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Here are some great tips from one of our best resources www.marthastewartweddings.com
For a Religious Ceremony
Any clergy person who officiates will want the couple’s interests to be deep-seated and to extend beyond the architecture of the church. If the couple practices the same religion and are members of a church or synagogue, then the choice of officiate is probably clear. Someone who is not a member of a church or synagogue can find a clergy person by calling local churches and a religion’s national headquarters for referrals.
What to Ask
During the first meeting with a religious officiate, start by asking questions about his or her approach to the service and what the ceremony will entail — whether there will be a speech or a sermon, and whether the couple can offer input on the subject. Should the couple choose to add some personal touches to the ceremony, such as writing their own vows, they can ask the officiate for suggestions and advice.
Religious Officiate Budget
If either the bride or groom is a member of the congregation, the couple may not need to pay a fee to be married by a clergy person. It is appropriate, however, to give him or her a gift of appreciation and gratitude. For nonmembers, the fee for a religious officiate can range from $100 to $250, especially if there are prenuptial meetings. Payment is expected for all of the officiate’s travel expenses. Sometimes the fee for having the wedding at a house of worship is taken in the form of a donation, which can range from $50 to $1,000. It is customary for the best man to hand over the payment immediately after the ceremony.
For an Interfaith Marriage
Not too long ago, it was nearly impossible to find an ordained officiate to perform an interfaith ceremony. Today, although there are some hurdles, the climate for an interfaith ceremony is much warmer. Many clergy will perform this type of ceremony alone, or with an officiate of another faith. Couples who are met with resistance from within their own religions can turn to a third, more liberal religion, such as the Unitarian Universalist Association, which is supportive of interfaith marriages across any lines, regardless of whether the bride or groom is a member of its church. Some couples choose to celebrate their vows in the tradition of both religions and have two ceremonies, in which case only the date of one and one signature will appear on the official wedding certificate.
For a Civil Ceremony
A nonreligious ceremony can be just as expressive as a religious one. If it has been cleared with the officiate, the couple may write their own vows and incorporate readings, music, and themes into the ceremony. Exactly who qualifies to be a certified officiate varies from state to state, so be sure to check with the local marriage-license bureau for its rules. Some government officials may perform weddings outside government offices, but the rules for this also vary widely, so check with the local government to find out what is permissible.
The cost of having a judge, a county clerk, or another government official perform the ceremony depends on the locality. The fee may vary if the officiate goes to the site, or if the ceremony takes place at a city hall. As for a religious service, it is customary for the best man to hand over payment after the ceremony.
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Look at the engagement announcement of our military couple Matt+Jodi. We are sooo excited to be there for them. It’s been a fun road of communication for us as we have planned their wedding; from Tokyo and Australia where they are stationed. Now we will all be HOME in southern Indiana for the Best kind of wedding with Happily Ever After!
September 30, 2012
WASHINGTON — Robert and Sheila White of Loogootee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Leigh White, to Matthew Croucher, son of Alan and Robyn Croucher of Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia.
The couple met in Yokosuka, Japan, while Matt was admitted to the hospital that Jodi was stationed at and was assigned as his nurse. After his discharge they continued their friendship that later developed into love.
The future bride received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Indiana University. She joined the Navy as an officer upon graduation and is currently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. Her fiance graduated from Heathcote High School and has since served in the Royal Australian Navy as a boatswain mate for the past eight years.
An Oct. 20 wedding and reception are planned at the Jasper Country Club.
We were honored to be able to coordinate the wedding of Betsy and Jeff. What a great IU Wedding! How doe you like the way we designed the end zone???? Here is a “teaser” from Northernlight Filmworks. We will have more to come soon. All of you IU fans are gonna cheer for this one!
My name is Ross Pierson and I am one of the new interns at Kim King Smith Events.
This fall, I will be starting my last year at Ball State University. I am majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I am originally from Avon, Indiana where I graduated Avon High School in 2010. At Ball State, I am the Director of Fundraising for Ball State University Dance Marathon. We are the largest philanthropic organization on campus. We raise money for Riley Hospital for Children. I am in charge of planning fundraising events throughout the year. I was also on the BSU Equestrian Team.
