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The secret is out and we are thrilled to announce that Kim King Smith, Indiana’s only Accredited Bridal Consultant has been named the official Professional Technical Editor for the New 3rd Edition of Wedding Planning for Dummies!! This newest edition, with over 20% new material will be available November 27, 2012. Kim King Smith has distinguished herself, worldwide, as a member of an elite panel of experts for this project, including
world known celebrity wedding planner and publisher of Lucky Magazine, Marcy Blum.
Wiley Publishing has made this new edition the best and most sought after for Brides.
Kim King Smith has been working directly with the publishers for months reviewing the material and adding additional information to make Wedding Planning for Dummies the BEST publication of its kind! Millions of readers will be reading the wedding planning tips and following the experienced advice in making their wedding planning easy and fun.
If you are planning a wedding or are interested in the wedding planning industry, this book is a MUST. The publishers have included new material that you will want to know and read about. The edition will be for brides and budgets with all ranges. The new edition is available now at Barnes and Noble Amazon and many other locations worldwide.
Make sure to get your copy early, since this is such a popular publication and a great read. Please let Kim know how you like it. We hope you LOVE it!
Here are some tips to make your wedding easy planning.
1. Don’t over invite. Keep the numbers manageable for your budget and for your venue. Remember that each guest will cost you in food and beverage as well as decor, rentals and favors.
2. Personalize your wedding. Find and share elements that make the wedding about you as a couple and not everything that is in social media.
3. Be creative. Yes, you can stay within your budget and have many wow elements.
4. Prioritize the most important details and sacrifice the least important.
5. Enjoy the event and invest in a professional that can coordinate at least the weekend while you and your family enjoy the celebration.
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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.
Special thanks to Harvey Nichols Department Store and Lancel
Looking to be a fashionista this summer? Try Misa! Misa Nail Lacquer has a vibrant new line of polish that will add a punch of color to any outfit this summer. They have Krystal Water for a bluesy day, Under My Sunbrella for those sun shiny days, Mega Margarita for a day out with the girls, and Summer Love for a night out with your man. Match them to your outfit or to your mood and you are sure to catch someone’s eye. You’ll love Misa so much you’ll be asking for more. No worries, they have a spectrum of colors for any season. For now, show your true colors this summer season with Misa Nail Lacquer!
Photo courtesy of http://www.all-you-desire.com/2011/05/ready-for-summer.html
We are absolutely humbled and thrilled to announce that we have been chosen among the nations best wedding professionals to receive a WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. Wedding Wire is an affiliate of Martha Stewart. The recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Kim King Smith Events stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year. Thank you to our beautiful brides, grooms and their families for giving us the opportunity to serve them. We contribute our successes to the partnerships formed to create a great team of vendors for all of our brides. Our work ethic and dedication to our clients adds tremendous value to our work and we take pride in everything that we do. We could not be more thrilled about this wonderful honor and cannot wait for 2011 to serve our princesses and create even more royal occasions.
Recently when visiting Chicago, I visited the Gucci Store www.gucci.com to see what was the newest and latest. Perched on several shelves facing fashionable Oak Street was the Bouvier Bag, now known as the Jackie O Bag. The clerk told me the history of this bag. I thought it was interesting and thought I would share it with you. After researching, I found this information and thought you would like to read it too. I loved Jackie’s classic style and it was fun to learn the the history of this bag. Which one of the bags do you like the best? In case anyone has my name for Christmas, I will take the grey one.
“We can count on Gucci for styles that we love now and later. Gucci is always in front the cutting edge of fashion and wins countless applause for their master pieces. It has been named in top 40 songs since the 1970s and is frequently mentioned in hip-hop music where material goods make or break status. For style-conscious women everywhere, owning a Gucci purse, Gucci wallet, or a pair of Gucci sunglasses is the ultimate status symbol.
Gucci possesses an inborn sense of creativity and innovation which has produced numerous stylish and eye-catching handbags. We can make quite the fashion statement with the Gucci handbag we choose to use. Gucci handbags are not only renowned for their high quality materials. Their suave style offers elegance and luxury, very suitable for ladies who want a timeless glamour, not a flashy trend. Perhaps the most famous icon of this house of fashion is the Jackie O. shoulder bag which was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis when she was the wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. While mentioned Jackie Onassis, people often associate the classic handbag, Gucci Jackie Bag with her.
