Weddings in New York are as diverse as the communities that make up New York City, and for the first time, a bridal planning event that showcases these weddings in all of their color and traditions is taking place in Manhattan.
The Style Salon is a showcase of bridal vendors that service multicultural weddings. The event is being headlined by Panama-born, New Yorker, world-renowned celebrity event designer and author Preston Bailey who is known for his transformative event environments and whose clientele includes celebrities, royalty and prominent families around the world, according to a press release.
“I’ve been designing weddings in many different countries for over 30 years,” said Preston, in a ststement. “I love how weddings are the center point of all cultures around the world. Weddings are the time when people celebrate and honor their customs and traditions. I am excited to be a part of The Style Salon, an event whose time is long overdue.”
The Style Salon, created by multicultural bridal publication Bibi Magazine, is positioned as an alternative to other wedding shows where cultural bridal options are normally not represented.
The Style Salon said in the release that it “welcomes all brides from all on New York’s diverse communities: Asian, Black, Latina, South Asian, European, any bride whose wedding traditions involve color.”
“We have imagined The Style Salon to be an inclusive event where weddings are celebrated in color!”, adds Bibi Publisher Ayesha Hakki. “Many cultures get married in colorful attire and traditions and their weddings are happening all around us in New York City. We thought, why not bring together those vendors that specialize in multicultural events and do it in an elevated, inclusive fashion.”
Other speakers at The Style Salon include TV host and celebrity event planner Samantha Goldberg, best known as the host of “Whose Wedding Is It Anyways,” Claudia Hanlin of The Wedding Library and founder of the former Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party and Sunita Sadhnani, one of the top Indian event designers in the US.
The Style Salon takes place November 6th, 2019 in Times Square’s newest venue, Manhattan Manor, a two-level event space that marries classic New York with industrial Brooklyn style. The event is from 5-9pm and although free for brides and grooms, RSVP is required at TheStyleSalon.NYC