Multicultural 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

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Beautiful Vietnamese Wedding in San Diego's Japanese Friendship Garden

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!
Koi pond!
See how all of the 'maids dresses are different? LOVE IT!
GORGE.
Such a great pic!
Gotta have your pup walk you down the aisle!
A ceremony full of love and laughter!
Yay!!!!
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.
Cheers!!
Um. Hi. Yum.
Thank you Vi and Richard for sharing your gorgeous wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

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

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Phillipa & Anurag's Hindu Wedding... Day 2

Here we go again, bridey! I am absolutely thrilled to share Day 2 of Phillipa & Anurag's wedding with you! In February, I shared their Western wedding with you, and today, it's time for you to drool over the stunning photographs, taken by the amazing Hilary Cam, of their Hindu wedding celebration. Seriously, you will be drooling, because it's filled with piles and piles of dynamic colors and energy, and truly incredible details!

OMG! Just wait until you see Phillipa and her 'maids in their super colorful lengha and saris. They are so absolutely stunning that you're gonna freak out! And, don't forget to check out their jewels and henna! I mean... Holy shit with the jewelry! Anyway... I'll let you get to it! Enjoy!!!
Amazing henna. Just gorgeous!Phillipa, you look beautiful.Nice sharanis boys!! You look great!!Wow! Check them out! Woot! Woot!Apparently, they tried to sneak up on Anurag for the first look, but the jingling bells and bracelets gave her away! Anurag still looked shocked and surprised when he saw Phillipa in traditional Indian outfit. Uh... Nice Rolls! Bring on the Baraat!!Yeah, look up! The girls are rockin' Gangnam style! Look down! The boys are giving it right back! An impromptu dance off in the street between the bridesmaids and the groomsmen started when Gangnam Style started playing! Oh YEAH!!Then everybody started dancing! Super fun!!Love. Love. Love.

Fantasy Friday ~ Pumpkins, Apples and Dragons... Oh My! A Stunning, British Columbian Fall Wedding

Bridey, I totally cracked up when I received this wedding submission! Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful wedding with a ton of fantastic décor and color (I mean, there's a dragon for God's sake!). But, the very talented photographer, Will Pursell, opened his dialogue with, "Leanne and Andrew love Halloween, zombies, scary things, alcoholic things... and animals." Funny, right? I mean, who doesn't love alcoholic things and zombies? I do! I do!! And just wait until you see the photographs of the animals!

Anyway, you read that right... I said dragon. Leanne and Andrew did an amazing job incorporating their heritage into their wedding. Leanne is Chinese and Andrew is Greek, and throughout the day, they celebrated both as their families came together as one. Okay, that's about as mushy as I get! Just enjoy this fun-filled, fall wedding complete with a kickass dragon!!

Any guesses as to the wedding colors? Love the flasks! I'll take whatever is inside...It really doesn't get much cuter than that, right?Leanne and Andrew are huge animal lovers. I love how the kitty is just hanging out on her dress!They were married at the Unitarian Church in Vancouver.Every time I see this pic, I keep thinking the guests are throwing petals at the B+G! But, it's just the altar flowers.Whoa.HA! Love it!Bridey, if your groom isn't looking at you like this, then it ain't meant to be...I just had a baby heart attack. Please don't fall... Amazing shot of the cityscape and the Vancouver mountains!Totally lovin' the fall décor! It's festive and fun!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ When a Handsome Englishman Falls for a Jersey Girl

If he's from England and she's from New Jersey, then how did they come to be? Well, Debbie and Adam met while working abroad in Switzerland, and haven't looked back since. I mean... Talk about making a long distance relationship work, right? They had the Atlantic Ocean between them, and their love only grew (sorry for the sappy crap, but it's true!). Fast forward to their wedding day, and apparently these two couldn't take their eyes off of each other! 

Outside of the B+G's obvious adoration for each other, it's absolutely clear that they (and their friends) have a ton of fun together. Seriously, it's been a long time since I've seen a beer funnel, and while I certainly didn't expect to see one tucked within these beautiful wedding pics, I definitely got a chuckle when I saw what was fueling the fun! A beer funnel and a super awesome candy bar will definitely make for happy wedding guests!! 

Damn, Debbie you look amazing! Best.shot.ever.Sniff sniff...Gorgeous arch! So simple and elegant.Give the people what they want! CANDY!! I love how they displayed the candy bar!Not really sure what the hell that photograph is all about, but Debbie seems to think it's hilarious!I see icing on Debbie's nose!Took me a second, but the dude ripped his pants! LOL! Holy shit! Um, see the beer funnel? Yup! Look up! Look down!I love seeing wedding guests having fun at a wedding!Yesssssss!Yeah, Adam and his best man are singing “You've Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'" to Debbie! Hope that's not really true! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Thank you for sharing this fun Jersey wedding Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: CliffCphotography
Makeup Artist: Sachiko Yanase
Event Venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Fantasy Friday ~ A Sensational, Same-Sex, Outdoor, DIY Wedding! Oh My!

