Outdoor Wedding

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

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Wedding at Elevated Heights... Meet the B+G Who Met in an Elevator & Love Their Dog

Forget blind dates, match.com, bars or what have you, Nic and Nick met in an elevator! I know, right? Talk about speed dating... OMG! Sorry, I just couldn't help it! But, seriously! Nick lived on the same floor as Nicole's parents in downtown Denver, and apparently asked Nicole for a date several times before she finally agreed. Bridey, I love hearing crazy awesome stories like Nic & Nick's! Gives us all hope that fucking great things can happen at any time if we just allow them to... 

Bridey, there are more than a few takeaways from this beautiful wedding at the Sundance Mountain Resort. First of all, both the B+G said that doing a first look was amongst the best decision they made for their wedding day. Scroll down to learn more about why. Also, I love love LOVE how they described the décor for day. (And, I love the cake, the dress, the ceremony, the dog, etc., etc., etc.!) I'm going to let Nicole take it from here! Enjoy!!
OMG! Meet Trooper, Nic & Nick's doggy! I mean... So so so super cute!
Nicole: There were three reasons why this dress was magic. My grandma, whom I love dearly and is no longer with us was named Meme. The dress has pockets! And N-sync, mega dorky I know, came on while trying it on and all of us got down at the a&be bridal shop, including Noah our bridal dress guide. It was a moment for sure… a little different from the ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ crying in a mirror moment. 

Nicole: We decided to do a first look for two reasons: to have more time to party with our friends and family and the intimacy of the moment being for the two of us. (Nick – “we were both satisfied that we did the first look. Nothing felt more intimate and validated then seeing each other before our guests, and sharing our hearts and feelings with each other first. We wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.”)

Totally looks like Nick is asking Trooper if he's ready to walk down the aisle... "Ready, boy?"
WOW! 
Nicole: I don't know if anyone could top my dad in the way he loves and supports me and my mom. Plus he's hilarious and always has a big smile on the brink.
Hip! Hip!
Who do you think is going to win? Server or dog? Dude! Just put down the tray...
Nicole: The idea was to bring the outside in, so the colors I wanted to use were green, white, yellow, and purple. The most important design element to us was to incorporate stories in what we used. The crystal (Meme’s crystal) that hung from the arbor (our friend Rusty created and built), was given to me by my grandma Meme when I turned 16 to hang from my rearview mirror. The ring bearer pillows were made by Nick’s mom Pat, out of his grandma Grace’s wedding dress. My aunt Becca who sang during the ceremony is also an artist and we had one of her oil paintings over the fireplace. For our centerpieces I had purple crystals on each table from my grandmother Margret’s collection. On the Welcome table I had a metal Jacquemard sign that used to hang and the bottom of my grandparents driveway. Nick’s uncle Frank who is a welder made a Greene sign to match. We both wanted to surround this wedding moments with stories about who we are because of the people who surround us. 

Amazingly beautiful and warm...
Nicole: Simple, round and all white with wood grain cover; three tiered. Three different flavors (almond, banana caramel (YUM!!), and chocolate. We can't tell you how many compliments we had about the texture and the taste of the cake.
Nicole! I love your dress!!
Thank you Nic and Nick for sharing your GORGE wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Logan Walker Photography
Dress Store: a&be
Tuxedo & Men's Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang
Floral Designer: Foxglove Flowers & Gifts
Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon and Rev. Craig Gordon - Utah Wedding Minister
Makeup Artist: Signaturebrides
DJ: Snappy Little Numbers
Reception Venue: Sundance Mountain Resort
Cake Designer: The cake market
Dress Designer: Wtoo Watters

Fantasy Friday ~ Waterfalls, Ruins, and the Great Outdoors... It's Rustically Fantastic!!

Doesn't the background look like an abandoned castle that Tanner and Rebecca are "dipping" in? Or, is my Game of Thrones-like imagination is getting the best of me? Either way, it's fantastic! Right? And, there are many, many more photographs like this one that will inspire you captured within this rustically fantastic wedding. I mean... There are just SO many details that I adore, I hardly know where to begin!

