22 Aug

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

Here’s a couple that wanted a Florida engagement shoot to capture their love where it began: in a city that’s both Amanda’s hometown and one founded by Jacob’s Spanish lineage. Inspired by the Spanish architecture and old world charm, they planned a couple stylish outfits and headed to the same spot where they had their first date. Amanda says, For fashion, we chose playful sophistication with a vintage glamour vibe, classical European infusion, and a slightly quirky edge.

Thanks to Jennifer Blair Photography for sending these snaps our way!

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

Some notes from Jennifer… Their romance is simply enthralling. They certainly have a vibe of old Hollywood glamour. Amanda even said that when she saw Jacob for the first time it felt like a scene from an old movie, especially since he was looking dapper in a suit.

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

This Gucci engagement ring is pretty incredible, don’t ya think?

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

A sequin skirt is sure to make for one unforgettable e-sesh. Jacob has an eye for style too, which Amanda attributes to the Latin ladies of his family. So great.

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

What a lovely scene.

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

St. Augustine Florida engagement shoot | Photo by Jennifer Blair Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77392

Their engagement story… Jacob proposed on Christmas Eve while his family was visiting from Nicaragua. During the family festivities, we escaped from the party to take a brief walk and inhale the brisk air. When we returned, he led me to his parents’ garden patio where everyone had lined up on either side of the entryway gazing at the canopied white Christmas lights. Suddenly a sign lit up that read, “Will you marry me Amanda Cherie?” His Latin romance warms my heart just thinking about it, and I can’t wait to marry him, also surrounded by Christmas lights.

A + J will say ‘I do’ this December at St. Augustine’s Night of Lights. Congrats guys!

Photographer: Jennifer Blair Photography / Location: St. Augustine, Florida / Hair: Pearl Toth / Makeup: Bride-to-be / Amanda’s Dress & Sweater: Kate Spade / Pearl Necklace: Anna & Ava / Gold Bracelet & Earrings: Red Pineapple in St. Augustine / Shoes: Anthropologie / Gold sequin skirt: Anthropologie / Engagement ring: GUCCI / Lipstick: Lancôme Limited Edition Swarovski L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick / Eyeshadow: MAC Pressed Pigment in Deeply Dashing & Bare Escentuals High Shine Eyecolor in Patina / Jacob’s Tops: Thomas Dean & Cremieux / Loafers: Evergreen / Belt: Handmade in Nicaragua

 
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21 Aug

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Morning, cakies! Hope your almost-Friday is lovely so far. Speaking of lovely, isn’t this romantic beach setting amaze? It’s light, airy, and tranquil. As much as we’re devoted to the California coast, there’s something about this Florida beach that begs our attention (could it be that pristine sand?!). Victoria of Victoria Austin Designs says, Beach weddings are a sought after event in our southeastern region and we wanted to break the mold with a new take on weddings along the gulf coast. Embracing our summer heat isn’t all fun and games but with hot coral tones at sunset and that gulf breeze, we believe you can still have a romantic and laidback beach wedding, even in the dead of summer.

Thanks to Jennifer Pharr Fine Art Photography for the images below.

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

A light blush watercolor to match seashells and sunsets…

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

We chose a silky gown by SAJA for the bride that flows with the salt air but is adorned with unique beading and a little sparkle by Lacielle Roselle. Dreamy, right?

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Dinner on the beach is looking pretty good about now… Just sayin’.

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

A voluminous braid always seals the deal.

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Romantic beach wedding inspiration | Photo by Jennifer Pharr Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77292

Thanks to the team below for sending these coastal wedding ideas our way…

Photographer: Jennifer Pharr Fine Art Photography / Venue: Rosemary Beach, Florida / Design/Styling & Florals: Victoria Austin Designs and Mary Kendall Butler / Invitations & Paper Goods: Victoria Austin Design/ Rentals: Blue Rents / Gown: SAJA / Bridal Accessories: Lacielle Roselle

 
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21 Aug

Pastel macaroons

We’d be happy just sharing all the unique pastel party ideas in this shoot by Myles Katherine with everyone today. But the team behind this one also included 6 fabulous cocktail ideas to accompany said photos. Bonus, much? Joni of Mint and Mirth explains: As a wedding bartender, one of the best parts of my job is bringing the unexpected to a classic signature cocktail. I love to incorporate new drinks into parties, weddings, and styled shoots. Myles Katherine and I imagined a modern bride who wanted a fun bridal shower afternoon with her girls, complete with bangin’ cocktails, bright makeup, tattoos, and pops of pale and hot pastels—think the color palette of springtime, but with the volume turned up! 

Oh, we’re so on board with that concept. Don’t miss the yummy cocktail sprinkled throughout the post!

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

The team chose Portland, Oregon’s Commissary Café for their “badass bride and her maids” to setup shop for the afternoon.

Pastel macaroons

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage inspired cocktails

Northern Fjord
1 brandy
1/2 aquavit
1/2 orange juice
1/2 lime juice
1/4 grenadine
orange peel garnish

Pastel macaroons

Vintage inspired cocktails

Miss Margarita
1 1/2 tequila
1/2 cointreau
1/2 lime juice
1/2 peach shrub
salt rim or dash jacobsen salt

Vintage inspired cocktails

Pastel macaroons

Pastel macaroons

The team wanted to showcase the soft, whimsical pastels with a “hint of rebellion”. Perfectly executed, don’t you think?

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Floral wristlet

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

What a braid!

Vintage inspired cocktails

Fresh Cut
1 1/2 gin
1/4 green chartreuse
3/4 lemon juice
dash rhubarb bitters
tonic
lemon peel garnish

or

Cherry Blossom
3/4 Luxardo
1 brandy
1/2 green chartreuse
garnish with cherry

Vintage inspired cocktails

Early Picnic
2 tequila
3/4 meyer lemon shrub
1/4 lime juice

or

Change Your Clocks
1 1/2 Hendricks gin
3/4 mint shrub
top with sparkling limeade
lime wheel garnish

Side braid

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

We had such a wonderful time putting together our rockin’ spring tea party and we hope modern brides find inspiration in it too! Many aspects of our afternoon can be DIYed as we described here so give them a shot and have FUN!  These cocktails, combined with our models’ tattoos, fun hairstyles and edgy attitudes definitely lets you know this was definitely Not Your Mama’s Tea Party!

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Thanks to Joni + the team below for all the ideas!

Photographer: Myles Katherine / Venue: Commissary Café / Shoot Concept & Cocktails by Mint and Mirth / Styling: Kayla of CK Wedding and Event Design / Floral: Bella Bloom Floral / Hair & Makeup: Gina Campbell / Gowns: Lena Medoyeff

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