Brenda's Wedding Blog | Fresh Ideas for Creative Weddings

wedding blog + planning guide for creative weddings | inspiration for DIY Brides

Brenda's Wedding Blog is your online resource for planning your dream elegant wedding. Helping you find the "wow" in weddings.

This and That . . .

Another Friday and this time I have a huge round-up of the latest wedding contests, sales and tidbits for you before today's Eye Candy Friday.

Accent the Party is giving away a $100 shopping spree for favors

Brooklyn Pop-Up Wedding Series is OPEN
Opening Event Saturday, June 6, 6pm
June 4-7 Stationery Library and Bridal Gifts
by local Brooklyn artists
make an appointment to see the best in graphic design, please email linda{at}
June 11-14 Wedding Library Photo & Video Gallery

Opening Thursday, June 11, 6pm
find the perfect photographer and videographer while sipping a cocktail
June 18-21 Bridal attire, bridesmaids accessories and beauty
Complimentary manicures Sunday, June 21, 1-4pm
June 25-28 The Martha Stewart Weddings Pop-Up Chapel
Get married at the Martha Stewart Weddings Chapel, with vendor and planning services courtesy of the Wedding Library.

303GRAND (303 Grand St., Brooklyn NY 11211 - Between Havermeyer & Roebling

Recession-Friendly Wedding Planning Event
For the bride-to-be who has a flair for fashion but a cost-conscientious approach for her wedding plans, this must-attend event offers high-style wedding options that fit get-real budgets. Local business owners Marlo Scott (Sweet Revenge), Robin Goldsmith (Scissor Paper Stone), Peta Takai (Koru DesigNZ), Joshua Freiwald (Joshua Freiwald Photo), Denise Fasanello (Denise Fasanello Floral Design), Courtney Kern (Events Beyond), and Janelle Funari (Orangia Collection) are teaming together during this 2-day event to bring you stylized cupcakes, spectacular stationery, striking jewelry, stunning photography, stylishly modern floral arrangements, smart wedding planning services and savvy eco-friendly bridal couture. Cheers to the perfect marriage of being en vogue and on a sensible budget for your big day!

June 13th & 14th from 10am-1pm
Sweet Revenge | 62 Carmine Street (btwn Bedford & 7th Ave) | West Village
------------------------------------------------- (89.5 FM, WBEW and, is throwing a wedding live on-air on Thursday June 25, from Chicago's Navy Pier for free to the couple that tells them the best story. Interested couples can find more details here

Verragio & Diana Trunk Show on Saturday June 13th (10-6) and June 14th (12-5). Designers, Diana and Barry Verragio will be flying in with his entire collection. At special discounts for the day, they'll be showing hundreds of different styles in both platinum and gold, for both men and women. Location: 1900 Mervis Way, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 and 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852 - for questions, you can can call 703-448-9000 or email jmervis{at}mervisdiamond{dot}com

The New York Wedding Workshop presents 2 upcoming events...
"How to Get the Most for Your Money"
Tuesday, June 9 from 6:30pm 9:00pm {cost $20}
Whether your wedding budget is $25,000 or $500,000, this economic climate demands that you get the best value for your dollar. Learn expert planner Lindsay Landman’s tricks of the trade starting with making a realistic budget, deciphering vendor pricing and negotiating a favorable contract. This is a workshop for every bride on every budget as great value always translates to getting more of what you want. Walk away with specific vendor referrals and bridal shopping tips to save you serious cash.

"How to Design on a Dime"
Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:00am – 1:00pm {cost $65}
This invaluable course will teach brides on every budget level how to maximize the look and style of their wedding. Starting with invitation design right through to tabletop and every decorative element in between, learn what is worth the splurge and where you can save while enhancing each element of your decor. Work hands-on with actual materials and experiment with colors, textures and styles for your wedding. Attendees will leave this session with a list of NYC and online decor shopping resources, how-to guides to create breathtaking paper products that don’t look homemade (menus, programs, etc.) and referrals for decorators and florists who will actually give you a proposal that is within your budget parameters. This is a do-not-miss for DIY'ers!

Visit or call 212-206-9201 to purchase tickets