Geometric Indie Wed Inspiration

geometric backdrop

Inspired by the pastel colors of Spring, juxtaposed with sharp geometric shapes, several super talented artists involved with the awesome Chicago wedding show, Indie Wed, styled this shoot to give you lovelies a taste of what to expect at the event! I adore some of the unexpected design elements, like the faceted terrariums serving as containers for the candy buffet + an arch of colored washi tape adorning the walls + spilling out onto the floor as the ceremony backdrop…so fun! And so many of the decor ideas can be adapted to other events + color palettes; perfect for all of you planning a graphic or geometric style wedding! Here’s more from the designer about the Indie Wed event:

Imagine a bridal expo like none you’ve ever seen: where the guests are invited to mix and mingle among nearly 100 independent vendors on two floors in a contemporary art gallery. Instead of stale, trade show booths, vendors set up a variety of unique and whimsical displays. Couples don’t just pick up business cards but can actually shop in the marketplace, as many of the vendors and artists have their wares for sale. They dance to live music and tunes the DJ spins, admire tablescapes created by some of Chicago’s hottest wedding pros, and nosh on both savory and sweet items from some of the best local caterers. They don’t just browse the vendors…they experience them!

geometric wedding invitation

geometric bride

geometric bouquet

geometric necklace

geometric bridesmaids

geometric backdrop

geometric backdrop

washi tape backdrop

washi tape backdrop

How cool are the giant paper gems floating above the tablescape?!

geometric paper shapes

geometric paper shapes

triangle plates

cube escort holders

ghost chairs

geometric paper shapes

gold table runner

And the super cute models are a real-life married couple. (Mary is a rad DJ and owner of Toast + Jam DJs!)

geometric paper shapes

paper geometric backdrop

geometric cake

geometric desserts

paper geometric backdrop

wedding show

Now that you’ve gotten a glimpse, Indie Wed looks like so much fun, right!? The crew behind it is generously giving away two pairs of tickets to the event just for GWS readers! To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you’d like to attend + we’ll pick two random winners on July 24th. We’ll announce the winners in this post. And for those of you who would like to purchase your tickets now, do so here + use the promo code SHOES20 to receive 20% off!

****Congrats to Nicole and Megan who were our lucky winners for a pair of tickets each!*****

concept, art direction, additional styling + decor: Indie Wed // photography: Amanda Megan Miller Photography // styling + decor: Jayne Weddings & Events // cake, mini-cakes + cookies: Elysia Root Cakes // chocolate bon-bons + dipped marshmallows: truffle truffle // florals: Pollen // dresses: Mignonette Bridal // jewelry: Glint & Gleam // hair: Debra Petrielli // make-up: Jennifer Brown // bow tie + neck tie: DIBI Ties // suits: Dessy // stationery, cut paper garland, cake topper + placecard holders: Paper Stories // rentals: Tablescapes // venue: room 1520 Chicago, Illinois 

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  1. What a great event! I’d love to attend. I recently got engaged and try to support local business as much as I can. :)

  2. Just awesome.. Love the teal/turquoise!

  3. My Love proposed last week by thoughtfully sewing a gorgous yellow diamond ring to a button on one of my current sewing projects!! It was the perfect way for him to pop the question that we ‘tie the knot’. We are big DIY-ers and love creative and unique new ideas. Being new residents of Chicago, we would LOVE to attend this show for inspiration and connection to the local wedding industry. So excited!!!!

  4. Indie wed looks like so much fun! I would love to go and look at all the amazing vendors before my brother gets married.

  5. Would love to win this!!!! I am getting married in October and still have so much decorating and little touches to purchase for before the big day. Would love to meet and work with new, local vendors!

  6. I would love to attend!! I’m currently an assistant for a Chicago wedding planning company and would love to become more connected to others in the local industry!


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