Beach Wedding

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Laid-Back and Lavish Beach Party Wedding with the Coolest "Cake" I've Ever Seen!

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!
Meanwhile...
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!! 

Industry Peeps:

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

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Cozy, Intimate, Beach Wedding in Tulum Mexico

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!!
Whoa....
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!!
<3!!!
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!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: FineArt Studio Photography
Event Venue: Casa Violeta
Event Planner: Destination Weddings Tulum

Fantasy Friday ~ A Kickass, Rock 'N' Roll, Destination Wedding

Are you totally dying over this photograph? I mean... The kiss with the hands (OMG...So romantic!), the smiling bride as she kisses her groom, the tat, the sky?? Right? I love that this is real. You know what I mean, bridey? A real wedding photograph. Not a styled shoot. Not a magazine spread. A real, fucking cool wedding photograph! And, you know what? There are more where that came from! Because Lindsay and Dave are just that cool, so obvi their wedding is going to be cool too!

The other thing that makes this wedding stand out to me is that the B+G are from Canada and decided to host a destination wedding in Mexico. Not only that, but these two crazy kids, and their wedding, are rockin' a whole bunch of red. Yup! RED! Everything from Lindsay's wedding dress, to Dave's bow tie to the flowers to the chairs and more! Okay, enough out of me! Time for you to go enjoy this kickass, rock 'n' roll, destination wedding!
I LOVE the red. Like, seriously LOVE the super bright red!
I always show the girls getting ready before the guys, so today, I thought I would show the boys first!
Lindsay got dressed by herself and then surprised her bridesmaids... So fun!
That bouquet is FAB!!
Simply stunning. I am completely obsessed with the deep red décor against the blue ocean.
Love how the guys are all wearing different bow ties. So cool!
Probably one of may favorite pics to grace the "pages" of Bitchless Bride.
Lindsay, you look amazing! Like, OMFG amazing!
You know what they always say... A couple with matching shoes...
Def going to steal this idea from the B+G! 
Apparently, after the first dance, the music got loud, the people up and the dancing got crazy! 
Thank you for sharing your cool destination wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: FineArt Studio Photography
Venue: Grand Palladium Hotel

Fantasy Friday ~ Grandma the Pimp! Oh! And a Beautiful Destination Wedding with Stunning Post Wedding Pics!

Does that say "Grandma the pimp"? Yup! It sure does! Christa and Nicolas met because the bride's grandmother is a longtime friend of the groom's parents. Upon meeting Nicolas at a party, Grandma knew immediately that Christa would connect with Nicholas. And when the B finally met the G, they fell in love! I mean... How cool is that??!! And, as crass as I can sometimes be, GRANDMA named herself the pimp, not me! Seriously, I think I'd get along well with Grandma!

Outside of their unique and fun story, Christa and Nicolas threw a fabulous destination wedding! I'm loving the simple and stunning details, I'm obsessed with Christa's dress (and frankly, her great ass... Don't judge me, you'll see!), and I'm psyched to see how the B+G spent the day after their wedding. Enjoy this fun and FAB wedding!
Clearly, these 'maids have a great time together!!
Remember how I said Christa had a great ass? See what I mean? A GOR GE OUS wedding dress to go with her fabulous ass!
Is he pulling on his beard?
Proud papa!
Now, who do you think is in the top left corner weeping with joy? 
Now, THAT'S a photo booth!
Great final wedding day pic!! Now, get ready for a glimpse into the day after!
Um, not a bad way to spend the day after your wedding, right?
Wedding rings!!!
That's hot (Holy fuck! Did I just quote Paris Hilton? Sorry!)!
Thank you for sharing your super fun wedding day and kickass post-wedding photographs with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: WeddingDayStory
Event Venue: Valentin Imperial Maya

Fantasy Friday ~ No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem... A Laid Back, Beautiful, Beach Wedding in Mexico

"No frills or fancy things." Said no bride ever... Right??? But, Samantha did!! I know, I love her already! She and Joaquin strayed from a traditional wedding reception and opted for a lovely, intimate dinner with friends and family to celebrate their nuptials. Once everybody filled their bellies with delicious food and drink, they moved the party to Gitano for some music and dancing. How fun is that?? As a couple who love to travel and drink amazing wine, sounds like the perfect evening! Oh, a cool l'il side note? Their wedding day was the anniversary of the day they met four years earlier. I mean... 

Samantha and Joaquin wanted a wedding that was casual and comfortable. As a couple who truly compliment each other, Joaquin is quite the joker, and Samantha is a bit more serious, their wedding captured who they are as a couple without the stress or bullshit of conventional wedding planning. And these two? Didn't grow up in Mexico... This was a destination wedding! Joaquin grew up in Milwaukee and Samantha grew up in a small town in Minnesota. Didn't see that coming, did you? Neither did I which totally makes me love them even more!! Such great inspiration in this beautiful wedding! Enjoy!

Holy shit would I love to be there RIGHT NOW!!! Looks beautiful!

