Real Wedding Stories

A Totally Awesome, Insanely Cool, Rockabilly Tennessee Wedding

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Bridey, when I tell you that David's first look reaction is amongst the most incredible, emotional and straight out gut-wrenching reaction I've EVER seen in person and on Bitchless Bride, believe me. When I tell you that Holly + David are madly in love, and created a wedding entirely representative of that love, believe me. When I tell you that YOU too can create a wedding that is entirely about you and your sig other, believe me. Whatever you are doing that doesn't feel like it is about the two of you, stop. Remember that you can and deserve to have a wedding which represents who you are together. Just scroll down for proof of that sentiment.

Bridey, this wedding will absolutely blow your mind. I'm OB SES SED with this backyard throw down party filled with raw emotion, tons of delicious treats, WAFFLES and a l'il debauchery. H+D definitely know how to throw a party! But, beyond the party, it's apparent that these two belong with each other and put together a celebration symbolic of their love. You should try it.... I give you permission to have the wedding you want and to be has happy as Holly + David. Enjoy!

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I needed you to have a close u of this STUN NING dress. OMFG.

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You're gonna love her by the end of this post...

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Damn girl, you are beautiful!

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Are you ready for this? David is already wiping away tears and he hasn't even seen Holly yet!

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Right? Are you crying right now? Go get a tissue...

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Like... THE SWEETEST!!

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Holly, that dress fits you like a glove! Your bod is smokin' hot!

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<3 this...

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Can you hear it? It seriously came to life for me when I saw this pic!

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Awwwwww....

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I want to be sandwiched in-between these two pictures! Candy, cupcakes and cake, oh my!!

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Look how warm and inviting H+D's wedding is!

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Fucking WAFFLES people!!! 

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He looks like somebody I'd like to have some whiskey with, right??

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Right? Don't you LOVE her? And them together!! I wonder...

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Thank you for sharing your incredibly emotional and fabulous day with Bitchless Bride! 

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Wilde Company

A Lush, Mountain Wedding Filled with Extraordinary Colors, Creatures + Décor, Disguised as a Rockin' Party!

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Bridey, Sarah + Andy's wedding looks absolutely nothing like this pic. Like, not even a little bit... I mean, if I told you that this pic was part of an engagement shoot, you'd believe me. Right? Well, it's not. Not at all. Not even remotely. This shot is of the B+G sneaking away for a few photographs after the ceremony, and before the RAGER that was their wedding reception. And, I mean RA GER! The kind of party filled with overflowing shots, men rockin' some HOT makeup, the bride with a bottle of booze on the dance floor, and clothes disappearing. Honestly? It's fucking awesome!!! And, the décor?? Dreamy. Delicate. Delicious. A complete contrast to the vibe, and for that, I am OB SES SED!

So, why did I choose to open this rockin' party of a wedding with this particular photograph? Because, I love that while these two clearly love to celebrate, they also clearly love each other. There is a tenderness and ease captured here that would 100% get lost in the scroll, and I really wanted you, bridey, to see every corner of this wedding day. Remember, you can have the wedding of your dreams, and celebrate with your friends and family, but please don't lose sight of the why. YOU TWO!!! Enjoy every.single.photograph. It's truly impossible not to!

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You're not imagining the glittered fabulousness... It's there, and it's wonderful!!

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I can't even with this wedding dress. OMFG!

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Sarah, you are incredible! Everything about your look is stunning. EVERYTHING!

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I feel like this pic could be in a perfume ad... "SexyFab".

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Totally breathtaking...

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You just can't manufacture this kind of emotion. These guests are not only in attendance, but they are present. 

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There is so much to love about this photograph!

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I mean... Such amazing tenderness between these two.

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WOW! Just WOW!

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch... Bridey, just look at how incredible this escort card "table" is! OMFG. It's so well done, that the planner in me is going to cry.

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Speaking of a crying wedding planner, the décor at this wedding is simply phenomenal. The details are absolutely exquisite!! I truly love everything about everything!

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Like, this is a summer wedding, and yet S+A are rockin' deer as part of their décor. How fucking awesome is that?

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It's clear to me (and probably to you too if you have even a shred of emotion), that the guests at Sarah and Andy's wedding WANT to be there to support the B+G and celebrate with them.

