I’m loving the whole concept behind the NotWedding. Instead of heading out to a bridal show, brides to be and their besties get to attend a faux wedding and see all the vendors in action. Totally brilliant, right? And it also happens to be beyond gorgeous. There were so many talented vendors on hand that day including event planning by Couture Events and thanks to Hybrid Photography, we get to see each and every fabulous detail. Click here for more.

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From Hybrid PhotographyThe NotWedding is a fake wedding to inspire real brides, and this year it came to San Diego! I was thrilled to be a part of it and was honored to be able to photograph so many talented vendors’ work. The theme of this year’s event was ’40s style with a coral, blush and beige color palette. We had over 200 guests attend the mock wedding, and everyone was treated to some amazing inspiration. There were several floral and event designers, and each had their own take on the theme, as well as a few caterers serving up their delicious cuisine. The Not Bride and Groom had their first dance to a completely custom song.There was even a surprise swing dance flash mob at the end of the evening!

From the NotWedding website: “Complete with a sit-down dinner, 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 touch the linens… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises.”

Photography: Hybrid Photography / Other Photographers: Natalie Bray Photography + Mala Hyder Photography / NotWedding Venue: San Diego Air & Space Museum in San Diego California / Event Planning: Couture Events / Floral Design of Bouquet, Boutonniere + Tables 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18: Ashley Elizabeth Floral Design & Styling / Floral Design of Tables 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19: Stems / Catering: Continental Catering, Heirloom Gatherings + Patricio Esquivel / Wine: CalNaturale / Desserts: The Sunday Sweet / Linens: Event Supplier Inc. / Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth / Vintage Rentals: Teal Green Design / Invitations: Buzzy Craftery + Dear Lola, Modern Letterpress / DJ/Emcee, Lighting + Sound: SOS Entertainment / Live Music: Firefly Jazz Quartet / Custom First Dance Song: Song Bouquet / Wedding Dress: The Little White Dress / Bridesmaid’s Attire: CORE Bridesmaids Couture / Accessories: Fine & Fleurie / Hair: The Lab A Salon / Makeup: Couture Makeup