Preview: The Big Fake Wedding Minneapolis-St. Paul

  • July 29, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Thursday, August 27th 2015 | Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
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 Minneapolis-Saint Paul is a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cake, and smell the flowers. The Big Fake Wedding offers a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-and-grooms-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!” 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 party – here’s a little preview of what you can expect from our incredible vendor team:

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Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis | denae brennan weddings & events | Laine Moire


Pinstripes | Enticing Icing | Fab Event Design


goGLOW | Thistle and Blooms | The Wedding Shoppe


Allison Hopperstad Photography | Dynamic Drape & Lighting | Kennedy Blue


Northeast Insurance Advisors | Bluewater Kings Band | MN Snow Shaved Ice


Clingks | Brian Glad | Callie V Photography

The Experience

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Personal | Emily Griffith | Jessica Stoe | Personal | Personal | Melissa Oholendt Photography | Jason Worrell Photography | Jessica Fairchild Photography | Richaux Productions | Allison Hopperstad Photography | Personal | Richaux Productions | B2 Photography | Trista Dymond | Personal | Leslie Parker Photography | Spicy Meatball Photography | Callie V Photography


There are still a few more tickets to this event, so snag a pair while you can! For more information, please visit the Minneapolis-St.Paul event page.

Preview: The Big Fake Wedding NYC

  • July 28, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding NYC, presented by BRIDES
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 | Houston Hall
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 NYC, presented by BRIDES, is a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss. The Big Fake Wedding offers a night of great food, dancing and surprises – 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 NYC 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.

Ashley Peraino Events | Baked | Black Sheep Bride | Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Buffy Weddings | Cake Heights | Cambria Hotels & Suites NYC – Chelsea | Cariad Lane Calligraphy | Chloe + Isabel | Classic StringsEastCoast Entertainment | Engaging Papers | FerrariFirst Take Filmworks | Flowers by G Bella | Got Cake! Cake Bar | Houston Hall | Kerry Ann Stokes | Kookla | Laura Lee Photography | Look Sharp Events | Love Inc.Love & RespectLVR Events | MDB Weddings | Moments On Magnets | My Darlin’ | MyWeddingNatalie Hall-Classic Strings | Olivenar | Park Slope Press | Poppy Booth | Samantha Lauren Photographie | Sophie Kawalek Photography | The Tailory New York | Theia | TrendyBrideWellWedWhite Elephant Events

Take a look at all the fun we had at the first, secondthird, and fourth NYC events to get excited, then scoop up a ticket of your own here!


The Experience

At our last NYC event, the vendor team blew us away with their energy, creativity, and luxe designs. Our guests were able to meet these talented vendors face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and even had the chance to make a cameo on the TODAY Show. To take a peek into what our Big Apple events entail, watch our TODAY coverage below. We hope you’ll join us at The Big Fake Wedding NYC to make your own memories and see for yourself what the night has in store!

Photo Credit: Karen Kristian  | Video Credit: TODAY Show


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

Tuesday’s 10: Getaway Vehicles

  • July 28, 2015

There isn’t any vehicle that doesn’t look darling when adorned with those two little words: “just married.” So whether you’re riding off into the sunset on an old trolley, a cab, a party bus, or even on bicycles, we’re here with a little getaway vehicle inspiration from our vendors. Happy Tuesday!



Coastal Pedals and Paddles | The 2nd Charleston NotWedding


Old Town Trolley Tours of San DiegoThe 3rd San Diego NotWedding


Old Town Trolley Tour of Savannah | The 1st Savannah NotWedding


Courtesy of our Couple | The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta

NASH2 - Maile Lani Photography

F.A.D.D.S. Party BusThe 2nd Nashville NotWedding


Georgia State Railroad Museum | The Big Fake Wedding Savannah


Nashville Party Bus | The 3rd Nashville NotWedding


Spot’s Party Bus | The 2nd Wichita NotWedding Bachelorette Party Styled Shoot


Nashville Wedding Trolley | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville


Charleston Black Cab Company | The 1st Charleston NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Clay Austin Photography | Mala Hyder Photography | Rach Lea Photography | For the Love of Juneau Photography | Maile Lani Photography | image four:twelve photographyOur Ampersand Photography | Darrin Hackney Photography | Laura Kay Photography | Angela Cox 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!

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

  • July 27, 2015

We are thrilled to introduce our featured day-of coordinator for The Big Fake Wedding New EnglandHeather Dawn Events! Heather is an absolute boss, so of course we had to ask her to contribute to our day-of coordinator blog series. Today, Heather is sharing with us a few reasons why you should hire a wedding planner. We hope you enjoy it!

Heather Dawn Events is a boutique wedding and event planning firm based on the North Shore of Boston. Heather Forrest, who has always had a strong passion for the wedding industry and a keen eye for design, is the Owner and Lead Planner of Heather Dawn Events. Heather Dawn Events specializes in all aspects of wedding planning, including but not limited to, full service planning, day-of coordination, ceremony and reception design and décor, and wedding and event stationery. Heather Dawn Events strives to achieve the vision of their clients while intertwining personal elements that assist in producing unique and seamless weddings. They adore meeting new couples and hearing their love stories!


Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

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1. Wedding Pro
Are you currently working full time? Well if you’re planning your own wedding, then you’re adding another full-time job to your already busy life! Yup, that’s right – it’s that time-consuming! Heather Dawn Events swoops in and helps you with those time-consuming pieces like contacting and negotiating with vendors, stuffing wedding invitations, calming your nerves when you’re about to have that “bridezilla moment,” making each detail and design aspect you’ve envisioned come to life, and assuring each moving piece of your wedding day flows seamlessly.

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2. Decision Maker
Planning a wedding involves a ton of decision-making. When you and your fiancé find yourselves stuck and not sure which choice to make, Heather Dawn Events is there to assist in that process while helping you weigh the pros and cons.

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3. Money Saver
Many couples think that hiring a wedding planner is only for those who have a lot of money, but that’s not the case! Wedding planners are an extremely wise choice for brides on a budget because they can actually help you save money. Heather Dawn Events knows how to make sure you’re not overpaying for your vendors and helps you to cut the cost in many ways. We also will help you manage your money while determining what percentage of your budget to allocate where, in terms of what is most important to you and your fiancé.


4. Creative Designer
A wedding planner is like having your own personal creative designer! You show us your ideas, themes, and Pinterest boards and we make them come to life. You’ve envisioned fresh floral and greenery draping above each reception table, yet you have no idea how to make that come to life. Well, no worries – that’s why you have hired an expert wedding planner! Heather Dawn Events specializes in those personalized details and designs that you’ve always dreamed of and makes them reality.

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5. Day-Of Timeline
The most important day of your life is finally here, but without a properly thought out day-of timeline, you will be lost! Heather Dawn Events customizes a day-of timeline for each couple and hands them out to the entire bridal party. We coordinate the timeline with the venue and all of the vendors involved. It’s so detailed, that it contains information from the moment you wake up until the moment you drive away for the night with the love of your life, as the new Mr. and Mrs!

Photo Credits:
Shannon Cronin Photography


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