6 Aug

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

After seeing today’s inspiration shoot, we’re totally on the off-white dress train. With the striking style of those late 70s black onyx rings as their muse, Heather Cook Elliott Photography + Tailored Engagements whipped up a shoot that reimagines this season’s most unique bridal trends—from sequined tablescapes to floral wall hangings and a hippie-chic bridesmaid dress + big jewels.

Heather says, We wanted to style a shoot for the new vintage bride that loves the sheerness of lace but not lace itself, the shimmer of sequins but not bling exactly, the romance of a crown with out wearing a tiara, the detail of handmade items but not thrift stores, and her coffee with a little gold, or rather, honey.

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

A little vintage, a little French…

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Jeweled, lace Badgley Mischkas for the bride’s big day? Mhmmm.

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Statement jewels done oh so right.

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Elegant, romantic calligraphy by Paper EnvyLooping calligraphy is carried through to the place cards that sit atop the hand-painted polka dot plates on gold chargers (that are just a tiny bit 80s) and all together they create a stack of layered loveliness. And layers are what this shoot is all about – like honey sweetened coffee layered with creamy milk and foam the details are all multi-faceted, a little surprising and always sweet.

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

My love… My life.

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Honestly, why aren’t coffee bars in more weddings?!

Onyx and honey wedding ideas | Photo by Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76584

Wonderful shoot, everyone!

Photographer: Heather Cook Elliott Photography / Venue: The Box / Stylist & Planner: Tailored Engagements / Florals: Marius Bell / Paper goods: Paper Envy / Espresso Bar: Roast Coffee Company / Dinner Plate: Anna Weatherly / Dessert Plate: Jung Lee / Dinnerware: Design Within Reach / Charger & Napkins: BBJ / Tablecloth: Mylk & Honey / Chairs: Tablescapes Chicago / Bar Cart: Wild Orchid / Favors: Vintage / Bride’s Dress: Watters Jacinda from Bliss / Headband: Watters by Thomas Knoell from Bliss / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Bracelets: BHLDN / Groom’s Fashion: Harley’s For Men / Bridesmaid’s Dress: BCBG / Bridesmaid’s Necklace: Erickson Beamon via Rent the Runway

 
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6 Aug

WToo Brides by Watters weddding dress | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

You know how some people work better under a deadline? These two had a 5-month engagement, and the short timeframe meant putting an emphasis on the important things, like gathering their loved ones and creating an intimate space to say ‘I do’. Jessie says it was better that way because they had to focus on the bigger picture, and trust that the details would work out (they did).

Thanks to J. Bird Photography for the romantic photos below.

Intimate backyard reception |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Peony and rose bridal bouquet |  Florals by Bricolage Curated Florals | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard wedding |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

WToo Brides by Watters weddding dress | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Green boutonnières |  Florals by Bricolage Curated Florals | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard wedding |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

WToo Brides by Watters weddding dress | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

The bride, on their 75-person nouveau romantic wedding…

It was incredibly intimate, and everything was designed with community in mind. We are very community-oriented, and that was reflected in our wedding We just wanted to celebrate this marriage with all of the people who have loved and supported us and our story. It was about getting everyone together in the same place for the first, and probably last, time. It was ideal – a joyful and intimate environment that fostered good conversation. We were full just watching everyone share a meal together. It was about those moments.

Peony and rose bridal bouquet |  Florals by Bricolage Curated Florals | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard wedding ceremony | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard wedding ceremony | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard wedding ceremony | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Stunning!

Intimate backyard wedding ceremony | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Cream bridesmaid dresses | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate Backyard Wedding Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Flowers on flowers from BricolageCamellia, pink ranunculus, white veronica, cafe au lait dahlia, majolica spray rose, peach orchid, dark hellebores, antike garden rose, yellow garden rose, rex begonia, lady slipper orchid, eucalyptus, plumosa fern, rabbit foot fern, bay leaf, Italian ruscus, jasmine vine

Simple green bridesmaid bouquet |  Florals by Bricolage Curated Florals | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard wedding ceremony | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard wedding ceremony | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

WToo Brides by Watters weddding dress | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate Backyard Wedding Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Cream bridesmaid dresses | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

WToo Brides by Watters weddding dress | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Pink garden roses |  Florals by Bricolage Curated Florals | Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard reception |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

The wedding was a group effort by J + T’s closest friends + fam—from their friends’ home as a venue and a family-style dinner.

Intimate backyard reception |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard reception |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard reception |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard reception |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Intimate backyard reception |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Layered white wedding cake |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Tommy’s mom whipped up two desserts, one being this traditional Norwegian cake.

White and floral wedding cake |  Photo by J Bird Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76549

Jessie says, Even the shortest engagement feels like ages when you’re ready to be married to your person. Less time takes away the possibility of indecisiveness and truly helps you to stay focused on what actually needs to be done and what you truly want. You don’t have time to stress about napkin rings or small details, but they still come together. Shorter engagements bring out an incredibly creative side of people.

Congrats you guys!

Photographer: J. Bird Photography / Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Private Residence in Austin, TX / Event Coordinator & Rentals: Head & Hands Design / Florist: Bricolage Curated Florals / Hair: Robin Primeau / Makeup: The bridesmaids / Invitation designer: Katie Allcorn /Cake: Groom’s Mother / Catering: 2 Kings / Ceremony Musician: Emily Wolfe / Chair & Table Rentals: Premiere Events / Bride’s Dress: WToo Brides by Watters from Serendipity Bridal / Shoes: Farylrobin / Veil: Unbridaled / Engagement Ring: Hoover’s Jewelry (Groom’s Design) / Wedding Bands: Bride’s Mother & Grandmother / Necklace: Custom by Moulton / Earrings: Bride’s Grandmother’s / Garter: From bride’s grandmother’s dress + mother’s suit / Bride’s Lipstick: MAC Hug Me / Groom’s Fashion: Bonobos / Shoes: Sebago / Groom’s Wedding Band: Custom by Moulton / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groomsmen Shirts: Nordstrom / Groomsmen Pants: Bonobos

 
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5 Aug

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Can you name one person that doesn’t love a Moroccan theme? Bold colors, complex patterns, intriguing design elements, elegant touches of gold… Srsly, what’s not to love?! With planning, design + florals by Hint of Chic and some impressive eats by Haute Catering, we’re not sure whether we want to switch out our own home décor or grab a bite to eat first…

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Gold sequin details are a perfect match for these florals, don’t ya think?

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

shop-this-look-3

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Sogno del Fiore, a wine country wedding venue in the Santa Ynez Valley, provided such a lovely backdrop for the day.

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

A few blooms here and there…

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

See what we mean by ‘feast’?!

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Moroccan themed party inspiration | Photo by Ashley Taylor Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76507

Hungry yet?

Thanks to Ashleigh Taylor Photography + the team below for the delish ideas!

Photographer: Ashleigh Taylor Photography / Venue: Sogno del Fiore / Event Planning & Design + Floral Design: Hint of Chic / Invitations: JP Stationery / Hair & Makeup: Page Berse of Absolutely Fabulous Glamour Studio / Catering: Haute Catering

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