Us mamas at the 100 Layer Cake HQ always appreciate it when a wedding is a family-friendly affair. As do photogs Giuli & Giordi and the rest of the team that whipped up this super fun and playful shoot for Say Yep Magazine. Giuli says, Our wedding didn’t feature a separate kids table, a simplified menu, or decor just for the little ones; everything aimed to be perfect for both kids and grownups. And perfection it is. We’re way into the trendy pastel palette, delicate paper flower decorations, hand drawn elements, and sweet wardrobe choices for the little guests and their parents.
Adorable is right.
We targeted the couple with kids that want to include them into their wedding celebration just as they are included in their everyday life: 100 percent!
Just look at this little cutie pie!
The concept of home—the place where the family comes together—was the starting point also for the use of the houses as decorations: some were constructed in cardboard and became flower vases, others hosted the sweets display, and others were made in white paper to be decorated by the kids.
Sweet piñata, yes? Click on over to our family blog, Cakelet, for the DIY tutorial!
And a round of applause for the talented team below…
Photographer: Giuli & Giordi / Planning, Design, & DIY: Ila Malù & Trendinozze & Almalu’s Place / Ceremony Venue: Cascina Cuggagna / Reception Venue: Un Posto a Milano / Hair & Makeup: Giulia Rioda / Florals: Il Profumo Dei Fiori / Graphic Design, Invitations & Laser-cutting: Cut and Paste Lab / Tableau & Illustations: Ilaria Faccioli / Food: Offelleria Sorelle Fosser / Photo Booth: Giuli & Giordi & Ilaria Faccioli / Plates: Pamela Venturi / Bride’s Skirt: Vera Valentine / Bride’s Blouse & Bridesmaid Dresses: Lazzari / Paper Decor & Bride’s Headpiece: I Love Paper / Groom’s Shirt: Linneò Archivable Clothing / Little Girls’ Dresses: Caffè d’Orzo / Girl and Boys’ Outfits: Ragazzini / Girls Headpieces: Patamaga / Originally Photographed For: Say Yep online magazine / Confetti Piñata designed by Alessandra Aghilar
Vintage, masculine, and smelling of whiskey. Yep, that was the inspiration behind Brady + Kyle’s farm wedding in Columbus, Ohio. They’re midwest transplants, vintage collectors, and founders of a distillery. Makes sense now, yes? We must say, we sure loved this creative take on a classic all-American theme. Of course, a really good rain story helps too. Find the story + Ely Brothers photos below…
Wool blankets with custom leather labels hand-sewn by family.
The wedding was a collection of “found” items and antiques.
Brady’s favorite memory: There was a moment when we began to share our vows while standing in the back of this old Corvair truck, and it started to pour. We jumped out of the truck, grabbed our parents’ hands, and ran under the tent and stood amongst our guests. We finished the ceremony under the tent, soaked, but surrounded by the warmth of our family and friends. The rain created a level of intimacy that we could have never planned for or expected.
Love this shot, don’t you?
Everyone pitched in… We traded talents, time, and a little treasure to help offset the cost of the wedding… and showcased the work of our closest partners that have made Columbus a welcome home for us since moving here from Seattle.
A dream is right!
Congrats, Brady + Kyle!
Photographer: Ely Brothers / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Skipping Rock Farm (private residence) / Hair: Cut & Blow / Florist: Village Flower / Invitation Designer: Minted / Cake & Catering: The Table / Spirits: Middle West Spirits / Rentals: Event Source / Grooms’ Suits: J.Crew / Shoes: Cole Haan / Cuff Links: Heirloom / Chanel Watch / Heirloom / Wedding Rings: Tiffany
When two architects like Loretta + Derek get married, it’s only natural that their wedding is full of clean lines, inspiring design, and amazing venue choices. (Their reception space was actually a functioning furniture showroom, never before used for an event!) These two lovebirds prefer a modern and minimalist aesthetic, which paired perfectly with traditional Chinese elements and pops of red. Thanks to Lucida Photography for capturing it for us all to see…
Loretta says, Our wedding invites were our biggest DIY project. We made all the envelopes and cards ourselves, hand-folded and hand-sealed with a custom-crafted Chinese double happiness symbol.
Loretta’s bouquet recipe: cherry brandy coral rose, Queen Anne’s lace, alstromeria, lysimachia, grasses, and seeded eucalyptus.
That’s some Pinterest hair right there, if we’ve ever seen it.
We chose to use beautiful long wood tables to avoid tablecloths and wood chairs to avoid chair covers. We wanted the greenery on the tables to be a little raw and unfussy.
Congrats L + D!
Photographer: Lucida Photography / Ceremony Venue: UBC Boathouse in Richmond, BC / Reception Venue: Private location / Event Planning & Design: Aurora Buchanan from Alicia Keats Wedding + Events & the couple / Hair & Makeup: Margaret Lai / Florist: Delovely Creative / Invitation Designer: Bride & groom / Cake: Sweet Thea / Catering: Savoury Chef / Rentals: Delovely Creative / Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridals from Novelle Bridal Shop in Edmonton, AB / Shoes: Brown’s Couture / Veil: Toni Federici from Bisou Bridal in Vancouver, BC / Groom’s Suit: Givenchy / Shoes: Mr. Hare / Tie: Alexander McQueen / Wedding Rings: Carla Caruso / Flower Girl Dresses: David’s Bridal