8 Jul

Jewel toned bridal bouquet

Good morning, cakies! Rahel Menig sent this cheerful light-filled California inspiration shoot our way and not only is it pretty, but full of totally doable DIYs. Really, is there a better way to highlight the fairy tale that is Holman Ranch than embellish it with an array of jewel-toned flowers and eclectic, antique décor? We think not. And if you so happen to fall for this look, stay tuned—we’ve got two wedding DIY tutorials straight from the team on the blog later this morning.

Outdoor ceremony

Jewel toned bridal bouquet

Jewel toned lounge area

Floral head piece

Wedding portrait

Rahel says, Driving up to the spectacular Holman Ranch was an experience all by itself. Horses were lining the road as we were making our way up the hill and as we got out of the car the sun was playing in the foliage of the gorgeous oak trees. Our goal was to create something new and exciting. To combine the luxurious with an eclectic atmosphere, and LJ of Lux & Jasper delivered. With flowers galore by the talented Sarah of Fionna Floral in DIY concrete vases, mismatched, vintage furniture and beautifully draped billowy fabrics she pulled it all together, giving the venue that lovely airy, yet exciting feel.

Vintage gold menu

Outdoor reception decor

Jewel toned tablescape

DIY alert: Check back later to see how to make these concrete vases.

Jewel toned tablescape

Lace wedding dress

Dahlia paper flower

…And this fantastic paper dahlia too.

Jewel toned wedding florals

Floral wedding cakes

Thanks for sharing everyone! See more in our gallery.

Photography: Rahel Menig Photography / Venue: Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA / Event Design & Planning: Lux & Jasper / Floral Design: Fionna Floral / Hair: Abel Perez / Makeup: Blush Makeup & Skin Studio / Styling Assistants: Heaven Lee Burr & Tiffany Seagrave / Rentals: Lost & Found Vintage Rentals, Fourage, SwagPie Vintage Rentals, & Chic Event Rentals / Cakes: Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting / Calligraphy & Paper Goods: The Heritage Co. / Linens: Napa Valley Linens / Dress: Ju.Lee Collection / Models: Michaela & Udi

 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
7 Jul

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

How pretty are these bridesmaid dresses? Allow us to introduce David’s Bridal’s new Versa Long Convertible Jersey Dress, and it’s probably one of the best mismatched styles we’ve seen that still manages to create a cohesive bridal party look. We got our hands on a few so we could show you some of the stunning ways they can be worn. You may have already peeked at the Versa Convertible Mess Dress, but this is a whole new convertible option that’s even more versatile. Imagine how much fun we had styling it for these photos by Braedon Flynn Photography.

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Did you ever even think of open back kimono as a bridesmaid option? Didn’t think so. But, brilliant!

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

100LayerCake+DavidsBridal-13

The Versa is available online only with many styling options: halter, knotted tank, twist back, cap sleeve, one shoulder, strapless… You name it. Such a good way to offer your ‘maids the fit and look that suits them best without having them stray from your wedding style. Plus there’s the price tag… $199.95.

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Another instant fave. They’re made of a stretch jersey fabric that’s comfy to move/stand/dance in + are available in XS—2X and extra long too.

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Have we mentioned how smitten we are with this color? Color options include Black, Marine, and Mercury. Many of their bridesmaid dresses are actually available in 52 colors too with sizes ranging from 2-26, with plus, extra long, petite, and junior options. Gotta have choices. All the bridesmaid and junior bridesmaid dresses are designed by their team in house with styles starting at $99.

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

Convertable Versa Dress in Mercury by Davids Bridal styled by 100 Layer Cake / Photo Braedon Flynn

100LayerCake+DavidsBridal-13

100LayerCake+DavidsBridal-13

Siren Floral Co. adorned them with bigger than big bouquets because… hello.

Film by Cloudless Weddings.

David’s Bridal has over 60 years experience providing dresses for weddings or mega life events. Pop over to their website for more. Or follow on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

Thanks to everyone who helped with this shoot!

