Art of the Table 2011

I am excited to be apart of Art of the Table 2011. This event is sponsored by the Association of Bridal Consultants (I am a proud member) and benefits several charities. It features about 25 beautifully designed table scapes by designers from Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. This year we are The Columbia Club and is on March 6th 12-4pm. Tickets are just $10 a person and not only will you get to see great design, but you will also get a little food too.

I am excited this year to be able to help with one of the tables. I have teamed with Tanya from Heavenly Sweets to create a beautiful table. The best part is that she is supplying cupcakes on the table for everyone to eat. If you have never had a Heavenly Sweets cupcake, then you have to come.

For More Info: – Official Site – Purchase online tickets – ENDS MARCH 1st
Email me at contact [at] – More Info and Purchase Tickets

This is an event you do not want to miss. It is a double bonus, you get to see great design and donate to charity at the same time.

Are you go to be there?

Happy Planning!

14 West Christmas Wedding: Eric and Christine

This past December it was my pleasure to help Christine and Eric with their small intimate wedding. When we first met, they shared their thoughts of a very small intimate wedding. When it was all said and done, the guest list was 26 people. Can you imagine only 26 people at your wedding? They could and it was fantastic. The intimate feel they were after was perfect and they enjoyed visiting with their family and friends. We also decided not to fight the Christmas decor, since their wedding was in December. We did not necessarily make it Christmas, but went with a beautiful crimson red. We then accented that with ivory and black. It came together exactly as they hoped and it added to their special day. Here are some of the details of their day. Enjoy!

Ceremony Site: 14 West Restaurant and Suites – Penthouse
Reception Site: 14 West Restaurant and Suites – Fortune Room
Photographer: Patricia Karina
Wedding Planner: Moments in Time Event Planners
Flowers: Circle City Designers
Harpist: Stephanie Hall
Officiant: Tim Tribbet
Linens: Connie Duglin Linens
Stationary: Moments in Time Event Planners

I really enjoy working with Christine and Eric on their Christmas wedding. I wish them the best of love in their marriage.

What is your favorite detail from their wedding?
What do you think of having a small, intimate wedding, could you have one?

Happy Planning!

Creative Bridesmaid Gifts – Personalized Wine Glasses

I get asked a lot what a good bridesmaid gift would be. Many brides give jewelry (the same they are wearing in the wedding) as their gift. This is a great idea, and I do recommend it, but some brides like to do something different. Here is an idea that you and your bridesmaids can have fun with. Give them personalized wine glasses. Tons of websites offer you just this. You can just buy them, but I think it would be fun to make them. I know you are thinking, one more thing I have to take care of, how is this fun? My suggestion is to have your bridesmaids make their own glasses. Have a pre-wedding de-stress party. Pick a Friday or Saturday night and have a good old-fashioned slumber party. Then bring the wine glasses and have fun! Here is what you will need:

1. Wine Glasses. I know it is simple, but you will need to find some. In my town, I have an Old Time Pottery (love them!) and I can get wine glasses cheap. If you do not have a store like this in your town, then google and you will find hundreds. You can even get them customized with their name already, it is up to you.

Wine Glasses

2. Now you need paint in your wedding colors of course. You will need some kind of glass paint. If they need to put their names on them, then they may need a puffy paint like product that they can draw with. Also, these are glasses so make sure it is food safe.

Glass Paint – Joann’s

 3. Fun Stuff! Now get creative. You need the glitter and glam factor. Get items like feather boas, gems, ribbon and anything else that is you. This will let your girls be them, while at the same time, matching each other. Go to a craft store and just have fun. There is no limits and no rules, just your own.






             Boa                           Glitter                           Ribbon

4. Boring Stuff. You will need supplies to make this happen. This include paint brushes, plastic plates to pour paint on, scissors, glue (craft and/or glue gun) to add embellishments, etc. Also, I would suggest newspaper on the table you are working on, especially if you are using glitter. You will be having fun laughing and someone will drop something.

5. After everyone is done, collect them and keep them till your wedding day. Then have your planner set them out at the head table for the girls. They will be able to find their glass all night long.

BTW, the bride needs one too! Have fun with your bridesmaids and relax with them. It will be a great stress relief and will bring you all closer together, especially if not all your friends know each other.

Happy Planning!