Event Recap: The Big Fake Wedding | Stone Tower Winery | Leesburg, VA

At ECE, we understand the power of the experience. Good or bad — experiences affect our moods, shape our behaviors, and sear into our memories. Experiences facilitate understanding in a way nothing else can.

That is why we love experiential events like The Big Fake Wedding. Held in major cities across the country, The Big Fake Wedding brings together the city’s finest event vendors to execute an Instagram-worthy wedding. Engaged couples attend as guests and get to experience wedding vendors in action! The twist is instead of a real wedding ceremony, a married couple participates in a moving vow renewal ceremony. The bottom line? There is nothing fake about all of the fun that is had at The Big Fake Wedding.

ECE has been partnering with The Big Fake Wedding for several years.  When we saw the event was coming to the DC area, we jumped at the chance to participate.

Stone Tower Winery was the host venue. Located about an hour west of the District, the rustic chic vibe of Stone Tower was the perfect backdrop to the romantic and earthy event design aesthetic. No wedding (even a fake one) is complete without some dance party fun. Perfect Party Band was just that – PERFECT!  Guests and vendors alike were kicking up their heels on the dance floor. It was such a great time. Read more about this fabulous event on the 100 Layer Cake blog.

Above all, 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.  We cannot wait to work with the members of this team again soon!


Band: Perfect Party Band | Beauty: Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics | Bridal Accessories: Little Things Borrowed | Bridesmaid Dresses + Menswear: Deja Vu Boutique | Catering: A La Carte Catering | Ceremony Musician: Rock Creek Strings | Cupcakes: Cupcakes: The Galleria | Day-Of Coordinator + Tables 1,9: Rose & Lily Events | Desserts: Natasha’s Just Brittle | Event Rentals + Photobooth: Signature Event Rentals | Event Design + Table 7 + Vintage Rentals: Vintage Affairs | Floral + Event Design + Cake Backdrop + Tables 2,10: Colorfully Yours Weddings & Events | Floral + Event Design + Ceremony Backdrop + Personal Flowers + Tables 3,11: Westvirjeni | Floral + Event Design + Flower Wall: ikamCreate Design & Rental Service | Floral + Event Design + Head Table + Tables 4, 12: The Garden Studio | Floral + Event Design + Registration Table + Tables 6, 14: Alison Nicole Events + Design | Floral + Event Design + Tables 8, 15: Event Studio | Hair: The Stylist Abroad | Hotel: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles | Invitations: Blithe & Blue Design + Type A Invitations | Jewelry: LEL Jewelry | Live Painter: Cheri Miller Bridal | Makeup: Laura Henderson Makeup | Men’s Wedding Band: Hitched | Mocktail Bar: The Watering Tin | Photography: Chelsea Blanch Photography + Mikaela Marie Photography + Stefanie Kamerman Photography | Pie Bar: Cakes by Happy Eatery | Signage: Raise Your Words Lettering | Transportation: Reston Limousine | Venue: Stone Tower Winery | Wedding Cake: Killa Cakes | Wedding Day Map: Rachel Kapisak | Wedding Dress: Grace + Ivory

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