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…
When we met Amy + John last summer, we knew we were going to love working with them. I mean… look at those photos… you can tell they are having a blast and loving every minute! That, plus, getting to work in one of our fave venues with some awesome vendors – we’re in!
The only wedding show we ever participate in rolled around last winter and we (per usual) stayed up all night putting the finishing touches on our booth. Indie Wed is one of our favorite times of the year because we get to see so many of our very favorite vendors in one place and get the chance to be creative with only the dimensions of our booth to confine us.
Laura saved the day when I was setting up and my giant, golden “P” popped. Let’s face it, “Let’s Arty” just doesn’t have the same ring as “Let’s Party!”
Eye Candy by yours truly as well as the uber talented Tuan Bui Photography.
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.”
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
Then 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.
So Tracey + Joshua got married: in serious style. They hosted almost 300 people at Ravenswood Event Center in late June. I love the story that Tracey’s friend told of how they met: she and Joshua went on a date via an online dating site. Though she knew Josh wasn’t her person she thought he might be perfect for Tracey. The rest is history!