9 Jan

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Perusing bride Hayley’s Pinterest wedding board, the words “classic” and “timeless” come to mind. Scrolling through the photos that Paige Jones sent our way, they couldn’t have translated those pins any better: creams and blush tones, hints of copper, and natural beauty surrounding them in every image. Hayley says their goal for the décor was to simply enhance the area’s natural beauty without distracting. Enhance it they did!

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Hayley’s darling bouquet: garden roses, astilbe, blushing bride proteas, scabiosa pods, olive branches

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

On their venue, San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA: The view of the mountains and gardens surrounding the venue are magical. Also the drive in through the field of olive trees and lavender bushes isn’t half bad either!

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Photog Paige Jones tells us, The lovely floral invites set the tone for a natural color pallet of soft pinks, greens and oranges, Even Hayley’s Monique Lhuillier dress had a hint of blush to the color. The florals by Honey & Poppies were breathtaking, and Bash Please curated some lovely elements throughout the day. 

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Their biggest wedding planning hurdle, c/o our bride…

The biggest hurdle was finding out after we had put a down payment on our first choice venue in Ojai that they lost their permit and we were back to square one. I was really bummed and frustrated to be on the hunt again because it had been so hard for us to decide the first time around. After this set back we decided on San Ysidro Ranch; our initial pick, but we had moved off the idea because it was going to be too expensive for our original guest count of 150. We made a really tough call to cut our list to limit only our aunts, uncles, first cousins and a small handful of our closest friends so we could make this venue work within our budget. In the process there were some hurt feelings and lots of hard phone calls to make, but I think everyone understood. So glad it worked out.

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

 

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Fun note: They met singer/songwriter Meiko at Hotel Café in Hollywood back in 2008 and had joked about her playing their first dance should they ever get married. Fast forward to their big day, where Meiko performed her songs “Stuck On You” and “Reasons To Love You”! So neat.

Congratulations!

Photographer: Paige Jones / Videographer: Austin Hendrix / Venue, Cake, & Catering: San Ysidro Ranch / Event Coordinator: Melissa Pearson & Sydney Norberg of Bash Please / Florist: Honey & Poppies / Hair & Makeup: Team Hair and Makeup / Invitations: Bash Please / Rentals: Found Rentals, Classic Rentals / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier Bliss Collection from Nordstrom Bridal / Shoes: Jimmy Choo Isabel  / Engagement & Wedding Rings: Custom Michael Barin Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo Annabelle in Mink Grey Long / Groomsmen Tuxedos: Vera Wang

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8 Jan

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Planning a destination wedding is tricky. Even more so if the two of you are from two different countries. Emilia is from Poland, Fernando is from Portugal, and they both reside in England. But three things made it possible: an 18-month engagement, amazing vendors like photog André Teixeira + wedding designer Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata and wedding coordinator José Santos of Colunata Eventos, and of course—the internet. Kudos on pulling it off so gorgeously!

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

The other half of the Brancoprata team, Sofia Ferreira, designed all of the flowers. They look amazing paired with our cheery bride, yes?

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

The ceremony venue was a simple decision: Fernando’s local church in Portugal, ideal for a wedding of 80.

As for the reception spot… We choose Colunata Eventos for the venue as it is a beautiful place in amazing scenery with great management and excellent costumer service provided by José Santos

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

The bride’s bouquet recipe: garden roses, astilbe, ruscus, craspedia, countryside flowers

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Aisle song: Wedding March by Richard Wagner played by musicians Manuela Machado, Raquel Fernandes, Eduardo Sousa
First dance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Cheers to the happy couple!

Photographer: André Teixeira of Brancoprata / Ceremony Venue: Igreja De Calvos, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal / Wedding Coordinator: José Santos of Colunata Eventos / Reception Venue & Caterer: Colunata de Eventos / Wedding and Floral Design & Styling: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata / Hair: Monica Araújo, Lina Cabeleireiros, Guimarães /Makeup: Bride / Invitations: Bride / Cake: Casa Das Natas, Braga, Portugal / Bride’s Dress: Anna Kara ‘Corriander’ from Anna Kara Saloon, Kraków, Poland / Shoes: Dune / Veil: Borrowed from Bride’s Sister / Headpiece: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata / Jewelry & Wedding Rings: Oficina do Outro, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal / Lipstick: MAC Sunny Seoul / Groom’s suit: Custom from Without Prejudice in London / Shoes: Dune / Watch: Tommy Hilfiger / Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Flower Girl Wreaths: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata

 
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7 Jan

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

Because Christel and Francois were so hands-on throughout the wedding planning (just about everything was DIY), it was easy to get lost in the details. On the verge of cutting out a few things in order to make it work, they realized something: their wedding should include everything they knew they’d regret not having been there. Five months and lots of DIY projects later, they had exactly what they dreamt of from the beginning—including Carolien and Ben Photography to capture all those handmade details…

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

All of the bridal bouquets featured ornamental cabbage—so unexpected!

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

The bride, on having a first look…

I read so many different blogs and articles about the ‘first look’, reasons for it and reasons against it. We knew we wanted to have a quick chat before the big day started but we didn’t want to actually see each other. Carolien & Ben arranged a very nice setting where we could talk without seeing each other, they took a few photos and gave us some privacy. We are best friends and want to share everything but obviously couldn’t be with each other during the morning of the big day so this was a perfect way of getting in that special time. We chatted about how the day went, how we felt about what was about to happen and how we want to remember that moment. We both felt so calm and ready afterwards. It was absolutely amazing!

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

The bridesmaids outfits were handcrafted, with the exception of those colorful Topshop socks.

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

C + F created the galvanized pipe coat hanger lamps, window + rope name placements, wooden table names, and all stationery. Christel’s mom made the tablecloths, guest blankets, buntings, and knitted the bridesmaid scarves. Her grandfather even crafted all the white paper used as confetti!

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

They got engaged on December 30th, took January to celebrate, and hit the ground running in February 2014 for a wedding in June. All the hard work definitely paid off from the looks of it! Congrats guys!

Photographer: Carolien and Ben Photography / Videographer MSM Productions / Venue: Poortjie Venue and Guest House / Florist: Lucretia Schabort / Bride’s Hair: Shear Style / Makeup: Beauty 4 You / Catering: Elsabe Cronje / Bar: Lenie Burgers / Bride’s Dress:  Modeca by Enzoani from Bridal Wardrobe / Jacket: Forever New / Shoes: Redemption Leather / Wedding Ring: Brescoe Diamonds / Groom’s Suit: Baldini / Shoes: Truworths / Groom’s Wedding Ring: Vena Amoris / Bridesmaid’s Outfits: Handmade / Groomsmen: Bride & Co.

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