Through my life experiences and Dance Marathon, I realize that I love being part of events and want to incorporate that into my future career. This internship will get me a chance to see and work in the business. I am very excited to work with the fabulous Kim King Smith and I know she is going to give me a lot of experience.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
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!
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!
Rain on your wedding day is considered a gift of fortune. Our Bloomington Indiana outdoor wedding marked fortune at the historic Sarkes Tarzan Estate, Deer Park. Sarkes Tarzan, an Armenian immigrant, owned and founded WTTV Channel 4 in Indianapolis plus manufactured and developed the FM broadcast thus making it popular. His estate is a landmark of rolling hillside, deer and gorgeous gardens- wonderful for a wedding!
Chicago residents, Lindsay and Joe, wanted to come “home” Indiana University, to celebrate their much anticipated wedding. Deer Park Manor was the choice for their outdoor wedding. Outdoor weddings are always sunny and mild, right? Nowhere had wedding plans been made for rain.
Their wedding day at the historic park like setting began sunny and warm until minutes before the guests began to arrive.
With the guests, came showers of rain and some would claim fortune. Old wive’s tales claim that rain on your wedding day symbolizes blessings and fortune in your married life together. At the momen,t our fortune was having enough umbrellas to protect guests as they scurried to their seats for the processional. Hopes were high and smiles remained bright. A wedding was going to take place; and it couldn’t happen to anyone nicer.
Ivory rose petals tossed on the grassy aisle now filled their tiny cups with raindrops as guests popped umbrellas and sat near the huge
sprawling branched maple, our altar site. Nothing could have been sunnier than when our bride, Lindsay, walked
down the aisle with her father to the beaming groom, Joe. We will never forget the violinists playing their classical selections under the protection of several men with umbrellas and a mirage of rain coats. The honorable John Gregg was the officiate and possibly next governor of Indiana.
After the ceremony, guests scurried into Deer Park’s atrium for cocktails and hors d oeuvres, while the couple posed for pictures amongst the rolling hills and gently blowing grasses of the estate, guests enjoyed the ambiance of this once former indoor pool room, now a special gathering area for event guests.
Soon our Chicago based band, Josh and the Empty Pockets, lured guests into the tented reception site for dinner and dancing. Guests tables were creations of crisp white linens, gilded chivari chairs and soft pink flora all displayed in multitudes
of crystal vases, domes and bowls amongst mercury glassed votives which gave a warm glow to the evening affair. The
tent captured more elegance with floral chandeliers of satin ribbon, orchids, hydrangea and roses that hung from the tent’s center; a stunning focal accent. The couple’s Wish Tree, a creation our floral designer made, with its multitude of golden branches, offered guests the opportunity to author personal handwritten wishes for blessings and fortune to the couple.
As the evening ended the showers stopped too. Nothing remained but a deep navy sky and the hand fulls of scattered starlight showering our couple and the gorgeous glow of the venue.
Thank you to:
Coordination: Kim King Smith Events www.kimkingsmithevents.com
Floral: Jim Sims,Kim King Smith Events Floral Divisions www.kimkingsmithevents.com
Venue: Deer Park www.deerparkevents.com
Photography: Wendi Chitwood, Inbloom Photo, www.inbloomphoto.com
Video: Smashed Productions www.smashedproductions.net
Catering: Carla’s Catering carlascateringandcreations.com/index.asp
Bar: Big Red Liquor www.bigredliquors.com
Band: Josh and the Empty Pockets www.joshandtheemptypockets.com
Violinists: IU School of Music www.music.indiana.edu/
Tent and Rentals: Perfect Parties www.perfectparties-events.com
Chairs and Linens: AClassic Party Rentals www.aclassicpartyrental.com
Stationery: Lemonseed and Co www.lemonseedandco.com
Gourmet Chocolates: Nate’s Candy Jar www.natescandyjar.com
Tents and Rentals: Perfect Parties www.perfectparties-events.com
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/Albert-Nolting/