Big Fake Wedding Orlando Recap

Talk about such an amazingly busy jumpstart into 2015! January started in Dallas, TX for the 1st Big Fake Wedding, then we ended the month back on our home turf, Florida, at the Big Fake Wedding Orlando !

Truly an ‘out of this world’ event at the Orlando Science Center and we were so excited to share our Socially Conscious Black Sheep Bride Vendors with these amazing couples! Thank you to Big Fake Wedding and also to the following Black Sheep Bride Vendors for making our day full of love, life, laughter and uplifting: Amanda Lendhart Photography, Love, Asha Photography, Dora Mae Jewelry, Blacksmith Brew Works.


Photos below courtesy of Love, Asha Photography (Black Sheep Bride Vendor)





Isn’t Dora Mae’s Jewelry so stunning on that v-line gown. Dora Mae Jewelry creates custom one-of-a-kind jewelry for brides and bridal parties with all eras of antique pieces – using either the brides heirlooms or ours!

While passionate about transforming “something old” into something new and beautiful, they also care deeply about transforming lives. Whether that is helping women find freedom from human trafficking, through organizations like LUV UnVeiled, or helping struggling teens find hope and healing through the House of Hope, Dora Mae’s mission is helping the broken become whole – both inside and outside our design studio.
























Photos below courtesy of Amanda Lendhart Photography (Black Sheep Bride Vendor)



















Got to love a little photobomb action every once in a while.










Blacksmith Brew Works is another amazing Black Sheep Bride vendor we are happy to have a part of our vendor family!













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Special Shout Outs to Shelby, Kerri and Desiree for helping man our booth during the event… while I was out of the country! You gals rock!



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Participating Black Sheep Bride Vendors: Photography: Love, Asha Photography  |  Photography: Amanda Lenhardt Photography | Jewelry: Dora Mae Jewelry | Coffee Bar: Blacksmith Brew Works Craft Coffee Roasters


All Other Big Fake Wedding Vendors:

Venue & Cocktail Hour: Orlando Science Center  | Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering | Rentals: Orlando Weddings and Party Rentals & Fun Factory Entertainment | Photography: Earthmuse Photography | Videography: Brandon Kari Productions | Day-Of Coordination: Young Love Events | Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 3, 6- Ashton Events Planning + Design | Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers + Tables 2, 5 – Supposey Wedding Florals | Floral + Event Design: Tables 1, 4 – The Treasury Event Rental Studio | Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Registration Table: Porch Therapy // 99 MKT | Ceremony Musician: Perfect Harmony Strings Orlando | Wedding Dress: The Collection Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside | Hair + Makeup: Hairstyles & Makeup By Jackie | Health + Lifestyle: Skinny Wrap With Jill | Health + Lifestyle: Garage Mama Fitness | Tanning Salon: South Beach Tanning Company | Entertainment: White Rose Entertainment | Photo Booth: Party Shots Orlando | Vintage Rentals + Dishes: The Treasury Event Rental Studio | Wedding Cake: Sweeter Than The Rest | Live Painter: Jacob James Neagle | Wedding Hangers and Celestial Art Print (Van Gogh quote): Oh Deer Creative | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari



FRESHbash Sacramento- First Ever Event Design Showcase and Competition in Northern California

California look out! The freshest wedding design experience, FRESHbash is coming your way and Black Sheep Bride is so pumped to join in on the fun, as a publication partner, for this event.

In fact they love us so much, we have a Discount Code for all of our brides & vendors interested in checking it out ….

Our Discount Code is : FRESHbsb

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FRESHbash, is the first event exhibition of its kind to incorporate a competition amongst industry vendors, each seeking to create the “freshest” wedding design concept, is set to premiere on February 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Beatnik Studios.

FRESHbash developers are planning an “engaging, inspiring, and exciting extravaganza” for brides, industry attendees, and design lovers by offering a variety of experiential elements that FRESHbash attendees can touch, taste, hear, and craft.

This year’s FRESHbash will feature craft mixology, innovative bites by S + S Gastrogrub, a Dart DJ dance party, four highly stylized creative exhibits by FRESHbash design teams, a DIY donut bar (think edible glitter, candied bacon, and house-made cookie crumbles), statement lips painted by Polish and Pout, the “I Do” Cinema (a movie theater meets wedding-ceremony hybrid), live art demonstrations by Brown Paper Pigeon and Ryanne Steele, and a variety of other experiential and edible stations.

FRESHbash is equal parts industry party, talent competition, and community-building endeavor, fostering camaraderie amongst the crème de la crème of Northern California event professionals by pairing together vendors from different geographical markets into each competing design teams.

“Historically, the San Francisco/Bay Area, Napa/Sonoma and Sacramento event industries haven’t interacted much,” says event planner-designer and FRESH co-founder Hailey Silver.  “FRESH was established by a group of creatives who want to bring the community together and showcase the vast amount of talent that exists within each demographic. FRESHbash promises to be fun and exciting, but it’s more important than that. FRESH is a movement. It’s a game changer.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite FRESHbash design team exhibit and decide who should be crowned the “FRESHest” team for 2015.

Early FRESHbash adopters can buy $30 limited availability tickets on Brown Paper Tickets before prices rise to $40. The cost of admission covers all aspects of the bash, including all food, drink, and experiences. Brown Paper Tickets will donate a portion of the proceeds of each ticket sold to charity.

