Glamorous Wedding

An Incredibly Polished Wedding Oozing with Glam + Sophistication + Class

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I look at this photograph and while I know it’s not the traditional “post opener” kind of pic, I couldn’t help myself. I feel like this photograph absolutely captures the spirit of the B+G. It’s like they got caught in a moment that was just for them, and yet we have the privilege of getting a glimpse. So, I just had to show it to you, immediately, instead of waiting for the scroll! Anyway… Amy + Nick’s wedding day was lavishly gorgeous, dripping with exquisite details that will have you completely awestruck. As a wedding planner + writer, I love everything about this wedding. Every time I scroll, it’s like somebody is whispering sweet (and sort of dirty) nothings into my ear.

A+N hosted their wedding at The Bluestone, a cool venue overflowing with simple complexity (totally one of my better descriptions!). Guest were stunned as they arrived to the ceremony, taking in the beautiful sweeping + floral arbor, elegant glass vases lining the steps up the altar and the sheer magnitude of the total experience. But, it didn’t end there… The reception was totally GLAM. And, OMFG, just wait until you see A+N’s perfect (like seriously perfect) cake! Bridey, take all of the inspiration you can from this wedding. It all started with a FAB couple, and ended with good taste an quite a bit of joy…

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OMFG. That dress! Those windows!! Totally gorgeous!

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Amy, your wedding dress + veil is ridiculously amazing! And, your flowers are bad ass!

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Ever wonder what the photographer said to make them smile? Or, is that just me? Meanwhile, below…

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Cheers! But, please, not too many shots!

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Totally obsessed with this fabulous idea!!

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Whoa! Such a lovely altar…

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It’s official!!!

Great shot, but what I can’t help looking at are the bridesmaids dresses. I love the soft pink. It’s playful and elegant at the same time.

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Time to party!

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See what I mean about the perfect cake? I love all of the gold A+N have at their wedding!!!

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A+N, thank you for sharing your elegantly FABULOUS wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Peppercorn Photography
Reception Venue: The Bluestone

A Super Glamorous, Super Glitzy and Utterly Fantastic Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding

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I truly aspire to live more like all of the life I see emanating from this photograph... 
There's glitz, there's glam, there's glitz + glam, and there's a fantastic vintage typewriter worthy of obsession! Seriously, I love that Jaclyn + Matthew incorporated all of this fucking cool "glizam" into their wedding day. And, bridey, this pic is only the beginning! Just wait until you scroll down and see the bridesmaids dresses! OMFG. And, I write that with pure JOY not JUDGEMENT. They are incredible and sparkly, and totally glamorous! PLUS, all of the girls are wearing the most sensational headpieces! I swear I'm just waiting for them to start dancing like the Rockettets! 

But, beyond the butterfly-inducing details that make my wedding planner stomach go cray, this wedding is about two beautiful people (high school sweethearts!) celebrating the next step in their lives. And, it's clear to anybody viewing this post that these two are enjoying their wedding day to the fullest, and THAT, more than anything else, is worth aspiring to... Enjoy!

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WOW! Captivating bouquet without being too flashy! 

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I mean... It really doesn't get much cuter (and, is it wrong that I would TOTALLY rock the same dresses as those toddlers?!!)...

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Jaclyn, Jaclyn, Jaclyn... WOW! Just wow! You look stunning! That dress is EVERYTHING! And, I love how your dad is completely enamored by you.

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YAAAAASSS!!! Matthew, you are rockin' that white tux!

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SHUT the fuck up with the dresses, right? I'm seriously waiting to see them kick their legs!

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This is a tough one... Dive into the champagne above or the delicious cake below? Decisions...

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Lovin' the font on the menu cards...

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Yes please! I want one of everything! Or maybe two! Or anything with sugar!

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Sing it girl!!!

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J+M, thank you for sharing your amazing wedding with Bitchless Bride! We are all better people because of it!

Industry Peeps:

PhotographerRob Sigler Photography
Cinema + Video: Phenomenon Events & Production
Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Kenneth Cole
Groomsman Attire: Calvin Klein
Floral Designer: Francesca's Floral Design
Reception Venue: The Hotel Lafayette

A 100% Romantic, Totally Modern, Fabulously Fun and Super Colorful Austin Wedding

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I think you can already tell by this pic that Mary + CJ's wedding was fun, right? Totally! These two crazy cats (I have always wanted to say that!) live in D.C. and had a destination wedding in Austin, Texas. How fucking awesome is that? I mean, I love a good destination wedding to a tropical paradise, but I love seeing B+G's break out of the box a little bit and go somewhere that's fun and easily accessible. And Austin? So much fun! And there's SO much to do when you're not getting your wedding on. M+CJ purposefully selected each location so that their guests were within walking distance of downtown Austin. Now how considerate is that?!

Bridey, you know I am a sucker for the details. And the A MAZ ING deets captured in this Austinalicious wedding? Hot damn, they're good! From the lofty venue, to the long tables, to the lighting (a topic I have preached about over and over again on BB) to the "cake"... I'm almost speechless. Almost. Anyway, you get it. Now, go get inspired! I did! Not gonna get married again, but a trip to Austin is certainly on the table! 

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I really can't even. Can you? Now, look down!! OMG!

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Mary, you are stunning! I LOVE your wedding dress!!

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Meanwhile...

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The church is so beautiful and grandiose! 

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YAAAASSSS!!!! 

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Can we just talk about how smashing Mary's back looks in her dress? Damn, girl!

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Sexy.

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See what I mean about the details? Totally breathtaking and glorious!

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LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING! (just saying)

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Such a great angle...

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Go Mary! LOVE IT!

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Yes this is a cool pic, but look in the right corner. Now look down. See the cake??

Fuck yeah! Talk about a cake cutting!!!!! Love how fun it is!!!

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Thank you for sharing your fun and fabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride! Thank you for being so fantastic!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Jake Holt Photography
Lighting: ILIOS Lighting
Band: Matchmaker Band
Floral Designer: Verbena Floral Design
Caterer: Royal Fig Catering
Design + Décor: Loot Vintage Rentals
Equipment Rentals: Premiere Events
Event Venue: Brazos Hall
Event Planner: Pearl Events

A Beautiful Summer Wedding Rockin' a L'il Bit of Star Wars and a Lot of Love!

I love this wedding. I know I say that a lot on Bitchless Bride, but Ying + Kevin's wedding is just so lovely! It's a perfect mix of elegant and fun. As you scroll down, bridey, you'll clearly see that a lot of thought went into all of the details, and yet it's not overdone or over-themed. The B+G love Star Wars and incorporated this angle gently into their wedding day; something that is hard to do, but was done well. And, OMG! Just wait until you see the incredible flowers at the altar! Holy shit they are amazing!

Ying + Kevin met at the University of Alberta while completing their masters program. And while they moved to the US after graduation, they decided to get married back in Canada where Kevin is from originally. Bridey, I know you're going to enjoy this beautifully romantic and simply elegant wedding! 

Look how stunning and luscious those flowers are!!  

I mean... Holy shit. This is a truly stunning arch...

Kevin! I love how you're looking at Ying! I'm gonna need a tissue!

I can't with the flowers... Totally exquisite bouquet!!

I love how they're totally giggling!!

It really doesn't get much sweeter.... Right?

I love the B+G's take on Star Wars!!

Thank you Ying and Kevin for sharing your beautiful wedding day with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Daphne Chen Photography
Event Planner: J'Adore Design and Events
Dress Designer: Maggie Sotteso
Floral Designer: Studio Bloom
Reception Venue: The Faculty Club
Hair Stylist: Umi & Co. Beauty Shop

A Super Stylish, Super Rock 'N Roll, Orpheum Theater Wedding

Bridey, there is definitely a lot to take in when gazing at the photograph above. Aside from Geoffrey's totally adorable grin, I am completely and utterly sucked into Kari's gold, sparkly wedding dress. Right? Whenever a bride is ballsy enough to break out of the white dress norm, I find myself overcome with joy and even envy (and a strong desire to own said wedding dress)! OMG... Just wait until you see her shoes! Wait... Fuck it! Just look down!! WOW! Kari totally rocked some seriously delicious CLBs!

Anyway... See the curtain behind the B+G? That curtain opens up to a stage, a stage in which Kari and Geoffrey are going to be married. I mean... How fucking cool is that? I love how dramatic that feels! And, bridey, the stage is only the half of it. The décor and the venue are so badass and fun that you're going to be swimming in inspiration! So, grab your towel, and emerge yourself in this super stylish and completely phenomenal wedding.

Um. Hi. A MAZ ING shoes. Love love love those CLBs!!

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OMFG... Gorgeous bracelet, kickass nails and an incredible engagement ring!!!

WOW, Kari... That dress!! You look smokin' hot! 

Geoffrey, you look quite dapper in that black tux!! You're always so happy, too! LOVE it!!

Is this venue not sensational? Not only are the B+G are getting married on stage, but the décor is truly beautiful... The black and gold are FAB!

Such a great "view", right? I mean, Kari + Geoffrey used the space so thoughtfully...

Doesn't this pic scream glamorous?

As a planner, it really makes me happy when I see smiling guests. I know, I know... So lame, but true.

FAB cake!!!

I would have loved to dance at this wedding!

Thank you Kari + Geoff for sharing your awesome wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer:  Ueda Photography
Event Venue: The Orpheum Theater, Madison

My Enormous Bridal Hangover, and the Stunning Pics to Prove it!

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I am 100% hungover. Not in the traditional sense, but in a bridal kind of way... You see, bridey, I am coming off of an exceptional wedding weekend, and although I am pretty exhausted, my head hurts, and I'm achy, definitely signs of a massive hungover, I'm not. It's just how I feel after a successful weekend of wedding "debauchery".  I was lucky enough to spend an amazing weekend in Newport, RI, with my kickass B+G, and now that it's over, I feel blah... I feel empty... I feel hungover.

And although the B+G and I have been planning their wedding for only seven short months, we pulled off a serious masterpiece. Like, serious-fucking-masterpiece. Bridey, the pics I'm sharing with you are certainly not professional (taken on a iPhone) but, I believe them to be pretty fantastic. I'll share the actual, professional photographs in the near future, but for now, please enjoy... Trust me, they're so good that you might feel hungover too! 

The harpist was amazing! Look in the corner... She was completely enchanting!

The room was flipped from the ceremony to the reception...

Sequins, lighting and flowers! OH MY! 

Yeah... They're a HOT couple! Right? She's wearing an Oscar de la Renta wedding gown, and if he looks familiar to you, it's probably because he is the drummer for Rev Theory

It was a small, ceremonial wedding cake because we served a plated dessert and had Ben + Jerry's come and set up an ice cream sundae bar! I mean, who doesn't love ice cream?!!

A Super Fun, Super Stunning and Super FAB Jewish Wedding at Hacienda Chekul, Mexico

This photograph of Laura and Jeremy completely encapsulates the pure love and joy these two have for each other. You can see this look in every.single.photograph, and at the risk of sounding like a sap, it may even bring a tear to your eye. The B+G were married in the FABULOUS Tulum, Mexico (about two hours south of Cancun), and outside of it being a natural tropical paradise, the wedding itself was just spectacular! And, OMG... I am  OB SES SED with the altar. Like, it's SO simple, and SO elegant and welcoming that it makes you just want to be inside with the bride and groom (in the non-creepy way of course!). Seriously, wait until you see it... Truly, the structure itself, and the moments within are completely emotional.

Bridey, I am told (and you can 100% see it in the photographs) that everybody had a great time getting ready for the nuptials and were totally relaxed. Aheeemmmm, the way it should be on your wedding day. Especially when you have a great team of vendors making it all happen for you. Anyway, enjoy this GORGEOUS wedding. There are piles and piles of inspiration waiting for you. 

Fine tuning their vows...

Yup! Jeremy's in his underwear! And, I LOVE IT!

Laura, you're stunning and totally angelic. 

Amazing shot...

I love how they're throwing flower petals as the bride walks down the aisle with her parents.

WOW! That is a beautiful Ketubah.

Gotta seal the deal with a shot! 

See what I mean? These two... They're gonna make you tear up.

The bridal party is clearly a fun group of peeps!

It's like nobody is there....

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Thank you Laura + Jeremy for sharing your truly enchanting wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer: FineArt Studio Photography
Makeup: Sarah Garnier
Venue: Nalum Private Retreats
Event Planner: Destination Wedding Tulum, Gwen Grosset

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ If Time Travel Were Possible... A Glamorous, Gorgeous and Vintage-y Wedding

Are you dying over Sarah's wedding dress? I know! Right? Absolutely amazing! Lovin' the one shoulder bit and how it's adorned with the floral detail. WOW! (Don't worry, there are plenty more pics for you to gaze at as you scroll!) Anyway... If time travel were possible, then I'm pretty sure Sarah and Josh's wedding would fit the bill. It's glamorous. It's gorgeous. It's vintage-y. And aside from a few details, if you were to stroll through time and attend this wedding, you'd really have to guess at the time period you arrived in...

Bridey, if you're looking for a glam wedding with blush tones, a kickass dress and incredible details, then you've definitely found the right post. If not, then don't worry! There are plenty of details to inspire you! Enoy this truly beautiful wedding!

WOW! Right? Totally gorge!
SUCH a cute pic!
I really could use a good flask... Just sayin'...
I mean...
Look at Sarah's dress! It's so fantastic! I really love everything about it! And, Sarah, this dress was totally made for you!!
Heeeeeeeeeyyyyyyy!!!
Seriously love it...
Lanterns instead of bouquets... Classy.
So so so lovely!
Whaaaaaaa?!!!!!!
Um. Nice Rolls...
FAB!!
Thank you Sarah and Josh for sharing your lovely wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Plum Pretty Portraits by Jamie Lee
Beauty: Salon Dimensions
Event Venue: Swan Manor
Floral Designer: Winona's Flowers & Gifts

Fantasy Friday ~ When a Wedding Planner Gets Married...

When a wedding planner gets married, odds are, the wedding is going to be fucking amazing. And Shanna and Josh's wedding? A MAZ ING! Like, soooooo gorgeous, and soooooo warm that I cannot wait for you to scroll down and see the exquisite décor! Bridey, you know that I am a HUGE fan of uplighting, and Shanna's pink and ivory palette is simply beauteous. For real... Don't forget to light your wedding!

BTW... See Shanna's dress? The hint of pink? The ball gown? Isn't it stunning?! OMG, if I told you all of the amazing details of the B+G's wedding, then I'd be wasting your time. I mean, why talk about it when you can just scroll down and see for yourself? So, go... Enjoy this beautiful wedding!
The dress and the bling... Yes, please!Shanna, you look beautiful in that incredible gown and jewels!Let's go!!!Josh! I LOVE how you're looking at Shanna! (Nice dimples, too!)Great sunglasses!!I mean... Talk about a glowing bride....Totally love that their wedding was at a tapas restaurant!Those are sparkly Christmas ornaments which doubled as place cards. I mean... Talk about a fantastic wedding favor! Okay. Ready, bridey? Look down!!RIGHT? Could this room be any more romantic or beautiful? The linen, the lighting, the flowers! OH MY!!
Magnificent cake! And the room, glowing...Sniff... Sniff...Thank you for sharing your absolutely stunning wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer, Cinema & Video:  A Magic Moment Photography and Video
Reception Venue: Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Floral Designer: RAINING ROSES PRODUCTIONS INC.
Event Planner: Weddings Unique

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Tim Burton Inspired, Super Glamorous Winter Wedding

As we gear up for Halloween, I thought a wedding chock-full of goodies was definitely the way to go. Although, instead of filling your bellies, this kickass wedding will absolutely fill your mind with a ton of eye candy! And, candy is candy, right? Well... this candy won't make your wedding dress tight! It will only make your brain swell with cool ideas and inspiration.

Bridey, if this post screams Tim Burton to you, it's because Lynzy and Ian are huge fans of his, and worked hard to incorporate his wild imagination into their glamorous wedding. And, you know what? They nailed it! Seriously, just wait until you see the dessert spread and all of the fucking awesome "décor". Plus, I think you're going to die when you see Lynzy's shoes.

Lovin' the invitation and that bouquet! Right? Holy shit with that bouquet!!!Best boutonniere ever!DYING over Lynzy's birdcage veil and the bridesmaids fabulous headpieces!RIGHT?!!! Aren't those red shoes are insane? And the bottoms? Holy fuck!!!Lynzy thinks that Tim Burton writes the most romantic love stories.Let's make it official!Lynzy and Ian are a damn sexy couple.