Meet our favorite Offbeat vendors in

Illinois

House of Mooshki

Market leader in the design of 1950's vintage-inspired short, tea length wedding dresses and so much more. Some brides have a style in mind and know what they want, and they can certainly order that.

However, most of our brides want elements of many dresses put together creating a bespoke wedding dress and totally unique… and it's not as expensive as you might think.

Wasabi Photography

Wasabi Photography is the documentary wedding photography boutique of Chicago photojournalist Travis Haughton. I spent the first five years of my career as a newspaper photojournalist, so I’m well-versed in…..

Ryan Moore Photography

Hey, I’m Ryan! I left the corporate life 10 years ago, traveled around the world with a camera, and realized that couples who are crazy in love are my favorite thing to photograph. I got into weddings because of the quick and candid moments that are such a blast to capture. Hearing a bride say “Wow, we didn’t even see that happen!” or “This is the best picture of my Grandpa I’ve ever seen!” makes me happier than anything.

Crimson Cat Studios

I’m Susie Inverso, a Chicago-based wedding and portrait photographer and owner of Crimson Cat Studios. I had been photographing weddings for about 20 years when one day everything changed: I Got Married.

I learned a lot from my own weird wedding and now I help funky, quirky, and non-traditional brides and grooms capture the uniqueness of their weird weddings!

Green Line Talent

Green Line Talent is an boutique DJ & live musician agency based in the Chicagoland area, specializing in providing music for your wedding. We are all passionate about collecting music, and believe you don't need to resort to cheesy line-dances or gimmicks to keep your guests on your toes, and keep the dance floor packed.

Emma Mullins Photography

Hellooo!! I’m Emma, a documentary wedding photographer based in Chicago. I have a love for all things non-traditional, and can’t wait to hear how your wedding day is unique to you! My creativity is fueled by new locations, new personalities, and anything with lots of color. I specialize in helping my couples feel completely comfortable in front of the lens so that your wedding photos look like YOU!

Ed & Aileen Photography

We are Ed and Aileen — a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Chicago, IL. We tell stories in documentary form all over the world, and we believe in the authenticity of a relationship. From the nervous glances to the whirlwind of emotions that occur on a wedding day, we have the privilege of capturing true happiness. Our couples commission us to capture the realness of their love.

Lincoln Hall

Since opening ten years ago, the name Lincoln Hall has gained international recognition as one of the top music venues in world. This past year, Lincoln Hall added to its team James Beard Award winner (Best Chef in the Midwest), Debbie Gold. Match those elements with a private events team with over four decades of combined experience, and you have the perfect recipe for the perfect offbeat wedding.

The Nontra Group

What’s traditional? Simply put, it’s what everyone else does. But that’s not you, and that most certainly is not us. The Nontra Group is a collective group of photographers and videographers who think outside the social norm. We are looking for clients like you, the ones who want to go all out, be different, weird, and fun.

American Writers Museum

If you are looking for a unique and contemporary venue for your next event, look no further than the American Writers Museum. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago on famed Michigan Avenue, this cultural gem is just steps away from Millennium Park and other cultural attractions, and a number of Chicago’s major hotels. The Readers Hall event space offers flexible seating and can accommodate small groups or larger gatherings up to 250 for heavy hors d’oeuvres events, cocktail parties, fundraisers, corporate meetings and more.

Allison Williams Photography

Allison Williams is a Chicago-based photographer specializing in documentary and offbeat, quirked-up weddings. The more unique the better! The official stuff: Allison worked as a staff photojournalist for Sun-Times Media before starting her own company in 2010. She continues to photograph news and events and uses the same approach for weddings as she does in her newspaper and magazine work.

Catalyst Ranch

Weddings can be a fun way to express your creativity and personality — they don’t need to be a year of stressful planning. Catalyst Ranch has everything you need to get the ball rolling and start planning your celebration. Our fully furnished & decorated event rooms are the perfect setting for lively ceremonies and receptions.

All Ceremonies Beautifully Done

Are you looking for something different? A wedding ceremony that reflects your unique relationship, will keep your guests interested and involved, and sets the tone for this new life you are beginning together? My name is Rev. Marian Hale and I am passionate about performing wonderful weddings. As an officiant in Chicago, I provide professional services for interfaith wedding ceremonies, same sex weddings, nondenominational and non-religious weddings, and elopements.

The Publishing House Bed & Breakfast

Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s hottest neighborhood, the West Loop, The Publishing House is your modern, luxury Bed and Breakfast. With 11 en-suite bedrooms, expansive living areas, gourmet breakfasts, and on-site Salon and Restaurant/Bar amenities, The Publishing House has been designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate your guests and also provide space for smaller events and get-togethers across your wedding weekend.

Roni Rose Photography

At Roni Rose Photography, we believe in feeling over dishonesty. We value the importance of being vulnerable with another person and sharing your true insides. Honest interactions are what make this life worth living. David and I know how uncomfortable it can feel in front of the camera — that feeling of "Where do I look? What do I do?" We aren't waiting for you to do something. We want you to be.

An Event Less Ordinary

Ninja cake toppers? Definitely. Quirky venues? Absolutely. Dr. Seuss ceremony readings? Walking your dog down the aisle? Ridiculous photo booth pictures? For shiz. We want you to have a wedding experience that is uniquely yours, not some cookie cutter wedding like the ones you’ve been to before. We’ll make sure your day is relaxed, epic, and full of laughs and love.

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