Styled Shoot

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

Fantasy Friday ~ An Extravagant, Super Glitzy, Truly Stunning Styled Shoot

This striking styled shoot captures the elegance and opulence of an enchanting winter wedding, (yes, I know it's supposedly spring), but, you know what? I don't care! It's so fabulous and so glamorous, and frankly, it feels like fucking winter on the East coast, so why not post a GORGEOUS shoot to inspire my winter brides?!! Right? Anyway, this really is delicious. It's succulent and juicy, and easy on the eyes. And, OMG! Just wait until you see that stunning Ysa Makino wedding dress up close. You're totally going to freak!

Bridey, if you can incorporate any of these details into your wedding, it will be superb! Perhaps you'd like to have the amazing dessert bar with the monogrammed cookies, or a glitterly wedding cake, or even the shimmrey wedding dress... Whatever it may be, bridey, this shoot really is something to behold! Enjoy!
I love the black and white invites!
One day (and probably soon), I am going to own those shoes!
Um. WOW!
So beautiful... Don't worry... There's more!!
So glittery and gold! LOVE IT!
Like... STFU with the dress... Right? I LOVE everything about it! I want to wear it right now!
Even the cake is sparkling at us!
The rose on the top of the cake is perfect finishing touch!
Gimme! Gimme!
OMG! So happy to share this truly amazing styled shoot on Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: B. Jones Photography//Equipment Rentals: AA Party Rentals//Floral Designer: Bella Fiori//Makeup Artist: Bridal Beauty Styling//Model: Fashion by Anita//Favors and Gifts: Flour Dusted Countertops//Hair Stylist: Hair By Leah Noel//Jewelry: Heidi Hull Designs//Event Planner: Manette Gracie Events//Dress Store: MeaMarie Bridal Atelier//Invitation Designer: Robinson Paperie//Equipment Rentals: Snohomish Rental Co//Apparel: The Black Tux//Reception Venue: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel//Cinema and Video: Traveling Light Pictures

Fantasy Friday ~ A Totally FAB, Industrial Glam Styled Shoot

If I were to look inward, I would definitely see a few themes coursing through my veins. One, I am totally in a Kate Spade place. My biz card holder is KS and says "let's do lunch", (they didn't have one that said, "let's do booze"), I have been rockin' some serious KS accessories, and I've been dancing around in some glittery KS shoes. And, including this fucking KICK ASS Kate Spade, industrial glam shoot, this is my second KS themed something posted in the last week... The other theme? I'm homesick for Chicago. Seriously, this month alone, I have posted three Chicago weddings. Perhaps it's because I am drawn to the beauty of the city or maybe it's coincidence, but either way... That's what's going on with me.

Anyway, there is so much color, and texture and pure electricity captured this shoot that I really won't be able to give it justice unless I shut up and let you start scrolling. I can't even tell you my favorite aspect of these pics because every.single.photograph is sensational. I mean, bridey... Talk about inspiration! Enjoy this one because it's FABULOUS!WOW! These invitations are from Wedding Paper Divas! Love the stripes!!
Can I get an OMFG? WOW! Oh my fucking God! The dress, the shoes, the textures! OH MY!
I cannot get over this bouquet! So gorgeous!
Again with the stripes! SO awesome! And, I love the cumberbund!!!
I seriously don't know who's prettier!
I love the rawness of the space combined with elegance of the chairs...
STUN NING table! LOVE the gold cloth!! And the pink! And the MR. & MRS. I just love the whole thing!
I am a stripes fanatic (you should see my closet, probably just like Kate Spade!), and the table runner is so amazing!!

Fantasy Friday ~ A French Inspired Styled Shoot with an Adorable Dollface Persian Cat

Are you totally DY ING over those hot pink hydrangea arrangements? The gold chargers and flatware? OMG! Right? Well, it only gets better, bridey. This styled shoot is so fabulous, it will absolutely leave you begging for more! True story. (Sounds dirty, but I swear it's not a boudoir shoot!!) However, if you're a fan of anything sparkly and basically awesome, then go pour yourself some prosecco, turn on some indie rock and indulge! Seriously, there are sequins, tutus, gold, hot pink and a fucking dollface Persian cat for Gods sake! How could you not??

