Erin + Brian’s Sappy Love Story: The Big Fake Wedding Charleston

  • April 14, 2015

Erin and Brian met one summer while Erin was on break from the University of Georgia and Brian was preparing to enter his senior year at The Citadel. However, it wasn’t until a few years down the road that they actually started dating. After a year and half, Brian popped the question over the Christmas holiday with a surprise Charleston proposal. He asked Erin to marry him atop the Wentworth Mansion with the skyline of the Holy City surrounding them. After she said yes, they hopped in a horse-drawn carriage to head to dinner where both of their families drove in to surprise them and keep the celebration going! They got married on May 29, 2010 at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel, followed by a reception at Hibernian Hall. If that’s not the most perfect southern fairytale, we don’t know what is.

We are so pumped to celebrate Erin and Brian as they renew their vows at The Big Fake Wedding Charleston tomorrow night at Harborside East. We hope to see you there!

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What was the most unique part of your engagement story?
Brian planned an amazing engagement! It was a few days after Christmas, and I was in Atlanta at my parents’ house. My mom woke me up to tell me I needed to catch a plane to Charleston. A limo picked me up from the Charleston airport and took me to the Mills House downtown. From there, I hopped in a carriage to head to the Wentworth Mansion where I found Brian on one knee on the rooftop. It was awesome!

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What is the most awesome thing about your marriage?
I think the best thing about our marriage is that it literally gets better every single day. Brian’s my best friend – he’s caring, supportive and hilarious. We have a great time together in all that we do, whether it’s hanging out on the couch at home binge-watching The Big Bang Theory or taking a weekend vacation. There’s no one else I’d rather spend my life with.

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The Big Fake Wedding Charleston is now officially 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 New Orleans

  • April 8, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding New Orleans
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Thursday, May 7th, 2015 | The Chicory
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 New Orleans, powered by WeddingWire, is a night that engaged couples won’t want to miss. The Big Fake Wedding offers a night of great food, dancing and surprises – at our last NOLA event, we even had a traditional New Orleans second line parade. 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 New Orleans 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.

Aaron Lane Entertainment | Ashley Toman – Harpist | Backyard PrintingBower Productions | Black Sheep Bride | Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | The Bridal Registry | The Chicory | Courtney Dellafiora Weddings | Creole Cupcakes | Divas Sweets and Parties LLC. | EVENT ESPRESSO Catering | Fabulous Flowers LLC. | Ferrari | Inslomo Booth | Kim Starr Wise | Lauren Carroll Photography | Melissa’s Fine Pastries | Mise En Place Events | Party Rentals Delivered, LLC. | Pearl’s Place | Prêt a Fête Event Rentals | ReFried ConFuzion and the Frenchmen Street Horns | Ruby and Pearl Events Sapphire Events | Secondline Handkerchiefs | Tasha Rae Photography | Tie The Knot Specialty Shop | Twinspiring Design | Up’ Sa Daisy Hair and Beauty Studio | VCalligraphy | Verde Beauty Studio

Take a look at all the fun we had at the first New Orleans event to get excited, then scoop up a ticket of your own here!

The Experience

At our last New Orleans event, the vendor team blew us away with their creative elements and vibrant details. Our guests were able to meet this killer vendor team face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and experience a night of true New Orleans culture. To take a peek into what our NOLA events entail, watch the first New Orleans NotWedding highlight video below. We hope you’ll join us at The Big Fake Wedding New Orleans to make your own memories and see for yourself what the night has in store!

Photo Credit: Sarah Becker Photography | Video Credit: Clawson Media

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

Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

  • April 7, 2015

Let’s get lost. Turn off your devices, put down your pen, totally unplug – and come away with us to a mysterious new world. We may have gotten on a plane to go to The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles, but our trip didn’t stop there. The City of Angels took us on a wild and beautiful journey and we kind of never wanted to come back. Take our hand and ride along as we relive this amazing escape in our event highlight…

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

wan·der·lust (wändərˌləst) – noun – a strong, innate desire to travel or rove about

Explore the deepest jungles, the reckless overgrowth, the wildest wilderness… Following our “Wanderlust” inspiration board, our Los Angeles vendors used natural curiosities as their canvas and the majesty of the untamed as their paint. Our vendor team utilized rich colors, earthy textures, and the contrast of dark and bright to accentuate details, and kept the rest simple and organic. Move over, Coachella.

