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Just Announced: Color of the Year 2014

 

Pantone has just announced the color of the year for 2014. We have anxiously been awaiting this announcement.  Each year, it is so much fun to see what the color will be.  This year it is a hue of purple and we love it!!! (of course)

Did you know that purple is considered a neutral?  It has warm AND cool tones which make it a very compatible color partner.  The new color is soft, but yet powerful enough to stand alone.  What colors will you pair it with?  Make sure to let us know.

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

  • PANTONE      17-5641 Emerald (2013)
  • PANTONE      17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE      18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE      15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE      14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE      18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE      19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE      13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE      15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE      17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE      14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE      19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE      17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE      15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

Photo and Credits:  http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/photos/pantone-reveals-color-2014-pantone-photo-050100891.html, http://brides.prestonbailey.com/2014/01/01/new-years-orchid-centerpieces

Love,

Kim

 

Fall Wedding and Event Inspiration

Hello, Fall! The leaves are changing here in Indiana and we are gushing over the beautiful colors. Here’s a little inspiration on incorporating these fabulous autumn hues into your wedding.

 

Love,

Jessica

Floral Design: What Fun!!!

Spring should be here soon.

With Spring sunshine there will be flowers blooming again!  Some of our favorites are the hydrangea, knock out roses, day lilies, zinnias and flox.

It really is fun to grow them, cut the blooms and take them to the office or decorate with.  If you aren’t that ambitious, go to the local floral store and buy a bouquet of your favorites.

Everyone we know loves beautiful flowers. Before you begin cutting, take a little lesson in the art of floral design with Kate Spade’s floral designer, Ashley.

Here are some tips:

 

Kim 

Yelena+Fred

 

Romantic Pink Wedding Kim King Smith Events Indianapolis Marriott North

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romantic Pink Wedding in Indianapolis Kim King Smith Events

 

What’s the best RX prescription for happily ever after?  Two doctors falling in love!

What a great experience to work with Drs. Fred and Yelena Makori on their wedding.  We first met Yelena and her mother a year prior to the wedding.  Yelena and Fred were so busy working on their medical residencies and living apart.  It was trying times, but they had one thing to really look forward to; their marriage.

It was so much fun to partner with Yelena and her mom, working from a distance, on a a big day back here in Indy.  Regular calls and lots of our coordination services were just the right prescription for this busy bride.  We tried to make all of her planning “appointments” easy and get lots done in big “doses”.

We were thrilled to help Yelena not only with  the coordination services, but design too.  Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Marriott North. Yelena had chosen beautiful  white linens  and chair covers accented with black satin.  We added gold chargers, lots of golden mercury glass candlelight and beautiful pale pink posies for a romantic and elegant look.

We were able to incorporate a lot of personalization into the wedding; especially with Fred’s Kenyan (Africa) background.   I so admired Fred and his family.  Leaving Kenya and coming to the USA to live and to work had a lot of challenges; not one challenge that Fred nor his family would not  overcome.  What a story, what a family! <3

We wanted everyone to have a good time.  We added spices and flavors to the food, made sure the music was familiar to the guests and fantastic, plus provided a great venue for all those travelling out-of-state and out of county.  Our guests loved every minute.  The DJ played many unfamiliar tunes to us, but really familiar to our guests.  It was fun to hear and feel  the beat of the drums as the DJ called out the music that everyone loved to dance to and enjoy- a great prescription.  The late night dessert bar was pink and perfect as well.  Tiny bites of pastries and cups of fluff lured guests to enjoy one more moment of this grand and unforgettable day.

We are so happy for Yelena and Fred.  They made us so very proud of them and we hope we made them so very happy!

Coordination and Design:  Kim King Smith Events

Venue:  Marriott North http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/indno-indianapolis-marriott-north/

Photography:  Bowersock Photography http://bowersockphoto.com/

Stationery:  Kim King Smith Events/Carlson Craft

 

 

 

 

 

Hostess Gifts

Attending a party or gathering soon?  We know how you are looking forward to it and we know what it takes to throw a party.  Make sure you’re the guest that goes the ‘little extra’ and remembers your host with a “hostess gift”.  What is a hostess gift?  We think it is a great way to say, “Thank you for inviting me!”  We all love to be included and when we are invited to a special event we can show our appreciation with a small token.

Many guests include a bottle of wine (which we love to receive) as a gift, but think out of the box too.  What about some great chocolates, fruit from the local farmer’s market, a new read or the latest released CD?  Don’t underestimate flowers or a potted plant too. Hosts love to be remembered and appreciated.  They worked hard to make the party a celebration and your thoughtfulness will be remembered with many more invitations.

Always remember a personal handwritten thank you note is a rarity and will be greatly appreciated too.

Your appreciation, your smile and willing hand to pitch in (when needed) will make your host or hostess invite you again and again.  Of course, how could any party be fun without you?

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ush-mailn&sz=all&va=thank+you

By Kim

Glow Stones are Gorgeous!

Want a WOW FACTOR for the entry of your next fabulous event?  Use glow stones.  These little stones are a tremendous way to add impact and wow to any entry or exit.  Set a tone for your event as guests arrive with this magical path.  These pebbles are non-toxic, photo-luminescent and waterproof. Just expose them to a light for 10 minutes, and they will illuminate for up to 12 hours. (No electricity required.) Mix them with pavement or gravel for a stunning surprise.

Wow, wow, wow!

We can’t wait to use them!

http://pinterest.com/pin/231442868320720730/

By Kim