For instance... The waterfall. It's incredible! And, it serves as a beautiful backdrop during the ceremony. Seriously... if we're honest, not many people can say that they were married with a waterfall glistening in behind the scenes, right?! Right! Well, Rebecca and Tanner can! Then there's Rebecca's heavenly wedding gown (OMG!), the first look, the delectable dessert table, the barn & décor, and the truly captivating photographs taken by Krisandra Evans Photography. Bride, go! Go scroll, and get inspired!
Totally picturing the FAB photog laying on the floor underneath this stunning dress to capture this shot!!
Nice bling!!
A 'lil whiskey to get things started? Yes, please!
I think it's fabulous how Rebecca is sneaking up the stairs for the first look!
OMG! Totlly LOVE you guys! 
WOW. Amazing dress. Amazing bouquet. Amazing shot.
There's that castle again!
The bridal party definitely has a good time together, that's for sure!!
Look closely at the "wedding" sign... Yeah, it's a bedpost! L.O.V.E.
So fun! Still with the castle! (Okay, okay! I'll get over it! But, I love it so much!)
Tanner, you happen to be a great "dipper". Again, the veil shot and this one are fucking FAB!
So, so, so AWES!
YUMMY! 
Sometimes I feel like cookies are totally underrated! They should grace many more dessert tables!
Cheers! Thank you for sharing your rustically fantastic wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Krisandra Evans
Event Venue: Hightower Falls

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Traditional, Romantic, Luxurious, Outdoor Plantation Wedding

I was seeing how many adjectives I could squeeze into the title of this post. Just kidding! But, I probably could have added a few more just for fun because this wedding is certainly worthy of piles and piles of adjectives! Simply put? This wedding is splendid! Like, as somebody who has planned a million weddings and as a girl who loves glam, I am OB SESS ED! Not too mention, I am completely captivated by Masae's wedding dresses. Yes, I said dresses! The stunner you see up there? That's the second dress. Um, can I get a "HOLY SHIT"? Because that dress is damn sexy and simply striking! And, just wait until you see the first dress! OMG!

Bridey, all I have to say is go bold or go home! That's exactly what Masae and William did. They went bold! They went passionate and romantic with their color scheme! Red and gold are amazing together! That coupled with the beauty of the estate in which they were married? Priceless! Enjoy!
So super cute!
HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! Wow!!!
Masae, your smile is contagious! You look beautiful and happy!
Whoa.... And, not for nothing... Check out her nails! LOVE THEM!
Get ready for a FAB first look!
In the industry, we call this a double set. I love it!
Gorge! LOVE the gold charger plates and the deep red linen (and the rose on each plate!)!!
Pictures before the ceremony? Sure! Let's go!
Twilight!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ An Elegant and Fun Backyard Wedding Complete with a Dinosaur!

There is SO much I love about Alexa and Kyle's lovely backyard wedding. Besides its absolutely charming and warm family moments, this wedding is chock-full of surprises! I mean... Look at the title of this post! Dinosaur? WTF? Well, scroll down, bridey, and you will see the coolest dinosaur this side of Jurassic Park has ever seen! And the flowers? Holy shit! Bill Muzuta, the florist (who I've had the privilege of working with), is a magician! Like... I really think he is! 

