The NotWedding Comes to Chicago


The NotWedding Charleston - Lime Green Photography

Photos by Elle Golden Photgraphy, Hike Photography, and Lime Green Photography

There’s often a disconnect between the bridal show and the wedding ceremony: couples are bombarded by different cakes and catering companies but, until the big day arrives, they have no idea how these vendors will translate to the wedding itself. That’s exactly the problem Callie Murray wanted to address when she founded The NotWedding, a fake, large-scale wedding that gives couples an edgy alternative to the traditional show.

The “wedding” includes a breathtaking ceremony encased in floral arrangements and, like a real wedding, an exquisitely catered reception—complete with a spectacular dinner, dancing, drinks, and dessert. It’s a uniquely interactive way to see wedding vendors in action, and how they’ll perform under the insurmountable amounts of pressure that go along with the big day.

Don’t miss the “big, fake wedding” when its bells toll in Chicago next month: the event is sponsored by Modern Weddings and will be held at the City View Loft on Thursday, August 14 at 6:30pm. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased here.

The NotWedding Cape Cod - 2013 - Hike Photography

The NotWedding Athens - Elle Golden Photography