Surprise! We got married! Again! Except this time, there was nothing legal about it because, you know, we already covered that part the first time. Okay but actually, Alec and I were asked to be the bride and groom for The Big Fake Wedding Seattle and it was 1. such an honor 2. so much fun and 3. such a different vibe than our real wedding. Basically The Big Fake Wedding is a company that goes around the country and puts on “fake weddings” (literally the whole shabang…photos, ceremony, dancing, dinner) so that vendors in the industry in those cities can show off their mad skills and couples who are engaged in those cities can come to get inspo and meet vendors that they’d wanna hire for their own special day!
So how does this all work? Our friend from Biola, Ashley Mae, works for the company and reached out to us once we moved to Seattle this year to see if we would want to be the happy couple and obviously, we said yes, I mean, I do. I mean, we will. And that was about it until the week of the event. I went and did a dress fitting to pick out the dress they wanted me to wear for the event (and we ended up choosing four lol) and this time around, they didn’t have a men’s wardrobe designer so Alec picked from his own closet. All we had to do was bring our bridesmaid, groomsman, and “officiant” (hi mom) and show up on event day! Once we got there, the girls got their hair and makeup done for awhile and then we did 3 rounds of photoshoots out in the brisk Seattle streets (on the same day/ same time as a Seahawks game that was about one block down from us). Alec was such a trooper because I smiled for a living for 5 years and if my face was dead after 3 hours of photo taking, his was double-dead.
A huge thank you to the amazing team of vendors! I can’t post this without giving them their credit (because I want to and because I have to hehe)
Bar : Perfect Pour Cocktail Co.
Bridesmaid Attire : Bella Bridesmaids Seattle
Catering : Suite J: Catering and Events
Ceremony Musician : Lauren Grace
Chocolate Favors : Theo Chocolate
Day-of Coordinator : Britta’s Brides
Marshmallow Favors : Malvi: Marshmallow Confections
Entertainment : Oncore
Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop : Laura Burkhart Creative
Favors : Conundrum Trail Mix
Floral + Event Design: Tables 1+2 : Bloom Away
Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers + Tables 3, 4 : Jessica Vann-Campbell Flowers
Floral + Event Design: Registration Table, Balloon Garland, Tables 5, 6 : Confetë Party Box
Floral & Event Design: Head Table + Tables 7, 8 : Buttercup Event Co.
Hair + Makeup : The PNW Bride
Handmade Details : Clementine Wedding & Party
Hotel Accomodations : Hotel Sorrento
Ice Creamery : Sweet Alchemy
Lighting : Crimson Haze Event Lighting
Linens : LinenTablecloth
Luxury Restrooms : Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers
Non-Profit Sponsor : Brides for a Cause
Oyster Bar : Taylor Shellfish Farms
Photo Booth : Frozen Sentiments
Photography : April Yentas Photography
Photography : Mayfield Photo and Film
Photography : Claudia Noelle Photography
Real Estate Broker : Chan Davies Real Estate Broker with Skyline Properties
Farm Tables : Puget Sound Farm Tables
Chairs + Tables : American Party Place
Signage : Letters & Bliss Calligraphy
Specialty Rentals : Yay! Parties & Co.
Table Accents : Event Script
Travel Agent : The Hello Agency
Venue : The 101
Videography : Elevation 0m
Wedding Cake : Eastside Specialty Cakes
Wedding Dress : Grace + Ivory