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The Biggest Fake Wedding Recap – Atlanta

My home away from home, as of late, is Atlanta, GA. It’s a quick 1 hour plane ride and friendly face (with coffee in hand) awaiting my arrival, formally referred to as Liz Townsend of Liddabits Designs. Earlier this month I made a quick trip up there and had the privilege to share space with some of the most creative, inspiring and hard working industry leaders across the nation at the ‘Biggest Fake Wedding‘. For those less familiar with The Big Fake Wedding experience, it is simply put a ‘fake wedding’ (as listed in their title) which is designed and created by an amazing collaboration of wedding vendors across the nation. The wedding ceremony is actually a vow renewal ceremony for an already married couple. When we heard Gina and Edward would be the couple we couldn’t wait to meet them in person, because we featured their socially conscious REAL wedding earlier in the year! The best surprise of the night was when we found out we would actually be witnessing a REAL Wedding (that occurred immediately after Gina and Edward’s vow renewal) shown in the second half of this post. I can’t look at these photos without tearing up, the night was truly special to me (and so many others) … Excited to share more news about our partnership with The Big Fake Wedding in the next week! Photography courtesy of Kaitie Bryant Photography BiggestFakeWedding-1 BiggestFakeWedding-2 BiggestFakeWedding-10 BiggestFakeWedding-18 BiggestFakeWedding-24 BiggestFakeWedding-29 BiggestFakeWedding-100 BiggestFakeWedding-104 BiggestFakeWedding-109 BiggestFakeWedding-114 BiggestFakeWedding-117 BiggestFakeWedding-119 BiggestFakeWedding-122 BiggestFakeWedding-135 BiggestFakeWedding-139 BiggestFakeWedding-143 BiggestFakeWedding-150 BiggestFakeWedding-156 BiggestFakeWedding-159 BiggestFakeWedding-172  BiggestFakeWedding-175 BiggestFakeWedding-176 BiggestFakeWedding-178 BiggestFakeWedding-180 BiggestFakeWedding-185 BiggestFakeWedding-198 BiggestFakeWedding-208 BiggestFakeWedding-235 BiggestFakeWedding-237  BiggestFakeWedding-245 BiggestFakeWedding-247 BiggestFakeWedding-254 BiggestFakeWedding-255 BiggestFakeWedding-262 BiggestFakeWedding-268 BiggestFakeWedding-270 BiggestFakeWedding-276 BiggestFakeWedding-278 BiggestFakeWedding-289 BiggestFakeWedding-291 BiggestFakeWedding-292 BiggestFakeWedding-295 BiggestFakeWedding-297 BiggestFakeWedding-301 BiggestFakeWedding-305 BiggestFakeWedding-307 BiggestFakeWedding-310 BiggestFakeWedding-316 Photography courtesy of Love Ya Jess –  As you will see in the images below, Jess was in charge of photographing our real (surprise) wedding couple Ben & McKenzie. W82A2645 W82A2667 W82A2674 W82A2717 W82A2729 W82A2730 W82A2750 W82A2759 W82A2813  W82A2831 W82A2865 W82A2878 W82A2892 W82A2911 W82A2920 W82A2951 W82A2953 W82A2956 W82A2963 W82A2965 W82A2983 W82A2986 W82A3004 W82A3025 W82A3031 W82A3048 W82A3059 W82A3063 W82A3082 W82A3106 W82A3260 W82A3293  W82A3345 W82A3415 W82A3418 W82A3420 W82A3493 W82A3500 Up & Up Weddings was there capturing all the details in motion and created this stellar trailer. The Biggest Fake Wedding – Trailer from Up & Up Weddings on Vimeo. Gina and Edward also worked with Melody Wed to create a custom love song based on their personal story. Participating Black Sheep Bride vendors: Banners + Flags : Liddabits Paper  | Programs + Party Goods: Custom Cups and Napkins – Cherish Creations Remaining participating vendors:  Bowtie Favors: xoelle  | Bridesmaid Dresses : Adore Bridal Boutique | Calligraphy + Design : Estudio Rojo | Catering : Sun In My Belly | Custom First Dance Song: MelodyWed | Custom Favors: Record Art Q Made It | Day-Of Coordination : Cape Cod Celebrations | Desserts: Marshmallows Malvi | DJ + Emcee : DJ Josh Whitlock | Event Rentals: Clear Chair Atlanta | Floral + Event Design:Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Flower Crown + Tables 2, 5, 8, 11 : Rosemary + Finch | Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 3, 6, 9, 12: Kara Nash Designs | Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 1, 4, 7, 10: Holland Daze Expressions In Bloom | Glassware: Eikoh Design Studio | Hair : 139 Hair By Heidi |Invitations + Atlanta Infographic: Jankun Creative Studio, A Labor Of Love | Makeup : Concepts By Anastasia | Menswear: The Modern Gent | Pearl Jewelry: The Cultured Pearl Of Charleston | Photography: Love Ya Jess | Photography: Kaitie Bryant Photography | Wooden Signage + Custom Stained Glass “Guestbook”: Ever Laser| Venue: Amy Osaba Studio | Videography: Up + Up Weddings | Vintage Rentals: Miss Milly’s Event Rentals + Design | Wedding Cake: Pêche Petite Boutique Bakery | Wedding Dress: Borrowing Magnolia | Wedding Vow Art: The Standard Canvas | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari

