Venue: Bloomington Country Club, Bloomington Indiana

Colors: Royal Blue, Bright Yellow

Inspiration: Sunflowers


We had a great time helping Emily & Greg plan their Bloomington wedding all the way from Oregon! After meeting at IU and both being from Indiana, they decided to have their wedding back home.  Since Emily is a busy Medical School student, we were able to be here locally to help her find vendors and coordinate details!

Emily immediately knew she wanted sunflowers, which fit perfectly into her Royal Blue, Turquoise, and Light Yellow color scheme. The ceremony was held on the golf course at the Bloomington Country Club, in front of a large tree. The aisle was lined with white shepherd hooks holding white flower balls, draped with airy tulle.

The reception was held in the upstairs reception hall.  Homemade string lanterns and paper lanterns in multiple shades of blue and white hung from the ceiling around the room, along with hundreds of twinkle lights.  Arrangements of sunflowers and wildflowers served as the centerpieces for the guests tables. For favors, Greg and Emily had special made Jones Soda Bottles in fun colors and flavors, personalized with the couples photos on each. By request, the DJ played 80’s music throughout the evening, and the guests danced the night away!



Wedding Photography: Stacy Able Photography /  Wedding Venue: Bloomington Country Club / Event Planning: Social Butterfly Wedding & Event Planning / Flowers: Harvest Moon Flower Farm / Wedding Cake: Sugar Daddys / Linens: Chair Covers & Linens / DJ: Dance Machine

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Venue: Story Inn, Nashville Indiana

Colors: Periwinkle, Sage Green

Inspiration: intimate and meaningful details

The couple had one of their first dates at Story Inn restaurant. After discovering the how delicious their food was, they explored the quaint, history-filled inn. Denise, a Florida native, and Mike, who is from China, fell in love with all of its character and the garden, full of arches and gates. Denise described it as “a romantic place that will grow on you.” For this southern Indiana, middle-of-nowhere, destination location, they rented out all of the inn’s cottages for their guests so everyone stayed on-site for the weekend. When planning the wedding, they immediately knew they wanted a small intimate affair with close friends and family only.

Denise got ready in the Old Mill Loft, originally a 19th century grain mill. She wore a lovely Maggie Sottero lace gown. Mike got ready in the Doc Story House, the former home of the doctor the town was named after. Mike had his and the groomsman’s tuxes custom-made in China. For décor, Denise loves all things classic. She chose a muted color scheme of periwinkle and sage with gold accents. The flowers and décor all reflected a timeless elegance, from Denise’s cascading bouquet and the vintage glass votive holders, to the gorgeous, gold-accented overlays. The centerpieces consisted of florals in soft spring colors in ivory, peach, pale pink and lavender. The couple wanted their guests to feel relaxed and to “celebrate life!” so they opted to have the cocktail hour before the ceremony. After guests enjoyed a cocktail, they took their seats in front of the barn. In VIP style, Denise was dropped off at the aisle by her father’s SUV and escorted down the aisle to the barn.

While the couple loved the rustic barn, they wanted to soften the look with lots of grapevine (which came from their own yard!), florals, candles and draping. They also incorporated a backdrop that served double duty by hiding the band. Denise was worried about muddy shoes (you never know the weather in the Midwest!) so she had a custom flooring created for her guests and bridal party to walk on. After the ceremony took place, the drape opened to reveal the band for dinner. The reception was held in an intimate tent, with gorgeous periwinkle blue tables and gold Chiavari chairs, a rustic lounge area and a classic buttercream cake. To top it off, beautiful ceiling draping added a touch of romance and elegance to the rustic outdoors. These jet-setters have a love for Italy, so they wanted to incorporate an Italian-like romantic and intimate setting. Strung candles hung from a nearby tree, which also served as a spot for the cocktail hour. Once night hit, the tree was aglow with hundreds of candles in the tree. Finally, a beautiful luminary path led guests from the reception site, through the garden and safely back to their rooms.

