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Before Jennifer was our CEO, she was our first ever surprise real wedding! Since then, she and her husband have become the owners and stewards of The Big Fake Wedding. With their experience in growing and expanding business internationally, they make the perfect team to carry out our vision and mission.
Austin is in charge of bringing on stellar vendors in a number of our cities, as well as managing our incredible sales team. She is also overseeing our first ever baby show, Swaddle + Swoon. Austin and her husband live in Columbia, SC with their four little ones!
Vice President of Sales
Say hello to Ashleymae – you can take the girl out of California but you can’t take the California out of the girl. If her love for escape rooms gives you any indication, she’s always up for an adventure. One of Ashley’s main strengths is woo (winning others over), so she makes the perfect director of production.
Director of Production
Jessica is our Minneapolis-based production manager! Her biggest strength is optimism and flexibility is practically her middle name. If she isn’t curled up with a good book (suspense is her current genre of choice), she is out on the town exploring the newest and prettiest place to get her prosecco fix.
Everyone meet our dancing queen, Sarah! She is our newest production manager with a passion for hosting themed parties. She firmly believes that you are never fully dressed without a smile and glitter, which is why she has her very own costume closet! When she isn’t dreaming up her next event, you can catch her playing soccer, sand volleyball or playing with her two fur babies, Abbey and Indy.
Abigail is a born and bred Georgia Peach and Berry College Grad! In her spare time you can find her sipping on wine with her family, listening to murder-mystery podcasts and hosting themed dinner parties for her closest peers. One day she hopes to have a bed & breakfast in Franklin, Tennessee!
Director of Marketing
After spending a semester interning with us, we were thrilled to invite Melanie to be a permanent addition to the team! A girl of many talents, Melanie is great at operations but also an incredibly talented former special education teacher. Outside of work, you can catch her hanging out with friends at Piedmont Park, hiking and spending time with family!
Director of Operations + Marketing Assistant
Born and raised in Florida, Hannah is UCF Rosen School of Hospitality Grad with experience in large scale corporate events and owning her own wedding planning business: Something Blue Orlando. Passionate about true-crime documentaries, country music and dancing like no one is watching, you can catch Hannah tearing up the dance floor at any event!
Meet Jessica! When she isn’t busy crafting or watching Downton Abbey, she loves to travel with her husband and two-year-old daughter. Jessica has 17 years of hospitality experience – ten of those years being in hotel sales for Marriott!
Summer 2021 Sales Intern
Summer 2021 Marketing Intern
Callie started The Big Fake Wedding (then called The NotWedding) in 2008. After eight years of growing both the business and her family (they’ve welcomed three little girls in that time!), she has moved from her title as Owner to Founder. Callie is now the Director of Growth for Lasting: an app that makes marriage counseling accessible to all!