It’s sunny, it’s May, and there’s only one thing we’re inspired by right now… FLOWERS. Particularly the wild and colorful kind. That was the concept behind The Big Fake Wedding‘s event in Pittsburgh, full of free-spirited and folksy wedding ideas with a bohemian ceremony and a cool, casual indie reception. See more in the photos Emily Havranek, Kayla Bri, & Requiem Images shared!
So pretty!The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative for unique, creative couples that want to see wedding vendors in action. It takes place in the form of a big, fake wedding (complete with a *real* ceremony!), so couples get to see how the events of a wedding day unfold, and how each creative team works together to make it special. They now have events in cities all over the US, so even if you’re not in Pittsburgh, you can still find one tailored to your own location.
Their color palette was inspired by the many shades of ranunculus in California’s Carlsbad flower fields… a happy red, mint, soft linen, peach, day blazer yellow, and buttercup.
A few bohemian-inspired floral arrangements were an obvious must.
Not to mention a fishtail braid by la pomponnee beauty artisans for a laidback bridal look.
Rustic signage and garden blooms adorned every inch of the venue.
If you’re a local you know that it’s a Pittsburgh tradition to have a cookie table, so the crew made a colorful, wildflower-inspired version for the celebration.
And have you noticed how trendy suspended cake tables are at the moment? Nora Claire Bakeshop was behind this geometric wedding cake.
Find more coverage of The Big Fake Weddings events across the country on 100LC here, and learn all about how it works (including a real-life vow renewal ceremony and tons of wedding decor ideas!) over on bigfakewedding.com.Los Angeles, you’re next!
Photography: Emily Havranek Photography, Kayla Bri Photography, & Requiem Images / Venue: HIP at the Flashlight Factory / Day-of Coordinator: Your Big Day PGH / Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers + Tables 1, 4: 4121 Main / Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 2, 5: Dietz Floral & Gifts / Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 7, 8: The Ivy Green / Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Tables 3, 6: Bella Florals / Floral + Event Design: Cake Backdrop: Aja Maria Floral / Hair + Makeup: la pomponnee beauty artisans / Signage: Written By Nikki Calligraphy / Wedding Cake: Nora Claire Bakeshop / Doughnuts: The Dapper Doughnut Waynesburg / Ice Cream: Churn Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee / Catering: Bistro To Go Cafe & Catering / Bartending: Ace Bartenders / Event Rentals: Windswept Entertainment & Event Rentals / DJ + Emcee: DJD PGH / Ceremony Musician + Uplighting: Pittsburgh DJ Company / Dance Studio: Pittsburgh Wedding Dance / Live Event Painter: Live Painting by Jaison & Stephanie / Lodging: HIP at the Flashlight Factory / Favors: love, Pittsburgh / Marshmallow Favors: Malvi: Marshmallow Confections / Photo Booth: Pittsburgh Paparazzi Magic Mirror / Travel Agent: Cruise Planners – Kilmer Travel / Wedding Dress: Luna Boutique / Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie / Jewelry: Sabika Jewelry / Bowties: Knotzland Bowties / Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On: Hitched