Love this pic of Samantha!
TOTALLY obsessed with Samantha's dress. You look gorgeous!!!
Joaquin, you're looking quite dapper!
I could have designed this card myself... 
When you're getting married on the beach, shoes are definitely optional! Those anklets? Fantastic!!!
Hi. WOW.
Samantha, Joaquin. You're a damn sexy couple.
Seriously, all I see are the sparks flying!
Love. Love. Love.
A pre-cocktail, cocktail? Don't mind if I do!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Stunningly Beautiful, Super Romantic, Mansion Wedding

I love this wedding, and I have a couple crush on Cindy and Dane. (Seriously, how could I not? Look at that dress! And, the dude's name is Dane. Total crush.) You know why, bridey? Because I heard that they were awesome to work with, insanely in love, super in sync and nice people. From a vendor perspective, it really doesn't get much better than that. Jackpot! Seriously, if wedding planners and other wedding vendors knew ahead of time what it would be like to work with each couple prior to the planning, the world would be a much nicer place. Working with lovely people who are genuine and genuinely nice is what it's all about, right? Or it should be for that matter!

Anyway, outside of the serious couple crush I am rockin', there are so many fab deets to share with you, bridey. I mean, the dress is total kickassery, but there is so much more! So, kick back, relax and enjoy the post!
I'm lovin' the subtle mint green Badgley Mischka shoes!I feel warm inside.Cindy, your wedding dress is absolutely incredible! I love the beading and the cut! You look amazing!This should be in a glossy... Cindy is GORGE and this pic is so FAB!!The "ring" boxes. Hell yeah! That's a great shot!!Such a fabulous way of politely saying, get off you're fucking phone during the ceremony. Such cuties!!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ From a Long Distance Courtship to an Energetic Wedding Filled with Laughs

Holy shit! Bridey, imagine getting married there! Absolute heaven, right? Seriously, I am completely obsessed with the bench seating and the lack of any additional décor; just the beauty around them. Just wait until you see the rest of the photographs from this FAB wedding! They are truly jaw-dropping and simple. The B+G? Not so much. I mean... They are a beautifully handsome couple, but they are anything but simple! 

Techincally, they've known each other since their freshman year at UCLA, but didn't officially start their courtship until each were traveling for months at a time. Great timing, right? Actually, it was... They got to know each other via email and when they finally saw each other stateside, they greeted with a kiss and haven't looked back since! Awwwww... How romantic! And, as you will see from their wedding pics, they are certainly two peas in a pod! Laughing the whole day through! Something to aspire towards, bridey... Wouldn't you say?

Such a beautiful smile, Adriana!! Totally how it should be!! Nothing but fun and excitement!Um. WOW!From the groom: "The first look was the most emotional part. You build this day up as "your wedding day" and the "most important day ever." Walking out onto the river with my eyes closed, yelling over the wind at Adriana helped me realize that none of that stuff mattered; it was only the day that I get to marry my best friend. Things got WAY easier after that." First look shots get me every time! Ready? Let's do this!Ro, Adriana.... Clearly, you two make each other laugh out loud... Even during your wedding vows!Great angle!Okay, bridey, look up! Now, look down! I seriously think I have a couple crush on Ro and Adriana!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Jeannie & Glenn's Hip Hopalicious Wedding... Destination Hawaii

I threw it out there, brideys. I shook it up. I didn't ask for specifics, I asked for favorites... Yup! I asked your wedding photographers to submit their favorite weddings. Why? Why not ask for themes, colors or whatever? Well, because I am so fucking busy and crazy these days that I kinda needed to be reminded why I am in this coo coo industry in the first place! Seriously. My ass is getting kicked every weekend (I mean... I LOVE seeing the weddings come through to fruition, but MAN am I tired!!), and I feel myself starting to bust at the seams...

Sooooo, thank God for Rachel from Rachel Robertson Photography... She submitted this beautiful Hawaiian wedding, and when I saw the stunning details, deep jewel tones, and the fucking fabulous hip hop dance the B+G performed for their guests, suddenly, I was reminded that there are cool brides and grooms who just need a little friendly event planning help. Especially when the wedding is in Hawaii and you are in New York! Holy destination wedding! PLUS, Rachel mentioned that Jeannie and Glenn were two of the most hilarious and fun couples she had ever worked with, and when you see the photographs, you will see why! I already mentioned the hip hop dancing, but wait until you see Glenn undress Jeannie on the dance floor... OH YES HE DID!!!! 

Holy shit with the gorgeous flowers. Damn.
Definitely need to add these to my "Shoes I Want" board on Pinterest!!
Beach. Orchids. Altar. Amazing.
LOVE the program fans!!
Such a subtle, lovely shot...
WOW! Really pretty dresses and flowers!
I love Glenn!!!

Fantasy Friday ~ Tropical Gardens, Gorgeous Beaches and Just Eight Guests

While Michelle and Gavin didn’t quite elope, they did what I would have LOVED to do if my family situation was a bit more peaceful; they took eight guests to Port Douglas, Queensland Australia and got married. I mean… It really doesn’t get much better than that, right? Bridey, if you’re not the kind of girl that wants a big bash, then this is the way to go! Find a fabulous location, grab a few friends and family members, and get married! Oh, and get some hot red Jimmy Choo’s like Michelle did while you’re at it! (Scroll down, bridey, and you’ll be drooling like I was!! Seriously, it was all I could do not to open the post with those fucking A MAZ ING shoes!)

