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We are thrilled and humbled to be named the Indy AList Best Wedding Planner. This is the fifth year in a row for our team. Please don’t consider me boastful but I MUST brag on my hard working and dedicated team of vendors and staff. Without them we could not create the weddings that we do. It takes a team and we are so proud to have the BEST. Our vast network of vendors and our creative staff make our working here at Kim King Smith Events an award every day. Thanks to all who vote for us, refer us and give us the opportunity to serve them as their Indiana Wedding Planner. Thank you! Thank you!
We had so much fun planning the renowned Indianapolis photographer, Brooke Bustillo’s www.justbrooke.com mom, Pat’s, surprise party. What an honor to be selected by one of your peers to coordinate and create a memorable occasion that only happens once.
Needless to say, our Trendsetting Team went right to work. Brooke wanted her mom to have a party similar to all the nice weddings she does. We wanted it to be elegant, memorable and a time all of her friends plus family could really enjoy.
We started with her favorite color, purple. Next, we created a peacock themed birthday invitation to the Panorama Room at the Sheraton City Centre www.sheraton.com/indianapolis . This was a great venue to see all of the holiday lights, plus lure her there under the pretense she would go to the top of the building to view the holiday decor (needless to say, everyone was waiting inside for the big SURPRISE).
We used eggplant and gold linens and gold chivari chairs. Our in house floral designer, Jim, created the most beautiful florals. We had lots of twinkling candles, a candy buffet www.natescandyjar.com and plenty of well wishes. Add to that a cake from Classic Cakes www.classiccakescarmel.com that looked like their RV (the birthday girl and Brooke’s dad love to travel) and a photo booth by Happy Snaps www.happysnapsphotobooth.com to get everybody “happy”.
Brooke said that Pat woke up the next day and told her husband she had had the most wonderful dream. She said she had a fabulous birthday party with all of her friends, amazing decor and great food. Of course her husband explained it wasn’t a dream, it was the truth! What a great birthday! What a great story!
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