Mountain Wedding

A Lush, Mountain Wedding Filled with Extraordinary Colors, Creatures + Décor, Disguised as a Rockin' Party!

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Bridey, Sarah + Andy's wedding looks absolutely nothing like this pic. Like, not even a little bit... I mean, if I told you that this pic was part of an engagement shoot, you'd believe me. Right? Well, it's not. Not at all. Not even remotely. This shot is of the B+G sneaking away for a few photographs after the ceremony, and before the RAGER that was their wedding reception. And, I mean RA GER! The kind of party filled with overflowing shots, men rockin' some HOT makeup, the bride with a bottle of booze on the dance floor, and clothes disappearing. Honestly? It's fucking awesome!!! And, the décor?? Dreamy. Delicate. Delicious. A complete contrast to the vibe, and for that, I am OB SES SED!

So, why did I choose to open this rockin' party of a wedding with this particular photograph? Because, I love that while these two clearly love to celebrate, they also clearly love each other. There is a tenderness and ease captured here that would 100% get lost in the scroll, and I really wanted you, bridey, to see every corner of this wedding day. Remember, you can have the wedding of your dreams, and celebrate with your friends and family, but please don't lose sight of the why. YOU TWO!!! Enjoy every.single.photograph. It's truly impossible not to!

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You're not imagining the glittered fabulousness... It's there, and it's wonderful!!

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I can't even with this wedding dress. OMFG!

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Sarah, you are incredible! Everything about your look is stunning. EVERYTHING!

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I feel like this pic could be in a perfume ad... "SexyFab".

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Totally breathtaking...

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You just can't manufacture this kind of emotion. These guests are not only in attendance, but they are present. 

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There is so much to love about this photograph!

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I mean... Such amazing tenderness between these two.

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WOW! Just WOW!

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch... Bridey, just look at how incredible this escort card "table" is! OMFG. It's so well done, that the planner in me is going to cry.

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Speaking of a crying wedding planner, the décor at this wedding is simply phenomenal. The details are absolutely exquisite!! I truly love everything about everything!

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Like, this is a summer wedding, and yet S+A are rockin' deer as part of their décor. How fucking awesome is that?

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It's clear to me (and probably to you too if you have even a shred of emotion), that the guests at Sarah and Andy's wedding WANT to be there to support the B+G and celebrate with them.

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I'm thinking that the photographer thought it was a good idea to get a group shot before things got super cray... Keep scrolling, bridey. All I gotta say is, HOT DAMN!

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I dunno know who she is, but I love her and would be holding her hand if I was lucky enough to be at this wedding!

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Soooooo.... YAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Party! Party! Party!

Look at the faces of the peeps in the background of these pics. Totally awesome!

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Sarah, Andy, you had EXACTLY the right mix of emotion and celebration (not to mention your incredible décor). Thank you for sharing the first day of the rest of your lives together with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Adam Kealing International Wedding Photography
DJ: DJ Mitch Fourtune @ Remix Weddings
Flowers: Beth Hohensee @ Studio Flora Diva
Dress: Cleo & Clementine
Event Venue: Hawkesdene

A Beautiful Destination Wedding... All the Way From Sydney to British Columbia...

Isn't that a fantastic pic? I know, right? I'm a wee bit obsessed with this B+G not only because they planned their wedding from 7,729 miles away (holy shit!), but they decided to have it take place in a cool destination; one that was close enough to their family living in Canada and one enticing enough for their friends to make the trip from Australia (where the B+G currently reside). And while I've come to realize that I get "obsessed" with weddingy things and B+Gs way too easily, this time I think it's fair to say that there is no way I could possibly help it.

Seriously, you can completely tell from this photograph alone that Karis + Sasha are easy going and cool. And, when you see the rest of the pics, you'll understand why I fucking love them and why I want to be friends. I love (OMG, I almost said that I was "obsessed") the intricate details, coupled with the soft elegance of their palette, although I especially love that their family + friends are having a blast! Oh! And just wait until you see the dessert display! Enjoy!

Seriously? That's a damn good looking group of girls! LOVE the tanks!!

Super romantic!

SUCH a great shot.... Beautiful angle...

Now that's a bridal party who has fun together! 

I mean... See why I want to hang with the B+G?

Gorgeous! Just look at the table runner!!!

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Gimme! Gimme!

Dress change!

Thank you for sharing your fun + fabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer: Tailored Fit Photography
Venue: Durali Villa

A Central Oregon, Bohemian, Beautiful and Rustic Mountain Wedding

See that? That's not just smiling for the photographer. That's something much, much  deeper than that. That, bridey, is what it's all about. Seriously, look at Dave. He's smiling at Katy, and she doesn't even know it. And, Katy? She's just looking absolutely beautiful, rockin' the shit out of that flower crown, and smiling. The way a bride should be smiling on he wedding day. No stress. No anxiety. Just unadulterated joy. 

As you scroll through this FAB and fun, laid back wedding, you can't help but notice how the B+G interact with each other. I mean, I love the awesome DIY deets, the cake, the décor, Katy's kickass wedding dress (OMFG...), and basically everything about this wedding. But, what I love most of all is the heat from the B+G. Like, seriously intoxicating heat. Their warmth and excitement for each other are completely contagious, and it shows throughout the entire wedding. So, bridey, when you're pulling inspiration from this wedding, be sure you pull some heat too... Enjoy!

Doesn't that look super dramatic? And, I'm obsessed with Katy's wedding dress!

OB SES SED. Right??

Great boutonnière!! 

Probably one of my fave shots. Ever.

Notice how Katy's headpiece matches the invites?

Holy shit. Doves! Representing the B+G as they start their lives together...

Great kiss! Talk about heat!

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Did you notice the arm cuff? OMG! Katy, you're amazing!

STFU! Love it!!

Such a lovely pic of Dave and Katy! 

Love a fire pit at a wedding! Thank you Katy + Dave for sharing your fabulous wedding with Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:
Photographer: Tony Gambino Photography
Event Planner: Shine Events
Venue: Shepherdsfield Weddings and Events

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Kristin & Erin... A Bit Little Country & A Little Bit Rock 'N Roll

Kristin and Erin are madly in love. OMG, I seriously LOVE writing that! Because that's how it should be, bridey! I mean... If you're not madly in love, then what's the point of all of this? Melissa, their talented photographer, mentioned that these two were totally and completely in love with each other, and it showed in the photographs. And you know what, bridey? You will not be disappointed. It's apparent that they are crazy about each other, and the photos really do prove it (and there is a ton of amazing DIY elements, and straight coolness too!!)!

They got married on a ranch outside of Loveland, Colorado. And, holy shit, just wait until you see the incredible view of the mountains, and the breathtaking rolling hills and countryside. Kristin and Erin love to camp, fish and ride horses together, so their venue is perfect. But, what I love the most? The mashup of both of their styles captured in their wedding. Don't let me spoil it... See for yourself! 
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.  
Um, totally lovin' the black accents to go with Kristin's Sottero and Midgley gown.
Here I am!!! Totally something I would do!
Melissa: While walking each of them out to the first look separately they both told me in the exact same words, "I think I'm going to throw up." They were so anxious being away from each other. The feeling clearly disappeared the second they saw each other, and their first look was one of the most emotional and beautiful I've ever captured.
Kristin's mom did all of the bouquets and Kristin added paper flowers made from pages of her favorite book, Harry Potter.
I love that all of the bridesmaids dresses are different.
That stunning entrance (to the ceremony) was made by Erin's grandmother. AND... Erin made the arch at the altar! Talented dude!
Erin... The look on your face. OMFG.
Vows!!!!!! Love it!
Such a beautiful shot with the mountains in the background.
If you know me at all, then you know that I am a HUGE fan of stripes. So, when I saw the striped linen? I immediately fell in love! (BTW, their table numbers were album covers from their favorite bands.)
FAB Adventure Time cake topper!
Kristin & Erin, thank you for sharing your lovely wedding wtih Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Melissa Sue Photography
Bakery: B Sweet Cupcakes
Hair Stylist: fixx hair studio
Event Venue: McC Ranch

Fantasy Friday ~ The Bonneville Salt Flats, An Extreme Cake Smash and a BMX Biker

Is that not the most incredible photograph you've ever seen? Looks 100% fake, but it's not. I know, right? Fucking fantastic! Heather and Ethen are standing on a section of the Bonneville Salt Flats that was completely covered in water making for such a beautiful pic, that it appears as though they were artificially placed! Totally looks like they are walking on water! WOW!

Anyway... I can't get enough of this wedding. While the salt flats are really cool, so are the rest of the deets and the peeps. Heather is staggeringly beautiful (like STAG GER ING LY) and if Ethen looks familiar to you, there's good reason... MTV's Nitro Circus ring any bells? Yeah, dude's pretty awesome! Aside from the beauty and the talent, there is a cake smash so messy that it's almost shocking, and some serious dancing! Bridey, this is a FUN wedding... Take some notes and enjoy!

Right. Stunning. And, doing her own hair!I totally need to buy that lipstick!Get the feeling that Ethen doesn't wear too many ties?How amazing is that?Favorite.Photograph.Ever.I love how he's checking her out!The front wheel isn't on the ground. Just sayin'.Walking on water??

Fantasy Friday ~ An Outdoor Winter Ceremony on a Candlelit Mountain Top

Look how beautiful!!! Seriously, could ya' bust? Totally reminds me of my fantasy bachelorette party post!! Now, imagine getting married on a mountain top, and then partying the night away at this beautiful venue. Right? Can I get a, "fuck yeah"?!! Seriously, talk about a memorable evening (or weekend!)! And, know what I absolutely love about Jessi (and Nick)? This girl had the balls to get married outside (as in host the ceremony outside!!) in March! WOW! That's pretty impressive and unique! Although, when you see all the incredible deets, bridey, you won't be too surprised.  

Pepper, with Pepper Nix Photography, (my new FAVE and FAB photographer!) asked the bride quite a few questions about her wedding plans, overall experience, etc. My favorite? Scroll down and see Jessi's advice for future brides.... Clearly, Jessi was a Bitchless Bride! Enjoy! 

Hello GORGEOUS canary diamond... WOW!!!I love this photograph...OBSESSED with the shoes and the gold toes!Why a Mountain Wedding? Nick and I love to ski. It is something we have been doing since we were very young. Additionally, when we first started dating it was something we did together several times a week. We also love, love, love the mountains, fresh air, and fantastic perspective their majesty brings!

Lovin' the ass grab!I love the wedding dress and the snow boots!I had all my bridesmaids pick their own dresses. I told them blue, above the knee, and no sleeves. They all picked out dresses that were incredibly flattering and somehow it worked out. Additionally they all wore printed black tights. I bought them coats and boots to keep them warm. One of my bridesmaids, Christina, made muffs (instead of flowers) and we all had a fantastic time making crass poses with them. (HA! Obviously, BB LOVES this!)

So so so cute! What brand new elements did you bring to the day? Getting married outside in the snow. The planner was a bit apprehensive, but I stuck to my guns and am glad I did.Best pic ever!! Did you follow that tradition and if so, what did you use? Yes, yes, yes...Old was my mothers ring in my bouquet, new was my dress, borrowed was ring from my aunt Ginny that she wore on her wedding day, and blue was my shoes.

Any advice you have for future brides? Take a deep breath when you are up front and look at everyone who is supporting you. Two, don't get so caught up in the details that you forget what you are doing, joining two people together. Three, surround yourself with people you love...don't be obligated to invite people or put people in your bridal party who you don't want there. Four, hire someone to do things the day of...it was the best decision we made. Five, make a weekend of it. We did a pub crawl on Friday night and it was so fun. We had many activities and stayed together, so it felt like a vacation!

Look at this room, bridey! OMG! So warm and beautiful without being overdone!Such a romantic couple!What did you serve? A sit-down plated dinner of our signature pistachio nut encrusted Utah trout with local wild mushroom and truffle mashed potatoes, grilled filet mignon and a vegan friendly grilled polenta cake napoleon with a smoked tomato puree. We wanted something less traditional, so we opted for a brown cake with swirls. Honestly, Nick and I were hanging out with my aunt and she asked us a couple questions about what we liked and what we absolutely didn't want. In the end we told he she had complete creative control and the cake was deish! So many people came up to us and told us it was the best cake they had ever had, maybe it was because there was no fondant! 

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!!