Since we’re in the business of inspiring great ideas online and on mobile, we’re starting a series of meetups that brings this experience to the real (offline) world. So last week, we co-hosted our first StumbleUpon Wedding Meetup with Etsy Weddings, inviting local wedding-related experts to our offices to give attendees advice on their upcoming celebrations.
Throughout the evening we saw a lot of brides-to-be come through our doors, some with their bridesmaids by their sides and even a few with their fiancees in tow. There was a range of vendors, raffles and treats. Check out some of the highlights below:
Brides were first greeted by sommelier Anne Strand of Wino Woman and offered tastings of some of her superb wines. She provided her own personal recommendations for those with a specific wedding style and budget in mind.
Wedding-inspiration engine Lover.ly set up a gorgeous booth and was able to showcase some of their best Stumbles and wedding content loved by both their users and our wedding Stumblers alike.
The fragrant florals from Huckleberry Karen Designs made our office smell absolutely incredible in addition to looking like something straight out of a bridal magazine. On the subject of wedding mags, San Francisco Brides Magazine also attended, showcasing their publication to our local brides.
Stumblers enjoyed our iPad stations, Stumbling through hairdos and makeup looks to try out possible styles for their big day. Gina Khan Salon did a superb job tousling up our tresses and adding some sparkle to our eyes.
Founder and Fashion Expert Ilana Stern of Weddington Way showcased her wedding web page, a favorite with our wedding Stumbler community on StumbleUpon. She demo-ed how to use Weddington Way for our brides as a way to group shop for bridesmaid dresses and wedding party accessories.
Keeping up with the latest developments in weddings and the Internet, we invited Brit Morin to demo her popular wedding Stumble, Weduary. Weduary is a website that provides brides with resources to create their own social wedding via a personal wedding website, online invite and community forum for their guests to interact pre-wedding festivities. Talk about making your planning tech savvy!
Wedding photographer Stephan Babuljak set up a station where brides could view his work in addition to Stumbling Photography to find examples of different shots, photo editing effects, and lighting. Stephan was able to contribute his expert advice on how to achieve the right “look” for a bride’s photos to match their wedding’s overall style.
One True Love Vintage, a service that rents unique, one-of-a-kind furniture and decor, set up some of their aged and antiqued pieces as inspiration for our Stumble brides. Attendees then Stumbled in Weddings, picking out themes they liked and seeking advice on what pieces they could rent that would help create that special ambience for their wedding. One True Love Vintage even raffled off a $500 gift card towards their service – thanks!
The event was a blast and we want to send a special thanks to all our vendors and brides who attended and took part in the fun! If you weren’t able to make our meetup, no fear. Follow up by Stumbling our WeddingSF profile for some of the pages for our vendors and a little inspiration and reading our infographic on wedding Stumbles and Stumbling. Also, check out our Weddings Interest and other related Interests like Beauty, Bridal Hair, Flowers and Photography to get some general ideas you could use with your wedding creation.