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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.

 

Love,

Jessica

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  www.kimkingsmithevents.com

Photography: Tony Valainis Photography www.tonyvalainis.com

Floral: Jim Sims, Kim King Smith Events Floral Division www.kimkingsmithevents.com

Venue: Embassy Suites North Hotel   www.embassysuites.hilton.com

Church: University United Methodist Church  www.uumc.org

Emcee: Mr. Smooth, Jerry Wade DJ Service www.wtlc.com

Cake: Parcha Sweets    www.parchasweets.com

Makeup:  Make up by Sparkle  www.makeupbysparkle.com/ 

Linens: Party Time Rentals www.partytimerentals.com/

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 www.kimkingsmithevents.com

Floral: Jim Sims,Kim King Smith Events Floral Divisions www.kimkingsmithevents.com

Venue:  Deer Park www.deerparkevents.com

Photography:  Wendi Chitwood, Inbloom Photo,  www.inbloomphoto.com

Video:  Smashed Productions www.smashedproductions.net

Catering:  Carla’s Catering  carlascateringandcreations.com/index.asp

Bar:  Big Red Liquor www.bigredliquors.com

Band:  Josh and the Empty Pockets www.joshandtheemptypockets.com

Violinists: IU School of Music   www.music.indiana.edu/

Tent and Rentals: Perfect Parties www.perfectparties-events.com

Chairs and Linens: AClassic Party Rentals www.aclassicpartyrental.com

Stationery: Lemonseed and Co www.lemonseedandco.com

Gourmet Chocolates:  Nate’s Candy Jar www.natescandyjar.com

Tents and Rentals: Perfect Parties www.perfectparties-events.com

 

 

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.

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. webvivah.com

Colorful fruit centerpieces. www.brides.com

Unique chocolate cake. www.brides.com

Autumn floral. www.wedding-flowers-and-reception-ideas.com