Indianapolis Winter Wedding at D’Amore

We have been snowed in for days and it reminded me of a winter wedding we did last December. It actually was not as cold as expected for a December wedding, but the bride was prepared with a fabulous coat. She didn’t let cold weather get in the way of some great outdoor photos.

The other exciting thing about this wedding is our bride was our January Bridal Show Winner and she won help designing her wedding. One of the comments she had when we first talked was she really liked the long tables full of people. She did not think it would happen, but we showed her how she could mix both rounds and long tables together to create a look just for her. It turned out great and we could not have been more pleased.

Please enjoy the photos below of Amy and Ryne’s Rustic Winter Wonderland.

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Ceremony/Reception Location – D’Amore
Weekend Management – Ruffles & Roses
Photographer – Darcy Demmel Photography
Design Concept – Ruffles & Roses
Florist – Posh Petals
Catering – Thomas Caterers of Distinction

This was a fun wedding with a great group of vendors. We hope you enjoyed the photos and please let us know what you think.

Happy Planning!

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Art of the Table 2013 – Ruffles & Roses Table

I know it is July and several months past Art of the Table. I thought it would be fun this year to wait several months so that everyone could have another taster of Art of the Table in the middle of the year. I have had the great honor of helping with this event since 2010. For this year’s table, I wanted to do something with a rustic touch. Instead of doing a rustic table with all the touches most people use, I wanted to add a twist. I ended up calling our table Rustic Glam Chic. The table was designed to be romantic and chic with a touch of rustic. I wanted guests to see that there are different ways to use rustic. Here are the photos from the event.

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I enjoy this event every year and cannot wait until next year (yes, I already have started designing my table)! In case you do not know about this event, it is a table design event by the Association of Bridal Consultants – Indiana Chapter. It features tables designed by some of the best planners and florists in Indiana. It was started in 2004 to honor Betty Jackson, a fellow planner taken from us too soon.

Make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s 10th Anniversary celebration March 2, 2014. You will not want to miss this year as we have many specials touches for the 10th Anniversary. Go to www.artofthetable.info to find out more, see photos from all the tables, and how you too can become a designer.

We love to hear comments about our table design, what did you think?

Happy Planning!

Art of the Table 2013

It is that time a year again – Art of the Table. In case you do not know, this is a design event put on by the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Bridal Consultants. We will have 25 designers and/or florists designing amazing tablescapes. It is the one time a year many of us designers get to put the limit and really create that over-the-top look. This is a must see for all brides who want inspiration for their wedding. Best of all, we donate the proceeds to the American Heart Association and the Betty Jackson Education Fund. Who is Betty Jackson you may ask? She is a fellow planner who was taken from us too early by cancer. This event was created to honor her and her passions. Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: NCAA Conference Center, 700 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Cost: $10/Ticket before March 1st, $12/Ticket at Door
More Information/Order Tickets: www.artofthetable.info

Ruffles & Roses will be designing a table again this year. Here is a sneak peek of our color scheme. Come see what it turns into!

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I would also like to take some time and thank the generous sponsors who give of their time and product so we can create this great event.

Association of Bridal Consultants – IN Chapter
A Classic Party Rental
Bello Romance Photography
Centerplate Catering
Chair Covers and Linens
Circle City Photo Booth
Cocktail Sax
IndyVisual
Jessica Strickland
LGi Linens
Markey’s Audiovisual
Nathaniel Edmunds Photography
NCAA Conference Center
Perfect Wedding Guide
Pink Poppy Ink
Ritz Charles/Indianapolis Monthly Bridal Show
Sunny Moon DJ
Wedding Day Magazine

Hurry, discount ticket pricing ends in two weeks! I hope to see you there and please make sure to stop by our table and say hello.

Have you been to Art of the Table before?
If so, what was your favorite design?

Happy Planning!

Ombre Wedding Cakes

One of the hottest trends from last year that is still going strong into the new year is Ombre. One of my favorite places to see ombre is in the cake. (Maybe that is because I have a sweet tooth, hhhmmmm…..)

