Brides and grooms who braved the snow in Chicago this past Saturday to attend Indie Wed were met with a creativity-filled, inspiration-packed wedding event. With a wide variety of vendors from florists to musicians to photographers and vintage rental companies, there was something for every style and every wedding.
Even though I participated in Indie Wed last year, I was still blown away by the creativity that was put into each booth. Speaking from experience, it is a LOT of hard work and I truly applaud the Indie Wed crew that coordinates the entire event.
At Alt Summit, Darcy Miller said, “Sometimes, more is more.” I may have carried this mantra a little far in my booth. Aiming for a fresh, modern feel, I utilized my signature silver and hot pink to create a detail-packed display showcasing my latest designs and wedding day details.
My backdrop included over 200 hand-lined envelopes and was a true labor of love, but I am happy with the way it turned out especially because it wasn’t obvious at first to what it was made of.
Personal items from my home including my lacquer desk, lacquer tray, a “recovered-the-night before” bench (fabric from Hobby Lobby), vintage scale and rotary phone. Try taking a part a desk and rebuilding it a couple times in one day. Not fun but oh so worth it.
My fabulous floral friends Hello Darling provided the perfect touches with hot pink flowers, succulents and mercury glass vases and candle holders plus a dish for my business cards and striped straws.
During the event, I hosted a contest to give away 100 FREE custom Save the Date postcards. I can’t wait to announce the winner on Wednesday and start designing for the lucky couple.
My new-favorite, gold-foil Save the Date postcards for a fall wedding at the zoo.
Since I was solo at my booth (learned my lesson on that one), I was only able to make one quick lap around the first floor of the event to see what else was going down. I was wowed by Jayne Weddings and am sad I don’t have a picture of her gilded-citrus, summer-loving display. But, I did manage to catch a couple other pictures of things I loved.
A bold, floral-adorned cake created by Elysia Root Cakes
Gorgeous, unique gowns by Mignonette Bridal
A hanging torn-pages display that would look amazing in an Anthropologie display by The Savoy Life
To see more of Indie Wed, visit Hello Darling and Amanda Megan Miller Photography. And stay tuned for pictures from the Belles and Gents Lounge I participated in at Indie Wed. I heard it was an absolute blast up there!
Photos 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 courtesy of Colin Lyons Photography (thank you Colin!)
Photos: 4, 12, 13, 14 by me
Photo: 11 courtesy of Natalie from Hello Darling