24 Apr

Ruche bridesmaid dresses | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Would you believe us if we told you that Lauren + Daniel only hired a total of two vendors for their beautiful fall wedding? Mmhmm, it’s true. These two picked up Shannen Natasha Weddings for the photos and Urban Pie for the meal, and then called upon their loved ones to handle the stationery, florals, hair & makeup, calligraphy, and cake.

Fall bouquet | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Lauren’s soft, organic bouquet recipe: English lavender, anemones, olive branches, ranunculus, and roses.

Anemone boutonniere | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall bouquet | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Ruche bridesmaid dresses | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall wedding invitations | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

What an invitation suite!

Anemone bouquet | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Lauren says, Our wedding was an expression of God’s grace in our lives and we wanted to create a forest getaway for our family and friends to enjoy. We depended on the outdoors to decorate for us, and used soft, cool colors to complement wood textures we brought in and the greenery that surrounded the venue.

Anemone bouquet | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Marquee wedding signage | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Daniel is a designer and also a carpenter, and as a surprise for the wedding he built a huge letter R to represent our last name. It was made from pallet wood and he added lights so that it could be used at our reception. I was so surprised, and it now has a perfect home on our back porch.

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Chalk signage | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Escort cards | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Escort cards | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Donut bar | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

Fall California wedding | photo by Shannen Natasha Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71772

What a truly lovely day. Congrats Lauren + Daniel!

Photographer: Shannen Natasha Weddings / Venue: The Homestead in Beaumont, CA / Hair & Makeup: Bride & maid of honor / Flowers: Bridesmaids & friends / Invitation Designer: Kayla Adams (bridesmaid) / Calligraphy & Chalkboard Signage: Groom’s aunt / Cake: Friend / Catering: Urban Pie / Bride’s Dress: Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom / Headband: Anthropologie / Veil: Borrowed / Groom’s Suit: All Saints / Shoes: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche

 
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24 Apr

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Bottoms up, cakies! Joielala, The Hostess Haven, and Please & Thank You are back again with another Mad Men-inspired beverage for you to sip while watching this week’s episode. Because whether you’re hosting a viewing party or curling up on the couch in your jammies, we fully support having a vintage cocktail in hand. This week, it’s the Brandy Alexander. We can totes imagine Betty or Megan whipping one of these up along with a tray of deviled eggs or a pot of fondue. But on the off chance that you’re not a Mad Men watcher, it would make a yummy signature cocktail at your wedding too!

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Brandy Alexander:
- cognac
- crème de cacao
- cream
- grated nutmeg

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Mad Men cocktail party ideas | Cocktail by Please and Thank You | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Cheers!

P.S. Make sure to check out these Mai Tai and Old Fashioned recipes too.

Photographer: Joielala / Styling: The Hostess Haven / Location: Private Residence of Jora Vess / Food: The Vetted Table / Cocktails: Please & Thank You / Wardrobe: Butch Wax Vintage

 
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23 Apr

By the time you read this Scott, Liam and I will be jet setting off to Jamaica to enjoy our first big family adventure! Yeah, we’re pretty excited… We’ll be staying at  Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels, Goldeneye, and Round Hill Hotel & Villa. We’re really looking forward to gazing at the bright blue water, sipping on fruity cocktails, splashing around with our son, and learning more about the Jamaican culture. Oh, and, breaking away for a little me-time at the spa. But before I head off, I wanted to share a few of my favorite items that I’ve packed for our trip. If you’re a fellow mom, you can also click on over to 100 Layer Cakelet to see what I’m packing for our little guy.

Jamaica honeymoon style picks | 100 Layer Cake

1. Lolli Tada one-piece swimsuit / 2. Tortoise sunglasses / 3. Straw hat / 4 . Shell necklace / 5. Zara palm trousers / 6. Forever 21 triangle bikini top / 7. Coclico sandals / 8. Tapestry striped dress 

We’re trying out Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s Just Married Pass, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Honeymooners, definitely check it out!

Off we go! You can follow our adventures on Instagram at @jilly100lc and @100_layercake .

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