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Where do I begin? The wedding planner’s son gets married 🙂 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.
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’s 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’s Campus the Indianapolis Art Museum and at the Holcomb Gardens, while their guests begin “rolling” 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 “last call” for dinner.
Next, guests filed into the ball room and were “directed” to their “assigned seats”. Each seat had a special place card with a small ticket assuring the guests “great service” 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 www.kimkingsmithevents.com
Photography: Megelaine Photography www.megelaine.com
Floral: Jim Sims, Kim King Smith Events, www.kimkingsmithevents.com
Makeup: Makeup by Sparkle www.makeupbysparkle.com
Hair: Trilogy Salon www.trilogyindy.com
Band:Gypsy Union www.gypsyunionstudios.com
Emcee: DJ Ted Breen, Party Time Sound www.partytimesound.com
AV: Evans Audio Visual www.evansav.com
Invitations: Lemonseed and Co www.lemonseedandco.com
Ice Sculptures: Jose Hernandez www.hernandezicesculptors.com
Venu and Catering: Crowne Plaza, Grand Hall Historic Union Station www.ichotelsgroup.com
Church: St. Luke’s Catholic Church www.stluke.org
Gown: Watters Design, Brides by Lori www.bridesbylori.com
Linen:: BBJ Linens www.bbjlinens.com
Rickshaw: Circle City Pedi Cabs www.circlecitypedicabs.com
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’t 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.