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I'm thinking that the photographer thought it was a good idea to get a group shot before things got super cray... Keep scrolling, bridey. All I gotta say is, HOT DAMN!

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I dunno know who she is, but I love her and would be holding her hand if I was lucky enough to be at this wedding!

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Soooooo.... YAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Party! Party! Party!

Look at the faces of the peeps in the background of these pics. Totally awesome!

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Sarah, Andy, you had EXACTLY the right mix of emotion and celebration (not to mention your incredible décor). Thank you for sharing the first day of the rest of your lives together with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Adam Kealing International Wedding Photography
DJ: DJ Mitch Fourtune @ Remix Weddings
Flowers: Beth Hohensee @ Studio Flora Diva
Dress: Cleo & Clementine
Event Venue: Hawkesdene

A Unicorn Disguised as a Bride, Some Superhero Puddle Jumping, and a Whole Lot of Weddingy Awesomeness!!

Bridey, I don't care what people say about luck + rain on your wedding day, because you know what? It sucks. It sucks logistically, it sucks organizationally, and it sucks frizzily (I'm pretty sure I made that word up)... But, people feel like they have to say that to make the B+G feel better about a sucky situation. Right? And as a wedding planner, I'm the one dealing with the logistics, the reorganization and rockin' some seriously big hair. Anyway... I have to say, Marianna + Kyle are total rebels, and used it to their advantage. I mean... Just look at that gorgeous pic!! These two crazy cats were jumping around in the puddles and loving every second! And, obvi, I'm completely obsessed with her FABULOUS pink hair!!! 

Know what I love? I love that Marianna will tell you she's really a unicorn. I will tell you she's really a badass. But, actually, I think she's really a unicorn disguised as a bride and I find her magical... Marianna said that, "People used to tell me I would never get married with pink hair and a nose ring, but now I am married to my best friend." WTF?? Why do people say that shit? And, more importantly, why do we believe it? We shouldn't! And, thankfully, Marianna didn't believe that shit, and married a cool guy who clearly (based on the amazing pics below), gets her. Bridey, you are who you are, you'll marry who you marry, and your wedding will be amazing. PERIOD. Now, go... Get inspired!!! Two words: DONUT CAKE.

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Guuuuuurrrrlllll.... I LOVE your pink locks and your nose ring! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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Kyle gave his groomsmen engraved pocket watches... 

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I love how Kyle is admiring Marianna in this pic!

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Yaaaaaassssss!

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Greatest.pic.ever.

Gorgeous. Completely gorgeous and magical...

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I might be in love this man...

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Oh my fucking goodness... How DELICIOUS does this "cake" look???

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This pic could easily be my mom and me... Sniff... Sniff...

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Thank you M+K for sharing your amazing wedding with Bitchless Bride! Together, you two are the best unicorn, superhero, puddle jumping duo I've ever seen!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Le Image Photo
Reception Venue: Deity
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

It All Started Because of a "Sarcastic, Tattooed Lady Who Loves Cheesy Horror Movies"

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Bridey, I truly hope you met your sig other because you were honest about who you are (and because you're a kind person, and super attracted to each other, obvi!). That's how Randall and Michelle met; because Michelle described herself as a "sarcastic, tattooed lady who loves cheesy horror movies..." on her dating profile, and was a "match" for Randall. And the rest? Well, you're about to scroll pics from their wedding day, so clearly it worked out well! I mean, you can 100% feel the emotion and devotion enveloped in this photograph, and frankly, I struggled to choose just ONE of these tender pics as the post opener...

Personally, I would have described myself as a "funny girl who exercises to support her cake-eating habit, and loves to dance (sometimes badly)". But, that's just me... Anyway, R+M wanted a very simple wedding that combined modern rustic with industrial, and that is exactly what they accomplished. Sooooo... they selected Highland Brewing Company because they loved the new event and rooftop spaces, and had a friend master the design and décor. Bridey, there is a ton of inspiration in this post, but my favorite tip from Randall? "Don't sweat the small stuff! Every couple will face a hiccup on their wedding day, but trust me, you'll laugh about it later." #TRUESTORY

AMEN.

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See what I mean about there being several pics that would have opened this post SO well?  I LOVE this photo!

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The brides look FAB, but can we just talk about all of the beer behind them?? I mean, I know it's a brewing company, but dear God!! YUM!

