We've been working hard on our most kick-ass Love Union yet. Kindly RSVP just once, selecting the day/s you are planning to attend. You may sign up for daily activities (including lunch) at the Registration desk when you arrive; only Wednesday's styled shoot + Office Hours require advance sign-up!
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Your weeklong mantra: The early bird gets the worm (AND the free massage!)
Kick off the week with a Welcome Brunch hosted by Dish Food & Events Catering, followed by a talk from Jen Siomacco, Creative Director of Catalyst Wedding Co called If the Wedding Bubble Bursts, Where Will You Be? Stick around for the complimentary massages by cityWell in the Patina cabana, manis by ManiCare, and tarot card readings courtesy of the experienced readers from Tarot Society. Join Kimberly Sevilla from Rose Red & Lavender's wreath making class during Crafternoon, then chill out with José Rolón and his essential oils during a Mental Break. Craft a Haiku with the Haiku Guys who will be onsite all week. Satisfy your afternoon sweet tooth with Wild Flour NYC. Wrap it up with a happy hour catered by Haven's Kitchen w. tunes from our friend DJ James Mulry. Monday never felt so good.
Add these do-not-misses and more to your Google cal, and join us!
Leah Weinberg of Color Pop Events moderates a discussion on how to create a successful styled shoot, including assembling a team, casting models and more. Following the panel, Meghan Brown from Two Bright Lights leads a breakout session on how to turn those amazing images into a modern-day marketing machine. Lunch today is provided by Fig & Pig Catering and our Snack Attack! this afternoon is courtesy of Ladybird Bakery. Today's also the day to update your head shot with photographers Rob Allen and Anne Hugus. Want to spruce up first? MG Hair & Make-Up is back to make you look like yourself, just amped up. Enroll in Fashion School with Black Lapel, Colette Komm and Pink Bowtie Events. Take an afternoon stretch break during Chair Yoga with Aditi Shah. And we're sure you're covered in Tattly tattoos by now, but have you hit up Lion in the Sun's stationery station yet? Do that on the way to happy hour catered by Naturally Delicious and DJ TRx.
501 Union going up, on a Tuesday.
Photographers, put that knowledge gained from yesterday's styled shoots panel into practice at a daylong styled shoot at the Green Building with Color Pop Events, Mikkel Paige, Taylor & Hov and more. Modern Rebel Amy Shackelford and guest panelists keep it real with a talk about sexual harassment in the wedding industry. Timely, don't you think? We'll break for lunch with Ryan Brown, then photographer Chellise Michael hosts "From You to Crew," a conversation on growing your team, and lawyer for creatives Marina Warner schools us during Contracts 101. Natalie Denyse, founder of In Good Company PR will be on-hand to offer an overview of PR and what it can do for your biz, followed by 30-minute complimentary mini PR consults throughout the day. Get into the zone during a Mandala making workshop with Starling, then join us for Happy Hour with Pies N' Thighs and DJ TRx. But don't leave just yet, tonight's movie night! We'll snuggle up for a screening of "Transformation," followed by a Q&A with the film's subject (and one half of today's styled shoot couple) Madin Lopez. There will be popcorn and cocktails!
Whew! We made it. Today's gonna be a long one, so fuel up on Stumptown and let's go out with a bang. We're thrilled that Meg Keene, founder of A Practical Wedding, will be giving our Keynote speech: You're Crushing It Right Now! (A Reality Check) at 11am. After lunch by Purslane, why not have your photo snapped by pros Ana Gambuto or Isabelle Selby? APW takes over the courtyard with our final set of Office Hours - sign up now! Last chance for a massage or manicure! There will be an afternoon ice cream break courtesy of our neighbors Ample Hills! Learn how to write a better thank you note with Lion in the Sun, and get tips for entertaining at home with everyone's favorite hostess-with-the-mostess Melissa McNeeley. And today's Crafternoon is a Pouch Party! After all is said and done, head over to the Green Building because tonight is In Sickness and In Health, aka Wedding War Stories, aka the most hilarious, cringe worthy and cathartic night of our year!