Collaboration of Creative Partners April Luncheon – Fairy Godmother Friday

We love the phrase “Community Over Competition,” which is simply described as “getting to the top by building others up!”

Fairy Godmother was born here in Bakersfield, what we like to call the “biggest small town,” and we first grew simply by word of mouth. There was no advertising, our growth was directly correlated to referrals of past clients, guests, and friends.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Part of this business is education. We attend conferences, and are even invited to special events with the most elite vendors in the business. At one conference in particular, ISSE in Carmel, Fairy Godmothers Colleen and Cassandra were rubbing elbows with the one and only Colin Cowie.

At this conference, Colin shared that our vendors are SO much more than just your caterer, or your photographer… They are our friends! We are all in this together and that we should let that show by calling them “friendors.”

If you have been witness to a “Fairy Field Trip” you should know that more than one creative mind with a notepad on the move is just a pinch of the fairy dust that Fairy Godmother offers. The ideas were brewing and viola, the “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheon was born.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Paper Product by Matinae Design Studio.

Once a month, the Fairy Godmother family invites a handful of guests to share an intimate lunch and allows for this table of “friendors” to talk and share stories outside of our events and meetings!

At our most recent April luncheon, we learned that Stephanie of Gimme Some Sugar Bakery got her name from her grandma always saying “come here and gimme some sugar!” Marianne of Marianne Lucas Photography used to be a Supervisor in the Kern High School District before taking her leap of faith into full-time photography. Angela and Patricia of Enchanted Bridal Boutique find their greatest happiness in putting their brides in their dream dresses. Christina of Kwik Signs is a super mom and loves organization, Teresa of Jo Ron Co. finds love in working within the community, and Amy of Alpha Omega Valet Services took over her business and employs orphan and foster youth, some of whom come from her full-time job at CASA of Kern County

Wands full of thanks from all of us at Fairy Godmother, we appreciate you all taking the time out of your day to join us, we know how valuable you are to your business!

Middle Earth-Inspired Wedding – Fairy Godmother Friday

Have Fairies, will travel!

This past Fall, Fairy Godmother had the opportunity to go to Sequoia National Park for a wedding at the Wuksachi Lodge.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The best part? The wedding was inspired by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This was a wedding that Erin & Shelby’s guests would soon not forget!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

This magical day was perfectly photographed by Christina Hopper of CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Flowers by House of Flowers. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Guests arrived dressed in their most appropriate middle earth attire, cloaks and gowns abound!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The day would not have been complete without their officiant dressing in wizard drab, Pastor Rich was more than excited to do so.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The Fairies weren’t the only things that took a roadtrip… The gorgeous bouquet was from Downtown Bakersfield created by the one and only House of Flowers!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Florals by House of Flowers. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Erin and Shelby exchanged vows in the presence of their closest family and friends on a wooden bridge amidst the tall Sequoias and outdoor splendor.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The middle earth decor at the reception site was compiled of centerpieces referencing the couple’s favorite scenes from Lord of the Rings, elfish candle wraps by Matinae Design Studio, and elements of the wilderness.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The wedding cake was all but average, a three tier elfish hideaway the couple were able to cut right in with their swords of choice.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Cake by Goodies Cookies. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Cake by Goodies Cookies. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

A lantern lit exit was the grand finale for this magical day, Erin and Shelby were off to celebrate a new life together!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

 See their full feature in Offbeat Bride, here!

Easter Brunch – Fairy Godmother Friday

For this “Fairy Godmother Friday” we want to help you get ready for your Easter brunch!

We loved designing our Easter collaboration, with a fabulous team of “friendors” we were able to bring out the best that springtime had to offer!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Photographed by Tim Chong.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Floral design by House of Flowers. Rentals by Walker-Lewis Rents. Photographed by Tim Chong.

First things first.

You will have to gather some holiday décor, but don’t fret! You probably have everything you need right in the comfort of your own home.

Starting with the simple things… A spring wreath, some Easter literature and egg ornaments are some of the more simple options that allow you to engulf your guests in this festive experience!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Floral design by House of Flowers. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Photographed by Tim Chong.

