A little while back we attended the Big Fake Wedding’s “Dark + Stormy” Boulder show and WOW was it good. An incredible team of vendors came together and channeled Mad Men’s Don Draper and the evening was filled with dreamy mid-century modern details + shadowy mystique.

If you’re currently planning your wedding, you absolutely must attend one of the Big Fake Wedding’s events. They create wedding shows all across the country and hand-select local vendors to perform their services just like they would at a real wedding. We, the “wedding guests”, get to see the decor, hear the music, and even taste the cakes and drink the couple’s signature drinks! Can you think of a better way to get wedding inspiration, learn planning information, meet local vendors AND have a fun night out all in one?

The couples getting “married” during the Big Fake Wedding events are real life couples renewing their vows! Geena and Tommy, our tender Boulder couple, had us teary eyed all night. Love. It’s just the best thing ever.

Make sure to scroll allll the way to the bottom to catch their sweet vows, as well as the dreamy tablescapes, incredible cakes, and the most BOMB send off evaaaa (you’ll get the pun once you see it, promise)!

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DARK + STORMY // BIG FAKE WEDDING

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GETTING READY + PRETTY DETAILS + RECEPTION

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FIRST LOOK + WEDDING PARTY + CEREMONY

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TABLESCAPES + DESIGN

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RECEPTION + DANCING + SEND OFF

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VENDORS

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie@iheartazazie

Calligraphy & Day-Of Details: Dotting The I@dottingthe_i

Catering: Sugar Pine Catering@sugarpinecatering

Ceremony Arbor: Ingrained Memory@ingrainedmemory

Coffee Cart: Arise Coffee Cart@arisecoffeecart

Day-Of Coordinator: Mathews Weddings and Event@mathewsweddingsandevents

Dessert:Cherry On Top Bakery Inc@cherryontopbakeryco

Favors: Malvi: Marshmallow Confections@malvimallow

Floral & Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop & Tables 3, 4 – Delaney Darling@delaneydarlingflorals

Floral & Event Design: Dessert Backdrop & Tables 9,10 – Allure D’Amor@_alluredamor_

Floral & Event Design: Head Table & Tables 5, 6 – Bloom Buggy@bloombuggy

Floral & Event Design: Registration Table & Tables 7, 8 – LP Creative Events@lpcreativeevents

Flower Cart: Rove Flower Social@roveflowersocial

Flowers: Compass Rose Floral@compassrosefloral

Groom & His Men: The Sharpsuiter@the_sharpsuiter

Hair, Makeup & Beauty: Shear Abby Salon@shearabbysalon_boulder

Invitation Suite: 1310 Paperie@carajoknapp

Jewelry: Sarah O Jewelry@sarahojewelry

Lighting, Entertainment & Photo Booth: Dj Maestro

Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On: Hitched@tryhitched

Photo Booth: Memory Booth Denver@memoryboothdenver

Photographers: Shanna M. Photography@shannamphoto

Photographers: Kari Joy Photography@karijoykuschel

Photographer: Kate Merrill Photography@katemerrillphoto

Realtor: Bethany Buchanan: West & Main@bethanybuchananhomes

Rentals: Event Rents@eventrents

Signage: Line and Light Studio@lineandlightstudio

Travel & Transportation: Hotel Teatro@teatrodenver

Venue: The St. Vrain@thestvrain

Vintage Rentals & China: Hazel Grove Event Rentals & Design@hazelgroverentals

Wedding Cake: Darb Cake Designs@darbcakedesigns

Wedding Dress: Dani West Bridal Boutique@daniwestbridal

Wedding Films: Warwick Adventures@warwickadventures