You know that saying that says you can "judge a man by how he treats his mother"? Well, I find that you can pretty much judge anybody based on how they treat animals. Right?
Judging solely on the shoes, you can already tell that the B+G are pretty laid-back and pretty cool, right? Right! And, because we already know how cool these two are, I bet it wouldn't surprise you if I told you that Kimberly and Thomas' families are close friends, would it? Because, that's pretty fucking fabulous, right? Aaaaanddd.... as if that wasn't awesome enough, all the B+G really wanted on their wedding day was for their family and friends to have a good time; a big party! I mean... They even hired Mike Freas, the photographer, because, "...we really enjoyed your personality and we had a feeling that if you were just hanging at our wedding as 'a friend', that you would totally fit in."
It was a difficult task, but Kimberly and Thomas meticulously weeded their guest list down from 300 so that could have only their "closest people" attend the wedding. LOVE IT! Aside from their FAB story, there are some gorgeous deets to inspire you as you plan your own wedding, bridey. Oh! And, OMG... Just wait until you see their "cake"!! Enjoy!
STUNNING dress. It's even better on the bride!!
Love the shoes and the bouquet!
I love that the B+G invited the president to their wedding!!
Love the hair. Love the makeup. Love the bouquet. Obsessed with the dress.
That's "Pops", Thomas' father, and apparently, the life of the party.
I want to hug Thomas too!! Amazing reaction to seeing Kimberly!
So so so cute! Nice cleave too, Kimberly! You're 100% OWNING that wedding dress!Beautiful shot.
STFU with that dress!! I may be a l'il obsessed!
Such a lovely, passionate kiss!
How cool is this venue!!???
I love how Thomas rolled up his sleeves!
So, what do you think of the B+G's cake? HE'S ROLLING IT!!!! Look down!
Shut the FUCK up! That's gorgeous! That's amazing! That's all of my favorite adjectives combined!
Thank you Kimberly and Thomas for sharing your fantastic wedding with Bitchless Bride!!
Photographer: Foto By Freas
Caterer: Catered Affairs of Key West
Transportation: Conch Tour Train
Bakery: Cupcake Sushi
Floral Designer: Duarte Floral Design
Equipment Rentals: Eventfully Yours Rentals
Ceremony & Event Location: Fort Zachary State Park
Officiant: Rev. Steve Torrence
Hair & Makeup: Studio Marie-Pierre
Okay, so obviously I know that Memorial Day is coming up, not the Fourth of July, but either way, I thought it was appropriate to rock a flag on Bitchless Bride leading up to the holiday. And, this wedding is totally going to make you cry with delight! Yes, I just wrote that, but it's true! You see, Kathleen really wanted to have a destination wedding in Italy at a beautiful vineyard, but knew the trip would be difficult for her guests. Sooooo, she and her hus, Daniel, brought Italy to their wedding. And, you know what? They did an A MAZ ING job capturing the essence of Italy. The décor is spot on, and so is the vibe.
Oh! Bridey, you know my love for anything cake, right? Well, just wait until you see the cakes that the B+G selected! Yes, CAKES!!! OMFG! Seriously, why don't I ever get invited to weddings with multiple cakes? Anyway... Enjoy this fabulously festive Fourth of July wedding! I'll let Kathleen fill you in on some of the deets!
Um... Could you bust?
The bridesmaids were Kathleen and Daniel's daughters... Sniff! Sniff!
Stunning!!! Damn, girl!
Hello, Italy... Welcome to Utah! LOVE how the chairs are arranged for the ceremony.
This one... ADORBS!
Kathleen: My Uncle John Lynch. When my dad passed and we got engaged I wasn't sure I wanted anyone to take my dads place. I decided I have been really close with my uncle my whole life, Uncle John loved my dad and held him with high regard and was honored to walk his niece down the aisle. He is also a retired Marine and a full time officer in the Sheriffs dept in Col. He is one of the few that gets asked to wear his Blues and march in NYC for the remembrance of 9/11. I remember coming down the stairs from my Bridal Suite and seeing him for the 1st time in his Blues, it was such a surprise and honor for me to walk with him as well. He looked very dapper; and it was perfect since it was July 4th.
I mean... So beautiful!
HAHA! Love it!! Totally something I would do!