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DY ING over the shoes. DYING.

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Hell yeah! We did it!!!

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Cheers, Michelle!!!

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This is some serious dessert porn. Like SERIOUS. And, as a self-described cake (over)eater, OMFG! Throw in some donuts, and I'm going to need a moment alone...

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Michelle changed out of her military uniform into a wedding dress for the reception. Can you believe that Randall's dress is borrowed from her cousin because she loved the style?!!!

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I am obsessed with all of the fantastic shoe selections!!

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When asked about the most anticipated or special moment of their wedding day, Randall said, "Our first dance. I think we both underestimated our ability to learn a choreographed dance, but it was a special moment when we felt like the only 2 people in the room. Despite our dresses getting stuck together, hindering our ability to pull off the "big dip" at the end of our dance, it was truly an unforgettable experience for the two of us."

And another pic I almost opened the post with...

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing a packed dance floor.... The entertainment can 100% make or break your wedding, and it's clear that R+M's DJ ROCKED!

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Thank you so much Randall + Michelle for sharing your kick ass wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Joseph Dix Photography
Venue: Highland Brewing Company
Hair Stylist: Jeanne's Hair & Makeup Studio
Equipment Rentals: Classic Event Rental
Officiant: Rev Jacqueline Weiks
DJ: Spintastic Sounds
Bakery: Perfectly Pretty Sweets
Caterer: Dining Innovations

A Rainbow Connection Brought to You by Cupid Himself + a Super Smart Maid of Honor

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Happy Valentine's Day, brideys (and grooms too)! If you know me at all, Valentine's Day is not my favorite holiday, but my personal issues aside, I am a HUGE fan of #redbottomshoes, and in this case, ALL of the people wearing them in this post! I decided to post this particular wedding today, Valentine's Day, because even though I think this holiday is the most contrived holiday ever, I do believe in love, and equality, and this post encompasses both. Ben and Michael have a kickass love story, brought to you by destiny and some smart and encouraging friends. PLUS, there is a lot of red (for Valentine's Day, of course!) because of the GORGEOUS Christian Louboutin shoes!

In a minute, I am going to suggest that you start scrolling for some serious inspiration, but before I do, I want to say that the grooms will be telling you their FABULOUS story because they are much more articulate than I am when it comes to their love... Enjoy, and Happy Valentine's Day! Okay, start scrolling!!

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I mean... Can I get a "HOLY SHIT"?!!! I want a pair of both!

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Our Love Story's Playlist ~ Some people believe everything happens for a reason. We take this mantra and another, to seek the good things in life, to heart. This is how our love story played out through a five song playlist: 1. Lady Gaga, The Fame. "LoveGame" ~ Cupid played a game that would take five years in the making. After two years, Cupid decided to shot an arrow at a concert in Houston, Texas, featuring Lady Gaga. We had just began talking via OkCupid and our now Maid-Of-Honor pushed us into trading numbers which lead to our first date.

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Seriously, one of each for me...

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2. Lady Gaga, Born This Way. "Yoü and I". Like most first dates, we both were a little awkward. It wasn't until we both expressed our mutual love for music and how it brings a smile to your face even when having a bad day. Our dates continued, ranging from picnics on the floor of a college dorm room, to the floor of our first apartment together, and eventually to the picnic where the proposal occurred.

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I am OB SES SED with these bridesmaids dresses! OB FUCKING SES SED!!

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3. Glee Cast, Glee: The Music, Vol.1. "Don't Stop Believing". On June 27, 2015, The United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. What we once thought would never be, suddenly became a reality. It was a birthday present for both of us as we celebrated at a Houston Pride.

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Ben + Michael, I LOVE you two together! 

Best.bridesmaids.ever.

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Look at all of those #redbottom shoes!!!!!

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4. Taylor Swift, 1989. "Welcome To New York". With the debut of The Great Gatsby,  the concept of elegance and love was an eye opening idea of exactly how we wanted to plan our wedding.

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5. Kesha, Rainbow, "Rainbow". Six years after Cupid played his game, we came together with family, friends, and loved ones at Kendall Plantation. Just as God places rainbows in the sky so we may see the beauty of all colors after a storm, we were granted our own rainbow. Now we look to the sky without any limit, and seek the good things in life. 

