Indie Wed Inspired Creations Winners!

Posted 02/23/2012 by in Inspiration \ 8 comments

A huge thank you to all six teams who entered the Indie Wed Inspired Creations contest!  We are so excited to announce the winner and runner up – every team did an amazing job and all of the couples who attended Indie Wed, as well as all of you readers, actively voted for your favorite teams, and Kelly from Indie …


Cozy Winter Tabletop

Posted 02/15/2012 by in Floral and Decor \ 10 comments

Our final Indie Wed Inspired Creations Contest entry is this beautiful and cozy winter tabletop from Grapevine Floral and John Dart Photography!  Using family heirlooms such as vintage silverware and linens, combined with cozy blankets and fluffy white flowers, Trish from Grapevine Floral created a homey, elegant tabletop perfect for a cozy winter wedding!

There you have it, the last of our …


Whimsical Salvage Chic Ceremony

So excited today to show off the last two Inspired Creations Contest submissions from this year’s Indie Wed!  First up, a beautiful “salvage chic” ceremony with whimsical ribbon details and gorgeous florals from Kio Kreations and Hazelton Photography!  The ladies used repurposed architectural posts, ribbons and lush floral to create an unforgettable arch focal point. To accompany this lush salvaged …


Vintage Hot Air Balloon Inspiration

Isn’t there just something magical about hot air balloons? Our Inspired Creations Contest concept today from Pemberley Events, Petal Play Design, Image Icon Photography and 11 Eureka Boutique was inspired by a photo of a fun-loving couple in a hot air balloon. Floating glass balls and papier-mâché hot air balloons floated above a vibrant and colorful tabletop filled with roses, …


Ultimate Photo Booth

Posted 02/08/2012 by in Inspiration, Photography \ 4 comments

It’s already so hard to resist photo booths, but add in antique details, vintage LPs, and fabulous accessories like these from Love, Lulu Mae? Sign me up! This team behind this Inspired Creations Contest put together the Ultimate Photo Booth. Guests use props like vintage hats, mustaches on a stick, sequined and feathered headbands to create photos, buttons, and even videos to …


Belles and Gents Bar

Welcome to day 2 of the Indie Wed Inspired Creations Contest! The incredible team involved in today’s shoot created an amazing and beautiful idea, a “Belles and Gents Bar”. Picture this: one day, wives crash an old-school gentlemen’s club bringing in big beautiful blooms and brightly colored details to freshen up the usual decor of cigars, highball glasses, aged scotches, …


French Tea Party Dessert Table

We were so thrilled to have The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs team up with Chicago’s most fabulous bridal show, Indie Wed, to hold the first-ever in person Inspired Creations Contest!  Teams of Chicago wedding vendors submitted inspiration boards for the event, and 6 talented teams were chosen to exhibit their Inspired Creations Contest concept at Indie Wed in …


Inspired Creations Contest Winners!

Posted 06/10/2011 by in Inspiration \ 5 comments

Cyd and I are so excited to unveil the winners of the Inspired Creations Contest #2: Glitter and Glam! We announced the top 10 last week and because the decision was so tough – all of the entires were amazing! – we enlisted three of our favorite editors to help us select the winners. A huge thank you to Abby …


Inspired Creations Contest Roundup

Posted 05/13/2011 by in Floral and Decor, Inspiration \ 91 comments

I hope you loved following all of the Glitter and Glam Inspired Creations Contest ideas that were posted here on EAD and over on The Sweetest Occasion!  Here is a roundup of all our amazing entries – you can click on each picture to go to the full entry and see all of the talented wedding vendors who participated in …


Chocolate & Wine

Posted 05/12/2011 by in Cakes and Catering \ 6 comments

Well here it is, the last official entry of the Glitter and Glam Inspired Creations Contest!  I’m sad to see it go but excited to use your comments, facebooks and tweets to determine the top 10 (look for a full round-up of all of the contest entries tomorrow so you can sound off on your favorites).  This glamorous black and …


Pretty Pastels & Metallics

There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon! Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm.  Mercury glass …


Art Deco Inspiration

Posted 05/04/2011 by in Inspiration, Styled Shoots \ 6 comments

Everyone loves the magic of Hollywood, and this morning’s Inspired Creations Contest tabletop from Karin’s Florist, Lisa Boggs Photography, A Sweet Soiree, Chantel’s Bakery, and Capital Party Rentals is all about the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.  The tabletop features mirrored chargers, a dramatic purple centerpiece, and of course, champagne!  Favors of nickel-plated Zippo lighters and chrome mirrored compacts continue …