Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte

  • February 26, 2015

Oh Queen City, how you shine. Our second event in Charlotte was nothing short of wonderful, thanks to our creative and talented vendors, precious couple, Jenn and Brian, and oh-so fun guests. We are delighted to share some highlights from The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte today – enjoy!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Our fantastic Charlotte vendor team was challenged with a “Candy Colored” inspiration board – whimsical, light, and dreamy. They were encouraged to contemplate defying gravity, hazy light, luminescent objects, and candy-colored skies before beginning their designs – and what they created was something we thought only existed in our imaginations.

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Board Curator:
Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Doughnut: Natalie E. | Sweet Peas: Floret Flower Farm | Gown: Leanne Marshall, Spring 2015 | Sky + Ocean: Griottes | Dress: Emilio Pucci, Resort 2015 | Glitter Balloons: Martha Stewart | Pastel Makeup: Allie Hine + Hayley Bidez

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Venue: Levine Museum of the New South | Catering: Delectables by Holly | Catering: La tea da’s Catering & Events | Catering: Plate Perfect Catering by FS Food Group | Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Cocktail Hour Catering: Roots Farm Food | Photography: Bronwyn Duffield Photography | Photography: Alexa’s Photography | Photography: Emily Millay Photography | Day-Of Coordination: K Dream Effects (An Event Planning Company) | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop, Tables 1 + 4): Shay Brown Events : Floral + Event Design (Head Table with Pergola, Tables 3 + 6): Blossom Artistry | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Personal Flowers): Sophisticated Florals by Stephanie | Floral + Event Design (Lounge + Tables 2, 5, 7): River Kiss Weddings | Paper Goods: Invitations (Fuschia Floral) + Seed Packet Favors: Meg Michelle | Paper Goods: Invitations (Pink and Black Suite): Amanda Day Rose Paperie | Paper Goods: Invitations (Purple and Blue Suite): Ashley Bush Calligraphy & Lettering | Paper Goods: Menus + Catering Cards: MAD Design Studio | Groomsmen Attire: J.Hilburn Men’s Clothier | Wedding Dress: Classic Bride & Formals | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside | Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel by Karrie C | Hair + Makeup Viva La Glam Hair + Makeup Artistry | Hair Accessories (Flower Crowns): Maiden Flower Crowns | Health + Lifestyle: healthyou | Entertainment (Band: Charleston Groove Factory): OtherBrother Entertainment |  Ceremony Musician: Musically Yours | Photo Booth: Electric Photo Booth | Wedding Cake: Five Star Bakeshop | Dessert Bar: Candy Girl Confections | Cupcake Bar: Iced Cupcakes | Vintage Dishes + China: The Whimsical Rose | Wedding Vow Art Canvas: The Standard Canvas | Signage: Estudio Rojo | Registry: Belk, Inc. | Interactive Guestbook: Thirty Day Dash | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: MyWeddingWeddings Unveiled Magazine, Southern Bride & Groom Magazine

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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 Atlanta

  • February 26, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta, Sponsored by Shane Co.
Sunday, March 29th, 2015 | W Atlanta – Midtown
Doors open at 4:30pm + the ceremony begins at 5:00pm.

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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 Atlanta, Sponsored by Shane Co., will be a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss. This is actually our 10th(!) event in our home market, so it’s going to be one of the biggest and best ones yet. The Big Fake Wedding offers a night of great food, dancing and surprises – in fact, at the 8th Atlanta NotWedding, there was even a surprise proposal! 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 Atlanta 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 Cacao AffairAvie Designs Stationery | Ben & Jerry’sBowman & Clark | Brideside | Coco Red Events | DJ Josh Whitlock | Epperly Travel | Ferrari | For the Love of Juneau Photography | Grace & Grit | Harpist for the King | healthyou | JD3 PhotographyInternational Dance Studios | Kyle Sklenar | Liddabits | Linda Margarita | Love & RespectLove Gives WayMadison Ties | Martha McIntosh Creative ConsultingModern Luxury Brides Atlanta | MyWedding | OtherBrother EntertainmentPetal + Fold | Perfect Wedding GuidePetite Cakes | Raven J. Events | Renea Kantrell | Shane Co. | Shutterbooth | That Grace Restored | The Guest Connect | The Sweet TrendThirty Day Dash | Topgolf |W Atlanta Midtown | West Georgia Cornhole | Weddings UnveiledWritefullyHis | XoXo by Cortni Lifestyle Photography

