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

Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Denver

  • August 27, 2015

Oh, Denver. You always manage to take our breath away… and we don’t think it’s the altitude change. We immediately fell in love with our vendors, venue and guests, and the only thing sweeter than the delicious cotton candy was our sweet couple, Caroline and Justin. Enjoy some highlights from The Big Fake Wedding Denver below – we hope you enjoy!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Simultaneously marvelous and simple, The Big Fake Wedding Denver took cues from the Italians with our “Roma Red” inspiration board. Things made to last were given intricate attention to details (paper, jewelry, clothes) while the perishable were kept fresh and unfussy (food, flowers). That’s amore!

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Bartending: With a Twist Bartending | Cake Stands: Postscripts | Catering + S’mores Bar: Serendipity Catering | Cotton Candy: Colorado Cotton Candy Co. | Custom Koozies + Menu: Rook Design Co. | Day-Of Coordination: Blue Lace Events Colorado | DJ + Emcee: DJ Maestro | Event Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | Floral + Event Design (Bouquets, Boutonnieres + Tables 2, 7): MJM Designs, LLC | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 6, 11): ENLY Event Design | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 3, 9): The Olive & Poppy | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Tables 4, 10): MOD Events by Jessie Lynn | Floral + Event Design (Tables 5, 8): We Tie The Knots | Hair + Makeup: Hair & Makeup in Motion LLC | Hair Accessories: Nerida Mason Australia | Invitations (Illustrated, Hand-Lettered Suite): Sugar Ink Design | Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel | Paper Accents + Signage (Hand-Lettered Bunting, Chalkboard Signs, Watercolor Art + More): DWC Creative | Peanut Butter Cup Favors: Justin’s | Photo Booth: Center Stage Photo Booth | Photography: Green Blossom Photography | Photography: Meigan Canfield Photography | Photography: Rachel Gomez Photography | Slow Motion Video: The Slow Motion Booth | Venue: NOAH’s Event Venue | Videography: Infinity Productions | Wedding Cake: Handcraft Bakery | Wedding Dress: Brilliant Bridal | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge | Media Partners: MyWeddingRocky Mountain BrideDenver Life WeddingsCOUTUREcoloradoPerfect Wedding GuideWedding Sites and ServicesBlack Sheep BrideHandmade Loves

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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.