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!

Recession-Friendly Wedding Planning Event!
June 13th & 14th from 10am-1pm
Sweet Revenge | 62 Carmine Street (btwn Bedford & 7th Ave) | West Village
212-242-2240

Enter in person at the event for your chance to win a grand prize package of
fabulous wedding merchandise and services. One lucky bride-to-be will win!


ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS:
Marlo Scott / Sweet Revenge:
Sweet Revenge, the upscale, 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 Feedbag.com, CupcakesTakeTheCake and New York Metro, among others.
www.SweetRevengeNYC.com / 917.881.2020

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.
www.scissorpaperstone.com / 718.313.0139

Peta Takai / Koru DesigNZ:
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.
www.korudesignz.com / 646.526.6551

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.
www.joshuafreiwaldphoto.com / 646.729.7444

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.
www.dfasanello.com / 718.791.1561

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. www.eventsbeyond.net / 518.229.5683

Janelle Funari / Orangia Collection:
Orangia Bridal is a leader in the bridal industry with an eco-friendly, ethical collection catering to the fashion-savvy customer. Janelle Funari and partner architect Rodrigo Londono have been commissioned by brides all over the world for custom creations made with natural and organic laces and silks, also designing trims, embroideries and laces. Janelle makes wedding day dreams come true by working with the bride-to-be and having each piece crafted by artisans in the U.S.A, fabricating each design with love.
www.orangiausa.com / 917.589.2902