Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Detroit Indie Wedding Show Highlights!

Hey there friends! We can't wait to party with you THIS SATURDAY at The Rust Belt Market! Check out our show highlights and make sure you're there for the giveaways. We'll be highlighting one giveaway each day this week as we gear up for the event! Bring your sweet tooth and dancing shoes! 

Monday, February 24, 2014
Sponsor Highlight—Bodhi Tree Films

We are counting down the days to the Detroit Indie Wedding Show, (that is two weeks aways!) In the meantime, we'd like you to get to know some of the people contributing to the great event. First up is Bodhi Tree Films. They specialize in capturing your wedding day in a cinematic way. Their films are so beautiful! They will be capturing our March 8 event at the Rust Belt Market. We are so happy to be working with such a dedicated group of artists!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tuesday Theme: Geometric Wedding

With so many awesome wedding decorations and products out on the market, how do you choose?! Picking a theme can help nail down some of those choices, but sometimes just picking a theme can be a daunting task. Don't worry, your theme doesn't have to be inspired by where you two met, or something you have in common, sometimes it can just be a mood or pattern that you like. Its really just a benefit to help you decide which dresses, jewelry, invitations, etc to pick in a world of infinite choices.

Welcome to a new feature on the blog where we showcase wedding themes on our blog that (we hope!) will inspire you. Let's start with one of my favorite wedding themes: Geometric Wedding! So adaptable and recognizable, fun, sophisticated and sets a great background for pictures!

To see more geometric wedding inspiration, check out our pinterest board. Do you have a theme for your wedding? Share it with us!

Monday, February 17, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Detroit Indie Wedding Show March 8

Since February 2013, the Indie Detroit Wedding Ring has been a growing online resource for couples wanting a wedding rooted in the values of handmade goods. Just under a year after their launch, IDWR is proud to announce they will be presenting a bridal show that will cater to those handmade brides/grooms in search of local artists to contribute to their wedding. 

Saturday, March 8, the Detroit Indie Wedding Show will debut at the Rust Belt Marketplace in Ferndale from 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Vendors from the IDWR will be on hand to book appointments, show work samples and give couples countless ideas and endless inspiration for their upcoming weddings.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
DUCF Booths for Brides

Yesterday, I ventured down to my fav craft show of the year, the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. This show is loaded with amazing handmade items, its a great place to do your christmas shopping. While walking around, I couldn't help but notice there were a ton of awesome items for brides/grooms or things that could be incorporated into an indie wedding.
Sunday is the last day of the show, so if you're a bride to be heading down there, be sure to check out these items!

1. The Foraging Florist—terrarium centerpieces that incorporate unique reclaimed planters
2. Dress Green—All natural skin care products (that smell amazing!) for some relaxation before the big day
3. Bettula—Custom birch centerpiece vases, perfect for a rustic wedding
4. Courtney Fischer Jewelry—custom metal jewelry for your bridal party
5. Julie Ann Art—Quirky cards for the modern bride
6. Brazen Cosmetics—I loved this chocolate box inspired packaging, it would be an awesome gift for your bridesmaids.
7. Flee Studio—Mr & Mrs tea cup set, a great alternative for champagne flutes
8. GLASS ACTION!—custom glass jewelry for the whole bridal party
9. Broad Street Jewelry—Custom made necklaces made from your family heirlooms!
10. The Library Lab—unique centerpieces for you book lovers out there

Happy Shopping!!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
What is an Indie Wedding Vendor?

(To see more from this wedding, visit Etsy Real Weddings)

With so many amazing wedding vendors in the area how do know if they are an indie wedding vendor or not? Thats a good question and one that is easier to show rather than tell, but we'll try anyway! A good start is to imagine vendors you would find at the DUCF, and then add a wedding filter and voila! Indie wedding vendor. Of course, if you want to be text book about it, here are a few defining characteristics:
  • Small boutique, independently owned by the person making the product
  • Produces high-quality, handcrafted items that can be customized to make unique keepsakes for weddings
  • Exhibits a DIY spirit and has a modern wedding design esthetic
  • Supports the local DIY community

We invite you to follow our blog or join our facebook page for visual definitions for what an indie wedding vendor is. If you consider yourself an indie wedding vendor and would like to join our network, fill out our app!

Thats our definition, what do you think?