Bohemian Wedding

A Beautiful, 1960s Themed, at Home Wedding in the United Kingdom

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Bridey, I can't EVEN with this wedding. Like. NOT.EVEN.A.LITTLE.BIT. The story of Laura + Richard is so unbelievably lovely. And even lovelier? Is the way they decided to get married... On their terms, on a limited (yet determined) budget, and all while celebrating their love for the past, present and future. L+R met very young, and knew they were going to be together forever. One of the first things Richard said to Laura was that he was going to marry her! And he was right! They got tied the knot on their 10th anniversary of being together. But, my favorite part? They got married at home. Somewhere that's not just another venue, but in a place that means something to them. 

Laura said that, "For me this was just as much a celebration of the adventures we’d already had together as well as the promise to keep on sharing our lives. Budget was a big factor in our planning, we only had whatever money we could save up and for us borrowing money, or spending a huge amount on one day wouldn’t have felt right when we were still in a rented flat and hoping to buy our own home at some point. After looking at a few venues, mainly barns, I realised that everything we liked was completely out of our price range. Then it dawned on me, why pay for a venue at all. We weren’t planning on inviting a huge number of guests as neither of us like to be in the spotlight, so why not just have the reception at home. My mum agreed to host in her little garden...'' How amazing is Laura's mom!?? Right? I love the idea of being home! And, bridey, you will too after you see the details! Enjoy!

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OMFG! The headpiece, the dress, the bouquet. OH MY!!!

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The sheer excitement captured in these photographs has my eyes welling up with big, puffy (almost ugly crying) tears!

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Absolutely OB SES SED with the 'maids and everything they are rockin'. 

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Laura said, "... I was inspired to have the wedding as homemade as possible, we would save money but it would also make the day unique and special. We have lots of creative friends who got involved and helped us in all sorts of ways.''

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Greatest.shot.ever.

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I mean... If that's not a beautiful couple... LOVE L+R!!

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Two things here... First of all, the bouquet. Totally gorgeous! Right? And the other thing? See Laura's' orange nails? I LOVE that she's wearing orange polish on her wedding day!!

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Richard, your a fantastic looking groom (and dude in general)! #Justsaying

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If you're taking your wedding home, then it's super important to incorporate elements of home in your décor. This B+G did a fantastic job with the details...

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Um, yes please!!! Looks delish!

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I don't know who you are, but I love you!!! Is one of those for me?

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I really don't know which pic is cuter... Look up. Okay, now look down. Right? 

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Bridey, THIS is utter happiness. Take it all in...

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Laura, you are stunningly beautiful, and your excitement and love is encapsulated in every.single.picture.

L+R, thank you for sharing your "homemade" wedding with Bitchless Bride!! Your wedding was truly incredible! 

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Berni Palumbo Photography
Venue: Private Residence

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

Christmas Might be Over, But the Inspiration Doesn't Have to Be!

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See those rose gold sequins? Aren't they gorgeous? I've seriously been obsessed with everything rose gold these days. You too? And this styled shoot? Well, let's just say that there is PLENTY to be obsessed with, starting with the rose gold, sequined wedding dress! Yup! A rose fucking gold wedding dress!! Did your mind just go crazy for a sec? Did you start daydreaming about wearing a rose gold wedding dress? I did! Right? Because it's sensational. And the rest of the details throughout this dreamy post? So cool. Just wait until you see the kickass flowers, delish Moscow Mules and the sweets! OMFG, the sweets! The cake! SO rockstar!

Bridey, this shoot embodies what I call winter warmth. Are there some Christmasy elements? Sure, but it's so fabulous because it reminds us that while Christmas might be over (Um, thank God... I was so done!!) it's still okay and pretty awesome to incorporate muted components of Christmas into a winter wedding. They don't have to be in your face to be beautiful, and these elements will add so much texture to the décor. Anyway... Enjoy this post, and be sure to pull some super cool inspiration for your wedding! 

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Wow! LOVE the invitations! And even though it's early, I'm craving a Moscow Mule. 

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See what I mean about the rose gold sequined dress? Totally amazing!

