It’s still amazing to me, almost six months after the fact that my home and work space was featured on Apartment Therapy. Every year instead of making a New Year’s resolution I try to make a list of ten goals for myself for the year. Some are semi-attainable like “visit a new country” and some are kind of a stretch like “pay off student loan.” They are work-related, personal, financial, anything goes, as long as it gives me focus for the year ahead. One of the goals that I wasn’t sure was possible last year was to get my apartment published. After living here for a year and spending all of it scouring thrift shops, painting, refurbishing and hanging things I was pretty proud of my 1,000 square feet of urban living.
Archives for April 2014
Indie Wed is the alternative to traditional wedding expos. From their website “For those in the midst of wedding planning, Indie Wed offers a one stop shop for all the best wedding artisans and professionals around the country. Indie Wed is the longest running independent bridal fair in the U.S.
So what exactly does Indie Wed mean? Not only is our focus on promoting and supporting small, independent (indie) businesses, but also couples with an independent spirit. For some that may mean a full-blown unconventional fete while others may simply want to incorporate handmade items from local artisans. Indie Wed is wedding planning… redefined. Indie Wed is not just a show but also a market where many of the artists will be selling their wares on the spot.”
Lauren and Phil were married at Chicago Botanic Gardens in September. Katie lead the charge and coordinated their wedding like a boss! This weekend happened to be the weekend we had three weddings and Katie, Laura and I kept in touch through the rain, the traffic and attempted to meet for a drink afterward: we failed. Luckily, Lauren and Phil succeeded in being crazy stunning.READ MORE
Sarah + Jamie were married at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church and hosted their reception at Byron Colby Barn. It was the second wedding of the year and I had the pleasure of working with Brian Kinyon Photography. One of my favorite things Sarah, Jamie and Brian did together was take some bridal party photos at Pickwick Theatre, how great is that space? And their handmade barn wedding reception? Swoon!READ MORE