Kathleen: The décor was a mixture of Italian Vineyard and Vintage Romance. We had real grapes throughout all of our flowers. We used a collection of Cigar boxes we collected from all of Daniel's favorite cigars for our centerpiece flowers, along with garden vases and candle sticks, Wine Barrels, Chandeliers and twinkle lights in the trees to soften all the wood. We had King Ranch Wood tables with Cream lace runners on the adults tables- Fruitwood Chairs, Ivory with Satin Champagne overlays on the 4 Kids tables. Satin Champagne with Lace runners on all the High Boy Tables for the Cigar Lounge and Bar and also for the antipasti station. We had a brown leather loveseat and chairs with granite table in the cigar lounge on the deck with the bar and Italian Soda station...
I have to admit, normally I would never open a post with a group shot. Because, if I'm honest? I find them a wee bit boring and staged. But, this one? Definitely not the case! Seriously... Can you imagine being in this pic? I mean, it's clear that everybody is already having a great time, and thrilled to be celebrating with Farina and Dan in Tulum, Mexico. Talk about a FAB destination for a wedding!! And, how cool is it that the rose petals are flying in the air and guests have drinks in their hands? Now, that's the way to do it, bridey!
Okay, so at the risk of sounding hokey, this wedding 100% what getting married is all about. There's a deep tenderness and an intimacy captured throughout that truly has me on the verge of tears. Farina and Dan are surrounded by a small crowd, on a beautiful day, rocked some seriously sensational décor, and their guests definitely are having a lot of fun. It really doesn't get better than that, right? Enjoy!
Totally LOVE Farina and Dan's invitation!
Farina... OMFG! You are STUN NING! Like amazingly gorgeous in that silk gown!!
Dan was waiting impatiently for his bride to present herself on the beach... I mean...
I'm such a sucker for the hand on the face kiss or embrace.
Hello beautiful beach! What a FAB place for a ceremony!
Farina! I'm pretty sure that's the exact face I would be making as I walked down the aisle!!
Such an incredible Mayan ceremony!
Simple. Elegant. Gorgeous.
Love how the chairs don't match...
Thank you all for coming!!! Now, it's time for some fun!
Thank you Farina and Dan for sharing your fantastic destination wedding with Bitchless Bride!!
Forget blind dates, match.com, bars or what have you, Nic and Nick met in an elevator! I know, right? Talk about speed dating... OMG! Sorry, I just couldn't help it! But, seriously! Nick lived on the same floor as Nicole's parents in downtown Denver, and apparently asked Nicole for a date several times before she finally agreed. Bridey, I love hearing crazy awesome stories like Nic & Nick's! Gives us all hope that fucking great things can happen at any time if we just allow them to...
Bridey, there are more than a few takeaways from this beautiful wedding at the Sundance Mountain Resort. First of all, both the B+G said that doing a first look was amongst the best decision they made for their wedding day. Scroll down to learn more about why. Also, I love love LOVE how they described the décor for day. (And, I love the cake, the dress, the ceremony, the dog, etc., etc., etc.!) I'm going to let Nicole take it from here! Enjoy!!
OMG! Meet Trooper, Nic & Nick's doggy! I mean... So so so super cute!
Nicole: There were three reasons why this dress was magic. My grandma, whom I love dearly and is no longer with us was named Meme. The dress has pockets! And N-sync, mega dorky I know, came on while trying it on and all of us got down at the a&be bridal shop, including Noah our bridal dress guide. It was a moment for sure… a little different from the ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ crying in a mirror moment.
Nicole: We decided to do a first look for two reasons: to have more time to party with our friends and family and the intimacy of the moment being for the two of us. (Nick – “we were both satisfied that we did the first look. Nothing felt more intimate and validated then seeing each other before our guests, and sharing our hearts and feelings with each other first. We wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.”)
Totally looks like Nick is asking Trooper if he's ready to walk down the aisle... "Ready, boy?"
Nicole: I don't know if anyone could top my dad in the way he loves and supports me and my mom. Plus he's hilarious and always has a big smile on the brink.
Who do you think is going to win? Server or dog? Dude! Just put down the tray...
