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Insurance for your Special Events

Rob Zimny

Today I want to discuss the importance of insurance for your special event, celebration, wedding and lifestyle. Our expert is Rob Zimny, IU grad, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Shelbyville native from Pfenninger, Claxton and Estelle Insurance Agency in Shelbyville.  Rob may be reached at 317.398.9797.  You may get free quotes and insurance policies with him with or without having any  insurance coverage at his agency. We will chat and try to address some of your concerns for insurance.  Note we are not selling nor advising, just bringing some information to the table. Let’s start with Renters Insurance.  A lot of you rent an apartment or home.    Renter’s insurance is inexpensive and a lot of times you are able to get renters insurance with the same company you have your auto insurance with.  It’s usually about $10 more a month and you are getting $25,000-$30,000 on your personal property (furniture, clothes, computer) Jewelry needs to be scheduled on your homeowners or renters and insured for an agreed value.  It confirms you are getting pretty much what you exactly have.  Let’s make an example,  if you have a flawless one carat diamond that you purchased for $7000 and you have it specifically scheduled for agreed value, if that ring was lost or stolen you would get the same agreed quality for similar value.  If you did not, you may get a one carat diamond coming from WalMart or possibly a check for $2,000 instead of $7,000.  It could possibly not be the same like, kind and/or quality. Gentlemen, make sure to get the engagement ring insured as soon as you purchase it. Weddings, Farm or Outdoor events:  Who/What to insure???  The person that owns the property would need to carry the homeowner/farm insurance.  The hosts are approving the event and the property is in their name.  They  need to look into a one day or weekend policy.  Ideally, everyone would have insurance, farm owners, parents and the hosts.  If the hosts or family live out of state, they would need to investigate with their insurance provider.  Laws may be different and it would be best to research this. Two people that live separately ( both have renters or homeowners insurance) generally would be covered. The insurance company would determine how to split the coverage if there was a problem and it would be the decision of the insurance company.  It is a tricky situation and would take time to determine the resolution. A suggestion would be a rider for the day and they would also have an umbrella policy usually to $150-$200 per year for $1000000 up to $5,000,000 and a one day special event on top of this The umbrella policy covers a year i.e. if you have $500,000 on your personal liability and you had an accident you would have an umbrella.  A young couple that have one car and they are renting are not the ideal couple for the insurance.  The ideal client that would be liable would be someone that has property, value etc  to lose several cars, their main home, lake home, boats etc.  Once the amount of liability you have is used up, the rest comes out of your pocket i.e. your house, personal property, car or more.  Lots of times, prominent individuals especially, want to make sure they are covered in case they are sued or if there was any type of injury.   Ask the question…. If you are going to be sued what do you have to lose?  Serving alcohol and the number of guests helps determine the insurance coverage fee.   Gifts:  Gifts are in a car and the car is broken into.  It’s covered if you have auto insurance.  If you are at your venue and gifts were stolen it may be hard to recover.  More than likely turning the claim in would be more than the deductible. Travel Insurance: This is something you should check into prior to making any reservations.  You need to make sure you know exactly what it covers and if this is what you desire. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Rob.

Love,

Kim

Fun Wedding Departures: What will your exit be?

Thanks to our fabulous photographers Brooke Photography, Morgan Matters, Jesse Daniels, Tall Trees, The Studio, Megelaine, and Brittany Davis

Throughout your wedding planning you have envisioned making sure to WOW your guests with your invitations, décor, linens, cocktails, dinner and entertainment.  Each element of your wedding or event sets a tone and excites your guests about being part of the experience.

Have you ever thought about the party ending?  What about the departure?  Would you like to make it as memorable as the entry into your ballroom?  Ceremony or reception, your departure will leave a happy memory for you and guests.

Don’t overlook the wedding departure.  It can be fun and fabulous!  What better experience than to leave your guests with another unexpected, happy and exciting moment?  We have offered some images of past weddings that we hope will WOW you and give you the inspiration you may need to create your very own Grand Departure.  Make sure to let us know what you decide.

