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    Friday
    Jun132014

    Fantasy Friday ~ A Passion for Purple... A Deliciously Decadent Styled Shoot

    In case you didn’t know, purple is the color of good judgment (I know! Right??), and as it turns out, radiant orchid is the Pantone wedding color for 2014. How cool is that?? So bridey, if you’re incorporating purple into your wedding day, then clearly you have some seriously fantastic judgment! Recognizing that a purple color palette is a fantastic way to express oneself, some splendidly creative and talented wedding vendors teamed up with a cool venue in Dover, Massachusetts, The Connors Center, and rocked this radiant orchid palette so hard that I can hardly stand it! When I was done picking up jaw off of my desk, I immediately jumped at the chance to share this shoot with you. (Psst! Hey Boston brideys! Look to your right... Bitchless Bride is coming to Boston!)

    Bridey, there is so much to look at in this post, that I am about two shakes away from freaking out! I mean from the grounds of The Connors Center, to vases of allium and viburnum on the place card table, to the remarkable Indian inspired linen, to the bride’s STUNNING bouquet to the awesome purple wedding cake with a big-ass antique gold flower… OMG, the list goes on and on! Like, there’s even a purple wedding dress with a freaking tutu and then a costume change into a gorgeous white wedding gown. And the fact that I am jealous of the flower girl’s dress might mean that there is something truly wrong with me. Anyway, I think I am officially write/rambling, so I will let you get to it! Scroll away! Enjoy this one! Um, I think it’s clear that I did. Seriously, I think I need a cold shower…

    Holy moly! Look at this place! Hi. I need this dress. That's all.Lovely costume change! And the grounds of The Connors Center are perfect for a wedding!I cannot get over the amazing florals in this shoot! Absolutely incredible!I mean... I can't... The gold tutu, the purple shoes and the overall cuteness is going to throw me over the edge.Hypnotiq is one badass drink... Look it up. I bet it's delicious with Prosecco. Definitely a "dazzler"!

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    Wednesday
    Jun112014

    Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Beautifully Modern, Fabulously Elegant Canadian Wedding  

    I'm beginning to think that a G&T might be necessary considering that I chose this pic to introduce this FAB wedding. What do you think? I mean, not that this photograph isn't lovely with the crisp, white florals or bronze frame, and that a signature drink is always a good idea, but... If you scroll down, you will see several beautiful photographs that could have easily opened up this post! Anyway, bridey, see what a small little sign can do? It literally just made my mouth water for some gin, but it's also a great way of suggesting that your guests partake in some of your favorite booze. 

    All of that being said, with the help of some awesome vendors, Ashely and Phil put together a really beautiful wedding. I love the silver and white color palette combined with several DIY aspects (wait until you see the candy bar!) which together, makes for some serious inspiration. Bridey, if you're thinking about going in this direction, I suggest you bookmark Ashley and Phil's wedding!
    I love these getting ready shots of Phil! Those socks are awesome!!I wish that all brides and her maids would be this laid back on the wedding day! Want to play a hand?So cute! It's only Ashley and her MOH which makes this pic extra special.Totally LOVE how they went to the florist to get their bouquets!See what I mean? TOTALLY could have opened with this pic!!! It's KICKASS!!Beautiful girls, beautiful flowers and beautiful dresses!I cannot put into words how much I love this look...

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    Tuesday
    Jun102014

    The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ I'm Not Going to Say, "I TOLD YOU SO!!!!"

    Yeah, I'm feeling kinda ranty today. Honestly, I'm fucking exhausted. I'm so tired of being the shrink, mediator, personal assistant, and hand holder. This wedding season has been awesome and brutal all at the same time! Seriously, I feel completely bipolar because one day, I am absolutely elated; lovin' life and my clients, and the next, I am down in the dumps wishing I had a chosen to do something else with my life. Something that didn't require so much brain power; something where my "product" wasn't dependant on people and their ever-changing ideas and opinions.

    This wedding season, I've had some truly amazing clients who really understand that there is life beyond their wedding day, and then I've also had some clients who are so self absorbed and seem to have some serious issues with sharing. That's an odd thing for me to say, huh? I guess it is... Why don't I explain with a story...

