The Big Giveaway

  • September 1, 2015

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Did you book a vendor from The Big Fake Wedding? It could win you (really) big!

We think that the vendors who make up The Big Fake Wedding family are pretty amazing, and we think you will agree. As a thank-you for trusting us with your wedding planning decisions, we would like to offer you a chance to win an incredible Newlywed Starter Package featuring a luxury vacation in Italy from Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel, a Charleston rice pearl necklace from The Cultured Pearl of Charleston, and a case of Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore from Ferrari.

For every vendor you book from The Big Fake Wedding in 2015, you are eligible for one entry. That means if you booked five vendors, you can enter five times! Entries will be accepted until December 31, 2015, so if you haven’t attended an event yet, grab your tickets here now. For more details and to enter The Big Giveaway, click here!

Good luck!
The Big Fake Wedding Team

Tuesday’s 10: Tablecloths

  • September 1, 2015

What better way to make a tablescape come together than a fun tablecloth? Although we love the look of clean white linens, we also can’t get enough of all things patterned, textured, and colorful. From sequins to stripes, we’ve got ten unique tablecloths from our vendors below for your inspiration. We hope you enjoy!

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Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry and Design | The 8th Atlanta NotWedding

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Ruie & Grace | The Big Fake Wedding Baltimore

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Scarlett & Grace | The Big Fake Wedding San Francisco

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Hey! Party Collective | The 1st Denver NotWedding

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Coastyle Events | The Big Fake Wedding San Diego

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Magnolia Floral Studio | The 2nd Wichita NotWedding

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River Kiss Weddings | The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte

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Spindle Photography | The 1st Birmingham NotWedding

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Love Is Sweet Events | The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

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Blossom Artistry | The 3rd Charleston NotWedding

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Arrica Lindsay Events | The Big Fake Wedding Baltimore

Photo Credits:
Melissa Prosser Photography | Kimberly Brooke Photography | Weddings by Sunnyside | Jackie Cooper Photo | Brilliant Imagery | Darrin Hackney Photography | Alexa’s Photography | Morgan Trinker Photography | Andie Freeman Photography, LLC | Anchor & Veil Photography | Kimberly Brooke 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!

Top 5 Wedding Trends

  • August 31, 2015

We are thrilled to introduce our featured day-of coordinator for The Big Fake Wedding Phoenix, Michelle of Simply Refined Events! Michelle is a superstar planner, so asking her to contribute to our coordinator series was a no-brainer. Today, Michelle is telling us about 5 wedding trends that you absolutely must know. Enjoy!

Michelle has been in the Food & Beverage industry for over 20 years. She has worked at several of Scottsdale’s most exclusive private country clubs, holding positions such as Banquet Manager, Catering sales manager, Director of Catering and Assistant F&B Director. Planning and coordinating hundreds of weddings, corporate events, private functions and charity fundraisers, Michelle’s experience is widespread not only from the planning perspective, but also from the operational side. Michelle caters to your specifications and helps create something that fits your planning needs and style, along with budget. She will go through a list of items that pertain to planning a wedding and managing your wedding day. Her passion comes from taking your vision and making it a reality and not having you worry about “What’s next?”

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Top 5 Wedding Trends

1. Smaller, Intimate Weddings
Couples are narrowing down their guest list in order to focus more on the elements of creating a more personalized wedding experience. Budget dollars are spent on creative menu concepts, décor, entertainment and overall guest interaction.

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2. Destination Weddings
A smaller guest count gives couples the option of choosing a place out of the ordinary to share in their “I Do’s”. Arizona is a hotspot for couples to bring their family and friends to experience the beauty of the desert while celebrating their nuptials.

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3. Unique Venues
Many couples are looking for non-resort weddings, and instead seeking out private homes, yachts, museums, and private country clubs. Couples choose these alternative options so as not to share their day of celebration with someone else. Brides especially like to think they are the only ones getting married that day, and rightfully so, who would want to cross paths with another bride on such a special occasion?

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4. DIY
Sorry to burst your bubble, but DIY is on its way OUT! Pinterest is an amazing site to gather ideas and color schemes, however many of today’s brides simply do not have the time to duplicate those “quick and easy” projects. Many of the posts on Pinterest for such projects are posted by professionals. Ladies, keep gathering all the wonderful information found on Pinterest, but when push comes to shove, hire someone to duplicate those ideas. You will be so happy with the end result!

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5. Color
Out with the blush, burlap, and mint green color schemes! Instead, choose bright and vibrant colors to express who you are as a couple. This is, after all, a cheerful celebration. Show some pizazz and wow your guests by mixing it up with bold choices. Check out 50 Shades of Color which is featured monthly on my blog!

Photo Credits:

Harrison Hurwitz (1 + 3) | Rachel Solomon Photography (2) | Cyndi Hardy Photography (4)

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Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Denver

  • August 27, 2015

Oh, Denver. You always manage to take our breath away… and we don’t think it’s the altitude change. We immediately fell in love with our vendors, venue and guests, and the only thing sweeter than the delicious cotton candy was our sweet couple, Caroline and Justin. Enjoy some highlights from The Big Fake Wedding Denver below – we hope you enjoy!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Simultaneously marvelous and simple, The Big Fake Wedding Denver took cues from the Italians with our “Roma Red” inspiration board. Things made to last were given intricate attention to details (paper, jewelry, clothes) while the perishable were kept fresh and unfussy (food, flowers). That’s amore!

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Bartending: With a Twist Bartending | Cake Stands: Postscripts | Catering + S’mores Bar: Serendipity Catering | Cotton Candy: Colorado Cotton Candy Co. | Custom Koozies + Menu: Rook Design Co. | Day-Of Coordination: Blue Lace Events Colorado | DJ + Emcee: DJ Maestro | Event Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | Floral + Event Design (Bouquets, Boutonnieres + Tables 2, 7): MJM Designs, LLC | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 6, 11): ENLY Event Design | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 3, 9): The Olive & Poppy | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Tables 4, 10): MOD Events by Jessie Lynn | Floral + Event Design (Tables 5, 8): We Tie The Knots | Hair + Makeup: Hair & Makeup in Motion LLC | Hair Accessories: Nerida Mason Australia | Invitations (Illustrated, Hand-Lettered Suite): Sugar Ink Design | Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel | Paper Accents + Signage (Hand-Lettered Bunting, Chalkboard Signs, Watercolor Art + More): DWC Creative | Peanut Butter Cup Favors: Justin’s | Photo Booth: Center Stage Photo Booth | Photography: Green Blossom Photography | Photography: Meigan Canfield Photography | Photography: Rachel Gomez Photography | Slow Motion Video: The Slow Motion Booth | Venue: NOAH’s Event Venue | Videography: Infinity Productions | Wedding Cake: Handcraft Bakery | Wedding Dress: Brilliant Bridal | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge | Media Partners: MyWeddingRocky Mountain BrideDenver Life WeddingsCOUTUREcoloradoPerfect Wedding GuideWedding Sites and ServicesBlack Sheep BrideHandmade Loves

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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.