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French Lick Resort Springs Wedding: Abbie + Derrick

Wedding team warming up for wedding!

Abbie's wedding bouquet

Abbie + Derrick on the French Lick Springs Resort after their "first look".

 

Kim King Smith with her son, Derrick and her husband, Mark.

Jessica, my lead designer, after being my wedding planner for the day!

Where do I begin?  The wedding planner’s son gets married 🙂  After coordinating many weddings, it was my turn to be the Mother of the Groom.  I enjoyed every minute and can’t thank my staff enough for helping me.

Abbie and Derrick’s wedding was a wonderful destination wedding at the beautiful French Lick Resorts, French Lick, Indiana. Both Abbie and Derrick are from Southern Indiana and wanted to be married there too.  French Lick was a perfect fit; offering a great weekend getaway, beautiful gardens and lots of activity. It was the perfect spring weekend and the Southern Indiana skies were sunny and bright blue; the same color as Abbie’s bridesmaid dresses.  The resort had lots of activity to offer the guests before and after the wedding.  The ceremony was planned in the gardens, a sudden rain shower caused a change of location plans. No problem for us!  A quick change of plans and the ceremony was held indoors overlooking the gardens.

It was so much fun hosting The Whipstitch Sallie’s Band.  This quartet of ladies played folksy, Americana bluegrass music during the ceremony and entertained at the cocktail hour. After the cocktail hour, guests were invited into the Windsor Ballroom for southern Indiana cuisine and lots of dancing.  The ballroom was detailed with custom linens in midnight, pewter and cornflower blue. Lots of silver accents and hydrangea adorned the tables.

We loved having the band, American Pie + “Mr. Emcee and Super DJ” Scott Evans there.  What a great entertainment combo for a non stop evening of fun and celebration. Thanks to Morgan Matters Photography, Dixon Digital Photography and Love’s Reel for capturing all the special moments and festivities.  It was an unforgettable weekend with a lot of special moments.

 

Love,

Kim

 

Jordan+Clark

 

Did you ever wish you were brave enough to go pursue your dream? Maybe a dream that wouldn’t be easy and others claimed was not attainable? Did you ever have a best friend that shared the same dream and wanted more for you than they did for themselves?

This is Jordan+Clark. Two dreamers that had fallen in love, long before they knew it, went throughout high school together, off to college- forget college, and off to NYC! Jordan+ Clark are dreamers and what is great is that they live their dreams and share them with those that they love. Jordan + Clark are brave creative and willing to sacrifice for a dream, a dream to work and succeed. They did and they have.

Jordan+ Clark met during the summer of their 8th grade year.  Jordan’s cousin introduced them, they became friends and Jordan+Clark developed a BIG crush.  A crush that was bigger than church camp, and middle school days. Their crush led to them to dating throughout high school.  Little did Jordan know the second boy she ever kissed would be her husband.

After high school they went on to Purdue University, Lafayette, IN.  Jordan was a communications major and Clark is a construction management major, completing his degree. Jordan+Clark had BIG dreams to live in the Big Apple. They wanted to give it a whirl in NYC and they did.  It wasn’t easy in NYC. Remember, dreams never are. Prices were high, living conditions were small and the two had to struggle. They knew what they wanted, survived and succeeded.

The hills of Indiana kept calling them home and soon they were back at Purdue to complete their degrees and prepare for the biggest day of their lives; their wedding.

Their wedding couldn’t be the norm. That wasn’t them. It had to be beautiful, romantic and memorable like this couple. We chose Laurel Hall for its history, beauty and magic. What a romantic setting what a great story. Jordan wanted all the femininity of lace and flowers plus candles. She loved sheer pinks and pearls. We loved her decision and made sure everything was just as she wanted. An elegant vintage wedding with all of the timeless, classic details. Jordan’s dress was breathtaking and she looked gorgeous in it.  It was designed by Pronovias.  Clark’s tuxedo with black bow tie made for an elegant affair. Guests loved the rich woods, stained and leaded glass, plus private gardens of the estate. We loved the intimacy, character and romance of the day.

Funny, how things all happen at once.  Jordan could have graduated the day of her wedding and walked for her diploma.  She walked for an MRS instead and got the BA in the mail. What a joyous occasion.  Two people who had been in love forever were now walking down the aisle to happily ever after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie Up Your Search for Guys Gifts

I have to thank my friend Hans Gehrke from Chicago for his idea for this post.  He told me about this great site and product.  I just HAD to share.  These collegiate ties from Vineyard Vines www.vineyardvines.com  are just the right gift for the new student, the devoted alum or the sports fan.. Look no further!  These ties will make a huge statement as your favorite guy steps out.  What a win for you, the shopper, and for the lucky guy on your gift list!

Consider the college themed wedding too.  Wouldn’t it be great for the groomsmen to wear these and/or give them as a groomsmen’s gift?  The possibilities endless.

by Kim

Tie It All Up!

While bow ties weren’t high on the market for several years, they can now be seen on fashion runways, celebrities and young trend setters. Whether you’re going for a casual or more formal look, there are several designers that offer unique chic bow ties at affordable prices. Fabrics can vary from silk, velvet, wool or thick cotton; all of which are fitting for any occasion. For fun summer patterns, visit Randy Hanauer’s collection at http://www.bowties.com/.  There you can find an endless source of charming elegant fabrics to create your perfect bow tie.  If you’re going for a basic or solid bow tie, take a look at David Donahue’s traditional black silk bow tie at http://shop.nordstrom.com/.

R. Hanauer’s woven bow tie will make any groomsmen look sophisticated and sharp.

R. Hanauer’s combo bow tie incorporates various patterns like stripes, dots or solid colors to create a fun fresh look.

David Donahue’s traditional black silk bow tie can be found at any Nordstrom store.

By Laura