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Location 215 presents Creative Weddings during COVID: AN EXHIBITION OF INSPIRATION AND INNOVATION FOR CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE COUPLE
Creative Weddings during COVID is a social distance, speed dating themed exhibition featuring the work of a curated group of all female led businesses to showcase the art of creativity and how we can celebrate today’s couples through safe, unique, and elevated experiences.
Created by Jen Blauvelt, Owner of Location 215 and Michelle Mazer, Vice President of Eventsful, Inc., the concept came from a desire to support other female owned businesses during a time when the event industry was forced to reimagine as a result of the pandemic.
On Saturday, September 12th from 12:00pm -5:00pm, we will unite over fifteen female thought leaders in Philadelphia to exhibit the innovative and creative ways they have adapted their business for micro gatherings and social distanced events.
Guests will be inspired at multiple vignettes at Location 215, The Viaduct and at Love City Brewing Company in The Spring Arts District of Philadelphia, including clever strategies designed to showcase how we can celebrate safely, without sacrificing fun or beauty, and re-imagine the way we experience events.
Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Temperature checks upon entry, masks, social distancing and all necessary COVID-19 CDC city and state precautions will be required to participate in the event for guests and vendors.
Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will be donated to the Women Against Abuse COVID 19 Fund (@womenagaistabuse):
The event will feature:
Carroll Couture Cuisine
Chick Invitations & Design
Events by Rainstein Design
Forget Me Knot Flowers
Love City Brewing Company
Lucky Dog Studio
Marketing Mix by Michelle
Retro Rewind Mobile
Resting Gift Face
Stylus DJ Entertainment
Velvet Sky Bakery
Vine & Oak Events
“Stylus, and our DJ Amber Lynn, were the perfect fit for our wedding. My husband and I are huge music lovers with very specific tastes, and we wanted our wedding to be a big, fun dance party. Once we found the female-owned Stylus, we knew they could make our party happen! (Amber DJed new wave/Bowie dance nights in Philly; our cat is named Bowie . . . it was a natural fit.) Our wedding was absolutely perfect. Amber was able to set up a microphone and speaker for our officiant and for reception speeches, play all our favorites and accommodate requests during cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, and then give us our final playlist so we could relive everything. Amber and Stylus were friendly, professional, and super easy to work with. Seriously the best!” -Alison & Alex –Wedding Wire and The Knot
Venue: White Chimneys – Gap, PA
“A great DJ was one of our main priorities when planning our wedding. We found Stylus and were excited about the prospect of a female DJ and greatly appreciated their transparent pricing. Jane was kind and responsive and connected us to DJ Karin who was awesome! Fast forward to the COVID times and we were heartbroken to have to cancel the wedding we had been planning for over a year. Luckily, Jane was incredibly understanding and flexible (unlike some of our other vendors!). If it ever feels safe to begin planning again, we plan to reach right back out to Stylus!” – Laina & Robert —The Knot
We hired Karin for our our wedding in January and she was the best! We really wanted a DJ that was not corny or too flashy and Karin was our perfect match. Karin worked with us leading up the wedding to determine the tone and style of music in every part of the wedding. On the day of, there were no technological glitches, no awkward pauses, and just constant GREAT music all night long. Our guests raved about the music and stayed on the dance floor all night. She was great at reading the room and I can honestly say she was one of the best parts of our wedding.” – Emily & Harrison —The Knot
Venue: Metropolitan Building – Long Island City, NY
“She provided seamless amplification during the wedding ceremony, happy and appropriately volumed background music during the cocktail ceremony, and we ended up having a REALLY fun dance party at the end of our daytime reception. Amber Lynn guided the proceedings gently and was very patient when some of our guests bombarded her with their musical suggestions. In the end, Amber Lynn delivered exactly what we wanted and did so with grace and good humor. Thanks for helping to make our wedding celebration smooth and fun! And thanks, too, for sharing the final Spotify playlist with us– it’s a pleasure to listen again to the cocktail hour and reception music!” -Kate & Erol –The Knot
Venue: The Chalfonte Hotel – Cape May, NJ
As you can imagine, before March of 2020, cancellations were extremely rare, and rescheduling was unheard of.
Since many couples were and continue to be affected by the situation, we have taken the opportunity to make improvements and clarifications to our paperwork and procedures, so that we can all have peace of mind going forward.
RESERVATION/PAYMENT POLICY: A low-commitment Reservation Fee, calculated at 30% of the minimum charge, is required to secure the date. The Performance Fee is due in two installments 60 days and 30 days before the Event, each with a 7-day grace period.
POST-CONTRACT CHANGES: You may contract for the Basic Package now, and add hours, speakers or other services up to 45 days before the event. The cost difference will be reflected the subsequent installments.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If we cancel, you will be entitled to a refund. If you cancel or reschedule for any reason, our contract clearly outlines the conditions under which refunds of the Performance Fee are possible.
RESCHEDULING POLICY: Weddings are our main business. Whether you book 2 months or 2 years in advance, we are promising you a certain DJ on a certain day for a certain price – it is valuable real estate.
If you must change your event date for any reason, we will do our best to accommodate. You would cancel the previous agreement and we would start fresh with a new cost estimate. If the same DJ is not available on the new date, we will present the options, and all refundable amounts may be applied to the future booking.
Schedule a call to speak with Jane directly and we can talk it through!
“I am so, so happy I contacted Stylus and was matched with the extremely excellent and just DEEPLY cool DJ June! From the first call we knew that having a packed dance floor, a smoothly-run night, and a great vibe would be no problem at all. We like quite a variety of music and DJ June seamlessly transitioned between the 80s rock and Mr. Brightside to our slightly strange choice of a deep-cut Irish folk song we insisted on having in there. She was funny, but relaxed, and just let the night move along beautifully. She also ran the music for our ceremony perfectly and we had so many people compliment us on our music. I am so, so happy and feel we made the perfect choice. Thank you, June and Stylus!!!” -Jennifer & Justin – Wedding Wire and The Knot
Venue: Highlands Country Club – Garrison, NY
“Karin was awesome!! She made our wedding (which was definitely one of the last ones before the quarantine) amazing! We got married at dumbo loft and she was punctual and there an hour before the event. I got to meet her and she set up and did great in verbally escorting guests and guiding them throughout the entire ceremony and reception. I truly believe they kept it exactly how I wanted. Classy with great music and no cheese hype man. She knew my family was Colombian and even included some classic traditional songs that I never even mentioned! Definitely got the party started. It’s woman owned woman run business and I love it !” – Jennifer & Justin —Wedding Wire and The Knot
Venue: Dumbo Loft – Brooklyn, NY
“DJ Ceremony did an incredible job with our wedding! We had so many people tell us that they loved the music. We have him a huge playlist of music and Carlos took it and added his own twist that was so much better than we could have imagined. Carlos and the owner, Jane were so helpful and communicative beforehand, they made choosing Stylus a no brainer! I would recommend Stylus to anyone looking to throw a great party.” -Taylor & Tom —Google
Venue: Riviera Brooklyn – Brooklyn NY