29 Jan

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

 

Bountiful closing sale

Big news today, lovelies. BIG. Especially if you live in our fair city of Angels. One of our very very favorite shops on Abbot Kinney, Bountiful, is closing and having a MAJOR sale to celebrate. After 20 years in the same spot, the owner Sue, has decided to pursue her design business full time. Which is AMAZING, though we’ll be terribly sad to see such a magical shop depart from our community.

That being said, we’re terribly thrilled to take advantage of the sale!

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Every. Single. Cake. Stand. will be $40 each. $40!!! No matter the size or color. Same goes for glass cake domes, crystal, china, and more. It is WAY worth a trip to Venice to browse Sue’s amazing collection.

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Cake stands | 100 Layer Cake

Could you die? We shot these photos a few years ago when we hosted a Bountiful Pop-Up shop, but the store is still just as lovely. We hope you’re able to stop by!

Bountiful
1335 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Call with questions: (310) 450-3620

 
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29 Jan

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

(Yeahhh, prepare to be wooed.)

All of the lovely wedding photography we swoon over here on 100lc is the result of the creatives who dedicate their time and energy to capturing a bride + groom in an honest, authentic, and beautiful light (often literally). When we took a peek at Shannon Von Eschen’s photos from the Erich McVey Workshop she attended, all that hard work and talent was evident. Lucky us, she spilled the deets of the workshop and her experience with us today.

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

In all honesty, I wasn’t a groupie of Erich McVey‘s. At first. I hadn’t even heard of him until a few close photographer friends raved about his workshop. I Googled his name and was suddenly smitten. I signed up with a close friend of mine, but found the journey to the workshop and the interactions with both Erich and his wife, Amy, a complete and utter joy. They were the most wonderful people in the world and the kindest, smartest, and most encouraging couple I’ve met. 

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

This workshop changed me in so many ways, namely because I learned to just jump in. I was debating on a name change, but they pushed me to do it. I was debating about committing to film, but they pushed me to do it. And I was worried about how I’d grow as an attendee shooting behind a “legend” at a workshop, but they pushed me forward, let me, let us all, shoot as much as we wanted and then, later, allowed us the privilege of sharing our photos with anyone and everyone who wants to see them! 

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Ashley Beyer has an absolute gift for floral design, yessir.

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Shalynne Imaging - Water

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Organic, natural Oregon wedding inspiration | Photo by Shannon Von Eschen | 100 Layer Cake

Getting to shoot alongside the talents of stylist extraordinaire Ginny Au was a dream come true. Ginny used the elements of the Earth to inspire all of our shoots and though it’s been hard to pick a favorite, I’d say this water shoot holds my heart. Her ability to portray visually the fluidity of water, but it’s all too common opposites of being both calm, yet fierce, graceful, yet strong, shallow, yet deep, and altogether a beautiful and necessary life giver had me inspiration-whelmed Yes, that. If anything, I hope my photos accurately portray this amazing team of talent–showing how beautiful their ideas and stories are in a still-frame.

They sure do! Thanks to Shannon and the team below who made this workshop and shoot happen!

Photographer: Shannon Von Eschen / Workshop: Erich McVey Workshop / Location: Smith Rock State Park / Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole / Flowers: Ashley Beyer assisted by Brenna Williams / Hair & Makeup / Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level / Gown: Rue de Seine ‘Chloe’ from The Dress Theory / Jewelry: Shop Bop / Ribbon: Froufrou Ribbon / Model: Jordyn Grae of Muse Models​ / Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique & Neve ​Albums / Photo Lab: PhotoVision / Film Sponsor: Fuji Film ​

 
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29 Jan

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Happy Thursday, cakies! Recently Jillian and Kristina took a little dual-family trip up to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort and couldn’t help but think of what a fantastic place it is for a wedding. (Check the ranch’s wedding gallery for a little taste.) So naturally blog pictures were in order! The venue has something for every couple, whether it’s outdoor excursions you fancy or a weekend full of relaxation. Or in this case, a spontaneous family adventure with the boys. Pop over to check out their family trip on Cakelet!

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Isn’t it crazy that all this is just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara? We’re not in SoCal anymore…

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

The cottages are all adorned with authentic Western decor + range from intimate studios to suites for families and larger parties, so there are lots of options for wedding accommodations. Notice the cozy porch to nestle up on? Perfection.

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

There’s horseback riding, fishing, and hiking all through the 10,000 acre (!!!) ranch, to name a few activities. Why not take a ride through the stunning trails alongside your beau…

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Don’t Scott and Jilly look too cute? So many photo ops!

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

You can imagine how wedding photos might turn out here.

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

Alisal Ranch wedding honeymoon | Photos by Scott Clark | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85416

A view to remember for sure! And as many inspiring outdoor adventures as there are, Alisal is up to its ears in luxe experiences too. Couples can treat themselves to wine and romance, spa treatments, and even fitness classes. It’d be a pretty amazing adventure for a wedding or honeymoon, in our humble opinions. Stay tuned for more family photos over on Cakelet! xoxo

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