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Liz+Mark’s wedding was one we will not forget. Liz +Mark came to us after reading an article Liz’s mom read in The Broadripple Gazette about our company.
Liz’s family was relatively new to the area and Liz+Mark were really busy professionals. We were thrilled to join in their wedding planning. Thus began a great friendship and lots of planning time. I love Liz. She is pretty, sooo smart and an IU Hoosier. In fact, unbeknownst to us, Liz’s mom and I attended IU together, lived next door to each other in different sororities and knew the same people. Liz also was a member of her mom’s sorority and shared in our love of Bloomington. Mark is a great guy too. Mark is a FABULOUS baseball player and fan! A graduate of DePauw, we shared stories about his alma mater and baseball. We loved helping Liz+Mark with vendor referral, design of their wedding, all of their invitations and coordination.
Their wedding was held at the United Methodist Church on North Meridian on a sunny afternoon. Prior to the wedding, we “trollied” for pictures with my new friends, “Jesse and Gina, Evansville’s renowned photographers” around town. One of our pictures was at the Eiteljorg under a statue with an umbrella-just for fun. A few raindrops came right after our pose, but we didn’t think a thing about it. The sky began to get gray; just before the wedding. Near the end of the ceremony the weather changed. With no real warning, we needed that umbrella! Rain poured hard and it poured fast.
Everyone was onboard the trolley headed for downtown. We arrived at Union Station. The entire wedding party was dodging the showers to get into the Crowne Plaza/Union Station for the reception. As soon as we arrived all of the lights went out. No problem, we had LOTS of beautiful candles burning and were ready for the guests. Soon the Crowne had the lights were back on, the music was playing and lots of laughter filled the room. It became a perfe
Later we were looking out the windows at some beautiful downtown city scape with drops of rain glistening like jewels on the windows,thinking about this beautiful couple and their beautiful dayct evening; just like the day had been.
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/
Stationery: Kim King Smith Events/Carlson Craft
The newest arrival of fashion on Michigan Avenue is now NY based and acclaimed Henri Bendl. Henri Bendl is a store founded for fashion and fun. We loved visitng with Joshua Graham one of the store’s stylists. He explained the signature pieces, the branding, the crystals and the service to us, all while we tried on bangle after bangle, c tiger striped crystal earrings and a few hand bags. After our purchases were secured, we lwere wowed at seeing it wrapped in the chocolate and white striped packaging and grosgrain ribbons embellished with white polka dots. Fun, fashion and fresh! All of our words for Bendl.
image from http://fabgabblog.com/2010/04/henri-bendel/
Well it’s here, or at least we all hope. It’s time to put away those coats and Ugg boots and bring out your bright, spring attire. If you’re anything like me, your bank account may become low due to all the cute spring clothes, accessories, and shoes. Here is a list of my MUST HAVES for Spring 2012.
- Small Crossbody purse for when you are on the go! This Marc Jacobs cross body is the perfect size and color to wear all day long, or for a night out.
- Colored Skinny jeans are soooo fun. Anyone can pull them off with flip-flops or a pair of wedges. Turquoise, red, and coral are already in my closet and very popular for spring!
- TOMS shoes are very comfy, cute, and lightweight. They are so easy to throw on with a pair of capris and still look very stylish. There are so many colors, patterns, and styles to fit your personality. Haven’t heard of Toms? Check out their website! They give a pair of shoes to a child in need one for one when you purchase them. Look cute and help out a great cause!
- Rose Gold Watches are very popular and can we worn with jeans and a shirt to your best dress and heels. Rose gold looks stunning on any skin tone and when it hits that spring time sun is absolutely gorgeous! My favorite is Michael Kors.
- Loop Scarves were very popular this winter and now are coming out in lightweight material for spring. Even with a tank, the right print pops and makes a great outfit fabulous! A great pairing with your colored jeans.
Did you think that your boyfriend
would propose on Valentine’s Day?
Even though it’s come and gone, ladies, there is still hope!
