Masonic Temple to host Asheville’s first Big Fake Wedding alternative bridal event, Nov. 5

Photo by Kelley Raye Photography

From The Big Fake Wedding organizers

Press release

The Big Fake Wedding is coming to Asheville for the very first time this fall. The inaugural event will be held at the newly renovated Asheville Masonic Temple & Event Venue on Thursday, November 5th. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the ceremony will begin at 7:00pm. The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action.

Those attending will experience a perfectly planned “wedding” and have the opportunity to meet the vendors behind the production. The couple featured throughout the event is actually a married couple from the Asheville area who will be using the event to renew their wedding vows.

Tickets include an emotional (fake) wedding ceremony, delectable light bites, and a reception full of sparkling wine, dancing and dessert as well as an attendee swag bag. The Big Fake Wedding also boasts a hand full of surprises planned for guests throughout the evening.

Callie Murray, owner of The Big Fake Wedding, believes her company offers a revolutionary twist to the traditional bridal show: “The Big Fake Wedding allows brides- and grooms-to-be to get a feel for how wedding vendors would actually perform on their wedding day, and wedding vendors love being able to truly show off what they do and how they work under the normal pressures of a wedding day.”

Style Me Pretty, a top wedding blog that receives millions of hits per month, coined The Big Fake Wedding “the end- all-be-all of wedding events,” and vendors who have participated in the past also rave about the company.

“Undoubtedly, this event single-handedly launched my brand to where it is today,” says Amy Osaba, whose floral design company provided floral design at past events.

While The Big Fake Wedding is in the business of creating fake weddings, they continue to work towards their very real goals of promoting small businesses, inspiring brides and grooms, and encouraging solid marriages.

About The Big Fake Wedding
The Big Fake Wedding (formerly known as The NotWedding) was launched in Atlanta, GA in 2008 and has since grown into various markets nationwide. For more information on The Big Fake Wedding, please visit and for more information on The Big Fake Wedding Asheville, please visit the event page.

Image courtesy of The Big Fake Wedding
Image courtesy of The Big Fake Wedding
About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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