Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

Leveling Up in Your Business with Leah Weinberg, founder of Color Pop Events

Join Leah and a group of fellow business owners, including Chellise from Chellise Michael Photography, Nikki from Mae B. Films and Daniela from Once Upon a Vow as they chat about what it took to take their businesses to the next level! Whether that meant building a team, hiring a business coach, or pursuing speaking engagements and writing opportunities, this crew will have tons of tips on what it takes to level up. They're going to get real about not only their successes, but also their failures, and what happens when something you try to grow your business just doesn't work out.

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Nov
27
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch with Fig & Pig Catering

Join us at the Green Building for a seated lunch hosted by Fig & Pig Catering, featuring floral design by Mimosa Floral Design.

PLEASE NOTE: Capacity is limited to the first 50 guests to sign up; arrive early for registration to secure a seat at the table. 

Fig & Pig will also be providing a grazing station at 501 Union, open to all. (So don't fret if you don't make the RSVP list or prefer to work through lunch!)

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Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

Defining Your Own Version of Success with Jainé Kershner, of Brklyn View Photography

They say "Comparison is the Thief of all Joy” but what if you decided to put your blinders on, stay in your own lane, and stop the comparison game? Rethinking what success is for YOU is going to free you from unwanted stress and allow you to focus on yourself, your business, and most importantly, your success!

Jainé Kershner is a Fine Art Wedding Photographer specializing in film photography. She believes and shoots film for it's natural beauty and ageless style. Jainé started her Instagram series, blog, and podcast “Tea with Jainé” as a way to give back and share her advice, resources, and insight that she’s learned over the last 8 years as a wedding photographer. She has been featured in several wedding publications including Martha Stewart WeddingsStyle Me PrettyBrides and The Knot and was handpicked as one of NYC’s Best Wedding Photographers to know by BRIDES. Jainé photographed the modern wedding book "Weddings in Color” published by Chronicle Books."

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Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

Working with LGBTQ+ clients and building a diverse portfolio with Shawnee Custalow

Join photographer Shawnee Custalow for a conversation on working with LGBTQ+ clients and diversifying your portfolio in an authentic way. Shawnee will discuss how to approach posing and prompts for gender non-conforming couples, creating a safe and welcoming environment for your LGBTQ+ clients, and website & portfolio tips.


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Nov
27
2:30 PM14:30

Hand-Tied Bouquet Class with McQueens

Join UK-based florist McQueens celebrating their arrival to Brooklyn and immerse yourself in fabulous florals and fun on their hand-tied bouquet class. The hand-tied bouquet is a simple technique that achieves maximum effect and provides the basis for so much contemporary floral design work. This class focuses on creating perfect hand-tied bouquets, with lots of useful tips on flower conditioning, and a step-by-step tutor led demonstration. Attendees will create a beautiful hand-tied bouquet that they are able to take home and enjoy at the end of the day. Please note: McQueens will be hosting two workshops limited to 15 attendees each. Sign up is available Tuesday morning on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Nov
27
3:00 PM15:00

Self Care + Mindfulness in the Wedding Industry with Fallon Carter

Are YOU responsible for some of your difficult clients? Are you reacting out of ego + emotion, or are you being the boss your team needs? Join Fallon for a conversation about facing fears, managing monkey brain, the Ego, how to set boundaries with your clients, and how to use food and meditation during the busy season to calm your anxiety and to better manage business growth. 

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Nov
27
3:00 PM15:00

Toxic Body Image & The Wedding Industry w/ Stephanie Roman and Alison Semmler

Society has conditioned us that we need to "look perfect"  before saying yes to the dress. This has contributed to body shaming and toxic body image. How can we as event pros, fight this toxicity and help our clients love themselves? Join Food + Body Image Coach Stephanie Roman and Wedding Planner, Alison Semmler as they discuss this topic. 

