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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

Yelena+Fred

 

Romantic Pink Wedding Kim King Smith Events Indianapolis Marriott North

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romantic Pink Wedding in Indianapolis Kim King Smith Events

 

What’s the best RX prescription for happily ever after?  Two doctors falling in love!

What a great experience to work with Drs. Fred and Yelena Makori on their wedding.  We first met Yelena and her mother a year prior to the wedding.  Yelena and Fred were so busy working on their medical residencies and living apart.  It was trying times, but they had one thing to really look forward to; their marriage.

It was so much fun to partner with Yelena and her mom, working from a distance, on a a big day back here in Indy.  Regular calls and lots of our coordination services were just the right prescription for this busy bride.  We tried to make all of her planning “appointments” easy and get lots done in big “doses”.

We were thrilled to help Yelena not only with  the coordination services, but design too.  Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Marriott North. Yelena had chosen beautiful  white linens  and chair covers accented with black satin.  We added gold chargers, lots of golden mercury glass candlelight and beautiful pale pink posies for a romantic and elegant look.

We were able to incorporate a lot of personalization into the wedding; especially with Fred’s Kenyan (Africa) background.   I so admired Fred and his family.  Leaving Kenya and coming to the USA to live and to work had a lot of challenges; not one challenge that Fred nor his family would not  overcome.  What a story, what a family! <3

We wanted everyone to have a good time.  We added spices and flavors to the food, made sure the music was familiar to the guests and fantastic, plus provided a great venue for all those travelling out-of-state and out of county.  Our guests loved every minute.  The DJ played many unfamiliar tunes to us, but really familiar to our guests.  It was fun to hear and feel  the beat of the drums as the DJ called out the music that everyone loved to dance to and enjoy- a great prescription.  The late night dessert bar was pink and perfect as well.  Tiny bites of pastries and cups of fluff lured guests to enjoy one more moment of this grand and unforgettable day.

We are so happy for Yelena and Fred.  They made us so very proud of them and we hope we made them so very happy!

Coordination and Design:  Kim King Smith Events

Venue:  Marriott North http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/indno-indianapolis-marriott-north/

Photography:  Bowersock Photography http://bowersockphoto.com/

Stationery:  Kim King Smith Events/Carlson Craft

 

 

 

 

 

Glow Stones are Gorgeous!

Want a WOW FACTOR for the entry of your next fabulous event?  Use glow stones.  These little stones are a tremendous way to add impact and wow to any entry or exit.  Set a tone for your event as guests arrive with this magical path.  These pebbles are non-toxic, photo-luminescent and waterproof. Just expose them to a light for 10 minutes, and they will illuminate for up to 12 hours. (No electricity required.) Mix them with pavement or gravel for a stunning surprise.

Wow, wow, wow!

We can’t wait to use them!

http://pinterest.com/pin/231442868320720730/

By Kim

Mason Jars Fun Decor for Your Wedding or Event

Different uses for Mason Jars at your wedding

Vintage styling is very popular today among clothing and accessories, but it is especially characterized for country inspired weddings. There are many ways you can decorate your venue and reception with unique items, such as Mason Jars, barn wood, old iron works, fencing and containers.  The Mason jar is so popular and has a lot of uses.  Did you know that Mason jars were invented by John Mason to improve the process for preserving and canning food?  Your grandmother’s food, as a child, was probably prepared in a Mason jar.

Today, they are used as decoration, and make for very unique, cute décor for many brides. Whether you use 10 or 100, they add a nice DIY (do it yourself) look that fits perfectly into a vintage/ rustic theme wedding.  Here are some great ways to use them:

By Andrea

 

Vases

Drinking Glasses

Candle holders

Table numbers

Centerpieces for tables

Décor

Hanging Mason jar candle holders

Pew markers

 

Lace is the Look

 

The runway report is in and lace is the new look! Its intricate beauty has captivated queens and starlets since Queen Victoria, and today it
is making a classy comeback with modern cuts and details. If you are looking for something very romantic and soft, lace is a beautiful material for a timeless wedding. It is ultrafeminine, classic, and romantic. Interested in adding a one of a kind detail to your dress? Lace capelets have the look of old Hollywood glam and can be wornover a lace gown. This little added coverage over a strapless gown is a greatvintage or two-in-one look, especially if you are on a budget! Lace is atimeless material, and some go so far as to makelace the theme of their decor. Check out some of these lace accents!

 

 

Credits to

www.oncewed.com

www.zoeclarkcakes.com

http://cf.stylemepretty.com

www.pinterest.com

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com

www.stylemepretty.com

www.brides.com

www.marthastewartweddings.com

www.alvinavalenta.com

http://www.jlmcouture.com

By Melissa

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Kimberly “Conley” Denning

Our Bride and Groom, Kimberly and Anthony Denning could not have chosen a better
day to express their love; Their October wedding day was a perfect Autumn  day with just
the lots of sun and bursts of blue skies. ……At last!