Some serious fun happening!!! LOVE IT!

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I'm crying over these shoes...

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Thank you Ben + Michael for sharing your awesome wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Shelly Beck Photography 
Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Nordstrom
Bakery: 2 Tarts Bakery
Floral Designer: Botankia
Hair Stylist: Shag The Salon
Caterer: Absolutely Delicious Catering
Venue: Kendall Plantation

When New York Takes Austin, Wedding Style!!

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I knew Tara + Dan were New Yorkers... I could 100% tell by the photograph. Couldn't you? Well, maybe I'm not telling the whole truth, because when I received the submission, it clearly stated that T+D were a "fun-loving couple from New York", but let's just say that I wasn't surprised. Because not only is Austin becoming the mecca for destination weddings, but if you're from the East Coast, going somewhere warm, fabulous and fun doesn't seem too far fetched. And, I love the idea of a whole bunch of New Yorkers taking over Austin.

Bridey, aside from my intense desire to head back to Austin on the first flight out tomorrow morning, this wedding is fucking fantastic! I love how much variety the venue offers as far as space for all things wedding-y and the killer décor. But, the best part? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the vibe of the B+G + their friends and family totally KILLING it on the dance floor. Entertainment can make or break your wedding, and clearly it MADE T+D's wedding. So, go... Enjoy and get inspired to rock your wedding like this B+G!

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Wedding dress heaven...

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OMG... Sniff sniff... Love these first look pics!!

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There are a few things I want to discuss in this photograph. First of all, having a margarita before walking down the aisle is an EXCELLENT idea. Secondly, LOVE LOVE LOVE the dark nail choice... Finally, that fucking ring! No wonder you needed sunglasses! A MAZ ING!

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100% obsessed with this venue! GORGEOUS ceremony space! 

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Tara, I like your style, girl! Go get 'em!

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Bridey, know what I love? This wedding is like three venues in one. Three different locations for three different parts of the evening, yet all in one FAB spot!

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LOVE this!!

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STUN NING décor! Like, totally gorgeous!

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Oh my goodness with the fucking cupcakes! Mouth = watering. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that I'm not eating sugar in like every post, and this photograph is torture!!! 

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SING it!! YAAAASSSS!

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This guy... I love you.

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Still love you, guy! 

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Thank for T+D for sharing your fun and fabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride! Love it when the East Coast rocks Texas!

Industry Peeps:

PhotographerJake Holt Photography
Event Planner: 36th Street Events
Photo Booth Equipment: Oh Happy Day Booth 
Band: Blind Date
Musicians: Terra Vista Strings
Cake Designer: Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
Equipment Rentals: Whim Hospitality
Floral Designer: Stem Floral Design Austin 
Event Venue + Caterer: South Congress Hotel
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

A Super Glamorous, Super Glitzy and Utterly Fantastic Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding

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I truly aspire to live more like all of the life I see emanating from this photograph... 
There's glitz, there's glam, there's glitz + glam, and there's a fantastic vintage typewriter worthy of obsession! Seriously, I love that Jaclyn + Matthew incorporated all of this fucking cool "glizam" into their wedding day. And, bridey, this pic is only the beginning! Just wait until you scroll down and see the bridesmaids dresses! OMFG. And, I write that with pure JOY not JUDGEMENT. They are incredible and sparkly, and totally glamorous! PLUS, all of the girls are wearing the most sensational headpieces! I swear I'm just waiting for them to start dancing like the Rockettets! 

But, beyond the butterfly-inducing details that make my wedding planner stomach go cray, this wedding is about two beautiful people (high school sweethearts!) celebrating the next step in their lives. And, it's clear to anybody viewing this post that these two are enjoying their wedding day to the fullest, and THAT, more than anything else, is worth aspiring to... Enjoy!

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WOW! Captivating bouquet without being too flashy! 

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I mean... It really doesn't get much cuter (and, is it wrong that I would TOTALLY rock the same dresses as those toddlers?!!)...

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Jaclyn, Jaclyn, Jaclyn... WOW! Just wow! You look stunning! That dress is EVERYTHING! And, I love how your dad is completely enamored by you.

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YAAAAASSS!!! Matthew, you are rockin' that white tux!

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SHUT the fuck up with the dresses, right? I'm seriously waiting to see them kick their legs!

