Vendor Highlight: Iced Cupcakes

  • April 24, 2015

Okay, can y’all keep a secret? Usually our staff refrains from trying the food at our events to save it for the guests, but at The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte, we made a small exception. Everyone was buzzing about how delicious the cupcakes were, so of course we had to bend the rules and try them for ourselves. Spoiler alert: our guests were right. The Cupcake Bar from Iced Cupcakes was not only scrumptious, but so much fun as well. We were able to pick our own toppings, and they had everything from sprinkles to cotton candy! It was so sweet (see what we did there?) getting to work with Iced Cupcakes at our second Charlotte event, and we’re so excited to share more about them in today’s Vendor Highlight.

“They had such a fun attitude and unique approach to what they could offer at our event. I’ve seen a lot of different ways to do dessert, and they showed us something we’d never seen before. And not to mention – they are a blast.”
The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte Team

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Tell us a little bit about the story behind Iced Cupcakes.
Early in 2013, I found myself without a job and no drive to return to the type of work I’d been doing for the previous 10 years. My former business partner and I starting the cupcake business a year or so before as a part time gig. So, it was a natural progression to make the business my full-time thing and grow it from a delivery business to a food truck to a brick & mortar location. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how ya look at it, my business partner started a family and no longer had spare time for cupcaking so I’ve been a one-woman show for quite some time now.

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What is the best part of your job?
The best part of our job is creating new flavor combinations and new lines of cupcakes with unique ingredients. It’s fun when our customers are skeptical at first about one of our wacky flavors and after they try it, they’re hooked. It’s cute to watch their faces light up when they take the first bite.

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Describe Iced Cupcakes in five words or less.
Here’s what the employees said: “Fun. Yummy. Bomb as hell.”

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What advice would you give to aspiring small business owners?
Concentrate on the part your love and hire people qualified to do the rest (like, the accounting part!!)

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What is your favorite part of The Big Fake Wedding experience?
We loved interacting with all of the guests. Our Cupcake Bar definitely helped us engage and answer questions along the way. The guests seemed intrigued with our setup and we had a great time!

Photo Credits:
Nieto Photography

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More From Iced Cupcakes:
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Guest Post: Relive Your Big Day with WeddingWire’s WedSocial App

  • April 23, 2015

WeddingWire for the win, guys. These wedding industry wizards have developed an app that helps you collect all the memories from your big day in one place – and that place is in the palm of your hand. WeddingWire’s app, WedSocial, lets guests upload their photos from your wedding so you won’t have to worry about those moments you might have missed. Just wait – it gets better. At The Big Fake Wedding New Orleans, powered by WeddingWire, you’ll be able to keep track of your favorite vendors and noteworthy details, totally on-the-go. All you have to do is download the app and enter the special code for our event! And look, now you know how to use it for your own wedding, smartypants. Learn more below in today’s guest post from our friends at WeddingWire!

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WedSocial – The app that lets you relive your wedding!

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There are a lot of special moments throughout a wedding. From exchanging vows to exchanging toasts, weddings have a whirlpool of lasting memories. But what about those you might miss? The ones that your guests catch at exactly the right time. That is why social media is a lifesaver! It allows for them to not disappear but to be shared! Whether it is that group shot of all of your college friends being reunited on the dance floor, the groomsmen wearing their stunner Ray-Ban shades, or maybe, it is an emotional selfie of the maid of honor wiping away the bride’s tears, these photos let you relive your big day. However, sometimes it is difficult to track down every single photo that was taken at your wedding. A guest alone could end up with ten or more photos stored in their iPhone or Android’s gallery, and then, who knows where they will be shared, if at all.

Looking for a way to collect all of the photos taken by guests at your wedding in one place? You are in luck! WeddingWire’s free WedSocial app lets you do just that and more! Ask your guests to download the app, enter a unique wedding code (i.e. caitlinbrian2014) and upload all of the photos they have taken on your big day! Bonus: WedSocial provides hotel accommodation information and directions to your wedding venue! So everyone can arrive and leave on time. Afterwards, guests can also comment on or spread the “love” on your feed too.

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Want to use it beforehand? At The Big Fake Wedding’s upcoming New Orleans event, we will be asking attendees to utilize WeddingWire’s free WedSocial app! Just download the app and enter the unique event code: nolacommunity. Then, take photos during the event of the detail shots you love – the sequin table linens, cascading centerpieces, or that three-tiered buttercream-frosted wedding cake you can’t stop drooling over. WedSocial will help you remember which vendors really took your breath away and make your wedding planning process that much easier on-the-go. There is no better way to be inspired than by this alternative bridal show!

Photo Credits:
Greer G Photography | Sarah Becker Photography

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If you haven’t gotten your tickets for The Big Fake Wedding New Orleans yet, grab them here!

