Monthly Archives: August 2017

Real Wedding (Special Edition): Virginia + Cam | Rye Patch | Aiken, SC

With college football season kicking off in earnest tonight, today’s post is an ECE Real Wedding: Special Edition.  Fresh off of a National Championship win, Clemson fans, Virginia and Cam, were “all in” for their March wedding. Included in the celebration were not only their nearest and dearest, but one very special guest – the Clemson Tiger himself!

Virginia and Cam chose the New South Players as their wedding band. The band’s high-energy and monster song list made them a perfect choice for this party crowd who turned it up on the dance floor.

Loads of love to photographer, Jessica Roberts Photography, for sharing her photos from this fun wedding. 

VENDOR DREAM TEAM
Band: New South Players (NSP) | ECE Agent: Doug Baker | Photography: Jessica Roberts Photography | Reception Venue : Melanie Murphy with By Invitation Only |  Ceremony: Hopeland Gardens  | Reception Venue: Rye Patch | Florals: Waiting On
Wild Flowers | Cake: Kyndras Cakes

Real Wedding: Libby + Cory | Glen Echo Park | Glen Echo, MD

A vintage carnival themed wedding? All the yesses! Today’s Real Wedding features Libby and Cory’s Glen Echo Park wedding that was quirky and offbeat, while at the same time gorgeous and, let’s be honest, hella fun.

The adorable couple wed in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Guests took spins on both the vintage carousel and the dance floor, as Moonshine lit up the stage. Special thanks goes to Erika Nizborski Photography for sharing the fabulous images from this creative and special day.

VENDOR DREAM TEAM
Band: Moonshine | ECE Agent: Jenny Langer | Photography: Erika Nizborski Photography | Reception Venue : Glen Echo Park – Bumper Car Pavilion| Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes | Florals: Scentsational Florals | Dress: I Do, I Do Gowns| Tux: Macy’s

Event Recap: The Big Fake Wedding | Philadelphia, PA

There is so much to love about The Big Fake Wedding. Held in major cities across the country, the event allows engaged couples to experience wedding vendors in their element as they throw a “fake” wedding for an already married couple. In short, it’s one big, beautiful, fun party.

Over the past two years, ECE has proudly participated in several Big Fake Wedding events and each one has been uniquely gorgeous and full of inspiration. Last month, Philly’s finest wedding vendors rallied together in the Houston Hall spaces of the Perelman Quadrangle to throw one fun-filled soiree. The theme was “Edwardian England” and featured a muted color palette of pinks, greens and gold. Philly favorite, To The Max band, provided the evening’s entertainment.

ECE Philly entertainment consultant, Laura Nikolich, raves, “I love that the attendees can see all of the vendors in action. The Big Fake Wedding gives us the opportunity to show the couples much more than just a few photos and videos. What better way to inspire a bride and groom than to have them on their feet, dancing to a real wedding band?”

There is no doubt it’s an incredible night for couples. What’s interesting is it’s just as fun for vendors! Unlike a typical wedding expo, there is a camaraderie among The Big Fake Wedding vendors and the atmosphere behind the scenes is just as fun as the event itself. Says ECE Philly entertainment consultant, Megan Monaco, “Big Fake Wedding is different than other bridal shows in that the vendors really work as a team to make sure the event ends up a huge success. When you see the vendor for the invitations and the vendor for the cake pops out on the dance floor supporting your band, it makes you proud to be a part of that tight knit and supportive community.”

THE BIG FAKE WEDDING – PHILADELPHIA VENDORS
Photography: Bee Dee Blue PhotographyMLE Pictures, LLCHaley Richter Photography // Band: To the Max // ECE Agents: Laura Nikolich + Megan Monaco // Alcohol and Cocktail Hour Sponsor: SOCIAL Sparkling Wine  // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Catering: Bon Appetit Management Company // Ceremony Musician: Miss Musique   //  Cigar Lounge: The Traveling Tobacconist //  Chocolate Candy Bar: Crissy’s Crafty Candies  // Chairs: Vision Furniture  //  Day-Of Coordination: Table 1 Events  // Desserts: Marie Bee Cake Pops & Events  //  Favor Boxes: Two Pretzels  // Floral and Event Design (Tables 1, 2): Table 1 Events  //  Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 3, 4, 5): Alexandria Catherine Events  // Floral + Event Design (Registration Area + Tables 6, 8, 12): stylWed // Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 9, 10): Amy Champagne Events  // Floral + Event Design (Dessert Design + Tables 7, 11): 7textures LLC  // Floral + Event Design (Bouquets and Boutonnieres): Belovely Floral & Event Design  //  Hair: Beyond Bridal  // Hotel: Hyatt at The Bellevue // Invitations: House of Catherine // Linens: South Jersey Party Rentals  // Marquee Lights: Philly Marquee //  Makeup: JazminRae Makeup  //  Photo App: Share Your Photos  // Photo Booth: Instaglamour Photo Booth  //  Place Cards + Bridesmaid Cards: Side Street Designs  // Signage: La Luna By Sierra  // Transportation: Secrets Limousine Service  //  Venue: Perelman Quadrangle Special Events  //  Videography: Andrew Gormley Films  // Wedding Cake: Heart of the Kitchen  //  Wedding Dress: La Belle Mariee Bridal  // Wedding Vow Art: The Standard Canvas  // White Chocolate Party Favors: Heavenly Sweet Chocolates

The following images provided by Haley Richter Photography