20 Apr

To me there’s nothing quite as lovely as a pile of vintage books. I adore decorating with their muted, aged colors. The palette is both vintage and decidedly modern all at once. For today’s centerpiece I used two vintage hardcover books I found at the Melrose Place Flea Market last week. I chose these titles […]

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19 Apr

Hello there! Kelly here from succulentLOVE and yes, please design. I am super thrilled to spend the week with you. Let’s get acquainted. You: super fabulous 100 Layer Cake reader. Me: Purveyor of all things lovely. As a floral designer and event/paper goods designer I am a sucker for the pretty things in life. I […]

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16 Apr

We have a lovely wedding for you all today…Amy of Eat Drink Chic sent us over photos of her surprise wedding. We do love surprises! Their guests arrived at their “engagement party” only to hear of their wedding to follow. Imagine the excitement! Amy wore her mother’s 30 year old floral dress that she wore for […]

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16 Apr

As you all know, we’re shamelessly in love with Alee & Press. Amanda sent over some recent custom work they’ve done. As always it’s pretty amazing. Bookmark save-the-date, blind embossed invite, gorgeous typography. It’s perfecto. And the envelopes were addressed in white calligraphy. Melanie and Sky‘s invite was based on the Esme collection and customized […]

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15 Apr

When I see gorgeous floral arrangements and tablescapes like these, the designer side of me must stop and study all the perfect little details of the whole table set up. I’ve been itching to try my hand at floral design and prop styling…and I think that a dinner table makes a perfect canvas. Lately, I […]

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14 Apr

I made a bunch of mini-version of this candle as guest gifts for a bride’s small and intimate bridal shower. Who wouldn’t enjoy a fragrant and homemade gift such as these? This DIY candle project is a bit more time consuming and it’s best to do batches at a time. If you’ve never made candles […]

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13 Apr

Today, I’d like to share with you a fun + tasty DIY project that guests will LOVE. I did something similar to this for a summer wedding last year and it was a huge hit! Here is what you’ll need: - small jars with attached lid - cotton twill ribbon or any 1/2″ thick ribbon […]

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12 Apr

Hi there! This is Sarah from Truly Smitten and I am so thrilled to be a part of 100 Layer Cake for this week. Here’s a little something about me: I am a graphic designer and have my own wedding + custom design studio, Truly Smitten, which I launched back in 2007 after quitting my […]

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9 Apr

This seems like the perfect way to end a beautiful week. It’s about time to start planning those camping excursions and how great would it be if your camp was perfectly styled and you always looked so fresh and lovely whilst hiking in the woods. This vintage campy engagement session was photographed & styled by […]

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9 Apr

Lanie of Lovely Bridal and Jillian had a booth at the NY Mag Event this past Wednesday where they raffled off a free wedding dress and custom color board. Today we’d like to announce that Caroline is our winner! Thanks so much to Saipua for supplying the flowers, Dig in Brooklyn for loaning out the […]

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