12 Feb

We can totally vouch for how fun it is to be a guest at a destination wedding. And we also know what it’s like for the bride & groom planning the destination wedding. It can be kind of stressful if you don’t have the time to research all the best venues, hotels for guests plus, put together your international wedding team. Everyone has their own style of vacationing too, so don’t forget to add that into your planning! That’s why we’re so happy companies like Apple Vacations (+ their awesome destination wedding packages) exist.

The Hotel Riu Palace Pacífico is located in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, and is without a doubt one of the most luxurious hotels of the area. If you want to escape from the big city noise and wow your guests with a gorgeous place to stay, this Palace covers all your needs. Just check out the peek below. You’ll find a swimming pool with fresh water, a jacuzzi, a solarium-terrace, a gym, sauna and a spa with different kinds of treatments and massages. Dream-y!

Apple Vacations RIU Palaca Pacifico | 100 Layer Cake

Apple Vacations offers a really great Free package at selected Riu Properties. The Riu Free wedding package is for those who want a beautiful wedding without the costs associated with such a big event. We all know how much costs can add up.

You’ll be set up with everything you need: A wedding coordinator to help you plan, decoration set up for the ceremony location, a beautiful bridal bouquet with a matching boutonniere for the groom, recorded music for your ceremony, a semi private dinner for you and 10 guests at one of their specialty restaurants, wedding cake for 10 guests, and more!

Apple Vacations RIU Palaca Pacifico | 100 Layer Cake

Apple Vacations RIU Palaca Pacifico | 100 Layer Cake

A little tour inside the beautiful RIU Palace Pacifico…

There are so many places to consider when planning a destination wedding. Tropical destinations are always a great choice if you ask us. Doesn’t Mexico, the Caribbean, or even a romantic getaway to Costa Rica sound amazing for you and your guests? Apple Vacations is ready to take care of you, so pop over to their site for more info, or chat with one of their Wedding Consultants!

In addition to their gorgeous Hotel Riu Palace Pacífico, the RIU Jalisco Hotel re-opened its doors this past November 15th in Riviera Nayarit after a complete reno of its facilities & service. We’re talking contemporary design throughout, 5 new restaurants (Mexican, Asian, Italian, and a Steakhouse & Grill), 6 renovated bars, 2 swimming pools with jacuzzis, and a whole list of new activities for the entire family! Definitely worth checking out when planning your destination wedding (or honeymoon!).

Happy planning, Cakies!

 
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12 Feb

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

We have really been crushing on floral prints lately. Loved the patterns on these dresses and table runner, this garden themed wedding was grand, and those invitations above by Bri Bowers, adore! Jaclyn Journey and Whitney Neal are bringing us this gem today, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re sure lots of you have got spring wedding planning on the mind, so we think you’re going to find some pretties to pin in this shoot…

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

How amaze are these Klub Nico heels?

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

We’re smitten with this bridal look. Such a great way to wear two pieces and have it look like one, no? The top is vintage from Stop The Clock on Etsy, and the skirt was custom made by Bekah Stewart of A Well Traveled Woman.

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Bouquet recipe for this gorgeous arrangement by Jaclyn Journey: peach and orange ranunculus, fritillaria imperialis, peach Juliet garden roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, yellow parrott tulips, peach & ivory sweet peas.

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

Poppy and pink floral wedding inspiration | Photo by Whitney Neal | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68228

I think we’re in love with this dark and simple two-tiered cake adorned with peach and blush florals. Beautiful color combo!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photography: Whitney Neal / Floral & Event Design: Jaclyn Journey / Hair & Makeup: Ashley Wise with Twisted Salon Louisville / Skirt Designer: Bekah Stewart of A Well Traveled Woman /  Bride’s Top: Vintage from Stop The Clock on Etsy / Jewelry: Anthropologie / Suit: Chaps / Tables & Chairs: Essential Details / Papergoods: Bri Bowers, Heart Felt By Bri / Venue: Maplecrest Farm /

 
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12 Feb

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

We know we’re not the only ones who have fantasized about attending a mad tea party at some point. Which is why we’re a wee bit jelly of all the guests in attendance at Ella + Chris’s wedding. From cocktails served in teacups to perfectly mismatched chairs and china, every little detail is straight outta Wonderland. A big thanks to Gabriel Harber Photography for sending this one our way… Seriously, we owe ya one.

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

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Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Ella’s told The Cutting Garden that she wanted flowers that were “beautiful but creepy” and “Tim Burton meets tea party.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

The eclectic place cards were made from mismatched playing cards and cards with chess pieces.

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Ella says, One of the most exhausting but most fun projects was collecting all of the vintage china and centerpiece vessels for the tables. The summer leading up to the wedding, we scoured garages sales, estate sales and Goodwills all over the bay area looking for old china. At first it seemed impossible to collect this much china for 200 people, but it was so much fun and we managed to collect most of it. What we didn’t collect we borrowed from family and friends.

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Victorian mad tea party themed wedding | Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68167

Kudos to Ella + Chris for pulling off such a classy themed wedding!

Photographer: Gabriel Harber Photography /  Venue: The bride’s grandmother’s garden / Hair: Blow Bar / Flowers: The Cutting Garden / Cake: Elegant Cheese Cakes / Caterer: Le Papillon / Oysters: The Oyster Girls / Rentals: Hartmann Studios / Dance Floor: Bickner Dance Floors / Ceremony Music: Trio Zincalo / DJ: Verducci / Bride’s dress: Matthew Christopher / Bride’s Shoes: Valentino (second hand) / Groom’s Blazer: Alexander McQueen (second hand) / Groom’s bowtie: Tom Ford

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