The NotWedding 2013

We feel tremendously lucky to be surrounded with creativity, beauty and love on an almost daily basis-- it's one of the greatest pleasures of the wedding industry, and The NotWedding is one of our favorite ways to showcase all of these things, and more. The NotWedding, which launched in 2008, is a fake wedding designed to inspire real brides (and grooms!), promote small businesses, and encourage strong, solid marriages. We're big on all of these ideas, so for the forth year in a row, we were honored to be asked to be a part of Atlanta's 2013 The NotWedding. Take a look at some of our favorite images from this year's The NotWedding from Kaitie Bryant, O'Studios + Whitney Huynh Photography and White Dress Media's gorgeous video below.

The NotWedding | Atlanta, 2013 from White Dress Media on Vimeo.

Complete with an emotional ceremony, featuring a real married couple as our bride + groom, a delicious dinner and a full-on dance party,  The NotWedding is not only a refreshing reminder that a wedding can be FUN, but it also is a great way to see some of the best vendors in the industry in action. We are always in awe of the vendors that The NotWedding supports-- seriously these ladies and gentlemen are the best in the biz and make the whole experience a dream come true!
Drawing inspiration from multi-cultural menus and a vibrant color palate, we served a mix of healthy, fresh fare that isn't your "typical wedding food." Hors d'oeuvres included a yummy crab + grapefruit ceviche with avocado + sesame and a shredded duck mole tostada with grilled pineapple salsa. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a buffet dinner including  Moroccan orange + honey chicken tagine over minted basmati rice,  miso grilled salmon over cilantro + cashew couscous, coconut sauteed japanese eggplant + sweet peppers, and grilled artichokes + asparagus spears in lemon caper butter. See what we mean? Different, but delicious, and a great way to let the little foodie in you shine on your wedding day. 

We are so proud to be a part of The NotWedding again, and are excited to see it grow each year. Find out more about The NotWedding, the AMAZING Atlanta vendors, and what cities it will be coming to soon, here.