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Board Curator:
Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Rock Elephant: Marcel Laverdet | Gypsum: Ginny Branch + Jenn Causey | Blue Lady Hellebore: Plant Finder | Cape: Valentino, Fall 2014 | Gown: Naeem Kahn, Spring 2015 | Cheese Plate: image by Ozzy Garcia | Studio: Gemma O’Brien

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Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside | Calligraphy + Signage: Typecast Lettering | Catering: Pappas Artisanal | Ceremony Musician: Sentimental Songwriting | Cocktail Hour: 440 SEATON | Coffee Bar: Dripp | Day-Of Coordination: Blossom Events | Dessert Bar: Cup My Cakez | DIY Accents: Something Turquoise | Entertainment: West Coast Flawless DJs | Entry Way + Registration Table: Paper Fox LA | Event Rentals: CMC PARTY RENTALS | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 2, 6): Flowers by Lady Buggs | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 3, 7): frankly.weddings | Floral + Event Design (Bar + Tables 4, 8): Laceroots Floral | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 5, 9): Love Is Sweet Events | Glassware + Signature Drink: Night & Day Productions | Hair + Makeup: PAGE Beauty | Invitations (Painted, Hand-Lettered Suite): GubbaGumma Studio | Invitations (Travel-Inspired Suite with Wooden Accents): Jasmin Michelle Designs | Jewelry: MaeMae Jewelry | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting & AV | Menswear: Friar Tux Shop | Officiant: Rabbi Oren J. Postrel | Photo Booth: Petite Pix – A Photo Booth Company | Photo Magnets: Moments On Magnets | Photography: Andie Freeman Photography, LLC | Photography: Let’s Frolic Together – Wedding Photography for Doers & Dreamers | Photography: You & Me Photography | Popsicle Bar: Popsicle Culture | Sockprints: sockprints | Specialty Glasses: Let’s Tie The Knot | Valet Service: AA VALET, INC. | Venue: 440 SEATON | Videography: Anchor Pictures | Vintage Rentals (Bar + Lounge): Circa Rentals | Wedding Dress: Bride: Vintage, Eco, Independent | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Media Partners: MyWeddingCeremony MagazineBlack Sheep BrideSomething TurquoiseLove Gives Way

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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.

Preview: The Big Fake Wedding Chicago

  • April 2, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding Chicago
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | City View Loft
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 Chicago is a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss. The Big Fake Wedding offers a night of great food, dancing and surprises – at our last Chicago event, we actually had (married) professional models as our featured couple! 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!

The NotWedding

To inspire brides and grooms, wedding vendors from Chicago 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.

A Baker’s Tale | aDORAble Designs by Candice | Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Brideside | Chloe and Isabel By Nicole Donegan | City View Loft | Confetti Candy Buffets | Dance SPA | Ed & Aileen Photography | FerrariHOLLIBEAUTY | Jen Dederich Photography | Jo Snow Syrups | Lil Epic Event Design | Love & RespectLucky Invitations | Marguerite Preston Makeup Artistry | Maxe Designs | Melanie Anderson Photography |Moments On Magnets | Mrs. Robinson’s Daughter Bridal | MyWeddingOh! Ella Publications | P3 EventsParrott Party Productions | penelope’s press | poemgrown | Pinstripes | Pure Kitchen Catering | Smilebooth | Studio 1658Toast & Jam DJs | Vision of Elegance Events | Wedding Guide ChicagoYou Name It Events

Take a look at all the fun we had at the first Chicago event to get excited, then scoop up a ticket of your own here!

The Experience

At our last Chicago event, the vendor team seriously brought their A-game with glamorous details and romantic elements. Our guests were able to meet these rockstar vendors face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and end their night in a cloud of confetti. To take a peek into what our Windy City events might entail, watch the first Chicago NotWedding highlight video below. We hope you’ll join us at The Big Fake Wedding Chicago to make your own memories and see for yourself what the night has in store!

Photo Credit: Megan Saul Photography | Video Credit: Spiel

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