But, what I love most is that Alexa and Kyle had this truly stunning wedding, with a phenomenal tent, electrifying (no pun) lighting (gotta show off those flowers!) and exquisite décor, and then had a dinosaur cake! I know, right? AND, they really took care of their guests! They provided delicious food, and created a whole kids section with crafts and projects so that the parents could have a cocktail and relax a bit. As a parent, I likey... So, bridey, enjoy this GORGE wedding full of fabulous surprises along the way.
Amazing wedding dress and Alexa's bouquet is damn beautiful!
Love this pic! Just love it! It's so real...
See what I mean with the flowers? Each bridesmaid has a differnt bouquet!
Mama!!
Um. Hi. Gimme!
Fucking genius!
Can we just take a minute to talk about the lighting and the décor? Truly amazing!
Such a cool shot!
Yeah kid... That's a dinosaur! And the little tag around her neck says, "Please return to Alexa and Kyle."
When the hair is flying in the air, you know your guests are having a ball!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with Bitchless Bride! Amazing details, and lovely family shots!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Dana Siles
Hair: Kenneth Wildes
Floral Design: Bill Mizuta
Cake: Cakes To Remember
Caterer: East Meets West
Lighting: Suzanne Lowell Lighting
Makeup: Kartina Hess

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Beautiful, Outdoor and Fabulous Jewish Wedding

Bridey, I HAVE to start with this question asked by the very talented Christy of Christy Whitehead Photography and answered by the beautiful bride, Jillian: Anything you want to add about your wedding day?: "While the vision for our day was ours, it was brought to life by our amazing vendors! They made the day stress free for us so we could really enjoy each other and our friends and families. So we want to send a huge thank you to everyone who helped this wedding be the dream we envisioned it would be." Um, Can I get an AMEN? When you hire the right vendors, and you're kind to them, then your wedding will be the dream you envisioned!! 

All I have to say about this wedding is that it is truly gorgeous. Dripping with inspiration (and greenry), this wedding is a stunner! I LOVE how the B+G really took care of their guests. Go have a look!
The shoes! The dress! The bling! OH MY!!
Hello cleavage... 
OMG! Talk about personalized!!
Go get her, Michael!!
Damn girl. LOVE IT!
When did you know they were THE ONE?: "I think for both of us it was when we stopped leaning on our family and friends for advice and instead felt the other one's opinion was the most important."
I love the patterned bridesmaid dresses!
LOL!!!
A MAZ ING!! Just amazing! That chuppah is unbelievable!
I love the DIY photo booth!
What was your theme or vision for your wedding day?: "... When we saw Epping Forest we looked at each other and instantly knew we needed to get married there. It is so romantic and there's so much natural beauty so I really wanted to keep that theme going. Instead of going with the traditional flower decorations I opted for lots of candlelight and greenery with antique furniture and some rustic elements. Earthy, romantic, warm, with a lot of personal touches. I wanted it to really reflect our personalities and I wanted our guests to feel at home."
WOW. Just WOW!
Was there anything you wish you would have done different?: "Actually....no! The weather was beautiful, everyone we love was there, andthanks to our wonderful vendors everything ran smoothly. It really was the perfect day. Though i do wish i had eaten more cake!!"
Jillian and Michael took such great care of their guests! So considerate!
Flash mob!!
What was the best part of your wedding day?: "We both love to dance so being able to be on the dance floor all night with our families and friends was really important to us. Our band was amazing and we didnt leave the dance floor all night!"
OMG... You two... You did it right, and recognized that trusting your vendors makes it all possible. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your FAB wedding with Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Christy Whitehead Photography
Makeup Artist: Beautiful Faces By Erin
Cinema & Video: Drawn in Media
Reception Venue: Epping Forest Yacht Club
Floral Designer: Parkers Events
Lighting: Party Solution Entertainment
Event Planner: Southern Charm Events
Design & Decor: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals
Band: The RiverTown Band, LLC

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Gorgeous SF City Hall Wedding Followed by a Breathtaking Winery Reception

Meagan and Robbie said their vows at city hall in one of my favorite cities in the world, San Francisco. I lived there eons ago (actually, not too far from city hall) but, I was too young and too broke to really appreciate everything SF had to offer. But, that's a whole other post for a whole other blog. Anyway... Meagan and Robbie had an intimately beautiful ceremony, together with their family and bridesmaids, and then a few days later, hosted their reception in Healdburg Wine Country.  

