The inspiration for The Big Fake Wedding is for every classic and chic couple. A modern spin on elegant elements allows couples to have their traditional and bold statements wrapped in one. The International Spy Museum is a unique venue with stunning views of the city on the rooftop terrace and is able to host 150-700 guests based on the event space chosen for your day. Our vendor team produced a stunning event with natural tones and golden sunlight. A few gorgeous elements included a floral ceremony backdrop by Love Clark Events, wedding dress by Grace & Ivory Co., invitation suite by Type A. Invitations and hair and makeup by Four One Oh Salon. Keep reading for more inspiration and photos by Sydney Darwin Photography and Lauren Dieckhaus Photography!
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Meet Our Featured Couple!
Courtney and Travis first met in Petersburg where we were introduced by our mutual friends. At the time, their lives were moving in different directions – Travis was opening a brewery and Courtney was moving to Georgia for school. Their paths crossed again a year later on my summer break and they fell in love immediately. After nine months Travis proposed, and they were married 4 weeks later! They had a small wedding on Mother’s Day of 2018 and have been happily married and living in Charlottesville, VA. Courtney and Travis welcomed their first child in July of 2020 and have been celebrating life together not only as husband and wife but also as mom and dad to our little baby boy.
A huge round of applause for our talented vendor team!
Beverage Bartenders: Creme de la Creme
Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN
Beauty: Love Your Lashes Boutique
Catering: Have Some Charisma
Ceremony Music: Bialek’s Music
Charcuterie: Cait’s Cheese
Custom Engagement Rings + Wedding Bands: L. Priori Jewelry
Day of Coordinator: SG3 Events, LLC
Entertainment Band: Washington Talent
Event Rentals: Blue Event Rentals + Decor
Grooms Cake: Crumbcoat Bake Studio
Hair + Makeup: Four One Oh Salon
Invitation Suite: Paper Reign
Invitation Suite: Type A Invitations
Jewelry + Hair Accessories: Vintage Stamp Jewels
Personalized Desserts Macarons: Sweet Edible Print
Pie Bar + Desserts: Cakes by Happy Eatery
Photobooth: Everybody In! The Photo Booth
Photography: Sydney Darwin Photography
Photography: Lauren Dieckhaus Photography
Swag Bag Favors: Birdy Grey
Tables 1, 2, 3 + Bouquets and Boutonnieres: District Bloom Bar
Tables 4, 5 + Ceremony Backdrop: Love Clark Events
Travel: The Trip by Dream Vacations
Venue: International Spy Museum
Vintage Glassware: Blooming Arrow Events
Videography: Granger Creative
Virtual Wedding Assistant: The Venlist
Wedding Dress: Grace and Ivory Co.
National Travel Partner: Taylor and Co. Travel
National Registry Partner: Macy’s
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