Recently, I attended Love/Make 2015 — The Bold Italic's 2nd annual wedding expo event. This was my first wedding/bridal event since getting engaged. I went with a couple of my friends and I can honestly say that we had such a fun time. The tickets ranged from $15 early bird pre-sale, $20 regular, and $25 at the door. With admission, guests received an adorable tote bag and two drink tickets. It was held at Terra Gallery in San Francisco.
If you're wondering what exactly goes on at an "Indie Wedding Expo", scroll through and see my photo recap.
First things, first. CAKE.
Weddings these days aren't just about cakes anymore. Unique treats like chocolate-dipped fortune cookies and coconut cakes in a jar by Fogcutter Catering make great individual desserts. And too-pretty-to-eat custom cookies by I Dream of Cookies are a centerpiece all on their own. I was in sugar heaven! Seriously.
Wondering how to get that authentic rustic look to your wedding? Rent vintage props and furniture!
Of course, can't forget wedding gowns and bridal accessories.
I think it's safe to say that Home Sweet Flowers was a hit. Thanks to their genius DIY floral crown making station, there were women in floral crowns everywhere!
Looking for something that's a bit more everlasting? Check out Fiber Florist's hand cut, painted, and assembled felt flower arrangements. I seriously didn't even think they weren't made from real flowers until I touched the boutonniere.
One thing we all look forward to at weddings: photo booths!
The other thing we all look forward to at weddings: alcohol.
Something we all need after a few cocktails and that second slice of wedding cake: Heyday Coffee
Instead of the stuffy plated meal, how about renting a food truck for your wedding?
Or for the after-party — we can all use some empanadas after drinking and dancing the night away.
I just found out that The Bold Italic has an amazing wedding guide. Click below and see more inspiring ideas for your big day.
If you're planning a wedding, I highly recommend attending the Love/Make event next year. It's not only a great place to get inspiration for your big day, but a great place to meet some really amazing business owners who love what they do.
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