Recession-Friendly Wedding Planning

. 2009-06-04
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As you all know we offer a fabulous package for Photo, Video & DJ services for $3600!! How recession friendly is that??? But there are many other vendors offering fabulous recession friendly products and services. What better way to learn about it then with a

Recession-Friendly Wedding Planning Event
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Dates: June 13 & 14 2009
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Location: Sweet Revenge 62 Carmine Street (Bedford & 7th Ave) West Village


Marlo Scott / Sweet Revenge:
Sweet Revenge, the upscale and world-inspired cupcake beer and wine bar, opened in the West Village in July 2008. Marlo made her artisan cupcakes and discussed her unique cupcake beer and wine pairings menu on The Martha Stewart Show in January 2009 and on Fox5's "Good Day New York" in February 2009. Sweet Revenge won Time Out New York Magazine's prestigious 2009 Eat Out Award and was the magazine's "Critic's Pick" and in its "Top 100 List" in 2008. Marlo has been featured in Bon Appetit, the, CupcakesTakeTheCake and New York Metro, among others.

Robin Goldsmith / Scissor Paper Stone:
Scissor Paper Stone designs wedding invitations for today's modern bride - stylish, cool and totally fabulous. Available in a range of formats to suit every budget, from luxurious handmade invitations wrapped in tissue and ribbon to cool and funky postcards. The invitations are fully customizable, including print specifications, colors, designs, typeface, and personal photographs. Already a leader in the UK, Scissor Paper Stone is pleased to announce the launch of its US office and website. Contact us via our website: or at (718) 313 0139.

Peta Takai / KoruDesigNZ:
KoruDesigNZ sells New Zealand-inspired jewelry, clothing and art using natural raw materials from New Zealand (e.g., merino wool, paua/abalone shell, mother of pearl, greenstone, pearls, and river stones). Peta's stunning and stylish pieces reflect the inspiration she draws from her native New Zealand's natural resources, multi-cultured people, and landscape and the energy of her life in NYC. With a passion for travel, people, surfing and cycling in places all over the world, Peta brings it all together in her striking line of jewelry, hip and versatile clothing and dazzling artwork.

Joshua Freiwald / Joshua Freiwald Photo:
Joshua Freiwald is a freelance photographer based in New York with 15 years of experience. His clients include Estee Lauder, the St. Regis Hotels, Unicef, film producers, and art directors. Josh’s photographs are held in private collections in over 15 countries. He combines a documentary approach with a background in fashion and editorial photography, capturing all the love, humor and joy of a wedding day as it unfolds naturally. Revealing authentic emotion and human interaction, his photos are beautiful, fresh, spontaneous and modern. Full of truth and beauty and of moments large and small, Josh's work reflects all the complexity and richness of the emotions experienced during one of life's most precious occasions.

Courtney Kern / events beyond:
With 10 years of experience in the arts and event planning industry, a career at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and a passion for perfectly executed events, Courtney Kern founded Events Beyond in 2007 to provide clients with innovation, style, and seamless and flawless event management for special occasions. Offering a full spectrum of services, from idea development to total event planning and management, Events Beyond turns visions and dreams into reality. Check out for more information and ideas.

Denise Fasanello / Denise Fasanello Floral Design:
Denise Fasanello Floral Design is a boutique events company that specializes in stylish weddings for the modern couple. With over ten years of experience working with leading New York floral designers, a BFA from The Cooper Union, painting studies at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and exhibitions of her art in New York and Paris, Denise brings her artistic passions and experience to life in every floral arrangement she designs for her clients' special occasions. By establishing an overall design aesthetic based on the individual's needs and vision, Denise incorporates color, scale and texture to create unique arrangements that are truly works of art.

Janelle Funari/Orangia Collection:
Orangia ties the knot and launches eco friendly bridal collection for destination weddings. The birth of Orangia Bridal occurred when duo Janelle Funari and architect Rodrigo Londono were commissioned from brides all over the world to create custom one of a kind creations incorporating the same Orangia concept - comfort, elegance and exclusiveness for unique global destinations. Each Creation is custom made one of kind and is softly fabricated using natural, organic laces and cotton, silks, hemp and custom prints,and embroideries. The launch of the bridal division in April 2009 has been outstanding with press coverage from, The, Project,and Better Bridal magazine.
Every piece is hand crafted by artisans in the U.S.A fabricating each design with love. The brand was created for the customers to feel the contentment and harmony from the clothing, and know that at the same time they are doing something good for the Earth and for humanity. Modern bride look no further, if you are looking for an atelier to give you a unique piece incorporating function, art and love Orangia is the place for you.

Marni Gold/ Creative Custom Card Boxes
When planning her own wedding, Marni sought a card holder that matched her theme without breaking the bank. She found that the options available were either too gaudy or tacky and were very over priced. She and her mother Linda decided to create a custom painted card box to match her color scheme and theme.

The mother-daughter team behind Creative Custom Card Boxes works closely with each of their customers to create a card box that is perfectly in tune with her wedding or party theme and decor. The boxes start at just $40, which is absolutely amazing, considering the time and effort that goes into creating such beautiful finished products. Creative Custom Cardboxes recently recieved the prestigious Brides Choice Award from for 2009!

Linda and Marni of Creative Custom Card Boxes create hand crafted and hand painted gift holders, cake table "I DO and WE DO letters, and monogram caketoppers which can be completely customized for weddings and other celebrations. Check out for more information!


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