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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

 

styled shoot at thalia hall

So fun to finally get to share all of the pictures from this styled shoot we did at Thalia Hall before it was renovated and open to the public! An amazing crew of vendors pitched in to create one of my very favorite shoots ever. We coordinated and styled all of this amazingness, which I always find so amazing to see it all come together. Watch the video here and check out the feature on Burnetts Boards here.

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Thalia Hall Styled Shoot Vendors:
Venue: Thalia Hall
Concept, Style and Coordination: Anticipation Events
Food: Dusek’s Board & Beer
Drinks: Punch House Chicago
Photography: Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Videography: Poetic Productions
Floral: Forget Me Knodt
Wedding Gowns: Mignonette Bridal and Alyssa Kristin Bridal
Stationery: Spilled Ink Press
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Makeup: Megan Kind for Chicago Ave. Salon
Hair: Debra Petrielli
Vintage Rentals: re:find Joy
Rentals: Tablescapes
Linen: BBJ Linen
Brides: Devon Sinead Thompson & Grace O’Neill
Groom: Pete Falknor
Jewelry: Redefined Design
Veils: Plume and Lace

delightful danada house wedding

Maura + Aaron had the most delightful summer wedding at the Danada House in Wheaton last year.  A little bit preppy and a lot classic, their wedding photos will be timeless FOREVER!

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Maura and Aaaron got ready for the big day with their nearest and dearest. We are weirdly obsessed with the picture of Maura in her rollers when she’s getting ready. We just adore those shots by Ryan Moore Photography.

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After their very first look at each other all dolled up in their wedding best, Maura, Aaron, Ryan Moore Photography, and Charlie Hilbrant Films took to the streets for some photos. Navy, pink and ALL OF THE GREEN, colors on absolute POINT!

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When they arrived at Danada House, they signed their handmade ketubbah and we sent them down the aisle to say “i do!” After they did, (ha!) we were ready to party!  We invited them into the “house” portion of Danada House for cocktails and appetizers while our team along with team Food Evolution flipped the room. It was the first time the crew at Danada House had ever seen the room flipped but it was well worth the woman-power that went into it. We helped them find a lot of their vendors, so we knew what a group of bosses we had under the lights!

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Mini ice cream cones, take out noodles and sushi, tray after tray of champagne, literally all of our favorite things under one bright, shiny, star-filled sky!  Maura + Aaron’s wedding was classic in all the right places, with plenty of unique twists to keep their guests on their toes. Thanks to an amazing crew of vendors and to the loveliest couple for an amazing night of love and fun.

*eye candy courtesy of the bearded wonder, Ryan Moore Photography.

Maura + Aaron’s Vendors
Ceremony + Reception: Danada House
Caterer: Food Evolution
Ceremony Musicians: String Theory
DJ: Style Matters
Planning: Anticipation Events
Photography: Ryan Moore Photography
Videographer: Charlie Hilbrant Films
Photo Booth: Magic Moment Photo Booth
Florist: Vale of Enna
Bakery: The Artful Baker
Transportation: Windy City Limousine
Rehearsal Dinner: Maggiano’s Little Italy
Make-up: Orlando Barsallo
Hotel: Chicago Marriott Naperville