Preview: The Big Fake Wedding NYC

  • January 29, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding NYC
Presented by BRIDES
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 | 26 Bridge
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.

26 Bridge | All Who Wander Event Design | Ann Blake Photography | Bella Carta Boutique | Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | BRIDES | Brideside | CityBird | City Chefs Catering | dovetail vintage rentals | East Coast Entertainment | Elvira Kalviste Photography | Gartner StudiosThe Girl in the Little Red Kitchen | Honeybook | Hoopla Events | Impression Bridal | Juli Vaughn DesignsKaren Kristian | Love Inc. | Love & Respect | mywedding | ovenly | Paper by JLeePoppy Booth | Pucker | Pure Paper NY | Sparkle Motion DecorSusie Saltzman Custom Fine Jewelry | Warren Tricomi | WellWed – Hamptons

Take a look at all the fun we had at the first, second and third 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 originality, energy, and attention to detail. Our guests were able to meet these talented vendors face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and end their night dancing under the city sky. To take a peek into what our Big Apple events entail, watch the third NYC NotWedding highlight video 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: Modern Wedding Photography | Video Credit: Nathan Willis Wedding Films


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

Tuesday’s 10: Hanging Installations

  • January 27, 2015

Looking for something to take your wedding decor to the next level? Enter: hanging installations. What is it about something hanging from the ceiling that totally transforms the whole atmosphere of an event? Whatever it is, we’re big fans. The great thing about hanging installations is that they’re so incredibly versatile. If you’re going for a classic and elegant affair, opt for chandeliers, white laser-cut letters, or romantic lights and candles. If you’re envisioning a more whimsical vibe, have fun with florals, feathers, fabrics…the possibilities are endless. As you can tell from our events, we’ve never met a hanging installation we didn’t like love. Take a look at our top ten picks below!



host & toast | The 1st Denver NotWedding


Modern Vintage Events | The 3rd Nashville NotWedding


Kim Starr Wise Events | The 1st New Orleans NotWedding


 Brown Linen Design (lanterns) + Adorned Event Design (stage design) | The 4th Atlanta NotWedding


Willow Florals | The 1st Greenville NotWedding


Grace Graffiti | The 3rd NYC NotWedding


belovely floral & event design | The 1st Philly NotWedding


Vaughn Social Charm | The 1st New Orleans NotWedding


Invision Events | The 1st Birmingham NotWedding


Rosemary & Finch Floral Design | The 2nd Nashville NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Green Blossom Photography | Our Ampersand Photography | Greer Gattuso Photography | The Long Farewell | Angela Cox Photography | Cassidy Parker Smith | Mary and Roy Creative Studio | Greer Gattuso Photography | Morgan Trinker Photography | Cassidy Carson 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: Ceremony Dresses

  • January 20, 2015

So you’ve set a date, picked a venue, and sent out your Save the Dates — now it’s time to start thinking about that little white dress. Perhaps one of the biggest decisions of the wedding planning process (and in life?!), we understand that saying yes to a dress is a big deal! There are endless styles, shapes, and silhouettes — so how will you ever decide? Before you venture out to boutiques to start trying on dresses, we encourage you to take a look at our favorite ceremony dresses from our events. Whether you’re looking for a classic and simple gown or a one-of-a-kind show stopper, we’ve got you covered. Eat your heart out, Pinterest!



Maude Couture | The 2nd Charleston NotWedding


a & bé bridal shop | The 1st Denver NotWedding


Rent the Runway | The 1st Portland NotWedding


Ivory & White | The 2nd Birmingham NotWedding


made by anatomy | The 3rd NYC NotWedding


Dame Couture | The 1st Chicago NotWedding


Ivory + Beau | The 1st Savannah NotWedding


The Bride Room | The 2nd Nashville NotWedding


Adore Bridal Boutique | The 8th Atlanta NotWedding


made by anatomy | The 1st Philadelphia NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Clay Austin Photography | Our Love is Loud | Kivalo Photography | Magen Davis Photography | Modern Wedding Photography | Booth Photographics | Stephie Hicks Photography | Hannah Elaine Photography | Katey Penton Photography | Peach Plum Pear 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!

Lindsay + Scott’s Sappy Love Story: The Big Fake Wedding Orlando

  • January 19, 2015

He thinks their first date was at a coffee shop, she thinks it was getting ice cream as an appetizer (they’ll explain) — but one thing Lindsay and Scott will always agree on is their love for one another. After these college sweethearts began dating, they were soon tested with a long distance relationship. They passed this test with flying colors, as they were married within the year — who says distance has to be hard? Not these two!

We are so excited to celebrate Lindsay and Scott as they renew their vows at The Big Fake Wedding Orlando on Wednesday night at the Orlando Science Center! We hope that you will join us for the party – grab a ticket here.



We met as freshman at Furman University and were friends for years, but did not start dating until the last semester of our senior year. After college, we each moved back to our respective homes (NC for me, Orlando, FL for him) but continued to date long distance. However, the distance couldn’t keep us a part and within a year we were married.


To this day, we are still in disagreement over what our first date actually was! He thinks it was the first time he causally asked me to get coffee (which ended up being five hours long to the point where the coffee house owners had to kick us out because they were closing). I think it’s the first time he used the actual “d” word. He picked me up and then had me write all my favorite restaurants on strips of paper and put them in a hat. I drew one out of the hat each for appetizer, dinner, and dessert. I ended up picking an ice cream place first and it’s still the best appetizer I ever had :) After restaurant hopping for our meal, Scott took me to a bookstore and we read our favorite children’s stories to each other.


Scott and I got married at 23 and had no clue what marriage was at the time but we knew we loved each other and wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Four and a half years later that is still true but our love for each other is much deeper. We have learned that marriage is messy and laying down your life for another is no joke! However, we are both committed to growing individually and thus growing as a couple and we have seen God do some pretty remarkable things in our lives over the past few years. We are by no means perfect, but we are so excited and encouraged to see what is in store for us and are thankful for the opportunity to renew our vows!


Photo Credits:
Cheryl Dawn Photography | Personal (2-4)


We invite you to join us as at The Big Fake Wedding Orlando on Wednesday night at the Orlando Science Center. There are still a few tickets available so grab yours here now!