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

Happy 2019 - we will be posting a brand new blog every Wednesday for the rest of the year! Cage + Aquarium is a preferred vendor with Greenhouse Loft, so we are able to serve lots of clients at this beautiful venue, yet every wedding is unique because the space is so versatile.

We wanted to kick off the New Year with Jackie and Ryan, who just celebrated their 1st Anniversary as husband + wife! They were married at Greenhouse Loft in Chicago, IL on January 6, 2018. Jackie and Ryan said "I Do" at sunset with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground outside. 

Some of the most memorable moments of their day were spent on the dance floor. Ryan picked Jackie up and spun her around during their first dance, and as if that wasn't enough cuteness, afterward he sat Jackie down and performed a choreographed dance number for her! Ryan had everyone's attention! Then they participated in the "dollar dance," a long-standing tradition where guests tape money to the bride and groom so that they can have a brief dance with them. This pulled everyone out of their seats and onto the dance floor. 

Greenhouse Loft has a professional photo booth that they can be used for family photos and fun candids with friends. The entire room is filled with props, hats, and disguises. If that isn't enough to sell you, they make the prints on the spot so your guests can take them home!


Venue: Greenhouse Loft

C&A Photographers for Greenhouse Loft Photography: Eva Ho + AJ Abelman


Kim & Meade are one of our (many) favorite couples from this amazing wedding season. They got ready with their closest friends and family at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on Magnificent Mile. Kim and Meade had an emotional first look near the Wrigley Building with their bridal party and family crying and cheering them on. The bridal party gathered at the first stop for portraits - in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Then traveled to the Milton Lee Olive Park, finishing at the Greetings From Chicago Mural in Logan Square. 

Kim and Meade had an intimate wedding ceremony and reception at Greenhouse Loft, decorated with beautiful floral arrangements, bouquets, and centerpieces from Flowers for Dreams. The two brides hand-made their own corn-hole game for cocktail hour outside in the patio garden. With Kevin deejaying from Cage + Aquarium, all of their guests brought the house down on the dance floor!

We are grateful for all the vendors involved and to our lucky-in-love couple - Mrs. + Mrs. Sparks. Congratulations and cheers to many more happy years! #AllKimMeadesIsLove

Hotel: Chicago Marriott Downtown

Venue: Greenhouse Loft

C&A Photographers: Kristin Parra + Jade Hull

C&A DJ: Kevin Sanabrais

Florist: Flowers for Dreams


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