Anyway, bridey, if you are lucky enough to incorporate any of these details into your wedding, then you're my fucking hero. Especially, if you are somehow able to dress up a dollface Persian cat and have her walk down the aisle! I mean, who needs dogs when you have a cat?? 
Yes, that dress is for a little girl, but I'd totally rock it, and own it baby!
Sequins and stunning bouquets. What else do we need? Nothing!!
LOVE the hand painted table and the mismatched, overstuffed chairs! The bench is a nice touch too!
A tented, shabby chic chandelier is like the icing on the cake for me.
Stunning.
The escort cards were DIY garden pots with forks to hold each card... WOW!
Yes please!!
That's Pillsbury, and she's gorgeous!
Cutest pic ever!! And, can we talk about that tutu? Holy shit!!!
I'm freezing right now, but I wouldn't turn down that pink lemonade martini! Right???
Cheers! Thank you for sharing this kickass styled shoot with Bitchless Bride!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Andie Freeman Photography
Event Venue: Bear Creek Manor
Caterer: Crave Ables
Makeup Artist: Elijana Cosmetics
Cake Designer: Karen's Sweet Confections
Favors & Gifts: Kate Aspen
Dress Designers: Mac DuggalMinuet
Event Planner & Invitation Designer: Southern Sophistication Designs
Beauty: Tella to You

Fantasy Friday ~ A Badass Halloween-Inspired Styled Shoot

I love this shoot. I love this shoot for all of the stunning details, the gothic vibe, the "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil" inspiration, and because of the model groom, Brandon Flowers. Just kidding! But, I swear to God this guy looks so much like him, that I about fell over when I saw the pics for the first time. What, bridey? You don't know who he is? WTF!? He's the lead singer of The Killers! Duh... I LOVE The Killers! Anyway... This styled shoot is damn magnificent. It's badass. It's borderline creepy (in an awesome way of course!).

Bridey, if you're looking to rock something different than a white wedding (um, just wait until you see the black wedding cake!), then allow yourself to get lost in this pile of inspiration, "dripping with decadent details and tons of vivacious color"! Yeah, totally had to steal that line from photographer, April Amodeo! Enjoy this masterpiece you are about to embark on, bridey, brought to you by an incredible group of vendors. I totally did!

Check out this groom, and now go Google image pics of Brandon Flowers."The bride was adorned in a sumptuous headpiece with hand-sculpted red satin roses and black lace-covered fans sparkling with Swarovski Crystals."That cake is absolutely phenomenal! I'm completely obessed with it!Stunning and vibrant!Fuck me, that's an amazing bouquet. I love all of the different texture elements here... The design of the linen, the sparkle of the charger plates, the voluptuous flowers...OMG. Is that a watermelon?A MAZ ING. A FUCK ING MAZ ING!!! Love this shot.Thank you for sharing this badass shoot with Bitchless Bride!! LOVE IT!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: April AMODEO PHOTOGRAPHY
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle
Dress Store: Celebration Bridal
Equipment Rentals: Country Road Vintage Rentals
Design & Décor: Creative Occasions
Floral Designer: Creative Occasions Events, Flowers
Veils & Headpieces: Every Girl A Goddess
Jewelry: Sandra Eileen Designs
Event Venue: The Trivium Estate
Models: Audrey Hinchey and Ryan Linkous
Model Coordinator & Style Assistant: The Perfect Fairytale
Tuxedos: Celebration Bridal
Cake: La Bella Torte
Jewelry: Todd's Jewelry (Todd Ratcliff) 

Fantasy Friday ~ A New Orleans Vibe Styled Shoot Rockin' Voodoo Elements, Fabulous Décor & Stunning Gowns

This shoot? It's super cool. It's fantastically awesome. It's insanely creative. Bridey, I know I say this a lot, but I am OB SES SED with this styled shoot. Like, I can't stop looking at the photographs, and I could hardly wait to share it with you! There is so much eye candy and inspiration encapsulated in this New Orleans inspired shoot that to say you will be left wanting more, would be a tremendous understatement. Therefore, I am cutting myself short so that you can get to the good stuff, and become as obsessed with this enchanting shoot as I am.

Such a beautiful table and cool menus!Love the beads, but the jewels? Fucking AWES!!OMG!! Totally love these cookies! I would kill to see these on a dessert station at an actual wedding!!I mean... The China, the décor and the cookies! WOW!Pecan pie... One of the first things I learned how to make in culinary school. Looks delish!Seriously? That's one hell of a bouquet!Dapper looking group. Love the bridesmaids dresses!One of my fave pics ever! I love the green nail polish. I love the dresses. I love the flowers.

