhinestones, sequins and pearls at the natural waist. The layering from the waist down is a bubble-shaped dress was uniquely designed by Alfred Angelo. So cute!

Our next pick is an extraordinary two-piece mini dress that is not only perfect for walking down the aisle, but also for getting your groove on the dance floor all night long. With an ivory floral embellished corset paired on top of an ivory draped satin mini-skirt, this mini-dress is a stunning design by Monique Lhuillier.

At Kim King Smith Events, we just love the super glamorous gowns that Pnina Tornai makes every season. Her latest collection features an enchanting one-shouldered mini wedding dress that is the definition of glamour. This little beauty has a sparkly sweetheart neckline that flows down to a large ruffled asymmetrical skirt with just a touch of flair.

After sharing with you a few of our favorite short and chic styles, which one would you love to wear down the aisle for your wedding?

Thank you to Alfred Angelo, Monique Lhuillier and Pnina Tornai for these gorgeous designs and images.

Fall’s Best Beauty: Day One Hair Accessories

Headbands are back!  One of our staff’s favorite accessories from a few years ago is the next hot trend this season.   This time they are definitely more for the fashion look rather than  function.  Fendi has been showing a variety of colored Jennifer Behr Dinosaur headbands on the runway.  If you aren’t looking for such a bright way to draw attention to your head, you could try other headbands in black or more neutral colors that not only compliment your outfit, but your hair color, too.  Another not-so-recent yet ongoing wave of big-hair-accessories is sheer flower bloom headbands.  In order to pull off the headband look, experts say to gently place your choice of headband over loosely tied back hair for an effortless, yet pulled together appearance.  What’s your favorite?

A big thank you to Fendi and Jennifer Behr for the fabulous designs and images.

Fall’s Best Beauty

The Trendsetting Team here at Kim King Smith Events just had to let you all in on the latest beauty trends for this fall.  Our friends at InStyle magazine just published their August 2011 issue (with the always-fabulous Katie Holmes on the cover) and it is full of fresh looks. These trends will make the fall season bright and beautiful.  The staff here at Kim King Smith Events was ecstatic to get a sneak peak at these new fashion do’s and we will be featuring our favorites right here for the next few posts.  Check back for a new trend every day!

Thanks to our friends at InStyle Magazine for the sneak peak.  Thank you to Ralph Lauren for these gorgeous designs and images.

Brown County Wedding

This fall, we had the privilege to escape to one of the most beautiful and secluded areas in Brown County for a wedding.  This wasn’t our typical wedding and we loved it!  We began with inspiration from the historic barn;washed with old red, faded paint.  It was a gem!  We ordered LOTS of sunshine, vibrant blue skies and beautiful leaves for Heather and Ricky too.

The setting was far down a one lane gravel road, with a big old barn, a flowing creek and a landscape you only see in pictures.  There, we set up rows of freshly cut straw, covered them with handmade quilts and set up a small altar for our couple.  It couldn’t have been prettier!  We loved the denim on the guys and the cowboy boots on our bridesmaids!  Everyone loved photo shots in and out of the barn.  We especially loved the picture of our bride and groom walking down the road to “happily ever after”.  What’s your favorite?

By Kim

An Enchanting Autumn Wedding

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Kim King Smith Events. It brings bold splashes of color to life and makes a gorgeous landscape for a wedding ceremony or reception. Whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors, there are endless amounts of themes and colors you can use to make your wedding look like an enchanted affair. Take a look at these fall themes for an outdoor reception, a unique wedding cake and lively assortments for floral and centerpieces.

Don’t be afraid to try something new.  Use the elements of autumn to your advantage with produce, nuts and twigs along with the many color tones of the earth and sky.  Such a rich time to gather and inspire!

By Laura

Lit up starry night.

Colorful fruit centerpieces.

Unique chocolate cake.

Autumn floral.