Crafting your wedding? Free tickets to Ottawa indie wedding show Wed By Hand

Photo credit: Anne-Marie Bouchard

The ever-so-crafty Krista Leben is the owner of Urbanite Jewelry, director of The Craft Co-op, and producer of Urban Craft and Wed By Hand

What happens when a craft show falls in love with a wedding show and they make a sweet little baby together? You end up with something called Wed By Hand, Ottawa’s Indie Wedding Show. Taking place at the Glebe Community Centre this Saturday, Wed By Hand is a DIY, eco-friendly and handmade wedding show that’s designed to help couples find something different  for their wedding day!

Now in its third year, the show not only gives you the opportunity to chat with more than 40 unique vendors—from vegan bakers to jewelry makers to picture takers—but it also gives you the opportunity to actually learn how to DIY your big day. This year, Wed By Hand will offer eight DIY and informational workshops to help you create the wedding day that you’ve always wanted.  Learn how to create your own bouquet from local flowers, print your own invites –and- plan an awesome wedding on a budget from experts that really know their stuff!

This year the show has also expanded to include a tasting room, full of local bakeries, caterers and more. From a DIY candy bar from The Candy Store to a tea bar from DAVIDsTEA to vegan baked goodies from Auntie Loo’s, attendees will be able to sample tons of scrumptious food. Consider Wed By Hand’s tasting room your one stop shop for getting all those cake tastings done in one place!

And if you’re looking for fancy duds for your special day, we’ll have everything from dresses to fascinators to ties for you to check out. Victoire and With Love Bridal Boutique will be on hand with some seriously sweet dresses, and there will be plenty of jewelry designers on hand to help you accessorize. For the grooms-to-be, we’ll also have screen printed ties and bowties made from vintage fabrics—perfect ways to spruce up your groom!

Sound like fun? We’ve got two tickets to attend + a coveted swag bag for one lucky winner. Wanna win? Just comment on this post and let us know what you’re looking forward to seeing at the show the most! Be sure to include an email address where we can contact you and enter by Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. to win!

Wed By Hand, Ottawa’s Indie Wedding Show
When: Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: The Glebe Community Center, 175 Third Ave (Third & Lyon)
$10 at the door, $8 in advance at wedbyhand.com (Workshops, Swag Bags & Tastings included in your ticket price!)

Thanks for the great post Krista, Local Tourist Ottawa will be there this weekend! Like the photos? Check out Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBphoto.