I’ve got my recap of last weeks Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series going up at the Bride’s Guide, so check it out to get the scoop of the events.  This week the Martha Stewart Weddings Chapel will be in full swing, with the fabulous free wedding happening on Thursday!  I’m so excited to see how its going to turn out!

Also, check out my blog over at where I discussed out of town giftbags for your guests.  It was fun to remember back to when Chad and I were slaving away putting them together.

[image by Brooklyn Bride]

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Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series: upcoming events


Here’s whats happening this week at the Popup Chapel…its all about fashion!

We will have the following designers brand new collections on hand: Thread, Coren Moore and Amsale.  We’ll also have their entire bridal gown collections with plenty of selections under $1,000.

Appointments to try on these brand new selections never available in Brooklyn are available.  Please call 212.327.0100 for an appointment for your bridal party or gown!

Come see Tigerlilly’s jewelry, the brand new Lela Rose shoes, Bride’s Head Revisited veils, Gerard Yosca jewelry (special discount), and Paul Smith men’s attire. Bridal flowers by Blade.

Special events:

Diamonds & Cashmere: White & Warren and Adorn Brides cashmere wraps (special discount) and diamond rental jewelry all day Saturday.

Dashing Diva Manicures: Complimentary on Saturday from 2-5pm!

Father’s Day “Father of the Bride” Screening – Sunday: complimentary popcorn, Boylan soda and Good Humor bars. 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 o’clock screenings

Hours: Thursday and Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 1pm-6pm.

Check out the Brooklyn Chapel website for more details.

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Party @ 303GRAND

Woohoo!  Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday night in the gloomy weather to hang out at 303GRAND and win some awesome prizes!  It was so nice to see some familiar faces like Jordan and Jason from Enormous Champion, Jen from Ice Cream Social, Bryn from Paperfinger, and then meet some new friends, like Llubav, Jillian from 100LayerCake, and all the brides and grooms that came!


Michael from The Flashdance friggin kicked a$$!  Hire him immediately if you’re planning your wedding, he’s totally worth it!  Not only is he a dapper dresser and dj master, but he even brought his lovely wife and baby girl to party later in the night!










I was so grateful to have POP Champagne and Jones Soda provide us with amazing beverages, and to Nine Cakes for sending some darling cupcakes our way.  I’ve mentioned Jones Soda before because they donated to the B -List conference, and were such a big hit, I had to ask them to do the party as well!  POP Champagne was a new company to me, but now that I know of them, realize that they are PERFECT for weddings or bridal showers…how cute would it be to serve individual servings of champagne in blue or pink bottles with straws?  I’m all over that!  And Nine Cakes, geez louise, so tasty and adorable!  And in Brooklyn no less!

Extra special thanks to those who donated to the giftbags and raffle!  We had thousands of dollars worth of prizes to give away, like engagement sessions, ring pillows, handbags, hair accessories, books and more!  All the proceeds from raffle tickets went to the I Do Foundation so it was all for a good cause!
Gumdrop Cookie Co.
Chronicle Books
Jenny Ebert
Union Photography
Karen Wise
Thoughtful Day
The Flashdance
Karen Mordechai
NELLE Handbags
Belathee Photography
Stacey Ilyse
Punam Bean
Sarah Sloboda
handle + spout
Robert Sukrachand Photography
Fritts Rosenow
Jen Huang

And EXTRA super big thanks to Ruth, Laura, Victor and Roey for helping out!

For coverage from the Wedding Library party and more, check out the Bride’s Guide blog.

This week’s event is all about fashion, so come down to 303GRAND to check out dresses and accessories, including jewelry from Tigerlilly.

[images from 303GRAND and Brooklyn Bride]

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More recaps from BPWS!

Since I couldn’t make ALL the fabulous events at the Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series this past weekend (although I wish I could), the ladies at The Wedding Library were kind enough to fill me in on what I missed.  Here’s the rundown:

We may have been in Williamsburg, but I have to give some love to our fabulous new printer friends in DUMBO: Dabney Lee and her amazing team!  Both DL At Home and the stationery lines use the boldest mix of prints and patterns — printed front and back with attention grabbing envelope liners to boot.  Who wouldn’t want a chevron printed recipe box or personalized serving tray? The Wedding Librarians agree: these invitations and accessories make you want to have a party just to send something so great to your friends. But, if you’re not up for hosting, they also have darling social stationery and don’t get me started on the desk pad: I could happily doodle through my day with this by my side.  A special thanks to Courtney for spending Saturday with us!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream — well, Ice Cream Social stationery that is! This Sunday we were treated not only to viewing their freshest designs (including the invitation that will be used for our weddings at the chapel at the end of this month), but also to Drumsticks and Good Humour bars.  The duo behind Ice Cream Social, Jenn and Mary, exude the hipster/urban scene that Brooklyn is known for! It was great to “pull back the curtain” in the creative process and learn about what inspires these designers.  It’s hard to choose favorites from this line — we ended up giving them a whole table because all of their products are worth looking at! I am especially impressed with how they can “brand” a couple and use a custom motif on anything: stationery, tote bags, thank you notes…very very cool and very very sweet (no wonder they call themselves Ice Cream Social)!

Another special guest appearance was from a longtime Wedding Library friend, Lisa Hoffman, of Ceci New York. Lisa is the creative director at Ceci and she brought some of her favorite custom suites to illustrate what she does so wonderfully.  Over panini and salad, Lisa also showed off her line of boxed sets — the “Landing” set with a motif of sparrows taking of and landing on telephone wires is particularly fetching. So even if you aren’t planning a wedding, now you can bring a little Ceci into your life! Personally, I’d like to thank Lisa for sharing photos from her recent wedding taken by Mel Barlow — if you are unfamiliar with Mel’s amazing work, then you definitely should stop by the pop-up next week when we feature our photographers to meet her.

If you were able to come this weekend, then you probably received a token of our affection.  It makes me wish I had thought of it, but I have to give credit where credit is due: how clever is the team at Gifts for the Good Life?! If you missed the event, we handed out screen-printed burlap gift bags with three delicious subway tokens inside. Technically, they were subway tokens made out of vanilla wafer-esque cookies, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles and they were accompanied by a wonderful story that you can actually read verbatim on an earlier post (it’s about falling in love, hipster-style, on the L-Train).   I have fallen hard (hipster-style or otherwise) for Gifts for the Good Life and I am always amazed at what touch of personalization they’ll come up with next!

[image from the Wedding Library]

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Brooklyn Popup Series week one recap

I’m covering the events of the Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series over at The Bride’s Guide this month, but I thought I’d share a couple more photos here of the decor…

I was so impressed with Domestic Constructions window design for the shop!  They made paper flower garlands and mixed in some scraps of fabric in shades of pink…such a simple concept but so effective!  Its a nice take on all those garlands I’ve been seeing lately.

Bryn from Paperfinger was an absolute sweetheart!  When I first met her on Saturday, she looked so familiar I had to ask where I knew her…apparently we both went to Skidmore College!  Small world!  She’s quite talented with her calligraphy, and is able to do lots of different types…but my favorite is where she fills in the letters.

Here’s whats coming up this week at the chapel:

June 11th-14th, 1pm-8pm Daily: Wedding Photography Exhibit curated by The Wedding Library.  You’ll get to check out prints from some of the best in the wedding photography and videography world.

June 11th, 6-9pm – Opening Exhibit party with photographers/videographers

June 13th, 6-10pm – I’ll be hosting a party featuring The Flashdance and an amazing raffle.  If you’re interested in popping by, please RSVP at

[images by Brooklyn Bride]

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