Event: Baby Shower

Colors: Baby Blue and Chocolate Brown

Inspiration: Elephants!


We just wanted to share a few photo’s we snapped from a baby shower from last weekend! This baby shower was Baby Elephant themed and super cute!

As guests arrived, they walked into the first room, which had food and drinks consisting of fruit in a bassonet shaped watermelon, sandwiches, mini crossaints & pastries, and the cutest baby elephant shaped cookies. A simple brown cake from Blu Boy with a fun baby elephant on top finished the look. We created a special tulle skirt and a pom pom chandelier to frame the cake. In the 2nd room, guests were able to sit and eat, play games, and decorate onesies with puff paint. So glad to be a part of this special shower!

Decor: Social Butterfly | Cake: Blu Boy | Elephant Cookies & Mini Pastries: Scholars Bakehouse | Catering: Classic Catering

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Alright, here it is…Priya and Rohit’s Wedding Day! This is surely a wedding that won’t be forgotten!!

Venue: Bloomington Monroe Convention Center

Colors: Orange, Teal

The wedding day started off nice and early. By 8am, festivities were underway. Priya and the bridemaids were getting ready, while Rohit, his groomsmen, family and friends joined together in the Baraat. Rohit made his grand entrance to the Convention Center by horse! Once the Baraat arrived, the Milni ceremony began (one of my favorite parts of the day!). Family members welcomed each other into their new family and exchanged garlands. Following the Milni was breakfast for the family, then everyone headed upstairs to start the wedding ceremonies!

Ceremony 1: Sikh Ceremony

After the Sikh Priest blessed the room, guests entered without shoes and covered heads with Saris or the provided scarves. The Upstairs Ballroom at the Convention Center was beautifully decorated. The couple chose a white Mandap, complete with a chandelier, white draping, floral tiebacks, and gold elephants in front.

Ceremony 2: Hindu Ceremony

Following the Sikh Ceremony, the bride and groom each changed into new outfits; Rohit shaved his beard and Priya changed into another beautiful gown, and wore beautiful Kalira bracelets. Guests helped themselves to a mixture of drinks and mingled between ceremonies. The Hindu ceremony started with the parents seated under the Mandap. It was a beautiful ceremony!


After the ceremonies, guests were given a break to go back to their rooms, change clothes, and prepare for a night of fun! Priya and Ro had yet, another, outfit change (thats 3 for the day!).

During this transition, the room was transformed from the ceremony site to the reception site. Tables were brought out, sapphire irredecent linens were placed on the tables, chairs were rearranged, centerpeices were added to tables, lighting was added to all of the walls, draping was added to the ceiling with beautifully lit fabric columns, and the dancefloor was illumniated with their custom monogram.  The room looked A-MAZING!

The reception was unbelievably fun. The bride and groom came out to a Dholi drum player and danced their way to the stage! They had 6 speeches from family and friends and they even said a personal (heartfelt) thank you speech to all of the guests. You could really feel the love in the room. The guests literally danced the night away and had a ton of fun in the photo booth all night! For favors, Priya brought back windchimes from India in the shaped of elephants and suns – SO adorable!

I had such a great time! I can barely sum up this wedding in 2 blog posts. Thank you to ALL of the vendors involved for being so wonderful to work with. And Priya, Rohit, and your family – Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful day. I wish you all the best!

Lauren & the Social Butterfly Team

Vendors: Wedding Planning: Social Butterfly | Decor: Variations Events | Photography: J Scott Photography | Lighting: Markeys | Venue: Bloomington Monroe Convention Center | Catering: Clay Oven | Baraat Horse: Yellow Rose Carriages | Dholi: Benny Singh | DJ: Tejinder Singh | Hair/Makeup: Aaina Salon | Video: Eyenamics | Cake/cupcakes: Angel B’s | Linens: Chair Covers and Linens

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Priya and Rohit were one of the greatest couples I’ve had the chance to work with. I am so happy they decided to bring me on board to help plan this amazing multiple day event. There were so many wonderful elements to this wedding that I had to split it up into TWO blog posts, so consider this the sneak peak!