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

The Experience

At our Atlanta events, the vendor team always kills it. Our guests are able to meet these talented vendors face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and end their night with an epic dance party. To take a peek into what our Atlanta events entail, watch one of our favorite Atlanta highlight videos below. We hope you’ll join us at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta to make your own memories and see for yourself what the night has in store!

Photo Credit: Our Labor of Love, Kelley Raye Photography, Kaitie Bryant, Rustic White PhotographyMala Hyder Photography, Akins Photography, Kimberly Michelle Gibson Photography, The Long FarewellLytle Foto | Video Credit: Incer Studios

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

Keeley + Clayton’s Sappy Love Story: The Big Fake Wedding NYC

  • February 24, 2015

“Just kiss me, baby
And tell me twice
That you’re the one for me”

Swimming with manatees, countless concert dates, and a choreographed first dance to a Michael Jackson song? Sounds about right! With Keeley and Clayton, you never know what adventure is next. Keeley and Clayton are both Texas natives who met in NYC through Trinity Grace Church in Chelsea. They were married in La Grange, Texas at an old Czech Dance Hall on November 15, 2014. They live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn working as actors, hoping to one day get a fluffy puppy. Aren’t we all? #relationshipgoals

We are so excited to celebrate Keeley and Clayton as they renew their vows at The Big Fake Wedding NYC, Presented by BRIDES, tomorrow night at 26 Bridge. We hope to see you there!

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What is “your song” and why?
We like to say that we don’t have a song, we have an album, and that album is Ben Rector’s The Walking in Between. That being said, our first dance was choreographed to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel.”

What is the best date you have ever had?
Keeley’s favorite dates are concerts, such as Noah Gundersen and Elenowen. Clayton’s favorite dates always involve animals – swimming with manatees in Florida and our first date to Central Park Zoo.

What was the absolute best memory from your wedding day?
Our best memory from our wedding day was a “roast and toast” that we had following our rehearsal dinner. We rented out a bed and breakfast retreat center for over 100 of our wedding party, family and out of town guests. We sat in a huge meeting room and listened to words of encouragement, funny songs and skits and lots of laughs.

Photo Credit:
Pill Photography

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The Big Fake Wedding NYC 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 Los Angeles

  • February 18, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles
Thursday, March 19th, 2015 | 440 Seaton
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 Los Angeles is a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss. 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. It will be a night of great food, dancing, and surprises – we invite you to join the fun!

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To inspire brides and grooms, wedding vendors from LA 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. Take a look at who you’ll meet:

440 Seaton | Anchor PicturesAndie Freeman Photography | Black Sheep Bride | Bliss by Luxury Concierge TravelBlossom Events | brideBrideside | Circa Vintage Rentals | CMC Event Rentals | Dripp | Flowers by Lady BuggsFrankly Weddings | HoneyBook | Jasmin Michelle DesignsLace Roots | Let’s Frolic Together | Let’s Tie The Knot | Love & Respect | Love is Sweet Events | Mae Mae Jewelry | My Wedding | Night & Day Productions | Pacific Event Lighting | Page Beauty | Paper Fox LA | Pappas Artisanal | Petite Pix | Sentimental Songwriting | Sockprints | Something Turquoise | Typecast Lettering | West Coast Flawless DJs | You & Me Photography & Design Studio

Check out all the fun we had at the first Los Angeles event to get excited, then scoop up a ticket of your own here!

The Experience

At our last LA event, the vendor team totally knocked it out of the park with their creative ideas and intricate details. Our guests were able to meet these talented vendors face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and party with our fantastic featured couple. To take a peek into what our events in the City of Angels entail, watch the first LA NotWedding highlight video below. We hope you’ll join us at The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles to make your own memories and see for yourself what the night has in store!

Photo Credit: Meghan Christine Photography | Video Credit: Amari Productions

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