Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Brooklyn Based Wedding Fair: WEDDING CRASHERS, January 9th

When: Saturday, January 9th from 10:30am - 5:00pm

Where: The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York

What: A Brooklyn Based Wedding Fair

Brooklyn Based is a website of all things Brooklyn. Come to their inaugural wedding fair on January 9, 2010 at the Bell House and meet the designers, caterers, photographers, bands and DJs who they have cherry picked to make your day.

Brooklyn Based has selected 30+ original, Brooklyn-centric vendors to help you plan your wedding locally, or take a piece of Brooklyn with you wherever you tie the knot.

Top caterers including Naturally Delicious, The Cleaver Company, Red Table Catering, AVEnts and Frankies Spuntino will be passing delicious hors d’oeuvres. One Girl Cookies and Nine Cakes will display and serve confections and cake. Brooklyn Brewery will be pouring its Belgian-style ales, Local 1 and 2.

Wedding bands Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra, The Lascivious Biddies and The Engagements will perform along with DJ Small Change, popshop! DJs and DJ Lady J.

Other wedding vendors on the guest list include floral designers Root Stock & Quade, Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design and Denise Fasanello, jewelry designer Blanca Monrós Gómez, Bario-Neal Jewelry, Sesame Letterpress, Lion in the Sun custom invitations, calligrapher Paperfinger, Mélangerie Inc. custom paperie and gifts, Shootbooth photobooth, Hello Super 8 and Seth David Cohen videographers and photographers Daniel Krieger, Radhika Chalasani and 3 Photographers, Jesse Hendrich, M.Div., Small World Terrariums, Heights Chateau Fine Wines & Spirits, Added Value Farm, Real Honeymoons and Gap Adventures.

Amidst the vendors, models will showcase the work of headpiece and dress designers like The White Gown.

You’ll also get advice from experts on topics like DIY Ceremonies and Incredible Honeymoons, which the winner of our Honeymoon Gift Package will put to good use. One lucky bride will take home a $250 J.Crew gift card and private shopping party for her and her bridesmaids, a $500 travel voucher at Gap Adventures, a free TabletPlus membership at TabletHotels.com, and a gift subscription to Budget Travel magazine.

Tickets (on sale now) are $40 for the entire day, or $20 in advance for each three-hour session. In that window of time, guests will meet over 30 one-of-a-kind vendors and speakers who will propose wonderful things for their day. Flutes of sparkling wine with entrance, and the first 50 guests at each session receive free “To Have and to Hold” gift-filled bags and free entry in the Honeymoon Gift Package.

Here are the details for the sessions:

Session One (10:30-1:30)*
10:45 am: DIY Ceremonies with Officiant Jesse Hendrich, M.Div.

11:15 am: Signed, Sealed + Delivered: Every Invite Question Answered with Melinda Morris of Lion in the Sun

12:00pm : Best. Honeymoon. Ever. with Nina Willdorf, Editor in Chief of Budget Travel magazine, Dorothy McGivney, Editor of jauntsetter.com, and Gap Adventures

12:45 pm: Catering on a Budget with Ally Lipton of AVEnts and Meguire Campbell of Vine Wine Caterers: Naturally Delicious, Red Table Catering, and AVEnts

Session Two (2-5pm)*
2:15 pm: Picking Original, Seasonal Decor with Kerry Quade of Root Stock & Quade

3:00 pm: 10 Things to Look for In a Wedding Photographer with Daniel Krieger

3:45 pm: How to Avoid a Cookie-Cutter Wedding with Vané Broussard of Brooklyn Bride and Anne Chertoff of From I Will to I Do and Editor of AisleDash.com

4:30 pm: Pairing Food and Wine with Matthew LaSorsa of Heights Chateau and Loren Michelle of Naturally Delicious. Caterers: Frankies Spuntino, The Cleaver Company, and Red Table Catering

*Please note: All vendors, including bands, will be present and perform at both sessions. The only variation in each session is among caterers and speakers.

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