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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