Tented Wedding

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Rocky Mountain, Rustically Beautiful, Tented Colorado Wedding

When I heard the story of how Gloria and Maggie met, I immediately pictured them in a movie. Why? Well, outside of their cinema looks, their story is pretty awesome. You see, they originally met in 2006, stayed in touch, but didn't really get together until 2013! Seven years later! I know, right? It's like they knew that if they were to get together any sooner, then perhaps it wouldn't have resulted with this STUN NING Colorado wedding! Seriously, I know that if I met my hus any sooner, we definitely wouldn't have dated! See what I mean? Total movie material!

Anyway... Gloria and Maggie's wedding is truly spectacular. Aside from the mountain views, the thoughtful décor and the sheer joy and excitement, the deets have me in wedding planning glory. I love everything about the tablescape and the food!! So go... Get inspired, and enjoy this wedding as much as I did!
Love the sunflowers!!
Dying over the socks and boots under the wedding dress!
Meanwhile, down the road... Another bride gets dressed in her wedding gown.
I love the raw emotion captured in this photograph.
Let's go get married!
Love the ceremony program! And, I love how it doubles as a fan!
Holy shit! Look at the backdrop! It almost looks fake!
Oh yeah!!!
Such a FAB pick!
Bring it!!
I love how each napkin is a different pattern!
Simple and elegant. 
Cheers!!!
Fuck yeah!!!!!!
Thank you Gloria and Maggie for sharing your beautiful wedding with Bitchless Bride!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Katie Keighin Photography
DJ: Another Brother Production
Equipment Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals
Hair Stylist: Comb Goddess
Specialty Foods: Divino
Second Shooter: Erika Overholt Photography
Event Venue: Midnight Ranch
Caterer: Rex's Catering

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 Truly Beautiful, Tented and Fabulous, Australian Wedding

OMG. Is that a field of lilacs? Probably not, because lilacs don't grow in fields, but whatever they are, they're purple and gorgeous, and so are the B+G, Lauren and Chris (well, the B+G are not purple, but... You know what I mean!). Bridey, I wish I attended this wedding. Not only was it in Australia, a country I haven't visited, but every single detail is dazzling! Like, jaw-droppingly gorgeous. When you see the tent, bridey, you literally won't know which end is up. Look up, and you'll gaze at the dangling flowers cascading from the "ceiling". Look down, and you'll see a beautiful, soft palette of magnificent flowers.

Lauren and Chris clearly worked with an incredibly talented group of vendors focused on bringing their dream to life. Bridey, if you hire the right vendors, and trust them, then your wedding will be amazing too! So, enjoy this stunner, and go get some inspiration!
Lovin' everything about this bouquet...
Seriously? These bridesmaids are stunning. Like, it's almost not fair!! Dammmmmnnnnn, girls!
Hi Chris. You're handsome.
The décor for the ceremony is so elegant and beautiful.
Love the way the B+G are beaming!! 
Again... Such a lovely looking bridal party! 
Love this shot...
I'm seriously such a sucker for how couples look at each other... But, I mean... Aspire to that, bridey!
Holy.Shit. with the fucking incredible décor.
WOW! Amazing... 
The upside-down bouquets are so awesome!
GORGE!

FAB dessert table! I want to dive right in!!!
True story. Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with Bitchless Bride!!!

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Blumenthal Photography
Venue: Sault Restaurant
Event Styling & Planning: A Lavish Affair
Wedding Gown: Suzanna Harwood
Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang
Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw
Cake: Cake Face
Invitations & Stationary: Adorn Wedding Invitations

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 ~ Totally Exquisite Deets, Amazing Food and a FAB Couple

For once in my life, I am going to let somebody else do the talking. I know! Shocking, right? But, when you have a bride who was totally a Bitchless Bride during her planning and on her wedding day, why not let her tell you how she did it, right? Makes sense to me! Bridey, when you scroll down and see the fucking gorgeous details encapsulated in this wedding... OMG!!! From Maddie's absolutely angelic wedding dress to the sensational decor, amazing food and meticulously beautiful wedding cake, you will definitely question how the hell Maddie was so calm. 

Pepper, from Pepper Nix Photography, asked Maddie quite a few fantastic questions, and I am obsessed with her responses. So, without further adieu, I encourage you to scroll down and absorb as many amazing details from Maddie and Gray's wedding as you possibly can. But, don't forget to take the lead from Maddie, because she ROCKS!

