After more than a year of planning with this adorable couple, the Social Butterfly team created Aaron and Lauren’s fairytale wedding! The breathtaking ceremony held during the early evening in October was dimly lit and decorated with tall, gorgeous trees and candles. The couple asked that every guest walk down the aisle before taking their seats to ensure everyone received the entire experience.
Immediately following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Solarium. Meanwhile, the Social Butterfly and Union catering teams transformed Alumni Hall for the reception. Tables were brought out, the trees were rearranged, and uniquely patterned lighting illuminated the entire space. As guests reentered the room, they were amazed by the incredible transformation. Throughout the night, the couple’s friends and family left notes of their best wishes on the wish tree, ate the delicious meal, and danced the night away! It was a great time had by all!
Aaron and Lauren’s reception was not just simply gorgeous… It was full of surprises, beginning with the first dances. The newlyweds impressed their family and friends with their graceful waltz. During the father-daughter dance, the bride was surprised by a slide show arranged by her dad. And lastly, but certainly not least, the bride’s father arranged for a bagpiper to perform during the reception! Needless to say, there was never a dull moment!
This wedding was truly amazing and we are so thrilled to have been a part of it! Best wishes to the bride and groom!
We are so excited to share some new engagement shots from Candace and Dwight’s session with Richardson Studio. Enjoy!
Stay tuned for Candace’s vintage pink wedding in Southern Indian. We can’t wait!
Bloom magazine’s 2011 Bloomington Wedding Guide hit the stands today! Social Butterfly is so excited to have one of our very own weddings featured! This lavish wedding between professional basketball players Cyndi Valentin and Duany Duany featured a tiffany blue and pink color scheme with a Miami-chic vibe. As Bloom magazine described it, “it was a red-carpet spectacular event.” You can read the article here!
Congratulations Cyndi and Duany! We wish you all the best in the years to come!
Article: Bloom Magazine, Bloomington Wedding Guide 2011
Photography: Deckard Photography
Catering/Cake/Venue: Bari Kuhlman at the Indiana Memorial Union
Lighting: Mike Schwandt at Big Picture Productions
Print Material/Florals: Hannah Trowbridge at Social Butterfly
Lounge furniture: Social Butterfly
For those of you who were unable to attend the 2011 Bloomington Bridal Show, we wanted to fill you in on what you missed! Our booth was decorated in blue and silver, and featured lots of gorgeous crystals everywhere. All florals by Teresa at Artful Blooms.
Many brides came to us asking, “Why do I need a wedding planner?” Let’s try and answer that for you!
Our mission: At the end of the night, after your perfect wedding has whizzed by, we want you to walk out, carrying nothing but your shoes, reflecting on the amazing, stress-free time you had enjoying every second of your day!
We offer two packages:
Full Service- We work side-by-side with you, give you monthly reminders, attend vendor meetings, help you realize your vision, maximize your budger, implement all the design aspects, and coordinate the wedding day and weekend events.
Day Of Wedding- You make the plans, but would like someone you trust to implement them, so you can relax and enjoy your wedding.
We also offer ala carte services, ready made and custom invitations, save the dates, escort cards, menus and programs.
As a wedding planner, we get asked lots of questions! Here are a few of our FAQ’s:
Can I plan my own wedding, but have Social Butterfly take care of the all the work on the actual wedding day?
Yes! If you enjoy planning or already made most plans, but realize you don’t want to work or put your family and friends to work on your wedding day, then call us!
Can I afford a planner?
We have worked with budgets from $5,000 to $100,000 +.
I don’t know where to begin; can you help?
Yes, we’re here to inspire you with ideas and help you realize and implement your vision. Set up a consultation today!
I live out of town, is that a problem?
We work with many out of town brides! We can
also, assist family members that live in the Bloomington area who are helping.
The venue has a site coordinator, should I hire Social Butterfly?
We have a good working relationship with most area site coordinators. Many work diligently on the facility’s function and numerous events taking place, so we work with them to take care of you! We care for personal items, decor, and overall wedding day needs inside and outside the facility, so they can focus on the functionality of the venue.
I just need invitations and a design concept; can you help?
Yes, we have a la carte options, which include event and room designs. We have custom invitations and wedding stationary and ready made invitations for you to choose from.
Where can I find more info?
Visit the main website at socialbutterfly.us or make an appointment to visit us at 116.5 S. College Ave. in downtown Bloomington, Indiana.