25 Mar

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Winter was fun and all, but we’re pretty glad that spring is here—aren’t you? It’s time for trips to the farmers market, sandal shopping, and all the warm weather wedding trends we adore so much. Yeah, we’re pretty pumped… So today we enlisted D’Arcy Benincosa, Vintage Rouge, and Tinge Floral Design to share three totally gorg spring hair tutorials featuring loose waves and flower crowns. Get ready for it, brides and bridesmaids…

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

For a simple, effortless look, take the blossoms from the delphinium and place them into the curls or braids in the hair. To secure, use little pieces of floral wire to create a small clump of the vine and hair. Use as many buds as you like. They will last 3 to 4 hours before they need to be replaced.

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Here is a new spring take on a floral crown (that is much easier too!). Simply find a long and perfect piece of delphinium. Use the curve of the vine, and match it to the head of the model. Pins to the underlying hair with bobby pins. 

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

For a bolder look, place colorful spring buds (featured here are delphinium, sweet peas, and ranunculus) to fill out a classic updo. Securely pin the stems into the hair and voila!

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Photographer: D’Arcy Benincosa / Hair & Makeup: Vintage Rouge / Florals: Tinge Floral Design

 
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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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