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Classic Chicago Ballroom Wedding

Posted 08/05/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

I may be a bit biased, but Chicago’s skyline is absolute perfection. And it’s on full display in Sarah and Greg’s gorgeous May wedding at the Millennium Knickerbocker, planned by Lola Event Productions. Almost all of the couple’s guests traveled to Chicago for the wedding, so they wanted to plan an elegant urban wedding showing off the best the city had to offer! The …

Grey Halter Bridesmaids Dresses

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, …


Masquerade Ball: DIY Tutorials

Posted 04/20/2011 by in DIY, Floral and Decor \ 6 comments

As promised, to go along with this morning’s Parisian Masquerade Ball Inspired Creations Contest shoot, Courtney Callahan of Courtney Callahan Paper, Natalie Walsh of Hello Darling, and Jenn Gaudreau of Jennifer Kathryn Photography are back to share how-tos for their fabulous DIY projects with us!  Click on the links below to jump to your favorite project.

Foliage Wreaths · Masquerade Mask · L’Amour …


La Fête d’Amour: A Parisian Masquerade

Are you ready for an Inspired Creations Contest submission that’s full of color and Parisian style?  Courtney Callahan of Courtney Callahan Paper, Natalie Walsh of Hello Darling, and Jenn Gaudreau of Jennifer Kathryn Photography are behind this vibrant shoot, inspired by a European masked ball.  The color palette of teal, green, orange, and sparkly gold and bronze is so rich and vivid, and …