Let’s get weird! Wedding experts Tyler Huffman and Shelley Anderson discuss the unique and interesting ideas that adventurous couples showcase on their big day. Drawing from their fifteen years of experience, The Wedding Weirdos podcast talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly that occur with those “outside-the-box” wedding ideas. This husband and wife duo keep it real as they interview some of the top industry professionals. Sit down, tune in, and laugh your way through anecdotes, tips, and honest stories. Welcome to The Wedding Weirdos!

Listen to new episodes of The Wedding Weirdos every other Thursday wherever you catch your favorite podcasts, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and leave a review.

  • Episode 1: Who Are You? | The "Introductory" Episode

In the first episode of The Wedding Weirdos, Tyler and Shelley discuss who they are, why they love weddings, what they’ve witnessed, and how this podcast can convince couples and industry pros to let their freak flag fly. Special guest: wedding planner, Jen Henderson, of A Fresh Event. She shares the story of her very own wedding mullet and her dream of planning a Space Jam-themed wedding.

  • Episode 2: There's A Tear In My Beer | The "Wedtoberfest" Episode

In episode two of The Wedding Weirdos, Tyler and Shelley discuss (completely sober, although not if you listen at half-speed) one of the best wedding expos out there - Wedtoberfest. This event invites couples to enjoy craft beer while chatting with prospective vendors for their wedding day. Wedtoberfest is a national craze and has shows in Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Denver, and Minneapolis. Special guest: Carlene Smith, of Naturally Yours Events - Founder of Wedtoberfest. Shelley breaks out the story where she saw a bride do a keg stand in her wedding dress.

The Cage and Aquarium gang at Wedtoberfest 2018 in Chicago...

The Cage + Aquarium team at Wedtoberfest 2018 in Chicago

  • Episode 3: We'll Make Great Pets | The "Animals" Episode

In the third episode of The Wedding Weirdos, Tyler and Shelley tackle the idea of pets (well, actually just animals in general) at a wedding. Tyler offends couples who release animals into habitats that are not their own, for aesthetics. Arielle and Sean share their crazy engagement and rad wedding ideas in our first ever interview with a bride and groom.

Which animals will show up on your wedding day?

The Indiewed wedding show turned 10 years old! We were so excited to celebrate the milestone event with lots of couples and other wedding vendors that attended and exhibited the 2019 event last weekend. We kept the 2nd floor of Ravenswood Event Center hopping with Cage and Aquarium’s DJ Mykol and DJ Bothsides performing sets throughout the day.

We love Indiewed’s alternative option to the traditional wedding expo. It’s a chance for couples looking for something a little bit different for their weddings to plan their big days. We also love exhibiting next to like-minded wedding industry professionals offering top-quality services with a unique approach. We can’t wait to hear what the next ten years will look like for the Indiewed show! Congratulations!

Photographs by Cage and Aquarium's Kristin Parra

Are you looking for a venue with the comforts of the suburbs but the convenience of Chicago? Look no further - Winnetka Community House in Winnetka, Illinois is a Northern Suburb right outside of Chicago. Make it easy on you and your guests with this location! It's rested on three beautiful, manicured acres and was originally built in 1911. It has tons of rustic charm but is open and versatile for any event or wedding!

 

Venue: Winnetka Community House

C&A Photographer: Kristin Parra

 

Cage and Aquarium happily attended the 10th Annual Chicago LGBTQ Wedding Expo on March 18, 2018. The event was hosted at Hotel Chicago.  Rainbow Wedding Network is a wedding show tailored for same-sex couples. The expo creates a welcoming environment full of allies and vendors to help plan the Big Day. Our DJs set the mood with tunes while we met some amazing couples in the midst of wedding planning. Several vendors auctioned off their services or gifts for the raffle, and one lucky couple won a FREE full wedding ceremony! 

Host: Rainbow Wedding Network

Venue: Hotel Chicago

C&A DJs: Michael Rodriguez and Sandra Urquiaga

C&A Photographers: Jade Hull and Kristin Parra

 

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