We’re starting to see a trend of couples using rad restaurants as their wedding venue for both their ceremony and reception. It’s such a good idea that can help you save costs + enjoy the space of some very well designed spaces. Allison + Brandon have modern taste in general so they wanted their wedding to reflect that, plus be relaxing. Axis Café & Gallery set the modern tone with an industrial space and abstract art. For the decor itself, the flowers were the only pop of color in rich, vibrant jewel tones and incorporated florals not typically featured in wedding arrangements including green persimmons and striped leaves.
Chances are you’ve already accumulated all the fancy gadgets and kitchen appliances you need well before your ‘I Do’s’. Truth be told… those aren’t really the beautiful and unique gifts that make your home a home. That’s why we’re so excited to tell you about 7 Hopes United. They’ve reinvented the way we look at a wedding registry. Their registry gives you access to a wide variety of gifts that are not only stylish, but fair trade and eco-friendly as well. Seven Hopes United’s Fair Trade Gift Registry gives “gifts that give back” a whole new meaning.
Some of our favorite picks we found while doing a little shopping ourselves:
These are all pieces that are functional, give your home a more personalized touch, and your guests can feel great about buying them for you. If you are curious what other globally conscious couples are adding to their fair trade wedding registries, view a list of their top registry picks as a guide to create a gift registry you’ll love!
Not that you need any other reason to create your registry with 7 Hopes United, but they’re being extra generous with our 100 Layer Cake readers and giving a $25 gift certificate after your first gift is purchased when you mention that you heard about them through 100 Layer Cake!
We know there are lots of ways to do a wedding in Palm Springs. But it’s almost impossible to have a wedding in Palm Springs, at the Viceroy, and not have it be colorful. Kendra + Robb, being somewhat new to Southern California, meet up with Nicole of The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co. to design a wedding where the decor echoed the fun and vibrant feeling of Palm Springs. Yellows, pinks, oranges – they were set. All that was left to do was bring on a team of creatives to make it over the top gorgeous, starting with photographer Annie McElwain.
Paper goods were created by the fabulous ladies of Posh Paperie. Their invites had two different patterns- a multi-colored chevron and multi-colored bubbles. Both patterns were used throughout the wedding.
The Winter/Spring 2013 issue of Pacific Weddings has got one of the most inspiring shoots gracing its pages thanks to the work of some creative folks. It’s sultry, full of details that evoke romance… we just can’t get enough. Photographer Stephanie Williams traveled to Mediterranean style resort, Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs to capture some of the most dream-worthy wedding gowns in one of the most alluring wedding destinations. You’re about to fall in love.
This Claire Pettibone embroidered beauty is making us melt to our knees. Stunning.
The LA lovin’ that’s happening in today’s wedding might have you considering a move to sunny California. Lindsey + Aaron’s wedding has all the makings of a true California experience. Palm trees, a view of the Pacific Ocean, a white hot dance floor (literally), and a stunning blend of modern patterns in a sunset color scheme. The list of amazing vendors involved in making this Cali wedding superb is too long to list, so just keep reading to see for yourself!
The Bel-Air Bay Club is quintessential California. We knew we wanted an open-air view, and searched up and down the entire Southern California coast before we found BABC. It is rarely listed on wedding vendor sites, but I happen to find it inadvertently looking at a photographer’s portfolio. We went to visit the venue and instantly fell in love. It was perfect. Although it was more than we originally hoped to spend on a venue, we had to make it work. It was our splurge.
From Jesi: Lindsey really loves modern Jonathan Adler style decor, so Carissa from JL Designs really killed it to create a tablescape that reflected that. White chiavari chairs went amazingly with the white dance floor, and worked great to really understate the fact that we were in a ballroom. The retro print linens from Latavola were key in us achieving our modern, yet sunset vibe. As far as the master behind the homemade jams and jam jars, that’s all Aaron’s aunt, Jan Bail. She flew them out all the way from Chicago! They served as dual purpose favors/seat assignments with a cute little note, “Jam Over to Your Seat” to tie it all in.
Pitbulls and Posies thought of the brilliant play on words with using Lindsey and Aaron’s first name initials to create the “I love LA” slogan. Now, to think of all the different play on words you could make with your initials…
Then came the dancing. Their first dance song was a special one. They danced to Ray LaMontagne’s, You Are the Best Thing – which also played when Aaron proposed! Listen to it here: