DIY

An Amazingly Creative, Super Awesome, Dr. Who Meets Alice in Wonderland Wedding

I don't know about you, bridey, but I would totally drink that! Maybe something is wrong with me, but it just looks so incredibly inviting! Right? Perhaps it has something to do with our B+G, Whitney and Chad. These two are the brainchildren behind this ridiculously cool, super fun, and fabulous wedding mash-up of Dr. Who and Alice in Wonderland. All of the details are so well thought out and so well designed, that you'll 100% feel like you drank whatever that shit is in the bottle. 

I mean... I have NEVER seen a wedding cake more intricate and plain ol' kickass until today. And the décor? WOW! The B+G designed the wall projections and lighting to compliment the FAB centerpieces, and really succeeded in making their guests feel like they fell down the rabbit hole. So, bridey, without further ado... Go, be inspired!!  I mean... There's really no way around it! Enjoy!

Whitney! You're SO cute! And I love your t-shirt! Although... A Bitchless Bride t-shirt would have be rockin' on you!

OMG. I can't even... That dress... A MAZ ING!! 

I love W+C's wedding rings and the clever places they ended up!

Chad, that boutonnière is fucking fantastic! Love the flowers and love the watch!

Whitney... This shot is priceless...

Don't they look famous?

Um, that's the ceiling. Just sayin'...

Those are customized, digital place holders and escort cards that light up when guests arrive at the correct table... OMG!! SO SO SO awesome!

I'm seriously obsessed with every.single.centerpiece.

I mean... It's too fucking good. Right? Now, look down!!

Is that not the most amazing wedding cake you've ever seen? Actually, its amongst the most amazing CAKE I've ever seen! The detail is exquisite!

I love everything about this space! The dance floor! The lighting (yeah... the couple designed all of the lighting and wall projections by themselves!)! The décor!! Oh my!

WOW!!! Just, wow!

Whitney, Chad! Thank you for sharing your fun-filled, clever and fabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer: Nix Wedding Photography
Venue: The Crest Center & Pavillion
Cake: Just Simply Delicious
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Parade
Flowers: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
Photo Booth: Shutter Hutch Photo Booths + Videography
DJ: Sound Extreme Entertainment

A "Naked" Warehouse, Color-Pop Inspired, Stunningly Fucking Awesome Styled Shoot

What do you get when you mix a few creative vendors with an empty warehouse and a real life, super stylish couple? This fucking fantastic, color-pop styled shoot! Right? Seriously! I mean... See that cool backdrop behind Missy + Kelly? It's made of masking tape. Yup! MASKING TAPE! Creatively placed, a bit off centered, masking tape... And BOOM! There's you're fabulous backdrop! Bold, yet simplistic, and super cheap. It really does't get better than that! Throw in some giant, gold confetti and you have a party! Or, better yet... A wedding.

Bridey, if you want to make a statement at your wedding, but lack the bankroll for over-the-top extravagance, no problem. All you need is a little imagination, a blank canvas (or stark warehouse) and piles and piles of color. This styled shoot is bursting with color and tons of fun. Enjoy the inspiration!

O.M.G. that bouquet is fucking amazing!

Love this pic! So fun!

Are you dying over the red shoes? I am!

There's something about this picture that totally gets me...

Love. So simple, and so elegant.

So fun!

I could really use one of these right now!

Obsessed with the hair and nails.

Thank you Kamp Weddings and Missy + Kelly for sharing this fun and FAB styled shoot with Bitchless Bride!! We LOVE it!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer: Kamp Weddings
Florist: Encore Catering

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Mad Little Tea Party Wedding

A canary yellow and lace vintage wedding dress. OMG! Right? Absolutely stunning! I love that Danielle is wearing yellow, and I love that her fabulous yellow dress is tea length; perfect for their high tea dinner reception! Seriously, perfect! Right? So, this wedding was submitted to Bitchless Bride and described as, "...a loose Alice in Wonderland theme with a high tea dinner..." And, a truer description really is not possible. Just wait until you see all of the intricate details. OMG... Danielle and Darryl might have some of the most superb wedding favors/place "cards" I have ever seen!

