Vendor Highlight: Estudio RoJo

  • May 1, 2015

“My favorite part of The Big Fake Wedding experience is the connection that you make with other vendors. There is such a beautiful sense of camaraderie…it’s felt throughout the entire process – from beginning to the big finale.” Not only is Jasmin of Estudio RoJo such a pleasure to work with, but so incredibly talented as well. When we saw the signage she had created for The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte, we wanted all of it for ourselves! We absolutely loved working with Jasmin at our second Charlotte event, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for her.

“Jasmin was so wonderful at collaborating with vendors and offering her services to other vendors. She’s excited about what she does and it makes a huge difference in her business. You can tell that she loves and values what she does.” – The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte Team

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Tell us a little bit about the story behind Estudio Rojo.
Estudio RoJo is the story of me and my style. I am 100% modernly rustic and I love seeing that design style incorporated in all facets of my life, even down to my stationery, paper goods and art. After seeing a vacancy in the stationery and art world that spoke to me and my aesthetic I decided to fill that void by creating my own pieces of art. I started off designing stationery and art prints that I felt like I wanted to buy and others, who shared my same style, would also love to hang up on their wall or send as a note to a friend or loved one. After noticing how I constantly went back to my calligraphy roots and kept incorporating it into my designs, I decided to officially offer it as a service within my business in December of 2014. Since then, my business has picked up speed and has been recognized by more and more people.

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Who or what inspires you?
My biggest inspiration comes from my second home, Bogotá, Colombia. Bogotá is the true definition of urban rusticity. I always refer to it when I am about to design a new card, paper good or art work. It might sound funny, but a lot of my inspiration also comes from the music that I listen to, nature and different modern shops that I frequent. I look around and ask myself, ‘What’s missing? How could I add a little ER touch to this and make it different? Can I see my work featured here?’ and then I create from there. As far as people, I am always inspired by the many fabulous and talented calligraphers out there like Anne Robin,  Lauren SaylorLindsey Bugsbee and Fozzy Castro-Dyrit, just to name a few.

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What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is seeing things come to fruition. I currently am working a full-time job and I am building ER in my “spare” time. So being able to see how much I, as a business woman and entrepreneur as well as my business, mature over this short time is exciting, humbling and filled with tons of anxiety. The other great thing about my job is seeing the response from clients when they see an idea or concept that they had transform into something so beautiful and unique once I’ve added my touch to it.

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What advice would you give to aspiring small business owners?
If I could give any advice to someone who is an aspiring small business owner it would be to trust their vision. No one will believe in them if they don’t believe in themselves first. If they believe in their product or in their skills with all of their might then nothing will stop them. Not the nay-sayers, the negative balance in their bank account nor the lack of response by customers in purchasing their products. They will keep adjusting their marketing strategy, their designs or become even more innovative with their business approach and will find the light at the end of the long tunnel.

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What is your favorite part of The Big Fake Wedding experience?
My favorite part of The Big Fake Wedding experience is the connection that you make with other vendors. Since The Big Fake Wedding is driven by small business owners, then that means that everyone is relatively on the same playing field. There are others who are trying to make a name for themselves so that allows you to not feel so intimidated. There is such a beautiful sense of camaraderie with The Big Fake Wedding and it’s felt throughout the entire process – from beginning to the big finale. This is the opportunity to network and make friends. I’m so glad I did it and would encourage others to do it also.

Photo Credits:
Brownwyn Duffield Photography (1 – 3) | Jodi Miller Photography | Personal

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More from Estudio RoJo:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Ashley + Martin’s Sappy Love Story: The Big Fake Wedding Chicago

  • April 29, 2015

“We inspire each other to keep growing. Grow in love, grow in patience, grow in understanding. It’s a lifelong process.” Ashley and Martin are the real deal, y’all. Whether they’re dancing with their kids in the kitchen, or laughing at the crazy moments that happen throughout the day, these two are truly best friends. We can’t get enough of this gorgeous couple and their precious family, and we can’t wait for you to meet them!

We are so excited to celebrate Ashley and Martin as they renew their vows at The Big Fake Wedding Chicago tomorrow night at City View Loft. We hope to see you there!

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Ashley and Martin met their junior year of high school through a mutual friend at church. When they found out they had both chosen to attend The University of Illinois in Champaign, they were secretly thrilled! After 3 years of friendship, the pair started dating their senior year. Martin proposed a few weeks after graduation, and they were married 6 months later on December 29, 2006.

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What is the most awesome thing about your marriage?
The best thing about our marriage is that we love to have fun together. Whether it’s dancing with our kids in the kitchen or laughing about the ridiculous things that happen during the day, we truly are best friends.

