Tuesday’s 10: Centerpieces

  • May 19, 2015

Who needs something pretty to look at on this Tuesday afternoon? As always, we sure do! For this week’s Tuesday’s 10, we’re featuring ten unique centerpieces from our past events – we hope you enjoy it!

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River Kiss Weddings | The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte

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Anchor Me Away | The 1st Chattanooga NotWedding

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The Treasury Event Rental Studio | The Big Fake Wedding Orlando

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Love Is Sweet Events | The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

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The Little Flower Cottage | The 1st Boston NotWedding

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AUGUST – Floral & Event Design | The Big Fake Wedding Savannah

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Hothouse Design Studio | The 1st Birmingham NotWedding Styled Shoot

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Statice Couture Florals + Event DesignThe 1st Charleston NotWedding

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Vision of Elegance Events | The Big Fake Wedding Chicago

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Starling on BondThe 3rd NYC NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Bronwyn Duffield Photography | Photos By Heart | Earthmuse Photography | Andie Freeman Photography | Lara Kimmerer Photographer | Carrie Friesen Photography | Spindle Photography | MorningWild PhotographyEd & Aileen Photography | Cassidy Parker Smith

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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!

Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Chicago

  • May 13, 2015

Fun, vibrant, and energetic – that’s pretty much The Big Fake Wedding Chicago in a nutshell. When we first described the mood of the inspiration board to our vendors, who knew how wildly accurate it would turn out to be? Not only did the decor and details embody these three words perfectly, but our vendors, cast, and guests did as well! There were *grown-up* sno-cones, a gif-style photo booth, and a never-ending dance party led by the cast (that included a bridesmaid doing the splits). Let’s just say that our second Windy City event was so much fun that even after a 14 hour work day, we never wanted to leave. Take a look at some highlights below!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Flowers can be soft and romantic, sure. But they can also be bright, loud, and explosive. Following a “Floral Graffiti” inspiration board, our Chicago vendors were encouraged to be vandals, using flowers as their can of spray paint. Did this mean everyone had to use fresh flowers in their designs? Of course not! The talented vendor team used the floral color palette in creative ways, incorporated floral tastes into desserts, and used materials that were fresh, vibrant, and wild.

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Board Curator:
Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Ombre: Mandy Kellogg Rye + Rustic White | Edible Flowers: Amy Merrick + designlovefest | Floral Gown: image by Claudia Rose Carter | Menu: Miss Wyolene | Bomber Jacket: Jonathan Saunders, Spring ’14 | Cakes in Bloom: Peggy Porschen

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Bachelor Parties + Reception Space: Pinstripes | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside | Candy Bar: Confetti Candy Buffets | Ceremony Backdrop: Lil Epic Event Design | Day-Of Coordination: You Name It Events | Entertainment: Toast & Jam DJs | First Dance: Dance SPA | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Table 4, 5, 6): Parrott Party Productions | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 1, 2, 3): Vision of Elegance Events | Guestbook Poem: poemgrown | Hair: HOLLIBEAUTY | Invitations (Yellow and Purple Letterpress Suite): Lucky Invitations | Invitations (Pink and Coral Floral Suite): Maxe Designs, LLC | Invitations (Coral and Purple Letterpress Suite) + Table Numbers: penelope’s press | Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel By Nicole Donegan | Linen Rentals: Windy City Linen | Makeup: Marguerite Preston Makeup Artistry | Personalized Wedding Magazine: Oh! Ella Publications | Photo Booth: Smilebooth | Photo Magnets: Moments On Magnets | Photography: Ed & Aileen Photography | Photography: Jen Dederich Photography | Photography: Melanie Anderson Photography | Programs + Menus: aDORAble Designs by Candice | Snow Cones: Jo Snow Syrups | Venue + Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering + City View Loft | Wedding Cake: A Baker’s Tale | Wedding Dress: Mrs. Robinson’s Daughter Bridal | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Media Partners: MyWeddingModern Luxury Brides Chicago SocialChicago Style WeddingsWedding Guide ChicagoBlack 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.

