The Big Fake Wedding||New Orleans, La 12.7.17

The Big Fake Wedding

The Big Fake Whhaaattt??

YES! You read that right. It’s exactly everything it sounds like! Just a big ole fake wedding. Except for this amazing couple of course! Madison+Callie.
So let’s talk about who, what, when, where, why?

Who is TBFW? Check them out here —> http://www.thebigfakewedding.com
Who is the couple?
Madison+Callie. These two began dating early in high
school, and it was one of those instant love
kind of things where they were swapping “I
love you’s” only one month into it. They dated
for nine years before they got married in the
church that they met and grew up in. After
three years of marriage, they renewed their vows at The Big Fake Wedding New Orleans!
What?!
Ok. So, Ashley and her team found me on Instagram a few months back and asked if I would love to be a part of their upcoming event this past December. I was so excited all of my annoying hashtags finally paid off and I said YES! This was such an amazing opportunity for my team to meet new wedding vendors and take a little trip to the most exciting city of weddings, EVER.
When?
December 7, 2017. The coldest, most drab and wet day that ever existed. No lie. It snowed that night if you don’t remember! Snow in LA!! Stomping around NOLA’s streets in 40 degree weather wasn’t the most exciting thing we’ve ever done, but got better when our team made a beer run for the whole crew and warmed things up a bit! 😉
Where?
Well, you guessed it. New Orleans at the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House+Garden! Home of the best brunch spot, Elizabeth’s! Not to mention a million other amazing things, like the best brides and second lines ever!
Why?
Why not?! This was the perfect opportunity for us to meet new vendors, get creative (and I mean really creative, it rained ALL DAY LONG!) and have some fun!

So the entire day wasn’t totally fake. Our couple was real, their vow renewal was real (YES! That’s my husband standing in as the officiant!), the dress, the tux, the cake, the rain, the hard work, the chill bumps, the smiles, the laughs, the love, everything about it!
This was a full day for us, two days actually. We had a ton of fun, met a ton of new peeps and made some new friends! It came and went as fast as the snow melted. We all put so much time and hard work to make this day so awesome so check out the vendor list below!
xx-Nik

Vendor love:

ALCOHOL
socialsparklingwine.com

BAND
noladukesband.com
BRIDESMAID ATTIRE

bellabridesmaids.com/locations/new-
orleans

CATERING + BAR
pigeonevents.com

CEREMONY MUSICIAN
kristenmonnik.com

COCKTAIL HOUR CATERING
messinascatering.com

DAY-OF COORDINATOR
ellerjae.com

DESSERT BAR
lalouisianebakery.com

EVENT RENTALS
truevaluerentalnola.com

 

FARM TABLE AND CHAIR RENTALS
heartwoodeventrentals.com

FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN
Bouquets, Boutonnieres + Tables 3&4
somethingborrowedblooms.com

FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN
Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1&2
nectarandblossom.com

GROOMS CAKE
nolasweetlife.com

HANKERCHIEFS AND CAKE PULLS
etsy.com/shop/roxygs

HOTEL
thenatchez.com

INVITATIONS
thecallingcardnola.com

LINENS
lovestrucklinens.com

MAKE UP & HAIR
verdebeautystudio.com

MENSWEAR
alsformalwear.com

PHOTO BOOTH
completeweddingbatonrouge.com

PHOTOGRAPHY
nikkibardwellphotography.com

PICTURE KEEPER
shareyourphotos.com

SECOND LINE BAND
neworleanskinfolk.com

TRAVEL
mysignaturetrip.com

VENUE
bkhouse.org

WEDDING CAKE
gambinos.com

WEDDING DRESS
advocateofthebride.com

WEDDING VOW ART

thestandardcanvas.com/wedding-
vow-art.html

VIDEOGRAPHY
ccastillofilms.com