Nicole: The idea was to bring the outside in, so the colors I wanted to use were green, white, yellow, and purple. The most important design element to us was to incorporate stories in what we used. The crystal (Meme’s crystal) that hung from the arbor (our friend Rusty created and built), was given to me by my grandma Meme when I turned 16 to hang from my rearview mirror. The ring bearer pillows were made by Nick’s mom Pat, out of his grandma Grace’s wedding dress. My aunt Becca who sang during the ceremony is also an artist and we had one of her oil paintings over the fireplace. For our centerpieces I had purple crystals on each table from my grandmother Margret’s collection. On the Welcome table I had a metal Jacquemard sign that used to hang and the bottom of my grandparents driveway. Nick’s uncle Frank who is a welder made a Greene sign to match. We both wanted to surround this wedding moments with stories about who we are because of the people who surround us.
Amazingly beautiful and warm...
Nicole: Simple, round and all white with wood grain cover; three tiered. Three different flavors (almond, banana caramel (YUM!!), and chocolate. We can't tell you how many compliments we had about the texture and the taste of the cake.
Nicole! I love your dress!!
Thank you Nic and Nick for sharing your GORGE wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!!
Photographer: Logan Walker Photography
Dress Store: a&be
Tuxedo & Men's Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang
Floral Designer: Foxglove Flowers & Gifts
Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon and Rev. Craig Gordon - Utah Wedding Minister
Makeup Artist: Signaturebrides
DJ: Snappy Little Numbers
Reception Venue: Sundance Mountain Resort
Cake Designer: The cake market
Dress Designer: Wtoo Watters
Can I get a "OH MY GOD"? I mean... Just look at this photograph!! It's absolutely, insanely gorgeous! Right? I don't even know where to begin with what I love most about this stunning table and décor! Bridey, did you happen to see the wedding favors? Each guest got a bottle of Moët! Kinda beats a wedding cake shaped cookie, doesn't it?! Look, don't get me wrong, I love a good cookie wedding favor, but I love a delicious French champagne much, much more! Anyway, it was truly hard for me not to showcase every picture in the album, but, somehow I managed.
Bridey, I can hardly put into words how I feel about the totally fucking GORGEOUS flowers (more than 2,000 individual flowers were used in Kristi & Steve's wedding) or the metallic gold wedding cake or the two wedding dresses Kristi wore or the black dance floor, or or or!!!! The list goes on and on!!! I will let Kristi, the cool and beautiful bride, tell you a little bit more about the inspiration for this A MAZ ING wedding. Enjoy!
WOW! Look at those two dresses!
That is one hell of a train!
Bridey, you know I am a sucker for how the B+G look at each other during the ceremony. And this is completely tear jerking! All the way from childhood sweethearts to the altar...
My dream car (although I really just picture it in the kickass chase scene in The Bourne Identity!)...
Kristi: I wanted our guests to be blown away, by everything! With this in mind we really had no limits set; the more glitz the better! Thousands of flowers and hundreds of candles, we wanted every element of our wedding incomparable and unforgettable.
Don't you love how the cake is reflecting the lighting?? Amazing!!
Kristi: Our wedding was glamourous! The fact that I wore multiple different dresses on the day probably showcased that. We also focused our wedding décor around the contrast of gold and different shades of red. Our reception included over 2,000 individual flowers which really popped against our clear glass furniture and gold detailing. I really do think that glamourous is the best description.
Um. OMotherFuckin'G!!! I can't... It's too good... W.O.W. FIVE layers of gold...
I mean... Kristi! You look sensational! I can't keep my eyes off of your bum!
Kristi: My dresses were very important to me; I couldn't decide between having a big princess dress, or having a more sexy, fitted dress... So in the end I decided to combine both! I also wanted to wow our guests with ANOTHER dress for the cutting of the cake, so I chose to literally match my dress with the cake and have gold detailing throughout.
Thank you Kristi and Steve for sharing your utterly breathtaking, glamorous wedding with Bitchless Bride!
Photographer: Blumenthal Photography
Wedding Dress: George Elsissa
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sweethearts Bridal
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Stationery: Adorn Wedding Invitations
Flowers: Sydney Wedding Flowers
Groom(smen)’s Suits: Hugo Boss
Jewelry: Nader Jewellers
Cake: Sweet Passion
Make Up & Hair: Natalie Anne Hair
Film: Untitled Film Works
Venue: Ivy Merivale
The red, ornate dress, the beautiful toes and the purple laces... Oh my!!! Right? Bridey, just wait until you scroll down and see the full view of this fucking A MAZ ING dress. It's so stunningly magnificent that I cannot stop looking at all of the splendid detail! Anyway, the bride, Vi, is dressed in traditional Vietnamese ao dai, and she and Richard married in the lovely San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden. This wedding really has it all... Exquisite gowns (yes, gowns), beautiful grounds, a koi pond, a dog and much, much more!
