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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

Wedding Planning For Dummies: Kim King Smith named Technical Editor for 3rd Edition

The secret is out and we are thrilled to announce that Kim King Smith, Indiana’s only Accredited Bridal Consultant  has been named the official Professional Technical Editor for the New 3rd Edition of Wedding Planning for Dummies!! This newest edition, with over 20% new material will be available November 27, 2012.  Kim King Smith has distinguished herself, worldwide, as a member of an elite panel of experts for this project, including

Kim King Smith Events announces Wiley Publishers release November 27, 2012

world known celebrity wedding planner and publisher of Lucky Magazine, Marcy Blum.

Wiley Publishing  has made this new edition the best and most sought after for Brides.

Kim King Smith has been working directly with the publishers for months  reviewing the material and adding additional information to make Wedding Planning for Dummies the BEST publication of its kind!   Millions of readers will be reading the wedding planning tips and following the experienced advice in making their wedding planning easy and fun.

If you are planning a wedding or are interested in the wedding planning industry, this book is a MUST.  The publishers have included new material that you will want to know and read about.  The edition will be for brides and budgets with all ranges.  The new edition is available now  at Barnes and Noble   Amazon and many other locations worldwide.

Make sure to get your copy early, since this is such a popular publication and a great read.  Please let Kim know how you like it.  We hope you LOVE it!

Here are some tips to make your wedding easy planning.

 

1.  Don’t over invite.  Keep the numbers manageable for your budget and for your venue.  Remember that each guest will cost you in food and beverage as well as decor, rentals and favors.

2.  Personalize your wedding.  Find and share elements that make the wedding about you as a couple and not everything that is in social media.

3. Be creative.  Yes, you can stay within your budget and have many wow elements.

4. Prioritize the most important details and sacrifice the least important.

5. Enjoy the event and invest in a professional that can coordinate at least the weekend while you and your family enjoy the celebration.

For more tips and information, become a Facebook Fan of Kim King Smith Events and learn valuable information on wedding planning and entertaining.

 

by Kim

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