Instead of attending a typical wedding show, engaged couples were guests at the Big Fake Wedding at the  Zhou B Art Center to see some of Chicago’s top wedding vendors in action for the emotional vow renewal ceremony and dance-party reception. All photos by Elizabeth Greve Photography.
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For couples planning their own weddings, The Big Fake Wedding is the perfect way to see vendors in action. Guests dined on delectable treats and danced the night away while visiting with wedding vendors and finding ways to incorporate what they enjoyed into their own Big Day. The night’s theme was “World Royalty” and the vendors put their creative skills to work in order to create a celebration for a worldly and sentimental Bride with dreams of a meaningful and exciting wedding in a modern, understated ballroom.

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Vendors (alphabetical by industry):

Bridesmaid Attire: BridesideCatering: LM Catering, Cake Parfaits: Vanille PattisserieCeremony Musician: Bridge and Bow MusicCookies: Warm Belly Bakery, Craft Cocktails: CraftYours, Dance Lessons: Windy City Wedding Dance, Day-0f Coordinator: Wedicity, DJ + Emcee: Charizma Entertainment GroupFloral & Event Design: Eden; Nightshade Floral; Crafts by StaceyHair: Carrie Kacen Hair and Make-up ArtistryHotel Accomodations: W HotelInvitations: The Paperie Co; Lina Lulu Paperie, Jewelry: European Jewelry, Makeup: Fearless and Bella, Marshmallow Favors: Malvi Marshmallow Confections, Menswear: Blank LabelSeating Chart, Custom Drawing, and Paper Goods: XO Art & Design, Photo Booth: Smilebooth, Photo Magnets: Flash Magnets, Photography: Elizabeth Greve PhotographySignage & Custom Jackets: KRorerDecor, Sparkling Water: Spindrift, Sparkling Wine: SOCIALTable Accents: The Blonde Scribe, Travel Agent: LovinAway, Venue: Zhou B Art Center, Videography: Eyework Studios, Wedding Cake: ECBG Cake Studio, Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture, Wedding Registry: Mishkalo, Wedding Vow Art: Standard Canvas

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