I love the way Vi and Richard tied their lives into the centerpieces, and made each and every guest feel valuable and loved simply by their escort cards. Bridey, if you're looking for cool ways to differentiate your wedding, take a cue from Vi and Richard. Enjoy!
I love the emotion eminating from these photographs! I can tell from the back of Richard's head that he has a huge grin on his face!
I'm a little obsessed with the bouquet Vi is holding. Great color and texture!
See how all of the 'maids dresses are different? LOVE IT!
Such a great pic!
Gotta have your pup walk you down the aisle!
A ceremony full of love and laughter!
Costume change... WOW Vi! You look amazing!
What an incredible idea for escort cards!!! WOW!
Notice how Richard's feet are off of the ground? I love it!
I love how the B+G incorporated their litle bits of their lives into the centerpieces.
Um. Hi. Yum.
Thank you Vi and Richard for sharing your gorgeous wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!
Photographer: bycherry photography
DJ: Choice Entertainment
Makeup Artist: Glam Dolls
Event Venue: Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego
Bakery: Nomad Donuts
Caterer: Ranch Catering
Event Planner: Stephanie Rose Events
I really don't know where to begin with Rachael and Kirk's wedding. All I can tell you, bridey, is that everything about it screams awesome. From the vibrant colors to the stunning ceremony décor (and setting) to the cakes (yes, both of them) and the party, this wedding stole my heart!
I mean... Just look up at that photograph of Rachael and Kirk. Could I have enticed you with a pic of the bride's cool bouquet which rocked flowers and carrots? I could have... Or perhaps the record player groom's cake? Sure... But, as I practically preach on Bitchless Bride, all of that stuff is fucking great, but it's what's seen in that picture that makes it all worthwhile.
I've never owned (or even worn) a pair of cowboy boots... But, I must say, those look FAB!Rachael, you look adorable and beautiful all at the same time!Such a beautiful ceremony!Um, are those carrots? Yup! And they look awesome, don't they!!?Look at Kirk's eyes.According to Debra Gulbas, the photographer, "Rachael and Kirk wrote their vows with a compilation of music lines, and there wasn't a dry eye in the area. Their vows were heartfelt, emotional, and beautiful."Oh yeah! We did it!!Probably one of my favorite wedding pics ever!Yes, please! Fantastic wedding favor...Wow! Just wow! A MAZ ING groom's cake and simply stunning wedding cake!That's funny!!Don't know what to give your sig other as a wedding gift? How about a pistol? That's what Kirk gave to Rachael... AT THE WEDDING!! If this photograph was taken out of context, it could have several different meanings!Congratulations Rachael and Kirk! Definitely a enthusiastically awesome wedding!
When I heard the story of how Gloria and Maggie met, I immediately pictured them in a movie. Why? Well, outside of their cinema looks, their story is pretty awesome. You see, they originally met in 2006, stayed in touch, but didn't really get together until 2013! Seven years later! I know, right? It's like they knew that if they were to get together any sooner, then perhaps it wouldn't have resulted with this STUN NING Colorado wedding! Seriously, I know that if I met my hus any sooner, we definitely wouldn't have dated! See what I mean? Total movie material!
Anyway... Gloria and Maggie's wedding is truly spectacular. Aside from the mountain views, the thoughtful décor and the sheer joy and excitement, the deets have me in wedding planning glory. I love everything about the tablescape and the food!! So go... Get inspired, and enjoy this wedding as much as I did!
Love the sunflowers!!
Dying over the socks and boots under the wedding dress!
Meanwhile, down the road... Another bride gets dressed in her wedding gown.
I love the raw emotion captured in this photograph.
Let's go get married!
Love the ceremony program! And, I love how it doubles as a fan!
Holy shit! Look at the backdrop! It almost looks fake!
Such a FAB pick!
I love how each napkin is a different pattern!
Simple and elegant.
Thank you Gloria and Maggie for sharing your beautiful wedding with Bitchless Bride!
