Local Wedding Planner To Appear On Travel Channel Show

July 23, 2012

in Entertainment,News,Woodstock

Left, Sabrina Brown, a local wedding planner, goes over a wedding she's organizing at the Vermont Inn in Mendon — part of an episode of Travel Channel's Hotel Impossible. Photo courtesy of Travel Channel.

By Tony Marquis, Standard Staff

She doesn’t own a television, but tonight, Woodstock wedding and event planner Sabrina Brown will be on one.

Brown has a guest spot on Hotel Impossible, a Travel Channel show airing tonight at 10. Brown was asked by show host Anthony Melchiorri to put together a wedding in three days to help the owners of the Vermont Inn, a struggling bed and breakfast in Mendon.

Brown, the co-founder of Interplay Jazz and former executive director at Pentangle, has been planning weddings and events for more than 30 years, but four years ago, she turned a hobby into a full-time job by starting Woodstock Productions. The show’s producers found Brown with an Internet search.

As a working mother of five, Brown never had time to watch TV, so she hasn’t owned one since 1994.

“I thought, ‘Jeez, I should probably go find a TV and watch this before I agree to it,’” Brown said.

Brown went over to a friend’s house. Then she signed up.

Brown has planned birthday parties and memorial services on short notice, but never weddings. Usually, she has at least three months. After the wedding, Melchiorri complimented Brown, she said.

None of the local vendors who pitched in for the wedding, including Brown, were paid for their work.

“It was awesome,” Brown said. “I did it for the fun of it — because I love weddings and liked the challenge of it.”

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Sabrina Brown July 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

An entire team of artists, hospitality providers and wedding vendors came together to make this possible. Although I may not list everyone (forgive in advance) these are the people that should be mentioned in your article because they donated their product, time and money to help make this happen.

Sabrina Brown, owner and event planner Woodstock Productions Wedding, Corporate and Cultural Event Planning
Perry and Pete, Rain or Shine Tent and Event Rentals
Randy and Edward, Crystal and Bark Designs
Jodie, Hallie and Connie, The Linen Shop at Occasions
Irene Matson, Irene’s Cakes
Fred Haas Quartet – with Fred Haas, David Westphalen, Tim Gilmore and William Rosen
Kyle LaCroix- Pure Pest Management (sprayed to keep the bugs down)
Tim, JB and Samantha and all the Staff at the Vermont Inn
The bridal party of Jackie Ralph- Perron( Bride), Marc Perron (Groom), Zachariah Ralph (Best Man), Michelle Buser (Maid of Honor), Camden King (Ring Bearer), Maddie Trimpi (Flower Girl) , And the Perron Family!

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