A Wedding Loft: Learn, Create, & Grow

A safe, supportive home for creatives and wedding professionals to learn, create, & grow their business.

A Wedding Loft
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Project Description

A Wedding Loft is a safe, supportive space for female small business owners, creatives, and wedding professionals to learn, create, & grow. 

We identified a unique need in the Washington, DC area for a professional physical location where event planners, photographers, pastry chefs, hair & makeup artists, and all creative & wedding professionals could:

We are a membership-based, wedding-focused environment where you can fulfill all these needs.

Our fundraiser rewards range from time in our creatives studios to full memberships at a discounted rate for our fundraising backers.

Have we sparked your interest? Read on for the details, background, and a full breakdown of our business.

 

While growing my small business, I began to realize major resources that are readily available in the other industries, were lacking in the wedding industry. Finding relevant education & a local community was more difficult than it should be - and I began to realize I wasn't alone. 

Simply put, there are not nearly enough educational resources and professional avenues designed specifically for wedding and creative professionals.

I refused to accept why other industries have things like rentable offices, meeting spaces, incubators, education opportunities, & seemingly endless technology at their disposal. I kept thinking, "why was it such a struggle to just find a clean place to meet a bride for a consultation? Why can't I just go somewhere to learn small business essentials?"

- Photo Courtesy of Forest Heart Photography -

Designed from the perspective and experience of the bride, but created for the success and growth of wedding professionals & creatives.

A Wedding Loft is a distinctive collaborative space, that provides education, resources, technology, & daily work areas for wedding & creative professionals.

We are a membership based community; the general public is also able to utilize select services and amenities. 

A Wedding Loft is located at 11 South King Street, Leesburg, Virginia

 

 

INDUSTRY CHALLENGE

THE AWL SOLUTION

 
Working from home, although convenient, can be isolating

Daily work spaces that offer resources and support

Lack of educational resources designed for our industries

Our small business education and mentoring

Professional places to meet with clients

Consultation & Tasting Areas, and conference rooms

Hair & Makeup Artists lack a safe & professional place for beauty trials Rent by the hour Beauty Stations
Local studio space for photography, videography, & podcasts Rent by the hour creative studios

 

The AWL Community in Action

Updates

The Project FAQs

Where is A Wedding Loft located?

Our building is at 11 South King Street, Leesburg, VA 20176

Phone: (703)544 9777

Email: hello@aweddingloft.com

www.aweddingloft.com

How long will it take to receive my reward? 

We will be shipping out rewards when the campaign ends (after 30 days), and estimated delivery time is 3-4 weeks, via USPS. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your reward package.

How can I see what my contribution is going towards?

Follow us, sign up for our newsletter, and come in to see A Wedding Loft for yourself! We will make sure to provide updates on how we are growing thanks to the monetary contributions and donations from the iFundWomenCampaign!

I want to donate on the behalf of someone. How do I tell you? 

Either comment in the checkout section, or email us at hello@aweddingloft.com once you have submitted your contribution.

Are you currently taking sponsorships or investors? 

Please contact us directly at hello@aweddingloft.com

I don't live in the area, how can I still donate towards your campaign? 

THANK YOU for wanting to do so! You can either purchase one of the tangible reward levels, or if you wish to donate even more, you can contribute to the monetary contribution reward level, listed in the rewards section. :) 

You already have a building and members, why do you need crowdfunding?

True! We do, but that will only get us so far. We really want to avoid having to get a business loan, or take on investors for as long as we can so we can make sure that we do this right from the start! We are a small business and a startup, so we need the resources, technology, and capital to set the foundation for the concept and community. AWL's concept is structured to encourage and provide growth for other small businesses. We believe that everyone should help everyone, and want to see each other succeed. And that's what our community is founded on!

Michele Assetto
10/14/2019
2 HOURS OF WORKSHOP SPACE
$60
Amy Dagliano
10/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
Marla Bondoc
10/09/2019
Photography Studios, 2 Hours
$200
10/08/2019
Photography Studios, 2 Hours
$50
10/08/2019
Photography Studios, 2 Hours
$50
10/07/2019
Creative Notebook + Pen Giftset
$100
Kimmy
10/06/2019
Wine......Tumbler
$50
Anonymous
10/04/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
10/04/2019
Monetary Contribution
$30
10/04/2019
2 HOURS OF WORKSHOP SPACE
$60
$60
2 HOURS OF WORKSHOP SPACE

Exclusively through our ifundwomen campaign, we are offering 50% off our workshop space rental rates. 

If you are interested in also renting our wireless projector or workshop tables, please contact us upon purchase. 

Upon purchase, we will email you the information form we need to properly set up your event. 

Dates & times are first come first serve. 
No Alcohol to be served or sold without approval of A Wedding Loft.
1 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$70
Beauty Stations, 3 Hours

THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER!! 

Looking to take your professional hair & makeup brand to the next level? Impress your clients by holding your next beauty trial in historic downtown Leesburg in one of our elegant beauty bars! 

From now until October 5th, take advantage of our exclusive IFW promotion with the BUY TWO GET ONE FREE beauty station hours bundle!

Save $35 on this exclusive offer that ends THIS FRIDAY!

Utilize the hours how you need. Use all 3 at once, or 1 Hour at a time. 

