Housing Works presents Bride on a Buck

Special one-stop shop evening and chance to buy new bridal gowns by Vera Wang, Marchesa, Gucci and more for thrift shop prices

Housing Works doesn’t let the recession keep bridal dreams from coming true. Housing Works Thrift Shops present Bride on a Buck—an exclusive shopping event recession-conscious brides can delve into veils first. Brides will get:

First dibs at drastically reduced NEW designer dresses in sizes 4-8 (retail at $3000-$9000, will be sold at 75% off) from bridal couturiers such as:

Vera Wang, Giovanni Ravello Bridal Couture, Monique Lhullier, Marchesa

Vintage wedding dresses and formal dresses also available! Don’t need a dress? Brand new shoes from Yoriko Powell (also priced at 75% off retail!) and vintage veils and accessories also will be up for sale.

* Complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Housing Works’ own catering company, The Works
* Free raffle of floral arrangements donated by Tantawan Bloom
* Gift bags filled with goodies (for the first 50 brides)
* Free makeup application

Can’t make it on Wednesday evening? The Gramercy Shop will continue the bridal sale on Thursday, June 11th, 2009.

Event details:
WHAT: Housing Works Gramercy Thrift Shop Bride on a Buck
WHEN: Late night shopping and party, June 10th from 7 to 9pm; sale continues June 11th from 11am to 7pm (Cost: FREE)
WHERE: 157 East 23rd St. between 3rd and Lexington Aves.

All profits from Housing Works Thrift Shops go to Housing Works’ lifesaving services for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. Those services include housing, medical care, meals, job training and drug treatment programs. Like Housing Works’ other locations, the Soho store will provide jobs for participants in Housing Works job training program for people living with HIV and AIDS.

ABOUT HOUSING WORKS: Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization. Since 1990, we have provided lifesaving services to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. For more information visit www.housingworks.org

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The Crane Chandelier Project in Brooklyn

Tonite, The Brooklyn Pop-up Wedding Chapel has its first public special event! From 6pm-8pm, The Wedding Co. all the way from Toronto will be there with their Crane Chandelier on display and everyone can come in to learn how to make an origami Crane from the expert ladies themselves, Catherine & Stephanie! They came all the way from Canada for this so it’s not to be missed!

The Wedding Co. is building a chandelier from origami cranes signed by brides and grooms from around the globe. It’s their goal to collect 10,000 of these peaceful tokens of love: For each one they receive, they’ll donate 50¢ to cancer research. How cool is that?? As an engaged bride or groom, this is your opportunity to contribute to a community and an art installation piece. Not engaged? Then participate by coming by and folding a crane or just by spreading the word!

I’m hoping to pop up so I can learn how to finally make a paper crane!  Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

FRIDAY JUNE 5
6-8pm Wedding Co.’s Cranes Chandelier Project, Origami Crane demonstration

SATURDAY JUNE 6
12-2pm Lunch with Lisa Hoffman, Ceci NY, “How to Create a Creative Invitation Suite”
6pm Share a drink with us to celebrate the opening of the Brooklyn Pop-Up Wedding Series

SUNDAY JUNE 7
12-1pm Kimberly Canale of Inspired Goodness demonstrates developing a set of printed goods for your wedding
1-2pm The ladies at Ice Cream Social discusses their motif design process AND host an actual ice cream social
2-3pm Inspired Goodness gives good ideas on out-of-towner packages with Brooklyn style
3pm Anna Beckman demonstrates her fun and unique calligraphy style

[images from Ruth]

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Brooklyn Bride party!!

OK, so I’m totally psyched to be hosting a get together at the Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series! on Saturday 6/13 from 6-10pm.  Michael from The Flashdance is flying out all the way from California just to DJ, how cool is that??

And oh yeah, and a raffle…I’ve asked some of my favorite vendors to donate some wicked cool items, from free wedding invitations to free engagement sessions, ring pillows and hair pieces.  There’s something for everyone!  Tickets to take part in the raffle are $5, and proceeds will be going to the I Do Foundation, so please come on by!  Very cool giftbags to the first 25 brides too!

RSVP to brooklynchapelRSVP [at] gmail.com by 6/10 so we can get an idea of how many people will be coming.

[invite by Ice Cream Social]

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Renegade Craft Fair this weekend

Woohoo….its my second favorite time of year…Renegade Craft Fair weekend!  Check it out this weekend at McCarren Park in Williamsburg from 11-7pm.  And while you’re in Williamsburg, pop by the Popup Wedding Chapel!

[image from Renegade Craft Fair]

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Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series – week 1

This week is the opening of the Brooklyn Popup Wedding Series, and I’m so excited!  The theme is all about the stationery and gifts…so come by 303GRAND to check out lots of great vendors covering invitations to cake toppers to ring holders and so much more!  There are some fun events planned as well, like an ice cream social hosted by the ladies of Ice Cream Social on Sunday from 1-4p, so check out the website for all the info.

Here’s a list of who you can check out this week starting Thursday, June 4 from 1-8pm daily.

Gifts
Adesso Albums Polaroid Guest Books
Bestow Boutique
Bird And Banner exclusive vintage silk-screened hankies
Bride’s Head Revisited
Ceci New York boxed stationery
Gifts for the Good Life Favors and In-Room Baskets
Graphic Image Guest Books
Inkbox Designs Bridal T-shirts
Michele Baratta Jewelry
Paloma’s Nest ring bowls
Raedunn Ceramics
Small Objects customized cake toppers
Wedding Library Emergency Kits
Wedding Library Fragrance Candles
Blue Ribbon Stationery
Little Purple Cow
The Wedding Co. Cranes

Stationery
Arabella
Arak Kanofsky Studio
Ceci NY
Dauphine’s Coral Collection (preview/pre-launch)
Delicate Pen
Elum
Hello!Lucky
Julie Holcomb
Martha Stewart’s Cranes Line (preview/pre-launch)
mia carta
Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Oblations
page
Peculiar Pair Press
Real Card Studio
Smock
Spark
Wedding Library Stationery Collection
Wiley Valentine

[image from Ice Cream Social]

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Bario Neal
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Studio A Images
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