About the Big Fake Wedding
“Complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional vow-renewal ceremony and a dance-party reception, The Big Fake Wedding (formerly known as The NotWedding) has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. The Big Fake Wedding was the first event of its kind when it was founded in 2008, creating an experiential opportunity for wedding vendors to showcase their products and services to shopping brides and grooms just as they would at a real wedding. Eight years later in 2016, The Big Fake Wedding is still the most uniquely curated and most far-reaching bridal show alternative in the nation, attracting over 6,000 attendees and 1,000 vendors annually across 30+ events in 25 cities.
The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the ‘wedding guests' get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers, all while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides and grooms-to-be saying ‘I want my wedding to be just like that!'
For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.”
Band: Diamond Empire Band // Catering: The Modern Edge Events & Catering // Ceremony Musicians: A Lyric Ensemble // Custom Brews: Salud Custom Brew Events // Custom Gifts: Phenomenal Photos & Printing // Custom Love Songs: MelodyWed // Dance Studio: Arthur Murray Dance Center // Day-of Coordination: M. Social // Event Lighting: LMD Productions // Event Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals // Favors: Van Eaton Crafting // Floral & Event Design: Kimball Floral & Wildflower Events and Design & Boulder Blooms // Hair: Halcyon Salon & Spa // Health & Wellness: Adio Health Chiropractic // Hotel: Hotel Boulderado // Invitations: Highwing Creative Co. & Paperfish Designs // Jewelry: Keep Collective // Makeup: Ally Triolo | Airbrush Makeup & Skin Artist // Menswear: J. Hilburn // Paper Accents & Thank You Cards: Bezalel & Babel // Photo Booth: Red Fox Photo Booth // Photography: Hitch & Sparrow Wedding Co. & Stori H Photography & Taylor Powers Wedding Photography // Signage: Taryn Eklund Ink // Sparkling Spritz Bar: Palm Breeze: Sparkling Alcohol Spritz // Venue: Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center // Videography: Lavender Haze Wedding Films // Wedding Dress: Brilliant Bridal // White Wine Sponsor: Hall & Walt Wines // Presenting Partner: Brides Magazine