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This is a tough one... Dive into the champagne above or the delicious cake below? Decisions...

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Lovin' the font on the menu cards...

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Yes please! I want one of everything! Or maybe two! Or anything with sugar!

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Sing it girl!!!

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J+M, thank you for sharing your amazing wedding with Bitchless Bride! We are all better people because of it!

Industry Peeps:

PhotographerRob Sigler Photography
Cinema + Video: Phenomenon Events & Production
Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Kenneth Cole
Groomsman Attire: Calvin Klein
Floral Designer: Francesca's Floral Design
Reception Venue: The Hotel Lafayette

An Intimately Awesome, Super Spiritual, Breckenridge Mountaintop Wedding

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I think it goes without saying, that if you meet your sig other at a concert and connect because you both share the same love and passion for music, it's 100% meant to be. I mean, music makes everything better. Right?! I'm definitely one of those people that always has to have music playing wherever I am or whatever I'm doing; it dictates how I feel, my energy and my mood. Music is quite literally a soundtrack for particular moments; one that spills into whatever we are doing. And, our kickass B+G, Eleanor and Erik? Yeah, they met at a concert. And, I think that when you meet at magical place like a concert, it's like getting extra relationship credit. 

Eleanor and Erik exchanged their vows in front of 11 people. ELEVEN. On a fucking mountaintop (Breckenridge to be exact). How amazing is that, bridey? And their wedding reception? Gorgeously colorful, incredibly DIY and deliciously cool. And as usual, I am completely obsessed with the cake (And, I could totally use some sugar in my life right now, but that's another post for another day...). Anyway, go get scrolling and get inspired! Because you won't be able to NOT to be!

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Um, OMG Eleanor... This headpiece is absolutely A MAZ ING!!! YOU'RE amazing!!

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I love all of the smile-kisses in this post!

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Hello handsome Erik! I have to admit, if I were there, I'd have a hard time resisting the desire to touch your beard! 

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How FAB is this bouquet??

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I mean you gotta pit stop at Erik’s glass blowing studio on the way to the reception. Right?? Look how fucking awesome this is! Okay, now, look down!

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Lovin' this super cute sign!!

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YAAAAASSSSS!

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The cake! OMG with the cake! I want to stick my face in it!

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Thank you Eleanor + Erik for sharing your fantabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride! I wish I got to be one of the eleven peeps!! 

Industry Peeps:

PhotographerAshley Hamm Photography
Event Venue: Carter Park Pavilion

A 100% Romantic, Totally Modern, Fabulously Fun and Super Colorful Austin Wedding

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I think you can already tell by this pic that Mary + CJ's wedding was fun, right? Totally! These two crazy cats (I have always wanted to say that!) live in D.C. and had a destination wedding in Austin, Texas. How fucking awesome is that? I mean, I love a good destination wedding to a tropical paradise, but I love seeing B+G's break out of the box a little bit and go somewhere that's fun and easily accessible. And Austin? So much fun! And there's SO much to do when you're not getting your wedding on. M+CJ purposefully selected each location so that their guests were within walking distance of downtown Austin. Now how considerate is that?!

Bridey, you know I am a sucker for the details. And the A MAZ ING deets captured in this Austinalicious wedding? Hot damn, they're good! From the lofty venue, to the long tables, to the lighting (a topic I have preached about over and over again on BB) to the "cake"... I'm almost speechless. Almost. Anyway, you get it. Now, go get inspired! I did! Not gonna get married again, but a trip to Austin is certainly on the table! 

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I really can't even. Can you? Now, look down!! OMG!

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Mary, you are stunning! I LOVE your wedding dress!!

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Meanwhile...

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The church is so beautiful and grandiose! 

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YAAAASSSS!!!! 

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Can we just talk about how smashing Mary's back looks in her dress? Damn, girl!

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Sexy.

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See what I mean about the details? Totally breathtaking and glorious!

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LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING! (just saying)

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Such a great angle...

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Go Mary! LOVE IT!

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Yes this is a cool pic, but look in the right corner. Now look down. See the cake??

Fuck yeah! Talk about a cake cutting!!!!! Love how fun it is!!!

