Cowboy Boots

A Rock 'N Roll, Rustic and Gorgeous DIY Colorado Wedding

Brionne could totally be my best friend. Seriously, any bride who says that she wants her wedding to be, "rustic, but not played-out or cheesy, and it has to have a rock-n-roll vibe to it..." is my fucking hero! Right?? Anyway, she and her hus, Michael, met while country dancing, and wanted to express that though the venue. Brionne said that, "seeing how ‘rustic elegance’ is so hot in country weddings today, it was important to me to bring some rock 'n roll to this twangy nightmare that was on instant replay in everyone’s’ bridal portfolio." Damn girl. So so so true. It's time to spice it up!

Another reason why I want Brionne to be my bestie? Well, she's super cool, and is like a DIY goddess! Seriously! Brionne painted each centerpiece vase, chargers, hand stamped the burlap, and collected items for the arrangements, including dried and live flowers, feathers, and metallic accents. Talk about an overachiever! And, just wait until you see her wedding dress! She kinda made it... Well, she made it the way she wanted it! I really could go on and one... So, just go scroll and read more about B+M's day! Enjoy!

There is just so much to love about this picture... Right?

Brionne bought her dress from David’s Bridal only to shred to pieces and transform into her vision. She said that, “I didn’t have time with everything else to build a corset from the ground up, so I found that using a basic design, I could spend the time I needed on the cosmetic changes instead of a full build”. Her inspiration?  A $40,000.00 design   she admired in Grace Ormond Magazine. I mean... WOW! She said that, “I like the unconventional textures and a vintage/worn appearance, there is beauty in art that holds history and certain elegance in textiles that have imperfections”.

OMG. The nails. The rings. The tattoos! LOVE IT!

This moment will probably be one of her favorite memories from the day!

Brionne made the invitations in Photoshop, and then uploaded the complete design to Vistaprint. 

I love everything about this sign. And, you know what? That goes for us too. We've been unplugged. I don't have ceremony pics to share with you...

Oh Michael, I love how your imitating Brionne with your foot!

Remember, pretty much everything you see is DIY.

See that paper flower? Well, according to Brionne, “the best paper flowers were made by Michael. He totally shocked me with his paper flower skills. I mean, the guy is a Marine and sculpts a bad ass paper rose!"

Like... SO gorgeous!!! And delicious!

Hey! No peeking!!

Best.final.photograph.ever. Thank you for sharing your truly unique, truly fantastic wedding with Bitchless Bride!!


Industry Peeps:
Photographer:  Photography by Jewels
Dress: David's Bridal
DJ: Elite DJ Entertainment
Reception Venue: The Barn at Raccoon Creek 

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Lovely, Do it Yourself, Uniquely Country Wedding

I love this wedding. And I think that I love it so much because I would never be able to do all of the DIY aspects captured so beautifully in this wedding. My style? Pay somebody to do it for me. Yeah, not quite DIY. More like HSEDIFY (Have Somebody Else do it For You). But, you already know that about me. Anyway, Stephanie and Tyler are not only adorable, but their taste? AWESOME! (OMG, I almost said awesome-sauce... Don't even ask!) I love that the bridesmaids dresses are all completely different and instead of fancy shoes, they are rockin' cowboy boots, and that the groomsmen are wearing multicolored bow ties and carnation boutonnieres. 

So, bridey, if you are a DIYer, then this wedding will definitely give you some FAB ideas to incorporate into your own wedding planning. I mean, they say that imitation is the best form of flattery, so imitate away!

Love this shot! I love those bridesmaid dresses! And the boots? FABU!!Go ahead... Pin it!Kickass bow ties! Adorable bunch of dudes too!Simple, easy, and cool (and totally functional too!).I love everything about this pic! And a little girl in cowboy boots? SO CUTE!Time to grab your notebook, brideys! Let the DIY BEGIN! Look down...

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Homestyle, Colorado, Beautiful Backyard Wedding

I love that this wedding was submitted to me not only because of the stunning details, but because it's truly a "bitchless" wedding. Seriously, I LOVE that "bitchless" is more than just a trademark. The whole reason why I put my heart and soul into this website is to educate you, bridey, and if the word bitchless is becoming a thing, then I guess I am doing something right. 

Check out the little bit by the fabulous photographer, Urban Safari Photography: " I am thrilled to submit Tina + Alex's seriously bitchless, backyard wedding! I'm not kidding, these two were absolute joys to photograph. There was not a single moment of bridezilla-ness or groomzilla-ness, and I'm so happy to have shared their wedding day with them. They planned a killer backyard wedding in the hills of the beautiful mountains in Colorado..."

