What is The Not Wedding? Quick answer... It’s a super fab, BIG, fake wedding. The ‘wedding guests’ are brides-to-be who experience a terrific wedding while previewing all the vendors in action!
Complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception, The NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”.
For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.
This years event took place at Abode Venue in Wichita, KS. Milk + Honey Candles along with many other vendors infused their hard work into a beautiful vision of the perfect fall wedding. Designer and event planner Ashley Moore brought all of these fabulous vendors together to create her inspirational wedding. Check out the beautiful film by Nick Miller Films.
Ashlee Virginia Events collaborated with A-Team vendors to create a unique Bridal Shower for WeddingWire’s SpringBook. “WeddingWire is the industry leader in local business reviews. Coupled with the most in-depth merchant information including over 1 million business reviews, WeddingWire is the best place to search, compare and book over 200,000 event merchants, from venues to photographers. The company also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklist, all at no charge.”** Whenever you are considering booking a vendor I always advise my brides to check out their reviews on Wedding Wire before they sign a contract. Unlike some other places, where vendors can pay to have bad reviews deleted, WeddingWire does not have that options. What you see is what you get!
Now on to the good stuff! When designing the shoot, we wanted something unique that you couldn’t research on Pinterest and find eight million other people doing the same thing. It seems that nearly every shower now-a-days is an overload of PINK! Though pink is one of our favorite colors, we needed to think outside the box. We decided to have a simple palate and let the flowers be the focal point since they were such a large part of the shoot.
In September of 2014, we had the honor of being invited to be a local vendor at Whole Foods Market. It's been an exciting adventure and we look forward to where this road takes us. Whole Foods Market is such an amazing natural grocery. Their concept and company culture are amazing. Everyone at Whole Foods Market Wichita has been such a pleasure to work with. It's clearly an establishment where values matter.