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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