Photographer: Katie Keighin Photography
DJ: Another Brother Production
Equipment Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals
Hair Stylist: Comb Goddess
Specialty Foods: Divino
Second Shooter: Erika Overholt Photography
Event Venue: Midnight Ranch
Caterer: Rex's Catering
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'...
Look at Sarah's dress! It's so fantastic! I really love everything about it! And, Sarah, this dress was totally made for you!!
Seriously love it...
Lanterns instead of bouquets... Classy.
So so so lovely!
Um. Nice Rolls...
Thank you Sarah and Josh for sharing your lovely wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!
A canary yellow and lace vintage wedding dress. OMG! Right? Absolutely stunning! I love that Danielle is wearing yellow, and I love that her fabulous yellow dress is tea length; perfect for their high tea dinner reception! Seriously, perfect! Right? So, this wedding was submitted to Bitchless Bride and described as, "...a loose Alice in Wonderland theme with a high tea dinner..." And, a truer description really is not possible. Just wait until you see all of the intricate details. OMG... Danielle and Darryl might have some of the most superb wedding favors/place "cards" I have ever seen!
Bridey, Danielle and Darryl really had the best of of everything. Aside from the beautiful outdoor ceremony, the gorgeous "high tea" dinner reception hosted at a cool ass barn, and the amazing canary yellow wedding dress, D+D are fucking funny. I love how their sense of humor seeps through the photographs, spilling all over the page. It's 100% clear they adore each other and have fun together! I mean, what more can you ask for on your wedding day and for life? Enjoy!
Danielle made her lavender bouquet (and her bridesmaids!) from flowers she got a local farm.
OB SESS ED with the dress and the shoes!
Notice how all of the 'maids are wearing something completely different?!!
Some serious personality emanating from this pic!
FAB décor, and totally LOVE the tea cup place cards!!
Thinking this may be a dream bridal party. I have a crush... On ALL of them!
Ha!!! No problem!
Thank you Danielle and Darryl for sharing your truly FAB wedding with Bitchless Bride!
I was seeing how many adjectives I could squeeze into the title of this post. Just kidding! But, I probably could have added a few more just for fun because this wedding is certainly worthy of piles and piles of adjectives! Simply put? This wedding is splendid! Like, as somebody who has planned a million weddings and as a girl who loves glam, I am OB SESS ED! Not too mention, I am completely captivated by Masae's wedding dresses. Yes, I said dresses! The stunner you see up there? That's the second dress. Um, can I get a "HOLY SHIT"? Because that dress is damn sexy and simply striking! And, just wait until you see the first dress! OMG!
Bridey, all I have to say is go bold or go home! That's exactly what Masae and William did. They went bold! They went passionate and romantic with their color scheme! Red and gold are amazing together! That coupled with the beauty of the estate in which they were married? Priceless! Enjoy!
So super cute!
HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! Wow!!!
Masae, your smile is contagious! You look beautiful and happy!
Whoa.... And, not for nothing... Check out her nails! LOVE THEM!
Get ready for a FAB first look!
In the industry, we call this a double set. I love it!
Gorge! LOVE the gold charger plates and the deep red linen (and the rose on each plate!)!!
Pictures before the ceremony? Sure! Let's go!
Sarah and Joel. Joel and Sarah. I love them. I love them together, and I love them individually. I love Sarah's birdcage veil, tattooed sleeve, purple hair and stunning wedding dress. At the same time, I love Joel's red hair, sexy beard and grey and cornflower blue tuxedo. But, most of all, bridey? I love the sparks I see when you put these two awesome individuals together. Seriously, they are definitely sparkalicious. And you know what else? So is their wedding.
According to Nicki Hufford Photography, Sarah and Joel's wedding was chock full of color, love, humor and laughter. And the photographs don't lie... Scroll down, bridey, scroll down and not only will you see amazing photographs, but you'll also see what it means to have a wedding that is FAB and FUN!
Sarah's purple hair is rockin' my world! So understated, yet gorgeous at the same time.Have you ever seen clouds like that? I mean, other than in The Simpsons?Sand ceremony under a beautiful arch.L.O.V.E.This might be one of my favorite wedding photographs ever!Bhaaaaa!That's funny!Lovin' the humor! Clearly, this bridal party is having fun!Sarah, you look fucking FAB!!!I love how each layer is a different design.Break it down!Hmmmmmmmm.......Love this one... And I also love how Sarah changed out of those blue shoes into those adorbs flats!Seriously? That pic of the bridal party? FUCKING AWESOME! Kinda reminds me of album art!I mean... I got nothin'... Just love them!