Concept & Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Photography: Braedon Flynn Photography / Video: Cloudless Weddings / Location: Vibiana / Florals: Siren Floral Co. / Hair & Makeup: The Halcyon Agency / Dresses: David’s Bridal / Jewelry: David’s Bridal / Models: Newmark Models

 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
7 Jul

Wedding portrait

We’re thinking an enchanting venue + romantic photos = just the way to kick off Tuesday. This wedding inspiration was shot by Russian photographer Darya Kamalova who lives in Italy but shoots destination weddings + engagements on film all over Europe, so it has an Italian vibe mixed in with the Amsterdam location. The concept? Life is all about the details. Just appreciate the little things and you need little else. Totally on board with that concept… especially when it takes place somewhere as charming as this villa.

Wedding calligraphy

Bride portrait

Lace wedding dress

Bridal hairstyle

Darya says, Everything was so perfect in every single detail from the colour of the walls inside of the villa that matched the colour of Olesya’s eyes to the velvet textile that contrasted with the sharp beard of Anatoli; all the small silver stationery, the berries, love calligraphy words, and vintage styled dress.

Wedding florals

Cherry tree blossoms portraits

Wedding florals

Italian wedding tablescape

The aforementioned details…

Wedding calligraphy

Wedding florals

Cherry tree blossoms portraits

Sweet portrait inspiration too, no?

Cherry tree blossoms portraits

Thanks to Darya Kamalova + the guys below for sharing! Find more photos from this shoot in our gallery.

Photography: Darya Kamalova / Location: Frankendael in Amsterdam / Organization: Nastia Vesna / Flowers & Décor: Evgeniya Dragun / Hair & Makeup: Natalya Burya / Calligraphy: Elen Levit / Dress: Tatyana Kochnova

 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
6 Jul

Pin for a chance to win $2500 toward your Crate and Barrel wedding registry! #CRATEWEDDINGx100LC

So, let’s talk about the wedding Gift Registry for a moment. It’s kind of an amazing opportunity, if you ask us. Even though many of us are getting married a little later these days, when we might already have a home established, there aren’t many times in a lady’s life that she has a chance to completely update her flatware, dinnerware, glassware, serving ware, etc. It’s such a lovely way to make a fresh home together as newly marrieds.

100 Layer Cake for Crate and Barrel giveaway

100 Layer Cake for Crate and Barrel giveaway

And if you ask us, Crate and Barrel is a top-notch spot to create a Gift Registry. See the Harper Rose Gold Flatware and Emory Gold Flatware above.

100 Layer Cake for Crate and Barrel giveaway

We chose some of our our favorite products from their various lines to style here to get you excited for a REALLY big giveaway that will set you on your way to filling up your home with beautiful pieces for entertaining and living in style for years to come. That embossed Jars Toulouse plate above and the entire Welcome Collection are top picks for us.

100 Layer Cake for Crate and Barrel giveaway

Did we mention the rose gold flatware? It pairs so nicely with an icy glass of rosé, pale pink Hue plates, and a flavorful cheese.

100 Layer Cake for Crate and Barrel giveaway

And their glassware selection is pretty spectacular. Pick a few different shapes and styles for all kinds of enjoyable drinking in your future.

100 Layer Cake for Crate and Barrel giveaway

We might recommend adding a cake plate or two (like the Form Pedestal), so you can display sweets in a special way when guests are over. A new set of the Bree cream and sugar vessels, or the sophisticated Savannah Dinnerware plus a handful of thoughtful serving pieces make afternoon coffee or after dinner indulgences all the more special.

To enter, pin the graphic below to your new Pinterest board. Title it whatever you like (“Wedding Registry”, for example), but use the hashtag #CRATEWEDDINGx100LC in the description so we can find your board.

Pin your favorite Crate and Barrel registry products to the board, along with home inspiration and decor you love. We want to see your personal style!

Enter your name, email, and a link to your pinterest board in the form below by July 31st.

One winner will take home $2500 towards their registry (or anything they like at Crate and Barrel).

Ready? Go!

