2016 Publication Partnership Intro- Bridal Wars

Bridal Wars (Nationwide): Bridal Wars is a team competition event touring the country!  Teams of 3 compete in our one-of-a kind challenges, win great prizes and have a blast doing it! One lucky team in each event will win $1000 cash!! The challenges are a little bit physical (you might break a sweat!!), part hilarious (you’ll die laughing at your friends!!) and a whole lot of fun!

Of course, our favorite part to share is how they give back! Bridal Wars is a proud supporter of K9s For Warriors! K9s For Warriors connects Vet’s suffering from PTSD with Rescue Dogs (now trained service pets) around the nation.

This year we will be media sponsoring them at all of their events, check out their site for full event listings! Next stop will be Waco, TX on 2/6/16!

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Visit Bridal Wars Events for more information and your eyes peeled you may just so happen to see out there on their turf in your town!

Big Fake Wedding Recap: Charleston

A little whimsical, a little nerdy – say ‘hello’ to the “Stargazer” inspired vision for The Big Fake Wedding Charleston event. The BFW Charleston vendors were encouraged to channel their inner astronaut, making for an event that was truly out of this world. Since accuracy was imperative in order to keep the theme sophisticated rather than childish, the vendor team was challenged to head to the library, trace an old constellation map, and read up on nebulas and star phases. The possibilities were as endless as the universe, which created an event that was elegant, dramatic, and oh-so fun.
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Photography below courtesy of Aneris Photography
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The Big Fake Wedding Charleston from Dock House Digital on Vimeo.Bartending Service: Flute-Charleston Bar Services | Catering: Crave Charleston Catering | Ceremony Musician: Charleston Virtuosi | Cocktail Hour Venue: The Murray Center | Cookie Bar: Byrd Cookie Company | Custom Prints: Morgan Cole Art | Day-of Coordination: Cobblestone Convivial | Dessert Bar: Swank Desserts | Entertainment: Guitarist Bryan Mahanes + DJ Wade Walker | Favors: Valine’s Famous Cocktail Sauce | Flags + Banners: The Banner Sisters | Floral + Event Design (Tables 2, 6, 10, 13): Beautiful Bride Events | Floral + Event Design (Bouquets + Boutonnieres + Tables 1, 5, 9): Gourmet Chic Events | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Tables 3, 7, 11, 14): Paper Swallow Events | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 4, 8, 12, 15): Yoj and Breeze | Hair + Makeup: Pink Dot Beauty Bar | Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Charleston – Waterfront/Downtown | Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s | Jewelry: Ash Hoffman Jewelry | Lighting: Innovative Event Services | Nails: OPI | Pest Control: Palmetto Mosquito Control | Photo Booth: Zoom Foto Booth Charleston | Photography: Aneris Photography | Photography: Julie Livingston Photography | Photography: Magnolia Photography | Slow Motion Photo Booth: The Slow Motion Booth | Venue: Memminger Auditorium (operated by Spoleto Festival USA) | Videography: Dock House Digital | Wedding Cake: Gourmet Chic Events | Wedding Gown Cleaning + Preservation: Lowcountry Wedding Gown Specialists | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel

Big Fake Wedding Recap: Asheville

Asheville is one of our newest favorite wedding markets! It is like one concentrated city of vintage, hipster, southern, creative couples all mashed into one place! The Big Fake Wedding Asheville encouraged vendors to go fresh, clean, and simple with earthy details and natural elements. They transformed the open space of the Asheville Masonic Temple and Event Venue into a a dreamy rustic wonderland that mimicked the essence of an enchanted forrest in the South of France.

