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fun and fearless wedding at lacuna artist lofts

Laura + Toby’s wedding at Lacuna Artist Lofts last summer was just like them – fun, fearless, and full of personality!

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Laura + Toby started the day getting ready at the Hotel Burnham (now the Alise Hotel) before heading out for some amazing photos around the city. After some killer shots from Anna Zajac Photography, Laura + Toby headed over to Lacuna to say, “I do!” on the roof and enjoy a kick ass party into the night. A pie bar, late night soft pretzels (with mustard hand-selected by Toby), homemade hot sauce favors, and a fourth of July firework show on the roof, made this party one we won’t soon forget.

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*eye candy by Anna Zajac Photography

Laura + Toby’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception Vendors: Lacuna Artist Lofts
Caterer: LM Catering
Planner/Day-of Coordinator: Anticipation Events
DJ: Toast and Jam
Photographer: Anna Zajac Photography
Videographer: Dallas Golden
Hair + Make-up: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists
Hotels: Hotel Burnham/Alise Hotel + Hyatt Place River North
Florist: Ipomea Floral Design
Bakery: Windy City Pie Company
Rehearsal Dinner: Enoteca Roma
Lighting: Sound Investment
Transportation: Ideal Charter

 

 

camp indie wed!

As we prepare for Indie Wed this weekend, we’re taking a look back at last year, when we put together Camp Indie Wed with some of our favorite friendors (aka vendor-friends)! It was so ah-mazing that we just had to share…

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On one seriously gorgeous day in October, we packed our glue guns, duct tape, and ribbon and headed up to Camp Wandawega for a super scenic and absolutely banging photo shoot.

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In addition to the amazing eye candy from Jeremy Lawson Photography above, take a look behind the scenes of our awesome photo shoot courtesy of LEAP Weddings :

A few months later, we brought camp to Chicago at Indie Wed! Our fabulous team of vendors assembled again to take over the third floor Indie Wed Lounge and transform it into Camp Indie Wed for the day. And what’s camp without friendship bracelets, arts & crafts, a campfire, tents and a live band!

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Camp Indie Wed Vendors
Styling & concept: Anticipation Events
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Photography: Jeremy Lawson Photography
Videography: LEAP Weddings
Paper Goods: EVR Paper
Florals: The Foxglove Studio
Hair/Makeup: Debra Petrielli Freelance Hair & Make-up Artists
Bridal Fashion: Mignonette Bridal
Location & Decor: Camp Wandawega
Rentals: Punch House Chicago and Tablescapes
Handmade Tie: Lonesome Traveler
Models: Real life husband/wife Lisa & Karsten
Live Band: Gussied
Catering: Feast & Imbibe
Beverages: The Juice Box

 

camp wandawega wedding-reunion

What do you get when you combine fireworks, Camp Wandawega, a grilled cheese food truck, swimming, the biggest campfire you’ve ever seen, merit badges and old school games? The campiest weekend ever and Elena + Ken’s fourth of July wedding extravaganza!

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Elena + Ken’s wedding was more than a wedding, it was really a weekend of fun and family reunion with all of their best friends at one of the best places on Earth: Camp Wandawega. The guests started off the weekend with old school camp games where they could win merit badges created by the couple. Throughout the day, everyone enjoyed breakfast on the hill, grilled cheese from the food truck for lunch and, of course, tasty beverages all day. We know, you wish you were there.

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While the guests played volleyball, potato sack raced and practiced their archery skills, Elena + Ken headed into the cabins to get ready. You can’t help but love a beautiful setting like this for getting ready for your wedding day!

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While the guests played and the couple got ready, we made sure each and every detail was in place from the mismatched chairs for the reception to the luminaries for late night shenanigans on the dock.

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Of course, with Camp Wandawega as your backdrop Elena + Ken had to sneak off to get some amazingly gorgeous photos.

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Finally the festivities begin with a super sweet ceremony overlooking the lake and a fun-filled reception followed by a bonfire of epic proportions!

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*eye candy courtesy of Elena + Ken’s pal, Esteban Monclova

Ceremony + Reception: Camp Wandawega
Caterer: Best Events
Food Truck: Toasty Cheese Food Truck
DJ: criend of the couple
Bakery: Lakeland Bakery
Photographer: Esteban Monclova
Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Transportation: Little Red Bus
Florist: Arranged by friends of the couple

fall michigan wedding at sundance studios

From the minute we met Carrie + Bob we knew they were going to be a blast to work with, and their wedding in southwest Michigan would be spectacular. They did not disappoint! Carrie + Bob had a a perfect fall day for their celebration at one of the coolest new venues, Sundance Studios, in the quaint town of Millburg, Michigan. Can it get any better? We think not.

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Carrie + Bob started their big day getting ready at a couple of lake houses they rented for themselves, family and wedding party. Not too shabby, we’d say.

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After their first look, Carrie + Bob and their wedding party headed to Sundance Studios to relax, take photos and finish getting ready for the big event. Sundance has the most awesome little cottages for the bride and groom and it was the perfect place for Carrie + Bob to hang out with family and friends before they walked down the aisle.

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Carrie’s brother officiated their ceremony, it was sweet and sentimental, plus THE BACK OF HER DRESS. We’re in love. A little DIY, some adorable ring bearers, and beautiful grounds are a perfect backdrop to the best day ever.

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We absolutely adored working with Carrie + Bob and wish them a lifetime of happiness and fun times together.

*eye candy courtesy of Michael Leaver Photography

Carrie + Bob’s Vendors
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sundance Studios
Caterer: C&K Catering
DJ: Bee Entertainment
Photographer: Michael Leaver Photography
Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Rehearsal Dinner: Arclight Brewing & Greenbush Catering
Transportation: Midnight Madness
Bar Service: With a Twist

 

winter garden wedding at a new leaf

Jackie + Jon’s winter wedding was everything a winter wedding in Chicago should be… lush, tropical and warm. Wait, what? Chicago winters aren’t any of those things? Well, when you get married at A New Leaf it is!

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We were lucky enough to help Jackie + Jon plan from the very beginning and they were so totally chill, and get a load of that sapphire ring! Love. After that, they went to Lincoln Park Conservatory for first look photos in the most tropical location they could find in Chicago in January.

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A few small touches beautified the space. Vintage rentals for the cake table from Nimble Well, truffles from Katherine Anne Confections and deep purple linens with jewel tone flowers. Winter weddings are the best.

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*eye candy courtesy of the only person we know whose feet don’t sweat, Julia Franzosa Photography

Jackie + Jon’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception Venue: A New Leaf
Caterer: Hearty Boys
DJ: Style Matters
Photographer: Julia Franzosa Photography
Planner + Coordinator: Anticipation Events
Bakery: Bittersweet
Hair & Make-up: Rachel Reiman
Stationary: Spilled Ink Press
Hotel: Hotel Lincoln
Vintage Rentals: Nimble Well
Florist: A New Leaf
Favors: Katherine Anne Confections