Event Recap: Committed 2015

Committed, the 4th annual wedding showcase of the Green Wedding Alliance was Sunday, February 22nd at Greenhouse Loft. Committed is a boutique wedding event for engaged couples to meet and interact with green, local businesses that they might want to hire for their wedding.

Each room had different music provided by Toast and Jam, Cage & Aquarium, and Neil Dixon Smith.

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography


Photos by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography


The event was laid-out to create an easy flow for guests to have the opportunity to take in each booth and talk with often the owner of the business.

Guests picked out props and fun hats to have their photo taken by Steve Ewert in the adjacent photo studio.

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Catering companies (FIG Catering, Goose Island, Pure Kitchen, Big Delicious Planet) were stationed throughout the event offering small bites and pairings with beer and custom cocktails.

Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography


Photo by Genevieve Lauren Photography

Photo by Genevieve Lauren Photography


Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

For sweets, guests sampled red velvet and salted caramel cupcakes from Elysia Root Cakes and assorted truffles and marshmallows by Katherine Anne Confections.

Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography


Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

Midway through the afternoon, the main room of Greenhouse Loft was transformed into a runway for models wearing gowns designed by member dress designers Mignonette and Dame Couture including gowns re-designed from vintage dresses. The models’ hair and make-up was done by Karen Marie Salon and CALM Natural Skin Care.

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography


Photo by Tuan Bui Photography

Photo by Tuan Bui Photography


Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

Photo by Heather DeCamp Photography

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Tuan fashion4

Committed in a zero-waste event with vendors, including caterers serving in compostable servingware like palm leaves and bamboo toothpicks that Collective Resource (a GWA member) composts after the event.

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

The show featured over 30 Chicago-based small businesses who are members of the Alliance to provide a fun way for engaged couples to gather wedding inspiration and meet the people who are passionate about green weddings in Chicago.

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography


Cheers and hope to see you at the Recyclery!
Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography


Vintage punch bowl - Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

Vintage punch bowl – Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography

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