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Colorful Chicago Museum Wedding

Posted 04/18/2013 by in Real Weddings \ 2 comments

Michelle and Marty live in New York, but they chose Michelle’s hometown of Chicago to celebrate their big day. We’re drooling over their rich color palette in fuchsia, blue, and purple, and although their reception was held at the Chicago History Museum, it was totally elegant and modern! The flowers by Kloeckners are absolutely amazing and really pop both as centerpieces …

Modern Rustic Wedding Reception

Modern + Rustic Chicago Wedding

Posted 03/13/2013 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Chicago’s Salvage One is an absolutely gorgeous event space—its unique, modern, rustic interior was the perfect backdrop for Erin and Mike’s simple but chic soiree! Captured beautifully by Anna Guziak Photography, their winter nuptials featured candle centerpieces from Fleur that complemented Salvage One’s vintage, mismatched wood tables, and a fabulous all-out dessert table from Sweet Table Chicago. We are absolutely …

Courtney Callahan Paper Collage 1b

Courtney Callahan Paper

It’s no secret that at EAD, we’re head over heels for pretty paper and design. A lovely letterpress invite can take our breath away, and a sweetly designed envelope lining will probably result in some major swooning. As serious stationery admirers, we completely melt over everything by Courtney Callahan Paper, one of our treasured vendor guide members, …


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 …


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, …