Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding San Diego

  • June 30, 2015

¡Ay, Caramba! San Diego never fails to amaze us – and The Big Fake Wedding San Diego, presented by BRIDES, was no exception. Our vendor team completely blew us away with their brilliant creativity and ability to transform The Moniker Warehouse into a Mexican fiesta at the drop of a hat (er, sombrero). Enjoy some highlights below!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Inspired by the exciting culture of Mexico, our “Paleta de Piña” inspiration board incorporated fresh flavors, bright colors, and fascinating traditions. Think big skirts, perfect for twirling. Hot days by the beach cooled down by fruity paletas (aka popsicles). Woven blankets, piñatas, embroidery, pottery, Dia de los Muertos… the list goes on and on. Our San Diego vendors were encouraged to be vibrant, brave, and fun in this sweet and spicy opportunity to cut loose and celebrate with color.

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Board Curator:
Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Market: image by Nicole Franzen | Carne Asada: image by Marcus Nilsson | Dia De Los Muertos: Primary Petals | Piña Charger: image by Joielala | Pineapple Paletas: Delicious Happens | Spanish Gown: Joan Shum | Zinnias: Floret Flower Farm

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Bridesmaid Attire: Brideside | Catering + Bar: Continental Catering | Catering + Event Design: Eco Caters | Ceremony Musician: Caprice Strings | Cookie Bar: Cravory Cookies | Day-Of Coordination: So Much Fun Events | Desserts – Rice Krispies: Bliss and Baker | Dessert Bar: Sweet As Bliss | Entertainment: Angels & Outlaws Productions | Event Rentals: Platinum Event Rentals | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Table 5): Blanc Floral Design & Event Styling | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 2, 3, 4): Coastyle Events | Floral + Event Design (Floral Installments + Table 8): Luxe Botanique | Floral + Event Design (Tables 6, 7): Madmade Designs | Floral + Event Design (Bar + Ceremony Backdrop): Maria Owston Floral Designs | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Hair + Makeup: Sierra Warnock Styling | Hangers: Black Label Decor | Health + Wellness: Skincare: Arbonne | Jewelry: Lei Bijou | Lighting + Marquee Signage: Socialights | Nails: OPI | Paper Goods: Invitations (Papaya, Lime and Orange Fiesta-Inspired Letterpressed Suite): Sunkissed Paper | Paper Goods: Invitations (Floral Suite with Decorative Banner Design): Take Note! Creations | Paper Goods – Programs: Epoch Des | Paper Goods – Silhouettes: Sweet Silhouette | Paper Goods – Señor and Señora Thank You Suite + Accents: P27Creative | Photo Booth: Petite Pix: A Photo Booth Company | Photography: Brilliant Imagery | Photography: Jessica Elaine Photography | Photography: Loud Love Photography | Rehearsal Dinner: The Moniker Warehouse | Specialty Glasses: Let’s Tie The Knot | Sushi Station: Yooshi Sooshi Catering & Event Production | Venue: The Moniker Warehouse | Videography: I Do Wedding Video | Wedding Cake: Artistic Wedding Cakes by The Grove | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Presenting Sponsor: BRIDES Magazine | Media Partners: BRIDES MagazineMyWeddingCeremony MagazineSomething Turquoise

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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.

Tuesday’s 10: Groomsman Gifts

  • June 30, 2015

Groomsman gifts can be tough. How can you thank the most important men in your life enough for standing by you on your big day? Luckily, our vendors come up with some pretty good ideas. From hand-rolled cigars to customized cufflinks, your groomsmen will thank you. Take a peek at ten unique groomsman gift ideas below!

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MW Coastal Goods | The 1st Boston NotWedding

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Boston Cigar Factory | The 2nd Cape Cod NotWedding Styled Shoot

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Let’s Tie the Knot | The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

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Spit Shine Man Goods | The Big Fake Wedding Charleston

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Batch | The Big Fake Wedding Nashville

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sockprints | The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

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Jeff McLaurin Designs | The 9th Atlanta NotWedding Styled Shoot

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Back40Life | The 1st Greenville NotWedding

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Cherish Creations | The Big Fake Wedding Dallas

ATH1 - Kaitie Bryant Photography - stellaEM Haberdashery

stellaEM Haberdashery | The 1st Athens NotWedding

Photo Credits:
Lara Kimmerer | Keslie Corbett PhotographyYou & Me Photography | Carmen Ash Photography | Casto Photography & Cinema | Andie Freeman Photography | Jason Hales Photography | Mel Nocks PhotographyAlyssa Turner Photography | Kaitie Bryant

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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!

Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Nashville

  • June 24, 2015

Oh Nashville, you never fail to show us a good time. Between the good music, great food and even better company, The Big Fake Wedding Nashville, sponsored by Shane Co., was a night we’ll never forget. Take a look at some highlights from our 4th Music City event below – enjoy!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Robust, timeless, and elegant – the inspiration board behind The Big Fake Wedding Nashville, “Roma Red,” kept things neutral then added purposeful pops of red. Our Nashville vendors were encouraged to take their cues from the Italians and balance fresh and unfussy with intricate attention to detail. Ciao!

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Board Curator:
Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Hot Rod: image by Cinzia Bruschini | Muslin Invitations: Lucky Luxe via Oh So Beautiful Paper (OSBP) | Gold Calligraphy: image by Jose Villa | Basilica: image by Ely Fair | Reem Acra Spring ’15: via Little White Dress Bridal Boutique | Geraniums: image by Rochelle Cheever | Tomatoes: image by Cambria Grace

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Bar + Staffing: D&D Events Management | Bridesmaid Attire: Brideside | Catering: Chef Penelope’s Catering | Day-Of Coordination: Bella Bleu Weddings and Events | Favors: Two Vintage Drums | Floral + Event Design (Head Table, Personal Flowers + Tables 5, 6): Rosemary and Finch | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 2, 3, 4): Yellow Rose Co. | Gift Baskets: Batch | Hair: Abby Artistry | Health + Lifestyle: Neighborhood Barre Nashville | Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s | Jewelry: Shane Co. | Paper Goods – Accents: Caroline Creates | Paper Goods: Invitations (tan and brown, hand-lettered tri-fold suite): Prints for Events | Paper Goods: Save the Dates + Invitations (french-inspired watercolor suite): Simply Jessica Marie | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth Photo & Video Booths | Photography: Casto Photography & Cinema | Photography: Laura Kay Photography | Photography: Melanie Grady Photography | Skin Care: Rodan + Fields | Skinny Wraps: Wraps by Sarah | Specialty Lighting + Pipe and Drape: Nashville Audio Visual | Transportation: Nashville Wedding Trolley | Venue: The Cannery Ballroom | Videography: Casey & Kristin | Wedding Band: Rachel Rogers & The Real Good Feel Goods | Wedding Cake: Lil Cakes and Custom Creations | Wedding Dance Choreographer: Charlie Knows Homes | Wedding Dress: Borrowing Magnolia | Title Sponsor: Shane Co. | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | Media Partners: MyWeddingWeddings Unveiled Magazine, Nashville Lifestyles WeddingsPerfect Wedding GuideBlack Sheep Bride | Wedding 101Ashley’s Bride GuideWander Knot

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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.

Preview: The Big Fake Wedding San Francisco

  • June 23, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding San Francisco
Thursday, July 30th 2015 | General’s Residence at Fort Mason Center
Doors open at 6:30pm + the ceremony begins at 7:00pm.

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What to Expect

Complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional vow renewal ceremony and a dance-party reception, The Big Fake Wedding San Francisco 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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Global Gourmet Weddings | General’s Residence at Fort Mason Center

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Scarlett & GraceJu.Lee Chic |  papercake designs

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The Poetry StoreStand Up FilmsCameron Ingalls

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Bernal Burrow | Kristine Tsai | Jilly Ink

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Paper PortrayalsHazy Lane Studios

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Oh Na La InvitationsKrista Strader, Harpist | Weddings by Sunny Side

The Experience

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Personal | Rachel Blackwell PhotographyMilou + Olin PhotographyRahel Menig Photography | Lane Dittoe | Amanda JaffeStand Up FilmsCameron Ingalls | Personal | Lynn-Kai Chao PhotographyJustin BuellNick PeluffoHazy Lane Studios | Personal | Weddings by Sunny Side | Weddings by Sunny Side

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This event is officially SOLD OUT! For more information, please visit the San Francisco event page.