Bridey, Danielle and Darryl really had the best of of everything. Aside from the beautiful outdoor ceremony, the gorgeous "high tea" dinner reception hosted at a cool ass barn, and the amazing canary yellow wedding dress, D+D are fucking funny. I love how their sense of humor seeps through the photographs, spilling all over the page. It's 100% clear they adore each other and have fun together! I mean, what more can you ask for on your wedding day and for life? Enjoy!
Danielle made her lavender bouquet (and her bridesmaids!) from flowers she got a local farm.
OB SESS ED with the dress and the shoes!
Notice how all of the 'maids are wearing something completely different?!!
Love.
Amazing shot!
Some serious personality emanating from this pic!
That's funny!
FAB décor, and totally LOVE the tea cup place cards!!
Thinking this may be a dream bridal party. I have a crush... On ALL of them!
Ha!!! No problem!
Thank you Danielle and Darryl for sharing your truly FAB wedding with Bitchless Bride! 

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: HRM Photography
Floral Designer: Steed & Co Lavender Farm
Makeup Artist: Alycat Makeup and Hair
Museum: Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Cake: Hey Cupcake!
DJ: Music Central
Caterer: Sticky Pudding

Fantasy Friday ~ An Amazing Avenger Themed, Seriously Kickass, Mostly Etsy, Indiana Wedding

I probably should have called this, "A Kickass Esty Wedding Rockin' an Avenger Theme". Aside from the cake (although some elements of the cake are via Etsy!), the venue and the photographer, I think it's safe to say that pretty much everything else was the DIY fabulousness of the bride + Etsy. I mean... WOW! If you're that kind of girl, then you are officially my superhero! Although, I totally got my hus this ('cause I'm super classy) for Valentine's Day, and it's obvi from Etsy! But, that's about as far as I go. That said, I'm wholeheartedly impressed with Erica and James' theme and creativeness! Just wait until you scroll, bridey. This wedding is really pretty amazing.

But, before you scroll, can we just talk about the bridesmaids shoes? They're wearing COMIC BOOK SHOES! Which of course the bride MADE (Hold please... Can I get a,"holy shit!"?), not too mention the fucking FAB bridal bouquet that Erica also made... OMG. Anyway... I could blab on and on (must be the booze)... So, go! Enjoy this cool, fun and exceptionally awesome wedding of Erica and James!

STFU! Love!!! Yeah... Comic book shoes!! WOW! 
Ummmmm. HOLY.FUCKING.SHIT. That's incredible!!! WOW! A bouquet made out of comic books, with a l'il glitz and glam!
OMG. You have no idea how good this looks to me right now.
That's one hell of a boutonniere! Super impressive!
Bridesmaids, bouquets and books! Oh, and Avengers necklaces that Erica gave her 'maids too! 
Can we just talk about how the groomsmen are wearing vests that are all a different color? I mean... I get it...  Colors to represent Iron Man, Hawkeye, Thor, Hulk and Captain America, but it's also quite awesome!
How cool is that?
Such a FAB idea! 
That cake! It's "superhuman". Sorry, couldn't help it! 
Greatest shot ever! Although, I woudn't want to throw that GORGE bouquet! 
Oh wait! THIS is the best shot ever!!
Thank you Erica and James for sharing your cool and awesome wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Westley Leon Studios
Venue: The Uptown Center
Cake: The Uptown Center
Fondant Cutouts: IEF Design
Flowers: The Bride!!
Bridesmaids Shoes: The Bride!!
Hair Comb: Glamorous Bijoux
Stamps on the Escort Cards: Kindred Stamps 
Flasks: Scissor Mill 
Hulk Cufflinks: Watary 
Iron Man & Capt America Cufflinks: Hot Mouse
Hawkeye Cuffflinks: Cufflink Sky

