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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

Just Announced: Color of the Year 2014

 

Pantone has just announced the color of the year for 2014. We have anxiously been awaiting this announcement.  Each year, it is so much fun to see what the color will be.  This year it is a hue of purple and we love it!!! (of course)

Did you know that purple is considered a neutral?  It has warm AND cool tones which make it a very compatible color partner.  The new color is soft, but yet powerful enough to stand alone.  What colors will you pair it with?  Make sure to let us know.

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014: PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

  • PANTONE      17-5641 Emerald (2013)
  • PANTONE      17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE      18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE      15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE      14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE      18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE      19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE      13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE      15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE      17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE      14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE      19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE      17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE      15-4020 Cerulean (2000)

Photo and Credits:  http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/photos/pantone-reveals-color-2014-pantone-photo-050100891.html, http://brides.prestonbailey.com/2014/01/01/new-years-orchid-centerpieces

Love,

Kim

 

Voted #1 Wedding Planner Five Years in a Row!

We are thrilled and humbled to be named the Indy AList Best Wedding Planner.  This is the fifth year in a row for our team.  Please don’t consider me boastful but I MUST brag on my hard working and dedicated team of vendors and staff.  Without them we could not create the weddings that we do.  It takes a team and we are so proud to have the BEST.  Our vast network of vendors and our creative staff make our working here at Kim King Smith Events an award every day.  Thanks to all who vote for us, refer us and give us the opportunity to serve them as their Indiana Wedding Planner.  Thank you! Thank you!

 

by Kim

IU Auditorium Wedding

Bloomington is definitely at the top of the list for weddings.  Of course we are prejudice to Indiana University with its beautiful trees, historic limestone, sprawling campus and romantic coveys.  We were thrilled to be able to assist our  couple, Amy and Dan with their Bloomington Wedding.   Amy and Dan are a Chicago couple with Indiana roots and wanted to return to one of their mutual loves, Indiana University, for the biggest day of their lives.

The ceremony took place at the First Presbyterian Church, a historic limestoned building tucked behind Kirkwood Avenue.  The golden hues and beautiful stained glass were the perfect parallel for Amy’s florals and bridesmaid’s gowns.

Indiana University Auditorium was the location for the reception and celebration!  We loved that guests were able to mingle amidst the Auditorium’s rocky gardens for the cocktail hour and then gather in the Auditorium for dinner and dancing to the Flying Toasters Band.

Our floral division, Kim King Smith Events Floral Design, created all of the florals for the tables. We designed the room with the Bride’s chosen shades of buttercup.  The crisp white linens with  shimmering platinum accents were a perfect partner.

Romance, celebration and joy; all in the heart of Bloomington!

Thank you to:

Coordination:  Kim King Smith, Kim King Smith Events www.kimkingsmithevents.com

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

Photography: James Root, Condon+Root  www.condonandroot.com

Church:  First Presbyterian Church www.tpcbloomington.org

Venue:  Indiana University Auditorium www.iuauditorium.com

Linens:  BBJ Linens www.bbjlinen.com

Catering:  Thomas Catering www.thomascaterer.com

Band:  The Flying Toasters Band www.theflyingtoasters.com

Stationery:  Lemonseed and Co www.lemonseedandco.com

Acoustic Guitar: Albert Nolting  www.facebook.com/pages/AlbertNolting/135998549773890