The classic Jackie O. shoulder bag is made of top quality leather and denim with jacquard double G pattern and a unique metal push/slide closure. Gucci recently launched a brand New Jackie Bag. New Jackie O. shoulder bag is more variation with a distinctive color like jewel green, wine red and deep tan. I like the tan leather new Jackie bag so much. It features single adjustable strap with woven detail. A wide shoulder strap ensures it will sit comfortably on your shoulder and the interior is fully lined with a contrasting silky material. The sheer size of the bag means that it is plenty big enough. It is perfectly elegant for holding all your daily essentials. Available in some fantastically bright colors for the spring and summer season this is a bag that will get you noticed for all the right reasons, glamour and elegance. This new large Jackie shoulder bag comes with Gucci controllato card, Gucci care card, and Gucci logo dust bag. If you own this Gucci handbag, you are definitely part of a worldwide fashion powerhouse.
The founder Guccio Gucci opened a small leather store in 1921 in Florence, Italy. Guccio exhibited the same talents his father possessed, making functional pieces that reflected his exposure to European designs. Since then, the brand has developed into one of the world’s most esteemed fashion houses. Nowadays Gucci Company is more competitive than before. Owning a Gucci handbag like the classic Jackie bag would be your best choice.”
I would like to introduce you to my friend, Alexi Tavel. She is one of the most creative, stylish and artistic women I know. She is incredible! She is the designer and owner of October Anniversary www.octoberanniversary.com, a custom jewelry design shop in SoHo.
I love these stacks! I love that everything is now at 20% off for the holidays! I love that all of her jewelry is unique, eye catching and beautiful. Look for yourself and get your order into Santa soon!
Now you can own Kate Middleton-designed jewelry
She may soon be decked out in glittering bling, but just a few years ago, Kate Middleton was designing it.
In 2007, the soon-to-be princess collaborated with British designer Claudia Bradby on a stylish pendant necklace, which Bradby is now re-releasing to honor Kate’s upcoming nuptials. The 14-inch sterling silver snake chain features a silver bean with rose quartz and pink pearl charm.
“I thought it would be a good idea to reissue it to celebrate their engagement,” the designer told the London Evening Standard. In case there was any doubt of Kate’s involvement, Bradby added, “She was very specific about what she wanted — it was her concept.”
Kate harbors a love of fashion, much as her fiance’s mother, Princess Diana, did; in 2006, she was an assistant accessories buyer at women’s wear chain Jigsaw. Her fashionista credentials also include being named to People Magazine’s 2010 best-dressed list, Vanity Fair’s international best-dressed list, and as one of Richard Blackwell’s 10 “Fabulous Fashion Independents” of 2007.
And now a piece of Middleton-designed fashion history can be yours for just $71. It’s a small price to pay for the opportunity to respond to compliments by saying casually: “Oh, this? Kate Middleton designed it for me.” http://windsorknot.todayshow.com/_news/2010/12/06/5599543-now-you-can-own-kate-middleton-designed-jewelry
Thank you, MSNBC.
If you are anything like me, you may find yourself gazing into the television screen on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the well-liked American Idol season. No matter how much I despise what Simon Cowell says to the contestants, it always excites me to listen to each song and simply guess what he might say. However for all of the Simon fans out there, I’m sure you are also aware, and think highly of “The Simon Cowell of Dating”, Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Just to fill those of you in who are unaware of the reality show, Millionaire Matchmaker, on the Bravo TV Network, Patti Stranger is the host and the main individual to thank for finding the love of many individual’s lives. Working with each client on an individual basis through each step of the dating process, from the initial meeting through the marriage proposal, Patti incorporates her one-of-a-kind personality, humor, and harsh honesty to make the show interesting.
The Millionaire’s Club currently has over 30,000 women available for its members, catering to male and female members all around the globe. Millionaire’s Club’s contemporary approach offers a complimentary membership to women, working closely with leading psychologists, relationship counselors, date coaches, hypnotherapists and image consultants, as well as with a variety of top-notch personal trainers and hairstylists.
Whether a bride meets her groom with the help of a professional matchmaker, a friend or family member playing the role of matchmaker, or the old-fashioned way of two paths crossing, relationships may be a lot of work at times. But nurturing the relationship is what makes it more rewarding and in the end we are grateful for the man of our dreams that we marry, no matter how we were set up! At Kim King Smith Events we love meeting your “Mr. Right: and seeing you “live happily ever after”.
Though many of us former and future brides may wish we were/are millionaires, most of us will have to settle for just a few of Patti’s inside tips. Here are a three of her suggestions for women in search of “Mr. Right”, who happens to be a millionaire:
- “Eat at a steak house”, because men love to eat steak.
- “Retain Anonymity”. Go out to the restaurant by yourself, bring a good book, and then smile his way to signal him over.
- “Be receptive”. If he gives you his number and asks you to call him, then follow up; but if you don’t feel comfortable doing this, then beat him to the punch line and make him do the work.