Boho Bride

A Boho Meets the Beach Wedding Filled with Amazing Surprises, a Few Setbacks and a Brilliant Comeback!

See Kristen + Ben just walking along like it’s no big thing? Like they don’t have a care in the whole wide world? Kristen is just stunningly strolling in that fucking GORGEOUS wedding dress, avoiding pelican poop, while holding the hand of her handsome husband… No big deal. Right? Wrong. Amazingly enough, the story of this B+G is much deeper than this beautiful photograph. Kristen + Ben endured a ton of drama which could have turned their wedding planning experience into a living hell, but instead, was something they got through together… Well, together, and with their wedding planner. What “hell” am I referring to? Read it from the bride herself, and then go be inspired!!

From the bride: The best advice I could give a future bride would be to hire a wedding planner (especially if you are trying to plan a destination wedding). We had some major setbacks throughout the wedding planning process- Hurricane Irma- and along with that came two changes of venue, date changes, vendor changes, guest list changes and multiple invitations. Even though you may think you don't want to spend the money, it was well worth it for my sanity. Nicole from Simply You weddings was a rock star!

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Kristen! You’re incredible!! I love everything about you!!!

Bridey, are you dying over Kristen’s kickass wedding dress? I am!

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OMFG. That bouquet of flowers! I’m losing my mind! WHOA!

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From the bride: The most anticipated moment for me was seeing Ben, my fiancé's face, when we had the first look. It is just such a special moment to know that your about to commit to that person for life and I'm so glad Mike was able to capture that so well.

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From the bride: The first time I tried on wedding dresses at Olivia Bowen bridal boutique, I knew right away that I did not want to have a traditional wedding day style. I went with the Australian based designer, Made with Love, for my gown who I feel made the ultimate dress by incorporating a natural color pattern into the dress but still the traditional feel with an all lace gown. 

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Bridey, remember how this is plan B??? THIS is PLAN FUCKING B!! Just look how breathtaking this ceremony is!

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Sniff, sniff… I can’t get past this moment…

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Cheers!!! Two for me, please!

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The lighting, the venue, the wedding… OH MY!

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Kristen, I LOVE your facial expression here!

From the bride: I personalized the wedding with a gourmet donut bar including fresh fried donuts and just about any topping imaginable. The self serve bar included custom"to-go" bags that read "Glazed and delicious from the new Mr and Mrs". (PS- See the date on the bags? Different than the actual wedding day. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they still used the bags with the original wedding date!)

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Thank you K+B for sharing your A MAZ ING wedding (part two). It’s clear that you persevered through the cray and had an incredible wedding day!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Freas Photography
Event Planner: Simply You
Transportation: Old Town Trolley
Cake Designer: Key West Cakes
DJ: DJ Buggy
Equipment Rentals: Keys Audio Productions, LLC
Floral Designer: Marathon Florist
Ceremony + Reception Location: Southernmost House
Hair Stylist: Bella Luxe Hair & Makeup

A Super Sexy, Super Inspirational, Lace in the Desert, Australian Styled Shoot...

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When I first saw this photograph, I felt like she could have been me. A woman walking through the desert, no clear path or direction, but definitely going somewhere. That's exactly how I've felt over the past few months. On a fucking mission, without a totally clear path or straight-forward direction, but definitely going somewhere. I've taken a break from showcasing weddings + styled shoots because I have been mission-bound (oh, you'll see!!), but without the clarity I'm used to, until now. Things are coming into focus, and it's a huge relief. Actually, it's a gigantic relief. Ever felt that way, bridey? Perhaps with your wedding planning? Where something just clicks, and boom... You're through the hard part and you know it can only get easier from this point forward?

All of that said, I thought I'd start sharing weddings + shoots again with a motherfucking BANG!!! I am OB SES SED with Hilary Cam Photography. He knows it, I know it, we both know it. I absolutely LOVE his take on beauty and aesthetics. I love how he takes something simple and beautiful, and turns it into a complete eye orgasm (yeah... I just said that!). Hilary said that he was, "inspired by the idea of the modern bride who bucks tradition, who’s not afraid of colour and loves the festival scene." Bridey, I urge you to take TONS of inspiration from this gorgeous shoot.I used the word orgasm, so obviously I mean fucking business! Enjoy every.single. aspect of this shoot! I 100% did!

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See what I mean about the eye orgasm? Simple, but not really. Right? A Moroccan inspired feast with dried fruit + nuts, and a delicious cake dripping in orange blossom and rose water syrups, topped with petals. 

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AMAZING!! Her hair is crowned in dried hydrangea... OMFG.

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First of all, her eyes. WHOA. And the jewels? Damn. Love the turquoise and silver are phenomenal. 

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#Sexybride

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LOVE this bouquet! I love the pastel earthy tones, flannel flowers, dried grass and roses. Notice the costume change?

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Everything about this shoot makes me feel complete and happy! Thank you for sharing with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography
Dress Store: Asos
Bridesmaid Dresses: Boohoo
Makeup Artist: White Hair and Makeup Artistry
Dress Designer: Lenka Couture
Other: Breathe Bell Tents
Floral Designer: Visually Creative
Jewelry: Cynthier
 

Fantasy Friday ~ ***FLASHBACK*** Boho Wedding Inspo

I mean... I barely have the words for this styled shoot. It's colorful, edgy, and plain ol' awesome! There is so much damn eye candy in this post that you'll probably get a cavity by the time you're done browsing. OMG. So sorry for the awful joke, but, I totally couldn't help it!! Seriously, I cannot stop looking at all of the jewelry, feathers, dresses, etc.!

Bridey, if you need some boho bride inspo, look no further. Shit. What is wrong with me? It's just one bad cliche after another! I swear I'm not drunk... Just excited to share this one with you. 

Are you as in love with the flower crown as I am? Or what about all of her amazing jewels?!!Please. Please, bridey... Jump out of the box, and go crazy! For real, this could be you... on your wedding day... on the beach... looking insanely phenomenal! SHUT UP!OMG... A MAZ ING!!!I've been so obsessed with the clothes, jewels, feathers, etc. that I forgot to mention her kickass makeup! Holy crap! LOVE IT!I mean... WHOA!

Industry Peeps:

Styled shoot with DISFUNKSHION MagazineChristina Heaston Photography, and Modern Weddings Hawaii
HeadressWild and Free Jewelry
Rings/CuffsGypsy River
NecklaceRaptor Jewelry
Peacock Feather EarringsThe Pixie Monster
Leather Breastplate Necklace: Love + Leather
Flower CrownIna Dayle
Pendant NecklaceVanessa Mooney
Beaded Agate NecklaceGage Huntly

Super Stylish Sunday ~ Boho Bride Inspo

I mean... I barely have the words for this styled shoot. It's colorful, edgy, and plain ol' awesome! There is so much damn eye candy in this post that you'll probably get a cavity by the time you're done browsing. OMG. So sorry for the awful joke, but, I totally couldn't help it!! Seriously, I cannot stop looking at all of the jewelry, feathers, dresses, etc.!

Bridey, if you need some boho bride inspo, look no further. Shit. What is wrong with me? It's just one bad cliche after another! I swear I'm not drunk... Just excited to share this one with you. 

Are you as in love with the flower crown as I am? Or what about all of her amazing jewels?!!Please. Please, bridey... Jump out of the box, and go crazy! For real, this could be you... on your wedding day... on the beach... looking insanely phenomenal!