Preview: The Big Fake Wedding Asheville

  • October 8, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding Asheville
Thursday, November 5th, 2015 | The Asheville Masonic Temple
Doors open at 6:30pm + the ceremony begins at 7:00pm.


What to Expect

Complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional vow renewal ceremony and a dance-party reception, The Big Fake Wedding Asheville is a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cake, and smell the flowers. The Big Fake Wedding offers a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-and-grooms-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!” 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 party – here’s a little preview of what you can expect from our incredible vendor team:


East West Village Rentals | Estudio RoJo | Hitched Handmade


Fox and Beaux | Powder Me Pretty | Magda’s Cakes | Remix Weddings


Love Poppy | Sugarcane Studios


Farm Burger Catering | French Broad Chocolates | Ragga Wedding


Hot Beer Sucks, Inc. | Masterpiece Ice Sculptures

The Experience

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Wedding Nature Photography | Jodi Miller PhotographyJennifer Cole Rodriguez | Jennifer Cole Rodriguez | Ruby Peoples Photography | Jen Yuson Photography | Jeremy Russell Photography | Janelle Elise Photography | Morgan Trinker Photography | Emma Shourds Photography | Meriah Mozingo


There are still a few more tickets to this event, so snag a pair while you can! For more information, please visit the Asheville event page.

Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Greenville

  • October 7, 2015

What do you get when you combine a group of talented vendors, a stunning sunlit venue, and a gorgeous cast? One heck of a fake wedding. The Big Fake Wedding Greenville wowed guests (and our team!) with its dreamy details and creative touches. Take a peek at some of the breathtaking highlights below – enjoy!


Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled



“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland

Our “High Tide” inspiration board isn’t about the beach – it’s about the ocean. It’s about listening to the waves crash, staring out into endless waters, and exploring deep into the blue. Our Greenville vendors were challenged to channel their inner mermaid and really dive in to the mysterious beauty of the sea. The result? A world we thought only existed in our daydreams (and Finding Nemo, of course).


Candy Bar: Langan + Ford Events | Catering: CHEF360 Catering | Ceremony Musician: WireWood | Day-Of Coordination, Floral + Event Design (Tables 1, 4, 7): Shay Brown Events | Entertainment (DJ): OtherBrother Entertainment | Favors (Cookies): Carolina Girl Cooks | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop): Kara Nash Designs | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 2, 5, 8): Lucky Penny Creative | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers, Registration + Table 3, 6, 9): Twigs | Groomsmen Attire: Jessica’s Formal Wear | Hair + Makeup: Dimitra Designs | Invitations (Hand-Lettered Suite): Jankun Creative Studio | Invitations (Watercolor Invitation Collection): Hearts + Twine | Jamberry Nails: Rebekah Hodges, Independent Consultant | Jewelry + Hair Accessories: Chloe + Isabel of Greenville | Linens: Professional Party Rentals | Men’s Accessories (Bow Ties): Lilacs + Co | Oasis Resort: Oasis Hotels + Resorts – Mexico | Pest Control: Palmetto Exterminators | Photography, Photo Booth + Videography: Southern Jewel Photography | Photography: Casto Photography + Cinema | Photography: Emily Platt Photography | Programs: WritefullyHis | Registry: Belk, Inc. | Venue: Huguenot Mill Loft | Wedding Cake: Couture Cakes of Greenville | Wedding Day Map + Story: Sara Theisen Design | Wedding Dress + Bridesmaid Dresses: Dimitra Designs | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge | Media Partners: MyWeddingWeddings Unveiled MagazineWeddings and Events with Style, TALK Magazine, Black 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.

Whitney + Garrett’s Sappy Love Story: The Big Fake Wedding Seattle

  • October 7, 2015

When Whitney went to visit her brother in San Diego, who knew that she would fall in love with his roommate?! The only problem was that she lived across the country in Orlando. Garrett asked if he could come out to visit her, and she said no, but he booked a flight anyway. He came out, spent a week with Whitney and her family, and then what happened next is a direct quote from Garrett (because it’s just too sweet not to share verbatim). “After the best week of my life, I was all in and knew I would marry her someday.” Aw, shucks. By the end of the trip, Garrett asked Whitney’s dad if he could move to Orlando to date her, and a year later he proposed on the dock where they sat that first week and fell in love.

We are so excited to celebrate Whitney and Garrett as they renew their vows at The Big Fake Wedding Seattle, tomorrow night at The Space Needle(!!!). We hope to see you there!



What is the best date you have ever had?
From her: My favorite date we’ve ever had was our first one. I was in San Diego for the weekend and he told me he was picking me up to watch the sunrise. He got me at 4:30 am, we got some coffee, and went to Torrey Pines and climbed a lifeguard stand while we waited for it. The conversation was great so the sun was pretty much up by the time we realized – the sun doesn’t rise on the west coast. It was definitely behind us. He still gets made fun of for that.

What is the best gift you have ever given each other?
From him: The best gift my wife has ever given me has been our daughters. Watching her with them brings such joy and admiration to my heart.


What was the absolute best memory from your wedding day?
From him: The best part of our wedding day for me was the ceremony. It was the perfect combination of family and friends in a beautiful place that meant so much to us. Standing there saying our vows and committing to a lifetime of oneness was just unforgettable.


What advice would you give an engaged couple?
From her: Making standards for your marriage before you are in it are the standards that stick. The barriers you put up to keep your love safe and pure are best put in place before the wedding day, or changing a habit is too hard. And when you’re in the thick of it in marriage, pulling yourselves above the hard place and reminding yourselves what you’ve decided your marriage will look like is such a sweet way to get to a place of humility and understanding.

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What is the most awesome thing about your marriage?
From her: I’ve never laughed so much in my life. He is hilarious and I can’t imagine how bored I must have been before him. Also, the togetherness of marriage is our favorite. We still can’t get enough of each other. I still get sad when he has to work – which is pretty pathetic because he works from home.

From him: The most awesome thing about our marriage has been the constant growing of “in loveness” that we have felt for one another. It feels like through each season of life we have come to we become better friends and more united.

Photo Credits:
Jill Devries (1 + 3)


The Big Fake Wedding Seattle 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.

Tuesday’s 10: China

  • October 6, 2015

There’s nothing like vintage china to add something unique to your wedding design. No matter if you’re using it in a traditional or modern way, we think adding china into the mix can be such a lovely touch. Bonus points for using china in an unexpected way, like a few of our vendors did below. Check out some of the sweetest china setups from our events in this week’s Tuesday’s 10!



Lillian’s China | The Big Fake Wedding Savannah


Juliska | The 1st Boston NotWedding


Victorian Rental & Tea Service | The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta


Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier | The 3rd Charleston NotWedding


The Whimsical Rose | The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte


All the Rage Rentals | The Big Fake Wedding Minneapolis-St. Paul


Scarlet Plan & Design | The 2nd Charleston NotWedding


Lillian’s China | The 1st Charleston NotWedding Styled Shoot


Vintage Place Settings | The 1st Chicago NotWedding Styled Shoot


Event Doctors | The 2nd Charleston NotWedding Styled Shoot

Photo Credits:
Vanessa Velez Photography | Rebecca K Photography | Love Ya Jess | Emily Millay Photography | Emily Millay Photography | Allison Hopperstad Photography | Nicole Caudle Photography | Izzy Hudgins Photography | John Dart Photography | Clay Austin Photography


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!