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Lush. That's the only word I can think of to describe these flowers. Right?!

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So, I don't know if these two are a couple in real life, but if they aren't then I'm thinking they should consider it! There is such heat here!!

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See the heat?!! Hand on ass. That's all. 

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Mouth.watering. So simple, and the color of the fruit is just popping off of this cake.

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Yeah. Had to show you a close-up!! You know me and my obsession with cake!

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Thank you for sharing this exquisite styled shoot with Bitchless Bride! It's refreshingly fantastic! 

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Breeanna Kay Photography
Invitation Designer: Megan Visel 
Makeup Artist: Motives by Loren Ridinger
Hair Stylist: Jessica's Shear Madness Salon
Caterer: Live Great Foods
Floral Designer: Just Imagine Floral 
Location: The Mill Events 
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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

Bohemian, BBQ and Bodacious... A Deliciously Alternative British Columbian Wedding

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Imagine a wedding that was all your own. A wedding in which you chose exactly what you wanted and then built the day around those very important details. Bridey, I'd like you to meet Alli + Mikk. This B+G are a complete inspiration to brides everywhere simply because that is exactly what they did. They chose what was important to them and then constructed their wedding day around those particulars. It's so simple, yet so difficult to achieve usually due to the noise and bullshit that surrounds your wedding planning. But, A+M? They rocked it! And, I'm seriously in love with them.

Not to mention that this is the first time I've shared a pic of the bride nibbling the groom's ear on Bitchless Bride! Seriously, how is that possible?! Right?! But, beyond the ear nibbles, I wholeheartedly enjoyed this wedding submission because I felt like I was there. I swear I could taste the BBQ, feel the texture of the kickass dress and play the games (and drink the booze during the two hour cocktail hour!!). Bridey, I hope that you take piles and piles of inspiration away with this post, but more than anything else, I hope you take away that it's okay to do your wedding your own way. 

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This dress is EVERYTHING! I mean... The black mixed with the texture of the skirt... I'm officially in wedding dress heaven! Now, look down for a close up.

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Alli you are truly stunning! As you know, I'm completely obsessed with your wedding dress, but seeing you in it is absolutely breathtaking! Oh, and you look quite handsome too, Mikk!

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Know what's amazing? Alli's friend put together this sensational bouquet! It's so bright and beautiful! 

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I.can't.even.

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Fuck yeah! Bridey, you gotta love a smoker at your wedding! BBQ baby!

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OMFG. Look how grandiose this structure is! Side note? It was hand built by the community and it belongs to the Estonian society.

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#functionalunit2017. Fucking love it!

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Can we talk about how amazing the décor is? And, bridey, look closely. It's mostly plastic and it's fucking fantastic!

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YES! Check out that delicious pig! Last time I was at an event rockin' a whole pig there were birthday candles sticking out of it!

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LOVE this pic! Super romantic!

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Thank you Alli + Mikk for sharing your utterly delicious, super lovely and amazingly fantastic wedding with Bitchless Bride! 

Industry Peeps:

PhotographerJelger & Tanja Photography
Shoes: Converse
Equipment Rentals: Lonsdale Events
Event Venue: Mäeotsa
Caterer: Smoque 'N Bones
Event Planner: Umbrella Events
DJ: Wailin Dalen Entertainment

A Nautically Perfect, Sensationally Sweet and Incredibly Relaxed Beachfront Wedding

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Meet Shelby and Jake. This fun-filled B+G met on a boat! I mean, kinda makes me feel like a degenerate for meeting my hus in a bar! But, it's been thirteen years, so I guess we're doing something right! Anyway... Shelby was working as a camp counselor for Reef Relief and Jake happened to be working on the same boat. And, according to the adorably cute pic above, sparks were totally flying. They beat the odds and withstood the difficulty of a long distance relationship while Shelby earned her Masters in Marine Biology from the University of Miami. After graduation, Shelby moved to Key West and began her career researching corals, while Jake transitioned from working in the water sports industry to a teaching career. 

