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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.





Union Station Wedding: All Aboard for Happily Ever After

All aboard! Destination, Happily Ever After! Our October 8, 2011 wedding at St. Luke’s Catholic Church

and the Grand Hall/ Union Station, Indianapolis was definitely a dream trip for our Bride and Groom, Josh and Leslie.  Their love story
begins upon meeting at their alma mater, Butler University.  The friendship grew into a romance that has been filled with joy and love!  When the couple became engaged they immediately came to us to begin design of their
wedding. They had two details in place; the church, St. Luke’s Catholic Church and the reception, Grand Hall/Union Station a historic train station located downtown in Indianapolis.

Our wheels began rolling and we went right on track to givethis couple a ride of a lifetime! Beginning with the save the dates, we loved our designers creation of a train ticket to attend the couple’s wedding in hues of their wedding palette-midnight blue and sunny yellow.

After months of planning, the arrival day is here and the guests begin checking in to St. Luke‚Äôs for a full Mass.¬† After the intimate vows and well wishes, the wedding party departs onto a trolley to take them to a destination of special sites for pictures on Butler‚Äôs Campus the Indianapolis Art Museum and at the Holcomb Gardens, while their guests begin ‚Äúrolling‚ÄĚ into the Grand Hall

As their guests arrive they are greeted by a huge ice luge carved into a train engine.¬† Guests gathered to¬†view it and grab a signature drink, the Tarble Tini (named after the new Mr.and Mrs. Tarble).¬† The majestic carved wooden bar with marble and leaded glass lured guests to enjoy the moment before the ‚Äúlast call‚ÄĚ for dinner.

Next, guests filed into the ball room and were ‚Äúdirected‚ÄĚ to their ‚Äúassigned seats‚ÄĚ.¬† Each seat had a special place card with a small ticket assuring the guests ‚Äúgreat service‚ÄĚ and their selected meal.¬† The crisp white linens and midnight blue napkins were the perfect accents for the array of sunny blooms and twinklingcandlelight that the tables offered.

What a treat it was to have the Bride’s father and his band play for dancing and celebration.  The
Atlanta, Georgia based band, Gypsy Union,  journeyed to Indianapolis to provide an out of state and extraordinary experience for the guests.

Much too soon the last call was sounding as guests knew the final destination was in sight. Scurrying outside to see the Bride and Groom depart for their journey, guests grabbed sparklers that ignited against the midnight blue velvet skies like shooting stars.  The Bride and Groom jumped on to a rickshaw and headed for their final destination; Happily Ever After!


Coordination: Kim King Smith, Kim King Smith Events

Photography: Megelaine Photography

Floral: Jim Sims, Kim King Smith Events,

Makeup: Makeup by Sparkle

Hair: Trilogy Salon

Band:Gypsy Union

Emcee: DJ Ted Breen, Party Time Sound

AV: Evans Audio Visual

Invitations: Lemonseed and Co

Ice Sculptures: Jose Hernandez

Cake: Tiers of Elegance

Venu and Catering: Crowne Plaza, Grand Hall Historic Union Station

Hotel Accomodations:  Crowne Plaza and Omni Severin

Church: St. Luke’s Catholic Church

Transportation: Miller Transportation and Carey Limousine

Gown: Watters Design, Brides by Lori

Linen:: BBJ Linens

Rickshaw: Circle City Pedi Cabs



Fall’s Best Beauty: Day One Hair Accessories

Headbands are back!¬†¬†One of our¬†staff’s favorite accessories from a few years ago is the next hot trend this season.¬†¬† This time they are definitely more for the fashion look rather than¬† function.¬† Fendi has been showing a variety of colored Jennifer Behr Dinosaur headbands on the runway.¬† If you aren‚Äôt looking for such a bright way to draw attention to your head, you could try other headbands in black or more neutral colors that not only compliment your outfit, but your hair color, too.¬† Another not-so-recent yet ongoing wave of big-hair-accessories is sheer flower bloom headbands.¬† In order to pull off the headband look, experts say to gently place your choice of headband over loosely tied back hair for an effortless, yet pulled together appearance.¬† What’s your favorite?

A big thank you to Fendi and Jennifer Behr for the fabulous designs and images.