Love Support: Helping Moms Find her Dress

Mother’s Dress

I know you are worried about your dress and how beautiful you will be (and you will be radiant) but your mom (and his) are also probably worrying about her dress too. One of the questions I have been asked a lot in the past month is “what is the mother of the bride suppose to wear?” What color, what style, is there any rules? Here are my tips you can pass along to mom to help her out:

The dress color should not be the same as the bridesmaids. They are special and so is your mom, and they should each look special. I normally suggest colors like: champagne, mocha, grey or something that compliments your color scheme.

Style: you can suggest a length, but make sure mom is comfortable with it. Each person has their own comfort level and your mom is no different. Let her pick a dress that makes her feel as comfortable as you do.

My only other suggest is mom you should not wear the low-cut, red dress, it is the bride’s time to shine not yours. But buy the dress anyways, you have plenty of other times to look fabulous.

Brides, when you get asked by your mom what to wear, just send her here and maybe this will help.

What is your mom wearing to your wedding? Do you have any other suggestions?

Love is in the Air!

Love Knots: Italian Themed Date Night

Milano Inn Italian Restaurant

Gondola Ride on Canal Downtown Indianapolis

Rose Room at Stone Soup Inn Indianapolis

Looking for a romantic night out? How about an Italian themed romantic getaway date?  First try the Milano Inn downtown in Indianapolis.  This fine Italian restaurant serves great traditional Italian food to satisfy your taste buds.  Choose from there wide selection of wines to help set the mood for the night!  The Milano Inn, an intimate, close feel while enjoying the finest Italian food in Indy.  Next, spend some time on the canal.  Enjoy a romantic gondola ride.  Sit back and relax while a gondolier sings romantic Italian songs and steers you around the canal. End your romantic evening in the Rose Room at the Stone Soup Inn.  This room has just the romantic feel.  The room décor and Jacuzzi help top off an evening you won’t forget!

Love is in the air!

Love Stories: Brandon and Julie

On June 25th, Brandon and Julie got married at the Indianapolis Zoo. It was a great ceremony and a fun reception. They are a beautiful couple who met in high school but did not start dating until years later. I guess it was meant to be. Click the link below to see their video montage.

Wedding Montage Video

Thanks to Risk Productions for their great work!

I hope you enjoy as it was our pleasure to work with such wonderful families.

Love is in the Air!

Love Inspirations: Edible Favors

Love Brownie or Cake Favor

Pink and Blue Carrier: Jelly Bean Favors

Miniature Wine Bottle Favors

Looking for a favor to wow your guests?  Edible favors are a great way for couples to thank their guests at the reception.  There are so many different ideas out there for edible favors; whether it is recipes from a family cookbook, miniature wine samples from the wine served at the wedding, bride and grooms favorite treat, or something sweet everyone can enjoy.  You won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests!

What are some of your edible favor ideas?  Have you received an edible favor at a wedding?

Love is in the air!

Love Knots: Eagles Nest Restaurant

Eagles Nest Restaurant

Located at the Hyatt Downtown Indianapolis

Looking for a romantic night out with your loved one?  Try the Eagles Nest located at the Hyatt in downtown Indy.  The Eagles Nest revolves 360 degrees so you have the perfect view of downtown Indianapolis.  This fine dining restaurant is just what you need for a night out.  They were also voted most romantic restaurant in the city of Indianapolis.

Next time you are looking for a great place to eat with that romantic vibe, be sure to check out Eagles Nest!

Love is in the air!

Love Connections: Erin Hession from Erin Hession Photography


Photos from a photo shoot with Erin
(Last photo is her famous ring shot)

    Erin Hession from Erin Hession Photography
(Erin with her Husband John)

Erin just finished our photo shoot for Ruffles and Roses. We had a chance to sit down with Erin Hession and ask her a few questions pertaining to love.  Here is what Erin said:

1)  What do you love about weddings?
       -“I love everything about weddings! I love photographing people in love and I enjoy capturing all of the beautiful details and special moments throughout the wedding day. I especially look forward to the first dance and creating an awesome shot of just the bride and groom in their own moment together with all of their friends and family watching, it’s probably one of my favorite parts of the day.” 

2)  What do you love about your business?
       -“I love how awesome my clients are, we tend to attract the really nice, high end, fun brides who are up for anything and who appreciate amazing photography. It makes my job so enjoyable to have fun clients who totally trust me when I say “just one more shot!”

3)  What is your love craving and why?
       -“I would have to say that I crave to seek out cool ring shots every weekend, especially when it showcases the couple’s personality. When we capture a really awesome ring shot, I tend to put it up on facebook right away, I just can’t wait to show the whole world!”

4)  What do you love about living in Indiana?
       -“I love how nice and down to earth the people are here, we’ve traveled all over the country for photo shoots but I have to say, Hoosier Hospitality is the best!”

5)  Love advice
      -“Continue to “date” your spouse, even after you’re married. A friend once told me, “you keep them the way you got them” and I think that’s so true! John and I are known to go out on regular date nights and it always helps us reconnect and have fun together as a couple.”

Have you thought about who will be shooting your wedding photos?  Keep Erin Hession in mind for your special day! 

Love is in the air!

Art of the Table 2011 Photos

Sorry for the delay, but here are the photos. I posted awhile back a design board I created for our design, click here to see it. I wanted to show how a design board becomes a real design. The board is never exact, but gets you an idea of what you want. We were happy with how our table turned out and we hope you enjoy it. As a reminder, our theme was Christmas, winter, luncheon. We did a fun twist on Christmas by using a fresh green and our “red” was just our drink and cupcakes. You do not have to be so literal with a theme. You can had hints of it and still have fun with the design.

Table Design/Cupcakes – Heavenly Sweets Cakes

Table Design/Stationary Design – Moments in Time Event Planners

Flowers – Gene Fulmer, Events by Design

Linens – BBJ Linens

Photographer – Troy Hill

In case you were not there, the cupcakes were yummy, thanks Tanya!

What do you think of the table design?

Happy Planning!