Bridey, THIS WEDDING IS EVERYTHING! It's so lovely and well designed, but at the same time, supremely relaxed and fun. And you know that I preach how important perspective is during wedding planning and on your wedding day, and this B+G fucking nailed it! The details are stunning AND they are clearly having the best.day.ever. So, scroll down and absorb the vibe and the take in the beauty of Shelby + Jake's kickass wedding!

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Are you completely dying over these two pics? This incredible building is The Southernmost House, a historic beachfront Key West boutique hotel. Just wait until you see the backyard!

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Lovin' the flowers with the beautiful bridesmaid dresses in the background.

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I love this picture. It's entirely honest and beautiful.

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Meanwhile as the girls are getting ready... I can't even! LOVE IT!

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Jake, you look charming and handsome! He didn't want to wear a tie "because I feel like I am choking!" While I don't wear ties too often, I can appreciate feeling a bit claustrophobic with something wrapped around my neck!

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Seriously? It really doesn't get much sweeter!

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I love that as somebody who has never met Shelby + Jake, I can clearly see how much they love each other. I can also tell that they have a fucking fantastic time together too!

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That is one hell of a swirl! Totally GORGEOUS!

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Shelby said that, "The backdrop was simply baby's breath with the deep blue ocean behind it." 

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I mean... These pics of the ceremony. Sniff, sniff...

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Love the Florida Keys map the B+G are using as a guest book!

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Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Freas Photography
Equipment Rentals: Prestige Party Rentals
Makeup Artist: Crystal Smith's Theatrical Makeup
Floral Designer: Petals & Twigs 
Event Planner: Soiree Key West, LLC
DJ: SoundWave Productions
Reception Venue: Southernmost House
Caterer: Three Fine Cooks
Officiant: Weddings Key West

A Seriously Kickass, Game of Thrones, "Winter" Wedding

So often a bride will approach me and say that she wants something "different" for her wedding; something unique. She wants something "that hasn't been done before". And, more often than not, that statement leaves me in the position to disappoint my fair bride with that news that pretty much everything has been done before. However, then I immediately have the opportunity to surprise and delight her by telling her that even though it's been done before, doesn't mean that it can't be done again, but better. Right? Right! 

Take Abbey + Matt. They did something totally cool and "different" simply by doing something that has been done before, but done extremely well! They told their photographer, Uttke Photography & Design, that “We’re planning a non-traditional, Game of Thrones inspired wedding. Lots of gold, rustic backdrop and natural accents with a little flair. We’re trying to walk the fine line between being badass and kitschy.” And holy shit did they succeed in their badassery. From all of the cool DIY aspects to the crown Abbey wore... I mean, I can't stand the fucking awesomeness... And, even though it didn't snow in February in the Midwest and was 65 degrees (WTF?), it didn't matter. The B+G had such FAB details that the lack of snow didn't feel essential for the Game of Thrones theme to come to life. SO, go scroll, bridey! I will continue to enlighten you with the details as you go! Enjoy!

I can't even with these A MAZ ING invitations!!! Holy shit!

That crown! That dress! I want one of each!

Love.this.pic.

Are you dying over these fabulous, sequined bridesmaids dresses? Seriously, I am OBSESSED!

STFU. Wow! Another something that I require one of each...

Such a cool way of displaying the escort cards!

Matt's dad made Abbey & Matt the thrones to sit in and enjoy their feast...

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Love this beautiful photograph... So emotionally charged and real. Want to hear some advice from the B+G? "Take a moment to savor all of the love and support you feel on your wedding day as you are surrounded by the ones you love most. It’s the only time that they will ALL be in one place." SO true.

You had me at caramel... Actually, you will always have me with some caramel.