Happy planning!

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

Pumpkin Lattes At Home

Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that time of year again; cozy socks, warm sweaters, and hot drinks! One of the office favorites this year is the Pumpkin Spice Latte! It is very simple to make and very delicious! It even tastes exactly like the Starbucks version! Make sure you follow the recipe exactly for the best results!

 

We found this recipe from A Farmgirl’s DabblesThis recipe makes about 7 to 8 homemade lattes, so you may want to scale it down a bit of you’re just trying it out!

Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Mixture:

  • 1  15-oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • ½  c. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground dried ginger
  • ½  tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼  tsp. allspice

 

Assemble the Pumpkin Spice Latte:

  • strong coffee
  • slightly sweetened whipped cream
  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate shavings

 

Preparation

Pumpkin Spice Mixture:

In a blender, combine all the pumpkin spice mixture ingredients. Puree for about 30 seconds. For a smoother mixture, puree for a couple more minutes, or until the mixture is to your desired consistency.

 

Assemble the Pumpkin Spice Latte:

Pour 1/2 cup (more or less, depending on your preference) of the pumpkin spice mixture into a large mug. Microwave for about 20 seconds, then add 1 cup of hot strong brewed coffee and stir. Top with a nice lofty pile of sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle lightly with a bit of cinnamon.

 

Pour the remaining pumpkin spice mixture into a jar, top with a lid and store in the refrigerator. When ready to make another drink, shake the jar well and repeat the assembly of the pumpkin spice latte. The pumpkin spice mixture will keep pretty well for 1 week in the refrigerator.

By Molly

Thank you, A Farm Girl’s Dabbles!

 

Betsy+Jeff: IU Wedding! Go! Fight! Wed!

We were honored to be able to coordinate the wedding of Betsy and Jeff.  What a great IU Wedding! How doe you like the way we designed the end zone???? Here is a “teaser” from Northernlight Filmworks.  We will have more to come soon.  All of you IU fans are gonna cheer for this one!

http://player.vimeo.com/video/44383831

 

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

Meet Our Interns: Leah

Hello! My name is Leah Streeval and I have the pleasure of interning for Kim King Smith Events this summer! I am so excited about this opportunity to learn about the event planning business and all the work that goes on behind scenes.

In the fall, I will be starting my senior year at Anderson University. I am pursuing a degree in communication arts with a minor in entrepreneurship. At AU, I am a cheerleader as well as part of the Student Alumni Association and Public Relations Student Society of America. This year, I have the honor of being president of ΦΛΣ. The group is full of wonderful women who I am blessed to be sisters with.

I have always loved planning events for school and church functions as well as nights out with the girls. This internship will be a great experience to take what I already know and apply it while learning more while I go.

Have a blessed day!

Fashion First: The Brigitte Bardot Bag

 

 

Fashion Designer Bag we love

 

Always trying to be “fashion forward”, we must tell you about Lancel creating the Brigitte Bardot Bag.  For those of you who do not know this fashion and beauty icon, you must!  Bardot was a French naturelle beauty and nonconformist that had Hollywood in the palm of her hand during the early 60’s. She was a legend in beauty and fashion, so we just loved discovering the Lancel designer BB Bag they have created in honour of her. 

Lancel describes Bardot as “anti-conventional, archi-natural, too beautiful”  and we agree.  The tousled blonde remains the “absolute symbol of French Legerete”.  All of the fashions she launched are today’s more than ever; skinny, ankle length jeans and ballet “flatties” slippers-the jeans and shoes we all adore today! 

We love that this nonconformist went out “on the edge” with her wedding dress too.  She was the FIRST to dare wear a plunging neckline, wasp waist and cotton  pink gingham, yes gingham, dress on her wedding day.  Needless to say, it made the cover of every fashion magazine. 

