The Big Fake Wedding NYC, presented by BRIDES


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New York vendors were encouraged to turn the dark beauty and romance from this year's edgy wedding fashion into something beautiful and appealing. They combined luxurious textures like marble and silk with pops of crystals, sequins, and metallics to create a glamorous affair.

Impression Bridal Collections Reception Gown

A fitted chiffon gown accented with silver jewels made the bride feel like the belle of her ball during the reception. Photo credit: Ann Blake Photography

Dapper Navy and Black Custom Suiting by The Tailory New York

The groom and his groomsmen were outfitted in custom, coordinating navy and black suits with personalized details. Photo credit: Ann Blake Photography

Frosty, Ethereal Tablescape by Sparkle Motion Décor

This tablescape had a feminine, couture feel, and featured delicate details like paper flowers and mercury glass. Photo credit: Ann Blake Photography

Jewel-Toned Tablescape by Juli Vaughn Designs

Bold, jewel-toned arrangements were packed into luxurious velour boxes instead of traditional vases for a whimsical take on the reception table. Photo credit: Ann Blake Photography

The First Dance Dip

Bride and groom, Keeley and Clayton, shined on the dance floor during their first dance. The reception music was provided by EastCoast Entertainment. Photo credit: Ann Blake Photography

Hand-Painted Programs with Calligraphy by Pure Paper NY

Elegant and sophisticated, these hand-painted programs tied into the Smoke & Mirrors event theme. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Jewel-Toned Bouquet with Gilded Accents by Juli Vaughn Designs

Bold flowers mixed with pastels and accented with gold leaves gave this bouquet a couture vibe. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Paper Flower Tablescape by Sparkle Motion Décor

Various sea-toned elements created a fluid, dreamlike tablescape. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Hand-Stamped Thank You Notes by Bella Carta Boutique

These hand-stamped and hand-lettered thank you cards added a bit of personalization to the wedding correspondence. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Gray Floral Invitation Suite by Gartner Studios

Clean and elegant, these gray floral invitations from Gartner Studios exuded class and beauty. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Portrait with Vintage Rentals by Dovetail Vintage Rentals

The bride and groom paused for an intimate moment together during the festivities. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Bridal Portrait

This backless Impression Bridal Collections gown is a showstopper and made the bride look supremely elegant. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Bride and Bridesmaids dressed by Impression Bridal

Coordinating, black bridesmaid dresses in different cuts complemented the bride’s white gown. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Rose-Colored Polka Dot Wedding Cake by Ovenly

Not all wedding cakes have to be white; this rose-colored, pomegranate masterpiece from Ovenly made for a delicious surprise. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

The First Kiss

The bride and groom’s first kiss. The ceremony backdrop was created by All Who Wander Event Design. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

The First Dance

The bride shows off her outfit change with the debut of her reception gown from Impression Bridal Collections during the first dance. Reception music provided by EastCoast Entertainment. Photo credit: Elvira Kalviste Photography

Gilded Place Setting by Sparkle Motion Décor

This glamorous place setting featured a gilded charger, gold-leaf glassware, gold-stemmed flatware, and a hand-painted plate. Photo credit: Karen Kristian Photography

Brooklyn Wedding Portrait

Karen Kristian Photography captured the couple’s personality and the beauty of the venue in this stunning wedding portrait. Photo credit: Karen Kristian Photography

Modern Glam Place Setting by All Who Wander Events

This modern, geometric place setting featured succulent table accents to delicately enhance the glam decor. Photo credit: Karen Kristian Photography

Sophisticated, Timeless Black and Gold Invitation Suite by Lilac Lily Design

Sleek and elegant, this black and gold invitation suite is a classic that will never go out of style. Photo credit: Karen Kristian Photography

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The Big Fake Wedding NYC, presented by BRIDES

February 25, 2015 – 26 Bridge, Brooklyn


The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative that invites brides-to-be and their grooms to attend a faux wedding, complete with a vow renewal, cocktail-style dinner, and dance-party reception. Local event planners, florists, musicians, bakers, and photographers demonstrate their skills at the wedding, allowing attendees to experience the vendors in action and decide whose services would complement their own weddings.

HONEYMOON FAVES

Ameslishan Bridal

Bella Blanca Event Center

Make Your Dream Wedding a Reality with Cavicchioli 1928!

The Buzz

More Than Savings

BRIDES Live Wedding Sweepstakes

First Class: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Build Your Love Next with Kohl’s

Visible Scars. Meet Visible Results.

First Class: Turtle Island Fiji

The Wedding Registry at JCPenney

Bridal Style Board

Wedding Worthy: Cuisine

Puerto Rico, The All Star Island

Rings and Roses

 
 
 
 
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