Fantasy Friday ~ An Inspirational, Sexy, Fall Styled Shoot

I'm a big fan of styled shoots. Perhaps it's because I planned weddings and did not design weddings (I mean, I had a hand in the design, but usually I left it up to the experts!) that makes me appreciate how much goes work goes into the process, but no matter what, styled shoots are a fucking awesome resource when it comes to wedding inspiration. See those Mr. & Mrs. mugs? Handmade. The lace-covered burlap runners? Handmade. The leaves on the table? Not handmade. But, they are from the trees on the location of the shoot. And the dishes, jars, and candle holders? Thrift stores. I know, right?!!

Bridey, OMG! Just wait until you see the stunning wedding dress the model is wearing. And, it's not one of those dresses that will only look good on a model. I can totally see it on women of all shapes and sizes (well, those of us who aren't afraid to show off our curves!). Anyway, if you are planning a fall of 2016 (or 2017) wedding, you're welcome. You're welcome to steal any and all inspiration! Have fun!

Um, this why I said it was a "sexy" fall styled shoot! Girl has got some GORGE legs!!OMFG... The wedding dress with it's intricate beading and chiffon train! AMAZE!! And the flowers are sensational! Holy shit!The warmth encapsulated in this photograph is intoxicating. Can't you just taste that pecan pie?! Those cinnamon dusted salted caramel and raspberry macaroons? Dessert and a hot toddy? Um, yes please!I mean... Holy shit with the dress, right? Thank you for sharing this beautifully constructed styled shoot with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Westchester Photos
Floral Designer: Bedford Village Florist
Dress Store: Elephants Trunk
Cake Designer: La Tulipe Desserts
Model: Lisa's Modeling Agency

Fantasy Friday ~ My Big, Fat, Fake & Fabulous Wedding!!

Bridey, I don't usually share submissions that are posted on several sites, but this one? It's SO fucking good that I just couldn't help myself. Because you need to see what a little imagination and talented vendors can do for your wedding. And if you see it on Bitchless Bride or some other site, then you'll be a better bride for it! Seriously, it's that good! And, I'm that awesome for not caring about exclusivity or something close to it!

Anyway, why a big, fat, fake wedding? Well, according to the fabulous Andie Freeman, "The bride and groom were actually already married and would be renewing their vows at 7pm in front of a crowd that consisted of ladies that would soon be tying their own knot." How cool is that?!! And, based on the chemistry between the B+G, it's quite clear that they aren't models.

I want both of those dresses. Seriously, it's worth renewing my own vows just so I can wear these dresses!Those bouquets are so gorgeous! Right???Hi Amanda. Holy flawless makeup!Seriously! Holy fuck with the amazing flowers!!!See what I mean? That's the real thing, bridey! These two are clearly smitten!Andie Freeman: "Travis grinned as Amanda walked down the aisle for a second time to avow her love all over again. Travis and Amanda has written their own vows. As the first kiss came, the crowd let out a roar and they danced back up the aisle."Wow. Just, wow!I love the deep purple and gold! And the hot pink? AWESOME!!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Green, Australian Wedding in a Trio of Teepees!!

If this pic looks somewhat familiar, you're not hallucinating. In May 2014, I posted a kickass real wedding with fox cake toppers and fox related called, 'The Fantastic Mr. & Mrs. Fox'. That B+G (Kate and John) loved foxes, and it's also their last name. And while this bride and groom, Laura and Ryan, won't be rockin' Mr. and Mrs. Fox, they do rock among the coolest fucking weddings ever! The details are spectacular (check out the invitations below!), and the teepee? OMG! AWESOME! Who gets married in a teepee? Laura and Ryan do!

