This Wedding Show’s Nonprofit Partner Is Pawsitively Wonderful!

The details of this San Diego vow renewal are gorgeous, but my favorite part was the nonprofit partner! If you are an animal loving bride searching for wedding planning ideas, look no further.

Thrive Animal Rescue is an animal adoption organization striving to rescue abandoned dogs from shelter life and find them loving homes. An unused piece of land above Newmarket Farm became a haven for rescued shelter dogs to run and play before going back to their foster families in the evening. Los Angeles volunteers visit under-funded shelters in the area where dogs may be given only 72 hours before being euthanized looking for dogs that would be safe to have around children and other animals. They also have a network of animal foster homes.

The Big Fake Wedding is a wedding show and vow renewal that allows couples to see vendors’ work, live, while being guests at a real couple’s vow renewal. A portion of the proceeds of a 2018 show, they donated to hurricane relief efforts and this San Diego event had the nonprofit partner above.

Scroll for the pretty, check out Thrive Animal Rescue, and search our vendor guide for vendors who give back, including Fairytail Pet Care, a big day pet sitting service.

Ann Vestal Photography

Beba Vowels Photography

Ardor Photography


Harvest Kitchen | @harvest_kitchen
Chocolate Favors
Chuao Chocolatier | @chuaochocolatier
Day-of Coordinator
Sweet Blossom Weddings | @sweetblossomweddings
Malvi Marshmallow | @malvimallow
DJ + Emcee
VOX DJs | @voxdjs
Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers +
Tables 1, 2
Wyld Blooms | @wyld_blooms
Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 5, 6
Cafe au Love | @cafeaulove
Floral + Event Design: Registration Table +
Tables 3, 4, 7, 8
Rae Florae | @raeflorae
Floral + Event Design: bar garland + Tables 9, 10
With Flourish | @with_flourish
Hair + Makeup
Rare Bird Brides | @rarebirdbrides
Hotel Accomodations

Kimpton Solamar Hotel | @hotelsolamar
Ice Cream
Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream | @hammondsicecream
Hitched | @tryhitched
Photo booth
Trailer Gypsies Photo Booth | @trailergypsiesphotobooth
Ann Vestal Photography | @annvestalphotography
Beba Vowels Photography | @bebavowels
Ardor Photo | @ardorphoto

Real Estate Agent
Frankie & Danielle Hajj |
Sisters Sell San Diego | @sisterssellsandiego
Rentals: Tables + Lounge
APR Boutique Event Rentals | @aprboutiqueevent
Rentals : Farm Tables
Farm & Field Events | @farmandfieldevents
Table Accents
Oh Mai! Art Creations | @ohmaiartcreations
Tabletop Rentals
The Hostess Haven | @hostesshaven

BRICK | @brick.828
Stockham Media | @stockhammedia
Wedding Dress
Mon Amie Bridal Salon | @monamiebridalsalon
Wedding Registry
Non-Profit Sponsor
Thrive Animal Rescue