What inspires you about each other?
We inspire each other to keep growing. Grow in love, grow in patience, grow in understanding. It’s a lifelong process.

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Photo Credits:
Personal | Blossom Lane Photography

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The Big Fake Wedding Chicago is completely SOLD OUT! If you missed out, we invite you to join us at another one of our events – check out the rest of our 2015 schedule here.

Preview: The Big Fake Wedding Nashville

  • April 28, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding Nashville
Sponsored by Shane Co.
Thursday May 28st, 2015 | One Cannery Ballroom
Doors open at 6:30pm + the ceremony begins at 7:00pm.

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What to Expect

Complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional vow renewal ceremony and a dance-party reception, The Big Fake Wedding Nashville, sponsored by Shane Co., is a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss. The Big Fake Wedding offers a night of great food, dancing and surprises – guests will leave the event with a swag bag in hand, fun goodies from various vendors and tons of inspiration for planning their own wedding. We invite you to join the fun!

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To inspire brides and grooms, wedding vendors from Nashville will showcase their creativity, products and services so that brides- and grooms-to-be can taste the cake, dance to the music and smell the flowers as they would on their real wedding day.

Abby Artistry | Batch Nashville | Ben & Jerry’s | Black Sheep BrideBliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | The Bridal Registry | Byrd Cookie CompanyCaroline Creates | Casto Photography & Cinema | Charlie Knows Homes | Chef Penelope’s Catering | Creative Designs & Events | D&D Events Managment | F.A.D.D.S. Party BusFerrariLaura Kay Photography | Lil’ Cakes & Custom Creations | Love & Respect | Love Gives WayMelanie Grady Photography | MyWeddingNashville Wedding Trolley | Neighborhood Barre Nashville | NICHOLAS & KEATON | One Cannery Ballroom | Perfect Wedding GuidePrints For Events | Rachel Rogers & the Real Good Feel Goods | Rodan + Fields | Sarah Gilbert Beauty | Shane Co.ShutterBooth Photo & Video Booths | Simply Jessica Marie | Studio 1658Two Vintage Drums | Wander Knot | Wedding 101 | Weddings Unveiled | Wraps by Sarah | Yellow Rose Co.

Take a look at all the fun we had at the first, second, and third Nashville events to get excited, then scoop up a ticket of your own here!

The Experience

At our last Nashville event, the vendor team absolutely killed it with their magical details and ability to adapt on a rainy day. Isn’t that what everyone should look for in their wedding vendors?! Our guests were able to meet these talented vendors face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and end their night with a dance party. To take a peek into what our Music City events might entail, watch the highlight video from our third Nashville event below. We hope you’ll join us at The Big Fake Wedding Nashville to make your own memories and see for yourself what the night has in store!

Photo Credit: Josie Kay Photography | Video Credit: The Kellys’ Productions

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For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit the Nashville event page.

Tuesday’s 10: Grand Exits

  • April 28, 2015

Just like that, your wedding day has come and go – and it’s time to go out with a bang. Ready or not, it’s grand exit time! Though it may seem like a simple little detail for your big day, there are endless options to consider. Confetti, flower petals, bubbles, sparklers – the list goes on. Will you make your exit on Mr. & Mrs. bicycles or hop on an old-fashioned trolley? Decisions, decisions! Lucky for us, the vendors at our events think of the most creative and fun grand exits, and we’re excited to share a few with y’all for inspiration. No matter what you choose, one thing’s for sure: the photos are going to be epic.

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The NotWedding

Canvas Weddings | The 1st Chicago NotWedding

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Twelve80 EventsCoastal Pedals and Paddles + Liddabits | The 2nd Charleston NotWedding

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Kristen J. Scott, Day-Of Wedding Coordinator | The 3rd Athens NotWedding

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Atlanta Event Studio | The 6th Atlanta NotWedding

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Ashley Nicole Events | The 1st Charleston NotWedding

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Amber Lay Events + Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego | The 3rd San Diego NotWedding

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Southern Affairs Weddings & Events | The Big Fake Wedding Dallas

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Creative Designs & EventsThe 2nd Nashville NotWedding

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Taylor Larson Group + Liddabits | The 1st Athens NotWedding

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Blossom Events | The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

Photo Credits:
Megan Saul Photography | Clay Austin PhotographyPoppy La’Rue Photography & Design | Kaitie Bryant | MorningWild PhotographyMala Hyder Photography | Andrea Elizabeth Photography | Hannah Elaine Photography | Elle Golden Photography | You & Me 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!