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Valentine’s Day is this weekend!  What are you going to give your significant other?  There are good gifts, great gifts, and not so great gifts.  We are here to help you figure out the best gift to give this Sunday.

5.  Flowers – Always the classic gift.  Though many girls love to receive a big bouquet of roses, or whatever her favorite flower is, they do not last.  Girls these days are wanting a gift that they can show off for a long time.  After a few days, the flowers start to wilt.  That’s not to say you couldn’t hide a little trinket inside that bouquet!

4.   Chocolate – You can not go wrong when giving a girl chocolate!  Who doesn’t love opening a big box of assorted chocolates on Valentine’s Day?  Ladies, this might not be the best gift for your man, most men are not chocoholics like most women are.  But, there are a few out there that would still enjoy this gift.

3.  Edible Bouquet – If your significant other is watching their figure, maybe she would like a bouquet of fruit instead of chocolate this year.  Edible Arrangements makes fruit into flowers.  If you want them dipped in chocolate, they can do that too.

2.  Gift sets – Be it a wine basket, pamper kit, or just a bunch of his/her favorite things, this is a gift anyone would love.  Well, unless the gift has no thought behind it and you just grab the first gift basket you see.  Think of what he/she would love most, and go from there.

And the #1 gift to give this Sunday……..Your love!  That’s all anyone wants, the love of another.  Spend time together.  Doesn’t have to be a big fancy dinner, or anything expensive.  Just making the day all about the two of you, and making memories that last a lifetime.  Don’t forget to snap a few photos.  In fact, if you hire a professional photographer to capture some of those memories, you will have some awesome wall art to remember the day!  Especially if you are planning to pop the question on Valentine’s Day!  It’s difficult to photograph your own proposal.

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noblesville indiana wedding by social butterfly weddings

VENUE: PRIVATE RESIDENCE ON MORSE RESERVOIR, NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA

COLORS: CORAL & PEACH

INSPIRATION: The lush garden at the private home and the beautiful view of the lake!

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Where to begin? Oh I just had so much fun planning with Mandy & Adam! This down-to-earth couple was already married, but wanted to do the whole wedding celebration with family and friends. And speaking of friends, they had some great ones! They chose a friend of the family’s beautiful home on Morse Reservoir, with breathtaking views of the lake and plenty of space to entertain. The multi-level house did pose a few planning issues, but this wasn’t the home-owners first event!

Mandy chose a stunning gown with a beaded bodice and a peach garden rose bouquet. Her bridesmaids wore coral gowns with a variety of garden florals in their bouquet. Coral peonies and other florals were used as accents and centerpieces on top of taupe linens and around the property. The property also had lush foliage and bushes of florals that added to the look.

Mandy and Adam decided on having an intimate affair with under 100 of their closest friends and family. Guests arrived to the home and were immediately greeted with a glass of champagne. The first hour was for mingling and catching up! We had a few hiccups that caused a delay in the ceremony, which I won’t go into detail on, but let just say someone left in an ambulance (no worries – they were ok!) but this group was full of doctors who were there to help!

The ceremony took place close to the water with 2 levels of stairs for the bride to walk down. Her father officiated, they said some beautiful vows, then made their way for quite the grand exit – via boat!! As they rode around the lake, hors d’oeurves were passed for guests. Once they arrived back on property, guests enjoyed delicious food stations and cheesecakes (from Cheesecake Factory..yum!!). After dinner, special toasts were given off the balcony to the couple and guests below, followed by dancing til the wee hours. This was truly a special day! Congrats to Mandy & Adam!

VENDORS
Wedding Planning: Social Butterfly | Florals: Lauren from Social Butterfly | Venue: Private, Noblesville Indiana | Photography: Jessika Feltz | Catering: MBP Catering | Cakes: Cheesecake Factory | Rentals: A Classic Party Rental | Bar: Black Acre Brewery | Make Up: Karen Hall & Company

BEHIND THE SCENES

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To see more of our behind-the-scenes photos, follow us on instagram @socialbweddings

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Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN

Venue: Beck Chapel & Sycamore Farm; Bloomington, Indiana

Colors: Light Pink, Coral, Natural

Inspiration: Rustic Elegance

Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN
Sycamore Farm Wedding, Bloomington, IN

Beautiful photographs by Stacy Able Photography

Ginny & Kevin’s wedding day was perfect! Ginny wore a stunning lace gown with a beautiful bouquet of a variety of pink locally grown flowers. They started off the day with a small intimate ceremony at Beck Chapel, located on IU’s campus. The reception followed at Sycamore Farm. Tables were set with white linens and cute centerpieces with toile and burlap circles with vintage vaseware and local florals added on top. In addition, Ginny had a cute sign hung behind the table that said “Kevin & Ginny”. Mr & Mrs chairs, mason jars, a custom seating chart and menu sign, and “G&K” initials added to the decor. Wonderful food was served along with a S’mores bar! Guests danced til the wee hours and had a great time!