Here are some great examples:

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Purple Ombre Cake

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Pink Ombre Cake

I love the idea of the cake being a combination of the same color. You can instantly make your wedding cake interesting by changing the color from top to bottom. Simple, yet elegant.

Also, who says you have to stop at the outside of the cake. Think about adding ombre layers inside your cake too!

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Pink Ombre Cake – Inside and Out

What do you think of having an ombre wedding cake?

Art of the Table 2012 Photos

We are excited to share our table photos for Art of the Table 2012. This year’s event was great as always. As a committee member we were excited to see 29 table designs, the most we have ever had. All of the designers went over the top a pulled off amazing designs. The great thing about this event is that it caters to everyone. Whether you are planning a romantic, contemporary or beach wedding, you could see a design in your style. Even if you were not planning a wedding, we had a design for you too. Please enjoy our two tables, we had a blast creating them!

Table Design – Ruffles & Roses
Floral Design – Lilly Lane Flowers
Stationary Design – Ruffles & Roses
Overlay Linens – Wildflower Linens
Base Linen – Chair Cover & Linens
Photographer – Erin Hession Photography

This was our romantic wedding table. We fell in LOVE with these linens from Wildflower and had to design a table around them. The idea for the centerpiece was a garden that has gone a bit wild and is overgrown. The best part about Lilly Lane’s design (besides the roses of course!) was that as you moved around the table you were greeted with a different look. It made the table interesting and fun to look around, you never knew what was around the corner.

Table, Favors, Flowers, Cupcake Design – Ruffles & Roses
Linens – Chair Covers & Linens
Photographer – Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Our second table we went a little wild and did a social table. This is a little girl’s birthday party themed as Alice and Wonderland’s Mad Hatter Tea Party. This is a fun theme to work with because anything goes. The Mad Hatter Tea Party was a crazy UnBirthday Party with tons of teapots and cups. We use this idea and expanded it to include giant teacups for our topsy-turvy cake and flower display. We picked the top linen because of its fun color changing feature. The bubbles are one long linen that changes colors depending on what is below it. How fun! Can you imagine being a little girl and having your very own grown up tea party? I cannot wait until I can use these for a real party.

Check out the entire event photos at the Art of the Table website.

Hope you enjoyed our photos, we enjoyed designing them.  What is your favorite party of our table designs?

Love Inspirations: Fabric Flower Ideas

This past weekend I attending a regional meeting for the Association of Bridal Consultants and was honored to design a table for lunch. I was given the colors fuchsia, apple green, and black and white stripes. The only other stipulation was to try to not use fresh flowers (we were trying to keep the cost down). I decided to create a design using fabric. I created fabric ruffles orbs and fabric flowers. I am very pleased with how they turned out.

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Fabric Flower Wedding Centerpiece by Ruffles and Roses

We have decided that this is a great accent to any wedding. We will soon be offering fabric flowers you can purchase to accent your wedding or event. We will also be creating keepsake bouquets. This will be a great way to have a wedding memory keep forever. Email us at hello {at} rufflesroses.com to be emailed when these items are available.

What do you think of the fabric flowers? How would you use them?

Love is in the Air!

Love Conntections: Violet Vintage

I am excited to share a new rental place in Indianapolis. It is called Violet Vintage and you probably guessed, but they provide vintage rentals. They have a selections of furniture, tableware, accessories and more! Check out their website:

Violet Vintage

Not only do they provide rental items but they do more. If you want a vintage look for your wedding or event, you must check them ou. I have to say I LOVE vintage style and cannot wait to use some of their items. In fact, I think I already have some ideas…You may need to check out Art of the Table this year to see something.

I think my favorite piece is the Stitch’s furniture, I can already see it in use. What is your favorite?

Love is in the Air!