Concept & Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Photo: Scott Clark Photo / Location: Land Yacht Studio

***The fine print: Contest sponsored by 100 Layer Cake. This contest is not sponsored by Crate and Barrel or Pinterest. No purchase necessary to enter this contest or receive a prize. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Contest is open to legal residents of the United States, with a valid email and Pinterest account as of the date of entry. Winner may not be affiliated with, work for, or be an immediate family member of someone who works for 100 Layer Cake, Crate and Barrel or agencies associated with 100 Layer Cake and Crate and Barrel.

Selection of Winner

One (1) winner will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing conducted by 100 Layer Cake on or around August 1, 2015, and the potential winners will be notified by email to the email address provided at the time of entry. If a potential winner forfeits the prize, an alternate winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries until a winner is determined. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

One entry per person. Use of multiple email addresses or Pinterest accounts by the same person is prohibited. Winner must demonstrate an active pin board following the rules outlined above. Winner will be awarded a $2500 shop card valid at Crate and Barrel, CB2, and Land of Nod. Shop card is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and may not be exchanged for cash or replaced if lost.

Sweepstakes begins on July 6, 2015 at 9:00am PST and ends on July 31, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.

WINNER UPDATE: We’d like to congratulate Sonja on winning our exciting Crate and Barrel giveaway! It was so amazing seeing all of your creative mood boards. Wish you all the best on your wedding plans. xo, Jillian, Amanda and Kristina of 100 Layer Cake!

Scott Clark Photo is a member of our guide. Click here to see how to become a member

Scott Clark Photo

View Portfolio
 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
6 Jul

Balloon wedding portrait

From what we’ve learned about interior designer + architect Johanna + Michael, we think they’re pretty cool: From Italy, they chose two gorgy Palm Springs venues, the lush and intimate Casa de Monte Vista + Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs (the only accessible John Lautner property in the world). And they took their 21 guests on a three-day tour of their fave SoCal spots—Santa Monica, Stahl House, rehearsal dinner at Birba Palm Springs—to truly experience the area. See, pretty cool. Thanks to Birds of a Feather for proving it with the photos!

Palm springs wedding venue

Succulent and hydrangea bridal bouquet

Palm springs wedding venue

Palm Springs wedding portrait

Palm Springs wedding venue

On choosing venues…

Ceremony: When you walk through the main gate you enter paradise. Knowing that Joe does nearly everything by himself you can feel his love and passion for the place. The combination of the lush garden and the setting of his casitas and the main house offers many intimate areas for different functions. This makes it the perfect place for smaller weddings like ours and also for big ones. You never feel lost and you always have the sensation of being at home. This is one of the main reasons we have chosen it.

Reception: Iconic architecture, desert style, mountain views, stunning sunsets and the freedom to create your own tailor-made event made it the perfect place for our reception. As architect and designer we fell in love with the only accessible John Lautner property worldwide and we adore how Tracy and Ryan (the owners) brought it back to life after being abandoned for many years. 

Tory Burch silver wedding shoes

Palm Springs wedding venue

Groom portrait

Palm Springs wedding portrait

Family portraits

The whole crew!

Succulent and hydrangea bridal bouquet

Floral wedding arch

Palm Springs wedding reception tablescape

Summer cocktail

Palm Springs wedding food

Wedding appetizers

A party catered by Room Forty is a party indeed.

Succulent escort card display

White balloon portrait

Place setting

Palm Springs wedding tables cape

Sparkler cake

White wedding cake

These two pulled the whole thing off from Europe, visiting Palm Springs only once mid-planning, and with the help of My Little Flower Shop day of. Can you believe it? Michael says, All, really all the involved parties were helpful, highly professional, on time, precise, loved our ideas and helped us to create an unforgettable wedding.Our main goal was to share our love and to make it for our guests and us a memorable, relaxed day full of harmony. We would do it again in the exact same way we did it and we’ll never forget what all the involved persons did for us to make it our best day ever!

Congratulations!

You can see more in our gallery.

