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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 ūüôā¬† 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

 

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

 

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 ‚Äúhome‚ÄĚ 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

 

 

Meet our New Intern, Erin

We would like to introduce you to our intern, Erin Morton, a Whiteland Community High School graduate and Indiana University Senior.  Erin has an enthusiasm and desire to dive in and work the industry.  We love her work ethic and soothing sense.  We have lots planned for Erin and will keep you posted.

Here’s the scoop directly from Erin: I have one younger brother,¬† a pooch named Rocky, was a star swimmer at Whiteland Community High School and have been a lifeguard too many summers to count!¬† I just received a degree in recreation and tourism from Indiana University/Bloomington,¬†where I ¬†lived the past four years.¬† I love ¬†Bloomington, Red Mango (we do, too!) and spending time with family, best friends and teammates on the IU Swim Club.¬† My future plans include getting into the business of wedding planning and possibly other special events.¬†¬†I’m¬†¬†really not sure where life is going to take me right now, but I am ready for anything.¬† Once I get settled into the perfect career,¬†I ¬†hope to do some traveling.

Ask us about internship opportunities we have available.