Happy Monday, lovely readers! Boy do we have a gift for you! It’s been a big year over here at 100 Layer Cake and we’re so thankful for all your amazing support. We’ve noticed over the year that our color “inspiration binder” boards have been a tinsy bit popular across the world wide web. So as our gift to you, we’d love to create a custom color board for 3 lucky soon-to-be brides. All you have to do is post a comment here (by Friday) with your mega creative wedding theme idea and we’ll pick the theme that inspires us the most. Good luck! We can’t wait to read your ideas!
Festive EAT, DRINK & BE MARRIED limited edition print! By Orange Beautiful
Holiday sweets table and florals, by yes, please
Very inspiring “Where the Wild Things Are” bachelorette themed party, by a BUNCH of talented ladies and published in Utterly Engaged
Invitation set based on the Penguin book series, by Greenwich Press
Why shouldn’t you have a custom invitation made for your 70th Birthday? Invite by Minna Design
Check out the Jan issue of BRIDES mag on stands now. We’re honored to be listed on their top 10 bridal blog list! Congrats to the other inspiring bloggers!
Have a nice weekend everyone!
Two words: Llama farm.
How many weddings include a herd of llamas? Kay, we’re focusing on the wrong thing, but we didn’t want that little detail to go unnoticed. Tanessa and Sheldon were married in a little wooden church in Cloverdale, British Columbia. And then had their reception at The Barn on The Mountain in Abbotsford. It is a stunning barn if we do say so ourselves. On 40 acres with huge wooden doors open to look over the entire valley, anyone who’s planning to get married up that way should most definitely check it out.
This wedding just feels so true and so heartfelt. Of course all the weddings we feature are heartfelt, but something about the tiny wooden-walled church, crammed full of close friends and family makes you sit down and pay attention.
Tanessa made her hairpiece and her mom made her veil. Her grandmother made apple pies for the reception and Sheldon’s sister Jaylene and cousin Jody arranged the flowers they purchased from a local dahlia farm.
And now if this isn’t the most epic DIY project ever, not sure what is… Tanessa (with the help of her friend Monica) designed the programs to look like a classic novel. She spent months collecting old novels and used their covers to bind the programs. Such a beautiful idea!
So in love with this intimate photo of their ceremony. They had a bunch of friends serve as musicians and everyone sang old gospel songs that Tanessa and Sheldon chose. Amazing.
Llamas!!! (Or maybe alpacas? We don’t know the difference).
They decorated their reception tables with old books and antique picture frames filled with black and white photos of their family heritage.
So pretty, you two! The sentiment really comes through. And those programs are unbelievable. Congratulations!!!
Photography: James Moes (you can see lots more photos on his blog) / Ceremony venue: Historic Christ Church / Reception venue: The Barn on The Mountain / Catering: Savoury Chef / Band: The Sumner Brothers
This pretty wedding came from our friend and 100LC reader Sarah, who actually found her amazing photographer through our little blog. NEAT!!! Sarah and her hubs Vincent live in LA (where Vincent is the killer chef/owner of Animal), but had their wedding at Sarah’s family home on Long Island. As she says, having the wedding at home was a ton of work, but way worth it for the intimacy and memories they’ll have forever.
Now let’s see them photos…
Congrats Sarah and Vincent! And for LA readers, definitely check out Animal. It’s tres delish.
Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis / Venue: Family home / Dress: Carolina Herrera / Hair piece: (made from vintage paper flowers) A Little Vintage, Beverly Hills / Suit: John Varvatos / Invitations & Paper: Bridget Williams of BDUB and the bride / Coordination: Kimberlee Bendeck / Catering: Prune Restaurant, NYC / Floral Design: StoneKelly / Lighting: Levy Lighting / DJ: Jonathan Jacobs, The Vintage DJ / Bluegrass Trio: Marc Silver / Tent: Starr Tents