Thursday, March 6, 2014

Why You Should Plan an Indie Wedding and Where to Start!!

You've likely heard of indie music but what about an indie wedding...

Indie weddings incorporate wedding decor and handmade items from small and local businesses as well and independent (indie) artisans. DIY is also a big part of indie weddings including simple and local venues, homemade food and local ingredients, and even re-vamping a vintage or family heirloom dress. Indie weddings are eclectic, often non-traditional and display the individual spirit of the couple!!

Indie Wed is a wedding show and market held in the U.S as an alternative to traditional wedding expos. They have a really fun blog to help inspire brides-to-be who are interested in planning an indie wedding.

Indie Wedding Venues

When planning an indie wedding the possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding venues... If you are getting married in a church seek out a local or historic church. For other ceremony and wedding reception locations consider the following:
- Local Museums
- Botanical Gardens or Nurseries
- Town Theaters
- Your own or a family member's backyard
- Local Winery
- Local Boat Club
- A Natural Park or Conservation Club
- Local Barn 

Indie Wedding Rings

To fall in line with an indie wedding you likely won't be shopping for your wedding rings at De Beers Jewelry... Independent shop owners, small businesses, and local artisans are your best bet, like Northwood Rings!

In 2012, Alan Hill proposed to his now wife, Elizabeth Hill. The couple unfortunately realized that Elizabeth had a metal allergy and was not able to wear her wedding ring for about a year. To remedy this, Alan decided to make Elizabeth a ring out of wood, and thus his first wooden ring was created. Alan kept making them, and after awhile, friends started to notice Elizabeth's rings and began asking how they could get their own. Northwood Rings was born, and the rest is history...

With Northwood Rings you can even design your own engagement and wedding rings! If you would like more detail about Northwood Rings or if you have a question about choosing your indie wedding rings you can contact Northwood Rings directly:

Toll-Free Phone (North America): 1-855-694-2152

Indie weddings are one of my favourite as they truly capture the uniqueness of each couple, they tend to be eco-friendly, support local and independent business owners, and most of all they embody and environment that is creative, fun, and carefree!

 Indie Wedding Dress

When planning your indie wedding you will of course want a dress that represents you, not a dress you see in the hottest wedding magazines or a dress that you could purchase in just about any wedding dress boutique. That's why Ieie's Dress Boutique is the perfect place to start looking! I must say in all of my years searching weddings I have not found a dress boutique quite like Ieie's that has so many vintage style and unique dresses as well as the option to create your own custom wedding dress at a reasonable price. You may fall in love with a dress at a bridal store but there is just one thing you want to be different... Ieie can create wedding dresses that will tie in every detail you are looking for. Love two dresses? Contact Ieie's Dress Boutique and she can create one dress with the elements you love from both!!

With a lot of indie weddings you see lace wedding dresses with vintage details. Ieie's Dress Boutique has gorgeous lace wedding dress styles that you will fall in love with and you won't find these prices in a bridal shop <3

With an indie wedding your wedding dress will be one of the key elements to show your personality and style. What I love about Ieie's Dress Boutique is they started out as a small mother-daughter business and have expanded to include a group of talented dress makers and designers over the years.
In additions to the designs you see on their site they provided custom designed gowns based on your unique style!

Keep your eye on this blog post as it will continue to grow over time with more indie wedding ideas!!

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