All the Stunning Details from The Big Fake Wedding Seattle

Held this year at WithinSodo, The Big Fake Wedding was a Pinterest board come true.
Written by
Darien Parish

Sponsored by The Big Fake Wedding

An alternative to the traditional bridal show, The Big Fake Wedding has been inspiring brides, grooms and vendors across the country with one-of-a-kind events styled and curated to feel exactly like a real wedding. Formerly known as The NotWedding, The Big Fake Wedding includes dinner, drinks and an emotional vow renewal, and like any good wedding, is capped off with a fabulous dance-party reception. Vendors are hand-selected and perform their services as they would at an actual wedding, allowing them to showcase their talents to real brides and grooms-to-be, who serve as the guests. 

This year's Seattle event was held at WithinSodo and featured a line-up of talented area vendors (see below for the full list). The chosen inspiration for the event was "Cyanotype" - the process of covering a surface with a photo-reactive solution and exposing it to light. Whatever material is placed on top of the surfacce will block the light, leaving a dreamy white image surrounded by a sea of bleeding color. It doesn't get much more ethereal than that. The selected vendors were given the below inspiration board to drive their creative processes, and the result was a literal Pinterest board come to life, leaving us with a fresh, romantic way to do the trending jewel-tone palette.






Bridesmaids Dresses
Ceremony Musician
Chair Rentals
Day of Coordinator
Dessert Bar
DJ + Photobooth
Event Rentals
Event Design: Head Table + Tables 2, 5, 7, 10
Floral Design: Bouquets + Boutonnieres + Head Table + Tables 2, 5, 7, 10
Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Tables 1, 6
Floral + Event Design: Cake Backdrop + Tables 3, 8
Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 4, 9
Hair + Make Up
Invitations (Abstract Water Color on Vellum)
Invitations (Hand Drawn Florals)
Invitations (Modern Heirloom Style)
Invitations (Handmade Paper + Navy) and Table Runner
Live Painting
Mousse Bar
Photography (not featured here)
Photography (not featured here)
Picture Keeper
Lava Cakes + Custom Marshmallows
Tux Rentals
Vintage Rentals
Wedding Cake
Wedding Dress
Wedding Vow Art
Wine Sponsor