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Thank you for sharing your fun and fabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride! Thank you for being so fantastic!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Jake Holt Photography
Lighting: ILIOS Lighting
Band: Matchmaker Band
Floral Designer: Verbena Floral Design
Caterer: Royal Fig Catering
Design + Décor: Loot Vintage Rentals
Equipment Rentals: Premiere Events
Event Venue: Brazos Hall
Event Planner: Pearl Events

A Micro-Wedding Rockin' Some Big Love and Smashingly Awesome Deets!

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I fucking LOVE this photograph. Like LOVE.IT. I love it because it's obviously filled with raw emotion, but I love it even more because Missy + John have been married for five years and have kids together and STILL look at each other like this. Hot damn! YAAAASSSSSS! I don't know what your situation is bridey, but no matter what anybody tells you about having kids, your marriage will 100% come last for a little while, and to still emanate such passion and love is a big deal. 

This micro-wedding/vow renewal/styled shoot was dreamt up by the FAB Christina Campbell of Nina Lily Photography. Christina met M+J in 2010 to shoot their impending nuptials, but life had a different story in mind... A baby. So, Missy and John decided on a civil ceremony instead of the large wedding they had initially planned. By happenstance, Christine and Missy kept running into each other and these chance meetings laid the groundwork for this amazingly awesome idea to create "real" wedding pics for such a lovely couple. Bridey, go! Go get inspired by this lush and delicious micro-wedding, vow renewal and styled shoot! 

Bridey, aren't you already in love with the surroundings?

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Stunning.

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Is that not the most beautiful bouquet you've ever seen?

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Look at them, bridey! And, take note! They have kids together, and still clearly adore one another! Sometimes that is easier said than done!

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Sniff. Sniff.

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This pic gets me too... So raw and so beautiful.

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So so so gorgeous! LOVE all of the greenery and color!!

I'm kinda obsessed with this one... Love the angle of the shot.

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A MAZ ING dress! And the jewels too!

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Like, seriously, bridey... Absorb and aspire to achieving THIS in your marriage!!

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Thank you Missy + John (and Christina) for sharing a glimpse into your world with Bitchlesss Bride! You are an inspiration to brides everywhere!

Industry Peeps:

PhotographerNina Lily Photography
Invitation Designer: Honeybliss Design
Cake Designer: Kitchen Chemistry
Makeup Artist: Meraki Beauty
Hair Stylist: Apotheca Salon
Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Topman 
Dress Store: David's Bridal
Jewelry: L2 Creations
Equipment Rentals: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals
Floral Designer: Allium Design
Officiant: Alisa Tongg
Event Venue: The Living Wall at Promise Ridge

Liverpool England, Two Fabulous Ladies, A Vintage VW Van, Some Laughter, Some Tears and Some Serious Color!!

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Seriously, how could I begin this post with any other photograph? Right? I mean... Shelly is officially my favorite person in the whole wide world! Just LOOK at how she's reacting to the beautiful Katy in her stunning wedding dress after walking down the aisle. A MAZ ING! Simply.fucking.amazing. After all, this is their wedding day! And this is totally the appropriate response to all of the emotions swirling through their minds. Some laughter, some tears... Some more laughter! 

Bridey, after all of the wedding planning and all of the anticipation leading up to your wedding day, it's super important to give yourself permission to feel everything. I mean it, don't hold back. FEEL EVERYTHING. Let it go. The people celebrating with you love you, and don't give a shit if you're crying with snot running down your face. Okay... ***Stepping off of my soapbox.*** But, you know what I mean. Your wedding day goes by in a flash, so don't waste time missing it! In the meantime, go get inspired by Katy + Shelly's fabulous, colorful and spectacular wedding!

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Both of these pics are 100% truth.

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I mean, it really doesn't get much cuter, right?

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Totally gonna need this MAC lip liner and 'stick!! 

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I.can't.even. I LOVE you Shelly! 

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Sign away ladies!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Woot! Woot!

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The flower girls had a fantastic time running up and down the steps at St. Georges Hall!

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After the ceremony, the B+B cheered their way outside to be greeted by the guests.

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Um, totally dying over the VW camper!! 

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OMFG. I am OB SES SED with everything in this photograph!!! Totally love Constellations Liverpool as an event space! (Side note? Katy + Shelly's wedding was only the fourth wedding at this FAB spot!!!)

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Um, hi cheesecake cupcakes! GIMME!!

