The 3rd Athens NotWedding: Rehearsal Dinner

  • September 17, 2014

Good food, good people, and one heck of a good time. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the 3rd Athens NotWedding than with these three things. Our generous hosts at The Classic Center know how to take care of people – our vendors and staff felt right at home from the moment they walked in the door. It is our pleasure to give you a sneak peek of the rehearsal dinner, but more importantly, of some of the talented vendors behind the scenes. Stay tuned next week for the entire event highlight!

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Photography: Kaitie Bryant Photography | Venue + Catering: The Classic Center – Empire Room

Event Highlight: The 1st Chicago NotWedding

  • September 15, 2014

“Aren’t you somethin’ to admire? ‘Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror. And I can’t help but notice, You reflect in this heart of mine.” Jump into these gorgeous photos from the 1st Chicago NotWedding and you can almost hear Justin Timberlake serenading you. We were literally blown away in the Windy City – from the breathtaking views of City View Loft to the crazy talented vendors and the absolutely beautiful cast. It is with great pleasure that we share this inaugural event highlight with you – enjoy! 

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Hype Video | Save the Date | Bridal Styled Shoot | Sappy Love Story | Rehearsal Dinner | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Is this a wedding or an Oscars after party? Chicago vendors were challenged to think of ways to be tailored, formal and almost masculine while still appealing to a bride. This old Hollywood, Justin Timberlake vibe coupled with our model couple, Ashley and Brian, really couldn’t be better. Hats off to you, Chicago!

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Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):

Typewriter, Khaki Bedford | Tablescape, Bryce Covey | Chalk Lettering, Molly Jacques | Invitation, Watermark Stationery | Swatches, James Nord | Sid Mashburn, Heather Clawson | Dress, Marissa Webb (Spring 2014) | Festiva Maxima, Ingalls Photography | Gown, Vera Wang (Spring 2014)

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Venue: City View Loft | Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering | Rehearsal Dinner: City View Loft | Event Rentals + Specialty Linens: Ultrapom Event Rental | Photography + Save the Date: Megan Saul Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: John Dart Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: Booth Photographics | Save the Date Video + Stationery: Amelia Street Studio | Video: Spiel | Day-Of Coordination: Canvas Weddings | Floral + Event Design (Tables 2, 5 + Head Table): Ryan Alexander Events | Floral + Event Design (Tables 1, 4 + Ceremony Backdrop): The Bread & Butterfly: Handcrafted Weddings | Floral + Event Design (Tables 3 + 6): Naturally Yours Events | Invitations: Chykalophia Design | Programs: OrangeBeautiful | Menus + Catering Cards: Sugar Pear Design | Wedding Dress: Dame Couture | Bridesmaid Attire: Rent the Runway | Groomsmen Attire: Menguin | Hair + Makeup: Bride Style Beauty | Accessories: The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery | Jewelry: Simply Wood Rings | Entertainment: Gussied | Ceremony Music: Neil Dixon Smith, Guitarist | Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Company | Doodlebooth: Doodlebooth | Poetry/Guest Book: Poemgrown | Wedding Cake + Desserts: Courageous Bakery | Tabletop Vintage Rentals: re:find Joy | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, Modern Weddings, Modern Luxury (CS), Bouquet Catcher

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the rest of our 2014 schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family.

The 1st Chicago NotWedding: Rehearsal Dinner

  • September 15, 2014

An epic view, warm hospitality, talented vendors and one heck of a good time. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the very first Chicago NotWedding. The Windy City did just that – it blew us away, and we can’t way to get back. Since we have to wait to share the event photos with you, here’s a sneak peek of the talented team who pulled together this inaugural event. Check out the vendors behind the scenes in these rehearsal dinner photos from Booth Photographics.

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Photography: Booth Photographics | Venue: City View Loft | Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering

The 2nd Wichita NotWedding: Save the Date

  • September 12, 2014

Introducing Erin + Will

We can’t get enough of the juxtaposition in this shoot – the classy, sophisticated love birds against the natural Kansas landscape is just stunning. It allows for the personality to pop with a polite nod to the Midwest. Jennifer Miller Photography and Nick Miller Films captured it all beautifully – power couple, for real.

We will be celebrating Erin and Will as they renew their vows and tie the NOT at the second Wichita NotWedding on October 14th at Eaton Venue. We invite you to join us for the party – tickets are available for purchase online here.

“We decided to shoot at a peach and apple orchard near Wichita, KS and set up an elegant picnic with champagne. On the way to the orchard, we saw this beautiful white house and thought it would be perfect for their dressy attire, so we went up and knocked on the door! The day I shot the save the date was the WINDIEST day I have ever taken pictures on, but I love how you can hardly tell in the photos.”

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Photography: Jennifer Miller Photography | Cinematography: Nick Miller Films | Styling: Events by Ashley | Venue: Entz Orchard | Cookies: Cheri’s Bakery Wichita | Male Wardrobe: Johnston’s Clothiers