The Fairview


I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening of The Fairview (Themeworks’ Venue) on today.


The atmosphere and decor were wonderful! Congrats Themeworks/The Fairview!







Noah’s Event Venue

This venue is elegant and spacious, Morrisville’s hidden gem!


I enjoyed a tour of this beautiful venue on August 22nd!



Noah’s Event Venue provides many options for your special day/corporate event. There is no additional cost for the chandelier decor (along with a few other amenities) during the weekday, for the rental of the Main Hall.


I do not receive any proceeds from promoting this venue.

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Are You Trying to Come up With a Wedding or Event Theme?

Themeworks makes the Dreamwork!


I enjoyed my tour of Themeworks facility on Tuesday, August 22nd (they relocated to a new location a few months ago)! Paige and Brian took the time to provide me with a tour of the facility, and all I could say or think as I toured was WOW!



If you are in the beginning stages of planning/are uncertain about your Wedding or Event Theme, I’m almost certain that you will leave Themeworks with one!

I appreciate Brian and his team’s passion for offering such a wonderful resource to planners and Bride and Grooms-to-be, thank you!

I may have overdone it with the number of pictures that I am providing in this blog, however, I wanted to provide you with “a snapshot” of the wonderful experience I had during my visit at Themeworks.

Themeworks not only provides rentals, builds rentals, and is registered with AllSeated (one of my FAVORITE planning websites), but they are also a Wedding/Event Venue! YES, you can actually have your event AT their facility, AND, gain an idea of how your event will look BEFORE the event!


I do not receive any proceeds from promoting this vendor.

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Market Hall: An Event Venue


I had the pleasure of attending the “Preferred Wedding Vendor Showcase” at the Market Hall on Wednesday, August 15, 2017. The event was held from 5:30-8 pm. I had a wonderful time speaking with a few of the vendors (The English Garden, Missy Loves Jerry, and John and Brian from ThemeWorks).

Thank you for the wonderful flower (courtesy of Yeopim Flowers by way of Missy Loves Jerry).


The Market Hall venue provides wonderful space for both the ceremony and reception or a corporate event. I really appreciated the decor that ThemeWorks provided throughout the venue, it provided brides and grooms with potential ideas of how to decorate the venue for their special day/two potential wedding themes (a White Wedding or a Rustic Wedding Theme). Additionally, the natural indoor and outdoor decor provides a wonderful backdrop or wedding wall for wedding pictures.


I do not receive any proceeds for promoting any of the vendors that are mentioned.

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)


Market Hall


The English Garden

Unforgettable Food Affairs 

Missy Loves Jerry Photography


Live Streaming Your Wedding! (Virtual/Augmented/360 Video)

Greetings Everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Are you interested in a method that provides you and your Groom-to-be to “virtually” engage friends and family members that are unable to “physically” attend your special day?

There is a solution! Virtual or augmented (360) video can provide a means for you to invite guests that are unable to travel. Integrating the 360 video could also be cost-effective, given that you can invite as many guests as you like without being concerned about the cost of meals and favors. Additionally, the 360 video can be viewed by you and your love several times (i.e. milestone videos or just because), creating a nostalgic feeling.

Just recently, AllSeated provided a means for wedding planning with their virtual reality tool. The Knot also provides goggles, so that guests can feel as if they are right there with you celebrating your special day.

While planning your event, please consider using 360 video!

I do not receive any proceeds for promoting AllSeated and TheKnot’s googles/virtual reality services.

Please enjoy the videos below regarding virtual/augmented/360 video.

Happy Planning!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

Home Is Where The Heart Is!


Family and friends gathered to celebrate new beginnings in a new home!

The Date: June 2017

The Theme: Purple and White

The Vibe: Laid back and loving (a vibe best suited for a Housewarming)!



Guests were provided a tour of the new home and offered refreshments as they mixed and mingled.


Jazz was the musical selection to celebrate the special day while family members greeted and welcomed guests.




I wish you much love, peace, happiness, and blessings in your new home! I’m so happy for you!



Caterer Ms. Stacey

Bundtinis Nothing Bundt Cakes

Rentals EZ Rentals 

Party Planners Yolanda and Felicia



Peachy Keen Vendors’ Meet and Greet: March 16, 2017

Greetings Everyone,

I had a wonderful time during the Peachy Keen Vendors’ Meet and Greet on Thursday, March 16th!

I met and chatted with wonderful vendors (Kassia from Mary Kay,  two vendors from The English Garden, two cake vendors, Sande of Delightfully Different Ceremonies, and The Style Expert Brittany), from the Raleigh-Durham area and also shopped (while sipping on vino).

Peachy Keen will host a Summer Solstice Soiree on this Saturday, June 24th from 12- 4 pm, please click this link to find out more details about the event!

Location: 250 Grande Heights Drive Cary, NC 27513

I do not benefit in any way by promoting this event!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)


Peachy Keen (Stylist/Attire):

Kassia (Mary Kay):

The English Garden (Flowers):

Sande (Delightfully Different Ceremonies):

Brittany (The Style Expert): 

Yolanda’s Freedom Celebration! With this ring, I me Wed!


Yolanda has such a beautiful soul! We joined her in celebrating a Recommitment Celebration, with a small number of family members and close friends on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.


During the celebration, we recommitted ourselves to ourselves by reading Soul Vows and symbolizing that recommitment with a ring. In addition, we all wrote down a vice that we did not want to carry into 2017; then we burned it with a candle right after the Commitment Ceremony.

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The evening ended with each individual creating their own vision board, to remind us of our goals and potential (throughout the new year)!





Tune into your Freedom Celebration playlist as needed! I wish you much success in your New Beginnings, Yolanda! Peace and blessings!


Felicia (Bride on a Budget)



The 100th Big Fake Wedding: Congrats Julie and Bobbie!


Julie and Bobbie are such a wonderful couple! They renewed their Wedding Vows at the 100th Big Fake Wedding. This event was a major milestone for both Julie and Bobbie (as they celebrated their 8th year Anniversary) and the Big Fake Wedding (as we celebrated our 100th wedding)!


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The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative, where the Bride-and-Groom-to-be are the guests, they are also provided an opportunity to see each vendor in action during this event (please view the Vendor Guide).

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This event began with a vow renewal followed by light bites, drinks, dancing and a “Send-Off” for the bridal couple. From the beginning to the end of the event guests are welcome to visit and speak with Vendors.




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We hope that you will consider joining us for one of our future Big Fake Wedding events! Please feel free to view the events calendar for upcoming events (you are more than welcome to use the discount code XOXO91 for $10 off Raleigh, NC, and Charleston, SC events). Happy New Year!


Felicia (Bride on a Budget)


The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh November 2016 Wedding Vendor Guide

Plan to Relax at Amb Day Spa!

We all had a wonderful time relaxing at Amb Day Spa during our Ladies’ Day at the Spa on August 20th, 2016!


Did you just recently become engaged, are close to celebrating your special day, just returned from your Honeymoon, or are about to celebrate an Anniversary? Maybe you would like to experience a facial, massage, or steam. If so, you may want to consider visiting Amb Day Spa for an hour/a few hours to rejuvenate.

Here’s to a wonderful Fall!

Bride on a Budget