Instead of attending a typical wedding show, engaged couples were guests at the Big Fake Wedding hosted at Company 251, where they enjoyed all the trimmings of a real wedding and got a chance to see Chicagoland’s top wedding vendors in action. All photos by Bozena Voytko Photography.
It’s one thing to talk to a vendor at a wedding show or see examples of their work, but it’s an entirely different experience to see a vendor’s product or service in action. Guests at The Big Fake Wedding Chicago 2019 were able to see bridal hair and makeup styles, bridesmaid and groomsmen attire, floral centerpieces, reception décor and more at the fun, interactive event. This year’s vow renewal and fun wedding show alternative featured “dark and stormy” inspiration, with vendors drawing on a mid-century modern vibe. The event had a delightful shadowy mystique with a hip bride and stunning décor.
Vendors (alphabetical by industry):
Title Sponsor- Wedding Planning Software: Aisle Planner, Alcohol: FishBowl Spirits/BlueChairBay, Art Wedding Registry: Mishkalo Art Wedding Registry, Bridesmaid Attire: Bri’Zan Couture, Calligraphy Signage: By Precious Anne, Calligraphy Table Accents: The Blonde Scribe, Ceremony Musician: Fretless Music, Churros: Xurro, Coffee Cart: Barista by FreshGround, Day-of Coordinator/Registration Table & Reception Tables: Elisabeth Dari, DJ & Emcee: Music By Design, Event Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals, Floral & Event Design: To The Nines Events; Eden; Stemming From Love; Bloome; Willow Design LLC, Hair & Makeup: Lips and Lashes Bridal, Hotel Accommodations: Hotel Arista, Invitation Suite: Calligraphy by Christine; Cathleen’s Cards, Marshmallow Favors: Malvi: Marshmallow Confections, Men’s Wedding Band: Hitched, Menswear: The Groomsman Suit, Paper Goods: By Precious Anne, Photography: Bozena Voytko Photography, Popcorn: Epic Gourmet Popcorn, Venue: Company 251, Videography: Anchored Films & Co, Wedding Cake: Two Wild Seeds Baking Company, Wedding Dress: Grace + Ivory
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