6 May

Salt flat engagement shoot

If you’ve seen traditional engagement photos and aren’t really into posed shots, it makes sense that you’d plan to skip the whole thing. Then photogs like Ryan + Heidi from Forged in the North come along, and an engagement session becomes a can’t miss opportunity for a set of pics you’ll look back on forever (and brag about to everyone!). Dave + Heather felt that way, but once they heard this concept, they had to go for it—and were blown away by the result:

Salt flat engagement shoot

Salt flat engagement shoot

Ryan of Forged in the North explains…

There’s really nothing better than having newly engaged friends, with great taste, an appetite for adventure, and who are down to drive three hours into the middle of nowhere. Since we are so used to shooting in cities or dense natural environments, we really wanted to do this shoot out on salt flat to have a blank canvas kind of a feel. There’s sort of a beautiful juxtaposition of putting these warm spirited, vibrant people into this arid, unlivable climate. The color palette we went for was a split-complimentary (red, orange, blue) so we had Heather get a red/coral dress and Dave a Navy suit. The sunset gave us the most amazing soft light, which was perfect for backlighting the smoke bombs.

Salt flat engagement shoot

Salt flat engagement shoot

Salt flat engagement shoot

Salt flat engagement shoot

Smoke bomb engagement shoot

This dress is simply fabulous.

Smoke bomb engagement shoot

Salt flat engagement shoot

Salt flat engagement shoot

D + H say, Neither of us is particularly comfortable in front of the camera — it always feels a little awkward — but this experience was remarkably easy. We just followed their direction as they fired off frames. We were blown away by the final product. We’ve never looked better, and the location was magic. Ryan and Heidi absolutely crushed the shoot. We’re going to treasure the images for the rest of our lives. It’s a special thing knowing that when we’re old and grey, we’ll be able to show our children that there was a time when we looked really fantastic. (Pretty sure these two will always look fantastic, btw!)

Salt flat engagement shoot

Click here to view more from this shoot.

Congrats guys!

Photography & Styling: Forged in the North / Heather’s Dress: Laundry by Shelli Segal / Shoes: Steve Madden / Jewelry: Stella & Dot / Dave’s Shirt: J. Press / Suit: Tom James / Shoes: Hudson Shoes / Watch: Vintage Omega

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5 May

Sarah Seven wedding dress

All the unique spring color schemes popping up lately sure are impressive, don’t you think? (Yesterday’s modern Mexican ideas + these bohemian bouquets come to mind.) These black dresses Jessica Burke + Twigss Floral Studio decided on to channel traditional Spanish vibes definitely lend themselves to many accent color ideas, but once we saw the colors in the big bouquet Twigss whipped up, we knew they’d chosen an impeccable palette.

Black lace veil

Exotic bridal bouquet

(Amirite?!)

Black bridal shoes

Elegant wedding invitation

Black lace wedding dress

Addison of Twigss says, We did quite a bit of research on Spanish wedding traditions to make sure the shoot felt very true to the Spanish wedding culture. We are very interested in different cultures wedding traditions so this was a fun one for us. An old traditional Spanish wedding custom is for the bride to wear a black wedding gown which for a Catholic bride meant that she was committed to her marriage till death due them part.

Vintage rings

Spanish wedding inspiration

Spanish wedding decor

Spanish wedding decor

Spanish wedding inspiration

Spanish wedding inspiration

Black lace wedding dress

Black lace wedding dress

We also knew we wanted to incorporate a mantilla and peineta which are a floor length veil and large ornate comb for a really stunning and different beauty look. We used blooms that had pops of bright color to reflect the vibrant Spanish culture and chose to use a neutral and natural palette for the table settings.

Spanish wedding decor

Spanish wedding inspiration

Spanish wedding decor

Spanish wedding inspiration

Majorly feelin’ the chairs Seventh Heaven Vintage provided for the occasion.

Spanish wedding decor

Spanish wedding decor

Spanish wedding decor

Sarah Seven wedding dress

Sarah Seven wedding dress

Black lace veil

Gorgeous!

Traditional Spanish wedding | Photo by Jessica Burke | 100 Layer Cake

Of course, these photos could be inspiration for so many locations and seasons too.

Thanks to Jessica Burke + the team below for sharing their work with us.

Photographer: Jessica Burke / Location: Holman Ranch / Florist: Twigss Floral Studio / Workshop: Fullosophie’s Style Fete hosted with Jessica Burke + Twigss / Hair & Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty / Calligraphy: Bianca Mascorro / Catering: Wanderlust Catering / Vintage Rentals: Seventh Heaven Vintage / Linens: La Tavola / Ribbon: Silk & Willow / Welcome Box: Maika, Etta and Billie, & Union Street Paperie / Film Lab: Little Film Lab / Hair Comb & Ring: Cottage Jewel / Dresses: Sarah Seven & Stone Fox Bride from Loho Bride / Model: Veronica of Scout Model Agency

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5 May

You all saw our DIY bachelorette party survival kit on le blog yesterday, right? Seriously every product featured there: Major want. We recently teamed up with Freixenet Cava to style a wildly fun bachelorette party, and after the survival kit, the ideas kept flowing. So why stop there?

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

We enlisted Beijos Events to translate our concept, which started with doctoring up these already gorgeous bottles of bubbly with a little personalization. Gold calligraphy by Twinkle & Toast should do the trick, we think!

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

The variety of pinks sprinkled throughout worked so well with the black and gold of the Freixenet bottles, keeping the theme super playful. We envisioned a sophisticated yet beautifully chaotic environment, girls letting loose and celebrating their friend about to tie the knot.

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Such a fab way to catch up and chat before the night’s festivities!

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Time to whip out those survival kits…

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

Bachelorette party ideas with Freixenet |100 Layer Cake

If you haven’t sipped Freixenet before, a bachelorette party is the perfect time to try their Spanish Cava, (which after over 100 years is still completely harvested by hand). Or while testing out this yummy Sunset Mimosa recipe they created for us in the video by Audrey Alba Films below…

Sunset Mimosa

Ingredients:

3 ½ oz Freixenet Cava
5 cut strawberries
3 ½ oz orange juice
ice

Instructions:

Blend orange juice, ice, and strawberries until smooth
Pour Freixenet Cava into chilled flute
Pour in the fruit blend
Stir gently so as not to lose the bubbles
Garnish with a strawberry or orange slice

Yum! Thanks to Megan Welker and everyone below who helped us with this fun shoot. Head over to the Freixenet’s Pinterest to get inspired to sparkle on your wedding day.

Creative Direction: 100 Layer Cake / Photographer: Megan Welker / Videographer: Audrey Alba Films / Styling: Beijos Events / Flowers: Bloom Babes / Makeup: 1011 Makeup / Calligraphy: Twinkle & Toast / Tassel Garland, Chandelier, & Pinata: Studio Mucci / Graphics: Nic. Roc. Designs / Rentals: Witty Rentals / Balloons: Northstar Balloons / Tabletop: Hostess Haven / Pillows: Boho Pillow / Confetti: The Confetti Bar / Attire: Flynn Skye top & skirt, Flynn Skye Dress, & Jen’s Pirate Booty from Prism Boutique / Models: Leslie SchneiderNicole Wirtz, & Abigail Sterling

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of Freixenet. The opinions and text are ours.

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