Indiewed: A Little Bit Vintage…

a little bit Rock ‘n’ Roll! After a deeeelicious brunch at Sola up on the north side of Chicago, friends (and fellow vendors) Cindy, Grace and I were excited to check out Indiewed at the Ravenswood Billboard Factory. Indiewed was the antithesis of the typical hotel convention center bridal show and showcased some of Chicago’s best independent wedding vendors, some established, some up-and-coming. I loved seeing a ton of familiar, friendly faces and meeting many new vendors for the first time.

Magnolia Photobooth Cindy Grace Charlene
Magnolia Photobooth Cindy Grace Charlene

Cindy, Grace and I hamming it up in the fun, vintage photo booth from Magnolia. The print quality was impressive, and the speed a mere 30 seconds!

Ravenswood Billboard Factory
Ravenswood Billboard Factory

The Ravenswood Billboard Factory is full of nifty artifacts all around. A visual feast for the eyes, and I have no doubt that there are many grooms who would absolutely love this venue!

Ravenswood Billboard Factory vintage cars
Ravenswood Billboard Factory vintage cars

Vintage cars!

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Indiewed 1

There was definitely a good showing of attendees! I heard they sold a thousand tickets, something unheard of for a first time wedding show! Hmmm, gonna see how I can get in on this next year! :)

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Indiewed 2
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Indiewed 3
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There were some adorable displays that were so charming (sorry, can’t recall this vendor!)

Tipsycake
Tipsycake

Fabulous cakes by my friends at Tipsycake.

Pollen romantic pale pink bouquet
Pollen romantic pale pink bouquet
Pollen succulent acorn purple bouquet
Pollen succulent acorn purple bouquet

I was excited to meet a fabulous new Chicago florist, Lynn of Pollen Floral Design, who focuses on local, organically grown flowers.

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The Small Object cake toppers 1
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The Small Object cake toppers 2

I was enamored by these adorable customizable cake toppers by The Small Object.

We had a chance to take a tour of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the venue which are also available for rent ($5,500 for the entire 1st floor; $5,500 for both the 2nd & 3rd floors combined; $8,500 for all 3 floors)

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Ravenswood Billboard Factory 2nd flr
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Ravenswood Billboard Factory 3rd flr
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Ravenswood Billboard Factory 2nd flr 2
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Ravenswood Billboard Factory 2nd flr 3
Charlene Sweetchic Natalie
Charlene Sweetchic Natalie

I was so happy to run into my 2008 client/turned planner/fellow Weddingbee blogger/new mommy, Natalie!

I wish I had taken more pictures because there were some gorgeous displays from some really creative vendors! I was also happy to see great booths by friends Jeremy Lawson, Nika Vaughn, I Do Films, Toast & Jam DJs, and Kim of Inspired Goodness, who came all the way from the east coast to participate!  Hopefully there are more pictures floating around on the blogosphere. If you missed it this year, you definitely should check out Indiewed next year!