Oh, Brigitte, thank you for making fashion daring, fun and timeless.  Thank you for allowing us to have sexy, tousled locks and making a blonde craze that never stopped.  Thank you for inventing the “smoky eye” with eyeliner extended into a defined almond shape and heavy lashes; something we have imitated, but never accomplished like you. Thank you for making St. Tropez a place we could read about, dream about and travel to. But most of all thank you for being yourself plus making your Hollywood era so much fun (47 films and 80 songs) .

The Lancel design team, has made your new bag just as we should expect.  The signature BB monogrammed charms, the satchel style (lined in no other than pink gingham) and the variety of color to make it exactly whatever we dare it to be.  Just like you; unexpected, dazzling and unforgettable!

PS Your handbag is beautiful and we would go out on a limb and pick the pink one.

By Kim

Special thanks to Harvey Nichols Department Store and Lancel

www.daligramme.comhttp://www.lifescapemag.com/brigitte-bardot-bag-for-lancel/

The Broadripple Gazette: Kim King Smith Events Wedding Planning

 We were thrilled to make the front page of the Broadripple Gazette Newspaper.  What an honor and privilege!  Thank you to the Broadripple Gazette and Mario Morone.  The Broadripple Gazette is a MUST read for everyone in tune with Indy! www.broadripplegazette.com

Kim King Smith Events Wedding Planner

 

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Get Lucky Downtown on St. Patrick’s Day

As St. Patrick’s Day draws near, there are some can’t miss events going on downtown Indianapolis that you won’t want to miss!

Hayley’s Pick-32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has over 80 units made up of high school bands, floats, catholic schools, Irish dancers, bag pipe & drum bands, Irish organizations, law enforcement, local media and celebrities. The parade is free to the public. www.indystpats.com

When: March 16; 11:30 a.m.

Where: North Street South to Ohio, North on Meridian, ending at Vermont Street

Friday, March 16, 2012

Andrea’s Pick-Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal
Sponsored by the Hoosier Lottery, the Greening of the Canal is an annual tradition. Enjoy live music, dancing, celebrity appearances and of course, the greening of the canal. Free coffee and donuts are provided and prizes from the Hoosier Lottery will given to a few lucky winners. www.hoosierlottery.com

When: March 16; 6 a.m.

Where: Canal Walk, near Ohio and West Streets

Nate’s Pick- Vermont Street Tent Party
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will host a tent party on Vermont Street Friday, March 16th. There is live Irish entertainment, food, beer garden and St. Patrick’s Day merchandise. The tent is free to enter and it is open to the public.

http://www.indystpats.com/runwalk/index.htm

 

When: March 16; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Vermont Street, between Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets

 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mary Beth’s Pick- Shamrock Run and Walk
The 21st Annual Shamrock Run and Walk is the official race of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The race is open to people of all ages and abilities. Join the fun with thousands of others by participating in either the 4-mile Run/Walk (with timing tag) or the 4-mile Fun Walk (without timing tag). The course starts at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis and goes to Fountain Square, home of the Irish Hill, before finishing back on the Circle. www.indystpats.com/runwalk/index.htm

When: March 17; 10 a.m.

Where: Monument Circle to Fountain Square

Jessica’s Pick- ShamRockin’ the Circle
After the Shamrock Run and Walk, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Monument Circle with entertainment, awards, prizes, food and beer garden. Local Irish bands including Eunan McIntyre, Elevation (U2 Tribute Band)and Second Fiddle will perform. This event is free to the public. www.indystpats.com

When: March 17; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Monument Circle

Kim’s Pick- 14th Annual Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest- The Rathskeller
It might be the German house, but The Rathskeller knows how to go Irish this time every year for Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with great drink specials, authentic Irish food and live performances by local artists. Check out The Irish Dancers of Indianapolis, Brian Cunningham & The Irish Aires and The Gordon Pipers. www.rathskeller.com

by Mary Beth