    Recently, I worked with a client who was absolutely OBSESSED with the fact that her gorgeous and extremely popular venue had the nerve to have another event booked in their ballrom prior to her big day. Outrageous, right? I mean, how could they have the audacity to maximize their profit on a busy Saturday in June? Yeah... hoping you're picking up on my sarcasm... Anyway, almost every single conversation we had either started with or ended with a diatribe, asking me if "I could believe that they had another party ending so close to the beginning of her wedding." Perhaps I am somewhat immune to a tight turn (meaning that the venue and vendors have a short period of time to flip an event space from one party to the next), but a two hour window is nothing; easy peasy. In fact, there are plenty of us (vendors, wedding planners, etc.) who have turned a room in an hour! But, no matter how hard I tried to explain this to my client, she would not HEAR me. And goddamn if I wasn't annoyed.

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    Friday
    Jun062014

    Fantasy Friday ~ A Gorgeous, Rustic, Boho Styled Wedding Shoot

    Bridey, if you’re looking for inspiration, look no further! Seriously, there are oodles of inspiration in this rustic, boho shoot. OODLES! These pics are absolutely drool worthy, and every now and again, it’s nice for me to step down from the soapbox that is The Truth Hurts Tuesday, and even take a break from Real Wedding Wednesday and linger over the amazingly inspirational possibilities of a styled shoot brought to me by some seriously creative peeps in the industry.

    If you’re looking for some simple, yet beautiful styling ideas for your wedding, just scroll down. Jacqueline Marie Studios incorporated rich florals, vintage props and even a pink signature drink with a kiwi garnish. Super awesome, right? I mean, kiwi is rather delicious and you never see it in a cocktail, let alone at a wedding! Perhaps you want to rock a stunning headpiece as you make your way down the aisle? Then replicate the handmade floral wreath below. Personally? I am dying over that dress! Lace is not usually my thing (and neither is a form fitting gown due to my voluptuous ass), but I find myself loving the lace, the shape and the cut. And, don’t even get me started on the cake!!! Hell yeah! Enjoy this one, bridey. I did!Um... A MAZ ING. I love everything about this pic. Her hair, the headpiece and her beautiful long neck.Hi kiwi. You look quite lovely in a pink cocktail. Would make for a great signature drink!Such a fantastic chandelier!

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    Wednesday
    Jun042014

    Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Love Story that Started at Floatopia and Crossed the Ocean

    You know how they always say that you never know where you’re going to meet “the one”? Well, it’s true. For Allison and Luck, it all started at Floatopia, which I have never attended, but have heard, is pretty AWES! Anyway, instead of boozing on a raft in the ocean (which is where I would have been) Allison and Luke were building sandcastles with some kids on the beach when they met. Seriously, how cool is that? I mean, had they been boozing on a raft floating in the ocean, they might have missed out on the rest of their lives! Okay, so that’s kinda dramatic, but you see what I’m saying! Thanks to their love of building sandcastles, they found each other! Anyway, a few years later, Luke popped the question and now I am lucky enough to share their wedding with you!  

    I will let the Allison, the bride, take it from here… Enjoy all of the details, brideys! From the brideWe met at the infamous Floatopia of 2009 at UCSB. Unlike the majority of the revelers, we spent most of our day building sandcastles with some children we met on the beach. Later that night, when Luke bought me Freebirds nachos, I knew he was a keeper. 

    Fast forward a few years, and across an ocean. I had just traveled 24 hours from Cambodia to see my boyfriend in England, and all of my luggage was lost. It was cold and rainy and I was still dressed for the tropical weather I'd just left. Luke met me at the train station looking especially dapper but I figured he just wanted to look nice for me, and wished I could have done the same for him. 
    I love how Luke has his own hanger. Right? The brides always seem to rock a hanger which shows off their new last name, so I think it's pretty cool that Luke has one just for him!When he took me to his apartment (where I was going to stay until I found a place of my own), there was a handmade sign proclaiming our arrival at a riverfront cafe. When he whisked back a fancy silk curtain, there was a room full of flowers and candles. Every single surface glowed with the soft peach light reflected off the hundreds of flowers in the room. 

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