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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.




Wedding Planner Magazine

“Be the Driving Force for Tented Success” is the title of our feature article published in Wedding Planner Magazine, for the May/June 2012 issue.  We thank the Association of Bridal Consultants for asking us to write this article for their national wedding publication and we thank our many friends who contributed information and pictures. 

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

Eyeliner Artistry

A popular trend this autumn season is the use of graphic eyeliner to really make your eyes pop.  Makeup artists backstage at the Giorgio Armani fashion shows are going for looks that are sexy and playful.  By tracing your upper and lower rims with a black pencil just beyond the outer corner of your eye, you will keep your makeup flirty yet modern.  For an added twist,  Giorgio Armani’s Smooth Silk eye pencils are featured in different shades, such as navy, emerald or eggplant, to draw even more attention to your eyes.  You don’t have to get too carried away with how much you apply, but make sure that you add enough so that your look is dramatic.  Some ladies are  choosing to connect the upper and lower lines or keep them separated by a small space.

Even Lady Gaga is following this trend!

Which is you favorite? Yay or Nay??


A big thank you to Giorgio Armani for the wonderful styling and images.

Fall’s Best Beauty: Day Six A Touch of Gold

Everyone is trying to get their hands on gold this season! Backstage at the Jason Wu fashion show, makeup professionals are layering hand painted metallic gold leaf on the back of each model’s head, just above a low, twisted bun. If you aren’t so keen on painting gold flakes in your hair, try accessorizing yourself with touches of gold that are easier to add to your morning routine. Adding a cute pair of golden earrings or a headband that has a golden broach on it will dazzle everyone. If you consider yourself a crafty person, you can easily make your own perfect headband. Mix up gold bangles and find Grandma’s gold brooch to add to your denim lapel. You can also look just as glamorous as any model on the runway with NYX’s Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in gold yellow, which will add a pop to your normal eye makeup. Go for the Gold this fall! You will dazzle everyone!

A big thank you to Jason Wu and NYX for their glamorous designs and images.

Fall’s Best Beauty: Day Five Lashes

The next trend for the autumn season is definitely spiky lashes.  This look will add spark to nearly every outfit that you wear.  Clusters of long, voluminous lashes are the hot new trend walking down Gucci’s runway.  You always want your lashes to be thick and intense, and now you don’t have to worry about them being a little clumpy, because that’s what in! (Also, notice that all of the models are wearing red lipstick – the hot new trend that we told you about just a few posts ago!)

Thanks so much to Gucci for these remarkable designs and images.

Fall’s Best Beauty: Day Four Braids

The next hot trend for the fall season is braids.  We’re not talking about the pig-tail braids that your mom put in your hair when you were five.  This sleek trend refers to an easy way to tie up your locks in a single low, loose braid off to one side that looks effortless (because it really is!).  Be sure to start your braids loosely at your neck and never above your ear, unless you don’t want to look like a kindergartener on her first day of school.  Models on Alexander Wang’s runway started wearing this braided trend in his Spring 2010 show and the trend hasn’t left.  Seriously ladies, if you have hair that is long enough, try this trend out – even if it’s just to go pick up some groceries.  You will fall in love with how quick and easy it becomes!  Maybe you will get lucky and someone will even pull your pig-tail.

PS: Kim just loves Alexander Wang!

Thanks to Alexander Wang for these gorgeous fashions and images.

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 Three Blush

Another popular trend you should sport when the leaves begin to change color is blush.  By all means, do not overdo it when you’re applying blush, but do make sure you add enough color that it definitely shows.  We love the look that soft peach tones and light pink blushes can give your soft cheeks the perfect amount of radiance.  These colors are neutrals so will blend perfectly with any makeup or wardrobe palette.

If you don’t like blush, try adding a rosy bronzer to get the fall glow.

InStyle’s little beauty tip?  Lightly apply a pink lipstick to the apple of your cheeks and blend it in toward your jaw line – we agree!  It might seem a tad bit strange to put your lipstick on your face, but it won’t wear off throughout the day and you won’t stop looking fabulous.

Thank you InStyle magazine for these spectacular tips and images.

Fall’s Best Beauty: Day Two Red Lips

If you have wanted to go the bold route but aren’t sure where to start, try turning up the volume of your lipstick to a punchy red.  People may think it’s a little shocking, but that’s what you’re going for, right?  In the fashion world, you’ll be super glamorous.  Our pick: Estée Lauder‘s Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Rich Red.  This color is the perfect way to show off your perfectly plump lips, so feel free to give away a few smooches!

Thank you to Estée Lauder for this fabulous line of lipsticks and images.