Colette will lead us through basic hand-sewing techniques that all planners should know in the event of a wedding day fashion emergency. Through hands-on instruction, Colette will show us how to sew a hook and eye, replace a lost eye with thread loops, stitch buttons and even deal with a broken zipper! She'll also go over the best tools to keep in an emergency sewing kit, from a specific type of thread that won’t knot up, to needles that won’t damage delicate silk fabrics—even some stain removal must-haves! Limited availability, sign up at the front desk.
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 ;)
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.
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.
How do you turn your amazing images into a modern-day marketing machine? Join Meghan as she shares how to turn your already existing work into a word-of-mouth machine without spending a dime. This is a small talk and will be located in the courtyard.
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.
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.
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."