Now lets get hoppin’!

Invitations can be for all occasions! Invite your guests with the best paper products, remember less is more and simple is elegant!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Paper products by Matinae Design Studio. Photographed by Tim Chong.

At a proper table setting, napkins are purely a necessity. What if we took that necessity and turned into more… like bunny rabbit décor!

With the proper fold you can turn that boring old napkin into Mr. Cottontail himself, now how fun is that?!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Floral design by House of Flowers. Rentals by Walker-Lewis Rents. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Rentals by Walker-Lewis Rents. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Let’s talk about some of the rabbit food… Florals!

Flowers always steal the show, but what if there was just a little “something” more?

In our Fairy Godmother styled concept shoot, we added a lush basket of mixed greenery complete with tulips and even some cabbage!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Floral design by House of Flowers. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Floral design by House of Flowers. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Yummy bites with a bit of garnish add that much needed flare to bring out the green accents, juxtaposing the light yellow colors with the bright greens.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Catering by Elevation 9. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Catering by Elevation 9. Photographed by Tim Chong.

And what makes brunch taste even better? Yummy treats of course!

Chocolate covered bunnies and pastel ombré cakes make for the perfect dessert!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Sweets by Gimme Some Sugar Bakery. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Sweets by Gimme Some Sugar Bakery. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Sweets by Gimme Some Sugar Bakery. Photographed by Tim Chong.

Of course, if you add a little festive wildlife you may have an even “hoppier” event!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Photographed by Tim Chong.

 While your brunch may be so elegantly exerted, we all know who which attendees will really steal the show!

Fairy Godmother Easter Brunch by Tim Chong

Photographed by Tim Chong.

 

20th Street Cottage Interior Design – Fairy Godmother Friday

Exciting things have been happening at the 20th Street Cottage, here in Downtown Bakersfield!

After having the 20th Street Cottage Community Room redesigned by the one and only Jamie Urner of Jamie Urner Interior Designs, we realized that a much needed project had landed upon our fairy wings… The cottage needed a complete facelift!! 

Jamie Urner is no stranger to the Fairy Godmother family, after Fairy Godmother Colleen produced her sister’s wedding. 

When it came time to do some revamping at the cottage, we knew just who to call. 

Once the redesign of the Community Room had concluded, we had an itch we just couldn’t scratch… We quickly had Jamie dive into design options for the hallway and kitchen.  

Cinderella’s glass slipper and fairy blue accents added subtle hints to the kitchen, and you know that we are all about the details!

We were completely thrilled with the outcome!  

We wanted a feel that combined our love of our namesake Cinderella, the class of brides before us like Jackie O., Lucille Ball and Grace Kelly, and then added finishing touches from the modern era. Jamie took all of this and created her own magic at the 20th Street Cottage!

When it came time to redesign our office, we let Jamie take the reigns. Taking productivity and elegance to create a functional workspace that would double as an elegant setting when the Fairies aren’t hard at work.   

Jamie absolutely nailed it! Adding in light touches of our beloved “fairy blue” bringing our brand to life in our office, mirrored shelving to showcase our great works, and a new table giving us the chance to gather around the table… literally!

A complete facelift wouldn’t be complete without every room… All that we had left was the loo! 

Jamie added some fur, vintage mirrors and new lighting to bring the room to its full potential!

Come visit us at the Fairy Godmother office, contact us today for your no obligation consultation! 

 

And They Lived Happily Ever After… – Fairy Godmother Friday

“Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!” – Fairy Godmother

Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Photography

We have shared countless events with you, and you have been there to cheer us on as we have continued to grow. We know that we couldn’t do any of this without you, we are so thankful for our “Fairy Followers!”

One couple recently came to Fairy Godmother wish a vision. This vision was in direct correlation with one of their many shared passions, Disney!

Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Photography

When Fairy Godmother Cassandra first met Mindi and Julian, she knew that she was going to have to break out her fairy dust and get creative.

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The wedding took place at the historic Noriega House here in Bakersfield, amidst the bright green lawn, perfectly juxtaposed with the bright white of the arch surrounded by all of their closest family and friends.

Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Photography

Paper products by Matinae Design Studio.

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Gwen Corona of Gwen Corona Photography captured the day perfectly! Stunning portraits to capturing every intricate detail, we are so proud to call her a “friendor!”

Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Disney Wedding

 Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Photography

Mindi’s bouquet is a one of a kind creation by As You Wish. It was compiled of many, many unique broaches and embellishments, and we can’t forget the pearls!

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The seating chart was as unique as the day, and keys were tagged with guests’ names and table numbers.

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“Whos its and whats its galore!” Mindi and Julian had plenty. The reception table centerpieces were decorated with unique Disney trinkets all relative of some of Disney’s most commonly known movies such as The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, and Beauty and the Beast!

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Some of Mindi and Julian’s guests even got into the Disney spirit and joined the fun!

Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Photography

 Guests were fully immersed into this Disney-inspired wedding, no detail was spared in planning.

Everything was considered from the cake topper, to handpicked books and even lanterns inspired by Alice In Wonderland! 

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A spoon full of sugar was the perfect guest favor for this absolutely magical wedding.

Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Photography

This wedding was featured on Offbeat Bride, see it here!

Fairy Godmother Gwen Corona Photography

Thank you, Mindi and Julian for trusting Fairy Godmother with your magical day. We are truly honored!

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Irish Wedding Bells – Fairy Godmother Friday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This time of year brings us not only wedding bells, but also Irish wedding bells! 

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

The tradition of Irish wedding bells goes back as far as the Celitc lands, now the tradition of wedding bells rings across the world! Nearly every wedding has bells incorporated in one way or another, it could be as simple as the church bells to as intricate to every guest ringing the bells post ceremony.

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The bells were believed to hold power against evil spirits and to grant wishes!

Who could turn down the idea of these fabulous qualities?!

This tradition leads onto the ringing of the bells before and after the wedding ceremony, notifying and sharing the joy of the newlyweds! 

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One fun fact of the Irish wedding bells, is that after their wedding has come and gone, couples are to place the bells in a safe and easily accessible place in their home.

Then, when a disagreement arises, the couple is to ring their bells in order to remind each other of their wedding day, including the vows they shared and promised to uphold.

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Besides four leaf clovers and leprechauns, what is something else we associate with Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day?

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

While green is most commonly associated with Ireland, the color blue is actually believed to bring the bride good luck on her wedding day! This is where the blue color is incorporated into the design and many of the other elements.

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To share a vision of how one could have an Irish Wedding Bell inspired wedding, the Fairy Godmother family of “Event Producers” teamed up with a fabulous team to create another amazing collaboration!

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

Let’s not forget the lucky horseshoe!

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Irish Wedding Bells Hathaway Ranch

“Irish Wedding Bells” has been featured three times! We are thankful to have had a fantastic team to make this magic happen. Photographer: Boone & Stacie Photography, Produced & Styled By: Fairy Godmother Co., Rentals: Walker-Lewis Rents, Venue: Hathaway Ranch, Paper Products: Matinae Design Studio, Bakery Items: GhilaDolci Bakery

You can see more of this stunning styled shoot at The Perfect Wedding Guide where it has been featured…

Irish Wedding Bell Inspiration

 

Collaboration of Creative Partners – Fairy Godmother Friday

As we get ready for our March Collaboration of Creative Partners luncheon, we wanted to share about our previous two!

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Logo

Specialty logo design by Matinae Design Studio.

Fairy Godmothers Colleen and Cassandra took a “fairy field trip” one day, and as many of you may know, some of our best ideas come from long car rides!

This “Fairy Field Trip” was actually a very special event! It was an exclusive, invitation-only conference put on by Stacie Francombe. Another invitee was none other than the famous Colin Cowie, Colin is best known for celebrity weddings and events. In one of Colin’s speeches, he said that our vendors are much more than the word leads us to believe, and that they are truly “Creative Partners!”

Just like that the “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheons were born.

Wedding Planner Magazine November 2016 Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners

We have even written an article on the “Collaboration of Creative Partners” that was featured in Volume 6/Issue 6 of Wedding Planner Magazine!

