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Paige Laurel Photography captures present joy to create memories for
future generations.
Through digital capture and historic printing processes, the love you have today will be beautifully preserved
for years to come.


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The Big Fake Wedding

The Big Fake Wedding

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“The Big Fake Wedding is coming to Savannah! They need another photographer. You should do it.” Jenn Jamal Eddine

“Uh…I don’t know about that. I’m just relaunching my business.”

Well, Jenn is a great friend and pressured me to go look all this up and so I signed up! It has been such an incredible experience. I got my business cards ready, website redesigned, and set to work everything for an exciting year of 2019 weddings! After 8 years of wedding experience, I’m finally trying to make this more than just a part-time gig. The Big Fake Wedding was one step among many, and what a fun step it was!

What is the Big Fake Wedding?

It’s an alternative bridal fair, a styled shoot, and a way to see a whole bunch of amazing vendors in action as we put together a BIG. FAKE. WEDDING! for a real couple who are already married and are doing it all over again! We had such a great time meeting local brides and now you get to see the day through our eyes.

This team was incredible and I had a blast running around capturing this Spanish-inspired event.

The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel is a gorgeous venue that has thought of everything from beautiful window light everywhere to a timeless ceremony space and a classy, colorful ballroom. I love that the ocean is just a quick drive away too!

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Did I mention how much I love this vendor team? I could probably talk your ear off about each of them, but instead I’m going to let their work speak for itself and give you the links to all their websites down below!

The couple? Well, they should look familiar! William & Taylor are two of my dear friends and you’ve seen their face around here quite a bit. All three of us are creatives and enjoy brainstorming, dreaming, and collaborating! I was so happy to get to spend the day with two of my best friends especially when they were lookin’ so fancy!

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Top: Perfect Setting; Center: Tiny Shindigs; Bottom (center): The Small Collective; Bottom (right and left): Jewelry Vintage Events and Rentals

Top: Perfect Setting; Center: Tiny Shindigs; Bottom (center): The Small Collective; Bottom (right and left): Jewelry Vintage Events and Rentals

I want to give a special shout out to Hustle & Blow Dry Bar for being just the absolute sweetest amazing dream team. Their whole crew is so mega-talented. For this event they created a stunning floral headpiece for the bride and floral details for the bridesmaids!

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One of my favorite parts of the event was seeing each unique interpretation of the theme. There are so many talented designers and so many different, beautiful expressions! It’s so important to find a designer, photographer, etc. that is not only excellent but really connects with your style.

The next set of photos are only a few we grabbed in just 20 minutes! It helps that I have photographed with William and Taylor before (why I always include engagement shoots with my wedding packages).

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This ceremony space is epic. I hope I get to photograph many more weddings here. Every corner of the property is stunning. ALSO, that Sprig & Lark background makes my heart sing.

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Shout out to these creative vendors! Y’all. Marguerite of Fête Chalet is the sweetest. I met her through our promo shoot with the Big Fake Wedding and have since seen her and her precious little camper all around Savannah! She mixes up the most creative, delicious drinks. She even got me to love kombucha which I thought was impossible!

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Nothing like a gift on your wedding day. Or, er, fake wedding day! The flag is in reference to John 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.” This is so true of William and Taylor. When they wrote their vows for the Big Fake Wedding, their heart was to share how Christ’s love has changed them. I was so encouraged at how they care for, respect, and love one another.

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The Team:
Hair & Make-Up | Hustle & Blow Dry Bar
Wedding Dress | Ivory & Beau
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Menswear | Alton Lane
DJ / Live music | Other Brother Entertainment
Catering | La Petite Abeilles Teahouse
Champagne Camper | Fête Chalet
Cigar Bar | Stoney Creek Cigars
Coffee Trolley | Three Tree Coffee
Cookie Bar | Big Boy Cookies
Floral & Event Design | Ceremony Backdrop | Sprig & Lark
Floral & Event Design | Personal Flowers | Tables 5 + 6 | Jardiniere Events
Floral & Event Design | Tables 7 + 8 | Mea. Flowers
Invitation Suite | Spanish Floral | Tiny Shindigs by Amelia Adams
Invitation Suite | Perfect Settings
Marshmallow Favors | Malvi: Marshmallow Confections
Nail Bar | Sea Salt & Sugar
Rentals + Floral and Event Design | Tables 1 + 2 + Head Table Day of Coordinator |
Jewelry Coastal Vintage Events and Rentals
Signage + Maps | The Small Creative
Videography | TMI Productions
Wedding Cake | Flirt with Dessert
Wedding Vow Art | The Standard Canvas
Spray Tan | Body Bronzing By Becca
Teeth Whitening | Flawless Dentistry


Also, a shout out to the two other photographers for the event, you can see their work on their websites! These two are dolls!
Ruth Terrero Photography, Hilary Hull Photography

Bryan + Heather | Atlanta, GA

Bryan + Heather | Atlanta, GA