Jim Hjelm

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A "Please Touch" Wedding

Rachel and Jaden, all I gotta say... WHAT A KICKASS WEDDING!!! Seriously! I love everything about everything! The location, the dress... OMG, the dress! I am super obsessed with Jim Hjelm, and when you see Rachel's dress, you'll see why. Anyway, as I was saying, they chose an incredible location, incredible decor and an insanely AWESOME cake! But, the best part? It's clear by the photographs that everybody was having an incredible time. I wish I was there...

From the very talented David Walters Photography: "The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia was an impressive venue choice by our bride and groom, Rachel & Jaden. This locale boasts both beautiful grounds surrounding the museum, as well as dramatic and elegant spaces within for the ceremony and reception, not to mention a carousel for the cocktail hour! The grand staircases and architecture of the Please Touch Museum posed as stately backdrops for our couple, including a unique spot for our first look. The greenery behind the museum was a charming, clean backdrop for our family and wedding party photographs."

OMG. OMG. OMG. The dress!!!!Such a cute first look series!Jaden... NICE SOCKS!!!Holy bridal party... Love all of the colors, and styles.Look at these ceilings!Seriously, I'm gonna bust! A MAZ ING!!!

Fantasy Friday ~ My Almost Wedding

A common question I get from Bitchless Bride readers, and from my brides? "BB, if you DID go through with your wedding instead of eloping, what would it have been like?" So, today, I thought I would share what my fantasy was with you, brideys, because it would have been a fucking fantastic party with a sexy ambiance, exceptional food (I mean, just LOOK at that tuna tartare above!!) and booze and killer shoes. Seriously, this post is filled with wedding planning awesomeness, so keep reading.

Before we decided on Vegas, we put a deposit down on an out of the ordinary venue. Our favorite restaurant.... It was out of the ordinary because they hadn't ever done a wedding in the space before. Which is crazy to me because it screams, "ARE YOU A COOL BRIDE? THEN YOUR WEDDING NEEDS TO BE HERE!" It would have been a challenge, but between their amazing chef, the GM and my skills, it would have been cool. 

The space itself is extremely modern and was begging for some cool lighting... It would have been red; deep, sexy red. And the decor? Very simple with a mixture of high cocktail tables and low cocktail tables. You see, there would not have been a plated dinner... No, no, no... Just a cocktail party with a ton of passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and jazz...

The cocktails above? Consider them our signature drinks. The root beer with vodka? For my hus who absolutely loves root beer (and is not the biggest drinker).