Any Pride and Prejudice fans reading today? Our friends at The Big Fake Wedding took on Cincinnati last month, and their 2019 iteration was all about merging timelessness and modernity in a wedding design inspired by the Jane Austen classic. Think vintage-inspired details, a hint of nostalgia, and embracing traditions in fresh ways.
You can see all the creative talent involved at the bottom of this post (and click here for past events in other locations), but here are a few of our fave highlights from photographers Chelsey & Jordan, Emma McMahan, & Jillian Francois:
Starting with a most romantic, vintage inspired bridal gown from Luxe Redux Bridal.
Originally built in 1868, The Transept made the perfect historic backdrop for their Austen-inspired wedding. By the way, you all know that every edition of The Big Fake Wedding actually involves a real, emotional vow renewal for a local couple? Not to mention dinner and drinks, and loads of inspiration by talented local wedding vendors. Find more info here.
Love seeing paper pretties inspired by classic literature, too.
The vintage-inspired color palette included tones of peach, greens, dusty purple, and stone.
For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.
Photography: Chelsey & Jordan Photography, Emma McMahan Photography, & Jillian Francois Photography / Venue: The Transept / Bar & Catering: Funky’s Catering / Day-of Coordinator: Blue Dahlia Events / Floral + Event Design (Registration Area, Accent Furniture Rentals + Tables 1, 2): Borrowed Time Events / Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 3, 4): Tully Floral Design / Floral + Event Design (Head Table, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 5, 6): Tulips Up / Floral + Event Design (Dessert Backdrop, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 7, 8): Social Butterfly Events & Designs / Invitation Suite + Welcome Sign: Designed, Sealed, Delivered / Hair: Tara Wood Beauty / Makeup: Glam on the Go / Wedding Cake: Happy Chicks Bakery / Groom’s Cake: The Sugarie Sweet Shop / Marshmallow Favors: Malvi: Marshmallow Confections / Dessert Table: Sweet Jazz Treats / Event Rentals (Linens + Cocktail Tables): Cincinnati Event Rental / Lounge + Decor Rentals: Queen City Vignette / Vintage China + Accent Furniture Rentals: Collective Charm / Watercolor Map: Style & Grace Designs / DJ + Photobooth: The Music Concierge / Hotel Accommodations: 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati / Real Estate Agent: Team Markowski, Keller Williams Realty / Travel Agent: Minted Honeymoons / Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On: Hitched / Wedding Dress: Luxe Redux Bridal