Last Thursday, we had the opportunity to participate in the Big Fake Wedding, a unique event that takes place all over the country. The founders of the event started it as a wedding show with a purpose. A fake wedding to bring together vendors and clients alike. As seen on The Today Show for their unique take on the traditional wedding showcases, The Big Fake Wedding has a ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dance party, all while brides and grooms watch to see how the event comes to life.
How it works:
The show chooses a “bride and groom” to get married and be center stage at the event. This can be a couple that is renewing their vows, or one that is getting married for the first time. The show will pick a color palette, and the vendors take it from there! Based on the theme, bridal party outfits will be brought in, tables will be decorated accordingly, and a florist will design bouquets for all involved. That way, the invited guests will be able to see the vendors hard work come to life.
Where it takes place:
This year, the event was held at WithinSodo, a small venue in the south side of Seattle. The venue had a rooftop cocktail area complete with outdoor fireplaces, large built in bar, and beautiful brick walls perfect for any backdrop.
How we participated:
The theme that was chosen for this years wedding was “the Cliffs of Moher” - which is located on the coastline of Ireland. The colors chosen were mixtures of greens, burnt oranges, creams and a bit of dusty blue. We brought in our sage satin linens to complement the color palette for a few of the guest tables. For our display cocktail table, we used our Nova Bamboo, which seemed to go with the Irish theme perfectly.
The event was a hit! There were lots of people who attended, and we got a chance to work with and meet a lot of vendors we haven’t had the chance to work with before! The whole event was super fun, and it was awesome to see a loving couple renew their vows for the cause. We are already looking forward to next year’s event!
The Talented Team:
Photography – Woven Legacies, Works by Sarah Jane Photography, Wild Grass Photography
Venue – WithinSodo
Floral & Event Design – Pump Up Party (Cake Backdrop + Tables 1, 10), K Frances Flowers & Events (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 9), For the Good Events (Head Table + Tables 3, 8), Jessica Van-Campbell Flowers (Personal Flowers + Tables 4, 7), Paeonia Pines (Registration Table + Tables 5, 6)
Day-Of Coordinator – Polka Dot Events
Catering – Twist Catering Company
Oyster Bar – Taylor Shellfish Farms
Wine – Percept Wine
Cake – Rue Cler Seattle
Cupcakes – Hello, Cupcake
DJ + Emcee – Puget Sound DJ
Ceremony Musician – Joseph Dane
Videography – Best Made Videos
Photo Booth – Drunken Pixel
Table Accents – Songbird Paperie
Hair & Makeup Styling – Elizabeth White Artistry
Wedding Dress – Grace + Ivory
Bridesmaids Apparel – AZAZIE
Jewelry – Joseph Jewelry
Groom’s Apparel – J.Hilburn, Custom Menswear Brand
Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On – Hitched
Tabletop Rentals – Celebrations for Every Season
Event Rentals – American Party Place
Hotel – Archer Hotel
Chocolate Favors – Arrowhead Chocolates
Marshmallow Favors – Malvi: Marshmallow Confections
Spa – Purity Medical Spa
Wedding Day Pet Care – Wags & Garland