So, Kat and Jamy got married in a castle in Connecticut. I mean... Doesn't that just seem so luxurious? Right? Say it out loud with me... "Kat and Jamy got married in a castle." I love the way that sounds, and I wish you could hear the fancy way I say it! Anyway... I'll put the booze down. So, besides the whole castle thing, I heard that Kat and Jamy were a pretty awesome, laid back couple who had a wonderful wedding day. Bridey, that's what it's all about. No, not the castle, the being laid back and awesome part! Seriously, there is no reason to not enjoy your wedding day!
And, there is no reason why you aren't going to LOVE the shit out of this wedding. As you scroll down, there is a cool l'il surprise for you to appreciate. It's so FAB that I kinda got stuck on this one (big) detail. Don't ask, just see for yourself! Enjoy!
I mean.... Awwwww...
Kat, that is one hell of a diamond!
Can we just talk about fucking awesome that pic is?
These girls clearly have a great time together! And....They look damn good doing it!
I couldn't do that. I could totally see myself reaching around that door, grabbing my hus and planting a big kiss on him!
I love everything about this shot. The lighting, the drama, the gigantic urn of flowers...
That's a FAB kiss!
Yeah... That's a sailboat. Isn't that crazy? The wedding is at castle, and there is a fucking abandoned sailboat behind the property!
There is SO much I love about Alexa and Kyle's lovely backyard wedding. Besides its absolutely charming and warm family moments, this wedding is chock-full of surprises! I mean... Look at the title of this post! Dinosaur? WTF? Well, scroll down, bridey, and you will see the coolest dinosaur this side of Jurassic Park has ever seen! And the flowers? Holy shit! Bill Muzuta, the florist (who I've had the privilege of working with), is a magician! Like... I really think he is!
But, what I love most is that Alexa and Kyle had this truly stunning wedding, with a phenomenal tent, electrifying (no pun) lighting (gotta show off those flowers!) and exquisite décor, and then had a dinosaur cake! I know, right? AND, they really took care of their guests! They provided delicious food, and created a whole kids section with crafts and projects so that the parents could have a cocktail and relax a bit. As a parent, I likey... So, bridey, enjoy this GORGE wedding full of fabulous surprises along the way.
Amazing wedding dress and Alexa's bouquet is damn beautiful!
Love this pic! Just love it! It's so real...
See what I mean with the flowers? Each bridesmaid has a differnt bouquet!
Um. Hi. Gimme!
Can we just take a minute to talk about the lighting and the décor? Truly amazing!
Such a cool shot!
Yeah kid... That's a dinosaur! And the little tag around her neck says, "Please return to Alexa and Kyle."
When the hair is flying in the air, you know your guests are having a ball!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with Bitchless Bride! Amazing details, and lovely family shots!
Bridey, I HAVE to start with this question asked by the very talented Christy of Christy Whitehead Photography and answered by the beautiful bride, Jillian: Anything you want to add about your wedding day?: "While the vision for our day was ours, it was brought to life by our amazing vendors! They made the day stress free for us so we could really enjoy each other and our friends and families. So we want to send a huge thank you to everyone who helped this wedding be the dream we envisioned it would be." Um, Can I get an AMEN? When you hire the right vendors, and you're kind to them, then your wedding will be the dream you envisioned!!
All I have to say about this wedding is that it is truly gorgeous. Dripping with inspiration (and greenry), this wedding is a stunner! I LOVE how the B+G really took care of their guests. Go have a look!
The shoes! The dress! The bling! OH MY!!
OMG! Talk about personalized!!
Go get her, Michael!!
Damn girl. LOVE IT!
When did you know they were THE ONE?: "I think for both of us it was when we stopped leaning on our family and friends for advice and instead felt the other one's opinion was the most important."
I love the patterned bridesmaid dresses!
A MAZ ING!! Just amazing! That chuppah is unbelievable!
I love the DIY photo booth!
