25 Feb

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

When you’re defining your wedding day style, you can really get as specific as you want. On a weekly basis, we hear all kinds of lovely descriptions from ‘rustic elegance’ to ‘understated glamour.’ But it’s not everyday you hear “Hemingway’s beach house in Cuba, but transplanted to La Jolla, with a bit of Moroccan flair as an added bonus”—which is how Michelle and Gareth describe their wedding aesthetic. Well, whatever you want to call it, we like what we see. Thanks Jill Thomas for capturing it all on camera!

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

What a fun and sparkly shoe choice!

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

 

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Pink peony bouquet | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Navy bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Michelle says, Gareth and I both agree that our favorite part of the day was hanging out with our bridesmaids and groomsmen before and during the wedding. Our best friends are spread out all over the U.S. and it’s nearly impossible to get everyone together. So when you have this group of people that you truly love the most and all of them are in one place together, it creates some of the fondest memories.

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

buganvilia florals | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Garden rose centerpiece | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

My advice to all future brides would be not to stress out so much. I have a feeling this is falling on deaf ears (I know I felt the same way when I was given this exact same advice), but truly, don’t worry so much about THE WEDDING. Seriously, no one is going to realize if one little thing goes wrong or if it’s not entirely perfect. Just try and appreciate what is happening and try to tone it down a bit. Also, write your thank you notes as soon as you start receiving gifts, it’s much easier that way!

Congrats, guys!

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

Photographer: Jill Thomas / Event & Floral Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Event Coordination: Amanda McPhail from Creative Affairs / Venue: The Darlington House / Hair & Makeup: Carmen Tafoyam & Sarah Davis at Hyde Edwards Salon / Invitation Designer: The bride & groom / Cakes: Cake / Catering: Coast Catering by Barry Layne / Rentals: Crown Rentals / Band: The Wheelers with Lady Dottie / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Temperley London / Shoes: Valentino / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Crockett and Jones / Bridesmaid Dresses: Alice by Temperley

 
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25 Feb

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

There’s something super romantic about watching the coastal fog roll in, yes? If you ask us, a gray day is never a bad thing for wedding photos. In Amy + Mike’s case, we love how Rebecca Amber Photography made their pretty mint and pink palette pop against the cloudy backdrop. Srsly, what a dreamy color story. It’s like you can see the love emanating from every snapshot…

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

What a rad venue! That bridge is unreal…

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

The sets of mint and blush ombre chairs were a little something the gals at Spread Love Events worked with Mike on as a surprise for the bride. Imagine her face when she saw them!

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

We are obsessed with the sequins strewn on the table runner. They add just the right amount of sparkle.

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Mint & pink coastal Canadian wedding | Photo by Rebecca Amber Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68838

Congrats Amy + Mike! We’re sure it was a night to remember.

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

Photography: Rebecca Amber Photography & Christie Graham Photography / Event Planning, Design, Florals & Stationary: Spread Love Events / Venue: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort / Makeup & Bridesmaid Hair: Ai Nagasawa / Bride’s Hair: Rosanna Marano / Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang from Blush / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Pearls: Bride’s mom’s / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana from Harry Rosen / Groomsmen Suits: Zara / Balloons: Confetti & Co.

 
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24 Feb

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Don’t get us wrong—we adore pretty pastels and airy, white wedding décor. But when we saw this shoot that Odalys Mendez, Simply Charming Socials, and Rosegolden Flowers put together, there was something refreshing about the rich and moody fall hues. It’s something you don’t see as often, that’s for sure! Holly from Rosegolden Flowers says, We wanted the photos to feel deeply romantic. Jewel and berry tones have a dramatic, sensual quality that we found very inspiring. Using bold color can be intimidating, so we wanted this shoot to show how they can be combined in an eclectic, graceful, and balanced way.

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Velvet pumps are so stylish for a fall wedding, don’t ya think?

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

The layer of tulle on that Carol Hannah is just too pretty for words.

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Kristin from Simply Charming Socials says, From a styling perspective, much of the inspiration for this shoot came from balance in weight, color, and texture. Where we had black candles, we chose some blush florals. With soft, fleshy figs, we added hard walnuts. Delicate glassware is anchored with petrified wood coasters. We chose a bulky wood table and set it with wiry bistro chairs.  Every element had an opposite counterpart.

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

Such a simple yet elegant cake.

Jewel toned Fall wedding inspiration | Photo by Odalys Mendez | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68746

This shoot is just perfect for any of you guys who might be planning fall weddings right now. So, pin away!

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

Photographer: Odalys Mendez / Creative Direction: Kristine Cholakian and Holly Carlisle / Styling & Coordination: Simply Charming Socials / Floral Design: Rosegolden Flowers / Venue: Dunaway Gardens / Hair & Makeup: Hope Ferguson / Cake: April Epps / Paper Goods: Charlotte Lane / Rentals: Crush Event Rentals / Dress: Carol Hannah from The Sentimentalist / Suit: Billy Reid / Models: Haley Davis + Hunter Davis

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