5% Goes to AutismSpeaks!

After working with my clients Jeanne & Andre to plan their Brooklyn wedding at the New York Distilling Company on June 29, they chose AutismSpeaks for their 5% donation – another Event that Gives Back!

An excerpt from their website:

“Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.”

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Jeanne & Andre’s Brooklyn Wedding!

Sandwiched in-between rainy days, we could not have been more lucky with the weather on Saturday for my couple’s Brooklyn wedding at Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park with a reception following at the New York Distilling Company, also known as the Shanty.

It was an honor for me to be the wedding planner for Andre, a firefighter with the FDNY and his now wife, Jeanne. The vision for the wedding reflected the couple perfectly, both liking the idea of keeping it casual but ensuring it was a fun party for everyone, and it was!

The food was one of the highlights of the night. We had the Calexico food truck serving up tacos with chips and guacamole, and a chef cooking Indonesian style BBQ on site, both cuisines representing the heritage of the bride and groom. The Momofuku Milk Bar wedding cake was an absolute hit with everyone and for the last hour we had the MUD truck serving night caps.

Being that the wedding was at the New York Distilling Company, guests received a small bottle of gin with personalized labels as their parting gift. It was truly a night to remember!

To see more ‘behind the scenes’ pictures, please visit the Karen Brown New York Facebook page.

Click here to see professional photographs by Laila Bahman.