Wedding Crashers, Brooklyn’s best wedding fair for couples seeking one-of-a-kind nuptials, returns Sunday, March 4, 2012 with over 40 incredible wedding vendors—our largest selection yet. From 11 am to 4 pm at the Green Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn, couples will meet the creative designers, photographers, planners, DJs and caterers who will bring their dream wedding to life. Following the fair is a wedding band showcase and after party at the Bell House from 3:30 to 6 pm, with four live wedding bands (and counting!) including Raya Brass Band and The Engagements.
Being able to hear so many wedding bands in one place isn’t the only thing that sets Wedding Crashers apart from other New York wedding fairs. We also take full advantage of the borough’s amazing and ever-expanding food scene, and offer an excellent selection of caterers, cake studios and confectioners. This year’s caterers include Naturally Delicious, Herb N Peach, Betty Brooklyn and Radish, as well as the restaurants Mile End and Diner and the catering wing of the incomparable butcher shop, The Meat Hook. Elegantly Iced, One Girl Cookies, Bee’s Knees Baking Company and Coolhaus will provide sweet options for the desert table, too.
Many of our vendors are longtime Brooklynites with years of experience in the wedding industry and at local venues. Caterer Naturally Delicious, custom invitation designer Lion in the Sun, and floral and event designer Kerry Quade, for instance, each have over a decade or more of experience in producing fabulous Brooklyn weddings.
A few vendors have teamed up to make the planning process easier for couples. Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design, Tammy Golson Events, Makeup Artist Anni Bruno, Officiant Carissa Tempteton, Visual Artist Ruth Irving, Kristina Hill Photography, and life coach Sam Zuniss—all of whom will be present at the fair—recently formed the new wedding collective, Brooklyn Betrothed. Each guest at Wedding Crashers will be automatically eligible for their “Wedding in a Bag” package, worth $1500, which includes an engagement shoot, an hour each of wedding planning and wedding vow consultation, a bridal bouquet or boutonniere, a makeup trial, thank you notes and more! (Just register at their table to enter.)
All of our vendors will be a great source of inspiration to gay and straight couples. In our groom’s lounge, stylist James Jean will offer advice on tailoring shirts and suits for men and women, and Brooklyn bridal salon Michelle New York, one of the vendors at Brooklyn’s first-ever LGBT wedding fair, will have models showcasing gowns in various styles around the fair.
Tickets to the fair are on sale now. They $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and include cocktails at The Green Building’s bar and admission to the wedding band showcase at the Bell House. For those couples who would like one-on-one time with our vendors, we’re offering a special VIP hour, limited to 100 guests from 11 am to noon that includes a goodie-filled tote and a flute of champagne. These tickets are $35 in advance and admit guests to the remaining hours of the fair and showcase. You can also purchase individual tickets ($10 adv/$15 door) to the Wedding Band Showcase from 3:30-6pm, where guests will also find Luckystar Photo Booth and the catering offerings of Radish.
Below is the current list of the vendors you’ll find at Wedding Crashers 2012, and the addresses and contact information for both venues. For an up-to-date list of vendors and news, and to purchase tickets, visit brooklynbased.net/wedding-
Bridal: Michelle New York
Hair: The Parlour Brooklyn
Lighting: Stortz Lighting
Life Coach: Sam Zuniss
Makeup: NYC Faces
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals
Wedding Crashers 2012: A Brooklyn Based Wedding Fair
Sunday March 4, 2012 at The Green Building from 11 am – 4 pm (452 Union St., Brooklyn NY 11231, 718.522.3363, www.
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