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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!
"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!!!
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!
Absolutely stunning. Wouldn't you say, bridey? And modest too... Not too overdone, yet a powerful entrance to a beautiful ceremony. You're going to see a lot of that in Ashley and Ryan's wedding. Seriously, this post is the perfect mix of modest and enticing. The details are simple and smart. The reception is warm and quite colorful all the way down to the chairs and the cocktails! Plus, there is a grooms cake that is so fucking cool that you almost don't want to eat it. ALMOST. It is chocolate after all... Anyway, enjoy this incredibly seductive and lovely wedding!
Hi Jimmy... I love you.Not gonna lie, lovin' all the bling! Look up! Okay, now look down! Yeah... I'm a complete stereotype... Who doesn't love diamonds?I love how Ashley is putting on her hot pink lipstick before picture time! Think I got that Bobbi Brown color!D.A.M.N. Ashley... You are STUN NING!!! I love everything about how look!! The dress, the hair, the lipstick! OMG!!And, let's not forget about Ryan... Hello GORGEOUS! Seriously, you two are quite the beautiful couple!Love. Passion. Heat. Sexy. Just a few words that come to mind when I see Ashley and Ryan together.WOW! That's a giant bridal party!!! Bhaaaaaaa!!! This is hilarious!Great shot!
Bridey, you know me. Therefore you know that I am completely exhilarated (actually, perhaps a bit obsessed) with Vegas or any posh casino for that matter. So, when I saw Rebecca and Sandy's Atlantic City wedding, there was no question that I just had to share it with you. And, not just because of the whole gambling, casino thing, but because I love that the B+G tied the knot on the marina, stole some GORGE shots on the beach, gambled in the casino and then partied all night long. Seriously, they were able to bring so many elements into their wedding day, so not only was memorable and fun for them, but fun for the guests too! LOVE IT!
By the time you are done taking in the cool deets, you will be seeing blue. No, really, you will! From the blue shoes (on both the B+G), blue ties, blue finger and toe nails, blue flowers, blue water, etc... I really mean it when I say this wedding will leave you feeling blue (but, in a good way, obvi!!). Enjoy!
I cannot get over the gorgeous bead work on Becca's wedding dress.Um... LOVE the fucking FAB blue wedding shoes!Amazing bouquet of flowers, and I love the photograph. Such a lovely way to pay tribute to a loved one who has passed without getting sad.OB SES SED with the blue! OBSESSED! And, I am lovin' the breast cancer awareness cuff links.Awwwww.... So cute!We did it!!! Romantic and fun... A perfect blend!Roll 'em baby!!Oh yeah!!!
Look how beautiful!!! Seriously, could ya' bust? Totally reminds me of my fantasy bachelorette party post!! Now, imagine getting married on a mountain top, and then partying the night away at this beautiful venue. Right? Can I get a, "fuck yeah"?!! Seriously, talk about a memorable evening (or weekend!)! And, know what I absolutely love about Jessi (and Nick)? This girl had the balls to get married outside (as in host the ceremony outside!!) in March! WOW! That's pretty impressive and unique! Although, when you see all the incredible deets, bridey, you won't be too surprised.
Pepper, with Pepper Nix Photography, (my new FAVE and FAB photographer!) asked the bride quite a few questions about her wedding plans, overall experience, etc. My favorite? Scroll down and see Jessi's advice for future brides.... Clearly, Jessi was a Bitchless Bride! Enjoy!
Hello GORGEOUS canary diamond... WOW!!!I love this photograph...OBSESSED with the shoes and the gold toes!Why a Mountain Wedding? Nick and I love to ski. It is something we have been doing since we were very young. Additionally, when we first started dating it was something we did together several times a week. We also love, love, love the mountains, fresh air, and fantastic perspective their majesty brings!
Lovin' the ass grab!I love the wedding dress and the snow boots!I had all my bridesmaids pick their own dresses. I told them blue, above the knee, and no sleeves. They all picked out dresses that were incredibly flattering and somehow it worked out. Additionally they all wore printed black tights. I bought them coats and boots to keep them warm. One of my bridesmaids, Christina, made muffs (instead of flowers) and we all had a fantastic time making crass poses with them. (HA! Obviously, BB LOVES this!)
So so so cute! What brand new elements did you bring to the day? Getting married outside in the snow. The planner was a bit apprehensive, but I stuck to my guns and am glad I did.Best pic ever!! Did you follow that tradition and if so, what did you use? Yes, yes, yes...Old was my mothers ring in my bouquet, new was my dress, borrowed was ring from my aunt Ginny that she wore on her wedding day, and blue was my shoes.
Any advice you have for future brides? Take a deep breath when you are up front and look at everyone who is supporting you. Two, don't get so caught up in the details that you forget what you are doing, joining two people together. Three, surround yourself with people you love...don't be obligated to invite people or put people in your bridal party who you don't want there. Four, hire someone to do things the day of...it was the best decision we made. Five, make a weekend of it. We did a pub crawl on Friday night and it was so fun. We had many activities and stayed together, so it felt like a vacation!
Look at this room, bridey! OMG! So warm and beautiful without being overdone!Such a romantic couple!What did you serve? A sit-down plated dinner of our signature pistachio nut encrusted Utah trout with local wild mushroom and truffle mashed potatoes, grilled filet mignon and a vegan friendly grilled polenta cake napoleon with a smoked tomato puree. We wanted something less traditional, so we opted for a brown cake with swirls. Honestly, Nick and I were hanging out with my aunt and she asked us a couple questions about what we liked and what we absolutely didn't want. In the end we told he she had complete creative control and the cake was deish! So many people came up to us and told us it was the best cake they had ever had, maybe it was because there was no fondant!
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!
I have to say, I love that I keep seeing weddings which rock a cool mixture of nature and rustic fabulousness, and then completely switch gears, hosting their reception in a super modern venue. Talk about having the best of both worlds! Right? Get married outside; be close to nature, take some beautiful photographs and then party in a space that’s fit for a rock star. That’s what Nica and Matt did! They held their ceremony in a park in Emerald Lake and then partied at the funky Pumphouse Hotel in Melbourne. Seriously, how FAB is that? A lovely ceremony followed by some photos in the gardens, and then hop on a fire truck and get carted to the next location! LOVE IT!! Matt volunteers for the Country Fire Authority (CFA), so it really was a perfect nod to his crew!
But, what I love the most? Nica and Matt tied their love for nature and appreciation for modern design together. They uplit the event space, hung paper lanterns, lit them, and danced the night away! Oh yeah! And take a look at their cake. It is so fabulous that I can hardly stand it! Nica and Matt didn’t try to match the cake with the space; in fact, it totally clashes (in a good way) and it’s fucking cool. Anyway, bridey… Go enjoy!Nica, if that isn't genuine happiness, then I don't know what is. You're incredibly beautiful and relaxed!How funny are these pics?!!!I'm sure that cutie was just dying to bust into those bubbles!!Love the standing ceremony...It's official!