Robbie's family is from the East coast, and flew in for the festivities. Obviously, the wine was flowing, the sun was shinning, and the guests were having a lovely time. Bridey, I love how intimate and beautiful this wedding is. And, I also love that it was spaced out over the course of a few days. Then, Robbie got some real time with his family in-between all of the celebratory events. Enjoy! 

Meagan, you look beautiful! I LOVE your wedding dress, and your hair is sensational!
So, so, so cute!! 
A li'l fresh air before the ceremony...
Should we go in and do this?
I am in love with the bridesmaids dresses! Sequiny and lovely! And... totally something that would be worn again after the wedding!
Sexy.
Love a pic in the vineyards! And, Meagan, your makeup is fabulous!
Robbie, your black wedding band is super cool!
Such gorgeous scenery!
I could seriously walk away with that brie!
The colors and the ruffles... 
Thank you for sharing your elegant and lovely wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Brianna Noelle Photography
Event Venue: San Francisco City Hall
Reception: Healdsburg Wine Country

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Kristin & Erin... A Bit Little Country & A Little Bit Rock 'N Roll

Kristin and Erin are madly in love. OMG, I seriously LOVE writing that! Because that's how it should be, bridey! I mean... If you're not madly in love, then what's the point of all of this? Melissa, their talented photographer, mentioned that these two were totally and completely in love with each other, and it showed in the photographs. And you know what, bridey? You will not be disappointed. It's apparent that they are crazy about each other, and the photos really do prove it (and there is a ton of amazing DIY elements, and straight coolness too!!)!

They got married on a ranch outside of Loveland, Colorado. And, holy shit, just wait until you see the incredible view of the mountains, and the breathtaking rolling hills and countryside. Kristin and Erin love to camp, fish and ride horses together, so their venue is perfect. But, what I love the most? The mashup of both of their styles captured in their wedding. Don't let me spoil it... See for yourself! 
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.  
Um, totally lovin' the black accents to go with Kristin's Sottero and Midgley gown.
Here I am!!! Totally something I would do!
Melissa: While walking each of them out to the first look separately they both told me in the exact same words, "I think I'm going to throw up." They were so anxious being away from each other. The feeling clearly disappeared the second they saw each other, and their first look was one of the most emotional and beautiful I've ever captured.
Kristin's mom did all of the bouquets and Kristin added paper flowers made from pages of her favorite book, Harry Potter.
I love that all of the bridesmaids dresses are different.
That stunning entrance (to the ceremony) was made by Erin's grandmother. AND... Erin made the arch at the altar! Talented dude!
Erin... The look on your face. OMFG.
Vows!!!!!! Love it!
Such a beautiful shot with the mountains in the background.
If you know me at all, then you know that I am a HUGE fan of stripes. So, when I saw the striped linen? I immediately fell in love! (BTW, their table numbers were album covers from their favorite bands.)
FAB Adventure Time cake topper!
Kristin & Erin, thank you for sharing your lovely wedding wtih Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Melissa Sue Photography
Bakery: B Sweet Cupcakes
Hair Stylist: fixx hair studio
Event Venue: McC Ranch

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ An Unfussy, Super Classy, Completely Bitchless Wedding

Wanna know why I fucking love Sara? Because when Sara envisioned her wedding, she wanted an "unfussy" (my new fave word), stress free day with lavender accents + friends and family. Period. And, that's exactly what Sara and Chris' wedding day was all about. No fuss, no stress and surrounded by the people they love. Bridey, the cool thing? Their wedding definitely looked like they fussed over the details.

With it's beautiful soft colors, perfectly arranged garden chairs, manicured grounds and a modest elegance captured throughout the entire day, I'd certainly believe that there could have been some stress while planning. But, when you marry your favorite person in the world (which is clearly evident by the pics) the little things really don't matter. Enjoy!