Stephanie Roman is a Certified Health Coach who supports women in dropping obsessive thoughts about food + body so they can concentrate on what really matters to them and live their fullest lives with confidence, courage and authenticity! Stephanie uses a weight-neutral approach to health and wellness and incorporates the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. She brings to her coaching method both her personal experience with dieting and body shame as well as a compassionate, judgment-free space, oodles of support and laser-sharp intuition.

Alison Semmler is a NYC native and the owner and lead planner at Lifestyle Maven Events. She specializes in multicultural and raw space events. When she’s not working on events or on her newly acquired 100 year old home in Jersey City, she can be found drinking wine, snuggling with her rescue cats or planning her next travel adventure. 


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Nov
27
4:00 PM16:00

Turning Lemons into Gold with Photographer Julie Wilmes

Photographer Julie Wilmes leads a small talk, “Turning Lemons into Gold — by taking crappy situations and giving your clients the best experience possible!” Expect storytelling with a slideshow, with plenty of time for Q&A.

Topics covered include: handling combative family members, party members, and guests; last-minute venue / timeline changes that massively effect the day; what to do when your clients hate the photos or their attitude to you changes after the wedding (!!); and giving your clients the confidence in you to handle all the drama that could derail the day.

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Nov
27
4:00 PM16:00

Turning Your Side Hustle Into Your Full-Time Hustle with Lara Mahler

Lara Mahler, founder of The Privilege is Mine hosts a discussion on turning your side hustle into your full-time job. 

Lara says: I never thought when starting The Privilege is Mine that I would ever be in the position to consider leaving my comfy full-time job, with full benefits. The summer of 2016 I found myself at a fork in the road and decided to take the leap into "Full-Time Hustle." This journey has been the most exciting and fulfilling, sprinkled with stress, fear and doubt.

If you find yourself at the same fork, or have recently left your comfy 9-5 and realize that "this is harder than you thought" come join me as I share my experience: what I've learned  (...maybe the hard way) and what I'm continuing to learn. Balance, routine, trust in yourself, faith in your abilities, the inner struggle with finding peace with "your new path," being kind to your body and mind and unleashing the inner HUSTLE that you maybe thought wasn't there. I want to share this realness with you all and also learn from your experiences in this journey, because let's be honest, nothing is Instagram real :)”


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Nov
27
4:00 PM16:00

Luxury Chocolate Tasting with Food Writer Megan Giller

Like craft beer and specialty coffee, chocolate is having a moment, with artisans creating it from scratch. Join food writer and chocolate expert Megan Giller for a guided 45-minute tasting of five delicious high-end chocolates. Learn how chocolate is made, discover the fascinating and sometimes hilarious stories of these small companies, and compare and contrast the chocolates the way you would a fine wine. Megan's chocolate tastings, curated chocolate tables, and bespoke chocolate gifts are perfect for intimate gatherings as well as cocktail hours, dessert plates, brunches, and more.

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Nov
27
4:00 PM16:00

Hand-Tied Bouquet Class with McQueens (#2)

Join UK-based florist McQueens celebrating their arrival to Brooklyn and immerse yourself in fabulous florals and fun on their hand-tied bouquet class. The hand-tied bouquet is a simple technique that achieves maximum effect and provides the basis for so much contemporary floral design work. This class focuses on creating perfect hand-tied bouquets, with lots of useful tips on flower conditioning, and a step-by-step tutor led demonstration. Attendees will create a beautiful hand-tied bouquet that they are able to take home and enjoy at the end of the day. Please note: McQueens will be hosting two workshops limited to 15 attendees each. Sign up is available Tuesday morning on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00

"Don't F*ck With Your Feet": A Happy Hour Footwear Fashion Show with Lauren Schaefer from Your Wedding by Lauren

Wedding Coordinator, Lauren Schaefer has always been fascinated by what shoes vendors wear onsite to feel presentable (and fashionable!) while also being able to move their asses. Our feet survival is no joke! Join Lauren, Physical Therapist Andrea Zujko, and special guests for a happy hour fashion presentation all about your sweet, sweet feet. Kathy Lee + Hoda have nothing on us (ed note: Lauren was once a guest!). Tunes provided by DJ Brent Fierro. There will be wine!