And a few pics from the SB girls:

Wedding Photography: Eric Rudd Photography /  Wedding Venue: Story Inn in Nashville, Indiana / Event Design + Planning: Social Butterfly Wedding & Event Planning / Floral Design: Artful Blooms / Wedding Cake: Icing on the Cake by Kristina / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via Bridal Superstore by Posie Patch / Bride’s Shoes: Dorothy Perkins / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Angelo / Men’s Tuxedos: Custom-Made in China

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Have you received a copy of the latest Wedding Day Magazine? If you are engaged and planning a wedding in Central Indiana, this magazine is a MUST. Not only do they feature great vendors, wedding ideas, and more, but everything is LOCAL! So honored and excited that our Victorian Garden Photo Shoot is a cover story!

Venue: Private Residence, Bloomington Indiana

Colors: Baby Pink, White, Aqua

Inspiration: Victorian, Antiques, Garden flowers


This photo shoot was a collaboration between Artful Blooms, Eric Rudd Photography, and Social Butterfly. Special thanks to Chair Cover’s & Linens, Wildflower Linens, A Classic Party Rental, and to our wonderful models!

The Spring edition of Wedding Day also featured an article on the Art of the Table. This funraiser featured table designs by many wonderful designers, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society!

Venue: Columbia Club, Indianapolis Indiana

Colors: Coral, Sand, Turquoise

Inspiration: A recent trip to Puerto Rico


Special thanks to the Association of Bridal Consultants for letting us be a part of this noteworthy event! Thank you to Artful Blooms, Chair Covers & Linens, Wildflower Linens, and all of the hardworking Social Butterfly girls!

If you’re in Bloomington, you can pick up a copy at our studio or Bed Bath & Beyond. If you’re in Indy, click here for all of the available locations!

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Art of the Table was a lovely Sunday afternoon filled with beautifully designed tables created by the leading florists and designers in the state. Sponsored by the Association of Bridal Consultants, it was Sunday, March 4 at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis. This fundraiser raised money for the American Cancer Society.

Venue: Columbia Club, Indianapolis

Colors: Coral, Salmon, Turquoise, Sand

Inspiration: A Seaside Escape

This seaside-inspired table represents the ultimate getaway and was designed to inspire your destination wedding or honeymoon. The layered linens feature warm hues of tangerine and coral, paired with romantic ivory florals and shimmering gold seaside accents in this exotic tablescape, fashioned to invigorate the senses and dazzle the eye. The concept for our table was sparked by our recent trip to Puerto Rico where we studied destination weddings. Blue skies, shimmering waters,  romantic venues and gorgeous local flowers all served as visual inspiration for our team. We hope that this small taste of island life leaves you with a feeling of love, warmth and whimsy.

Table Design: Lauren Olson, Social Butterfly Wedding Planning & Event Design, 812.332.8113 | Florals:  Teresa Kinder,  Artful Blooms, 812.876.6716 | Stationary:  Carissa Moss,  Social Butterfly Wedding Planning & Event Design | Rentals:  Chair Covers & LinensWildflower LinensA Classic Party Rental | Photography: Nathanial Edmunds Photography

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Last May, Social Butterfly had the privilege to design and coordinate Katie and Jimmy’s beautifully elegant wedding at the West Baden Resort. The two met during college at Indiana University. Now graduated, they returned from New York to Indiana to celebrate their love with family and friends. The ceremony took place in the famous rotunda in front of the historic fireplace and was decorated with gold chiavari chairs, blue sashes, and floral arrangements lined the aisle. Immediately after guests were invited to a cocktail hour to enjoy drinks and food while the West Baden staff and Social Butterfly team completed the final touches to the reception space. Each table was embellished with navy blue linens and beautiful floral centerpieces. In place of table numbers, each table was named after a memorable place on Indiana University’s campus. Guests were welcomed into the reception by a welcome speech from Katie’s father and were serenaded throughout the night by Straight No Chaser. Katie and Jimmy enjoyed their evening with their closest friends and family as they danced the night away!

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To see more pictures of this gorgeous wedding, check out Jennifer Driscoll’s Photo Album Here.

Wedding Planning: Hannah Trowbridge, Social Butterfly | Flowers: West Baden Springs Hotel; West Baden, IN | Photography: Jordyn Byington, Jennifer Driscoll Photography | Ceremony & Reception: West Baden Springs Hotel; West Baden, IN | Ceremony Music: Tanager Strings | Reception Music: IU’s Straight No Chaser

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