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Sarah + Johnny: Colorado Destination Wedding

We love being involved in destination weddings.  This summer we had the privilege of helping Sarah + Johnny with the details for their Colorado Wedding.  What fun we had!  Better yet, they were married during a 7 hour pocket of great weather before the terrible storm in Colorado.  We are so thankful for them and that their wedding was a beautiful time.  We love sharing this picture with you and there will be more to come.

 

Jessica and 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/

Is He Going to Propose?: Engagement Proposal Clues

                                                                                                                                                                          

Did you think that your boyfriend
would propose on Valentine’s Day?

Even though it’s come and gone, ladies, there is still hope!

Here are 6 signs that your man is about to pop the
question!

1. He is extra helpful. Before proposing, he will start showing
interest in domestic things such as doing the dishes or going to Bed Bath and
Beyond to give his opinion on the newest home décor.

2. He seems boastful. Every man wants to be able to provide for their wife. Right before
the proposal he will not only brag about his capabilities, to ensure a” yes”
out of you, but also reassure himself of his decision.

3. He acts like you have just started dating. He is pulling out all the stops to “wow” you
right before the big question. Leaving you cute little notes, sending flowers
to work and surprising you with little gifts are just a few hints of
pre-proposal.

4. He becomes interested in your choice of gold or platinum. He knows your friends
will ask how he proposed, so he is finding out everything you’ve been thinking
to make it special. Every girl wants that absolutely amazing story about the
day they got engaged and how it occurred. He is concerned about the details.

5. Most of the time he is laid back but not recently. He becomes fidgety, even acting
rather nervous. He even exchanges secret conversations with your mother or best
friend.

6. Beware of a “romantic” walk, dinner at a certain restaurant or you being very punctual at
specific site.

By Kim and Andrea

Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Credits to Cosmopolitan.com

 

         

 

10 Things to Do As Soon As You Get Engaged

Engagement season is about to be in full swing and lucky ladies everywhere will be showing off their shiny
new rock! This new life changing experience is only the start of what your
engagement  has to offer. Here are a few things that are on the “TO DO’                                      
list once he ‘puts a RING on it’!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Get a manicure! Your hand is about to be the main focus of hundreds of
photos and you don’t want to embarrass yourself with un kept nails. Zip into
your favorite salon and start soaking those fingers!

2. Set a Budget! Have a nice, sit down, chat at home, with whomever is
supporting your wedding- it could be you, your fiancé, his parents or yours.

A private family gathering is essential in the early stages so that everyone is
on the same path. The conversation may be awkward, but it needs to be addressed
before anything becomes planned.

3. Insure your ring! If your Love hasn’t done this already, make sure it is done immediately. The jeweler (where it was purchased) should have suggestions about certified insurers. Make sure you get an appraisal slip from your jewelerso the absolute replacement value can be determined.

4. Sign up for Sale Alerts! Your wedding dress is going to be a major purchase, but your accessories don’t need to be. Many
designers have major sales and throughout the year. Check out their sites and sign up.

5. Sign up for Pinterest!  Pinterest is the motherland of inspiration! You will be on this site for hours & gather so
many ideas! Majority of the ideas have step by step directions on how to create
the masterpieces. You will want to save (or pin) all of your favorites, from
your dress, to the cake, to favors, and creative keepsakes.

6. Talk $$$ with your Fiancée! Money is always an uncomfortable topic, but it needs to be done, so put on your big girl pants and
do it! You both will need to know all the logistics of combining bank accounts. Make sure you also discuss with your parents about CDs, trusts, or other important documents that may need to change or not change once you become man
& wife.

 7. Sign up for Trunk Show Alerts! Follow your local bridal
boutique on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest info about an upcoming
sale or trunk show. This will allow you to see your favorite designer’s newest
creations straight off the runway.

 8. Chose a diet & STICK TO IT! If you plan to lose weight or tone up for your wedding and honeymoon, the worst thing you could do is crash diet at the last minute. If you want to lose more than 5 pounds, give yourself 9-12 months to do it. Pick a proven plan like Weight Watchers or JennyCraig. Ask your Fiancé to invest a few months of a personal trainer for just
you or as a couple.  Make a pact to get into shape together with a personal workout plan. Working out with your Fiancé allows
you to support each other even more and get healthy at the same time! If your Fiancé can’t find time, ask one of your bridesmaids.

 9. Pick a location! Whether it is selecting the city or the venue, the most
important decision needs to be determining the location of the wedding. This
may need to be something that you get everyone’s advice on; his family and
yours, as they will have an opinion.

10. Hire a planner! It doesn’t matter how organized you can be or how
creative you are, a planner will be your right hand person. As it gets closer
and closer to your day, a planner can help you with everything!  From the moment you get engaged, to your
wedding day, they can also assist you with developing a timeline and assist you
with weekend coordination. A planner will have many connections to venues and
vendors for your day. This will allow you to save time and expense plus
allowing everyone to sit back and enjoy the day without missing a precious
minute.

 

By: Molly

Mr. and Mrs. Knapp at the Bridgewater

The Bridgewater Club, Carmel, was the setting of the intimate and beautiful wedding of Adam and Brittny (Galloway) Knapp. We loved the privilege of being able to share this very special day with them. The ceremony was held on the pavilion in the tent while the reception was hosted in the grand ballroom. Candlelight, celebration, dining and dancing all made this a very special moment.

Brittny was gorgeous!

Shoes That Could Make People Look Up to You

A New Fall Fashion Statement

Our friends at Barney’s New York www.barneys.com just sent me a picture of some shoes I had to share with you.  As you all know, I love shoes.  This time, Alexander Wang www.alexanderwang.com has really set the bar high with this pair.  I love the rich ebony leather and the platform included for “comfort”.  Wouldn’t these look great with about anything and anywhere?  What are your favorite shoes and why?

Moving Day, Accomplished

Kim King Smith Events, llc has moved their event and wedding design studio to a loft near the Edinburgh Outlet Mall.  Our new studio is a gorgeous loft where our team works diligently to prepare for your very special event or wedding.  All of us extend an invitation for you to visit us at 5429 West 900 South, Edinburgh, Indiana.  Open by appointment.

Photo of one of our events courtesy of www.thestudiophoto.com