One of the most fun moments of 2016 for us was our first experience with The Big Fake Wedding. We were so honored to work with so many amazing people and to have our work featured on Ruffled - you can check out their post by clicking here: Ruffled Wedding Blog. It’s just what it sounds like: a big fake wedding where potential brides can come and enjoy a streamlined day of wedding experience, then interact with vendors in the “Tunnel of Love.” This idea sounded so cute in theory and in practice was a fantastic opportunity to meet other NYC vendors and collaborate on some really amazing stationery! Another super cute touch to the event is that the couple for the "fake” wedding is a real couple renewing their vows! We were able to hear their love story and watch their "first" dance at the beautiful Chelsea Piers Sunset Terrace location which was really sweet.
In the months leading up to the show we met with several of the planners for the day and collaborated on their amazing ideas for their tables. This is one of our favorite parts of the creative process – looking at an inspiration board and then meeting in person to talk out ideas and turn them into something beautiful that provides that little something extra – that special touch that can take the experience to the next level. We were mesmerized as we met with Dee from Dee Weddings and she told us about what she was dreaming up for her very special Table #2. She knew she wanted to use a ton of color throughout the table and get this – a vintage phone! So she was looking for stationery that had a vintage vibe with a touch of the whimsical. She loves our black and white drawings so wanted to keep the table card black and white with a touch of gold. The end result was absolutely spectacular and has inspired two of our full collections – our Black and White Vintage Floral and our Vintage Skeleton Key.
Carissa from Campbell Events told us she was using vintage tea cups at one of her tables, so we created a French vintage inspired watercolor blue Toile collection to accent her table!
Lydia from Wyld used our NYC drawings and paired them with colorful watercolor backgrounds that complemented her insanely beautiful flowers!
We'll close with a few other amazing photos from the day and you can find the complete vendor list at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!
PHOTOGRAPHY: 13 ONE PHOTOGRAPHY, AUTHENTIC PHOTO, OLLI STUDIO (shown) | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, CEREMONY BACKDROP, TABLE 1: YOU’RE THE BOSS! WEDDINGS + EVENTS | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, PERSONAL FLOWERS, TABLES 4, 6, 8: WYLD | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, REGISTRATION TABLE, TABLES 3, 7, 11: CAMPBELL EVENTS | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, SWEETHEART TABLE, TABLES 5, 9: LVR EVENTS | DAY-OF COORDINATION, TABLE 2 + 10: DEE WEDDINGS | VENUE: SUNSET TERRACE AT CHELSEA PIERS | WEDDING DRESS: PAISLEY BRIDAL | BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: UNTAMED BRIDAL | JEWELRY: COSH NYC | HAIR: PINNED & PROPER | MAKEUP: BEST FACE FORWARD MAKEUP STUDIO | BRIDESMAIDS + GROOMSMEN ACCESSORIES: SYMRIK | MENSWEAR: THE GROOMSMAN SUIT | CATERING: NEUMAN’S KITCHEN | DESSERT BAR: SWEET PISTACHIO PATISSERIE | CAKE SHOOTERS: GOT CAKE! CAKE BAR | DOUGHNUTS: KEYHOLE DOUGHNUTS | DJ + EMCEE: SCRATCH WEDDINGS | BAND: SILVER ARROW BAND | CIRQUE PERFORMANCE: CIRQUE CENTRAL | CUSTOM LOVE SONGS: MELODYWED | RENTALS: PARTY RENTAL LTD. | LIGHTING: UNIVERSAL LIGHT AND SOUND | WEDDING FLATS: TALARIA FLATS | GIFTS + FAVORS: JEFAIS CLUB WEDDING FAVORS | HELICOPTER: WINGS AIR HELICOPTERS | HOTEL: THE WASHINGTON JEFFERSON HOTEL | REGISTRY: HEARTFUL.LY | SPA: SHIMMER MED SPA | INVITATIONS + PROGRAMS: BELLA FIGURA | PAPER ACCENTS: PINEAPPLE STREET DESIGNS | PHOTO BOOTH: PHOTOBOOTH CREATIVE | VIDEOGRAPHY: YAMEAN STUDIOS FILMS | NATIONAL SPARKLING WINE SPONSOR: FERRARI SPARKLING WINE | SPONSORING PARTNER: WEDDINGWIRE