What was your theme or vision for your wedding day?: "... When we saw Epping Forest we looked at each other and instantly knew we needed to get married there. It is so romantic and there's so much natural beauty so I really wanted to keep that theme going. Instead of going with the traditional flower decorations I opted for lots of candlelight and greenery with antique furniture and some rustic elements. Earthy, romantic, warm, with a lot of personal touches. I wanted it to really reflect our personalities and I wanted our guests to feel at home."
WOW. Just WOW!
Was there anything you wish you would have done different?: "Actually....no! The weather was beautiful, everyone we love was there, andthanks to our wonderful vendors everything ran smoothly. It really was the perfect day. Though i do wish i had eaten more cake!!"
Jillian and Michael took such great care of their guests! So considerate!
What was the best part of your wedding day?: "We both love to dance so being able to be on the dance floor all night with our families and friends was really important to us. Our band was amazing and we didnt leave the dance floor all night!"
OMG... You two... You did it right, and recognized that trusting your vendors makes it all possible. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your FAB wedding with Bitchless Bride!
Photographer: Christy Whitehead Photography
Makeup Artist: Beautiful Faces By Erin
Cinema & Video: Drawn in Media
Reception Venue: Epping Forest Yacht Club
Floral Designer: Parkers Events
Lighting: Party Solution Entertainment
Event Planner: Southern Charm Events
Design & Decor: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals
Band: The RiverTown Band, LLC
I can't even begin to compete with what Hilary Cam wrote about Phillipa and Anurag's Wedding. I just can't! I know my limits, bridey, and frankly, he will write it better because he was there! And what's even better? This is only Day 1 (of 2), the Western Ceremony... The Indian Ceremony is on it's way! Anyway, back to how great Hilary is... Seriously, just read the first line... "I feel like photographing this wedding changed me – made me see with fresh eyes how precious our families are, the importance of far away friendships and reminded me that marriage is more than loving an individual, it is also accepting and embracing their family, friends and culture.
Philippa and Anurag met in Sydney, they now live in London but decided to have their destination wedding back in Australia at the magnificent Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands. This venue is overflowing with treasures, pockets of beautiful backdrops; lakes, vineyards, autumn leaves, rolling hills, golden fields and more stories then you could imagine. Philippa and Anurag’s wedding day was drenched with love, their love of music, travel, books and of course family and friends – many of their guests traveling across oceans to share in their day."
OMG! Just look at those wild horses!!Super dapper Anurag!! Absolutely exquisite!"At one point Philippa was nearly hysterical from excitement “I can’t believe today is finally here!”This is probably one of my favorite shots ever!!!Love the programs and the delicious, refreshing pre-ceremony beverage."When Philippa walked down the aisle, we all witnessed a magical moment. Golden light glinting through the pine trees and autumn leaves falling around her. The ceremony was beautiful in so many ways, the location under the pines, the perfect weather after a cold week, the ceremony and the autumn colours.""But I think the most memorable moments was when surprise guest, Abby Dobson, took to the microphone and sang “All you need is love” from The Beatles. All the guests joined in and became her backup singers erupting into song.""Equally as beautiful was when Abby sang her hit “Even when I’m sleeping” – a favourite song of Anurag’s father, he just sat back and closed his eyes listening to the music overcome with emotion."
You did it!!Um... Yeah... This is stunning!!! Soft and fabulous...Could 'ya bust???How perfect!!!Such a funand warm couple!That horse is totally sticking out it's tongue at Anurag!!!"I don’t think words can really describe just how beautiful this wedding was; hopefully these photos do it justice and share a fraction of what we felt on the day." Thank you Hilary Cam! Can't wait to see Day 2!
Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography
Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville, London
Hair & Makeup: Simona Janek Hair + Makeup
Jewellery: Stephanie Browne
Bouquets & Buttonholes by Radha Deva of Paper Rose
Isle & Reception’s Floral Arrangements: Nati Bros Roses, Dural
Suit: Paul Smith, London
Venue & Catering: Bendooley Estate
Veil: Joyce Jackson Bespoke Wedding Veils
Ceremony Music: Abby Dobson & Emily Harrison (Abby Dobson is from the famous 90s Aussie band Leonardos Bride - "Even when I'm sleeping" was their hit song which was sung during the wedding)
OMG. Is that a field of lilacs? Probably not, because lilacs don't grow in fields, but whatever they are, they're purple and gorgeous, and so are the B+G, Lauren and Chris (well, the B+G are not purple, but... You know what I mean!). Bridey, I wish I attended this wedding. Not only was it in Australia, a country I haven't visited, but every single detail is dazzling! Like, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. When you see the tent, bridey, you literally won't know which end is up. Look up, and you'll gaze at the dangling flowers cascading from the "ceiling". Look down, and you'll see a beautiful, soft palette of magnificent flowers.