Thank you Abbey + Matt for sharing your thoughtful + kickass wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Uttke Photography & Design
DJ: All Star Music
Veils & Headpieces: Blanca Veils + Howling Moon Headwear
Dress Store: Bucci's Bridal
Floral Designer: Jane Kelly Floral
Hair Stylist: Luxe Salon
Reception Venue: Rustic Manor
Caterer: Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
Invitation Designer: thing i drew
Equipment Rentals: Vintique Rental

An Incredibly Romantic, Extraordinarily Beautiful, Rustic German Wedding

I love this photograph. It's so simple and sweet while at the same time, utterly romantic and  full of passion. This photograph was taken in the midst of AnneMarie + Charles' wedding vows, and to me, it completely encompasses everything you could possibly want on your wedding day. All of that aside (I'm getting way to mushy!), can we talk about how cool A+C's wedding was? The B+G (and their guests) began the day with a hike through the German countryside, strolling down dirt roads, walking past corn fields and taking in the beauty of their surroundings until they reached a lovely little hilltop. That hilltop was the backdrop for their ceremony. I mean... WOW!! Super stripped down, super casual and super intimate.

Following the ceremony,  guests enjoyed a "picnic" cocktail hour and were spoiled with locally sourced cured meats & cheeses, some delicious champagne and horseshoes. Once everybody was brimming with charcuterie, the celebration continued at AnneMarie + Charles' home in the city center. The photographs are really incredible (and the food and the cake look A MAZ ING!), I could go on and on, but, I won't. So, go, enjoy!!

Hilltop ceremony anybody?

So gorgeous...

STFU with the dog!! He so sweet...

Seriously, I really may have to get a dog after these last few wedding posts...

I can't. It's too good.

Holy charcuterie batman! That.looks.amazing.

Now, that is an unbelievable table!

Damn, AnneMarie! Your back looks beautiful in that dress!

That cake! OMG! Simple and completely stunning!

Thank you A+C for sharing your lovely wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

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Photographer: Roya Ann Miller Photography

A Smashingly Fabulous, Insanely Bright, and Totally Stunning Styled Shoot

Seriously, can I get a HolyShitGoddamn? OMG, I have been DY ING to share this fucking amazingly incredible, same-sex styled shoot with you, bridey! I mean... I drank the Kool-Aid and it's 100% contagious... Just look at the color on that menu! Right? And the green, sequined napkin? I'm totally ready to have a seat! Obviously, the décor is rockin', but there is some unbelievable cake porn + super creative usage of balloons (in the non-porn kinda of way!!)... Honestly, I really don't know what else to say, which is definitely a change for me, so I think I gotta just let you go and scroll... ENJOY this one, bridey! It's SO SO SO good!!

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I am completely in love with this suite of invitations! Like IN-FUCKING-LOVE. If I was a note-writing kind of girl, I would need to have these...

OMG! Just look at this table!!! Love the carnations!!! And, the mismatched chairs? Amazing! Such a happy table...

WOW.

Gorgeous brides! Love the hair and makeup!

So sweet! Ready for some cake porn? Okay... Look down! I kinda made a collage!

Totally amazing!!

See what I mean about the balloons? Clever and bright!

Great hair!

Love these shots! Thank you for sharing this fantastic styled shoot with Bitchless Bride! I clearly loved every second!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer:  Julie Mackinnon Photography 
Design & Décor: Magical Moments Inc. 
Dress Designer: Beth Anne Couture
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Brickbubble
Floral Designer: Calyx Floral Design
Event Venue: Canyon Ski Resort
Design & Décor: Elegant Event Designs & Décor
Hair Stylist: Jasmin Hebert
Models: Jenaya Niessen + Morgan Vercholuk
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Tamara Lynn
Apparel: Novia Mia Bridal
Invitation Designer: Paper Blush
Bakery: Sugar by Tracy 
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A Fabulously Whimsical, Gorgeously Bohemian Wedding with a Side of Cake Porn!

I am OB SES SED with Lauren + Danny's cake topper! Like OBSESSED! I love how they took pictures from the wedding, and placed then on top of the cake! It's just so clever! And to make it even better, the pics are being held up high with clothespins! So cute! Well, I guess I'd expect nothing less from two teachers! Right? Cleverness definitely comes with the territory. And L+D? Well, their story is so awesome, just like the topper!

