Cheers for Wedtoberfest

This post is a little late but we’re still buzzing over here at the CGWA about Wedtoberfest. What a fun night! Thanks to all who came out and to everyone involved.

If you didn’t make it over to the DANK Haus in October to celebrate with us, you missed some good beers and brats! We had nine breweries in the mix serving up some seriously delicious beers—some of which Chicago had never untapped before! We also had our CGWA approved caterers and sweeties serving the best Oktoberfest style foods.

 

Our planning lounge was a huge hit too. Couples got the chance to walk around in the lounge area and get ideas for their wedding or shop vendors without being “sold” to. This was great for the couple that wants to meet cool vendors who are green and non-traditional, but doesn’t want to experience the hustle and bustle of a formal wedding show.

 

Cage and Aquarium kept the night alive with their tunes and helped us make some very important announcements. You see, not only did we have food and drink Fit for a King, we also had a pretty sweet raffle! We announced winners every hour and some lucky couples took home hundreds of dollars worth of goodies. From Parisian earrings and engagement sessions to sauerkraut kits and beer, we had something for everyone.

Best of all, our event was nearly zero waste with Collective Resource composting all disposables, food, and even the décor! The next show is not to be missed. Just check out all these photos from Allison Williams Photography!

Bridetoberfest

Our brewery lineup: Goose Island Brewery, Revolution Brewing, Tighthead Brewing, Two Brothers Brewing, Metropolitan Brewing, Half Acre Beer Company, Finch’s Beer Co., Lakefront Brewery, 3 Sheeps Brewing

Our eats and sweets vendors: FIG Catering, Goose Island Catering, Pure Kitchen Catering, Katherine Anne Confections, Luscious Layers

Other vendors seen at Bridetoberfest:

Beauty- Karen Marie Salon, Noktivo Salon & Spa

Décor- Nimble Well, Chicago Vintage Weddings, Art of Imagination

Dress and accessories- Simply Wood Rings, Mignonette Bridal

Favors- Bright Endeavors

Flowers- Pollen, Larkspur

Photographers- Serendipity Portraits, Allison Williams Photography, Tuan H. Bui Photographer, Heather DeCamp Photography, The Way We Click Photography

Planners- Lisa Gordon Events, Naturally Yours Events

Stationery- Spilled Ink Press, Tweedle Press

Venues- Catalyst Ranch, Loft on Lake, Greenhouse Loft

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