Bridal Boudoir

A Stranger Things Inspired Boudoir Sess Rockin' a Total Badass Babe!

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Bridey, meet Kaity. Kaity is amongst the bravest women I know. This FABULOUS lady did something so spectacular, so daring and so fucking amazing that she has inspired me to join her in her badassery, and make it a point to do something that scares me. Could be something little or something big, but I'm just going to fucking do it! I'll write about it when I'm done and then we can talk about what you did that scared the shit out of you! Anyway, this post is about more than a badass babe killing a Stranger Things boudoir shoot. It's about conquering self-deprecating behavior, owning who you are and running with that determination to kill our inner beast and replace it with self-love and acceptance.

Kaity said, "To me, self-love was forcing myself to come to terms with who I was, and committing to the fact that I was worthy, regardless of the worth that I was assigned by other parties. My assignment was forgiving myself for not meeting standards that were grossly unattainable, despite setting them myself. It was understanding that one bad interaction did not mean I was incapable of romance, and did not mean that I was unlovable... I had spent so long living under the “if you just lost some weight” mentality. As if a number on a scale would somehow give me the validation to be respected? I got this idea that I could love myself just like I was, in a body that I swore wasn’t worthy. Acting on the idea was an entirely different venture." A MEN sister! Bridey, please remember to love yourself NO MATTER WHAT, because you are worth it. We are ALL worth it... Stop letting fear paralyze your dreams, and go live them! Now, go get inspired by Kaity's awesomeness.

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Eggos still make me happy, but not as happy as they make our alien friend, Eleven, in Stranger Things.

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Holy heatwave! Kaity you are HOT HOT HOT!!!

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I always wanted blue eyes! Kaity, you truly are a hot fucking ticket! DAAAAAMMMMNNN!

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Is there a naughty school girl in Stranger Things? Do they need one? Just curious. Asking for a friend...

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Kaity. I applaud your bravery + badassery. You owned the SHIT out of this boudoir sess, and you are BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on conquering your inner beast! Thank you for sharing your journey with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography
HairVIVID: Cut. Color. Style. 
Beauty: Pretty and Pinned
Venue: 701 Whaley

A Steamy Boudoir Sess or an Insanely Awesome PEACOCK Styled Shoot, or Both?!

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I know what you're thinking, bridey. You're 100% thinking that this is a sexy + steamy boudoir shoot, right? Well, not quite... Although it definitely feels like it could be a boudoir shoot based on the photograph above and several of the pics below, it's actually an edgy styled shoot with loads of peacock inspiration running through it's veins! And, it all starts with the bride's hair (and nails too)! OMFG, just look at her FABULOUS locks!!! I can't even... Bridey, if you're looking for some fucking cool inspiration, executed in a fantastically classy + fun way, then today is the best day ever!

We've talked endlessly about how you want your wedding to be different, and stand out from the others, but in order to do that you must adjust your thinking from ordinary to extraordinary! You must act on your passions and whatever you do, don't be afraid to be driven by fearless ideas!! C'mon! Use this shoot as inspiration to tap into your inner peacock, or whatever drives you + your sig other! Dare to have your wedding be the wedding which compels your peers to outdo... If they can! And this shoot? Well, it's a great way to see how to rock a theme in a way that's unique + enchanting! Enjoy! 

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The bride is amazing, but can we just talk about the hair on the makeup artist??

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It's like she's so fucking hot without even meaning to be!

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LOVE this pic! Do me a favor... Zoom in on her nails!! 

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I mean... I can't even handle how amazing this is... The hair, makeup, jewelry and the dress! I'm in wedding heaven! And what I love most is that it's not pushed on us, it's just fantastic!!

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Exquisite details... And, again, not too much, but definitely enough to get people talking about how cool the décor is! You should try it, bridey!

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Holy shit with the cake. It's literally edible art and it's astonishing.

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Um.... Hi. If you see me rockin' some new color, it's totally because of this shoot! Like, I'm crying right now! It's that good!

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Thank you talented industry peeps for sharing this truly inspirational shoot with Bitchless Bride! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Industry Peeps:

PhotographerJuan Zambrano Photography
Equipment Rentals: Cooke Rentals Cornelius
Floral Designer: Willow Floral Boutique
Cake Designer: Cake Expressions by Lisa
Dress Store: Fabulous Frocks
Reception Venue: The Oaks Events 
Event Planner: Wild Daisy Events 

Fantasy Friday ~ A Damn Sexy Bridal Boudoir Shoot...

I can't... I love the idea of boudoir so much that when I saw this submission come in I was totally enamored. Because as not shy as I am, I have never so much as taken a picture (or had one taken) of myself that showed skin (well, anything worth seeing). So, as much as I love boudoir, at the same time, it kinda scares the shit out of me. No really... It's quite odd to appreciate something that scares you at the same time. I keep vowing that I will have one of my photographer peeps snap some photographs of me in my knickers, but every time I think I'm close to building up the courage, I bail. So... if you have bigger balls than me, bridey, go for it! Because I can assure you that as far as wedding gifts go (for your hus to be), boudoir is the one gift that is priceless.

From the Photographer: There's no better gift to a brand new husband than some bridal boudoir, so Ali Sumsion Photography and I got together to dream up the classiest, light-and-airy bridal boudoir session with the bride. We wanted the focus to be on her natural beauty, blended with lots of natural light and soft florals. Pulled together with bridal features like Danani's impeccably beautiful vintage-inspired polka dot veil and the bridal garter, we believe this classic shoot is inspiration for any bride-to-be!

I once wore a garter... Yeah... It's definitely not my thing!Flawless makeup!As I have mentioned, I'm totally aftraid of needles, so a belly ring is out... But, this girl? Sexy...The polka dot veil is FAB!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Anna Gleave Photography
Second Shooter: Ali Sumsion Photography
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Danani