We have been fans of The Big Fake Wedding (formerly known as The Not Wedding) for quite some time now. This bridal show alternative, which began in Atlanta, is the perfect event for brides and grooms-to-be to shop vendors for their own upcoming nuptials. As the name suggests, The Big Fake Wedding recruits actual wedding vendors and hosts a fake wedding – complete with a real life married couple’s vow renewals. Wedding “guests” can see vendors in action. From hair & makeup to centerpieces, the dress to the venue, every detail of the evening can be booked by attendees for their own big day.
We attended the most recent Big Fake Wedding Atlanta event at Three Taverns Craft Brewery in Decatur. We had a great time drinking local beer while listening to Mariah Carey covers by the live band, all while checking out local vendors and watching this unique event unfold. Bonus – the couple renewing their vows were YBN faves, Sara and Jared of East Pole Coffee! Atlanta is so cool.
** All photos above by Holly Von Lanken Photography**