Press and Props

The Big Fake Wedding (formerly known as The NotWedding) has been blessed with both pre- and post-event coverage in media outlets including:

Style Me Pretty | The San Diego Union Tribute | Wedding Chicks | 100 Layer Cake | Ruffled | The Atlanta Journal Constitution | Exquisite Weddings Magazine | RockNRoll Bride | Something Turqouise | OnceWed | Green Wedding Shoes | Young House Love | Modern Weddings Magazine | Weddings Unveiled | Charleston City Paper | A Lowcountry Wed | WellWed Magazine | Style Me Pretty Florida | Style Me Pretty California | Brooklyn Bride | Project Wedding | The Bride’s Cafe | Munaluchi Bridal Magazine | Merci New York

{^^coverage of the Atlanta 2012 NotWedding in Occasions Magazine}


“Through Callie and her team and the exposure they gave to the event, my business was pushed to the forefront of the wedding industry.  Undoubtedly, this event single-handedly launched my brand to where it is today. I was so thrilled with every aspect of The NotWedding.  I highly recommend it for anyone looking to boost their business or brand; it will change the trajectory of where you are and make where you’re going even better!” –Amy, amy osaba

“I don’t think words can express my gratitude for The NotWedding. Three years ago, I was a newbie in the wedding industry without many contacts, and taking part in such a great event exposed me to so many wonderful vendors and brides.” – Emily Newman, Once Wed

“Being a vendor in the 2012 The NotWedding is quite possibly one of the smartest business decisions we have made: the return was immediate and measurable!  Apart from seeing business flow through our doors, we had the opportunity to meet some wonderful brides, work alongside some of the most talented and passionate vendors in our city and gain inspiration for our business with every single thing we saw that evening. I cannot wait to be involved in the next NotWedding!” -Matt, Studio Four Three

“Totally beside myself today…5 inquiries in just one morning and a random stranger/”fan” that somehow recognized me at the mall and stopped by to say hey and give awesome feedback! Wth!? Lol, “Holy thanks for the great opportunity NotWedding!” :-D” – Joe, O’Studios

“The NotWedding Event was an awesome introduction of my work to many of the widely-read and popular blogs. It was certainly great exposure and allowed me to continue to nurture those relationships with continued photography submissions and conversation.” -Hollie, Lytle Foto

“I knew that joining the NotWedding team was a smart choice, but I had no way of knowing what a fun and joyful event I was signing up for! Without exception, every vendor and staff member I interacted with was excited, generous, talented, and eager to collaborate. There was no feeling of competitiveness as I’ve encountered in other fashion/style marketing venues, and so we were all free to operate as a team working together to bring a great event to our lovely guests.” -Bekah, Laurel &Fife

“I was the Event Coordinator for the Orlando NotWedding last year and it was an incredible experience! As a client and bride-to-be, you take a huge leap of faith when hiring your vendors purely based off their portfolio, website, and maybe a face-to-face meeting. This event gives you the firsthand experience of how they work an actual event, and how the bend and adjust when random situations are thrown their way. It’s definitely more fun than just meeting vendors at booths, and having everyone you meet jumble together in your brain and the swag bag full of cards that tell you very little.” –Emily, Emily Grace Design

“Never before have a seen such an amazing collaboration of so many talented and creative individuals.  If the NotWedding is any indication, we are entering a golden age of inspired, outside the box weddings that really speak to the interesting modern bride.” -Sophia, Sam Flax

“Everyone was so kind and helpful and encouraging that it inspired me to continue to work hard to launch my new business. I came away with new business relationships, friendships, networking opportunities, and media exposure! What could be better for company that really trying to grow?” -Lauren, Adorned Event Design

“I love that The NotWedding has a family atmosphere, a dedication to creativity and small businesses, and sincerely invests in the professionals and guests on personal level.” -Ashley, Buzzy Craftery

“The best venture for me in 2011 was becoming a part of The NotWedding team. The entire experience was beyond my expectations and definitely a springboard for bigger and better opportunities!” -Sherry, Gertie Mae’s Floral Design

“The NotWedding does a wonderful job inspiring brides, but more importantly stresses the importance of what comes AFTER the wedding…the marriage! The NotWedding believes in love and encourges lasting marriages. It was a joy to be a part of the vision!” -Jessica, a darling day

“Enter The Not Wedding, a yearly event where brides and their moms/fiances/bridesmaids/family/etc pay money to become guests of a “wedding” that is put on by different vendors every year. The vendors treat this as a real wedding so you can see how they perform under pressure to please an extremely large crowd. I was very impressed. All three photography companies did an excellent job, all the event planners and decorators and bands and dress designers did amazingly incredible work. The best part about it? It features local folks like you and me. Second best part? If you go with many of these vendors, you’ll know you’re getting a customized wedding just for you. No cookie cutter weddings here! …Give this a whirl if you want something fresh, fun, and YOU. If you have an extra long engagement, go twice! Vendors change out yearly and again, they are all local. Best way to get ideas is to see it all in action, hands down.” -a review from a bride on Yelp


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