On January 24, 2016 I was able to participate in the Big Fake Wedding. It is a non-traditional bridal show. Instead of the future brides and grooms walking down rows of tables simply collecting pamphlets, they are “guests” at a “fake wedding.” The “fake” couple is actually a real couple renewing their vows. So it really felt like a wedding because there was a special occasion taking place. The unique thing was our couple was celebrating their 10 year anniversary!
From the photographers, cake bakers, dresses, hair accessories to the makeup. all of the vendors are on display – in real life. The guests had to opportunity to look, tastes, touch and feel all of their potential vendors in action.
It was such a great experience. As a makeup artist, I am one of the first vendors to arrive on the wedding day, and I’m long gone before the ceremony. This was cool to stay the duration and see everything come together. The day was long for me. My assistant and I arrived at 9:30, and the event was over at 10pm. But during the down time I got to meet, greet and become friends with some pretty talented creatives. (I can’t say anything now, but some projects have stemmed from this event). This was more than connecting with future couples, it was also so much fun and filled with lots of laughter.
The theme for this Fake Wedding was jewel tones. For that I kept the makeup clean with a berry pop of color for the bride and her ‘maids for the lip and blush.
Here is a link the video that was created.
And here are some of my favorite images from that great event!! (You’ll even see my assistant feeling the beat on the dance floor)
Here is the write up featured on RuffledBlog.
Here is the list of lovely vendors:
The Awesome Vendors at The Big Fake Wedding – Atlanta:
Venue + Catering // W Atlanta – Buckhead
Bridal Accessories // Vanilla Hue Accoutrements + Embellishments
Alcohol // Hot Beer Sucks, Inc.
Make Up // Kari Roberts | Makeup Artist
Tanning Salon // Sun City Tanning
Cake // Peche Petite Boutique Bakery
Ceremony Musician // Luna Strings
Cocktail Hour Catering // Sun In My Belly
Cookie Bar // Byrd Cookie Company
Custom Sappy Love Story // Love Notery
Day-of Coordination // No Regrets Events
Floral + Event Design:Bouquets+ Boutonnieres+Cake Table+Tables // Birds of a Feather
Floral+ Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables // Southern Stems
Floral + Event Design: Head Table +Tables // function
Floral+ Event Design: Registration Table + Tables // Aryn Olivia Designs
Pie Bar // Pie Bar
Donut Bar // Simply Done Donuts
Desserts: Ice Cream Bar // Frozen Functions
DJ // DjTOD
Band // Emerald Empire Band
Napkins, Cups, and Matchbooks // Sequins + Lipstick Paper Co.
Interactive Guestbook // The Guest Box
Jewelry // Omega Diamond Jewelers
Linens // I Do Linens
Event Child Care Professionals // Bring The Kids Events
Photo Booth // Shutterbooth
Photography // XoXo by Cortni Lifestyle Photography
Photography // Tiny Atlas Photography
Photography // Courtney Ward Photography
Videography // Todd Urick Films
Invitations // oh my! designs by steph
Signage + Menu Cards // Captivating Calligraphy by L.A.
Dance Studio // International Dance Studios
Wedding Dress // Adorn Bridal
Travel // Epperly Travel
Transportation // The Peachtree Trolley Co.