Networking is vital in this industry, and this is why we love our “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheons! Having so much talent in one space is the absolute best feeling, and we are so lucky to call each and every one of these vendors, “friendors!”

Wedding Planner Magazine November 2016 Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners

The “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheons allow for everyone to mingle and interact outside of an event or wedding, it gives us time to get personal and learn more about each other!

Wedding Planner Magazine November 2016 Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners

            When business professionals come together and not only share the same air, but have casual conversations and are able to open up out of their shells also bouncing ideas back and forth, brainstorming, and share past experiences to build new ones. Through sharing ideas and goals, magic is created. Whether it is for a new project, or maybe through that of styled or theme inspired shoots. Collaboration open doors to a whole new world of possibilities for vendors.

January’s luncheon was graciously hosted by The Nines Restaurant inside the Bakersfield Marriot in Downtown Bakersfield.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Boone & Stacie Weddings

Menu by Matinae Design Studio. Photograph by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

In attendance we had Courtney of GhilaDolci Bakery, Joshua, Emily and Molly of Evermoore Films, JC Cota of All Sound Music, Diana of House of Flowers, Boone & Stacie of Boone & Stacie Weddings, and Ismael of The Nines Restaurant!

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Boone & Stacie Weddings

Our January Collaboration of Creative Partners attendees. Photograph by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

Our February luncheon was held at the Bakersfield Petroleum Club, one of the most elite premier clubs in Bakersfield.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners J.Michelle Photography

February was sweet, just like our guests! Photograph by J.Michelle Photography

Our friendors Janaye of J.Michelle Photography, Donald Glenn of Donald Glenn Entertainment, Madison and Brittany of the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield, Allie Mae of The Beautiful Life LLC, and Janice of the Flower Bar took the time out of their busy schedules to join us! 

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners J.Michelle Photography

February’s Creative Partner squad! Photograph by J.Michelle Photography.

If you are interested in joining us at one of our Creative Partner luncheons, please contact Colleen directly at Colleen@FairyGodmotherEvents.net! We would be more than excited to invite you!

 

Welcoming Explorer Travel & Tours! – Fairy Godmother Friday

The “Happiest Place in Bakersfield” has grown, again!

We are so excited to share that Leland and Pamela of Explorer Travel and Tours have joined us as our final tenants of the 20th Street Cottage community room, designed by Jamie Urner Interior Designs!

The purpose of a community room is to allow professionals the comfort of an office, without paying the office price.

These rooms are shared space that is there when they need them without trying to have a conversation over blenders, the normalities of a coffee shop, or other little nuances that may arise in public space. 

Explorer Travel & Tours 20th Street Cottage

Leland and his gorgeous wife Pamela branched out of their daily lives to create something different. Leland being a professional firefighter and Pamela, a college professor, started Explorer Travel and Tours

20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

Leland and Pamela have one mission. It is simple and absolutely selfless… “This business allows us to help those who help others. We love to support church, mission, educational, and various charitable organizations with travel needs worldwide.”

 20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

Together, they began giving couples, and large groups, the trip of a lifetime through travel planning!

Their company, Explorer Travel & Tours, offers the best travel experience from start to finish that any company could! 

20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

Leland hasn’t always been one of Bakersfield’s premier travel agents. In fact, Leland is one of Bakersfield’s lead fire engineers! 

In addition to being successful, and generous, business owners, Leland and Pamela are incredibly active with their family! Taking trips and sharing experiences with their loved ones is a top priority.

20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

 On behalf of everyone at the 20th Street Cottage, we are proud to share our happy place with Explorer Travel and Tours!

A Taste of NV 2017 – Fairy Godmother Friday

The Fairies got to do something a little different this Valentine’s Day…

Our dear friends at NV Catering held a very special Valentine’s event, “A Taste of NV!”

This event was held to not only showcase some of Bakersfield’s finest vendors to potential clients, but to bring together and show appreciation for each and every person in the room.

A Taste of NV Fairy Godmother table setup

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Fairy Godmother

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

Angela and Patricia, owners of Enchanted Bridal Boutique, brought some of their latest inventory for display as guests begin their wedding planning process… A dress is a very important detail!

