Wedding Crashers, the city’s best wedding fair for couples seeking one-of-a-kind nuptials, is unveiling its first fall fair on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30-9:30 at the brand-new Brooklyn venue, 501 Union. Whether a couple’s vision involves Brooklyn-inspired invites, farm-to-table catering, or a string quartet that covers the Smiths, we tightly curate Wedding Crashers to showcase the most original vendors in New York.
The new venue also makes a stunning backdrop for a Brooklyn wedding. Built in 1916 and once used to restore classic cars, 501 Union has been transformed into a swanky space complete with Carrara marble topped bars and Modo chandeliers, plus a spacious courtyard.
Creative designers, photographers and videographers, planners, and caterers will fill 501 Union as the Baby Soda Jazz Band, Tribute String Quartet and the Loyales play in the bar, and DJs 74 Events and Ryan Rasheed spin in the gallery. Early access ticketholders can arrive during the first hour, or anytime after, and get a goody bag filled with treats like nunu chocolates beer truffles and salted caramels and a $100 voucher at Nearly Newlywed. VIP guests also get a cocktail created with French liqueur, Pavan, to sip from while trying the first bites from our six caterers or food trucks parked out front.
Throughout the fair couples can get answers to their burning questions on decor, etiquette, trends and more in our “Ask the Wedding Expert” lounge designed by Michelle Edgemont with Patina Vintage Rentals. The country’s foremost same-sex wedding expert Bernadette Smith, event planner Viva Max, and other seasoned vendors at the fair will be taking turns in the “booth,” and guests can also pose their questions in advance on our event page on Facebook.
Tickets are on sale now at http://weddingcrashersfall2013.eventbrite.com. Early entrance admission, which includes your treat-filled tote, complimentary cocktail, and the option of arriving before 6:30pm, is $40 per couple or pair of friends in advance, and General Admission, after 6:30pm, is $30 per couple or pair of friends. Individual tickets are also available.
Accommodations: Grand Life Hotels
Bands and DJs: 74 Events, Lucy Music – “Anti-” Wedding Bands, Baby Soda Jazz Band, The Loyales,Tribute String Quartet
Bridal & Engagement Jewelry: Anna Sheffield Bridal
Cakes and Confections: Ovenly
Caterers and Food Trucks: The Cleaver Co., Fig and Pig, Naturally Delicious, Ryan Brown Catering, Frites ‘n’ Meats, Mexicue, Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events, Saucy by Nature
Event Designers: Michelle Edgemont, kerry Quade.
Floral Designers: Foxglove Floral Design Studio, Rose Red & Lavender, Joie Meffert,
Grooms’ Fashion: Graham Withers Clothing
Invitations: Lion in the Sun, PostScript Brooklyn
Lighting: Stortz Lighting
Makeup: Face the Day NY, Godni Makeup
Photographers, Photobooths and Videographers: Amber Gress Photography, Divine Light Photography, Dutton + James, JBM Wedding Photography, Kiss the Bride Films, Love + Brain Films,Photomuse, Magnolia Photo Booth Company, Readyluck, Shooting Stars Weddings
Registries: CityBird Registry
Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals, Patina Vintage Rentals
Staffing: Superlative Staffing
Venues: The Green Building, 501 Union, 61 Local
Wedding Planners: Events by Melissa McNeeley, Jove Meyer Events, kerry Quade.
Wedding Websites: Squarespace