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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

 

indie wed wedding show at ravenswood event center

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.”

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 I’ve had the privilege of doing this show three times and I love taking a moment away from planning and timelines and vendor confirmations to come up with something totally creative with no boundaries except for the size of the table. Styling a booth that gets couples’ attention and makes them stop by to chat makes for one of my favorite events every year.  Here are some photos from the lovely Tuan Bui from my handmade fabric tassel booth from the summer 2013 show at Zhou B Art Center:

wedding planner websiteThen in February we headed back up north to Ravenswood Event Center for the 2014 winter Indie Wed and I took a lot of terrible pictures of my awesome “Let’s Party” booth!  Laura saved the day by running out to get a new “P” balloon when the first one popped.  “Let’s Arty” just didn’t have the same ring.