I really, really love this wedding. I know I tend to say that a lot when I post weddings on Bitchless Bride, but you know what? I only post what I love, and what I think you will love too, bridey... And, this is no exception! Just wait until you see all of the goodies in store for you! So, get ready to pin your heart out because these pics are chock full of some serious inspiration!

Dana and Glenda put together this stunning wedding filled with juicy DIY touches (OMG! Wait until you see the brooch bouquet!!), cool ass décor and tasty tid bits all the way down to the superhero bow ties (and socks) the groomsmen wore. Right? I am absolutely in love with the escort cards, and everything alcoholic (you'll see what I mean!). So, bridey... Are you ready to be inspired? Good! Ready, set, go!I'm drooling over the hair...Are you fucking kidding me? LOOK at this GORGEOUS bouquet! Holy DIY...So sweet. My eyes are welling as I type...SUCH a great idea... And beautifully done too!So happy together... Fabulous photograph!Look up! Okay... Now, look down!!! I know... I want the shoes too.Those are some super unique escort cards!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ An Easy Going, Martial Arts Lovin', Real Southern Wedding

That's a hot pic. Seriously, I feel like I haven't seen very many wedding albums where I walk away saying, "that photograph is sexy." But, this one? Hot damn. Erika and Tim are HOT! Right? So, your homework assignment, bridey? Take a moment on your wedding day (ovbi with your hus), and take a few sexy photographs. Get excited! Okay... Moving past the sexy pics. I totally love this wedding. Not only are Erika and Tim hot and awesome, but it was super important to them that their wedding incorporated who they were as a couple and individually. You see, Erika could kick all of our asses because she has a black belt in Tae Know Do, and Tim is also a martial arts enthusiast. Just wait until you see the groom's cake!

They really wanted their wedding to be laid back and simple. Erika said that, "I just want everyone to come and have a good time and be comfortable." and based on the photographs, I'd say that they succeeded. Living in Georgia, they wanted a venue that truly captured the south. Not that anybody would accuse them of being country by nature, but because several of their guests traveled from abroad to be there, they wanted them to experience a real southern wedding.

I don't know this for sure, but I am guessing that these pics are in memory of a family members who have passed... A lovely way to remember without getting too sad.What a lovely first look!Great photograph! I LOVE the bridesmaids dresses!I love everything about this ceremony... It's rustically fabulous.The cuteness factor is almost too much.

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ From the Peace Corps All the Way to Brooklyn

This is an absolutely incredible wedding filled with such amazing energy and love, so if tears of joy aren't streaming down your face by the end of this post, then something is wrong with you! Just kidding. I was trying to be super dramatic (must be the cold medicine), and it's just not me. Anyway, Ericka and Emily met while serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. I mean, shit... I met my hus in a bar (and was pretty proud of how strong we're still going), and these two meet in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia? Whoa. Talk about meant to be...

Anyway... From the Peace Corps all the way to Brooklyn. That's where E&E are currently residing. And on beautiful fall day, they exchanged vows by the lake in Prospect Park. Take a look...

I think I would look really cute in suspenders. Seriously. I think I need some.
I'm sorry, but these peeps are cool! 
OMG. That headpiece!
Wait for it... Okay! Look down!!! 
It really doesn't get much cuter!
The brides and their party took in the colorful murals in the neighborhood.
Such a fun bridal party!
Simply in LOVE with the bouquets!!
Joy. That's adulterated joy.

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ What do Stilt Walkers, Peacock Feathers & An AMAZING Cake Have in Common?

I want to be friends with Natasha and Gayan... Seriously, and it's not just because they are a super handsome couple with eclectically fabulous taste, but because they are cool and stayed true to themselves and their heritage when it came to their wedding. And you know how much I dig a bride and groom who keep it real during the planning and truly enjoy their wedding day...

So, Natasha and Gayan met and live in Washington, DC, but after Gayan proposed, Natasha knew she wanted to have the wedding in her hometown in the Tampa Bay area. Because their guests were traveling from all over the world (Gayan's grandmother came all the way from Sri Lanka), they wanted to spoil them with all that the Tampa Bay has to offer... The beaches, city life, historic areas, gorgeous weather... Not to mention a wonderful place to be for a mid March wedding!

The ceremony and reception took place at the Palmetto Club, in Lithia, FL. The site encapsulated exactly what the couple wanted. An elegant ceremony featuring bits and pieces from the bride's Cuban culture, and the groom's Sri Lankan heritage. And a versatile reception space with ceilings tall enough for stilt walkers!!! 

Natasha and Gayan's wedding was the perfect combination of traditional elegance with a multicultural twist that kept the day beautiful and exciting!

So cute. I love the way Gayan looks as he takes in Natasha for the first time.

Not a bad looking bunch! I am completely melting over the blue and purple orchid!