Lauren and Chris clearly worked with an incredibly talented group of vendors focused on bringing their dream to life. Bridey, if you hire the right vendors, and trust them, then your wedding will be amazing too! So, enjoy this stunner, and go get some inspiration!
Lovin' everything about this bouquet...
Seriously? These bridesmaids are stunning. Like, it's almost not fair!! Dammmmmnnnnn, girls!
Hi Chris. You're handsome.
The décor for the ceremony is so elegant and beautiful.
Love the way the B+G are beaming!!
Again... Such a lovely looking bridal party!
Love this shot...
I'm seriously such a sucker for how couples look at each other... But, I mean... Aspire to that, bridey!
Holy.Shit. with the fucking incredible décor.
The upside-down bouquets are so awesome!
FAB dessert table! I want to dive right in!!!
True story. Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!
Photographer: Blumenthal Photography
Venue: Sault Restaurant
Event Styling & Planning: A Lavish Affair
Wedding Gown: Suzanna Harwood
Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang
Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw
Cake: Cake Face
Invitations & Stationary: Adorn Wedding Invitations
Meet Kayley and Jeremiah. They got married on a somewhat murky, overcast day in October at the Aspen Hall in Bend, Oregon. And although it wasn't a "perfect" day, clearly these two didn't let a little mist get in their way. I mean... Isn't that a splendid photograph? Seriously, I feel like this shot is part of a styled shoot, and Kayley and Jeremiah are models. But, it's 100% real. THEY are 100% real as you can tell from the intensity emanating from the pic. (OMG, isn't Kayley's makeup sublime?) And, bridey? Wanna know why I have a couple crush on these two? Because the most important part of Kayley and Jeremiah's wedding was to celebrate with their closest friends and family.
If you're looking for boho wedding inspiration, then Kayley and Jeremiah's wedding should satisfy all of your bohemian needs. From flower crowns, to a beautiful, rustic environment I'm sure that all of this jewel toned loveliness will guide you in the right direction. Enjoy!
I am OB SES SED with these shoes!
Seriously... I don't know which pic (look up, okay, look down) is sexier...
BUSTED. Although, wedding days are long, so pizza is totally a necessity!
Jeremiah... You're the CUTEST!! Who could blame you though... Kayley is truly gorgeous.
OMG!! I want that flower crown!
Let's go get married!
First of all, LOVE the bridesmaids dresses (something you don't hear very often!). Secondly, those chicks are strong!
So simple and cute.
Clearly, everybody is having a great time!
Best.photograph.ever. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, intimate wedding with Bitchless Bride!
Isn't that photograph incredible? I mean, it's really amazing. The venue? The Rookery Building in Chicago. According to the website, The Rookery Building is "... one of the most historically significant buildings in Chicago." "...The Rookery seamlessly combines the flair of an era gone by with state-of-the-art building systems and technology. Designated a Chicago Landmark in 1972 after being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, The Rookery is universally considered an architectural masterpiece." Um, I think they forgot, "An incredible venue for an elegant wedding..."
First of all, I love the robes. Secondly, are they in the tub? LOVE IT!!
OMG, Nicole! That dress! It's really incredible! I love the intricate detail... You look GORGE!
Michael, that is seriously one of the cutest groomy pictures I've ever posted.
OMG. SO phenomenal! I am completely obsessed with that wedding dress!
Such unbelievable architecture!
It may be good luck, but rain on your wedding day is still annoying. The ceremony was originally going to be outside near Millennium Park, but at the last minute, the call was made to have the ceremony at The Rookery. Thank goodness for plan B!
Nicole, you are absolutely beaming! I LOVE IT!!
There's something about pics in the street that get me all worked up.
Holy shit with this venue! Totally beauteous!
I love all of the gold accents... So elegant.
What the fuck? Is that Bambi?
Thank you Nicole and Michael for sharing your truly elegant and amazingly stunning wedding with Bitchless Bride!!