Black Sheep Bride vendor, Ragga Wedding, participated with her amazing upcycled, socially conscious, and ethically sourced fabric floral arrangements as well!
Photos below courtesy of Abby Leighanne Photography
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Photos below courtesy of Michael Oppenheim Photography
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Photos below courtesy of Nix Wedding Photography
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Participating Vendors:

Accessories, Bouquets + Boutonnieres: Ragga Wedding | Alcohol: Hot Beer Sucks, Inc. | Bridesmaids Dresses: Sugarcane Studios | Catering + Cocktail Hour Venue: Celine and Company | Catering: Farm Burger | Catering: Saffron Fine Foods| Ceremony Musician: Allegro Music | Desserts (Chocolate Bar): French Broad Chocolates | Desserts (Cupcakes): Karen Donatelli Bakery + Cafe | Entertainment (DJ): Remix Weddings | Event Rentals: Classic Event Rentals | Event Design + Vintage Rentals (Lounge + Tables 1, 3, 5, 7): East West Vintage Rentals | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 6, 8): Kate Asire Flowers | Floral + Event Design (Day-Of Coordination + Head Table, Tables 2, 4): Shay Brown Events | Guestbook: Alphabet Art Photos (on Etsy) | Ice Sculpture: Masterpiece Ice Sculptures | Invitations: Estudio RoJo | Invitations: Boomerang Laser Designs | Jewelry: Fox and Beaux | Makeup: Powder Me Pretty | Menswear: Mitchell’s Tuxedos | Photo Booth: Forte Photography | Photography: Abby Leighanne Photography | Photography: Nix Wedding Photography | Photography: Michael Oppenheim Photography | Popcorn: Poppy Handcrafted | Signage + Lettering: Long Village Lettering | Transportation: Asheville Premier Transportation | Venue: Asheville Masonic Temple + Event Venue | Vintage China + Table 9: UpStyled Setting | Wedding Cake: Magda’s Cakes | Wedding Dress: Hitched Handmade | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel

*Black Sheep Bride has a Publication Partnership with Big Fake Wedding. With that said, not all of the weddings featured from these events specially have a socially conscious theme, the event itself gives back by sending couples in marital crisis on marriage counseling retreats, with a % of their ticket sales. We also list any of our participating Black Sheep Bride Vendors on the top of each event posting.

Big Fake Wedding Recap: Austin

Laid back, fresh, minimalist. The vendor team, at The Big Fake Wedding Austin, followed the “West Coast Foliage” inspiration board to the T! Taking into account that maybe less really is more, the vendor team started with a blank slate approach to their designs, then added in simple characteristics, pops of color, and leafy, foraged details. The result was a very unfussy, modern event that brought California love to Texas.

Understanding I say this for every Big Fake Wedding, but I truly think this one is my favorite BFW’s thus far! Most of the foliage types are sustainable blooms and this vendor list is full of amazing do-gooders, that make our heart happy, including the first featured photographer: Grey to Blue Photography!

Photos below courtesy of Grey to Blue Photography

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Photos below courtesy of Laurie Ruth Photography

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Photos below courtesy of A. Wonderly Photography

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The Big Fake Wedding Austin 10.22.15 from Changemakers Media.

Apparel – Monogrammed Swimsuits: RahRah Designs | Beauty Products: It Works Global | Bridal Accessories: Pretty Bitch Pasties | Cake: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop | Catering + Bartending: Pink Avocado Catering | Ceremony Music: Lucas Artist Management | Cheesecake Bar: Stregare Cheesecake Company | Day-of Coordination: Head & Hands Event Design + Coordination | Day-of + Creative Services: Thirty Day Dash | Dessert Bar: Delish Baker | DJ: Texas Pro DJ | Event Rentals: Miscellaneous Rentals | Favors (Custom Wine Charms): Jen Ramey Designs | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 4): Modern Whimsy Events | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Table 5): Slavonk + Hortus Terraria | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 1, 3): Sweetwater Stems | Gift Baskets: Batch | Hair: Deborah Lira Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist | Health: First Aid Shot Therapy | Hotel Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines | Interactive Guestbook: Thirty Day Dash | Makeup: Special Day Beauty | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Photography: A. Wonderly Photography | Photography: Grey to Blue Photography | Photography: Laurie Ruth Photography | Signage: Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy | Stationery (Invitations): Beautifully Bevilled Stationery | Stationery (Paper Accents): Fine Day Press | Stationery (Programs): Inviting Affairs | Stationery (Thank You Notes): Mokse Design | Transportation: Cynthia’s Manhattan Limousine, Austin, TX | Venue: Palm Door on Sixth | Wedding Dress: Desiree Marie Design | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge | Media Partners: MyWeddingAustin Wedding StyleBrides of AustinBlack Sheep Bride

