Guess who’ll be at Lovesick Expo 2016!?

September 16, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements, Wedding Shows

Lovesick Announcement 2016Hand-Painted Weddings is stoked to be chosen as a vendor at the Lovesick Expo in Philadelphia for the 4th year in a row!

I love this event. It is unique, creative, and offbeat, and I admire and encourage every couple who decides to personalize their wedding with unique touches! This is just why I love the couples who attend the Lovesick Expo. Also the guys at Lovesick Inc. along with Offbeat Bride put on a really great show. It is a wildly fun time, and you won’t want to miss it!

I can’t wait to meet some of you readers on January 10, 2016!

Lovesick Expo 2015 Recap

January 12, 2015By AllisonAnnouncements

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One of the biggest things about Lovesick is how much fun everyone is having! It isn’t stuffy or stressful. It is a lot of fun; it’s sparkly, it curses; it’s enthusiastic; it’s real. Lovesick’s tagline is “defy the mainstream” and it really is fitting.

This is our third year at Lovesick and it was another banner year. I love meeting couples in person and seeing the excitement in their eyes when they say their wedding date. Or when a bride giggles with her bridesmaid. Or when a groom asks the most interesting question about wedding invites, proving that wedding details aren’t just an interest of the bride.

It was exciting to see how many people loved my Love Park Thumbprint Guest Print, which really is the perfect touch for any Philly reception. Honestly, everyone that came up to my table was so sweet, that I want to work with all of them on their wedding invitations. I could be so lucky, truly.

Hand-Painted Weddings at Lovesick Expo – Third Year in Row!

December 3, 2014By AllisonAnnouncements

Lovesick Expo - Hand-Painted Weddings will be there!I am super stoked to be amongst the coolest wedding talent in Philly at the Lovesick Expo on January 11 at World Cafe Live. Hand-Painted Weddings has been chosen as one of the featured vendors for three years in a row, and we are so honored! The Lovesick Expo is not only the most fun wedding show you will ever attend, but it is bursting at the seams with talent, creativity and unique ideas. It truly is unlike any other wedding show you will go to—there are burlesque dancers (enough said), live music, drinking, and an overall acceptance of unique wedding choices.

I love being a part of this expo because it introduces me to couples who are truly looking to make their wedding personal and unique. There are a lot of indie wedding couples and couples looking for alternative options. I also love that this expo is very consciously accepting to all sorts of couples not matter if it is same sex or not, and it has been even before same sex marriage became legal in PA this past May.

Still not convinced? Then check out the Lovesick video featuring footage from last year’s event here. Trust me—you won’t want to miss this event!


Date: January 11

Time: 11 am – 3 pm

Location: World Cafe Live

Tickets: $10 online/$15 at the door

Also, sources say there will also be a 50% ticket discount offer on the Offbeat Bride blog!

Featured Vendor at Lovesick Expo 2014

July 1, 2013By AllisonWedding Shows

LovesickBadgeRND-tspYes, that’s right! Hand-Painted Weddings has been chosen as a featured vendor amongst a slew of talent for the next Lovesick Expo in Philadelphia. The expo is on January 12, 2014. I couldn’t be happier!

Being a vendor at Lovesick last year was such a highlight! It was so much fun getting to interact with loads of prospective customers and getting to learn more about what interested them about my products. This year Offbeat Bride has connected with Lovesick Expo so I am excited to see how this fantastic, fun expo continues to grow.

To see photos from last year’s Lovesick Expo, click here.

Lovesick Expo Recap

January 14, 2013By AllisonWedding Shows

Lovesick Expo Philadelphia was everything I had hoped it would be and more! I loved meeting couples and hearing their feedback about my work and getting excited with them about the possibilities for their wedding day. I loved watching people “sign” the Cobblestone Thumbprint Guest print with their thumbs. I loved being side-by-side with other super nice talented wedding vendors. I adored getting to meet photographer Krista Leigh Hurst, who I recently worked on an exciting project on…more on that soon. It was so excited to meet the bride who won my veil giveaway a couple of weeks ago, and to catch up with Chrissy from Truly You Events, who I’m currently working with on an awesome backyard wedding invitation suite for a couple. I loved meeting the woman who won the Hand-Painted Cobblestone Thumbprint Guest Print, and seeing how excited she was to have won! I appreciate all the support from my family and friends, and particularly the man by my side always (and at this event), my husband, Carl! Ok, enough gushing! Here is a little recap (with pictures, descriptions below)!

Lovesick Expo 2013 recap

Here is my table and backdrop at the expo. Everything turned out beautifully!

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A little close-up of my table details along with a photo of my helper and partner, Carl.Lovesick Expo 2013 recap

The live music was awesome. The event really is the coolest event for weddings! I even caught the burlesque dancers this year! I enjoyed talking with people as they perused my portfolio of invitations and save-the-dates!Lovesick Expo 2013 recap

Tom and Jon, the two incredibly nice guys who run the Lovesick Expo are having a blast calling out the raffles. I was very excited to raffle off the Cobblestone Guest print in this raffle! 100% of raffle proceeds benefited Children Can Shape the Future, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Lovesick Expo 2013 recapHere I am standing with Carl at the table and then holding up the “signed” Cobblestone Thumbprint Guest print.

I had an awesome day! Thank you so much for those of you that came out for the event! And those of you that are new to my blog, please be sure to follow Hand-Painted Weddings on Facebook to stay up-to-date on new offerings and Shop invitation designs.

Sneak Peek: My Table at the Lovesick Expo

January 11, 2013By AllisonWedding Shows

Table display by Hand-Painted Weddings

Here is a sneak peak of my table at the Lovesick Expo, which is this Sunday in Philadelphia! The theme of this styled table is romantic with painterly details. The beautiful blue tea cup and saucer were my late grandmother’s. The birch column on the right is a candle holder I just purchased from Terrain. There is a dip dyed table runner going across the table, and paint brushes and paint scattered throughout the table.

It appears that I did the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed (the racks for the backdrop are rented), Something Blue in my tablescape, which seems super appropriate, don’t you think! Funny how things like that happen by “accident”!

I can’t wait to meet new friends, colleagues, and couples on Sunday at the Lovesick Expo! I hope to see you there! I’ll be the one in a striped dress at the Hand-Painted Weddings table!