Love Stories: Robbie & Stephanie

We are so excited that we get to be sharing some beautiful photos from our August 13th wedding at the Eiteljorg. I met this couple at the end of December last year and worked with them all year to create their perfect day. I enjoyed meeting and working with the whole family and in fact, miss not talking to them on a regular basis. The rain held off that day for the outside ceremony, our only hitch was the practicing bands behind the ceremony site. I think Stephanie’s dad said it best in his welcome speech when he said, “it is hard to get 30 rival bands to play together, but they did for Stephanie’s wedding.” It may not have been ideal but it will be a memory. Please enjoy the photos!

Wedding Planner – Ruffles & Roses Weddings and Events

Photographer – Patricia Karina

Venues – Eiteljorg Museum

Catering – Kahn’s Catering

Flowers – Lilly Lane Flowers

Cake and Dessert Bar – Kahn’s Catering

DJ – Sunny Moon

Hope you enjoyed. They are a beautiful couple and I wish them all the best!

What is your favorite photo?

Love is in the Air!

Love Stories: Gary and Tammy

A couple of weekends ago I receive a call from a father asking me if I was available for the August 27th weekend, the call was on August 20th one week away. I was available and I was able to talk to the bride on Sunday night. The problem was their reception was in a gym (not the bride’s first choice, but only one that worked) and the bride did not want it to look like a gym, can you blame her? On Sunday I got her linen order, so I could order linens on Monday. I then did not meet the bride at the site until Tuesday morning. We then came up with a plan on how she wanted the room decorated. Three days later we showed up and made it happen.

What we started with

What we ended up with

 

It is not always easy to design an entire reception room in three days, but we did and the bride and groom were extremely happy (mom and dad too). Here are some more shots from the reception.

Half the Room – Love the Black Table Cloths with Ivory Napkins

Table Shot – Accents of Purple and Green

Fun Idea – The centerpiece at every table was a cake, uuummmm!

Head Table – Adding Drama

The Bride Loved My Ruffle Table – So I gave it to Her

Drama on the Dance Floor – This Helped Transform this Room

We were excited to help this couple realize their wedding dream. Remember, even when you think you have run out of time, there is still a chance you can have what you want. It was hard work, but we are very excited we were able to get this done in less than a week.

What do you think, did we transform the gym?

Love is in the Air!

Love Connections: Laura from the Sheraton Downtown City Centre

Laura Buttry: Catering Sales Manager/Wedding Specialist 

Panorama Room at Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre

Aerial View of Downtown Circle 

Have you been thinking about where you would like to get married or where you would like to have your wedding reception?  The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre has a wonderful staff and facility that will accommodate you in all your wedding needs!  We had the opportunity to sit down with Laura Buttry from the Sheraton in downtown Indianapolis.  Laura is the catering sales manager and wedding specialist at the Sheraton.  We asked her a few questions pertaining to love.

1)  What do you love about weddings?
-I love seeing the brides excitement when she is talking about her vision and then seeing it come to life on the big day.

2)  What do you love about your business?
-At the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, I like how we are a place for people to gather.  We are their home away from home, their family reunion for the year.  I like that they feel comfortable sitting in the lobby just chatting or can relax in the sun by the pool.

3)  What is your love craving and why?
      – I love ice cream. I could eat it any time of the year and in all different flavors.

4)  What do you love about living in Indiana?
-I grew up in a small town and moved to Indy four years ago. I love that by going 15 minutes out of the city, you are back in farm country.  It is so relaxing to leave the city behind and be in nature.

5)  Love Advice
-My love advice is to be real about marriage and love itself.  It is not always roses’ falling from the sky but this is the person that is your partner in life.  They are with you there in the morning when you aren’t looking your best and by your side proudly at the work holiday party.  There are times when you will fight and not want to be around each other but these just make you stronger.  Realize that you are different people and he doesn’t always know what you are thinking so a little hint goes along way.  Always love one another and remember to always kiss good night.

Check out the wedding promotion tab on Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre’s website.  Make sure to book your date at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre!

Love is in the air!!!