Tuesday’s 10: Cake Toppers

  • May 12, 2015

So you’ve picked out your wedding cake – now let’s top it off (get it?) with something awesome. Hello, cake toppers! Will you go with words, birds, feathers or fruit? Or will you go traditional with tiny humans atop your cake? Take a look at ten unique toppers from the creative vendors at our events for some inspiration!

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Sweeter Than The Rest | The Big Fake Wedding Orlando

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Classic City Confections | The 3rd Athens NotWedding

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Yours Truly Cupcake | The 1st Denver NotWedding

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Cup My Cakez | The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

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Christophe Chocolatier + Blossom Floral Artistry | The 3rd Charleston NotWedding Styled Shoot

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Buttercream Bakehouse | The 1st Greenville NotWedding

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Grace Graffiti | The Big Fake Wedding Charleston

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Liddabits | The 3rd Athens NotWedding Styled Shoot

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The Chocolate Rose Cake Shoppe & Bakery | The 1st Cape Cod NotWedding

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Shake Sugary | The 1st New Orleans NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Love, Asha Photography | Chloe Giancola Photography | Green Blossom Photography | Let’s Frolic Together | Emily Millay Photography | Kimberly Michelle Gibson Photography | Carmen Ash Photography | Poppy La’Rue Photography | Organic Photography | GK 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!

Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Charleston

  • May 6, 2015

Between our couple doing a live dove release and a break dancer doing flips over three vendors and a groomsman, The Big Fake Wedding Charleston was full of surprises. Take a peek for yourself in our event highlight – enjoy!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

A little beachy, a little modern. Bright, but not too loud. Our Charleston vendors followed a “West Coast Foliage” inspiration board that attempts to pin down that effortless California cool. Starting with a blank slate of simple, linear characteristics, our talented vendor team added in pops of warm hues and leafy details – taking our guests on a sweet mini vacay.

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Board Curator:
Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Blogshop NYC: designlovefest + SS Print Shop | A-Framed Mirror: Moving Mountains | First Course: Sun in My Belly + Erica Loesing | Fern Wreaths: Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Palms: image by Landon Jacob | Gown: Naeem Kahn, Spring ’15 | Braid: image by Arina B. Photography

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Banners: The Banner Sisters | Bartenders: Squeeze OnSite | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside | Catering: MOSAIC Catering + Events | Catering: SaltWorks Catering | Ceremony Musician: Charleston Virtuosi | Cookie Bar: Grey Ghost Bakery | Day-of Coordination: Winey Blonde Events Co. | Dove Release: Holy City Doves | Entertainment (DJ + Break Dancer): OtherBrother Entertainment | Event Rentals: Snyder Events | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 5 (Green/White Ikat), 6 (Coral)): Fox Events | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 5 (Burlap), 6 (Wooden Placemats), 7, 8): Grace Graffiti | Gift Baskets: Batch | Groomsman Accessories: Spit Shine Man Goods | Hair + Makeup: Lava Salon | Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront | Invitations: Mia Maria Design | Jewelry: The Cultured Pearl of Charleston | Mosquito Control: Palmetto Mosquito Control | Photo Booth: Coast Photo Booth | Photography: Carmen Ash Photography | Photography: Linda Kovtoun Photography | Photography: Shutter Sweet Photography | Programs: PostNet | Registry: Belk, Inc. | Rehearsal Dinner: Foodies Cafe & Catering | Transportation: Coastal Pedals and Paddles | Uplighting: Charleston Uplighting, LLC | Venue: Harborside East | Videography: Dock House Digital | Wedding Cake: Pawleys Island Bakery | Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: MyWeddingWeddings Unveiled Magazine, Southern Bride & Groom Magazine, A Lowcountry WeddingCoastal BrideBlack Sheep BrideLove 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.