The Big Fake Wedding LA: Behind The Scenes


So, what on earth is The Big Fake Wedding? Well, it's part bridal show, part real wedding! All the vendors get together to create a beautiful wedding based on a theme; This year, the theme was "Phases of the Moon". The couple was a real-life married couple celebrating their marriage with a vow renewal ceremony. The vendors produced the whole wedding, start-to-finish, just as they would a real wedding, with the ceremony open to future brides and grooms and their guests so that they can get inspired and see real wedding vendors in action. Afterward, there's a party with food, cake, dancing, and booths with all the vendors so everyone can talk to eachother.

The process was so awesome (I highly recommend attending if you're planning your own wedding, you get to see potential vendors really at work!). In today's post, I thought I'd share a few of those great behind-the-scenes moments and vendor booths, starting with my own!

I set up my booth with a bunch of my favorite prints, flowers, and colorful decorations. I was really happy with how it turned out. It's totally my style: colorful & fun!


Most people don't realize how much stress and work go into planning a vendor booth. But in all honesty, we're all just people. Which means we spend hours agonizing over every detail: Is this the right color? Should I put my business cards here? Is this too tall?

I think everyone did a pretty great job, and it's always great to see how each person expresses their own style.


Smile Lounge Photobooth did an awesome job with their table. I loved the pops of red!


Joanna August brought their own selection of gorgeous bridesmaids dresses so attendees could have a mini shopping experience.


Hasmik of Sugar Fairy Desserts set up a beautiful display of desserts. Before the show opened, she offered me a couple treats to taste and oh my they were delicious!


Nifty Balloons set up their awesome balloon display on the spot, including special little clear balloons filled with gold flakes. They really looked like starry galaxies!


The talented girls of Vavé Studios put together this incredible floral arch.


The bride and her bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done before the ceremony and got touch-ups in between photos.


Ready to see how the whole event turned out? CLICK HERE to see the full blog post!