24 Dec

100 Layer Cake gift wrap shoot | Photo by Jen of Fondly Forever

Happy holidays, cakies! It’s hard to believe another beautiful year has passed here on 100 Layer Cake! We had so many things to celebrate in 2014. For starters, we turned FIVE! Can you believe it? (Naturally we celebrated with a colorful portrait sesh.) Then, we were honored to have dresses and shoes named after us. As you can imagine, that was huge for us.

Such an exciting start to the year meant we were super busy here at the 100lc HQ, so when spring rolled around, we were ready for travel! Jillian jetted off to Jamaica + Amanda adventured in Tulum, Mexico. Who could forget those white sandy beaches?

Fast forward to fall, when we posted a ton of gorgeous autumn weddings and got to be involved in a really special fall dinner party for FEED Projects, which raised more than 1,000 meals for children + families in need. It was amazing to hear that the FEED Suppers collectively blew their goal of 1,000,000 meals out of the water this year!

This year has been incredible. We kicked off the season with our annual gift wrap party and now we’re off to enjoy the holiday! We’ll be back next week with the 100 Layer Cake Best Of and more New Years inspiration.

Wishing you a safe + happy holiday! xo

Photo: Fondly Forever Photography

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23 Dec

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Such a striking beauty, right? It only gets better from here. Jimmy from Gideon Photography had an idea for a Charles Dickens themed shoot and of course When Pigs Fly Events immediately jumped on board. We mean, imagine the possibilities! They rounded up a great team of local vendors + made some new creative friends on Etsy (check out their shops in the credits below!) in order to create the magical, moody holiday vignette you’re lookin’ at right now…

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Their goal for the shoot was to follow the theme of A Christmas Carol, through the eyes of its creator, Dickens. Such a cool concept for a holiday wedding scene!

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Courtney of When Pigs Fly Events says, We wanted to create a modern take on Victorian life while highlighting the famous writer and his story. We added historically relevant touches in our shoot. The punch is called the ‘Smoking Bishop’ and was the drink of choice of Dickens. During Victorian times, the Christmas tree was often adorned with fruit. Instead of presents, people often left fruits and nuts (and in our case a tray of coal for Scrooge). We dried fruit slices and draped them on the tree. The Christmas card featured in the stationary is actually a rendition of the first Christmas card created in 1843 (the year Dickens released ‘A Christmas Carol’).

The team followed food blogger Tori Avey’s Smoking Bishop drink recipe, doesn’t it look amazing?

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Betty’s Pie Whole ended up being the perfect fit for this tablescape.

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

So. Many. Details. You gotta see them all in the gallery below…

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Thanks to everyone below for all the inspo!

Photographer: Gideon Photo / Venue: Olivenhain Town Hall / Design & Planning: When Pigs Fly Events / Florals: Native Poppy / Hair: Elizabeth Woodward / Makeup: Dew Me Beauty / Calligraphy: Amberelle Lisak / Holiday Cards: Zazzle & Paper Source / Pies: Betty’s Pie Whole / Pudding Cakes: Whole Foods / Smoking Bishop Cocktail: Tori Avey / Furniture Rentals: Rhapsody Rentals & Urban Barn / Linens: Party Mosaic / Sequin Hangers: Oh Deer Creative / Acorn Message: The Party Posse / Pie Topper: By Madeline Trait / Vintage White Dress: The Way We Wore / Black & Emerald Dress: Rent the Runway / Pocket Watch: Art Inspired Gifts / Models: Amberelle, Kelly, & Andrew

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23 Dec

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Kate of H&H Weddings is always looking to dispel stereotypes and create beautiful things in her work. She dreamed up these holiday wedding ideas out of a vision for an art deco style editorial featuring a dapper group of women enjoying a NYE happy hour. Along with Color Pop Events, she rounded up six gorgeous models + 20 vendors to show off a range of clothing styles and holiday décor to influence literally anyone looking for a little holiday inspo for their event!

Thanks to the talented Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artists Collective for the images below…

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

With a palette of gold, emerald green, and black guiding us, we really couldn’t go wrong! We stuck with some traditional art deco elements such as the design on the cake and infusion of gold everywhere, and the bar cart, but we wanted this to feel modern too. The florals were much lusher than typical art deco décor and the graphic glassware made things current.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Showing a variety of attire was a huge focus for this shoot. They opted for this amaze silk &FORLOVE jumpsuit, a glittery emerald cocktail dress, and several takes on classic suiting in order to offer a little something for everyone.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Aww.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Dapper indeed!

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

A collection of custom macarons from Swallow My Words to mimic the incredible art deco designs.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

A film from NST Pictures

Final words from Kate: Looking at the finished product, my favorite thing about this shoot is that you could use it for wedding inspiration or living room décor. It is so versatile and inclusive!

Agreed! Kudos to everyone below for wowing us today!

Photographer: Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artists Collective / Videographer: NST Pictures / Venue: 501 Union / Design, Concept, Styling, & Coordination: H&H Weddings & Color Pop Events / Florals: Juli Vaughn Designs / Hair: Styles On B / Makeup: Nicole Sievers / Paper: Sincerely Jackie / Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop / Macarons: Swallow My Words / Cocktails: Purslane Catering / Bubbly: Bon Affair / Rentals: Octavia & Brown / Feather Backdrop & Custom French Bulldog Illustration: Gina Paola Design / Attire: Saint Harridan, &FORLOVE, J. Crew / Headpieces: Hushed Commotion / Jewelry: Gunner & Lux, Greenwich Jewelers / Dog Bowtie: Silly Buddy / Models: Heather, Laura, Yaz, Tia, Lauren, & Leah

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