The Big Fake Wedding | Sacramento

On Thursday, April 11 I had the pleasure of participating in Sacramento’s first Big Fake Wedding. The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception. Yep! It’s a big big, fake weddings to connect brides and grooms to the best local vendors.

As a special surprise, this event was feature on The Perfect Palette!

From The Big Fake Wedding: The Big Fake Wedding is the most uniquely curated and most far-reaching bridal show alternative in the nation, attracting over 6,000 attendees and 1,000 vendors annually across 30+ events in 25 cities.

The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-and-grooms-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”

For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.

Below are highlights from the event - all photos by me! There were two additional photographers there, each with their own unique, beautiful style, so be sure to check out their blogs of the big day as well!




Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography 

Photography: Dana Shular Photography

Photography: Michelle Angeli Photography

Videography: Hidden Temple Weddings


Catering, BAR + Venue: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel


Day-of Coordinator: Events by Kristina Elyse 


Floral + Event Design : Head Table + Tables 2, 6: A Daydream Wedding
Event Rentals: Lounge, Chairs, specialty Linens: Celebrations Party Rentals and Tents 
Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 4, 8, 11: Kelsey Owen Events 
Event Design: Tables 3, 7, 10: Events by Kristina Elyse
Floral Design: Personal Flowers, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 3-5, 7-11: Fig + Vine


Balloon Garland Installations: Ready Set Confetti

Photo Booth: Big Cheese Photo Booth Co. 


DJ + Emcee: Beat Fleet DJ’s

Ceremony Musician: Camellia String Quartet 


Farm Table Rentals: Stevenz Company


Hair + Makeup: Blow Me Away Blow Dry Bar


Wedding Cake: Wed Cake Studio 

Desserts: Bite sized sweets: Soul Sweets
Desserts: Cookie: Traylor Park Bakery
Desserts: Creative Sweets: Urban Acres
Desserts: Gelato: Ghiotto Artisan Gelato
Marshmallow Favors: Malvi Marshmallow Confections


Wedding Dress: Bride to Be Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bride to Be Couture
Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On: Try Hitched

Jewelry: Bip & Bop Handmade Jewelry
Menswear: Bride to Be Couture 


Hotel Accommodations: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

Real Estate Agent: Century 21 Select Real Estate 
Travel: Above & Beyond Travel

Lauren White