24 Jan

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Happy Friday, Cakies! Any bridal showers happening this weekend? If you’re still looking for ideas, this blush tea party from Rose Wheat Photography and Lauren Heim Weddings & Events, has some great ones. From petit fours, to financiers, to chocolate tarts, these ladies were ready to quite daintily celebrate the recent engagement of their friend.

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Such a sweet & budget-friendly idea for name cards, right?

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Omg, delish! Every tea party should have treats this cute.

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

Woodland bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Rose Wheat Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67269

So, so sweet! Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

For more inspiration check out our Bridal Shower Ideas & Pinterest boards.  

Event Planner: Lauren Heim Weddings & Events / Photographer: Rose Wheat Photography / Treats: 4 Cakes / Hair: Nichole Gore / Make-up: Nancy del Carmen-Cox

 
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24 Jan

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

In addition to describing their wedding as a rustic, English country fete, Chris + Emilia told us that their wedding was “the DIY-est of DIY’s”. There’s no denying that. They wanted to enjoy the preparation as much as the day itself, so they had the most loving of friends and family, with a huge array of skills & talents involved so that every detail of the wedding had a personal touch. Wait until you see how they transformed the hall, and the rest of their beautiful wedding, captured so perfectly by James Frost Photography.

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

One of Emilia’s friends painted those flowers on her shoes. Too cute, right?

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Bouquet recipe: Ivory Freesia, White/Ivory Hydrangea, Cream Lizzianthus, White Lizzianthus edged with pink, soft pink Roses, Ruscus and Ivy.

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Such a sweet photo of the littles.

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

They dried out 100s of petals for confetti that were scavenged from loads of old bouquets given to Emilia’s fellow cast members.

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Inside these cute little paper bags was Chris’s homemade granola!

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Chris’ brother Tom and his girlfriend Beth work in stage management so they used their expertise to rig the hall and patio with lights, lanterns and drapes. They made the entire place look like a magical fairytale.

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Those drapes really transform the space, don’t they. We’ll have to save that idea in our pocket for later… or just pin it!

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Rustic vintage wedding | Photo by James Frost Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67289

Some great advice… We really saved money by sending most of the invites by email. All of our friends are more contactable by email and it also saved on postage and printing. We also saved tremendously on the reception venue. We wanted to retain a lot of control and we wanted to make a wedding unique so I called around a few schools in my area to see if they would hire out a big enough space for us. Chafyn Grove school was fantastic! The staff there was so accommodating and so relaxed about how we could decorate and use the space. Our entire family all worked together over two days before the wedding to transform a school hall and patio into the most magical place we had ever seen.

We had a lot of guests at our wedding and in order to prevent large queues for food (the english love to queue) we set up different food stations in the hall. The desserts were displayed right down the centre of the hall which looked fantastic. It made a great talking point and it was exciting to visit the different food stations to see what delights were to be eaten.

If you are going to DIY make sure you research and plan early so that you have enough time to collect and make all the things you want. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We pulled in so many favours from friends and family and friends of friends and friends of friends of friends and even strangers: we’ll be writing thanks you letters for weeks! Don’t worry too much about not having this little thing or that little thing from such and such wedding magazine. You’ll be too busy being happy and your guest certainly won’t worry about how low the table cloths go around the table or if you have to queue an extra 2 minutes for the hog roast. The only thing that matters is that you and your intended are happy. Everyone around you will have a great time.

Such a lucky couple to have such talented people around them, no? Congratulations Chris + Emilia!

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

Photographer: James Frost Photography / Ceremony Venue: St Andrews Church, Laverstock, Salisbury, England for the ceremony / Reception Venue: Chafyn Grove School, Salisbury / Event Coordinator + Designer: Couple and family / Invitation Designer: Groomsman, Henry Davis / Hair & Makeup: Bride’s friend Ceri White / Florist: Rachel Sheppard for bouquets and Chrystabel for the church / Cake: Bride’s Aunt, Lizzie / Catering: Couple and family and friends, plus a DIY hog roast. A cracking cheese board supplied by I.J Melis of Edinburgh and also our friends farm Lyburn Cheese / Wine: Naked Wines / Bespoke Reading: Written by Nick Walker @theweddingpoet / Bar hire: Refresh / Band: Derek White / Wedding dress: Stephanie Allin purchased at Exquisite Bridal Couture in Lymington / Wedding shoes: Rainbow, and bride’s friend Lucie Whitmore painted the flowers / Flower hairpiece: Rachel Sheppard / Necklace: Michael Michaud / Groom’s Suit: Reiss, Oliver People, Penguin, Miri Birch, TopMan / Shoes: Barker / Bridesmaid dresses: Miri Birch / Ring bearers: John Lewis / Flower girls: Bought at Debenhams, then altered by Miri Birch

 
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23 Jan

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

If there was one element of their wedding that Kayl + Cody were going to splurge on, it was going to be their florals. They keep their Chicago apartment blooming with fresh cut flowers, and they’re both canvases to two large floral tattoos, so the wild flowers and mismatched elements you’ll see in a sec played very much into the overall look and feel of their wedding. But just as important as the florals were, the team of vendors helping to make the day happen is not to be overlooked. As artists themselves the last thing they wanted to do was stifle their creativity, so they let them have total creative freedom. The result is purely beautiful. We think you’ll agree.

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Something every bride wishes they could say: I thought it was going to be such a crazy day, but it ended up being one of the most laid back days of the week. I woke up late, and my sisters, my mother and I sat on the front porch sipping coffee and talking about random things, while my father went for a run. I know so many people say this, but it was the most amazing day. 

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Being an Army brat was an extremely large part of my life. I asked my father to wear his formal military dress blues to walk me down the aisle. It was to signify that I was leaving one stage of my life and starting another with Cody. It was very emotional for me, because I have only seen my father in dress blues a few other times in my life. Though the Army will always be very important to me, and always a large part of who I am, I let go of my father knowing I was starting a new stage in my life, leaving that behind to continue moving forward.

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

How gorgeous is this floral garland by Garden Delights?

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

Historic, rustic Tennessee wedding | Sarah Seven wedding dress | | Photo by Q Avenue Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67169

As artists, we understand that sometimes when jobs are taken, creativity can be stifled. Though we had a feel for what we were going for, it was extremely important to the two of us to have our vendors retain complete creative freedom. Our meetings with our vendors were short and sweet; we chose them because we believed in their vision, so that was good enough for us. A lot of what happened the day of was a surprise to both of us! Steve from Garden Delights was a prime example. I showed him my dress, and told him I loved wild flowers and that I wanted a floral crown. He came up with everything else. One of my favorite things was the floral garland he created for the tree that we stood in front of during the ceremony. It was so beautiful, that I cried when I saw it! I think if I had tried to pinpoint every direction our vendors were going in, I wouldn’t have had moments like that.

Such great advice to take away, right? Thanks so much you two, and congratulations on your beautiful wedding!

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

Photographer: Q Avenue Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Historic Carnton Plantation / Event Coordinator + Designer: Jay Qualls / Invitation Designer: Couple, Cody Tumblin and Kayl Parker / Hair & Makeup: Family Friend and Maid of Honor / Florist: Garden Delights / Cake: Jay Qualls Cakes / Catering: Biscuit Love / Rentals: Music City Tents / Wedding dress designer: Sarah Seven bought at The Dress Theory Seattle / Wedding shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Floral Crown: Garden Delights / Earrings: Nikki Couppee / Groom’s Suit: ASOS / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Bowties: April Look / Bridesmaid dresses: Ivy & Aster, Free People, Rent the Runway, Erin Fetherston

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