WOW! The lace and beading on Sara's wedding dress is breathtaking.Totally love this pic! Still not quite sure what they're looking for though! You look quite dapper, Chris! Sara, you look like you're up to no good...The raw emotion encapsulated in this photograph just put me over the edge...Hell yeah!!!! We did it!I'm sure that the advice got better and better as the night wore on.I can't help it... This cake topper makes me laugh out loud.Such a pretty cake. I love the middle layer with the soft Swiss dots.Break it down!
Thank you for sharing your stunningly gorgeous wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Mathew Irving Photography
Cake Designer: Azucar Bakery
Reception Venue: Stonebrook Manor
Bridesmaid Dresses: The B Boutique
Dress Store: The Green Bride

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ There's No Kind of Love like Twitter Love...

Dar and Kerry? They met online. And, by online, I mean Twitter. Definitely not what you expected when I said that they met online. Right? Me either! And, here's another unexpected tid bit... Dar is short for Darlene (somehow, I didn't pick that up right away), and Kerry is a dude (didn't see that one coming either!). So, Dar retweeted something Kerry had tweeted, and then invited him out for coffee ASSUMING that Kerry was female! How fucking FAB is that??? Clearly, Dar was surprised by the man who showed up for coffee, but at the same time, thought he was adorable and smart. Talk about fate, right?? I mean... Holy shit! It doesn't get any fate-e-er (new word I just made up) than that!

But, outside of the kickass story of how Dar and Kerry met, their wedding was also pretty kickass! The first look was on LaSalle Street next to the church where they had their wedding ceremony, followed by a patio reception at the Douglas Park Fieldhouse, with passed signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres & a delicious buffet dinner. Love it! And, OMG! Bridey, don't miss the naked cake and FAB décor! Enjoy!
I love it when brides wear flowers in their hair.You had me at sunflower...Picture of a picture! She's like, "Am I doing it right? Is this okay?"Bourbon bottles and branches... Love this shot...W.O.W. This cake is gorgeous. And, it's completely naked!Thank you Dar and Kerry for sharing your story and wedding with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: True Grace Photography
Reception Venue: Douglas Park Fieldhouse
Floral Designer: FiftyFlowers.com
Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo Collection Chicago
Caterer: Jewell Events Catering

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Romantic, Rustic, and DIY Mountain Wedding

That picture looks like two models posing for a styled shoot, right? I know! But, it's totally not. Bree and Chad are a real couple, and this is a real wedding; it just happens to be fabulous! Tony, their photographer, said that these two were friends for quite some time before the relationship took a romantic turn, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why. Chad is a talented musician and silversmith & Bree is an artist, hair stylist, and a curator of beautiful things. Clearly, this B+G are totally 'team awesome', and positively bring out the best in each other (seriously... just look at the pics below!).

Bridey, there is no doubt that you will love this the details and aesthetics in Bree & Chad's wedding. There are absolutely stunning DIY deets for you to drool over (like fucking awesome dried flowers, signs, etc.), and dare I say the vibe is simply intoxicating? Enjoy!

See Bree’s wedding dress? It was her grandmother’s... LOVE IT! Just wait until you see her in it!Stunning and unique! Love the dried flowers!Proud mama....Chad's just hanging out, trying to be all chill...It might be her grandmother's dress, but it certainly looks like it was made for Bree! Right?Can we please talk about how great Bree's nails are? The dark polish with the vintage wedding dress is FAB!Wait, wait, wait... Chad, is that velvet! For real? I love you even more now!! STFU!!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Medieval, Roman Church, A Gorgeous Italian Countryside and a Stunning Wedding

I know... Right? Is this B+G not the sexiest couple you've ever seen? Seriously, check out Gaziella's wedding gown. Absolutely STUN NING! Gaziella and Paolo got married on a beautiful countryside just outside of Rome, Italy. The bride had always dreamed about her wedding day being on the countryside of Nepi (near Rome), and that is exactly what she and Paolo did! Bridey, this wedding is so magnificent that writing about it will hardly do justice to the beauty enclosed in this post.

