If you are you a bride (or groom!) and getting married on Cape Cod in the next couple of years, read on! The NotWedding is returning to Cape Cod on November 9th at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth.
So what is the NotWedding, one might ask? Well this killer bridal show alternative comes
complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception. 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!”
For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.
The NotWedding originated in Atlanta and came to Cape Cod for the first time last year. Since then, the event has expanded all over the country. There were 25+ events all over the US last year and next year there will be even more! The NotWedding travels to cities like Boston, New York, Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta, Charleston, Denver and more. So if you can't make it to the Cape Cod event, check it out to see if you can attend in another city!
This year’s NotCouple will be Jessica & Mike - a Coast Guard couple who will be renewing their vows at the Cape Cod event and inspiring couples with their attire, their commitment to a solid marriage and some amazing dance moves.
Buy your tickets soon, as only a limited number are available! It is an event NOT to be missed!
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online by clicking here.
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
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
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