Elopement

Fantasy Friday ~ A Vintage, Steampunk Elopement... Quite Simply, a Very Cool Styled Shoot

I love this styled shoot. Like, everything about it! I love the "models" (they are girlfriend and boyfriend), I love the fantastic DIY elements, I love the creative photography... OMG! I really love everything about this shoot! Seriously, it's just so fun and clever! And, in typical BB form, I'm kind of obsessed with the cake. It's beautiful, and I found myself wishing for a fork so that I could dig in... Anyway, I love this post so much that I am going to let Veronica Rose of Roni Rose Photography tell you more about it the inspiration which lead to such fabulousness. (PS - Totally love how Roni starts the convo!!)

RRP: "Every year I like to set up a styled shoot that reflects what the modern wedding world has become; A place for personal expression rather than a traditional template that needs to be followed. I immediately had Serena and Kent in mind as models. Serena is my tattoo artist. She is one of the most artistic people I know. My inked skin is a testament to that. During our sessions together she's spoken so fondly of her boyfriend Matt. I knew immediately that I'd love him. Matt is a chef, and one of the sweetest men I've ever met."
RRP: "Our vision for the shoots we do are based around trying to create an artistic expression of the couple, and they made that so easy for us. These two just ooze joy and love! I also like to keep our styled shoots in the realm of attainability, rather than a large production that would be difficult to achieve during an actual elopement, so much of what you see is a DIY by yours truly."
Serena, you look beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE your red lipstick!!!
RRP: ..."the boutineer is made out of some of our old film negatives and flash bulbs."
I think it's fair to say that the camera likes Matt. And, a chef too? Oh dear God! Serena, you're a lucky girl! 
Let's take this outside...
This is creepy awesome!
So cool!
RRP: "I used a pair of ape hanger handle bars to create an alter."
Right? Doesn't that cake just scream, "GET A FORK!!"?
Thank you Roni, for sharing such a kickass shoot with Bitchless Bride! I think we are all much cooler now.

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Roni Rose Photography
Second Shooter: Kristina "Dolly" Danitz Photography
Hair Stylist: Blondie Hair Artistry
Floral Designer: Emily Nallen
Ring Designer: Homesick Harbor
Makeup Artist: Simply Perfect Makeup Artists
Event Venue: Starline Factory
Cake Designer: The Cake Lady

The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ ***FLASHBACK*** Mother of the Bride Blues

August 13, 2013:

So... I received this "Ask Bitchless" in my mailbox the other day and feel as though the only way I can possbily respond is "in person"... And considering my own parents were married on a Tuesday, I have a few words of wisdom for the "Internal Eloper". Here's her dilemma:

Hello BB,

I’m in need of some advice. My fiancé and I have decided our wedding date (yay!). It’s Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the exact date of our ten year anniversary. SCREETCH! Did you say WEDNESDAY?! Yes, Wednesday. We wanted to keep our original anniversary date, but have only one hold up... my mother.

My parents are traditionalists and believe that weddings are reserved for Saturdays, and that the parents of the bride should be the ones funding the soiree. That being said, they want us to change the date to sometime later in 2015 so that they have time to gather the funds, and for us to choose a weekend date so that my grandmother (and all of her extended family who I have never met) can see her only granddaughter get married. As my mother said, "this day is not about you. It is about your grandma. Don't take this pleasure away from us." Am I crazy? Am I turning into a bitchy bride by wanting to keep my original date? Please let me know.

Sincerely,
Internal Eloper

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A FABU, Low Budget Elopement

You know that I am a sucker for an elopement, right? Because, as you all know, I eloped, so I have a total soft spot for the chicks and guys who say, "Screw what everybody thinks, we are going to this this our way!" And then they do that that. Take Cady and Sean for instance. They eloped one November day in their home city of Seattle, Washington. And, what better place than at the top of the Seattle Space Needle? Sooooo, with only their best friends present, they were pronounced them husband and wife high up in the sky where nobody could actually see them! How awesome is that?!

Lionlady (Photography): "Cady found her vintage, affordable dress on ModCloth, and her accessories in local boutiques. Her mother crafted her bouquet from flowers found at Pike Place Market, a downtown Seattle staple. After the small reception held at Ten Mercer, a local Seattle restaurant, Cady and Sean drove to Whistler, a ski resort in British Colombia for their honeymoon."

I'm kinda dying over all of the details.Simple dress and lovely plum shoes...Gorgeous flowers and I LOVE the birdcage veil!Wow... Sean, you're so handsome!BEST. LOOK. EVER.

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Lovely NYC Elopement

As much as I love showing off amazing weddings on Bitchless Bride, you know that in my heart, I definitely have a soft spot for those brave enough to just say "fuck it", and elope. Ahem... Like moi. However, this story isn't about me. It's about Serena and Steve, and how they threw caution to the wind, and ran to city hall! Don't you just love it? I mean...

I am positively dying over Serena wearing that 1950's gold dress and blue suede shoes. Plus... I'm totally lovin' the tattoo down her leg! And Steve? Well, Steve is quite a catch himself! So, brideys, if you are considering an elopement, I would HIGHLY suggest taking a que from Serena and Steve. Kickass dress, blue suede shoes, city hall and a photographer (oh... and a cupcake!)...

I would fight for that cupcake too... Looks yummy!

I love the vinyl. And I LOVE that they came packin' for the photographs!

Wedding or elopement, THIS is an extraordinary photograph. This is one of those pictures (that if your folks are still together, obvi...), that every couple should include in their album.

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Retro Elopement in Vegas!

I love this couple! Seriously, I love them so much... And maybe it's because I'm a teeny tiny bit partial because I also eloped in Las Vegas, but seeing how they look at each other makes me feel like I know them! Or like I just want to be near them. Does that make any sense? C'mon! You know what I mean! Anyway... Tara and Tim met through friends, and just one year later, they got hitched! Amazing right? But, bridey, when you know, you know. Right?

The other thing I love? Their style. Tara looks stunning with her gorgeous makeup, the birdcage veil and her cool ass dress, and Tim rocks Vegas in his a fedora and suspenders. Check it out!

Look how pretty Tara is without makeup! As a self proclaimed girly girl, this chick looks hot even without the frills...  

I just LOVE Vegas. A picture with the sign is a must!

These two photographs make me happy. The emotion shining through the details is just beautiful. (Yes, BB can get a bit mushy... occasionally, bridey! Don't get used to it!)

Super Stylish Sunday ~ Eloping... Bitchless Bride Style

Brideys, I've been quite honest regarding the details of my own wedding, haven't I? You all know I eloped, right? Well, I did. So, I thought I'd show you how it's done if that's what you are planning to do. I must say, the only thing that I find annoying to this day is how many people ask us if Elvis married us... Really. No, Elvis did not fucking marry us... We just love Vegas, so that's where we wanted to get married. Because it meant something... Just us... Nobody else.

But, beware, I do have a few teeny tiny regrets that I will be sharing with you so if you've booked your tickets, then take some notes, bridey. Hopefully my experience will help you avoid regret and focus on what's important, you (and your man)...

Because everybody should take a picture on an old Mercedes! Just kidding, but I do absolutely love her dress, hair and shoes so I thought I'd show them to you.

This is a BIG one, bridey. I REGRET not wearing an actual wedding dress! I wore a bridesmaid dress that I purchased a week before the trip, and I totally regret not wearing a fabulous white dress. So, check out the two wedding dresses above. They are fantastic! Do yourself a favor and wear one!