If you are interested in an outdoor wedding with soft, yet beautiful colors, simple yet stunning décor and plenty of amore to go around, then scroll through these photographs and absorb some truly incredible inspiration! You don't have to get married in Italy to mimic this amazingness!! Although, why the hell not?!! Enjoy!
That wedding gown is damn sexy!Isn't he adorbs?!! That's Valerio, Gaziella & Paolo's son. Paolo: “With the birth of our son, I realized how much I loved her, and how much I wanted her to become my wife."Lovin' this action shot!! And that car? A MAZ ING!Gaziella: “Since I was a little girl I always dreamed about my wedding day in the countryside of Nepi, near Rome, the best place during the summertime!”These very special flower arrangements are made with moss, white naomi roses, alchemilla, green hydrangea and hazel brunch for the Medieval church “Castel Sant’Elia”. Paolo has sparkling eyes...WOW! What an incredible church! Flower petals and rice throwing! LOVE IT!You two really are a gorgeous couple!I mean... Could it get any more beautiful or romantic?

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 ~ A Bright, Botanical, Adorably Mushy, Colorado Wedding

Meet Pari and Gavin. They are the beautiful couple shown in the photograph above. I think it's quite fitting that Pari's tattoo says "so it goes" considering that according to their talented photographer, John Bosley, the B+G were super laid back and in love. In fact, I love what John wrote about Pari and Gavi so much, that I am going to let him take over. Bridey, you should be lucky enough to have one of your vendors describe you and your sig other like this. Because this is the whole reason behind the party.

"I feel like there’s a lot that I could say about Pari and Gavin. To say that they are crazy in love would be an understatement. To say that they are completely comfortable and adorable in front of the camera would be obvious. To say that they are two of the nicest people I’ve had the privilege of photographing would be the truth.Their wedding day has to be one of my favorites so far. Instead of weighing the day down with schedules and letting tradition control events, it was a light, carefree day full of smiles and laughter. Friends, family and good conversation took priority. Cakes got cut, toasts were made and bouquets got tossed, but tying it all together were the people who Pari and Gavin love most enjoying a beautiful day together."
I love how chill Pari is... Just sipping her coffee like it ain't no thing...That flower girl is beyond adorbs! And the flower crown? Priceless! Holy bright and gorgeous bouquet!Lots of foxes these days...So much better than the typical shoes I see with tuxedos!I think it's awesome that these girls are having fun!Can't you just hear Pari saying, "OMG! I'm getting married!"?WOW!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Green, Australian Wedding in a Trio of Teepees!!

If this pic looks somewhat familiar, you're not hallucinating. In May 2014, I posted a kickass real wedding with fox cake toppers and fox related called, 'The Fantastic Mr. & Mrs. Fox'. That B+G (Kate and John) loved foxes, and it's also their last name. And while this bride and groom, Laura and Ryan, won't be rockin' Mr. and Mrs. Fox, they do rock among the coolest fucking weddings ever! The details are spectacular (check out the invitations below!), and the teepee? OMG! AWESOME! Who gets married in a teepee? Laura and Ryan do!

As avid outdoor people, the ceremony was held in the heart of the Aussie bush while guests were serenaded with the lovely sounds of bellbirds that chimed in as the string trio played. I mean... Can you imagine? WOW! Laura said, "It was the most magical day of celebration surrounded by all the best things – the beauty of nature, our closest family and friends, great food and music and our love for each other." It really doesn't get much better than that, right? Right! Enjoy!

So so so cute and unique!WOW! That bouquet is absolutely mesmerizing!Creepy awesome.There's a black cat in this pic. LOVE!Laura... You are breathtaking! I love your dress and the birdcage veil!I love how Hilary Cam sets the scene.Clever.Such a cutie! And, I love her dress too!Let's get out of here for a bit...

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ From Microeconomics Class to an Amazing, Intimate, San Francisco Wedding

It all started in freshmen microeconomics class at Ohio University... And five years later? Dongli and Chengyuan are married in fabulous San Francisco! Their relationship took them across the country beginning in Ohio, then New York, and finally landing in California. 

