It makes perfect sense to me and it’s one more way to put your mark on your wedding day and share a little extra something special with your guests!
One of the very first decisions you’ll have to make will be WHERE to get married and WHERE to have your reception…location, location, location!
I get asked often for new and different venues especially from local brides who want to do something completely different than all of their friends…different is hard in a small town with only so many options when it comes to venues but how about SECRET?
There is something really fab about that word isn’t there? I don’t even have to tell you more, you’ll take it, right? Well, the best is yet to come! The SECRET Garden at the IMU is the most romantic, perfect, secret place to get married in Bloomington…well, at least one of the most romantic, perfect, secret places to get married (ask me for a list of other places that are way too secret to name here now…).
On a beautiful, sunny (this is the tricky part with this venue) Summer day there is really no better place to be than in the courtyard right outside of the IMU. What’s better? Bari Kuhlman helps you with a gracious staff, equipment, and even Peach Bellinis if you want it which were absolutely perfect after Josh and Vanessa’s courtyard nuptials my very first wedding season. Guests were greeted with tasty tapas and Peach Bellinis right after the recessional.
This shot was taken from an IMU hotel room, be sure to put this on your MUST HAVE SHOTS List for your photographer if you choose this location. Have Bari coordinate with the photographer to get into an open room for this amazing perspective on your special day!
Some of the details we included were: velvet-trimmed personal menu cards, place cards, a candy bar for favors, square-knot chair ties with tulips tucked inside wrapped around the Chivari Chairs, yellow carnation pomanders, welcome gift boxes, and a coordinating cake. The three linens used for the table included a very luxurious platinum pintuck, and black damask cloth. The pintuck was pinned in place to resemble a fashion-inspired “bubble hem.”
We hope that you can take away one idea or bit of inspiration from the booth that we created or feel free to make an appointment to visit us in the studio!