As avid outdoor people, the ceremony was held in the heart of the Aussie bush while guests were serenaded with the lovely sounds of bellbirds that chimed in as the string trio played. I mean... Can you imagine? WOW! Laura said, "It was the most magical day of celebration surrounded by all the best things – the beauty of nature, our closest family and friends, great food and music and our love for each other." It really doesn't get much better than that, right? Right! Enjoy!

So so so cute and unique!WOW! That bouquet is absolutely mesmerizing!Creepy awesome.There's a black cat in this pic. LOVE!Laura... You are breathtaking! I love your dress and the birdcage veil!I love how Hilary Cam sets the scene.Clever.Such a cutie! And, I love her dress too!Let's get out of here for a bit...

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A "Rockin'" Rocky Mountain, DIY, Amazingly Gorgeous Wedding

Brideys, try not be jelly when I tell you how Adam proposed to Bernida... Okay? Ready? Adam proposed to Bernida after throwing her OUT OF A PLANE (Yup! You read that right!). And... It was her first time skydiving! Can you imagine?! Adam had a big 10' x 60' sign (one that would be dragged behind a plane) rolled out in the grassy landing field that said, "WILL YOU MARRY ME?". The best part? He could hear her screaming "Yes!" from about 1,500 ft in the air. Seriously, that guy puts all of our grooms to shame! Right?

Anyway, as you scroll down, you'll realize two things... One, I had a hard time editing Bernida and Adam's wedding because I loved all of the photographs so much, and two, the B+G are seriously in love. Like, mushy, romantic, and borderline I'm gonna be sick kind of love... And it's fucking great! Their mushy love for each other is apparent in pretty much every.single.photograph. Totally, how it should be, bridey!!! So, take some notes, and enjoy the eye candy!

Those pearls belonged to Bernida's grandmother. And what you can't see when you look down is that Adam has his grandfather's pocket knife in his jacket pocket. I love the sentiment. It seriously looks fake. Doesn't it? How could anything be that beautiful??Bernida and Adam got married on Crested Butte Mountain overlooking the Paradise Divide Mountain Range. Great shot!Gimme some!! Such a fun photograph!HAHA! Look at the faces on the groomsmen and bridesmaids! LOVE IT!A MAZ ING. The cake is stunning, and the shot of the cake is magnificent!!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Gorgeously Awesome, Deliciously DIY, Downton Abbey Inspired, Philly Wedding

Meet Laila and Stephen, the B+G. I think you can tell by the photograph that they are super fun, laid back and are perfectly suited for each other. I mean... that's what happens when you know each other for eleven years before you start dating and ultimately get married. Right? Wow! That's some serious courting!!

But, bridey, there is so much to this wedding, that I really want to get right to it. Grace Winter, with the talented Asya Shirokova Photography, asked the bride and groom some FAB questions which are incorporated within the post. So enjoy, and get inspired!

The dress, where did it come from? My dress was purchased at David’s Bridal. Finding the dress was a bit of a process and we visited variety of types of stores – Lovely Bride boutique, second hand wedding dress store and David’s Bridal. It was important for me to understand the differences and opportunities there might be by investing time and patience in finding my dress.
Who planned the wedding? Steve and I did most of the planning, however, friends and bridal party were a huge help. We hired a day of coordinator (who is an old family friend and daughter duo) who helped think through all the last minute day of needs. This was one of the best decisions we made as they were incredibly helpful and dealt with all the last minute details of the event.

How did you meet? We met at Drexel University and were brought together by mutual friend. We would hang out often, share in the simple joys of listening to records, take road trips and even saw our City’s beloved Veterans Stadium implosion together. We were great friends, which blossomed over 11 years before we started dating.
Who did your flowers? The bridal party flowers were designed by a local florist called Falls Flowers. I became close to the owner through an old job and she was delightful in working through all the creative elements of floral design.

The tables and surrounding area flowers were all put together by my mother and her sisters from Brazil. They chose red roses for the tables as they were my grandmother, their mother, favorite flower and it was a great way to remember and symbolize her presence with us.

