Last weekend was FULL of Workman author events! There was a crew dispatched to Washington, D.C. to the USA Science and Engineering Festival (#scifest) to celebrate BrainQuest‘s 20th anniversary. In the fray, too, were authors Sean Connolly and Allen Kurzweil, conducting totally irresponsible, potentially catastrophic, and otherwise potato-related science experiments. Back in Brooklyn, the Godfather of Sudoku himself, Maki Kaji, was tending to the crowds that flocked to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to see the cherry blossoms and celebrate Sakura Matsuri. More on all those events in the coming days, but in the meantime, we hopped a train into Manhattan where author Kayte Terry (the creative brain behind this amazing chandelier) demonstrated a project from her new book at Etsy’s first ever wedding expo!
More than 700 visitors (mostly brides-to-be, their grooms, moms, and bridal brigades) came through the intimate space festooned in handmade goodness. There were baked treats, signature cocktails, letterpress stationery, gowns, neckties, shoes, head pieces, and other keepsakes, and in the midst of it all, Kayte (the only craft star in attendance with a make-and-take activity!) helped guests fold paper favor boxes from scavenged decorative papers (old book pages, vintage maps, magazine clippings, scrapbook bits, etc.).
Did you catch that paper fascinator in Kayte’s hair? Perfect for the Paper Made! bride… (also found on page 126 in the book!).
So many adorable brides….
So many favor boxes…wrangle those bridesmaids together for a pre-wedding paper folding extravaganza!
This happy duo happen to be getting hitched on my 5-year anniversary!
So much paper folding, so many sparkling ring fingers!
Some stunning save-the-date cards on display…
Cake toppers, anyone?
All the ribbon and trim decor was subtle and fairy tale-like — so dreamy!
One of our editorial assistants was totally crushing on this dress; I’m feeling smitten with this Fantastic Mr. Fox-inspired neckwear.
And it’s nice to know that some wedding decor can last well after the honeymoon — that bridge poster print hangs in my baby’s nursery! And a lasting sentiment to honor the day…
If you missed the Etsy event last weekend, COME THIS MONDAY May 7, 2012 to PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn,where Kayte will be launching her book officially with more paper crafting make-and-takes, a photo booth, some bubbly concoctions (will they be served in paper cups?), books for sale, books for signing, and more!