If you were not able to attend the 2nd Cape Cod NotWedding (now called The Big Fake Wedding) last month at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, then you missed out! Amazing Cape Cod vendors showcased their work on a beautiful day in November to over 100 attendees and all while having fun at the same time!
Jessica & Michael, a Coast Guard couple based at Otis, participated this year as the Big Fake Wedding Couple and used the opportunity to renew their vows in front of their family, their two sons and a whole bunch of strangers! The cast, who also included another couple who stood in as their best man and maid of honor, showed off the stunning gowns and suits from Sposabella Bridal and the Cape Cod Tux and also showed off their fabulous moves on the dance floor that night!
For those of you who do not know about The Big Fake Wedding, it is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big fake wedding. Wedding vendors come together to stage a wedding based off of an inspiration board provided by The Big Fake Wedding and then the attendees, brides, grooms and their entourages, come to check out the vendors in action. They get to taste the food, smell the flowers and dance to the music. What better way to find the vendors for your perfect day!
The event is currently featured on Ruffled, so if you missed out, check out the photos, the video and the list of vendors who participated and pulled off such a fun and special event. You can also view more photos on The Big Fake Wedding’s website here.
And here are some of the photos from the tables we designed for this year's event!
If you were unable to attend The First NotWedding on Cape Cod last month at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, then be my guest as I highlight the vendors that participated, share a photo and lure you to The NotWedding website to creep the party!
The First NotWedding on Cape Cod was a sold out event with 150+ guests, 30+ vendors and loads of fun! Chris & Peyton Lambton, local Cape Cod celebrities, and Chris’ brother and sister-in-law Meagan and Mark, joined us this year as the NotBridal Party and by the looks of it, they had just as much fun as everyone else!
The event began with a beautiful ceremony in the Sea Crest’s Ocean View room with decor by Designer’s Touch and a newly debuted boardwalk aisle by True North Event rentals.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed a mini-cocktail hour and then processed down the hall to the Nauset Ballroom where the found the space decorated by florists, designers and other fabulous vendors. Sea Crest served an amazing plated dinner and after dinner was served guests got the chance to meet the vendors of The NotWedding in the Tunnel of Love. The dance floor opened hosted by DJ Danny Walsh and the party continued.
The guests left the event saying “This was so much fun! It was the best bridal event I have ever attended!”
If you were unable to attend, be sure to check out the event from start to finish on The NotWedding website.
And not to worry, rumor has it that the event will be back in November 2014 again! Interested vendors can apply online at www.thenotwedding.com/apply
We are about 5 months away from the NotWedding, but why not get this party started by announcing to you who the happy NotCouple will be!
I am super excited to be able to share with everyone that Chris & Peyton Lambton will be joining us at the NotWedding as our bride & groom! They will renew their vows, show off some amazing attire, and party with the guests!
Two weeks ago we had an amazing photo shoot at the Knob in Falmouth with Chris and Peyton and a selection of the vendors who will be at the NotWedding. Below are some of my favorites, but you can check out more from Amanda on Shoreshotz blog and check out the super fun video from Harborview Studios!
This is only the beginning of the excitement, so be sure to GET YOUR TICKETS NOW to one of the newest bridal events on Cape Cod! You won't want to miss it!
NotWedding Save the Date Photo Shoot
Photographer - Shoreshotz
Design - Cape Cod Celebrations
Videographer - Harborview Studios
Paper - Dulce Press
Furniture - True North
Flowers - Designers Touch
Hair & Make-Up - Lisa George
At the end of February, Marni and I flew down to Atlanta to attend our first ever NotWedding. Needless to say, the 3 day/2 night experience was amazing. We met some awesome people, learned a lot about what do to for our NotWedding taking place on Cape this November and walked away with ideas spilling out of our ears! Many photos, notes and videos later, we returned back to the Cape and were able to announce the NotWedding Cape Cod date on March 15th.
Marni and I arrived in Atlanta on a Sunday morning, grabbed lunch with a fabulous waitress down the street from our hotel, took a quick nap (seeing that we had been up since 4:30am!) and met NotWedding creator Callie for dinner at Atlanta NotWedding caterers restaurant, Sun in My Belly. Can you say delicious?! We were greeted by Callie with a box of Krispy Kremes, enjoyed a fabulous dinner with lots of conversation and made our way back for a good nights sleep so that we could be ready to assist at the NotWedding the next day.
Monday we arrived at the Mason Murer Fine Art center just outside of the city with our Starbuck's in hand and got to work moving 300 chivari chairs. We watched as the NotBride arrived to get her hair and make-up done, as the vendors came in and out to decorate their tables, set-up the ceremony space, take photos & video and so much more. The gallery was buzzing with creativity.
At 5:45pm guests began to arrive, at 6:15pm the ceremony began. Guests then enjoyed a wonderful buffet dinner from Sun in My Belly and dancing from an super fun Atlanta band. The Tunnel of Love opened for guests to learn about the vendors and the night ended after the bride and groom made their exit.
Marni and I retreated to our hotel - aching after moving 300 chairs three times - looked at each other, exhausted and knowing that we both loved every minute of it.
Enjoy the (iPhone) photos from our trip, view more by checking out the pics on the NotWedding's facebook pageand mark your calendar for the first ever NotWedding Cape Cod November 24, 2013 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel!
It's here and we are so excited to announce our BIG news that we have been working on for a year!! Cape Cod Celebrations is bringing a new bridal show alternative to Cape Cod this fall called the NotWedding!
Complete with a sit-down dinner, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception, the NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. 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-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”.
Marni and I attended the NotWedding in Atlanta at the end of February and it was nothing short of amazing. Over 300 guests celebrated with the NotCouple and were inspired through a wonderful group of vendors. Check out the video of the NotWedding Atlanta here.
The Cape Cod event will take place on November 24th at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth. Tickets are limited, so brides - be sure to get yours early! And follow The NotWedding on facebook so that you can watch for our inspiring photo shoots, meet our NotCouple, follow other NotWeddings and so much more!
We are also now accepting applications from any and all Cape Cod vendors online. Watch the video - it is absolutely inspiring!
Have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bridal Event took place yesterday at Willowbend Country Club - and for those of you that could not make it you missed a fabulous show! Everyone from the Cape and Islands WeddingGroup was in attendance - which was more than 50 vendors!
For those of you that did go and stop by my table - it was such a pleasure to meet so many lovely Cape Cod Brides! I hope to get to work with a handful of you this year or next to make sure that you can enjoy your day to its fullest!
Below are some shots of my tablescape and my team - Amy & Mandee. We had so much fun talking with everyone and hearing all of the creative ideas.
Winners of the Clutches will be announced today via email and all brides that stopped by my booth - mention your name and the Bridal Event and I will provide a free 30 minute consultation!
Thank you everyone!
Plan. Relax. Enjoy.
At Cape Cod Celebrations, your vision is our brand. Learn more about how we can help you pull together your beautiful Cape Cod Wedding.