This summer The Knot asked us to plan and design their annual Philadelphia market event. Our first thought was, "AHHH!! What an honor!" And our second was, "Yikes! How are we going to get busy wedding vendors to be excited for a mid-summer networking event?"
We've been to our fair share of wedding industry networking events — sometimes they’re good, sometimes not so much. We decided if we were going to do this, we simply had to do everything we could to ensure the event would feel fun, comfortable, and would leave people buzzing. That meant cultivating an amazing vendor team, offering up great food with free-flowing cocktails, mix in some killer music, arrange a few cozy lounges and a sweet photo booth, then top it all off with mood-making market lights in a garden courtyard. And then invite every friendor (vendor friend) in the Philadelphia region.
That's exactly what we did — and we're happy to report that it worked! Not to toot our own horn (or maybe that's exactly what we're doing), but we had the top attendance for any past Philadelphia Knot market event and by far the most post-event buzz (we've heard a lot of "Oh man, I'm so bummed I missed it! Everyone says it was so much fun!"). Hello, happy dance! When do you hear people say that about a networking event?!
Thank you again to our amazing collaborating vendors (listed below)! Don’t miss the awesome video from Saltwater Studios to see how the night went down!
Planning: Heart & Dash
Venue: College of Physicians
Catering: Catering by Design
Photography: Emily Wren Photography
Videography: Saltwater Studios
Floral Decor: Falls Flowers
Furniture: Maggpie Vintage Rentals
Entertainment: Icon DJ's
Desserts: Clara's Groovy Deliciousness
Stationery: Papertree Studio
Social Media: Party Hasher