Big Fake Wedding Houston

A summer wedding in Houston, Texas.

About the Shoot

The Big Fake Wedding is a traveling, experiential wedding expo showcasing wedding vendors, ideas, and styles to nearlyweds planning their own weddings. With a full wedding ceremony and reception, though with no real marriage, engaged couples serve as wedding guests to experience the fake wedding firsthand and begin working toward bringing their own wedding dreams to life.

The Theme

Houston's event? Inspired by a greenhouse and titled Glass Walls, this fake wedding design was centered around trees, plants, mirrors, a light airy feeling, and bold pops of blue, green, and teal. The whole feel was modern and lush, and velvet furniture, natural decor elements, and botanical gin signature cocktails came together to cement the earthy vibe. The fancy yet laid back event feel was the perfect first introduction to the vibrant city for us at SuitShop, as it coincided with the months leading up to the opening of our Houston showroom location, and it served as a great setting to show the Houston wedding scene who we are with our perfectly-paired vibrant range of suiting shades.

The Bride and Groom

The couple of honor was extra-special at Houston's Big Fake Wedding. While the people playing the roles of bride and groom at these events are always a lovely real couple with a beautiful story, the couple at that ended up at the alter for BFW Houston didn't exactly plan to be. When the designated couple got sick at the last minute, Big Fake Wedding owners Jennifer and Brian stepped in to save the day. And they managed to create some really special moments for themselves through it all, too. Jennifer and Brian were actually BFW's first-ever bride and groom back in 2015 when the bridal showcase kicked off. When the last-minute opportunity to step in as the Houston couple arose, Jennifer realized that she and her husband had actually never had a "real" wedding, so they took the chance to share vows again 7 years after their first Big Fake Wedding. After all, who needs a traditional wedding when you can have two fake ones?!

The Wedding Attire

Jennifer stunned in two wedding dresses. Her wedding ceremony gown featured modern lace, long sleeves, and an open back, and she paired the look with a matching lace-trimmed veil. Afterward, she changed into a second wedding gown, her wedding reception dress: a textured, silky dress with a low back and pearl detailing.

Brian leaned into the greenhouse theme and nature-inspired bold color scheme of the wedding decor by sporting a teal suit and boutonnière with pops of yellow. By opting for a dark teal suit rather than going with a blue or a green and pairing it with a super sleek white tie, he landed a cool, modern feel.

By opting for a dark teal suit paired with a super sleek white tie, he landed a cool, modern feel.


Bride and groom laughing in long sleeve lace wedding dress and dark teal suit with yellow flowers.
Bride in silky modern wedding dress and and groom in bold green suit.
Greenhouse inspired yellow and blue boutonnière on a deep teal groom wedding suit
Wedding exit photo of teal color scheme wedding
Just married bride and groom holding botanic bouquet wearing lace wedding gown and teal men's wedding suit.
Wedding table design with greenhouse aesthetic and blue wedding color palette