Big Fake Wedding Recap Baltimore

Baltimore, oh sweet, beautiful, Baltimore, you have stolen our hearts with this gorgeous Big Fake Wedding set up. The venue, the floral patterns, the ‘RoseMarry’ packets, the dress, the ceremony backdrop, the cute popsicle stand… We are so in LOVE! Everything about this vendor collaboration and vision makes our creative wedding brainstorming minds explode with colorful joy! It’s also exciting when we have our own Black Sheep Bride vendors representing on their home turf! Brandilynn Aines Photography! Find out how she gives back to her community and the globe over on her vendor profile here. Photos below courtesy of Brandilynn Aines Photography BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg01 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg2 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg3-1 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg3 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg4 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg5 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg8 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg9 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg10 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg11 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg12 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg13-1 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg13 BFW Brandilynn Aines.jpg14 Photos below courtesy of Kimberly Brooke Photography Kimberly Brooke BFW1 Kimberly Brooke BFW2 Kimberly Brooke BFW3 Kimberly Brooke BFW4 Kimberly Brooke BFW5 Kimberly Brooke BFW6 Kimberly Brooke BFW7 Kimberly Brooke BFW8 Kimberly Brooke BFW9 Kimberly Brooke BFW11 Kimberly Brooke BFW12 Kimberly Brooke BFW13 Kimberly Brooke BFW14 Photos below courtesy of Shannon Bishop Photography Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0005Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0010Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0001 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0002 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0003 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0004  Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0006 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0007 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0008 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0009  Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0011 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0012 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0013 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0014 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0015 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0016 Shannon Bishop BFW Baltimore_0017 Don’t forget to really see the whole event on the Highlight Video via Gifted Films :   Vision board for the day: farmhousefete Band (HERO Band): EastCoast Entertainment | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dress Up | Catering: Sascha’s Catering | Ceremony Musician: Two Rivers Chamber Music | Custom Glassware: Eikoh Design Studio | Day-Of Coordination: Ivori Nicole Events | Deodorant: Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant | Favors: Dessert Beauty and Cosmetics | Floral + Event Design (Bouquets/Boutonnieres + Tables 1, 4, 7, 8): Arrica Lindsay Events | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2 ,5): Ruie & Grace | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 3, 6): Celebrating Love by Marcie | Groomsmen Accessories (Bow Ties): xoelle | Hair + Makeup: Silver Immersion, LLC | Invitations + Seed Favors (Wildflower Seed Paper Suite): Tomahawk Design Co. | Invitations (Illustrated Floral Suite with Map): Anchor Point Paper Co. | Invitations (Painted Floral Suite): Mayla Studios, Invitations & Fine Paper Goods | Invitations (Blue + Green Watercolor Suite): Beloved Paper | Jewelry: J’Adorn Designs Handmade Jewelry | Linens, Tables + Rentals: Select Event Group | Oral Care: Colgate Optic White | Photo Booth: Baltimore Photo Social | Photography: Brandilynn Aines Photography | Photography: Kimberly Brooke Photography | Photography: Shannon Bishop Photography | Popsicles: Picnic Pops | Programs (Fuchsia + Orange Watercolor): Lauren Mattes Design | Specialty Cocktails: Deep Eddy Vodka | Venue: Gramercy Mansion | Videography: Gifted Films | Wedding Cake: SugarBakers Cakes | National Sparking Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Sparkling Wine | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge | Presenting Partner: BRIDES Magazine