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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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I spy a Black Sheep Bride vendor, Natalia, from Ragga Wedding! (below)
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Photos below courtesy of Nix Wedding Photography
Photos from the Big Fake Wedding in Asheville on November 5, 2015 by James Nix of Nix 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.

Surprise Wedding for Deserving Couple | Big Fake Wedding Style

Our amazing friends at The Big Fake Wedding have done it again, but this time… It wasn’t a fake wedding… it was ‘totes’ REAL! Read the story below, from Big Fake Wedding’s founder and CEO, Callie! The best part of this story is all of the participating vendors donated their services to make this big day a success, for such an amazing couple!
‘My friend Jennifer was planning a wedding in September, but they found out that Brian was being transferred to Tokyo in June, so they started planning to secretly head to the courthouse on May 8. At a dinner in April, Jennifer was telling me about her plans and saying how she was so sad to miss the experience of her dad walking her down the aisle. She wanted Brian to have that moment of seeing her in a dress, but they knew there wasn’t time to make that possible.
I reached out to some of my favorite wedding vendors, and we started planning an amazing surprise wedding for the two of them. Jennifer knew it was happening, but she didn’t know any of the details. Brian just thought that he was going to meet her at the courthouse, but instead his dad dropped him off at the wedding location (a local park where the florist so graciously donated her yard and front porch for the celebration), and his mom was there waiting on him with a boutonniere, in front of a sign that read “Welcome to the wedding of Jennifer and Brian”. She handed him a letter from Jennifer that let him know that they would be able to experience a wedding ceremony after all, and then his parents walked him down the aisle where their family and best friends (who had come in from different parts of the country!) were waiting.
We had a musician who played their song as Jennifer walked down the aisle, and after the ceremony, the musician played as they had their first dance and dances with their parents. They then enjoyed dinner, cake and toasts on the front porch, and they ended with a coffee truck and lantern release.
The next day was their “engagement party” and they got to let everyone in on their little secret: they were married!!’
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Easily the best part for us, besides everyone donating their time to this lovely couple, is REFUGE COFFEE!!!! Refuge Coffee Company is an amazing Atlanta based Coffee Truck that provides a living wage, quality job training and mentorship for resettled refugees in the area.
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And if these amazing photos weren’t enough… grab the hankie and watch this super endearing video, courtesy of Up and Up Weddings :
Participating Vendors:  Flowers : Holland Daze Weddings | Vintage Rentals: Miss. Milly’s | Cake : GS Bakery | Catering : Farm Burger | Officiant : Bill Murray | Hand Lettering: Fleecher Designs | Photography : Jonathan and Kaye Photography | Ceremony Dress: Rent the Runway | Reception Dress: Wedding Angels | Videography: Up and Up Weddings | Music : Jonathan Wisdom | Coffee Truck: Refuge Coffee Co. | Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel by Brette  | ‘Yay Flag’ : Liddabits Design Shop