I've seen this photo a million different ways, but this is by far one of my faves...Tina, you look STUN NING! Just a couple of dapper boys waiting for some girls...I love the jewel toned flowers! And that awesome altar... WOW!Okay, cowboy boots aren't my thing, but DAMN they look good on everybody else!Um, nice backyard!!!!!I love the small intimate bridal party.Okay. I had to show you this picture. Honestly, I wasn't really sure where to place it, so, here is good!

Fantasy Friday ~ Cupcakes, Cowboy Boots and Carats

This is truly a Fantasy Friday... I mean, this entire shoot is based on a dream the photographer had! I know, right? And it's one hell of a dream, brideys! Scroll down, and read more from the "horses mouth":

Maegan Hay Imaging: "Andy & Sara's fictious nuptials come on the coattails of a dream I had in which I photographed this brilliant, elegant equestrian wedding. As a horse person I have always wanted to photograph an equine inclusive wedding, and in my dream, the wedding was the perfect combination of rustic chic (that we've all seen a million times...) and modern elegance. Kayleen's ghost pumpkins, flowers and tablescape were the perfect mix of the two styles, and combined with CLIS's simple cupcakes and Tawny and Tuesday's downhome cooking, the table was, simply put, a vision.

Photographed on a rare and unseasonably sunny Washington day, the late afternoon fall sunlight blessed us with perfect colors and sunflare that made for very minimal post processing for me. And lastly, Andy & Sara (who are real life love birds) sizzled with emotion in front of the camera and reflected in their eyes is a love for a each other even more breathtaking than the $10k sparkler that was on loan from Borthwick Jewelers in Ferndale, WA. All vendors (including Anderson Bean and Coastal Farm and Ranch) generously provided their goods and services for free in return for collaborating on this shoot. It simply couldn't have been a more perfect day, and it was, quite literally, a dream come true for this humble photographer."Such a lovely table...

Yummmmmm....I mean, it's a beautiful horse, but holy shit! Would you look at that ring?!!! Need a closer look? Then look down!!!Wowza!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Horseshoes and Hawaii

Maybe it's because I have Hawaii on the mind, or maybe I just really need to get away for a bit, but no matter where my head is at, I just LOVE this wedding. I love all of the little details, I love the beautiful flowers and honestly, I love the cowboy boots! Seriously... I guess I never really knew that ranches exist in Hawaii, but they do !! WHO KNEW?!! Right? And seeing these incredible photographs, and the stunning bride (obvi), I am a believer that not only are there ranches in Hawaii, but that they are a fantastic venue for a wedding!

Here are a few words from the bride, SerahCasey and I worked together while living in Corvallis, Oregon. We dated for almost seven years before getting engaged.

Serah: Casey and I were vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming when he proposed. On our last full day in Wyoming, he and I went to Signal Mountain because we read that it was a place that we had to see. It was there that he popped the question and I said, “Yes!” Looking back, I now see all these signs that should have tipped me off. For example, while in Denver for our layover, Casey asked me if I wanted my laptop. I told him I would get it myself, but he insisted that he get it for me (my ring was in his computer bag). Once in Jackson, I got a text from my friend saying that she got engaged. When I told Casey, he said “everyone’s getting engaged.” And finally, on our second to last night there, Casey asked me to go outside and sit on the front porch of our cabin. While we were out there talking, I could see him fidgeting in his pocket and I kept hearing something snap. He then wanted to walk around a bit, and while walking, I continued to hear that snapping sound. I really do not know why I did not ask him what was in there. We ended up going back to our cabin because I got cold being outside. He was so nervous that he was fidgeting with the ring box and it kept snapping shut as he was playing with it in his pocket.

In LOVE with this photograph!

Serah: Kualoa Ranch was the perfect place for us because it was just beautiful. To have the ocean and Chinaman’s Hat on one side and the Ko’olau Mountains on the other side, it really could not be topped. We knew we were going to be having out of town guests coming in and if Kualoa Ranch took our break away (me, growing up on the island and Casey having visited multiple times), we could not wait to see everyone else’s reaction. 

Serah: Our wedding turned out to be both a destination wedding, as well as a home town affair. I was born and raised on Oahu and moved to the mainland after graduating from high school. It seemed like a logical place to have the wedding- it’s my home and still have some of my family living there and it makes for a great vacation for our family and friends who were coming in from the mainland.