The Big Fake Wedding: Baltimore

I'm so excited to have been part of this event! The Big Fake Wedding is an alternative bridal show that turns the idea of a traditional wedding expo on its head. A real married couple celebrates a vow renewal, but the whole thing is staged as a wedding. Engaged couples get to see vendors in action and talk to them one on one, and the organizers do a great job of curating multiple vendors in most categories (such as flowers, stationary, and photography) so that there is real variety for the guests.

I created floral hair accessories for the 2017 Baltimore event, held in Ellicott City on September 13th.


I made anemones, gardenias, heuchera leaves, cherry blossoms, ajuga leaves, and berries in a mix of redder and bluer purple shades. Shiny gold stamens and painted details set off the darker colors and gave everything a little more dimension!

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Photography : Jen Harvey Photography


Photography : L.A. Birdie Photography

See more pictures from the event via The Big Fake Wedding Blog and the Ruffled blog!

All the awesome vendors:

Alcohol : Social Sparkling Wine | Airstream Cotton Candy + Coffee : The Cozy Caravan Club | Bar : Oh My Gahs | Bridal Alterations : My’s Bridalterations | Catering : Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning | Day of Coordinator : Social Graces Weddings | DJ : DJ Jimmy T Entertainment | Engraved Favors & Gifts : Lighthouse Lazer | Event Rentals (Farm Tables and Chairs) : Something Vintage Rentals | Event Rentals (Highboys and Linens) : Party Plus Tents + Events | Floral & Event Design (Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Head Table + Table 3,4) : Southern Blooms | Floral & Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Table 2,5,6) : Maryland Bay Blossoms | Floral Accessories : Wrenegade Floral Design | Groom’s Cake : The Cake Studio | Hair + Make Up : Silver Immersion | Hotel : 1840s Plaza | Invitations (Black Floral) : Attitude & Gratitude | Invitations (Red Floral) : Bowerbox Press | Invitations (Gold Foil, Purple + Gray) : Silver Orchard Creative | Jewelry : Saxon’s Diamond Centers | Menswear : Blank Label | Photobooth: Lux Amare Weddings | Photography : L.A. Birdie Photography | Photography : Lisa Robin Photography | Photography : Jen Harvey Photography | Picture Keeper : Share Your Photos | Signage : To Put it Eloquently | Switzerland Travel : Derungs Quinter Immobilien | Travel : Time for Travel | Venue : Main Street Ballroom | Wedding Cake : Mimi’s Mocha Treats | Wedding Day Maps : Pluma Palomino | Wedding Dress : Bridals by Elena | Wedding Vow Art : The Standard Canvas