Venue: Bloomington Monroe Convention Center

Colors: Red, Gold


This is from the Sangeet party the night before. This pre-wedding celebration is an Indian tradition including dancing, music, delcious food and more. Guests started out picking out delicious food at the Indian food carts. Then the doors opened to reveal the room for the evening. They had a Mehndi artist doing henna and the women were able to come by and pick out their bangles, bidis, and more for the wedding day. Guests had a blast and danced the night away!

photos by J Scott Photography

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Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!

Sangeet Vendors: Photography: J Scott Photography | Wedding Planning: Social Butterfly | Decor: Variations Inc | Lighting: Markeys | Venue: Bloomington Convention Center | Catering: Clay Oven | Mehndi: Aaina Salon & Spa

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Venue: Butler Winery, Bloomington Indiana

Colors: White, Green, Natural

Inspiration: Intimate & meaningful elements; Winery-inspired


Jill wanted a small, intimate wedding with her closest friends and family. Her and her husband, Jeff, fell in love with Butler Winery, and it made the perfect spot for this wedding. Gorgeous vineyards, a beautiful pond, and an outdoor deck were what made this venue ‘it’. Since she was planning from Seattle, she entrusted us to carry out her vision of the romantic, simple wedding she envisioned.

Jill & Jeff got married in front of the pond next to Butler Winery. The natural slope of the land down to the pond, walking right next to the vineyards, created the perfect romantic ambiance. The sunset peaked out perfectly behind the trees as the ceremony started. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner out on the deck.  The laid back nature of the couple lead to a nice laid back reception. Guests mingled, told a few stories about the couple, and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. A Spanish guitarist played beautiful music throughout the wedding.  Once the sun had set, strung Italian lights and grapevine balls lit up the deck, further carrying out the romantic mood.

Photo’s from photographers, Bobbi+Mike:

For décor, Jill kept it simple, with a rustic flare. Jill chose all white peonies for her bouquet and ceremony & reception florals. Mason jars were filled with peonies down the aisle, and the dinner tables had a single floating candle and some twine tied on to finish off the look.

I had a wonderful time working with this down to earth couple. I wish you all the best!


Vendors:  Photography: Bobbi+Mike | Venue:  Butler Winery | Wedding Planning & Decor: Social Butterfly | Florals: Social Butterfly | Food/Cake: Feast Catering | Guitarist: Ephrain Hoyas Escobar

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Venue: WonderLab Museum, Bloomington Indiana

Colors: Aqua, Orange

Inspiration: Fun!


Austin & Molly’s wedding was one of the most unique weddings we’ve had thus far! Both the ceremony and reception took place at the WonderLab Museum.  The gorgeous garden outside was the perfect setting for the cozy ceremony. Guests were handed blue and orange fans as the entered, and children received cute pinwheels (a gift from Molly’s mom!).  During the ceremony, the minister passed the couple’s rings around and guests were instructed to make a wish for the couple. After the ceremony, guests entered the museum for food and drinks. Little did they know, Molly & Austin rented out the whole museum!

Once the reception started, there was no timeline for the evening.  Now, as their planner, this did make me a little nervous, but really it turned out wonderful! Guests had so much fun playing with all of the exhibits (as did we)! Instead of traditional centerpieces, they kept with their whimsical theme by having candy centerpieces! Food stations were spread throughout the museum so guests could easily grab food as they were playing around the exhibits. Orange and blue Jone’s soda’s were available for guests to drink (complete with the couple’s photo on them!!). To top it off, guests signed Jenga pieces instead of a traditional guest book! So fun!

Photo’s by Tall & Small Photography

Best wished to the happy couple! Thanks for letting us be a part of your fun-filled special day!


Wedding Coordination: Social Butterfly | Photography: Tall & Small Photography | Venue: WonderLab | Catering: Bloomingfoods



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