The Big Fake Wedding is making its way across the U.S. and this time the bridal show alternative hosted brides and their loved ones in the Queen City itself – Charlotte, North Carolina. The theme of this Big Fake Wedding was “Oil is the New Watercolor,” inspiring vendors and brides alike to step outside the usual creative box and dare to try something a little different.

The chief color palette included shades of purple, sage green, blue, and white. The designers also used a gorgeous balance of both dark, bold colors and bright light hues.

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Delicate flowers were also another notable inclusion, which can be seen through the invitation suite, the bouquets, and the bride’s charming headpiece.

The Big Fake Wedding always invites an already-married couple to participate in a vow renewal ceremony so guests can see a wedding from start to finish. This Charlotte couple was more than excited to begin their day and embark on this authentic experience.

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The beaming bride wore an uncanny, but totally original, strapless blue dip-dyed gown. She accessorized with dainty gold jewelry and the biggest of smiles.

Her bouquet was a unique shape that boasted the likes of dusty miller, white roses, and dark red scabiosa for a touch of drama.

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The groom wore a handsome fitted black suit with brown shoes and a gray patterned bow tie.

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Downtown Charlotte was bustling with activity and amid the fountains and city skyline, the couple came together with their small bridal party for outdoor photos.

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The bride and groom couldn’t keep their eyes off one another.

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Bridesmaids were perfectly styled in navy blue dresses with modern necklines and nude-colored heels.

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The couple enjoyed a short carriage ride before the ceremony began. They also took a few last minute photos with some of the unique décor provided by the event’s choice vendors.

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Founder’s Hall is an enthralling venue with its high, industrious ceilings. Natural light spilled into the ceremony, making it a truly captivating experience for all.

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The bride walked down the aisle to greet the groom, who was placed in front of a large fountain. Together, they were elated to recommit to one another and guests were privy to quite a wonderful expression of love and devotion.

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After the ceremony, the couple wasted no time celebrating and headed to the dance floor. Attendees could take the time to enjoy the party and sample of the event’s amazing treats.

Reception tables were decorated with dyed cheesecloth table runners, a plethora of candles and many unique additions such as metallic votives, vintage glassware, gold-rimmed china, and much more. The glass vases were also filled with water and swirled with oil paint for a truly artistic suggestion.

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Several cakes were on display, each with varying degrees of creativity. A naked cake, a bold pink cake, and a white and gold creation were just a few for attendees to admire, along with an amazing sampling of delicious sweet treats. An assortment of vintage china was used for a charming alternative to the plate selection.

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The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte was as inspiring as wedding shows get. It offered attendees the opportunity to see a beautiful and elegant wedding with a fun, artistic side that still evoked grace and charm. We’re certain anyone in attendance that day left hopeful and moved by the creativity of its inspired vendors and designers.

Photography: Bugg Photographer
Show: The Big Fake Wedding
See full vendor list here.

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