26 Mar

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Like lots of couples, these lovebirds were on a budget. (We feel ya, Brandon + Abby.) But that didn’t stop them from having the wedding of their dreams. These two embraced every opportunity to come up with creative yet thrifty ways to give their big day the playful vintage vibe they desired (including crafting their hearts out for weeks before the wedding and letting their loved ones pitch in too). T&C Photographie was there to capture all the sweet moments and DIY details.

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DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Abby saved some major cash by picking up all the flowers at Whole Foods and a local farmers market. They have a rustic, wildflower vibe and cost a fraction of the price of most wedding flowers.

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Embroidery hoop escort cards | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Abby + Brandon’s invitation invited guests to “a casual, colorful, urban-rustic, jubilant celebration of New Creation. Crying discouraged. Tacos included.” Love that!

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

Vintage wedding dress | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

DIY Chicago wedding | Photo by T and C Photographie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70516

That just took DIY to a whole awesome, new level. Congrats Abby + Brandon!

Photographer: T&C Photographie / Event Design & Coordination: The bride & her sister / Venue: Kitchen Chicago / Hair: Samantha Evans / Makeup: Christie Cerquitella / Flowers: Green City Farmer’s Market & Whole Foods Market / Invitation Designer: Bride & groom / Cake: Akin Cakes / Catering: Antique Taco / Rentals: M&M Events & North Shore Productions / Bride’s Dress: Vintage from Silver Moon Vintage / Shoes: Sole Society / Veil: Ruche / Sash: Project U / Earrings: Anthropologie / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Vest: J.Crew / Shoes: Aldo / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche and ModCloth

 
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26 Mar

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

We love peonies as much as the next girl, but it’s time for poppies to have their moment, don’t you think? Angela Higgins and Flower Talk thought so too, so they decided to team up on a shoot starring the prettiest poppy bouquet you ever did see. It’s bright and cheery, and radiates springtime beauty in a way that no other flower can.

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Flower Talk threw in a couple roses too, just for good measure.

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Just the loveliest. Thanks to the team below for sharing this shoot with us!

Photographer: Angela Higgins / Venue: Brookside Vineyard / Hair & Makeup: Kassy Wong / Florist: Flower Talk / Rentals: The Corner Store / Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin from Samantha Wynne Boutique

 
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25 Mar

Second to cake tasting maybe, registering is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning in our opinion. Strolling down the aisles with that registry gun, picking out all the pretty kitchenware and home décor you’re going to use in a few months… Too much fun!

So with all of that said, today we’re creating our own dream Crate and Barrel registry for if we were getting married again. There’s a lot of great stuff out there (Crate and Barrel has it all from pillows to pizza pans), but we were going for a “modern midcentury” vibe this time. Check out our picks below, and then enter to win $500 to Crate and Barrel!

Crate and Barrel registry picks and giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

1. Marimekko Oiva Teapot / 2. Kiki Beechwood grinders / 3. Roscoe Dinnerware / 4. Dansk 6 qt Casserole / 5. Chemex Coffee Maker / 6. Elsa Espresso Cup / 7. Dansk 2 qt Saucepan / 8. Shun Premier Chef’s Knife / 9. Dualit Canvas White Toaster / 10. Mallorca linen napkins & Tile paper napkins / 11. Elsa Sugar Bowl / 12. Roy Cocktail Picks / 13. Bix walnut bar cart / 14. Orb Bar Tools / 15. The Kinfolk Table / 16. Zuma trays / 17. Rosa sparkling wine glass

Besides having all the best home merch in one spot, Crate and Barrel makes creating your wedding registry simple and stress-free. You can do it in-store if you’re feeling old-fashioned, or from your iPhone with their handy little app. And did we mention that you also get 10 percent off everything from Crate and Barrel for six months after your wedding? Um, amazing.

They also have these super fun after-hours parties just for engaged couples. You and your boo get the store practically to yourselves as you get insider tips from C&B registry experts, create your perfect registry, mingle with other couples, and celebrate with food and drinks.

Now for the giveaway…

One lucky reader is going to win $500 to Crate and Barrel!

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is start your registry with Crate & Barrel Plus. For extra entries, take a second to RSVP for one of Crate and Barrel’s The Wedding Parties events. You have from now until April 8, 2014 to enter. Good luck!

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