Being in the company of super talented friends, made the experience at Indie I Do even more memorable and endearing…in short, kicked it up a notch. Roll call time! We have the soon-to-be blushing bride artistic Chenoa of One Dove; multifaceted beauty consultant, Lisa of The Lovely; the sharp eyes behind TK Photo, Tina; designer and makeup artist ingenue, Heather; and cool artsy techie developer, Susannah. Quite the venerable group if I do say so myself.
Indie I Do isn’t just about being a funky alternative to the pomp and circumstance. It’s about letting couples explore their fun sides and bring their unique personalities to the important event. And even though some of us didn’t have to prepare for any nuptials, we had a grand ol’ time.
The show stopper was definitely the brave and sassy girls who are friends and clients of East Vanity Parlour sporting their fine do’s. If you want to experience some sexy time yourself check out local burlesque companies like Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society and The Cabaret of Copious Curves. The performances made all of us giggle and blush. But watching their fearless performances made me proud to be female…”I am Woman, Hear me Roar!” grrrrr
Even in a small venue, there was a wide variety of baubles, bling, dresses, and baked deliciousness. One of the first stands I went to was CoCo Cake. They make frosty cupcake goodness (and cakes) in all of its cute glory. I tried the lemon butter flavoured mini cupcake and it was nicely tangy and sweet. Around the corner was April Cakes where their multi-tiered creations are akin to what you would find on an episode of Cake Boss.
There were 2 particular accessories tables that caught my eye. Street Cat Designs has these dainty elegant mesh like necklaces which are perfect for casual or bridal wear. And I was fortunate enough to meet and recognize @tellytelly of Telly Designs. From her collection, without a second thought, I bought a very elegant Victorian broach-like ring.
And what’s a wedding show without a display of grand wedding dresses. The models pranced, danced, and sashayed in a variety of modern and simple gowns
There are so many more great shops, vendors, and businesses to talk about but if I did this would turn into a novel. I truly had a wonderful time and hope to catch these local shops at other shows.
Even though I don’t have a ring on it, at least I know what it may look like ;-)