A Taste of NV Enchanted Bridal

Every bride needs a little help with their gown, even the fake ones!

There was no better venue than The Station for this intimate event! It’s Your Party did a fabulous job with décor and rentals, and amazing uplighting by All Sound Music.

A Taste of NV The Station

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

These talented vendors included NV Catering, Enchanted Bridal, All Sound Music, Evermoore Films, Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography, It’s Your Party, Blue Sky Media and of course our fabulous host, The Station!

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV NV Catering

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV All Sound Music

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Evermoore Films

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Jonah & Lindsay Long

A photo of our photographers, Jonah & Lindsay Long!

A Taste of NV It's Your Party

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Blue Sky Media

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV The Station

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

Couples, and groups, were immersed into an intimate evening complete with delicious raspberry and almond champagne from Las Flores winery upon entry.

A Taste of NV Las Flores Winery

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Las Flores Winery

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

The exquisite dinner menu included ahi tuna, a delicious filet, and followed with assorted chocolate covered strawberries prepared by the one and only Chef Nate and his NV Catering team.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

 

 

 

Fairy Field Trip! Big Fake Wedding – Fairy Godmother Friday

This past week, the Fairy Godmother team was able to take a “Fairy Field Trip” to Los Angeles, California for the Big Fake Wedding

The Fairies loaded up and headed south! Don’t fret, we know every Starbucks better than GPS.

Fairy Godmother Field Trip

The Fairies never take a “Fairy Field Trip” without “Fairy Fuel!”

And of course, we all know that work knows no limits…

If this isn’t one depiction of the dedication our team has, we aren’t sure what is!

Fairies On The Go

Fairies On The Go!

Before heading out to the Big Fake Wedding, the Fairies had to check in at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel!

Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show replacement that puts guests in the middle of a real-life wedding in order to fully immerse themselves in the wedding experience. 

Big Fake Wedding

While it is a bridal show alternative, it is also a celebration of another wedding! Whether it be real wedding, vow renewal, or strictly scripted, The Big Fake Wedding has a purpose! The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles was a celebration of Laura and Ethan, you can read more on their story here!

Big Fake Wedding Laura & Ethan

Laura & Ethan with their two boys. Photo Source.

The gorgeous ceremony site elegantly draped with mood lighting set the scene for the floral covered arch.

Location of the Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

The beautiful outdoor ceremony site at Seventh Place in Los Angeles!

Upon walking into the reception site, Fairy Godmother Cassandra couldn’t pass up the floral moon which we still believe was crafted just for her!

Big Fake Wedding Entrance

The tables were each decorated by different planners and designers, giving guests multiple feels and views on what their day could look like!

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Big Fake Wedding Centerpiece

Okay, and let’s talk about how stunning this head table is!

Covered in floral arrangements, candles, and lanterns the mood was set!

Big Fake Wedding Centerpiece

At a bridal show, guests aren’t exactly able to see what the vendors have to offer, whereas at a wedding they are able to see things come full circle and see the vendors in action. 

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Talk about fun!

The guys over at Slow Motion Time Machine Photo Booth made sure that a great time was had by all!

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We got to mingle with vendors such as Nifty Balloons, , Sweet E’s Bake Shop, and one of our personal favorites, Sugar Fairy Desserts!

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Another “Fairy Favorite” was the husband and wife team behind “Nifty Balloons!” Their impeccable talent did not go unnoticed at the Big Fake Wedding, every guest could be found with some sort of balloon art. We just thought they were too fun to pass up!

Fairy Godmother Nifty Balloons

Fairy Godmother Cassandra was the “Queen Bee” at the Big Fake Wedding!

Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

The perfect crown piece made by Nifty Balloons!

Fairy Godfather Nifty Balloons wand

Every Fairy Godfather needs a balloon wand!

A night well spent, the Fairies were so glad to have attended the Big Fake Wedding!

A HUGE thank you to all the vendors involved in putting on this event, and to Seventh Place for being the chosen venue!

Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles

The Fairy Godmother family at the Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles