Bridey, see that stunningly gorgeous redhead in the exquisite wedding dress and sparkly shoes? That's Danyelle. And when the photograph was taken, Danyelle had no idea that moments later she was to walk down the aisle of her wedding disguised as a styled shoot; a shoot which she feverishly designed, handcrafted and created with her bare hands. How? Well, as the Creative Director at Fête & Frivolty Events (the planners who brought you this amazing underwater shoot!), Danyelle is surrounded with an extremely talented group of professional event planners, and these event planners surround themselves with only the best vendors. Vendors who have such a deep respect for the ladies of FFE, that they banded together to take part and contribute to a surprise of a lifetime. A surprise wedding!
The two cent tour? Teddy + Danyelle had a simple courthouse wedding three years ago. But, because Teddy is fucking awesome, he wanted to surprise her with an over-the-top wedding; one as fabulous as she is... So, he called Amanda (of FFE), and the planning began FOR 2019. But, while Danyelle working on an inspiration board for Fête's winter styled shoot, she had an epiphany and proclaimed, “This is it!”. She told Amanda that if she could choose any style, any look, any theme for her perfect wedding it would be EXACTLY like the Game of Thrones inspired winter styled shoot they had already begun calling ‘Winter is Coming’. And so it began... How? How did they pull it off? Well, I'll fill you in on the rest of the deets as you take in this A MAZ ING post... So, GO SCROLL, BRIDEY!!!!
The faux fur, the black invites, the blue... WOW!
Something sneaky? Amanda (of FFE) told Danyelle they couldn’t find a model and pleaded with her to alter the wedding dress her grandmother had bought her (the one she was saving for her "real" wedding to Teddy). Her intuitive grandmother, bought the dress for Danyelle when she and Teddy first began dating, convinced he was "the one" for Danyelle. Ma’am passed before she could see them wed – so the dress was a way of carrying a part of her grandmother’s love down the aisle when she couldn’t be there in person.
Teddy. Teddy. Teddy. You are the fucking MAN! I love your sneaky-awesomeness!
Danyelle created and styled every element of what she thought was a styled shoot. From her handcrafted shoulder piece & belt, to the Game of Thrones house symbols on the wine glass favors, to the dragon’s egg votive holders... This girl redesigned an oversized throne chair and created a ceremony set! She sewed, painted, sculpted, and hammered away for four months on the DIY decorative elements. And Teddy worked alongside her!
Like... I am blown away with this décor! BLOWN AWAY! I love it because it's dark and fabulous.
Bridey, you know I preach being nice while planning your wedding? Well, the same goes for us (as in, event planners)! Because of the solid relationships Fête & Frivolity Events has within their network, and the respect they show for one another, service fees were drastically reduced or waived entirely... Simply because they were inspired by Teddy’s love for his wife and the opportunity to play a part in their love story.
Teddy, I can only imagine what you're thinking in these pics!!!
The clothes the kids are wearing are fantastic!!
Yeah, can we just talk about how Danyelle created these phenom elements of this wedding dress??? WOW!
This cake! This cake is EVERYTHING!!! Look at the kickass detail!!!
Definitely reminds me of Danyelle's dress!
Holy shit... The realization is starting to sink in... Look up! Look down! OMFG!
Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this fucking awesome "styled shoot" with Bitchless Bride! I love everything about the story, the design and details!!
Photographer: Brittany Barclay Photography
Event Planner: Amanda Travis of Fête & Frivolity Events
Unsuspecting Event Designer: Danyelle Donaldson of Fête & Frivolity Events
Invitations: Brown Fox Creative
Event Venue: Chapel Creek Ranch
Bakery: Adoughable Creations
DJ: All Access DJ
Videographer: Chevy Chey Photography
Veils + Headpieces: My Chic's Not Too Shabby
Beauty: Spivey lane Salon
Caterer: Lonestar BBQ Co.