Photography: Birds of a Feather / Ceremony Venue: Casa de Monte Vista / Getting Ready & Reception Venue: Hotel Lautner / Flowers: & Day-of Coordination: My Little Flower Shop / Hair & Makeup: Ally & Courtney of J. Russell! The Salon / Paper Goods: Groom, Michael of Architect and Friends / Cake & Sweets: Roman Blas of Over the Rainbow Cupcakes / Italian Confetti: Al Confetto (Brought to California) / Catering: Room Forty / Rentals: Yeah! Rentals / Ceremony Band: Two T’Suite / Reception Band: Woodie and the Longboards / Officiant: Pastor Richard Cadieux / Location: Locations 760 / Rehearsal Dinner: Birba / Bride’s Dress: Kite and Butterfly in LA / Shoes: Tory Burch / Rings: Michele Gaddi / Clutch: Clare V in Santa Monica / Perfume: Byredo / Groom’s Suit: Burberry / Shoes: Prada / Shirt: Briams / Handkerchief: Roda / Perfume: Tom Ford / Bridesmaid: Marc Cain / Flower Girl: Jacadi Paris

Birds of a Feather is a member of our guide. Click here to see how to become a member

Birds of a Feather

View Portfolio
 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
3 Jul

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

Let’s kick off the weekend by admiring this gem from Zoom Theory, k? Cake & Punch actually whipped up this gay wedding shoot (at none other than The Saguaro) *right* at the close of Pride month last week, just after the news of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality broke out (and filled our hearts/the internet with joy). So many people in the gay community plan, style, and photograph weddings for others. Having their own unions legally recognized is an incredible step forward! This act is important for so many reasons and today we’re beside ourselves to just celebrate l-o-v-e with a set of cheerful neon wedding ideas. What else, right?!

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

A little background, via Cake & Punch:

Our stylized shoots are a representation of our dreams and passions. Love and equality are both things we feel extremely passionate about, which is why we were over the moon when the legalization of gay marriage, happened just two days before this already scheduled shoot! Planning the biggest day of a couple’s life is something we do not take lightly! We put our hearts into each wedding we produce to ensure the planning process is smooth and enjoyable for everyone involved. Justin & Calvin, our real life couple of 4 years, were touched as they had a sneak peek to what their real wedding day might be like. We all celebrated their love and this historic milestone at the most appropriate place imaginable, an actual mid-century technicolor RAINBOW hotel!

Dahlia boutonnière

Neon wedding invitations

Neon art, if you ask us. Pirouette Paper is a real talent.

Modern neon wedding decor

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs wedding ceremony

Bright floral centerpiece

Side note: If you love these bright florals, might want to check out these other bouquets.

Modern neon wedding decor

Modern wedding portraits

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs

Take us there now, pleaseandthankyou.

Flamingo party decor

Neon cactus planter

Modern neon wedding decor

Bright floral centerpiece

Neon cactus planter

Our couples and their love for one another inspire every wedding we do, which makes each wedding unique, beautiful, and personal to their love story. The vibrantly colorful Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs definitely set the tone for this playfully stylized shoot celebrating love and equality for all. Justin and Calvin’s bright and cheerful union helped influence the colorful and modern elements in this neon inspired gay wedding.

Neon wedding cake

Neon flamingo cookies

Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs wedding ceremony marshmallow pops

Neon modern dessert table

If you’re gonna have a neon cake, better top it with a neon flamingo.

Neon cake topper

Thanks to Zoom Theory + the team below for sharing their special shoot with us. Here’s to many more beautiful celebrations! Click here to see more neon wedding & party ideas >>

Photography: Zoom Theory / Venue & Furniture: The Saguaro / Wedding Planners & Event Design: Cake & Punch / Florals: The Bloom of Time / Invitations & Calligraphy: Pirouette Paper / Cake & Desserts: All That Frost / DIY & Dessert Table Design: Zoe La Mona / Pool Floats: FUNBOY / Wedding Rings: Inta Gems & Diamonds / Production Team: Chris Monteath / Models: Justin Pease & Calvin Radsick

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Zoom Theory Photography and The Bloom Of Time are members of our guide. Click here to see how to become a member

Zoom Theory Photography

View Portfolio

The Bloom Of Time

View Portfolio
 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
dresses, shoes, hair, makeup, flowers, bachelorette party, photography, decor, invitations, ceremony, honeymoon