I love when creative ideas come to fruition, especially when it’s a first year event. On Tuesday, October 1, the inaugural Double-Take Event took place. Essentially it was a fake wedding that I totally got to crash. I was a legit Wedding Crasher and didn’t even care. I walked in and the talented Crystal Yu Barrineau, with Angribunni, gave me an handwritten invitation to the wedding. I was official. All of the attendees were brides and grooms, so vendors asked me when I was getting married and congratulations. That’s like the equivalent of being asked if you know the bride or groom at the wedding and trying to lie.
I automatically went to the dance floor that was glossy white with circles everywhere. It just looked so clean and graphically grabbed my attention. To my surprise, the owners of Dance N Glow, Jade and Tim Eaton, told me to just wait until it turned on. Wait, what?!?! It turns on? Oh yes it does. Take a look at my photos below because I stood there memorized most of the night. It can light up to the music, spell words in lights and be any color you want. It’s a MUST see, even for a party and not a wedding.
The Cinematographer made me wish he was at our wedding and that was something that I knew I didn’t want. I believe it was the work of Chris D Scott Photography that I was viewing a projection of a wedding on the wall of the venue. Of course the very talented Hara Gabriell with Documented Photography was there. I love love love her photos.
Guests sampled food from the greatest caterers, and it was delish. Thanks to the wonderful chefs for each of their dishes. Chef Amber Solnick with R&R Fine Catering served “the snack” of mini BLT cups and skewered pickled shrimp with watermelon. Chef Kiley Bolster (and Bill) with The Magnolia served “the intro” of candied pumpkin soup finished with a whipped chai creme fraiche cloud and cinnamon-maple wafer. Chef Erika Thomas (and Ryan) with Portabello Market served “the feast” of herb roasted pork tenderloin medallions with crispy shallot demi and a sweet potato souffle. You know the food was the reason I attended!
I am missing one very important part about the Double-Take Event. The first 50 guests received a swag bag. It turned out to be a swag box! I haven’t opened it yet because I want it to be similar to a BirchBox opening. I plan to include my opening of the swag box on my next post.
My photos will not give justice this event deserves, but it shows you the uniqueness and how detail-oriented this event was. By the end of the night I was hooked. Sara Gillianne and her team planned a perfect night. I told her that I wished she was around for my wedding. I give her props for thinking outside the box and taking the chance on something new. I hope it comes back next year.
I attended with the glamorous Joani and Samantha from the Independent News. The girls and I ended the night in the photo booth. Check out our sillyness below.
Vendors displayed their talents through different avenues. Donations included the Aisle Runner, Attire, Cinematography, Caterers, Dance Floor, Florists, Handwritten Details, Music, Officiant, Paper Products, Photobooth, Photographers, Rentals, Salons, Tablescape designs, Transportation, and Wedding Cake and Macaroons.