(Photo by Frank Veronsky)
The birds are singing and the bees are buzzing and the bling is a-sparkling on the fingers of the newly engaged. It’s wedding-planning time, and that means more than transitioning between the word “boyfriend” and “fiancé.” What are you going to wear? How are you going to feed your guests? What sort of invitations will you send? And will they have a photograph on them, or a letterpress image that perfectly encapsulates the nature of your love? And what would that image be? A tree to symbolize that first hike you took? A rowboat from that date at Central Park?
Yeah, we know—too many things to think about. But don’t panic! Omniscient weddings website The Knot is bringing their nuptial know-how to the Fort Greene Flea this Saturday—to the “President’s Patio,” the normally off-limits grassy area atop the seats—to help showcase the many excellent, affordable flea-market-chic solutions to the questions above (along with some other ones too—we didn’t want to overwhelm you!). There will be fashion from Sharon London (and Brooklyn’s Lovely Bride), sweets suggestions from Butter & Scotch, stationery from Foxy & Winston, inspiring floral arrangements from Kat Flower—and a photo booth and a make-your-own-flower-vase bar to boot.
So grab your maids-of-honor, moms, sisters, or whoever you call your support staff and make a day of it. Because if there’s one thing we know about wedding planning, it’s that a successful morning/afternoon brainstorming session often requires a post-shopping celebratory toast or two. Hey, you have to know what sort of wine you want to serve too.