Atlantic Avenue’s Brooklyn Wedding Expo – Huge Success!

This year’s Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn Wedding Expo was a huge success with over, 30 vendors, 130 guests, and an appearance by Brooklyn’s stylish Borough President, Eric Adams!

One of the city’s most vibrant boulevards was showcased as a one-stop shop for the perfect wedding at Atlantic Avenue’s Brooklyn Wedding Expo on Saturday, June 1st. The all afternoon event at Deity Wedding Venue, 368 Atlantic Avenue from 12:00pm to 5:00 pm, featured dozens of the area’s wedding-related shops, salons, and venues, and activities such as a wedding party fashion show; tastings and a social media contest.

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with Atlantic Avenue’s Robert James owner of By Robert James at Deity Wedding Venue during Atlantic Avenue’s Brooklyn Wedding Expo, Sunday April 13. Robert is sporting his chic made in NYC men’s wear.

The 2pm fashion show featured the designs of Kimera Designs, VeKa Bridal, and By Robert James (men’s wear). The show also featured lingerie by Iris Lingerie and handbags by Joy Gryson. Following the fashion show participating salons (The OMhh Store; Khamit Kinks; Parlor Brooklyn; Evolution – The Green Room Salon; and Dvir Salon) demonstrated wedding day hairdos that they offer. Finally, the photographer, Photomuse, did a demonstration of her high quality photography services for guests in attendance.

A surprise social media photo contest was in effect during the event on Instagram. Check out #bkweddingexpo to see pictures from the event with the words “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The winners were @adinawedding and @shalsnyc! Check out #bkweddingexpo on Instagram on your phone for pictures from the event!

The event is presented by the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (AABID), which was founded in 2012 to promote the long-term economic development of the area covering Atlantic Avenue from the Columbia Street to 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, as well as one block north and south on all side streets. The BID is leading efforts to create a thriving boulevard that preserves the Avenue’s rich history and diverse character while attracting both residents and visitors to its vast array of businesses — from its acclaimed antique shops and Middle Eastern restaurants to its ever-growing selection of boutiques, specialty shops, cafes, bars, galleries, bakeries, and more.

“As Brooklyn’s de facto ‘Main Street,’ Atlantic Avenue offers everything anyone would ever need to put together a perfect wedding,” said Josef Szende, Executive Director of the Atlantic Avenue BID. “We look forward to helping couples plan the first magical steps of their lives together, from registering for gifts to buying their first home – with the personal touch of a Brooklyn neighborhood where all the merchants know each other by name. Vendors are so tight knit that you can change the color of your bridesmaid dress then walk a few stores down to match it with your flowers.”

Participating vendors included:

Wedding Apparel

Kimera Design

Michelle New York Brides

Veka Bridal

By Robert James (Men’s Apparel)

Joy Gryson (Bridal Accessories)

Iris Lingerie (Lingerie)

Beauty

The OMhh Store

Khamit Kinks

Parlor Brooklyn

Evolution – The Green Room Salon

Dvir Salon

Photographers

Photomuse

Event Florists

Floral Heights Inc

Opalia Flowers

Catering

Betty Bakery

EventFull.NYC

Bacchus Bistro & Cafe (also a venue)

NuNu Chocolates

Wine

Free Range Wine & Spirits

Heights Chateau

Jewelry

Written By Forest

Wedding & Rehearsal Dinner Venues

Roulette Art- Deco Theatre

Deity Wedding Venue and Event Space (Catering)

Sottocasa Pizzeria

Wedding Decor/Gifts

Collier West

Circa Antiques LTD

Flor

Signum Art Gallery

Atelier Cologne

Aramat Events

Joint Investments

Investors Bank

Event Miscellaneous

Bag of Tricks Baby-Sitting’s Pop-Up Playspace

Brandee Younger (Harpist)

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