We are very excited to bring you The Big Fake Wedding, Los Angeles.   Let me explain before I lose some of you.  The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a wedding.  All the factors of a real wedding are covered; rehearsal dinner, ceremony and yes, a dance party reception.  The couple at the center of it all, is usually renewing their vows and the wedding guests are actually brides-and-grooms-to-be in the midst of planning their own weddings.  It’s an amazing way for vendors to showcase their work in action.

Sit back as photographer extraordinaire, Andie Freeman Photography walks you through The Big Fake Wedding, Los Angeles – 2015!

On the morning of March 19th, in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, a group of intensely talented wedding professionals came together to pull off a great event called The Big Fake Wedding.  The venue, 440 Seaton, was a large industrial building in the heart of the city surrounded by graffitied walls. From the roof, there was a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline.

Page Beauty created magic with their hairbrushes and makeup brushes on an already beautiful bride and her bridesmaids. The bridal gown was a stunning affair from Bride, a bridal boutique specializing in organic and eco-friendly gowns. The bridesmaid’s dresses were navy and a deep purple from Brideside. And the gentlemen wore fashionable tuxes from Friar Tux Shop. They laughed and they giggled and they truly enjoyed a great morning. The bride and groom were actually already married and would be renewing their vows at 7pm in front of a crowd that consisted of ladies that would soon be tying their own knot. The invitation suites were provided by Jasmin Michelle Designs and GubbaGumma with calligraphy by Typecast Lettering. While the ladies and gents got ready for pictures, the designers were hard at work creating stunning masterpieces. The bouquets and boutonnieres were created by Flowers by Ladybuggs. The lounge furniture came from Circa Rentals and provided little niches to get away from the hustle and bustle.  Pappas Artisanal was hard at work smoking the meat outside for dinner.

And then it was time.

The finishing touches were put on the ladies and they donned their dresses and their jewels from MaeMae Jewelry. The photographers and videographers switched into high gear to capture every little nuance. Designers were hard at work finishing up their art. Day and Night Productions with a glass of Ferrari sparkling wine while they took in the beautiful entryway created by Paper Fox LA. They sat down at the ceremony area and gazed at the enormous dream catcher created by Laceroots and frankly.weddings. The lights, provided by Pacific Event Lighting, dimmed as the bridal party walked down the aisle. Travis grinned as Amanda walked down the aisle for a second time to avow her love all over again. Travis and Amanda has written their own vows. As the first kiss came, the crowd let out a roar and they danced back up the aisle. And then the party began! West Coast Flawless DJs kept the party going all night while guests enjoyed coffee and ice cream from Dripp, popsicles from Popsicle Culture, vegan and gluten free cupcakes by Cup my Cakes, and a photobooth by Petite Pix. After Travis and Amanda cut the cake and danced with all of their new friends, it was time to say goodbye. They had a great confetti sendoff, what a great idea brides!!! And the night was over. But the fun and inspiration was amazing!!  Here’s to the Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles!

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The Big Fake Wedding takes place in cities across the country.  The next one is scheduled for September 10th in Phoenix, Arizona but one can be coming to a city near you.  If you are bride to be, you can be a guest at the next Big Fake Wedding.  Visit their website for details.

Happy Planning!


Vendor Collaboration

Photographer:  Andie Freeman Photography // Event Venue:440 Seaton // Transportation:AA Valet // Cinema and Video:Anchor Pictures // Event Planner: Blossom Events Co. // Dress Store: Bride Boutique // Equipment Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals // Equipment Rentals:CMC Events // Bakery: Cup My Cakez // Other: Dripp Bar // Floral Designer: Flowers by Lady Buggs // Event Designer: frankly.weddings // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux Shop // Invitation Designer: GubbaGumma Studio // Invitation Designer: Jasmin Michelle Designs // Floral Designer: Laceroots Floral // Event Planner: Lemon and Louise // Event Planner: Love is Sweet Events // Jewelry: MaeMae Jewelry // Officiant: Napa Rabbi // Other: Night and Day Productions // Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting // Beauty: PAGE Beauty // Beauty:Page Beauty // Paper Props: Paper Fox LA // Caterer: Pappas Artisanal // Photo Booth Equipment: Petite Pix // Culinary: Popsicle Culture // Musicians: Sentimental Songwriting // Other: Sockprints // Calligrapher: Typecast Lettering // DJ: West Coast Flawless DJs //  Submitted via Two Bright Lights