We had many DIY projects. Since Stevo works at a brewery, we had access to interesting resources to help customize our day. We made several signs from wood pallets (Welcome the wedding, photobooth and smoking section).
Do you have a tip for other couples that are currently planning their weddings? Realize the things that you care about and stick to your guns. Your family will have opinions in how the day will go. Pick your battles and know when to stick to stand up for things that really matter to you. They will respect you more in the end.

Get a day of coordinator! You don’t want to deal with all the minute details, get someone who will stick up for you. We hired a family friend and it was ideal in that they got the job done and had a great time with our family/friends.

Where did the cake come from? Why this cake flavor or design? What makes this cake unique? Our cake was baked by a family friend, Susan, who has a passion for baking and hopes to open her own bakery someday. She was kind enough to offer her talent to us and created a beautiful and delicious three tiered vanilla and coconut cake.

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Rustic, Outdoor, Dinosaur, Tattoo & Kickass Cupcake Wedding

I can't. I just fucking can't. Just look at how amazing the top of this cupcake wedding cake is! OMG! Totally makes me eat my words. Remember? I wrote a whole post about climbing down from your cupcake tree because typically, I think cupcake trees are lame... But, Chelsea and Dusty's tree? Holy shit! It's absolutely sensational!! Not to mention the photograph, captured by Mercedes Morgan of Mercedes Morgan Photography. I'm obsessed with it! 

Bridey, if you are as obsessed with the tree and the pic as I am, just wait until you see the rest of the photographs from this wedding. Chelsea and Dusty nailed it in every aspect of their wedding! Seriously, I felt like I was at the ceremony, hanging with the bridal party and dancing the night away. Maybe I even got a tattoo while I was enjoying myself!! Whaaa? Yeah, just scroll and you'll see! Enjoy!!

It really doesn't get much cuter than this!Wait a second... I think we have a cuteness toss up!!I love this pic...Rings please!!Bubbles are so much better than rice!Are you dying over the angle of this shot?I don't want to jump to conclusions, but the bride and groom both each twins... Thinking we have found their other halves...Greatest signing board ever!I love how Chelsea and Dusty embraced and took care of the kids at their wedding.Hell yeah!I CANNOT get over the pizza!!!Dusty, you're a FAB dipper.Seriously? Have you ever seen people having so much fun at a wedding?Congratulations Chelsea and Dusty! I love your wedding!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Mercedes Morgan Photography
Makeup Artist: Alison Paige Makeup
DJ: C4 DJ Productions
Bakery: Capital City Bakery
Event Venue: The Wildflower Barn

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Southern Wedding That Feels Like a Styled Shoot

I love this wedding. I know I say that all of the time, but Sarah and Terry's wedding is a little different because when I first saw this submission, I thought it was a styled shoot. Seriously. The details are so lovely, and amazingly, completely capture the essence of both family and design. It's really incredible. Look up. See that pic? Totally looks like it should be rockin' the pages of some fancy magazine. The roses in the bouquets are just so, and they are quite stunning. But, it's not a styled shoot, bridey, it's a real Southern wedding!

Seriously, this fall wedding will make you feel like you are standing in the middle of an autumn painting. All of the details help to create a beautiful mindset and overall feel of warmth. Not gonna lie... Sarah's dog and flower girl definitely steal the show at times, and the cuteness is almost overwhelming. I love the mason jars, wheat stalks, and gorgeous florals. Bridey, there is so much to look at in this post, so you'd better get started!

Such a beautiful gown!!Doggie!!!
Could ya' bust!? Flower girl chasing the dog!I mean, this wedding screams fall!! I LOVE the blankets, and all of the fall decor!OMG. Too cute!
Sarah, your over the shoulder gown is truly FAB! Looks amazing on you!Such a fantasic pic!The rest of the photographs are why I thought this was a styled shoot.