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A Wedding Fair for 'One-of-a-Kind' Brooklyn Nuptials

By DNAinfo Staff on February 20, 2013 7:15am

BROOKLYN — Nothing says a Brooklyn wedding like food trucks, vintage fascinators and sustainably sourced flowers.

Wedding Crashers is heading to Carroll Gardens on March 10 from noon to 4 p.m. for its fourth wedding fair for “the couple seeking a creative, original wedding.”

The fair, hosted at The Green Building at 452 Union St., will feature more than 50 wedding vendors including caterers, floral designers, wedding planners, bands and more — all keeping the Brooklyn bride and groom in mind.

“No matter what your budget, from high-end to DIY,” couples will find all the trimmings they need for their nuptials, said Nicole Davis, publisher of Brooklyn Based, which is organizing the event. 

Last year’s fair drew more than 300 people to the warehouse-style wedding hall in Carroll Gardens. Davis believes Wedding Crashers is different from typical wedding fairs because of the amount of food that will be served, from hors-d’oeuvres to cakes to cocktails.

But in true Wedding Crashers style, it doesn’t end there. Couples can head to an after-party at the Bell House in Gowanus, where nine bands will perform live. There will also be free shuttle service to the party in vintage NYC cabs, courtesy New York Checker.

For the first time, Brooklyn Based will also be hosting three additional wedding salons for a hip journey down the aisle.

Wedding Trunk Show (Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
With all the food and wine to be tasted at the fair, there’s “little room for fashion,” said Davis. This year, they’re hosting “a mini fair devoted to fashion” with gown and jewelry designers, makeup artists, and boutiques specializing in veils and fascinators. There will even be a service that offers to recycle old wedding dresses to let the white gowns go green.

Wedding Planning 101 (Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Five wedding experts will help brides- and grooms-to-be “put together the wedding you have in mind,” said Davis. They’ll be answering questions on trends, etiquette, and styling the big day for gay and straight couples.

Wedding Photography (Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
More than 10 wedding photographers will be sharing their ideas and giving couples tips on what to keep in mind to keep the big free from photo-bombing.

For more information on tickets and prices, visit the Brooklyn Based website.