Planning & Inspiration
Favorites From Wedding Crashers in Brooklyn
Wedding Crashers, a Brooklyn wedding fair at the Wythe Hotel, introduced us to new vendors and inspired us with creative ideas. This event emphasized handcrafted and unique touches to bring a personalized, vintage-modern feeling to weddings. Sustainable design and responsibly sourced ingredients and materials were hot topics at the fair, but didn’t pull focus from what couples always look for: charming, elegant and sentimental ways to express their love and taste. Here are a few of our favorite things from the fair.
Handmade engagement rings crafted with Fairmined metals and ethically sourced diamonds and gems. Bario-Neal offers total customization of all ring designs and transparency about suppliers and sourcing. Some diamonds in their designs are “recycled” or antique. Couples aiming for a green lifestyle need not sacrifice elegance. We loved the classic shape and colored stone in their Aquamarine Halo ring.
Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal Design
Schoneveld designs gorgeous, noteworthy gowns but we got a peek of her 2015 collection and were struck by these Silk Bridal Pants. Chic and elegant, these would be perfect for a fashion-forward bride inspired by the Stella McCartney pantsuit Amal Alamuddin chose for her civil ceremony.
Fox and Hare Design
After seeing accessories from Fox and Hare at the fair, we checked out their online store and found this delicate Romantic Long Blush Wedding Veil. Blush wedding dresses are having a moment and this delicate veil makes a strong case for the soft hue. Blush flatters so many complexions, adding to brides’ natural fresh glow.
Ever wonder where the couples in those charming Brooklyn engagement shoots find the perfect antique sofa for a casual pose? Or find yourself envying a rooftop reception where guests lounge in hammocks and danced on Moroccan rugs? If you long for a Pinterest-worthy celebration, Patina can help you pull it off. Browse their selection of carefully curated vintage furniture and decor, then get inspired by what these folks do with streamers.
Tribute String Quartet
Tribute provides wedding music that doesn’t sound like wedding music, covering unexpected hits and modern favorites with classical instruments. At the fair they pleased the crowd with songs by Michael Jackson. We like their romantic version of Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears and first-dance worthy takes on the work of artists including David Bowie and Sam Cooke. Find other eclectic, talented musicians for your wedding at Lucy Music.