- must be reserved by the hour -
3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

This reward includes:

  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
8 Supporters
Contribute
$3,360
12 Month IFundWomen Creative Membership

For a limited time only, save 20% with the exclusive iFUNDWOMEN 12 Month Creative Membership.

This is a limited offer available only through iFundWomen.

- $840 SAVINGS -

This reward includes:

  • Photo/Videography/Creative Studios: 10 hours/month 
  • Multimedia Conference Room: 2 hours/month
  • Consultation Space: 4 hours/month
  • Coworking Space: 56 hours/month
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,680
6 Month iFundWomen Creative Membership

For a limited time only, save 20% with the exclusive iFUNDWOMEN 6 Month Creative Membership.

- $420 SAVINGS -

This is a limited offer available only through iFundWomen

This reward includes:

  • Photo/Videography/Creative Studios: 10 hours/month 
  • Multimedia Conference Room: 2 hours/month
  • Consultation Space: 4 hours/month
  • Coworking Space: 56 hours/month
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Photography Studios, 2 Hours

PERFECT FOR FALL & HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS

This reward includes:

  • 2 Hours in any of our creative studios
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for the support
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page

You can also rent our photography studio equipment. Please contact us to get those details!

11 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Creative Notebook + Pen Giftset

This 2 piece gift set is perfect for the Creative, Dreamer, or EntreprenHER in your life!

This reward includes:

  • A pink hard cover notebook + pen, with the AWL logo in debossed print
  • Packaged beautifully in a 19"x14"x10" branded gift box
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Wine......Tumbler

This reward includes:

  • A Rose Gold Wine Tumbler with A Wedding Loft's monogram printed on it.
Made of 18/8 stainless steel, this sturdy 12 Oz. double-wall vacuum insulated wine tumbler with rose gold liner includes a push on clear lid & is top rack dishwasher safe.
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
  • A social media shoutout to thank you for your contribution
9 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
AWL Stickers & Thank You Note

This reward includes:

  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
  • A Wedding Loft's Inspirational Stickers
  • A Handwritten Thank You Note from the AWL community
6 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

$60
2 HOURS OF WORKSHOP SPACE

Exclusively through our ifundwomen campaign, we are offering 50% off our workshop space rental rates. 

If you are interested in also renting our wireless projector or workshop tables, please contact us upon purchase. 

Upon purchase, we will email you the information form we need to properly set up your event. 

Dates & times are first come first serve. 
No Alcohol to be served or sold without approval of A Wedding Loft.
1 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$70
Beauty Stations, 3 Hours

THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER!! 

Looking to take your professional hair & makeup brand to the next level? Impress your clients by holding your next beauty trial in historic downtown Leesburg in one of our elegant beauty bars! 

From now until October 5th, take advantage of our exclusive IFW promotion with the BUY TWO GET ONE FREE beauty station hours bundle!

Save $35 on this exclusive offer that ends THIS FRIDAY!

Utilize the hours how you need. Use all 3 at once, or 1 Hour at a time. 

- must be reserved by the hour -
3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

This reward includes:

  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
8 Supporters
Contribute
$3,360
12 Month IFundWomen Creative Membership

For a limited time only, save 20% with the exclusive iFUNDWOMEN 12 Month Creative Membership.

This is a limited offer available only through iFundWomen.

- $840 SAVINGS -

This reward includes:

  • Photo/Videography/Creative Studios: 10 hours/month 
  • Multimedia Conference Room: 2 hours/month
  • Consultation Space: 4 hours/month
  • Coworking Space: 56 hours/month
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,680
6 Month iFundWomen Creative Membership

For a limited time only, save 20% with the exclusive iFUNDWOMEN 6 Month Creative Membership.

- $420 SAVINGS -

This is a limited offer available only through iFundWomen

This reward includes:

  • Photo/Videography/Creative Studios: 10 hours/month 
  • Multimedia Conference Room: 2 hours/month
  • Consultation Space: 4 hours/month
  • Coworking Space: 56 hours/month
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Photography Studios, 2 Hours

PERFECT FOR FALL & HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS

This reward includes:

  • 2 Hours in any of our creative studios
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for the support
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page

You can also rent our photography studio equipment. Please contact us to get those details!

11 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Creative Notebook + Pen Giftset

This 2 piece gift set is perfect for the Creative, Dreamer, or EntreprenHER in your life!

This reward includes:

  • A pink hard cover notebook + pen, with the AWL logo in debossed print
  • Packaged beautifully in a 19"x14"x10" branded gift box
  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Wine......Tumbler

This reward includes:

  • A Rose Gold Wine Tumbler with A Wedding Loft's monogram printed on it.
Made of 18/8 stainless steel, this sturdy 12 Oz. double-wall vacuum insulated wine tumbler with rose gold liner includes a push on clear lid & is top rack dishwasher safe.
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
  • A social media shoutout to thank you for your contribution
9 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
AWL Stickers & Thank You Note

This reward includes:

  • A shoutout on Facebook & Instagram to say thank you for your support!
  • Listed as a supporter on AWeddingLoft.com's iFundWomen campaign page
  • A Wedding Loft's Inspirational Stickers
  • A Handwritten Thank You Note from the AWL community
6 Supporters
Select this reward