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!

Pink Wedding Shoes!

If you were to look at my blog stats, you would find my most popular post being a post with pink shoes. The problem being that they are ruffle Carlos Santana shoes that are no longer available (I know, I have them in black). I decided that I needed to give you more pink shoes to drool over. Right now these are available but who knows for how long. Enjoy!

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Pink Sparkle Shoe

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Kate Spade Pink Feather Purse

Wait a minute, that last one is not a shoe! What can I say, I couldn’t resist. While looking for pink shoes, I found this Kate Spade purse and wanted to share. Why not have a pink purse to match your pink shoes!

Which are your favorite?

Do you have another favorite pink shoe I missed?

Happy Planning!

Indianapolis Wedding Planner Crazy Winter Sale

I posted a couple of days ago on Facebook and Twitter that I was getting a little tired of winter and wanted to start thinking about weddings. Therefore, I had a crazy winter sale for our weekend management services. Since it is still winter and I am still crazy, I have decided to extend this offer to up to five brides until January 31st. This means that in the next two days, five luck brides can have a wedding coordinator at their wedding and save some money in the process. The offer is $225 off our weekend management Polished Path. This path includes:

Meeting 6-8 weeks out to start developing your timeline
Creation of Your Wedding Timeline
Wedding Coordinator and Team
Final Contact with All of Your Vendors – Including Timelines for All Vendors
Bridal Party Schedule
Rehearsal Coordination
All Day on Your Wedding Day
BONUS: This Path includes a 15 minute phone call once a month with a planner to talk about your wedding. You get to have a professional resource to ask questions to, vent, and tell all the fun details to.

Hurry, we can only give this offer to five brides so contact us at hello [at] rufflesroses.com to set up an appointment to meet with us.

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?

2013 Wedding Gown Trends

If you are getting married, you have most likely already started searching for a wedding gown. The interesting thing this year is that more and more brides are looking for sleeves of some kind on their dress. Dress designers are starting to realize this too. Here are a couple of examples:

Indianapolis Wedding Planner Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress Style 2243

Alfred Angelo
Style 2243

Indianapolis Wedding Planner Maggie Sottero Bronwyn Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero
Bronwyn

Indianapolis Wedding Planner Mon Cheri David Tutera Wedding Dress Rae

David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Style No. 113204 – Rae

As you can see brides like the idea of covering up a bit. Also, having sleeves allow the designers to make great designs for the back of the dress. Click on the links and see how dress backs have changed.

The only problem is that not all dresses and designers have caught up with this trend. Many brides are finding dresses they like that have no sleeves. Not to worry, a good seamstress can fix that. In fact, Lucy’s Bridal in Carmel, can add cap sleeves to many of their dresses. When shopping for your dress, make sure to stop in to their shop to see if one of their dresses can be your dream dress.

What do you think about sleeves on dresses? Are you having them on your dress?

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 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!

Fun Color Friday – Honeysuckle

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And the winner is … honeysuckle! The Pantone color of 2011 is honeysuckle and  I Love it! It is a fun and fresh color that would make any wedding pop. The best part is you should be able to find fabulous shoes!

What do you think of the color of the year?

Happy Planning!

 

Introducing the Tailor-Made Wedding

We are excited to introduce you to the Tailor-Made Wedding. This is going to change the way you plan your wedding.The first path we have available under this new program is the Posh Path. With this path not only do you get a day-of wedding coordinator but you also get a photographer, DJ, baker and florist. With one meeting with me, you can have your vendor shopping done. I have joined with fabulous professionals to create a path like no other. When you choose this path for your wedding you will receive all of the following:

Two Photographers with Eight Hours of Coverage on Your Wedding Day
DVD of Your Photos
Engagement Session with DVD of Photos

One Bridal Bouquet
Five Bridesmaid Bouquets
Eight Boutonnieres
Two Mother Corsages
20 Small Rose and Hydrangea Centerpieces in Square Vase with
    Ribbon of Your Choice

DJ Service for Three Hours

One Four-Tier Wedding Cake

Day-of Wedding Planner Services including
Creation of Timelines for Your Wedding Day
Coordination with All Vendors
Wedding Day Schedule for Wedding Party
Rehearsal Coordination
All Day Wedding Day Coverage

But that is not all, you will also receive

Wedding Album Credit
Toss Bouquet and Cake Topper
Dance Floor Lighting
Two Cake Fillings
30 Minute Call Once a Month with Planner and Email Support

We have saved you time and money all while giving you an amazing wedding. Are you a Posh Bride? Contact us today to set up a complimentary session to learn about this amazing new Path. Call us today and you could be done tomorrow.

Your Journey Begins Here!

Happy Planning!

P.S. – Check back in the future to find out if you are a Pure or Prima bride.

Add Drama to Your Wedding with Lighting

Something many couples do not think of for their wedding is lighting. Strategically placed lighting can change the feel of your wedding. Many brides are trying to creat a mood with their decor, and lighting can really help you. Today there are so many different options out there, you can really create something special. Working with a great lighting specialist will insure that you can get amazing lighting in your budget. Even if you have a tight budget, work with your designer to help put the lights where they will have the greatest impact. I attended a wedding in November (actually attended as a guest) and they placed about 6-8 lights around the room. Even though there was not 20 lights, the mood was definitely set.

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Local Lighting Specialist

By adding lighting, you are adding another element for your guests to enjoy. Again, talk to a professional and you will be able to set that mood you are looking for.

Happy Planning!