Posts tagged Bridal Show
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!

Vintage Glamour Bridal Show - Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

This past Sunday, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph and attend my very first bridal show. It was so much fun to meet so many new people in the wedding industry and interact with couples one-on-one.

Here's my first-ever booth... I'm so happy with how everything came together!

The event took place inside Carr Winery. They have a beautiful open space with barrels lining the walls and a cozy bar in the corner.

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Everyone else's booths looked really gorgeous. It was so interesting to see all the clever ideas people came up with. (Like Gatherings for Good using an upside-down wine glass as a candle holder and table number!) Top left: The Velvet Pour's custom bar menu, Top right: Brenda Cali's stunning tablesetting ideas from her Gatherings for Good booth, Bottom left: The hair and makeup table, Bottom right: Memory Making Events' booth with vintage furniture from Sweet Beginnings.

The fashion show models had their makeup done by Absolutely Fabulous Glamour Studio and hair styled by the team at Studio Brit, all with a vintage flair.

The fashion show featured music from DJ Scott Topper and dresses from Dolly Couture. After the fashion show, I got to have a mini photo session with the models. They were so much fun to work with and the photos came out great!

I had the best time at the show and can't wait to do it again!


Vendor List

Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dresses: Dolly Couture
Hair: Studio Britt
Makeup: Absolutely Fabulous Glamour Studio
DJ: Scott Topper Productions
Venue: Carr Winery
Lighting & Sound: Islay Events
Custom Candles: LaCandle Company
Planning/Coordination: Gatherings for Good, Memory Making Events
Vintage Party Rentals: Sweet Beginnings
Other Photographers: Mariela Campbell Photography, Chris + Jenn Photography
Show Organizer: SF Productions