Fantasy Friday ~ Sip-Sip Hooray! A Fabulous, Glamorous, Same Sex, Styled Bridal Shower Shoot

I fucking love this styled shoot, bridey! Like, LOVE IT! Not only is there a ton of inspiration for you to feed off of, but it just goes to show you what a group of talented wedding vendors can do when they collaborate without boundaries (the boundaries sometimes being, you, bridey). When Laura Dee of Laura Dee Photography submitted this, she said that, “The idea behind this shoot was, "If Carrie Bradshaw married Charlotte York, how would that all look?" Well, I think they nailed it! It’s super glam, super fabulous and super kickass.

Seriously, there are so many things I love about this shoot, but if I had to name a few, I would mention that I am totally OB SESSED with the build-your-own cocktail bar! I mean, the moonshine will definitely knock you on your ass, but who cares! When you have some awesome food to go with it (just wait until you see the GORGE cakes!), what’s a ‘lil moonshine… Right? That's what I always say... Also, sequined backdrop for the photo booth definitely got my attention! This entire shoot can be easily incorporated into modernly FAB wedding or shower. So, go enjoy this one… I sure did!

Awwww.... That's tater tot, the one eyed pug. Um, yeah... You know my obsession with cake, and these are fucking awesome!Sip-sip hooray!!!! Love this idea! Love the bright menus!This is an incredible shot. I mean... It's so fucking amazing!Everybody is having such a great time. Well, I'm guessing the moonshine had a little to do with that...So cute!Bhaaaaa.... That's hilarious!Thank you for sharing Laura!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Laura Dee Photography
Cake Designer: A Little Imagination Cakes
Invitation Designer: AvantGarde Design
Dress Stores: Bliss Bridal CT & Julie Allen Bridals
Floral Designer: Datura: a Modern Garden
Event Planner: ESTOccasions
Event Designer: General Eclectic Rentals
Specialty Foods: Onyx Moonshine
Makeup Artist: The Beauty Bar
Jewelry: theNOTCH jewelry

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

"Real" Wedding Wednesday ~ A Little Romance, A Little Elegance and Very Little Drama

The talented group of vendors that created this stunning styled shoot said that their inspiration was "romantic elegance". And holy shit did they achieve it!! But, my inspiration? Stunning photographs minus the drama. I wanted to show you a glimpse of what hiring amazing vendors (and trusting their ability) can do for your wedding, bridey, but I didn't feel like the drama today. Because this planner needs a break from the reality of wedding planning even if it is for just one post... I need a break from discussing wedding budgets, complicated family dynamics and overbearing MOBs (mother of the bride). I need a break from being needed. And, I bet I'm not alone. Your vendors probably could use a break too...

That's why I decided to show you a cool ass styled shoot rather than a real wedding today. I wanted some eye candy without the side of hysteria. I wanted to see and share pretty pictures without being involved emotionally. I wanted to show you what a group of amazing vendors can do without limitations and micro management. So, bridey, I invite you to breathe in these gorgeous pics, let go of the drama in your life (even if it's for just a bit), enjoy the creativity of these imaginative vendors and be inspired!
I swear, this royal blue is sparkling! I am OBSESSED with the tree! Look down...
The royal blue linen, the pattered accoutrements and even a striking table number. Oh my!
I love the glittery ribbon around the base of the centerpiece.
I didn't expect the rustic garden chairs, but I love how they complete the look!
Holy shit with the cake. Need some close-ups? Look down...

Fantasy Friday ~ A Spooky, Beautiful Halloween Themed 10th Anniversary Rock the Dress Session

Seriously, how fucked up are those baby heads? Right? Fucked, but awesome... I love this shoot. I think it's cool and deranged all at the same time. This shoot was a collaboration between Michelle & Matthew, who wanted to have a Halloween themed 10th Anniversary Rock the Dress session, and Laura (of Gathered Events, LLC) and Kim (of Kim Truelove Photography) who were the brainchildren behind this fabulously unique, styled shoot. You know, my ten year anniversary is next month (crazy, but true), and maybe, I'll just have to reach out to Kim and Laura to put together a fabulously fucked shoot for me too...

Kim says it perfectly: "In the gorgeous woods behind the historic Highland Manor in Apopka, FL, we created this Halloween-styled scene pulling inspiration from antique gothic décor and the always creative, Tim Burton. We wanted to create a scene that was lush and beautiful, with a gothic and creepy twist. We called it “Living meets the Dead…” 

Kim: "These fresh blooms, paired with unexpected elements like animal skins and skulls, helped us create the beautiful and spooky scene."I am OBSESSED with these roses. OB SESS ED!!!Vintage baby doll heads... STRANGE.Holy shit with the skull! OMG. OMG. OMG. That bitch is so spooky!Love the bouquet and the striped ribbon!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Kim Truelove Photography
Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Event Designer: Gathered Events, LLC
Event Venue: The Highland Manor

Fantasy Friday ~ A Glamorous Styled Shoot That'll Make You Hungry for More!

I literally drooled over this one, brideys. I mean... The sweet table is so delectable that I actually had to go get myself a damn fancy cupcake (okay, two) in preparation of this post so that I could make it through without raiding my kitchen. Yeah... I have cupcake issues. The sweet table together with the stunning wedding gowns and sexy bridesmaid dress (yup... you read that correctly... S E X Y BRIDESMAID DRESS) makes this styled shoot the perfect mix of delicious and hot. Totally my kind of show... 

Annie Chang from L'Estelle Photography said that the, "aim is high fashion, with a destination feel. The location is a unique rocky landscape at a beach, located within Whytecliff Park, in West Vancouver, BC, and is perfect for our concept. We used soft bridal colors, like pastel pink and white, with darker colors like purple and black, to produce a more dramatic and fashion theme." 

Fucking sexy and soft all at the same time!Could you just die over this mermaid gown? LOVE the asymmetrical sweetheart neckline, and ruffled skirt...Bridey, don't you totally want to be her right now?!!Holy shit with the black orchids! Wow!H.O.L.Y.L'Estelle PhotographyThe pastry, invitation, and floral designers worked together to make our concept come to life.

Fantasy Friday ~ A Damn Fine 70s Inspired Rock & Roll Photo Shoot

This styled 70s shoot is an inspirational buffet of awesomeness. Seriously, when I saw these photographs, I immediately wanted to stop what I was doing (oh wait... I did...) and dive head first into this sea of the 70s, but with a modern twist. Bridey, there is so much kickass inspiration here, that there is no way you won't walk away with a pile of ideas, even if your wedding is nowhere near this kind of glam. I am completely obsessed with the deep, sensual color palette and all of the fun little enhancements these peeps used to tie it all together.

Not too mention that the lighting in these photographs is sensational. Bridey, I've said it a million times, lighting has the power to change everything! So, use it! These photographs are not only so well executed, but they seem to glow, and that's because of the lighting. Soooo... Enough out of me! Go soak up the fucking brilliance of this shoot.

Whoa.Hey girl...These colors! The crispness of the photographs! The imagination!! I mean... I'm gonna start crying it's so good...Time for a little making out.This a gorgeous, naked wedding cake. No frills. No embellishments. Just well done. 

Fantasy Friday ~ A Cajun, Louisianian, Nautical Inspired Bridal Shower Shoot

If this styled shoot doesn't give you some colossal inspiration, bridey, then I'm afraid you're screwed. Just kidding, but seriously, this shoot is so awesomely bright and fabulous that it is sure to inspire even the uninspirable! If nothing else, it will totally brighten your day! Perfect for a Friday, right? You see, when a group of fabulous vendors get together and aren't bound by limitations, this is the shit they come up with; unabashed, bold and kickass events (or styled shoots)!

Not only is this is a fantastic idea for a lovely bridal shower, but these elements incorporated into your wedding day would certainly add some serious heat! Aggressive colors with amazing decor would definitely get people talking. Want to stand out, bridey? Then STAND OUT! Be bold! Don't know how? Then scroll down! Enjoy!

Amazing place setting! I love the place card. I love the wine glass. I love EVERYTHING about this!Great idea for message in a bottle!You know me and my love for cake... And this one is no exception. Simple and elegant.
Don't you want to be there? I totally do!! And if you look down, you'll DEFINITELY want to be there!Oysters anybody? If you have an oyster bar at your wedding, I'd say you'd be pretty popular!I love this shoot! I feel super inspired! I feel super happy! If nothing else, I'm super thirsty definitely craving a cocktail.

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Sweet Lovely
Makeup Artist: Ashley Sievert Beauty
Equipment Rentals: Event Rentals
Invitation Designer: Fiore Creative
Lighting: Firefly Ambiance
Dress Store: Haus 131
Other: Mrs. Vintage
Hair Stylist: Nicole Pigeon
Floral Designer: Poppy & Mint Floral Company
Event Planner: Southern Charm Weddings
Other: Sweet Lovely Weddings
Cake Designer: The Royal Bakery

Fantasy Friday ~ A Passion for Purple... A Deliciously Decadent Styled Shoot

In case you didn’t know, purple is the color of good judgment (I know! Right??), and as it turns out, radiant orchid is the Pantone wedding color for 2014. How cool is that?? So bridey, if you’re incorporating purple into your wedding day, then clearly you have some seriously fantastic judgment! Recognizing that a purple color palette is a fantastic way to express oneself, some splendidly creative and talented wedding vendors teamed up with a cool venue in Dover, Massachusetts, The Connors Center, and rocked this radiant orchid palette so hard that I can hardly stand it! When I was done picking up jaw off of my desk, I immediately jumped at the chance to share this shoot with you. (Psst! Hey Boston brideys! Look to your right... Bitchless Bride is coming to Boston!)

