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

We’re Back! The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh


The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh will be held on November 10th, 7 pm, at Traine (in Raleigh, NC)! Use promo code XOXO91 to receive $10 off your ticket! We hope to see you there! Feel free to view the video clip below of Alyssa and Joe’s special day at The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh 2015!


Alyssa and Joe November 2015


The Stockroom at 230

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I had the pleasure of attending the Toast & Taste at The Stockroom on Thursday, January 28th! I really appreciated the ambiance of the venue, the professionalism and courtesy of the vendors, and the two various times to visit (11:30 am or 6 pm).


The Stockroom is located in the downtown area of Raleigh, NC (near the intersection of Martin and Fayetteville Street). After viewing the Stockroom, meeting a few of the vendors (Mikkel Paige is a GEM), and enjoying Chef TJ’s Famous Shrimp & Grits, I took the elevator to “Da Fif Flo” (the Martin fans will understand!). I met a few more vendors in the Glass Box (a quaint venue space that provides a skyline view of downtown Raleigh). While there I also enjoyed listening to Eryn Jones Fuson on the harp; the surrounding view along with the beautiful music provided a relaxed atmosphere. Here’s to a wonderful visit at The Stockroom at 230 and the Glass Box!


Bride on a Budget


The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh!

The Big Fake Wedding on the Today Show

Congrats to Alyssa and Joe on renewing their vows, they are such a lovely couple!

Alyssa and Joe’s Renewal November 12, 2015, Raleigh, NC

On November 12, 2015, The Big Fake Wedding took place in Raleigh, NC at 214 Martin Street Raleigh, NC; it was such a beautiful day to share The Big Fake Wedding for the first time in Raleigh, NC! The weather complimented the wedding theme ‘Chic’! I also met some wonderful new friends/peers/Ambassadors; we all had a wonderful time assisting wedding vendors to bring a wonderful fall wedding into fruition!

The Big Fake Wedding dates have been set in 19 states and 26 cities for 2016, if you are interested in when The Big Fake Wedding will be coming to a city near you, please view this website. There may be a Groupon posted for a few of The Big Fake weddings, however, if it isn’t please contact me to find out how you can save $10 on your ticket. We hope to see you at one of the events in 2016!


Bride on a Budget