*Black Sheep Bride has a Publication Partnership with Big Fake Wedding. With that said, not all of the weddings featured from these events specially have a socially conscious theme, the event itself gives back by sending couples in marital crisis on marriage counseling retreats, with a % of their ticket sales. We also list any of our participating Black Sheep Bride Vendors on the top of each event posting.

Big Fake Wedding Recap: Dallas, Take 2

Dallas Big Fake Wedding was like none other. This was our second time around the block to Dallas BFW, and we were so impressed with how incredibly different and unique this event was compared to the last! The vision, venue, vendors all brought the wanderlust inspiration vibe to life! We particularly love all of the ferns, natural bark based design elements, and organic color incorporations (with the fruit). Take a peek!

Special shout out to our vendor, Megan Willis, for representing Black Sheep Bride at the event as well! And I spy with my little eye, another Black Sheep Bride vendor, Cherish Creations!

Photography below courtesy of Ciera Chante Photography

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Photography below courtesy of Jennifer Crenshaw Photography

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Photography below courtesy of Lynnet Perez Photography

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BFW Highlight from GoMan Productions.

Participating Black Sheep Bride Vendors: Paper Goods (Invitations, Menus + Koozies) + Favors- Cherish Creations

Bridal Accessories: Pretty Bitch Pasties | Candy Experience: 2 Sweets | Catering: Gils Elegant Catering | Ceremony Musician: Gailybird – The Dallas Violinist | Cocktail Hour: The Empire Room | Day-Of + Creative Services: Thirty Day Dash | Day-Of Coordination: Made Beautiful Events | Dessert Bar: Pink Apron Pastry | Entertainment: LeForce Entertainment | Event Rentals: United Party Rental | Favors: Cherish Creations | Floral + Event Design (Bouquets, Boutonnieres + Tables 3, 7, 11): Southern Magnolias | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 4, 8, 12): Query Events | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 1, 5, 9): The Perfect Plan Events | Floral + Event Design (Registration Table + Tables 2, 6, 1): Dainty Dahlias Events | Fortune Cookies: CRUNCH eats | Groomsmen Attire: Menguin Tuxedos | Hair + Makeup: Concepts by Anastasia | Hair Accessories: Smitha Menon Bridal | Jar Cakes: Jar Cakery | Lighting: Astounding Sounds + Lighting | Linen Sponsor: AM Linen Rental | Makeup Accessories: MUE Lifestyle Powered by Makeup Eraser | Officiant: Memorable Wedding Celebrations | Paper Goods (Invitations): Brown Fox Creative | Paper Goods (Invitations, Menus + Koozies): Cherish Creations | Paper Goods (Programs): Love Betty Creative Design | Photo Booth: LeForce Entertainment | Photography: Ciera Chante Photography | Photography: Jennifer Crenshaw Photography | Photography: Lynnet Perez Photography | Popsicles: Steel City Pops | Slow Motion Video Booth: The Slow Motion Booth | Transportation: Ashley’s Transportation + Limousine Service, LLC. | Venue + Rentals: The Empire Room | Videography: GoMan Productions | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Sparkle Rentals | Wedding Cake: RedRaspberry Cakes | Wedding Dress: Circle Park Bridal Boutique | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel
*Black Sheep Bride is a Publication Partnership with Big Fake Wedding, however not all of the weddings may specially be socially conscious themed, the event itself gives back by sending couples in marital crisis on marriage counseling retreats, with a % of their ticket sales. We also list any of our participating Black Sheep Bride Vendors on the top of each event posting.