Once Wed has had a long relationship with The NotWedding, which is based out of Atlanta. The NotWedding is a faux wedding ceremony complete with dinner, drinks, and a reception, and it has become a staple event in the wedding industry as a creative alternative to a traditional bridal show. Different vendors work together to create an event just as they would for a real wedding, and guests who attend see how the vendors would perform in a real-life situation. But it’s not just the guests who benefit from this unique experience. Participating vendors get to expose their businesses to new referral sources, while also being exposed to a wealth of new inspiration, resources and confidence to take their businesses to the next level!

Since beginning a few years ago, The NotWedding has expanded from Atlanta to include cities all over the country like Nashville, Charleston, San Diego, and New York City. And this year, The NotWedding added another Georgia event in one of our favorite cities in the world, Athens! They found fantastic vendors for the Athens NotWedding that pulled off a gorgeous and memorable event, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the first Athens NotWedding on Once Wed!

Check out more info from the event here:

Venue & Catering:  Foundry Park Inn & The Melting Point | Event Rentals:  Barron’s Rental Center | Sparkling Wine: Ferrari Wine | Sangria:  Savida Sangria & Stacey Wines | Day-of Coordination & Event Design:  Taylor Larson Group | Vintage Rentals & Event Design:  Re-Find Vintage Rentals | Floral Design:  Bud and Bloom | Stationery: Natty Michelle Paperie and Puddleduck Paper Co. | Paper Flags & Banners: Liddabits | Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: I Do I Do Bridal Boutique | Handmade Jewelry: Jessie Jordan Jewelry | Menswear: Perno’s Formal Wear | Custom Bow Ties & Pocket Squares: stellaEM Haberdashery | Dessert Bar: Sugar Kneads Cakery | Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes Athens | DJ, Emcee and Lighting: Dawg-Town Entertainment | Band: The Highballs | Hair Styling: tease. | Makeup Artistry: Cat Cantrell Makeup Artistry | Videography: Incer Studios Films | Premarital Counseling: Stonegate Counseling Associates | Logistics: Bowtied


Elle Golden Photography | Kaitie Bryant Photography | From the Hip

Giveaway: In addition to having the pleasure of featuring this gorgeous event, we’re happy to give a pair of tickets to The NotWedding’s two newest event locations: Witchita, Kansas and Cape Cod, Massachusetts to two lucky Once Wed visitors. Comment below for a chance to win!


Comments (8)

Kathleen (Bean) | Reply

I’ve been to a wedding at The Melting Point, so pretty!

Jeanette | Reply

I’m up for anything offbeat and creative. I would love to go :)

Yuna | Reply

This is going to be a unique party… Count me in from the Lone Star state ! :’)

Lauren Ramdhan | Reply

That sounds like tons of fun! In Cape Cod nonetheless!
I think this would be lovely to go to and see The Not Wedding festivities!

Brittany | Reply

It’s not often that cool stuff like this makes it to Kansas! I’d absolutely LOVE to win some tickets to the Wichita show! I need some good wedding inspiration!

Charisse | Reply

We would love to win some tickets to the next one in Atlanta!

Kathy Thayer | Reply

Fantastic idea! I would love to take my daughter to this! Cape Cod. :)

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