Best wishes to Ginny & Kevin!

VENDORS
Day Of Coordination: Social Butterfly | Venue: Beck Chapel & Sycamore Farm, Bloomington Indiana | Photography: Stacy Able | Catering: Artisian Foodworks | Cake: Indiana Memorial Union | Florals: Harvest Moon Flower Farm | Transportation: Go Express Travel | Bar: Big Red Liquor | Hair: Senoj Salon | DJ: Jacob Lawalin

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Alana Ryan Sample Gates Wedding

Venue: Indiana Memorial Union – Secret Garden & Tudor Room

Colors: Bright Yellow & Gray

Inspiration: IU Romance

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Alana was a joy to work with. Planning from Boston, her & Ryan decided to have the wedding in Bloomington since they met at Indiana University. Throughout the process, Alana knew exactly what she wanted. From our first phone consultation (her friends had wedding coordinators and she knew exactly what we do – and wanted that stress-free day!) up to the wedding day (cool, calm and collected all day!), she was the most laid-back bride I’ve worked with yet.

The ceremony took place in the Secret Garden at the IMU with a lovely harpist playing during the ceremony. The bride wore a stunning dress with a mermaid silhouette, accenting with a birdcage veil. The bridesmaids wore light gray sleeveless dresses and the guys in gray suits. Bright yellow bouquets and bout’s popped against the gray and were very fun. After the ceremony, guests went to cocktail hour in the Tudor Room. They enjoyed a delicious dinner, heartfelt speeches, and LOTS of dancing! They were such a great couple – super sweet and lots of fun. We really enjoyed this wedding and the day couldn’t have gone any smoother!

Cheers to Alana & Ryan. All the best in the years to come!

Special thanks to Tall & Small for the images (go here to see more photos)!

Venue: Indiana Memorial Union | DJ: Dance Machine | Florist: Artful Blooms | Wedding Coordinator: Social Butterfly | Photography: Tall & Small | Ceremony Music: Jacob School of Music | Makeup: Makeup By Sparkle | Hair: Shodah’s Spalon | Tuxes: Mens Wearhouse

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A Midsummer Night

Venue:Abe Martin Lodge | Brown County, Indiana

Color Palette: Moss Green & Light Pink

Inspiration: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Amanda and Nick’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding was truly a dream! We started the planning process with the brides mom, Britta, a mere 3 months before the wedding. After finding out Nick would be deployed in a few months and having just moved to town from the West Coast, she hired us to help her find a venue and other vendors who would fit their Midsummer Night’s theme perfectly. The Abe Martin Lodge (Allison Peabody Room) was chosen because it encompassed the woodland feel we were looking for and the room was the perfect size for the intimate affair.

During our design meeting with Karen from Artful Blooms, Britta surprised us with a box of A Midsummer Nights Dream trinkets she had collected throughout the planning process and asked that they all be incorporated somehow into the design. Multiple fairies, jewels, crystals, mirrors, bird nests, and even potion bottles filled with fairy dust were in the box. It was very cool to see how the florist incorporated all of these items into the design scheme.

Keeping with the theme, the floral design was mossy, natural wild-like flowers and accents. Each table had it’s own tablescape and unique centerpiece with tiny, delicate fairies added. Florals consisted of a variety of orchids, purple kale, seeded eucalyptus, ferns and more. Vases varied from gold, bark and moss. A large wagon wheel (hanging from the ceiling) was covered with curly willow, greenery and hanging lanterns to add to the room. Potted trees were set around the room with fairy lights to add some romance. Moss taffeta table linens were placed on all guest tables with a moss shantung on the sweet heart table, all with mahogany Chiavari chairs. Britta wanted to make sure there were some girly touches, so we opted for a baby pink linen with a sheer embroidered sparkly overlay on the cake table. The reception was stunning! After guests enjoyed a delicious dinner of lamb rack, a first dance and all night karaoking followed.

Wedding planning & coordination: Social Butterfly | Florals: Artful Blooms | Photography: KLM Photography | DJ: Brett Anderson of Dance Machine | Venue & Catering: Abe Martin Lodge | Cake: Rainbow Bakery | Linens: Wildflower Linens | Chairs: Fifty Chairs

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