The FRESH team encourages attendees to arrive early, as the first 100 guests to enter FRESHbash will score a bag of FRESHswag, a tote filled with a variety of exclusive event design-inspired trinkets, crafts and products.

“Bringing community together through fresh design is something that is changing the landscape of Sacramento culture at a rapid pace, and we’re so excited to be a part of that process,” says wedding stationer and co-founder of FRESHbash, Rosaura Unangst. “We have some big surprises planned, and we can’t wait for the big reveal at FRESHbash.”

About FRESHbash

FRESHbash, founded by FRESH team Hailey Silver of Pretty Planner Weddings & Events, Carmen Salazar of Carmen Salazar Photography, Dena Argyropoulos of Throne Invitations and Rosaura Unangst of Pigment & Parchment, is a thoughtfully curated showcase of design exhibitions and experiences meant to raise the creative bar and inspire the senses. For more information and to purchase your ticket to this year’s FRESHbash, please join us at  The FRESHbash team can be contacted directly at


Big Fake Wedding Dallas Highlights

So we’ve been busy bee’s of Socially Conscious Wedding Goodness! 2015 is all about connections and educating national brides and vendors to the power that can impact the world by socially conscious wedding decisions, through Black Sheep Bride and other resources. Thankfully we have gained some amazing partnerships that have assisted us in taking on this year’s challenge… and Big Fake Wedding is one of them… They have been such s huge support of our vision and we kicked off 2015 in Dallas for their very first event of the year!  The creativity that went into pulling off the Dallas show was so amazing I can’t even fathom what the remaining 15 events will look like, that I get to personally attend!

Check out this gorgeous highlight video M and K Productions put together!

All photos below are credited to Andrea Elizabeth Photography, unless otherwise noted.

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So in love with these clutch images! Purse and Clutch is one of our amazing Black Sheep Bride vendors. They exclusively offer Fair Trade/Socially Conscious handbags.

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Love this Coffee Company, Mudleaf Coffee! They source all fair trade coffee farmers and have some of the most tasty coffee creations we’ve ever tried!


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The Catering at The Joule was to die for! Look at them hard at work… some of the best wedding food we’ve ever eaten!

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Our table might have been itsy bitsy, but boy did it pack a powerful Do- Gooder Punch! So many brides came up to chat with us, just because they saw the cut out #Whogivesasheep sheepies, best idea ever!!

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Super grateful for having this wonderful faceless lady (in the brown)… Becki from Smith House Photography there with me, helping represent the Black Sheep Bride Mission!

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Noel, from Cherish Creations, one of Black Sheep Bride vendor had the coolest booth of the night!

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Megan from Celebrate Colorfully (Black Sheep Bride Vendor as well) was easy to point brides to cause of her amazingly Bad-A** balloon!

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Participating Black Sheep Bride Vendors (All are a part of the Black Sheep Bride Vendor Family and give back to local and global causes) :

Floral + Event Design- Ceremony Backdrop : Celebrate Colorfully  |  Invitations + Programs: Cherish Creations  | Purse/Clutches: Purse & Clutch  | Koozies : Cherish Creations

All Other Participating Vendors:

Venue : The Joule  |  Catering: The Joule  |  Rentals: United Party Rental Center  |  Photographers: Alyssa Turner Photography , Andrea Elizabeth Photography , Tyler + Lindsey  |  Videography: M&K Productions  | Officiant: Memorable Wedding Celebrations  |  Day- Of Coordination: Southern Affairs Weddings & Events  |  Floral + Event Design- Head Table: Jen Rios Weddings  | Floral + Event Design- Personal Flowers: R Love Floral  | Menus: Lane Love Design  | Invitations + Paper Accents: Magnolia Tree Paperie  |  Thank You Cards: Love Betty Creative Design  | Signage: Beau Tied Affair  | Wedding Dress: Circle Park Bridal Boutique  | Hair + Makeup: Brittany Jones Hair and Makeup  |  Ceremony Music: Gailybird – Dallas Violinist  |  Entertainment: SPiN DJ Entertainment  | Photo Booth: #TagMeBro | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside  | Bridal Accessories: Smitha Menon Bridal  | Coffee Bar: Mudleaf Coffee  | Desserts: Steel City Pops , Jar Cakery , Crunch eats  | Interactive Guestbook: Thirty Day Dash  | Live Painter: Susan Moss Cooper – Live Event Paintings  | Vintage Plates: Pretty Little Plates  | Lounge Space Rental : Suite 206 Luxury Lounge Rentals  | Lighting: Discovery Lighting  | Linens: AM Linen Rental | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari  | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel

2015 Black Sheep Bride Nationwide Stops

Big News friends! We have been honored with a super amazing opportunity to join the wonderful world of The Big Fake Wedding, as a publication partner, in 2015! Below you will find some of the events we will be attending. As each event comes and goes, we will be posting promotions, ticket giveaways, and fun insider scoops on what went down at some of these divinely creative and awe-inspiring productions… We are really, really excited to be a part of this journey. Maybe we’ll see you at one of these stops in the near future!


Now Accepting 2015 Socially Conscious Wedding Partners

Its the beginning of Black Sheep Bride’s first official calendar year and we are moving fast and trekking forward with lots planned for 2015. With that said, we are now officially accepting Marketing Partners to help us empower and connect a wedding industry driven by giving back!

We would love to have you join this crazy amazing journey with us! Apply HERE before the end of our pre-registration period (1/31/15) and take advantage of our founding member rates.