“Take Two” with Nokia

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Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Hello Cakeies! I have to admit, being a blogger sometimes has some serious perks. Like when you get the chance to work with some of your favorite wedding vendors and play dress up all day long. So here’s the story. Nokia asked us to participate in their “Take Two” campaign. I jumped at the opportunity to have a second chance with my wedding (or at least parts of it). After blogging for almost 5 years and being married for 6, you better believe there are aspects of our wedding day that I wish I could redo. Not that I didn’t love our wedding because it *really* was the perfect day, but I see so many pretty dresses and decor every day that make me want to recreate that moment all over again. On our wedding day I remember saying, “In 5 years let’s come back to this very spot with all of our friends and family, and have a vow renewal.” Ha! Didn’t happen. You get so wrapped up in the moment, and all you want is to have that magical feeling again and again. Then, of course, you have kids or buy a home, and well, priorities change.

After thinking back to our Sayulita, Mexico wedding, Scott and I realized the one thing we really missed out on, was our wedding cake. Yep, we never had a wedding cake. No ceremonial cake cutting for us. We were both so laid back about the day, and ended up dancing the night away, not thinking about a cake. Now, having a “second chance”, we took our special little man, Liam, and created a magical little moment together…

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

white lace lovely bridal party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Since we started our new family blog, 100 Layer Cakelet, I’ve been dying to have family portraits of us taken. There are always so many inspiring shoots on there, and now I’m happy to have one of my little fam.

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

white lace lovely bridal party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Ahhh, let the cake cutting begin!!! There was a lot of anticipation built into this moment. I kind of did have little butterflies and the giddiness that you feel on your wedding day. While we were cutting the cake our little guy was tugging at my dress, saying, “cake mommy cake!” This little moment with him, made it all the more memorable. It all seemed new again.

After finally experiencing this tradition myself I can see why most all weddings have them. It’s the perfect moment to just slow down from all the hustle that comes with a wedding, and take in that you’re now married.

white lace lovely bridal party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Since we were going through the trouble of getting all dressed up and going through a second wardrobe change, we figured we should have a hot ride too! Our little man couldn’t have been more excited! This baby blue Cadi got quite the looks.

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

lovely bridal gold party dress | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding anniversary inspiration | photo by Annie McElwain | 100 Layer Cake

And these are some of the photos we snapped ourselves using the Nokia Lumia 1020…

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Thanks, Nokia for letting us have a “second chance” at our missed wedding moment. And, thanks to all the lovely couples that share their personal stories with us everyday. We really do gain so much inspiration from all of your heartfelt moments.

Now it’s your turn to win a “second chance” from Nokia!

Nokia is giving you the chance for a photo do over in their Take Two Photo Contest. Just submit your blurry, dark, or otherwise failed photo moment and you could win the chance to have Nokia recreate your epic moment again and this time capture it with the new 41 megapixel Lumia 1020 (that beauty you see us using above).

Deadline to enter is October 16th. *Entire contest details can be found here. Make sure to follow @NokiaUS on Twitter for more updates. Sounds fun, right? Much luck to all of you. We hope you get your second chance recreated! Enter the Nokia Take Two Photo Contest here or on their Facebook page here.

Photography: Annie McElwain / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Hair and makeup: Girl Meets Bongga / Linen: La Tavola / Champagne glasses: Anthropologie / Gold rimmed plates: West Elm / Gold forks: West Elm / Picnic basket and cutting board: A Sunny Afternoon /  Shanna Murray plates: West Elm / Tissue Garland: American Bridal

Jillian’s fashion: White dress Lovely Bridal / Gold dress: Lovely Bridal / Shoes : Anthropologie / Gold ring + necklace: Forever 21 / Hat: Anthropologie / Gold belt: Anthropologie
Scott’s fashion: Khaki pant:s H&M / Light blue shirt: JCrew / Floral pocket square: JCrew / Shoes: H&M / Dark denim shirt: H&M / Burgundy pants: H&M / Hat: Urban Outfitters

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chandra ~ oh lovely day on Oct 9, 2013

oh jilly, this is perfect! the golden hour light, the stunning photos from Annie McElwain, that wardrobe, the props, and the most adorable family - what's not to love? and that Liam is just a doll. and you and your hubby look HOT. xo

Rachelle {wiley valentine} on Oct 9, 2013

LOVE!! so gorgeous Jillian! xo R

Jillian on Oct 9, 2013

Thanks Chandra and Rachelle! This shoot was so special for so many reasons, and how nice that our little man could be apart of the process. Liam LOVED that blue cadi, and still talks about it.

Stephanie Godfrey on Oct 9, 2013

This is the sweetest shoot! And that champagne dress!! I loved it so much that I just ordered it to possibly wear as a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding.

Rebecca Hein on Oct 9, 2013

You two lovebirds are so adorable! You both look amazing!! And of course that goes for your sweet little handsome man Liam too! I love all of your photos so much!!

THea on Oct 9, 2013

What a gorgeous shoot Jillian!! Love getting to see you and your family looking so happy and dapper!

Jillian on Oct 9, 2013

@Stephanie You're going to love that dress! I could of worn it all night. And, you can't beat the price. Thanks so much! xx

Jillian on Oct 9, 2013

@Rebecca Hein + @THea Thank you so much! We'll treasure these photos forever. xx

Tania on Oct 9, 2013

Your pictures are amazing, I love, love, love them! This camera is now on my wish list for Christmas. Sincerely, Tania http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

Hawaii Wedding Planner on Oct 9, 2013

Great ideas! My favorite guest book ideas are the photo booth, thoughtful tree, and scroll ones :)

Hawaii Wedding Planner on Oct 9, 2013

Beautiful family. What lovely photos! Thanks for sharing :)

Simon Partridge on Oct 10, 2013

Beautiful!

meg on Oct 10, 2013

ADORABLE!!!! P.S. Love her heels!!! http://happinessiscreating.com/

Nicole Sutton on Oct 10, 2013

What an amazing shoot - your family is perfection. I got a little teary eyed I gotta say! Since I missed the wedding It's fun to share in these photos with you!!!!! xo

Merrill on Oct 13, 2013

Jillian these photos are absolutely adorable!!! What a great idea to recreate the moments that didn't get enough attention ;) You and your family are just beautiful...and love love love those dresses from Lovely! xo

Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke.com on Oct 16, 2013

so beautiful - the picnic ones are my favorite!

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