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Event Recap: The Big Fake Wedding | The Livery | Lexington, KY

EastCoast Entertainment has been partnering with The Big Fake Wedding for a couple of years, participating in events from New England to Baltimore. We were thrilled to head a little farther south for the Lexington, KY event last month.

If you’ve never heard of The Big Fake Wedding, the concept is genius.  The city’s finest wedding professionals collaborate and design a Pinterest-worthy wedding.  The bride and groom are an already married couple who take part in a moving vow renewal ceremony, while the “wedding guests” are future brides and grooms who get to see and experience the wedding vendors in action. We love this video from Sampley Brothers that gives a great overview of the BFW experience.

Agent, Hank Patterson, represented ECE at this event. The Livery, an event space in downtown Lexington, was the host venue. The historic and rustic vibe of the The Livery was the perfect backdrop to the industrial glam aesthetic.

“It was such an honor to collaborate with the best wedding pros Lexington has to offer. I loved the camaraderie that surrounded The Big Fake Wedding — it truly is a team effort.  To help a couple recreate the best day of their life and to meet new couples planning theirs, it was a pure joy,” said Hank.

No wedding (even a fake one) is complete without some dance party fun. Diverse Groove brought their A-game and had guests and vendors alike kicking up their heels to today’s chart-topping hits.

We cannot say enough great things about the vendors we worked with during this event. Some were old friends and some we had the pleasure of meeting for the first time, but all were creative, professional and such a blast to work alongside.  To see a list of the amazing vendors who collaborated on this event, check out: The Big Fake Wedding – Lexington Vendors.

Special thanks goes out to Bourbon & Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography,  Kristin D. Photography and On A Whim Photography who were the photographers for the event. Beautiful job. 1.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (1) 2.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (2) 4.Kristen D Photography (19) 5.Kristen D Photography (20) 6Kristen D Photography (1) 7.Kristen D Photography (2) 7b.Kristen D Photography (24) 8b.Kristen D Photography (5) 9.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (6) 10.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (7) 11.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (8) 12.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (19) 13.Kristen D Photography (6) 14.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (22) 16.Kristen D Photography (25) 16b.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (26) 17.Kristen D Photography (26) 18.Kristen D Photography (3) 19.Kristen D Photography (4) 20.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (25) 30.Kristen D Photography (23) 31.Kristen D Photography (22) 32.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (24) 33.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (20) 34.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (21) 35.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (27) 36.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (28) 37.Kristen D Photography (7) 38.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (29) 39.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (10) 39b.Kristen D Photography (8) 40.Kristen D Photography (10) 41.Kristen D Photography (12) 42.Kristen D Photography (11) 43.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (14) 44.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (15) 45.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (16) 46.Kristen D Photography (13) 47.Kristen D Photography (14) 48.Kristen D Photography (16) 49.Kristen D Photography (17) 50.Kristen D Photography (18) 51.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (18) 52.Bourbon and Brides Kentucky Wedding Photography (17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hank Patterson
A native Charlottean, Hank Patterson has been exposed to the local special events scene since birth. After spending a few years away for boarding school and college, Hank returned to the Queen City to follow in his mom's mover-and-shaker event industry footsteps. Hank joined ECE as an agent in 2014 and loves helping clients find the perfect entertainment for all their special events.

Real Wedding: Anna + Holland | Quirk Hotel | Richmond, VA

We couldn’t be more excited to share Anna and Holland’s fabulous Quirk Hotel wedding! The Quirk Hotel is relatively new to the Richmond scene opening its doors only about a year ago. Situated in the vibrant arts district surrounding Broad Street in downtown Richmond, the artsy boutique hotel is whimsical, modern and a completely perfect location for two urbanites to say, “I do.”

This wedding overflows with stylish fun. Anna and Holland’s unplugged ceremony was held on the rooftop of the hotel and provided sweeping views of the city. Anna was gorgeous in a timeless lace gown from Urban Set Bride, and Holland was simply dashing in his navy blue suit.

When it came time to party, Silver Bullets delivered! Guests from young to old flocked to the dance floor and stayed there all night. We can’t get enough of the dance floor photos below. Alex C Tenser Photography is a true artist behind the lens and captured the fun spirit of the evening perfectly. Alex, thank you for sharing your craft with us!

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VENDOR DREAM TEAM

ECE Agent: Stacy Schnetzka | Band: Silver Bullets | Photographer: Alex C Tenser Photography | Venue: Quirk Hotel | Wedding Planner: Heather Kemman with Wood Grain & Lace Events | Videography: Amanda Finn | Dress: Urban Set Bride | Florals: Leigh Anne Rhoads sourced from Vogue Flowers | Cake; Ukrop’s | Hair: Bombshell Bridal | Invitations: Big Secret

Real Wedding: Lauren + Sam | Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Looking for some pretty this Wedding Wednesday? Look no further, friends! From coordinating bridesmaids dresses in shades of taupe and blush to glitter linens and metallic decor, Lauren and Sam’s Ponte Vedra Inn & Club wedding was a glam affair. The couple and their guests danced (and sang!) the night away to the sounds of their favorite hits performed by The Royals.

We’re sending loads of gratitude to Dana Goodson Photography  for sharing these inspiring photos!
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VENDOR DREAM TEAM
ECE Agent: Rick Stowe | Band: The Royals | Photographer: Dana Goodson Photography | Venue: Ponte Vendra Inn & Club | Event Planner: Justine Piehowski with Annalaine Events | Florist: Cypress Floral Designs | Hair: Frangipani Hair Studio | Makeup: Hopcraft & Company | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bride’s Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal