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!
Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled
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.
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
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: MyWedding, Modern Luxury Brides Chicago Social, Chicago Style Weddings, Wedding Guide Chicago, Black Sheep Bride
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.