Two words... Workplace romance. Fucking love it!!! So, lauren's a high school music teacher, and Danny came in as the new tennis coach. Do I really need to say more?? Apparently, it all happened whirlwindy fast, which of course led to a spontaneous engagement (duh...), followed by a lovely bohemian wedding. Bridey, I love romantic stories like that! Don't you? Totally feels like the movies!! Anyway, this fun crew danced (in the grass) and dined from the B+G's favorite local food truck before enjoying the spectacular cake-porny wedding cake! Have fun with this one... I LOVE it!!

Such a simple yet beautiful bouquet!

This will make sense in a little bit... HA!

You know what they always say, "Groomsmen and their axes..." Just kidding! But, how super fun??

Lauren, you look beautiful and happy!!!

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That's a killer head piece!

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I'm lovin' the rustic altar...

Such a sweet bridal party!!

OMG! I would LOVE to see my husband use an axe!! 

GREAT idea!! 

Um, one of each please!

Total cake porn...  And, it's naked too! Sorry, couldn't help myself!!

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Thank you Lauren and Danny for sharing your beautiful wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer: Danielle Defayette Photography
Venue: Laughing Waters Retreat

A Super Fun, Super Stunning and Super FAB Jewish Wedding at Hacienda Chekul, Mexico

This photograph of Laura and Jeremy completely encapsulates the pure love and joy these two have for each other. You can see this look in every.single.photograph, and at the risk of sounding like a sap, it may even bring a tear to your eye. The B+G were married in the FABULOUS Tulum, Mexico (about two hours south of Cancun), and outside of it being a natural tropical paradise, the wedding itself was just spectacular! And, OMG... I am  OB SES SED with the altar. Like, it's SO simple, and SO elegant and welcoming that it makes you just want to be inside with the bride and groom (in the non-creepy way of course!). Seriously, wait until you see it... Truly, the structure itself, and the moments within are completely emotional.

Bridey, I am told (and you can 100% see it in the photographs) that everybody had a great time getting ready for the nuptials and were totally relaxed. Aheeemmmm, the way it should be on your wedding day. Especially when you have a great team of vendors making it all happen for you. Anyway, enjoy this GORGEOUS wedding. There are piles and piles of inspiration waiting for you. 

Fine tuning their vows...

Yup! Jeremy's in his underwear! And, I LOVE IT!

Laura, you're stunning and totally angelic. 

Amazing shot...

I love how they're throwing flower petals as the bride walks down the aisle with her parents.

WOW! That is a beautiful Ketubah.

Gotta seal the deal with a shot! 

See what I mean? These two... They're gonna make you tear up.

The bridal party is clearly a fun group of peeps!

It's like nobody is there....

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Thank you Laura + Jeremy for sharing your truly enchanting wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer: FineArt Studio Photography
Makeup: Sarah Garnier
Venue: Nalum Private Retreats
Event Planner: Destination Wedding Tulum, Gwen Grosset

A Sentimental, Thoughtful and Beautiful "Backyard" Long Island Schoolhouse Wedding

I love this B+G. Like, so so so much... And, I am pretty obsessed with their wedding! Just look down at the photograph below... I mean... If that doesn't tell you a bit about our B+G... Katie, the bride, wrote a beautiful recap of the wedding planning experience and of the wedding day, most of which you will see in italics below. But, before I let you go crazy, soaking in the fabulous details of Katie and Phil's wedding, I thought I would share this tid bit from Katie with you... "My right hand has a ring on it with three stones. I created a ring for my mother, sister and myself with my maternal grandmothers ring to represent her three girls as their wedding gift for helping me during the process." I mean... How amazing is that? Super special and super sentimental! 

The coolest part of their wedding for me? Katie didn't even want a wedding!! Right?? She said that, "I didn't want a wedding, Phil did so the compromise was to make it a big 'backyard party.' I think we were successful in doing that. It took a lot of literal blood, sweat and tears to put our wedding together, and I wouldn't have had it any other way!" Now, bridey, you can go enjoy this kickass & fun wedding filled with food trucks, crazy dancing and shots of whiskey...

True.Story. The beginning!!! LOVE THIS!

My wedding dress was given to me at a great discount because my ex boyfriends sister in law contacted the designer for me. She used to work in the industry and when I found the dress he shipped it directly from the warehouse to me.