Edgy Bride

A Dark and Moody, Gothic-ly Fantastic, and Supremely Edgy Styled Shoot


Soooo… I wanted to get into the Halloween spirit without getting super Halloween-y. Because, honestly, as much as I LOVE Halloween, I’m already over it. Why? Well… I’ve already eaten way too much candy, already dressed my kids up one-hundred-fucking-times (before today), and already spent a ton of money on this holiday. So, I’m fucking done. And, I still have to get through trick-or-treating tonight!! UGH. At least there is more candy to be had, and a well hidden flask… Buuuuutttt, I did want to show you, bridey, something dark, moody, edgy and all around amazing on Halloween, and this styled shoot was a happy medium between me + Halloween.

This styled shoot features a STUNNING, tattooed bride in a black wedding dress (YES!!), a totally HOT groom, minus the traditional tux or fancy suite, and absolutely awe-inspiring details, delicious enough to steal for your own wedding. I’m OBSESSED with the décor and how it totally contradicts itself, and basically the entire gloomy yet cool backdrop of an unkept farmhouse. Remember, bridey, this is YOUR wedding! If you see something inspiring (like everything showcased below), then DO something inspiring! Enjoy!


This table is awesome! I love the “royal” chairs paired with the black goblets and gold chargers…


These days, I’m seeing SEVERAL wedding rings that aren’t rockin’ (total pun) a diamond as a center stone. Look how FAB!


Um. Hi. I love your dress. I love your makeup. And, I love everything about these photographs!!


Remember how I said “hot” groom? Yeah…


Seriously!!! That black wedding dress is truly fantastic!


STFU with the fur!!! OMG.

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A giant “thank you” to Bethany Melvin for sharing this Halloween alternative, styled shoot, for me to present today on Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Bethany Melvin Photography
Dress Designer: Nicole Miller
Invitation Designer: b.invited
Event Designer: Walker Down the Aisle
Jewelry: Sticks & Steel
Tuxedo + Mens Attire: JH & Sons
Hair + Makeup: Sabreena Frances
Floral Designer: Elaborations
Equipment Rentals: Ideal Wedding and Events

A Vintage, Nordic Mountain, Dark and Fabulous Styled Elopement Shoot

You know those times when it rains or when the weather isn't cooperating, and you're secretly happy because of it? Like, it somehow reflects how you're feeling or the moodiness of the day? Well, this styled elopement explicitly expresses the perfect atmosphere for feeling moody. It's bold without being bitchy. It's edgy without being overdone. It's cool without being trendy. And, frankly, I fucking love it. 

I love how the elements of the day + the elements of the "set" come together to create a welcomed moodiness. It feels romantic and ominous with a touch of drama. The design elements are totally exquisite and elegant. Seriously, gold and green are rockin' in this shoot! And, the flowers, both the bouquet and the off center centerpiece, are amazing. Bridey, if you're looking for some edgy and stylish inspiration, you got it! Enjoy!!

OMG... That bouquet! That greenery! Amazing!

Fabulous boutonnière!

Okay... Clearly, I'm a little obsessed with the bouquet!

Damn sexy.

Like... How badly do you want to sit at that table, and dine on the food and booze??

I can't... The cake is spectacular!

Two, please!

Such a FAB shot!!

Thank you for sharing this amazing elopement shoot with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography
Dress Store: Wai Ching Studio
Apparel: Butcher & Tweed
Floral Designer: Flowers By Shamay
Equipment Rental: Vintage Ambiance
Hair: Kelsey Ekstrom
Bakery: Hoffman's Fine Cakes and Pastries
Booze: Old Ballard Liquor Co.
Design + Décor: Silk and Willow
Invitation Designer: Robinson Paperie
Props/WardrobeRainchild Stylist