6 Jul

Balloon wedding portrait

From what we’ve learned about interior designer + architect Johanna + Michael, we think they’re pretty cool: From Italy, they chose two gorgy Palm Springs venues, the lush and intimate Casa de Monte Vista + Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs (the only accessible John Lautner property in the world). And they took their 21 guests on a three-day tour of their fave SoCal spots—Santa Monica, Stahl House, rehearsal dinner at Birba Palm Springs—to truly experience the area. See, pretty cool. Thanks to Birds of a Feather for proving it with the photos!

Palm springs wedding venue

Succulent and hydrangea bridal bouquet

Palm springs wedding venue

Palm Springs wedding portrait

Palm Springs wedding venue

On choosing venues…

Ceremony: When you walk through the main gate you enter paradise. Knowing that Joe does nearly everything by himself you can feel his love and passion for the place. The combination of the lush garden and the setting of his casitas and the main house offers many intimate areas for different functions. This makes it the perfect place for smaller weddings like ours and also for big ones. You never feel lost and you always have the sensation of being at home. This is one of the main reasons we have chosen it.

Reception: Iconic architecture, desert style, mountain views, stunning sunsets and the freedom to create your own tailor-made event made it the perfect place for our reception. As architect and designer we fell in love with the only accessible John Lautner property worldwide and we adore how Tracy and Ryan (the owners) brought it back to life after being abandoned for many years. 

Tory Burch silver wedding shoes

Palm Springs wedding venue

Groom portrait

Palm Springs wedding portrait

Family portraits

The whole crew!

Succulent and hydrangea bridal bouquet

Floral wedding arch

Palm Springs wedding reception tablescape

Summer cocktail

Palm Springs wedding food

Wedding appetizers

A party catered by Room Forty is a party indeed.

Succulent escort card display

White balloon portrait

Place setting

Palm Springs wedding tables cape

Sparkler cake

White wedding cake

These two pulled the whole thing off from Europe, visiting Palm Springs only once mid-planning, and with the help of My Little Flower Shop day of. Can you believe it? Michael says, All, really all the involved parties were helpful, highly professional, on time, precise, loved our ideas and helped us to create an unforgettable wedding.Our main goal was to share our love and to make it for our guests and us a memorable, relaxed day full of harmony. We would do it again in the exact same way we did it and we’ll never forget what all the involved persons did for us to make it our best day ever!


You can see more in our gallery.

Photography: Birds of a Feather / Ceremony Venue: Casa de Monte Vista / Getting Ready & Reception Venue: Hotel Lautner / Flowers: & Day-of Coordination: My Little Flower Shop / Hair & Makeup: Ally & Courtney of J. Russell! The Salon / Paper Goods: Groom, Michael of Architect and Friends / Cake & Sweets: Roman Blas of Over the Rainbow Cupcakes / Italian Confetti: Al Confetto (Brought to California) / Catering: Room Forty / Rentals: Yeah! Rentals / Ceremony Band: Two T’Suite / Reception Band: Woodie and the Longboards / Officiant: Pastor Richard Cadieux / Location: Locations 760 / Rehearsal Dinner: Birba / Bride’s Dress: Kite and Butterfly in LA / Shoes: Tory Burch / Rings: Michele Gaddi / Clutch: Clare V in Santa Monica / Perfume: Byredo / Groom’s Suit: Burberry / Shoes: Prada / Shirt: Briams / Handkerchief: Roda / Perfume: Tom Ford / Bridesmaid: Marc Cain / Flower Girl: Jacadi Paris

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3 Jul

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

Let’s kick off the weekend by admiring this gem from Zoom Theory, k? Cake & Punch actually whipped up this gay wedding shoot (at none other than The Saguaro) *right* at the close of Pride month last week, just after the news of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality broke out (and filled our hearts/the internet with joy). So many people in the gay community plan, style, and photograph weddings for others. Having their own unions legally recognized is an incredible step forward! This act is important for so many reasons and today we’re beside ourselves to just celebrate l-o-v-e with a set of cheerful neon wedding ideas. What else, right?!

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

A little background, via Cake & Punch:

Our stylized shoots are a representation of our dreams and passions. Love and equality are both things we feel extremely passionate about, which is why we were over the moon when the legalization of gay marriage, happened just two days before this already scheduled shoot! Planning the biggest day of a couple’s life is something we do not take lightly! We put our hearts into each wedding we produce to ensure the planning process is smooth and enjoyable for everyone involved. Justin & Calvin, our real life couple of 4 years, were touched as they had a sneak peek to what their real wedding day might be like. We all celebrated their love and this historic milestone at the most appropriate place imaginable, an actual mid-century technicolor RAINBOW hotel!

Dahlia boutonnière

Neon wedding invitations

Neon art, if you ask us. Pirouette Paper is a real talent.

Modern neon wedding decor

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs wedding ceremony

Bright floral centerpiece

Side note: If you love these bright florals, might want to check out these other bouquets.

Modern neon wedding decor

Modern wedding portraits

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

Take us there now, pleaseandthankyou.

Flamingo party decor

Neon cactus planter

Modern neon wedding decor

Bright floral centerpiece

Neon cactus planter

Our couples and their love for one another inspire every wedding we do, which makes each wedding unique, beautiful, and personal to their love story. The vibrantly colorful Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs definitely set the tone for this playfully stylized shoot celebrating love and equality for all. Justin and Calvin’s bright and cheerful union helped influence the colorful and modern elements in this neon inspired gay wedding.

Neon wedding cake

Neon flamingo cookies

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs wedding ceremony marshmallow pops

Neon modern dessert table

If you’re gonna have a neon cake, better top it with a neon flamingo.

Neon cake topper

Thanks to Zoom Theory + the team below for sharing their special shoot with us. Here’s to many more beautiful celebrations! Click here to see more neon wedding & party ideas >>

Photography: Zoom Theory / Venue & Furniture: The Saguaro / Wedding Planners & Event Design: Cake & Punch / Florals: The Bloom of Time / Invitations & Calligraphy: Pirouette Paper / Cake & Desserts: All That Frost / DIY & Dessert Table Design: Zoe La Mona / Pool Floats: FUNBOY / Wedding Rings: Inta Gems & Diamonds / Production Team: Chris Monteath / Models: Justin Pease & Calvin Radsick

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3 Jul

Well cakies, 4th of July is tomorrow. And you know how much we love a good party. Love, love, love a good party. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t open to penciling in just a few more festivities last minute to make the day that much better. Holidays only roll around so often, you know. Peruse our fave ideas below and let us know which will be making an appearance at your bash this year.

4th of July party ideas | 100 Layer Cake

1. Floral cocktail
2. Berry popsicle
3. Balloon picnic decor
4. Berry naked cake
5. Red, white, and blue snow cones
6. Patriotic berry and cheese platter
7. Sparkler s’mores 
8. Beachside Fourth of July picnic
9. Berry cocktail
10. Fourth of July party cake

Might try one of those cocktail recipes tonight… You know, just to see if they’re a good fit.

Happy 4th of July from all of us at 100LC!

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