Here are 6 signs that your man is about to pop the
1. He is extra helpful. Before proposing, he will start showing
interest in domestic things such as doing the dishes or going to Bed Bath and
Beyond to give his opinion on the newest home décor.
2. He seems boastful. Every man wants to be able to provide for their wife. Right before
the proposal he will not only brag about his capabilities, to ensure a” yes”
out of you, but also reassure himself of his decision.
3. He acts like you have just started dating. He is pulling out all the stops to “wow” you
right before the big question. Leaving you cute little notes, sending flowers
to work and surprising you with little gifts are just a few hints of
4. He becomes interested in your choice of gold or platinum. He knows your friends
will ask how he proposed, so he is finding out everything you’ve been thinking
to make it special. Every girl wants that absolutely amazing story about the
day they got engaged and how it occurred. He is concerned about the details.
5. Most of the time he is laid back but not recently. He becomes fidgety, even acting
rather nervous. He even exchanges secret conversations with your mother or best
6. Beware of a “romantic” walk, dinner at a certain restaurant or you being very punctual at
By Kim and Andrea
Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography
Credits to Cosmopolitan.com
Engagement season is about to be in full swing and lucky ladies everywhere will be showing off their shiny
new rock! This new life changing experience is only the start of what your
engagement has to offer. Here are a few things that are on the “TO DO’
list once he ‘puts a RING on it’!
1. Get a manicure! Your hand is about to be the main focus of hundreds of
photos and you don’t want to embarrass yourself with un kept nails. Zip into
your favorite salon and start soaking those fingers!
2. Set a Budget! Have a nice, sit down, chat at home, with whomever is
supporting your wedding- it could be you, your fiancé, his parents or yours.
A private family gathering is essential in the early stages so that everyone is
on the same path. The conversation may be awkward, but it needs to be addressed
before anything becomes planned.
3. Insure your ring! If your Love hasn’t done this already, make sure it is done immediately. The jeweler (where it was purchased) should have suggestions about certified insurers. Make sure you get an appraisal slip from your jewelerso the absolute replacement value can be determined.
4. Sign up for Sale Alerts! Your wedding dress is going to be a major purchase, but your accessories don’t need to be. Many
designers have major sales and throughout the year. Check out their sites and sign up.
5. Sign up for Pinterest! Pinterest is the motherland of inspiration! You will be on this site for hours & gather so
many ideas! Majority of the ideas have step by step directions on how to create
the masterpieces. You will want to save (or pin) all of your favorites, from
your dress, to the cake, to favors, and creative keepsakes.
6. Talk $$$ with your Fiancée! Money is always an uncomfortable topic, but it needs to be done, so put on your big girl pants and
do it! You both will need to know all the logistics of combining bank accounts. Make sure you also discuss with your parents about CDs, trusts, or other important documents that may need to change or not change once you become man
7. Sign up for Trunk Show Alerts! Follow your local bridal
boutique on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest info about an upcoming
sale or trunk show. This will allow you to see your favorite designer’s newest
creations straight off the runway.
8. Chose a diet & STICK TO IT! If you plan to lose weight or tone up for your wedding and honeymoon, the worst thing you could do is crash diet at the last minute. If you want to lose more than 5 pounds, give yourself 9-12 months to do it. Pick a proven plan like Weight Watchers or JennyCraig. Ask your Fiancé to invest a few months of a personal trainer for just
you or as a couple. Make a pact to get into shape together with a personal workout plan. Working out with your Fiancé allows
you to support each other even more and get healthy at the same time! If your Fiancé can’t find time, ask one of your bridesmaids.
9. Pick a location! Whether it is selecting the city or the venue, the most
important decision needs to be determining the location of the wedding. This
may need to be something that you get everyone’s advice on; his family and
yours, as they will have an opinion.
