24 Mar

Flower crown | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Karla + Bruno’s love story would make a pretty cute rom-com. These two started out as apartment-mates in a flat in Barcelona—strictly platonic for a whole year, until one summer night on the beach when they realized what they were both looking for was right in front of them… (Awww!) Their elegant vineyard wedding would be the romantic final scene in the flick of course, sending them off into happily ever after. André Teixeira, how do you feel about directing?

Elegant Portugal wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

That view is pretty amaze, huh?

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Karla’s elegant + romantic bouquet recipe: roses, hydrangeas, astilbe, eustoma, dahlias, and ruscus.

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Karla + Bruno splashed the cash on food and drink, to give their big day a gourmet touch. Always a good decision if you ask us.

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

Elegant Portugal vineyard wedding | Photo by André Teixeira from Branco Prata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70468

We’ve got one word for you: flawless. Congrats to the adorable couple!

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

Photographer: André Teixeira from Branco Prata / Floral & Event Design: Sofia Ferreira from Branco Prata / Event Coordination: Ana Moreira from Amoeventos / Venue: Quinta do Portal / Hair: Dulce Gouveia / Makeup: Catia Teixeira / Invitation Designers: Claudia Andrade and Belen Cruz / Cake: Francisca Neves from Cupcake / Catering: Chef Milton Ferreira from Quinta do Portal / Musicians: Polo Pavón (guitar) and Ana Celia (violin) / DJ: LSS / Bride’s Dress: Cymbeline / Shoes: Max & Co. / Bridesmaids’ Headpieces: DIY from a workshop at Anna Blau Atelier / Groom’s Suit: Pedro del Hierro / Shoes: Zara

 
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24 Mar

One of the best parts of planning a wedding these days is that you can make your wedding 100 percent you. You can customize pretty much any aspect you want nowadays, from the décor to the stationery to your gown even. But when you think about it, the customization should really start with your engagement ring, shouldn’t it? After all, you’re going to be wearing that ring for the rest of your life, and you want to be as in love with your bling as you are with the person who gave it to you. Which is exactly why Alexis Russell Jewelry is so rad.

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Alexis Russell specializes in custom-made diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, and bridal jewelry—which means you and your boo can literally design your ring together. Her style is earthy and understated, rustic yet refined, and most importantly, perfectly unique. Plus, her work features conflict-free diamonds and recycled metals—so you can truly feel good about the stone you’re sporting.

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Alexis Russell giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

Now that you’ve all fallen in love with Alexis’s work, we think you’ll all be happy to hear that we’re giving away three Alexis Russell diamond stacking rings in 14kt rose gold to one of our lovely readers! You can wear them stacked in a trio or one at a time.

Here’s how to enter…

1. Head over to Alexis Russell’s website, and pin your favorite piece of jewelry to your Pinterest account.
2. Then, just click through to this link to enter through the giveaway form on Facebook.

Good luck!

 
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24 Mar

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

OK, allow us to geek out for a second over the fact that our groom today is one of the creators of Cards Against Humanity. You’ve all played that game, yes Cakies? It’s only the most fun ever. And from the looks of it, Michelle + Ben’s colorful desert wedding was just as entertaining for their 75 guests. From the multihued streamer installation designed by Hello Gem to their cute canine flower girl, we are completely smitten with every last detail captured by Fondly Forever. But that’s just what we would expect from an adventurous and fun-loving couple who met playing video games in their college dorm and shared their first kiss after getting pulled over for speeding (oops!).

Peony bouquet | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Legends by Romona Keveza wedding dress | | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Michelle says, We wanted a contrast and pop of color against the muted desert backdrop. We wanted something harmonious, but that stood out from the muted landscape. 

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Peony bouquet | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Michelle’s motley desert bouquet recipe: peonies, airplants, protea, garden roses, icelandic poppies, silver brunia, sword fern, and acacia.

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Ben says that everything they say is true about seeing your bride walk down the aisle—it is one of the few things in life that is just as amazing as it is in the movies!

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Yeah Rentals mid-century modern rentals | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Streamer cake backdrop | 100 Layer Cake

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

After a gorgeous dinner under the stars, guests relaxed around a fire pit and were treated to a live mariachi band before Ben + Michelle’s exit through a tunnel of ribbons.

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70401

Michelle + Ben from Graham Lovelis on Vimeo.

Hey fellow Angelenos. Did we mention that Michelle is opening her own coffee shop and event space in Silver Lake? Keep your eye out for Dinosaur Coffee, coming this summer.

And congrats to the happy couple!

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

Photographer: Jen Simon from Fondly Forever / Videographer: Graham Lovelis / Event Coordination, Design, & Florals: Hello Gem / Venue: Pipes Canyon Lodge / Hair & Makeup: Tiffanie Pherson / Invitation Designer: The groom / Stationery Printer: Lucky Penny Paperie / Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Catering: Katherine King / Cake Topper: Little Cat Design Co / Rentals: Yeah Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza from Calvet Couture / Shoes: Stewart Weitzman / Earrings: Bride’s mother’s from her wedding day / Groom’s Suit: Dolce and Gabbana / Shirt: Theory / Shoes: Hugo Boss

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