Bridey, there is so much to look at in this post, that I am about two shakes away from freaking out! I mean from the grounds of The Connors Center, to vases of allium and viburnum on the place card table, to the remarkable Indian inspired linen, to the bride’s STUNNING bouquet to the awesome purple wedding cake with a big-ass antique gold flower… OMG, the list goes on and on! Like, there’s even a purple wedding dress with a freaking tutu and then a costume change into a gorgeous white wedding gown. And the fact that I am jealous of the flower girl’s dress might mean that there is something truly wrong with me. Anyway, I think I am officially write/rambling, so I will let you get to it! Scroll away! Enjoy this one! Um, I think it’s clear that I did. Seriously, I think I need a cold shower…

Holy moly! Look at this place! Hi. I need this dress. That's all.Lovely costume change! And the grounds of The Connors Center are perfect for a wedding!I cannot get over the amazing florals in this shoot! Absolutely incredible!I mean... I can't... The gold tutu, the purple shoes and the overall cuteness is going to throw me over the edge.Hypnotiq is one badass drink... Look it up. I bet it's delicious with Prosecco. Definitely a "dazzler"!

Fantasy Friday ~ A Gorgeous, Rustic, Boho Styled Wedding Shoot

Bridey, if you’re looking for inspiration, look no further! Seriously, there are oodles of inspiration in this rustic, boho shoot. OODLES! These pics are absolutely drool worthy, and every now and again, it’s nice for me to step down from the soapbox that is The Truth Hurts Tuesday, and even take a break from Real Wedding Wednesday and linger over the amazingly inspirational possibilities of a styled shoot brought to me by some seriously creative peeps in the industry.

If you’re looking for some simple, yet beautiful styling ideas for your wedding, just scroll down. Jacqueline Marie Studios incorporated rich florals, vintage props and even a pink signature drink with a kiwi garnish. Super awesome, right? I mean, kiwi is rather delicious and you never see it in a cocktail, let alone at a wedding! Perhaps you want to rock a stunning headpiece as you make your way down the aisle? Then replicate the handmade floral wreath below. Personally? I am dying over that dress! Lace is not usually my thing (and neither is a form fitting gown due to my voluptuous ass), but I find myself loving the lace, the shape and the cut. And, don’t even get me started on the cake!!! Hell yeah! Enjoy this one, bridey. I did!Um... A MAZ ING. I love everything about this pic. Her hair, the headpiece and her beautiful long neck.Hi kiwi. You look quite lovely in a pink cocktail. Would make for a great signature drink!Such a fantastic chandelier!

Fantasy Friday ~ Cupcakes, Cowboy Boots and Carats

This is truly a Fantasy Friday... I mean, this entire shoot is based on a dream the photographer had! I know, right? And it's one hell of a dream, brideys! Scroll down, and read more from the "horses mouth":

Maegan Hay Imaging: "Andy & Sara's fictious nuptials come on the coattails of a dream I had in which I photographed this brilliant, elegant equestrian wedding. As a horse person I have always wanted to photograph an equine inclusive wedding, and in my dream, the wedding was the perfect combination of rustic chic (that we've all seen a million times...) and modern elegance. Kayleen's ghost pumpkins, flowers and tablescape were the perfect mix of the two styles, and combined with CLIS's simple cupcakes and Tawny and Tuesday's downhome cooking, the table was, simply put, a vision.

Photographed on a rare and unseasonably sunny Washington day, the late afternoon fall sunlight blessed us with perfect colors and sunflare that made for very minimal post processing for me. And lastly, Andy & Sara (who are real life love birds) sizzled with emotion in front of the camera and reflected in their eyes is a love for a each other even more breathtaking than the $10k sparkler that was on loan from Borthwick Jewelers in Ferndale, WA. All vendors (including Anderson Bean and Coastal Farm and Ranch) generously provided their goods and services for free in return for collaborating on this shoot. It simply couldn't have been a more perfect day, and it was, quite literally, a dream come true for this humble photographer."Such a lovely table...

Yummmmmm....I mean, it's a beautiful horse, but holy shit! Would you look at that ring?!!! Need a closer look? Then look down!!!Wowza!