Dongli's parents were visiting from China, and so that they could attend the wedding ceremony, she moved up the date. Because that's not stressful... OMG! Next year there will be a big reception in Napa Valley, although this reception seemed pretty fucking awesome to me! Bridey, just wait until you see the beautiful outdoor ceremony, stunning long supper table and incredible venue! I can only imagine what the larger reception will be like in Napa! Enjoy!!

Hell of a view of San Francisco!Um... Can we talk about how gorgeous this bouquet is? Holy shit!Looks like a fun group of maids and men!Love this pic...Stunning outdoor ceremony space! Awwwwww.....I am completely in awe of this stunning table! I LOVE the ghost chairs, the amazing flowers and lovely charger plates!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Horse-Riding Bride, a Beautiful Backyard & an Amazing Farm Wedding

Don't you just love how the sun brings out the red highlights in Renee's hair? What about her uniquely gorgeous wedding dress? Seriously thinking I may have a girl crush on Renee! I mean... who wouldn't? She's fabulous! Right? Anyway... Renee and Andy were married at Renee's parent's farm on a truly perfect day. Their wedding rocks such simple details, although when all of the deets come together, it looks and feels anything but simple. 

Bridey, I love how the bouquets were created using handpicked, local wildflowers. Totally goes with the wild feel of the day. But, one of my fave aspects of Renee and Andy's wedding day that I LOVE? The horse. Yup! The brown and white steed is gorgeous. Renee trots down the aisle, and I fucking love it!! So so so cool! That and the reception rocked live music by some of their closest friends and family, while the guests enjoyed an Indian feast! Bridey, you're going to love this wedding! Happy scrolling...

Love the wedding program... So informal yet intimate.Totally digging the wildflower bouquet!Renee's stunning wedding dress is one of a kind, and as cheesy as it sounds, every bride is one of a kind, so why not wear a dress that is one of a kind, like you? Right?Shut the front door... I love how they are looking at each other!Ewwwwww.... Boys!!! That look is priceless!!Um. Holy shit! I LOVE it!!

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Stunningly Sweet & Southern Farm Wedding

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!

Fantasy Friday ~ A Beautiful Hawaiian Wedding Filled with Bed Jumping, Lace and Joy!

When I see Brianna and Dan all dolled on their wedding day, I can't help but picture them in wet suits. In my head, they are the epitome surf Barbie and surf Ken. Each with long, beautiful golden hair, slight figures and radiant smiles; all they're missing is a surf board. But, I'm thinking that it probably wouldn't look right with a wedding dress, right? Especially the gorgeous gown Brianna is wearing like a glove. And it would be a shame for those sparkly Kate Spade shoes to be sinking in the sand... 

Anyway... See how Brianna is jumping on the bed in her dress? She is officially my hero. Seriously. Bridey, look at her face! Exuding nothing except pure happiness and joy... Just like you should be on your wedding day, right? Excited and happy! And, I would be too if I was marrying my surf soul mate on a perfect day, and had planned such and incredible wedding filled with fantastic décor and lovely details. So... get to it! Enjoy!!

I have decided to treat myself to this fucking FAB pair of Kate Spade shoes!Again, bridey, I want each of you to mimic Brianna on your wedding day. Look up! Look down! That's it!Hello handsome, Dan.First look pics definitely make my eyes well up...It really doesn't get more romantic, right?One more kiss before we walk down the aisle!WOW!Brianna, I want to be friends, okay?LOVE LOVE LOVE!Chalk board instead of escort cards... FAB! And, I love how each table is a flower instead of a number.I mean... Can we just talk about the lace tablecloths and stunning eyecandy?!!Brianna, Dan... I love the pics with you kissing! So emotional and passionate for each other!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Creatrix Photography
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals via Princess Brides
Hair Stylist: J Styles, Salon 808
Shoes: Kate Spade
Officiant: Pastor Luis Beltre
Band: Tahiti Rey
Floral Designer: designs by hemingway
Reception Venue: The Westin Moana Surfrider