Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding New England

  • September 2, 2015

Is there anything more beautiful than New England in the summertime? Drawing inspiration from the South of France and using the ever so stunning Willowdale Estate as the backdrop, The Big Fake Wedding New England had us feeling like we were whisked off to Europe for the day. Take a peek at the pretty below!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Take a train away from the bustle and drama of Paris and find rest in the southern coast of France. The Big Fake Wedding New England mimicked the earthiness and simplicity of this region, drawing its inspiration from family farms, ancient stone cottages, rustic meals, mountain views, and warm waters. Using our “Herbs de Provence” inspiration board as their guide, our creative vendors were challenged to celebrate the art of making something handmade and one-of-a-kind – the sort of process that just takes time and love. Can’t you just smell the rosemary and thyme?

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Catering + Venue: Willowdale Estate | Cupcake Bar: Treat Cupcake Bar | Custom Vinyl Record Crafts: Q Made It | Day-Of Coordination + Event Design (Tables 1, 7): Heather Dawn Events | Entertainment: EastCoast Entertainment | Event Rentals: Peterson Party Center | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers, Floral Hair Piece + Tables 4, 10, 14): Bloom Floral + Event Designs | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop, Head Table +Tables 5, 15, 16): Style This Shindig | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Tables 6, 12): Good Look’n | Floral + Event Design (Tables 2, 8, 11): Moonstone & Moss | Guestbook + Slideshow: Life Remembered | Hair + Makeup: Beautini by B.Lo | Invitations (Herbal Flourish): E+H Creates | Invitations (Vintage French Flourishes): Paper Potpourri | Menswear: Blank Label Group | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth New England | Photography: kivalo photography | Photography: Leise Jones Photography | Photography: Somerby Jones Photography | Programs: Bliss Lettering | Signage: Posh and Prep | Smoothie Cart: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies | Specialty Cocktails: Deep Eddy Vodka | Transportation: McGinn Bus Company | Videography, DJ + Emcee: 617 Weddings | Wedding Cake: Brown Butter Bakery | Wedding Dress: Your Dream Bridal | National Sparking Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge | Media Partners: MyWeddingWellWed MagazineBoston Weddings MagazineBlack Sheep Bride

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If you have not been able to join us for an event yet, we invite you to scope out our event schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join The Big Fake Wedding family.

Margaret + Ryan’s Sappy Love Story: The Big Fake Wedding Greenville

  • September 2, 2015

Margaret and Ryan are from the same small town of Camden, SC. They actually dated in high school(!) before going their separate ways in college. Right after college they reunited in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and not long after, Ryan surprised Margaret with a beautiful engagement in Banff, Canada.

We are so excited to celebrate Margaret and Ryan as they renew their vows at The Big Fake Wedding Greenville, tomorrow night at Huguenot Mill Loft. We hope to see you there!

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What was the most unique part of your engagement story?
Ryan and Margaret share a love for the beautiful outdoors. Ryan surprised Margaret by dropping to one knee in the gorgeous Banff, Canada where the mountain scenery and lakes are out of this world!

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What was the absolute best memory from your wedding day?

The best wedding memory was seeing all of our friends and family in one place celebrating our marriage and having a great time.

What is the best gift you have ever given each other?
The best gift we have given each other is our love and support for each other. Ryan is a full time medical student and Margaret has been a great support for him and they both continue to love and support each other selflessly.

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What is the best date you have ever had?
One of the best dates we have ever had was when Ryan surprised Margaret and took her up the gondola to an incredible restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

What is “your song” and why?
Our song is Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing”

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What advice would you give an engaged couple?
Don’t sweat the small stuff!!! Focus on your relationship with your future mate and be intentional about building a solid foundation i.e. read books, seek wisdom from mature and solid couples. And most of all, enjoy the ride. The most perfect thing that happens on that day is marrying your best friend!

Photo Credits:
Heidi Graves

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We invite you to join us at The Big Fake Wedding Greenville tomorrow night at Huguenot Mill Loft. There are still a few tickets available so grab yours here now!

The Big Giveaway

  • September 1, 2015

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Did you book a vendor from The Big Fake Wedding? It could win you (really) big!

We think that the vendors who make up The Big Fake Wedding family are pretty amazing, and we think you will agree. As a thank-you for trusting us with your wedding planning decisions, we would like to offer you a chance to win an incredible Newlywed Starter Package featuring a luxury vacation in Italy from Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel, a Charleston rice pearl necklace from The Cultured Pearl of Charleston, and a case of Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore from Ferrari.

For every vendor you book from The Big Fake Wedding in 2015, you are eligible for one entry. That means if you booked five vendors, you can enter five times! Entries will be accepted until December 31, 2015, so if you haven’t attended an event yet, grab your tickets here now. For more details and to enter The Big Giveaway, click here!

Good luck!
The Big Fake Wedding Team

Tuesday’s 10: Tablecloths

  • September 1, 2015

What better way to make a tablescape come together than a fun tablecloth? Although we love the look of clean white linens, we also can’t get enough of all things patterned, textured, and colorful. From sequins to stripes, we’ve got ten unique tablecloths from our vendors below for your inspiration. We hope you enjoy!

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Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry and Design | The 8th Atlanta NotWedding

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Ruie & Grace | The Big Fake Wedding Baltimore

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Scarlett & Grace | The Big Fake Wedding San Francisco

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Hey! Party Collective | The 1st Denver NotWedding

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Coastyle Events | The Big Fake Wedding San Diego

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Magnolia Floral Studio | The 2nd Wichita NotWedding

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River Kiss Weddings | The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte

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Spindle Photography | The 1st Birmingham NotWedding

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Love Is Sweet Events | The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

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Blossom Artistry | The 3rd Charleston NotWedding

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Arrica Lindsay Events | The Big Fake Wedding Baltimore

Photo Credits:
Melissa Prosser Photography | Kimberly Brooke Photography | Weddings by Sunnyside | Jackie Cooper Photo | Brilliant Imagery | Darrin Hackney Photography | Alexa’s Photography | Morgan Trinker Photography | Andie Freeman Photography, LLC | Anchor & Veil Photography | Kimberly Brooke Photography

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 Need some inspiration to plan the rest of your wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Visit our event page to find out when The Big Fake Wedding is coming to your city – you’ll get a chance to see all your local wedding vendors in action, as well as get some ideas for your big day. See you there!