That bouquet is unbelievable! 
Did you do a First Look before the ceremony? We did have a first look and we are REALLY happy we did! We've been to weddings before where after the ceremony, you have to sit and wait for a long time to see the bride and groom, and we didn't want people to have to do that, nor did we want our family/friends who were in the wedding party to miss an hour of our wedding night for photos! We wanted everyone to all be there celebrating right after we said "I do". 
Holy smokes batman! That is one HELL of a dress! Maddie, that dress was MADE for you!
It was really amazing to have a few minutes before we saw anyone else to really just focus on each other, for me to show him my dress :), which I was really excited about, and to just connect and really understand how monumental what we were about to do was. We're both really glad we did it! We got married and immediately got to celebrate!
Where was the ceremony held and why? In the West Family's backyard. First we wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same place so guests didn't have to navigate to two locations. We chose my parents' backyard because not only is it special to us, but my mom has created an amazing garden and it perfectly fit the low-key but romantic vibe we were looking for. We wanted to be able to have guests in bare feet if they wanted, but really be able to do what we wanted with the decor without having it be too much. The backyard venue really let us do that. Also my parents have this incredible gazebo in the back that is totally covered in wisteria and other vines that perfectly fit with what we wanted for an earthy, romantic wedding.

Wedding programs? Our wedding programs were designed by Adrienne Berry at Dingbat Press. We wanted an organic, ivy-like motif and she designed a beautiful program!

I love how they are totally crying... Sniff sniff...

Any advice you have for future brides? I think the most important thing is to hire good vendors and let them do what they are good at! That way, you don't have to worry about the details on your wedding day so you can relax and enjoy your own party! (Um... Can I get a HELL YEAH?!!!!!!)
Talk to me about the decor! We really focused on the feeling of the event. We wanted it to feel subtle, soft, romantic, but still have some fun glitz. I knew we wanted some kind of installation wall at the back of the tent, preferably wood, to ground the whole thing and really set the mood. We wanted rustic, but not burlap or hay….more earthy and romantic… more of an old vineyard or winery kind of rustic. 
Food!: Appetizers ~ Apples with Utah "Barely Buzzed" Beehive Cheese, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Coconut Shrimp, Eggplant Ribbon Skewers with Tomato and Ricotta, Asian Beef Skewers. Reception ~ Miso-Glazed Salmon, Forbidden Black Rice Salad, Pork Loin, Grilled Summer Vegetables

Fantasy Friday ~ A Hawaiian Wedding Paradise

As I sit at my desk eating M&Ms like somebody is going to take them away from me, surrounded by files for upcoming weddings and blasting Pandora, I find myself daydreaming about Amy and Billy’s wedding. Seriously, there is so much I have to do (and should be doing NOW instead of later), but all I can think about is how captivating these photographs are that I had to stop what I was doing and write about it this second! I mean, there are so many unique details which Amy and Billy did themselves that I could totally cry. And maybe I want to cry because I wish had it in me to grow (and not kill) succulents and make the pots like they did, or because the lace heart in the Amy’s wedding dress was from her mother's dress, or maybe I’m just feeling emotional… But, whatever the case may be, it’s clear that this is an extremely special wedding.

Amy and Billy are special education teachers with hearts of gold. Outside of how FAB they are, the details are pretty kickass!! From the elegant outdoor ceremony, to the extraordinary tented reception and all of cool particulars in-between, there is so much eye candy that I want to fucking eat it! True story… Anyway, bridey, I’ll stop gushing so that you can start scrolling and filling up on some serious inspiration.

What an absolutely stunning gown!!I love love love this ring shot. Billy's ring is super unique too!The first look pics get me every time!The lace around the bouquet is also from her mom's wedding dress...STUN NING. So simple and so stunning...Anybody need to cool off before the ceremony?

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Rustic, Tented, Coffee and Wine Lovin' California Wedding

I feel like you, brideys, are going to absolutely swoon over the details of this wedding. (Yes, I said, "swoon"get over it...) There is so much to look at, and so much to love about Kayte and Jason's wedding, that I really won't waste a lot of time typing. The only thing I will say is that I could totally see this wedding (particularly this photograph) gracing magazine covers around the world. Right? A beautiful bride... sorry, more like a beautiful couple, a stunning dress and a bright and colorful merry-go-round. All of the elements, which make up a FAB inspirational shoot, no? But, this is no shoot it's real life. And it's AWESOME!

So, get ready to drool, bridey, as you scroll down the page because this is such a well executed, well thought out, and fun-filled wedding that you won't want to leave. Enjoy!

OMG! Is this not the BEST looking group of girls? Holy shit! Wowza!Absolutely OB SESSED with Kayte's gown. OBSESSED! I mean, the dress alone is amazing, but the embellishments? WOW!Again... GORGEOUS girls, amazing bride and a cool ass backdrop!I am busting over Jason's white tux! They are a damn fine looking couple.I mean... Kayte, you are an insanely beautiful bride. Oh, and Jason, you're quite dapper.