Preview: The Big Fake Wedding Philadelphia

  • April 22, 2015

The Event

The Big Fake Wedding Philadelphia
Presented by BRIDES
Thursday May 21st, 2015 | Painted Bride Art 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 Philadelphia, 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!

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To inspire brides and grooms, wedding vendors from Philadelphia 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.

Adrienne Knauer, Wedding Harpist | Bario Neal Jewelry  | Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | BRIDES | Campbell Studios Floral Décor | Center City Photo | Cricket Catering | Darling + Pearl | The Dress Matters | EastCoast Entertainment | Event Loft | FerrariForget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals & Event Styling | Gather & Gown | Jessica Cooper Photography | Kent Mast Photo & Video | Kima’s Konfections | Lauren Schwarz Photography | Love & RespectMyWeddingOccasions by Diana, Hair and Makeup Artistry | Painted Bride Art Center | Perfect Wedding GuideThe Polka Dotted Bee | Revlon (via BRIDES) | SarahFrench Events | Sharyn Frenkel Photography | Styled for Love

Take a look at all the fun we had at the first Philly event to get excited, then scoop up a ticket of your own here!

The Experience

At our last Philadelphia event, the vendor team had everyone swooning with their creative ideas and vibrant details. Our guests were able to meet these talented vendors face-to-face, get ideas for their own special day, and end their night with a dance party. To take a peek into what our Philadelphia events might entail, watch the highlight video from our first Philly event below. We hope you’ll join us at The Big Fake Wedding Philadelphia to make your own memories and see for yourself what the night has in store!

Photo Credit: Mary + Roy Creative Studio | Video Credit: Uprise Creative

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

Event Highlight: The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta

  • April 22, 2015

At The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta, sponsored by Shane Co., we celebrated a pretty exciting milestone – our TENTH event in our home city. With the help of our fantastic vendors, stunning venue, rockstar couple, and excited guests, we got to celebrate this special night the best way we knew how. Take a look at some highlights from the big day below!

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Preview | Sappy Love Story | Leaves of Grass Styled ShootAs Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Historically, a 10th anniversary calls for: the color silver, tin/aluminum as the metal, and daffodils as the symbolic flower. Silver and yellow? Sounds good to us! Following a “Party City” inspiration board, our talented Atlanta vendors mixed a little tradition with lots of dazzling details. They threw some glitter, we popped some champagne, and together we made this night one for the books – cheers!

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Board Curator:
Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
CFDA Awards ’13: Ann Street Studio | Dots: Little Tin Soldier | Silver Tinsel: Image by Juco Photo | Yellow Tinsel: Image by Mirelle Carmichael | Aiguille Gown: Anna Sui + BHLDN | Balloons: Kevin Sharkey + Martha Stewart | Daffodils, Ranunculus, Loquats: Yasmine Floral Design | Matcha Macarons: It’s The Cookie Monster

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Title Sponsor: Shane Co. | Alcoholic Ice Cream: The Ice Cream Bar Alcoholic Ice Cream and Sorbets | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside | Candle Favors: Renea Kantrell | Catering: W Atlanta Midtown | Ceremony Musician: Harpist for the King | Chocolate Bar: A Cacao Affair | Choreographed First Dance: International Dance Studios | Cocktail Hour: Sun in my Belly | Cornhole: West Georgia Cornhole, LLC | Desserts (Bundt Cake Bar): Petite Cakes | DJ/Emcee: DJ Josh Whitlock | Entertainment (Band – Charleston Groove Factory): OtherBrother Entertainment | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 2, 8): Bowman & Clark | Floral + Event Design (Day-Of Coordination + Tables 4, 10): Coco Red Events | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 3, 9): Grace & Grit: Wedding and Event Collective | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 1, 7): Martha McIntosh Creative Consulting | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Tables 6, 12): Petal + Fold | Floral + Event Design (Tables 5 + 11): Raven J. Events | Golf: Topgolf Atlanta | Hair: Linda Margarita – Makeup and Hair Artist | Health + Lifestyle: healthyou | Home Realty: Home Team Realty Group, LLC | Interactive Guestbook: Thirty Day Dash | Invitations (Laser Cut Suite): Avie Designs | Invitations (Black + White Hand Lettered Suite): Pine and Pen | Jewelry: Shane Co. | Makeup: Beloved Beauty Hair and Makeup Artistry | Men’s Accessories: Madison Ties | Menus + Catering Cards: That Grace Restored | Paper Accents: WritefullyHis | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Photo & Video Booths | Photography: Andre Brown Photography | Photography: For the Love of Juneau Photography | Photography: JD3 Photography | Resort: Oasis Hotels & Resorts – Mexico | Signage: Liddabits Design Shop | Travel: Epperly Travel | Venue: W Atlanta Midtown | Videography: ARO Videography | Vintage Rentals: Vision Expressions | Wedding Dress: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique | Media Partners: MyWeddingWeddings Unveiled MagazineThe Atlantan Brides MagazinePerfect Wedding GuideLove Gives Way

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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.