Wedding Inspiration

Fantasy Friday ~ A Totally FAB, Industrial Glam Styled Shoot

If I were to look inward, I would definitely see a few themes coursing through my veins. One, I am totally in a Kate Spade place. My biz card holder is KS and says "let's do lunch", (they didn't have one that said, "let's do booze"), I have been rockin' some serious KS accessories, and I've been dancing around in some glittery KS shoes. And, including this fucking KICK ASS Kate Spade, industrial glam shoot, this is my second KS themed something posted in the last week... The other theme? I'm homesick for Chicago. Seriously, this month alone, I have posted three Chicago weddings. Perhaps it's because I am drawn to the beauty of the city or maybe it's coincidence, but either way... That's what's going on with me.

Anyway, there is so much color, and texture and pure electricity captured this shoot that I really won't be able to give it justice unless I shut up and let you start scrolling. I can't even tell you my favorite aspect of these pics because every.single.photograph is sensational. I mean, bridey... Talk about inspiration! Enjoy this one because it's FABULOUS!WOW! These invitations are from Wedding Paper Divas! Love the stripes!!
Can I get an OMFG? WOW! Oh my fucking God! The dress, the shoes, the textures! OH MY!
I cannot get over this bouquet! So gorgeous!
Again with the stripes! SO awesome! And, I love the cumberbund!!!
I seriously don't know who's prettier!
I love the rawness of the space combined with elegance of the chairs...
STUN NING table! LOVE the gold cloth!! And the pink! And the MR. & MRS. I just love the whole thing!
I am a stripes fanatic (you should see my closet, probably just like Kate Spade!), and the table runner is so amazing!!

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

"Real" Wedding Wednesday ~ A Little Romance, A Little Elegance and Very Little Drama

The talented group of vendors that created this stunning styled shoot said that their inspiration was "romantic elegance". And holy shit did they achieve it!! But, my inspiration? Stunning photographs minus the drama. I wanted to show you a glimpse of what hiring amazing vendors (and trusting their ability) can do for your wedding, bridey, but I didn't feel like the drama today. Because this planner needs a break from the reality of wedding planning even if it is for just one post... I need a break from discussing wedding budgets, complicated family dynamics and overbearing MOBs (mother of the bride). I need a break from being needed. And, I bet I'm not alone. Your vendors probably could use a break too...

That's why I decided to show you a cool ass styled shoot rather than a real wedding today. I wanted some eye candy without the side of hysteria. I wanted to see and share pretty pictures without being involved emotionally. I wanted to show you what a group of amazing vendors can do without limitations and micro management. So, bridey, I invite you to breathe in these gorgeous pics, let go of the drama in your life (even if it's for just a bit), enjoy the creativity of these imaginative vendors and be inspired!
I swear, this royal blue is sparkling! I am OBSESSED with the tree! Look down...
The royal blue linen, the pattered accoutrements and even a striking table number. Oh my!
I love the glittery ribbon around the base of the centerpiece.
I didn't expect the rustic garden chairs, but I love how they complete the look!
Holy shit with the cake. Need some close-ups? Look down...

Fantasy Friday ~ Sweet Sensation... It's Such a Good Vibration

Do you ever think to yourself, "Dammit, there's not enough pink in the world."? I do. Like, all of the time... Seriously, I look back and can't believe I actually went through a "I only wear black" phase. Right? Just look at my website. It's super PINK!! Brideys, ladies, whoever... you know what I'm talking about!! So, in honor of us girls who went through the, "I only wear black phase", here's a whole bunch of pink to make up for it! Not too mention a kickass wedding dress (cheers to Solitary Pearl) to drool over and some gorgeous flowers to boot!

Maribel (from EightTreeStreet) take it away: From Vivacious," one of Pantone's 2013 fall colors teams up with a unique non-traditional Fall bright palette to celebrate an exciting Urban Autumn wedding in pinks, fuchsia, with silver, chartreuse and yellow accents. This inspiration photo shoot celebrates Vivacious with an organic combination of Indie wedding designers - a natural blend of modern and sustainable design.. Many of the components of this inspiration shoot have been made with all natural, recycled, repurposed or reclaimed materials. Flowers come from organic farms, and the wedding gown is designed by one of Ohio's up and coming Indie designers, Solitary Pearl. 

Are you dying right now? I love the pink and silver. LOVE!

Super Stylish Sunday ~ All That Glitters Should be Gold!

I love everything about this shoot. What can I say? I guess I'm in a gold place right now. Seriously, I've been sporting my grandmother's gold antique wedding band, and rockin' a ton of gold accessories these days. So, it's no surprise that when this submission came in, I (Wow!! OMG! I almost just used a really dirty phrase to describe how I felt)... AHEM... I got really excited. I think it's pretty obvious why... Because these photographs are fucking awesome! I really love the black and gold. Like REALLY love it. I'm also a big fan of the print on the linen. And not just the print, but the texture! Yeah, bridey, the black print is actually velvet. Right??? (I'm totally refraining from any velvet jokes right now.)

Anyway, the other day, my mom asked me why I share styled shoots on BB. Totally valid question (for somebody outside of the industry), so I told her that wedding inspiration is half the battle. Once a bride finds her path; her inspiration... then her wedding journey comes to life and starts to fall into place. For instance, you, bridey, may browse these photographs and suddenly decide that you are as excited as I am about gold and black, and BAM! A fucking light bulb goes off, and now you can see your wedding. Know what I mean? Well, now mama BB gets it too... So, hopefully this will be your light bulb... Enjoy!

Picture this absolutely incredible table at your wedding reception. Just add some gold flatware, and BOOM! You're done... Amazing!