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Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

Life Outside of Brooklyn: Business Expansion, Travel, and Working Remotely

Join Carissa Campbell, Owner and Senior Planner of Campbell Events (moderator), Sarah Campbell, Founder and Executive Planner of Pollyanna Events and photographer Daniel Orren as they answer our questions about what it's like to work in two (or more!) markets. 

When is the right time to expand your business to other markets? How did you prepare? What are some differences you've noticed? Did you experience growing pains? How did expanding change the way you do business? Tips for networking in a new market? Join us for a fun and candid convo about life outside of Brooklyn -- it does exist ;)

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Fashion School w. Black Lapel, Colette Komm and Pink Bowtie Events

You're invited to Fashion School with Black Lapel, Colette Komm and Pink Bowtie Events. We'll kick off the session with two small talks on fit, followed by hands-on workshops on tying a bowtie, pinning a boutonniere, folding a pocketsquare and basic hand sewing for wedding day emergencies!

The Do's and Don'ts of Fit with Black Lapel

Using images and props from their Manhattan showroom, Black Lapel senior stylists show us what to look out for in a good fitting tux/suit, how to accessorize a wedding outfit, and how to advise clients’ questions regarding groomsmen coordination. They’ll also give you tips on how to make sure your clients look sharp before they go in front of the camera. This talk is great for planners and photographers, or anyone who wants to know how to look good in a suit!

The Anatomy of a Wedding Dress with Colette Komm 

Colette Komm is a New York based couture designer who creates exquisite and luxurious custom wedding gowns, evening gowns, corsets and accessories. In this talk, Colette will give us a Wedding Gown Anatomy Lesson, along with some tips for planners and photographers, from what to look out for when shooting the dress details to how to deal with a complicated bustle.

Workshops: 

How to Tie a Bowtie with Pink Bowtie Events Full disclosure, Rebecca Shenkman admits she did not know how to tie a bow tie when she founded her company, it’s the truth!  But through her first season as a wedding planner, she quickly learned how to tie a pretty damn good bow tie. Her grandfather who wore one every day, and inspired her company name, would be proud.  She has tied countless kinds of bow ties over the last 4 and a half years and is now ready to give us the tips and tricks she’s learned so that your skills are finely tuned for that client who will inevitably tell you they bought the coolest bow tie but, shhh, they never learned how to tie it.  After this session, you’ll be a pro.

How to Pin on a Boutonniere with Black Lapel No more stabbing yourself or your client! Stylists from Black Lapel show us the proper way to pin on a boutonniere.

How to Fold a Pocket Square with Black Lapel Gain hands-on practice on the correct way to fold a pocket square.

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Lemonade: When life gets involved in your biz w/ Carissa Campbell

Every good business has an amazing plan behind it, but what happens when life has different plans for you? Whether it be health issues, kids, a spouse's career, or a big move, life can certainly get in the way of your 5-year plan. Join Carissa Campell, Owner and Senior Planner of Campbell Events, for a small group discussion on how we can push through those challenges and turn life’s lemons into lemonade for your business. 

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Nov
14
11:00 AM11:00

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Styled Shoots

Join Leah Weinberg (Color Pop Events), Mikkel Mihlrad (Mikkel Paige Photography),  Nikki Miller (Mae B. Films) and Meghan Brown (Two Bright Lights) as we cover the basics and more advanced topics for creating a successful styled shoot. We'll be touching on everything from how to assemble a vendor team to how to cast models to what editors are looking for in a publishable styled shoot. 

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Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee Talk with Tuesdays Together NYC

Can a business succeed by lifting other businesses up? How can similar businesses compete with each other without knocking others down? Explore these questions by joining the leaders of TuesdaysTogether NYC: Megan Elizabeth of Art by Megan, Kate Bancroft of Kate Alison Photography, Justina Michaels of Fitting Fetes, and Marina Warner of The Warner Firm for a discussion over coffee about the concept of "community over competition."

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