Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Big Fake Wedding Virginia Beach


A couple of months ago I was able to participate in and attend The Big Fake Wedding in Virginia Beach! If you aren't familiar with The Big Fake Wedding, it is a really fun alternative to a bridal show. There's a vow renewal ceremony and reception, so brides- and grooms-to-be can experience wedding vendors--from the florists to the caterers to the bands--in action! My sister Lauren and her husband were the bride and groom for the The Big Fake Wedding Virginia Beach, and my other sister and I got to be the bridesmaids! Two of my sister's daughters were her flower girls, my mom was the mother-of-the-bride, my dad was the officiant: we made it a bit of a family affair, and it was SO much fun. 

We had an absolute blast interacting with all of the vendors that day. We spent several hours with the makeup and hair vendors getting ready before the dress and jewelry vendors got us dressed and bejeweled. We had several photo sessions with the photographers before the ceremony and reception started. Each vendor was wonderful to be with, and they made the entire event so perfect! The ceremony was sweet, my brother-in-law's vows made me cry (they've been married for 10 years and hearing their vows to each other after all that the Lord has brought them through was pretty moving), and there was a surprise proposal at the end of the ceremony! The reception was beautifully decorated, all of the food was delicious, the photo booth was a blast, and the band and DJ did a great job getting everyone onto the dance floor. All in all it was a great event, and if you're engaged or planning on getting engaged soon, you must attend The Big Fake Wedding in your city! Check here to find the list of cities The Big Fake Wedding will be coming to next.

And, I've included some of my favorite photos from the event after the jump, if you'd like to see!





 Above images by Shannon Moffit


Above image by Shannon Moffit



Above images by Brandilynn Aines




Above images by Shannon Moffit


Above images by Brandilynn Aines



Above images by Melody Gillikin Photography

Above image by Shannon Moffit



Above images by Brandilynn Aines




Above images by Shannon Moffit

For more pictures and details on The Big Fake Wedding Virginia Beach, check out the features from Ruffled Blog HERE and The Big Fake Wedding Blog HERE. You can see a full list of the vendors that made The Big Fake Wedding Virginia Beach such a success HERE.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, these pictures are all stunning!! What a fun event to be a part of!! I LOVE the dress on you - you look gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you! :) It really was SO much fun! And I loved my dress!!

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  2. These pictures are gorgeous!! How did they get to be the Bride and Groom? How special for them and you all! Sounds like an interesting and super fun event!

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    1. oh and I absolutely LOVE the bouquets! SOO beautiful!

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  3. This is the place for a beautiful wedding. The ceremony was held in the dining hall, which commands a breath-taking view of the city. I only wish I appreciated wedding venues Chicago more when I was there. Oh well. You live and learn.

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