Tuesday’s 10: Table Numbers

  • April 21, 2015

When it comes to wedding planning, there are some details that are always fun to think about – lookin’ at you, table numbers. We’ve got everything from laser-cut to chocolate-covered (!!!) from the creative vendors at our events, and guess what? Most of them can totally be made at home! Take a peek at these decadent, daring, and DIY-worthy table numbers for yourself below.



Adorned European Floral Design | The 1st Birmingham NotWedding


Juli Vaughn Designs | The Big Fake Wedding NYC


Anchor Me Away | The 1st Chattanooga NotWedding


Ashton Events Planning + Design | The Big Fake Wedding Orlando


Victory Blooms | The 9th Atlanta NotWedding


Events & Design by Ashley + Cocoa Dolce | The 2nd Wichita NotWedding


Statice Couture Florals + Event Design | The 1st Greenville NotWedding


Ashley Nicole Events | The 1st Charleston NotWedding


Hey! Party Collective | The 1st Denver NotWedding


The Arrangement Floral Design and Events | The 3rd NYC NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Spindle Photography | Ann Blake Photography | Bamber Photography | Earthmuse Photography | Akins Photography | Merrick Rhodes Photography | Mel Nocks Photography | Izzy Hudgins PhotographyJackie Cooper Photo | Modern Wedding 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!

Tuesday’s 10: Men’s Accessories

  • April 14, 2015

Thinking about your wedding dress, your veil, your shoes, your jewelry, and how it’s all going to look together is a big decision. We totally get it. But let’s put a pin in all of that for a sec and focus on the groom (oh yeah, him!) – who wants to look his very best as well. After you and your fiancé decide on his tux, there are a few more things to consider – his accessories. For our Tuesday’s 10 today, we’re featuring some unique and noteworthy men’s accessories from our events to help y’all decide. We’ve got all kinds of accessory inspiration to get your man looking, feeling, and smelling his best, so snuggle down together and take a look!



Spit Shine Man Goods | The 3rd Charleston NotWedding


Simply Wood Rings | The 1st Chicago NotWedding


The Modern Gent | The 9th Atlanta NotWedding


Narrow Gate Artisans | The 2nd Nashville NotWedding


French Knot Studios | The 1st Charleston NotWedding


Samantha Grace Designs | The 1st Greenville NotWedding


Bow & Arrow | The 1st Savannah NotWedding


Res Ipsa | The 9th Atlanta NotWedding Styled Shoot


Madison Ties | The Big Fake Wedding Savannah


stellaEM Haberdashery | The 1st Athens NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Anchor & Veil Photography | Booth Photographics | Jason Hales Photography | Hannah Elaine Photography | Izzy Hudgins Photography | Angela Cox PhotographyRach Lea Photography | Jason Hales Photography | Carrie Friesen PhotographyFrom the Hip


 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!

Charleston Fashion Week: Spring Bridal Show

  • April 9, 2015

We were lucky enough to attend the Charleston Fashion Week Spring Bridal Show, and it was nothing short of fabulous. The show was presented by Gathering Events, so the entire tent was decorated like a dream, and the featured designers showcased some truly breathtaking gowns. Without further ado, take a peek at some highlights from this premier bridal fashion event!


Birdsong and One Love Design




The collaboration of Birdsong’s unique accessories and One Love Design’s bohemian dresses left the audience in awe. I mean, the back of that second gown is incredible enough, but when paired with a gold chain back piece? Swoon.





White on Daniel Island had a wonderful selection of wedding dresses in the show, from a Kate Middleton-inspired gown to a crop top + high-waisted number. We didn’t know what to expect next!

Kate McDonald




Perhaps the most unique and colorful in this year’s Spring Bridal Show was Kate McDonald. The crop top trend popped up again in this show, and although Grandma probably wouldn’t love to see that at your wedding, this Kate McDonald piece was a huge crowd-pleaser. As for our favorites? We couldn’t decide between the pretty pastel gown made entirely of sequins (!) or the gold and floral frock above. Can we just have them both?

Modern Trousseau Charleston




Known for their classic and elegant pieces, Modern Trousseau showcased gowns that were not only beautiful, but totally wearable as well. Our favorite had to be the chambray top and the tulle skirt – how perfect would a similar look be for a bridal shower or bachelorette party?

Southern Protocol




This bridal boutique might be relatively new to the scene, but their show gave the impression that they’ve been around for years. The beading, the lace, the exquisite details… shall we go on?

Gown Boutique of Charleston




Gown Boutique of Charleston seriously edged it up this year, and we were big fans. What’s more badass than starting off your show with a jet black gown? However, the dresses that wowed us the most were the fully beaded number with feather details, the keyhole back gown with a sexy fit and flare silhouette, and the nude-colored ballgown with illusion sleeves.





The whole room was buzzing in preparation for the designer of the hour, Amsale. This fantastic designer did not disappoint, showcasing all kinds of stunning illusion necklines and low backs, intricate beading, and delicate lace. Can we talk about the back of that last dress?! Amsale ended the Spring Bridal Show with a bang, and left everyone wanting more.


Photo Credit:
Marie Rodriguez Photography | Head Shots Charleston

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.


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!


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


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