They both had a distinct vision of what they
wanted and we provided it!    Anthony and Kimberly chose a “Fall Sunset” theme with beautiful jewel tones of magenta, amber, coral and plums.

The former military couple met at their sons ballgames. Soon, Anthony became a “winner” with Kimberly.  Next,  they became engaged and the wedding planning began! After months of planning each detail, their big day finally arrived. What a wonderful group of people to work with! As family and friends gathered together to witness Kimberly and Anthony exchange their vows at University United Methodist Church we were fortunate enough to meet them all and enjoy their many talents.  Anthony’s brother, Josh Denning, tours the world as a vocalist and gave an amazing rendition of . Julliard trained keyboardist Dr. Virginia Jefferson  and her daughter, NYC entertainment attorney, Ms. Virginia Jefferson offered the ceremony music.

We will NEVER forget Kimberly coming down the aisle to “At Last”.  All eyes were on the bride as she walked through the thousands of rose petals, making her way to the altar.

After the ceremony, guests travelled to the Embassy Suites for the reception.  The  ballroom at the Embassy Suites North was filled with hundreds of different shaped colored vases in the Bride’s palette of  magenta, amber, plum, and gold.  Kimberly ventured all over Indy to collect the unique and colorful vases that  accented the tables. Each of the vases was unique in size and shape- allowing for her vision of a spectacular  sunset look.  We loved the accents of custom eggplant linens, gold chargers and colored votives glowing throughout the evening.

The dance floor was never empty and once Kimberly changed into her lighter, ’dance ready’ dress, she was in step doing the Electric Slide
with her minister.  Dr. Moore’s smooth moves  captured everyone on the dance floor, as they followed him step by step- Electric Sliding.

Kimberly, a former US Army Police Officer and her husband,Anthony a former US Air Force Dental Hygienist share a love for good food , and travel.  Their goal is to explore the globe together. They are looking forward to travelling all around the world in the upcoming years.

Kimberly and Anthony were married- “At Last”

 

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

Photography: Tony Valainis Photography www.tonyvalainis.com

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

Venue: Embassy Suites North Hotel   www.embassysuites.hilton.com

Church: University United Methodist Church  www.uumc.org

Emcee: Mr. Smooth, Jerry Wade DJ Service www.wtlc.com

Cake: Parcha Sweets    www.parchasweets.com

Makeup:  Make up by Sparkle  www.makeupbysparkle.com/ 

Linens: Party Time Rentals www.partytimerentals.com/

Wedding Gown:  Bridal Superstore, Dayton, Ohio

 

 

Your Personalized Message is a Favor for Guests

We just came upon this fabulous and creative way to incorporate your favors and decor into one.   Whether you are having a wedding reception or social party, this is a great way for guests to receive a personal wish and gift from you.

Martha Stewart did it again with this original and creative idea.  Candles in three shades of white are wrapped in corrugated paper and tied with waxed twine; written inside are messages from the bride and groom
and/or hosts.  A thank you, a memory, a holiday wish can all be a message on these simple and thoughtful gifts.  Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: White Favors: Greeting Candles

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/white-favors-greeting-candles?xsc=eml_dwd_2011_06_24

Thank you, Martha!

Simple and Thoughtful Favors

Ahhhh, Audrey Hepburn Fashion

We loved this recent blog from Preston Bailey.  The inspiration for this room and chairs comes from a dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina.  What a beautiful room and idea.  Did you know that we do have the means to assist you with made to order linens and accessories?   If you have something you would like to mirror for your special celebration, please enlist our decor team in helping you make it happen.  We are always here to serve you with the very best!

http://inspirations.prestonbailey.com/2010/11/15/hepburn-chairs/

by Kim

Let it Snow!!

Soon the white sparkly stuff will start floating from the clouds.  Until it does, here are some winter wonderland favors and accents for your snowflake affair. 

From left to right Place card/ornament, gingerbread cookie favors, wedding invitation, gift wraps and led window lights

by Kim. 

Let it snow!

An Enchanting Autumn Wedding

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Kim King Smith Events. It brings bold splashes of color to life and makes a gorgeous landscape for a wedding ceremony or reception. Whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors, there are endless amounts of themes and colors you can use to make your wedding look like an enchanted affair. Take a look at these fall themes for an outdoor reception, a unique wedding cake and lively assortments for floral and centerpieces.

Don’t be afraid to try something new.  Use the elements of autumn to your advantage with produce, nuts and twigs along with the many color tones of the earth and sky.  Such a rich time to gather and inspire!

By Laura

Lit up starry night. webvivah.com

Colorful fruit centerpieces. www.brides.com

Unique chocolate cake. www.brides.com

Autumn floral. www.wedding-flowers-and-reception-ideas.com