10. Hire a planner! It doesn’t matter how organized you can be or how
creative you are, a planner will be your right hand person. As it gets closer
and closer to your day, a planner can help you with everything! From the moment you get engaged, to your
wedding day, they can also assist you with developing a timeline and assist you
with weekend coordination. A planner will have many connections to venues and
vendors for your day. This will allow you to save time and expense plus
allowing everyone to sit back and enjoy the day without missing a precious
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
A popular trend this autumn season is the use of graphic eyeliner to really make your eyes pop. Makeup artists backstage at the Giorgio Armani fashion shows are going for looks that are sexy and playful. By tracing your upper and lower rims with a black pencil just beyond the outer corner of your eye, you will keep your makeup flirty yet modern. For an added twist, Giorgio Armani’s Smooth Silk eye pencils are featured in different shades, such as navy, emerald or eggplant, to draw even more attention to your eyes. You don’t have to get too carried away with how much you apply, but make sure that you add enough so that your look is dramatic. Some ladies are choosing to connect the upper and lower lines or keep them separated by a small space.
Which is you favorite? Yay or Nay??
A big thank you to Giorgio Armani for the wonderful styling and images.
Don’t deny it, we all have a list of favorite television shows that we watch every week. One of my new favorites is The Cupcake Girls. I tune in every Tuesday night. The Cupcake Girls is a great show for me because I have such a sweet tooth and so every time I watch it I want to bake! Good thing I resist the urge pretty well or else I might be overcome with enough desserts to last me a year. The Cupcake Girls is about the trials and tribulations of Cupcakes by Heather and Lori, a nostalgic cupcake franchise in the USA and Canada. Heather White and Lori Joyce are the co-owners of Cupcakes by Heather and Lori and the show tells the story of their rise in the cupcake world. It’s got everything. It has charm, whit, and cupcakes, with a lot of business savvy.
I am telling you about The Cupcake Girls to recommend that you watch the show of course, but also to fill you in on why cupcakes are so happening. Cupcakes are like little bundles of joy. They are just as delicious as a full cake, but in a better serving size, and you can get so creative with them. Yes cakes have the same ability, but it’s a little unusual to see a mound of cupcakes instead of one large cake. Cupcakes are becoming so popular because they are unexpected.
I am a creative person and so I see so many possibilities when I think about serving cupcakes instead of one big cake. You can use cupcakes as the main dessert display at any event. Birthday parties, graduation parties, anniversary parties, and even weddings are all great places to serve the little cups of heaven. You can try new flavor combinations, get a little artsy with the icing, or try a new display method. For example, you can line up your cupcakes and spell words with the icing as if it were a puzzle. For a birthday or graduation party you can spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY or any sort of congratulatory message. You can mix icing colors and designs to create your own original cupcake to match any theme or color scheme. As a bride and groom, think about serving a tower of cupcakes instead of layers and layers of cake that would take forever to cut. Contact us here at Kim King Smith Events and we can assist you with your cupcake craze! We would suggest keeping the tradition alive though, by getting one small layer of cake for the bride and groom to cut and then having a crafty cupcake display for the rest of your guests. No need for volunteer cake cutters, the guests can come and pick up their individually wrapped dessert as they please.
Now if you still want to cling on to the idea of one big cake, consider a cupcake cake. Now you can buy new baking pans that are shaped like an oversized cupcake and matching icing topper. These pans make for an unusual cake that can add a little surprise to the party. Nobody will be expecting one gigantic cupcake! So whenever you want to be that person at the party that always brings the best looking and best tasting dessert, think cupcakes!
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Everyone is trying to get their hands on gold this season! Backstage at the Jason Wu fashion show, makeup professionals are layering hand painted metallic gold leaf on the back of each model’s head, just above a low, twisted bun. If you aren’t so keen on painting gold flakes in your hair, try accessorizing yourself with touches of gold that are easier to add to your morning routine. Adding a cute pair of golden earrings or a headband that has a golden broach on it will dazzle everyone. If you consider yourself a crafty person, you can easily make your own perfect headband. Mix up gold bangles and find Grandma’s gold brooch to add to your denim lapel. You can also look just as glamorous as any model on the runway with NYX’s Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in gold yellow, which will add a pop to your normal eye makeup. Go for the Gold this fall! You will dazzle everyone!
A big thank you to Jason Wu and NYX for their glamorous designs and images.