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Amazing wedding! Thank you for sharing with Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Shane Webber Photography
Photo Booth Equipment: Pineapple Photo Booths
Apparel: WED2B
Makeup Artist: Beauty By Grace Mills
Band: Joel Valentine 
Reception VenueConstellations Liverpool
Film: Imagine Wedding Film

A Game of Thrones Wedding Disguised as a Styled Shoot

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Bridey, see that stunningly gorgeous redhead in the exquisite wedding dress and sparkly shoes? That's Danyelle. And when the photograph was taken, Danyelle had no idea that moments later she was to walk down the aisle of her wedding disguised as a styled shoot; a shoot which she feverishly designed, handcrafted and created with her bare hands. How? Well, as the Creative Director at Fête & Frivolty Events (the planners who brought you this amazing underwater shoot!), Danyelle is surrounded with an extremely talented group of professional event planners, and these event planners surround themselves with only the best vendors. Vendors who have such a deep respect for the ladies of FFE, that they banded together to take part and contribute to a surprise of a lifetime. A surprise wedding!

The two cent tour? Teddy + Danyelle had a simple courthouse wedding three years ago. But, because Teddy is fucking awesome, he wanted to surprise her with an over-the-top wedding; one as fabulous as she is... So, he called Amanda (of FFE), and the planning began FOR 2019. But, while Danyelle working on an inspiration board for Fête's winter styled shoot, she had an epiphany and proclaimed, “This is it!”. She told Amanda that if she could choose any style, any look, any theme for her perfect wedding it would be EXACTLY like the Game of Thrones inspired winter styled shoot they had already begun calling ‘Winter is Coming’. And so it began... How? How did they pull it off? Well, I'll fill you in on the rest of the deets as you take in this A MAZ ING post... So, GO SCROLL, BRIDEY!!!!

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The faux fur, the black invites, the blue... WOW!

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Something sneaky? Amanda (of FFE) told Danyelle they couldn’t find a model and pleaded with her to alter the wedding dress her grandmother had bought her (the one she was saving for her "real" wedding to Teddy). Her intuitive grandmother, bought the dress for Danyelle when she and Teddy first began dating, convinced he was "the one" for Danyelle. Ma’am passed before she could see them wed – so the dress was a way of carrying a part of her grandmother’s love down the aisle when she couldn’t be there in person.

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Teddy. Teddy. Teddy. You are the fucking MAN! I love your sneaky-awesomeness! 

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Danyelle created and styled every element of what she thought was a styled shoot. From her handcrafted shoulder piece & belt, to the Game of Thrones house symbols on the wine glass favors, to the dragon’s egg votive holders... This girl redesigned an oversized throne chair and created a ceremony set! She sewed, painted, sculpted, and hammered away for four months on the DIY decorative elements. And Teddy worked alongside her!

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Like... I am blown away with this décor! BLOWN AWAY! I love it because it's dark and fabulous.

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Bridey, you know I preach being nice while planning your wedding? Well, the same goes for us (as in, event planners)! Because of the solid relationships Fête & Frivolity Events has within their network, and the respect they show for one another, service fees were drastically reduced or waived entirely... Simply because they were inspired by Teddy’s love for his wife and the opportunity to play a part in their love story.

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Teddy, I can only imagine what you're thinking in these pics!!!

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The clothes the kids are wearing are fantastic!!

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Yeah, can we just talk about how Danyelle created these phenom elements of this wedding dress??? WOW!

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This cake! This cake is EVERYTHING!!! Look at the kickass detail!!!

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Definitely reminds me of Danyelle's dress!

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Holy shit... The realization is starting to sink in... Look up! Look down! OMFG!

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Greatest.pic.ever.

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Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this fucking awesome "styled shoot" with Bitchless Bride! I love everything about the story, the design and details!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Brittany Barclay Photography
Event Planner: Amanda Travis of Fête & Frivolity Events
Unsuspecting Event Designer: Danyelle Donaldson of Fête & Frivolity Events
Invitations: Brown Fox Creative
Event Venue: Chapel Creek Ranch
Bakery: Adoughable Creations
DJ: All Access DJ
Videographer: Chevy Chey Photography
Veils + Headpieces: My Chic's Not Too Shabby
Beauty: Spivey lane Salon
Caterer: Lonestar BBQ Co.