Anyway… A cool ‘lil tid bit? Gavin, the groom, is wedding photographer! Although this time, he found himself on the other side of the camera, and he couldn’t quite let go of his desire to capture the moment. Apparently, he and Michelle scouted locations together and found the perfect ceremony location based on the best light. Gavin even directed a few of the location shots himself. Go see for yourself! Enjoy!
Michelle, you are a truly beautiful bride...
Um. Yeah. O.M.G. Holy Jimmy Choo!
So, so, so pretty! I am in love with this wedding dress! Now, look down! Check out the back! Holy shit! Absolutely incredible!
Perfect hair and make up, and simply stunning bling with that crazy awesome dress!
Can't go wearing those on the beach now, can you?

Fantasy Friday ~ A Ventura Beach, Ocean Front, Mismatched Bridesmaids Wearing Kickass Wedding

If I had to guess, I would say that the bride and groom are definitely water signs. And you know what, bridey, you’re probably going to agree with me after you browse these beautiful photographs. You see, Shelby and Daniel are avid water sports enthusiasts. Wake boarding and surfing is their passion, so it would only make sense to get married at the beach, right? Right. They wanted their wedding photos to reflect their love of the sea and the sand, and I would say that they did a wonderful job building their mutual charisma for the ocean into their wedding. 

Another cool ‘lil tid bit? The wedding was held on the beach near their new home. I mean, how fucking FAB is that? Talk about having everything come together!! New home, new hus and a kickass wedding down the beach? Pretty cool! Plus, I’m a little obsessed with the colors scheme for this wedding. Seriously, Shelby did an amazing job choosing her palette! Coral and ocean blue! FABULOUS! Check out the mismatched bridesmaids dresses; they are absolutely GORGE. I totally love how they are within the same orangey color spectrum, and yet each are entirely different, but in complete harmony. Go see for yourself!!

Just LOOK at those bridesmaids dresses!! I really love them!Those are the RSVPs. Not only are they awesome, but I love that they are hanging up and that Shelby and Daniel's guests had the chance to write something fun on the card!!Such a fine looking couple! Love the pedi, Shelby!It really doesn't get better than that, huh? Great shot!!Lovely succulents!Amazing idea for escort cards! 

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Sparkly Beach Wedding

I love this couple. I mean, of course I do considering that I won’t post anything to BB that I don’t love, but Emily and Justin? Well, they sparkle together! No, really, they even call themselves “The Sparkles”! And a couple that sparkles together? Well… they stay together! I mean, that’s what I always say! Right? Anyway… what I love most about this wedding is that they seem to have it all. Not only do they have a lovely beach ceremony, amazingly beautiful and creative décor, but the best part…? It’s clear that everybody is having a ton of fun! Just look at the DJ… Seriously, in my opinion, you can usually tell by the DJ if the music is going to suck or not. And he had me with his kickass, green sunglasses! Definitely NOT going to suck!

Brideys, you know what’s really cool? Andrea Mabry, the photographer, submitted this wedding to BB because Emily is “totally a Bitchless Bride”. How fantastic is that? Although, if I’m honest? I could have told you that just by checking out the wedding album! I mean, c’mon! They exchanged hippie-inspired love beads during their ceremony, rocked out (hopefully not with their cocks out) to the FAB music and then ended the sparkly night with a dip in the ocean… fully clothed! To me? That’s a successful wedding!!!

How cute is Emily? Her hair is all done up, and she's calmly drinking a margarita!!I love this photograph.Justin is beaming! And THAT'S how you kiss on your wedding day!

Fantasy Friday ~ A Shore Thing

I'm falling over. No seriously, I really feel like I'm gonna fall over. Like ass on the floor falling over... I mean, this bitch needs a break. Actually, if I had a real fantasy, like one that would actually come true (not that Fantasy Friday isn't fabulous...), then I'd wish for a FREEZE button. I really would... It would be this really lovely, hot pink button that I could push, and everything would just freeze. Just stop... Just go away... Then I could get more shit done, or I could sleep, or I could smoke a cigarette and not have it "count".

But, I don't have a fucking cool, hot pink freeze button, I'm really spent, and just need to check out. So when I saw this fab beach wedding waiting for me, I wanted to be there. I wanted to drink a cold beer, have a piece of their ice cream wedding cake and party with the bride and groom. It became my escape, and I had to share it with all of you.

Seriously, I love the Tommy Bahama clothes, the sunglasses, and the unique Cabbage Shed Wedding reception location. Another cool touch? Wild flowers for the bouquet and on the tables. Alright, enough out of me because I'm totally rambling... Basically brideys, just take this one in and enjoy... I did! 

Isn't that a beautiful shot? Can't you just feel the breeze? Just an amazing wedding dress, and I totally dig the stunning flower in her hair.

That surf board? Custom. And you know what they did with it? All of the guests signed. How rad is that?

I really like the double B... Imagine that.

Wild flowers!