29 Sep

We’re feeling a bit crafty this morning, so how about we start the day off with a little DIY? We just shared a super cute DIY bridesmaid glam gift idea over at LaurenConrad.com, but honestly, why stop at one? Your bridesmaids are your best gals, so chances are you’re putting a ton of thought into their gifts. As a result, we came up with another angle for a thoughtful gift, this DIY pamper basket. See the how-to below to show your ‘maids how much you appreciate them with the gift of relaxation. Say it with us now: Ahhh.

DIY Bridesmaid gift idea | Photo by Esther Sun | 100 Layer Cake

Our DIY gift contains:

…All tucked inside a pretty basket.

DIY Bridesmaid gift idea | Photo by Esther Sun | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Bridesmaid gift idea | Photo by Esther Sun | 100 Layer Cake

And for the herbal tub tea:

Mix together epsom salts + rose budschamomile + lavender + calendula and put in a Weck jar. Tuck in a muslin bag for your recipient to put the tea mixture in for their bath.

DIY Bridesmaid gift idea | Photo by Esther Sun | 100 Layer Cake

As for scents, some lovely combinations to make are…

5 drops rose + 3 drops sandalwood

5 drops jasmine + 2 drops clove + 3 drops vanilla

2 drops lavender + 2 drops chamomile + 2 drops cardamom + 1 drop cedarwood + 3 drops geranium

2 drops orange + 3 drops lavender + 2 drops cedarwood + 2 drops ylang ylang + 2 drops bergamot

Then, put the aromatherapy oil and jojoba in a pretty rollerball perfume container.

DIY Bridesmaid gift idea | Photo by Esther Sun | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Bridesmaid gift idea | Photo by Esther Sun | 100 Layer Cake

Pretty, right? What do you guys think?! Don’t forget to see our post on LaurenConrad.com for more bridesmaid gift inspiration!

Photography: Esther Sun / Styling: 100 Layer Cake

 

 
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29 Sep

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

With this sparkly gold shoot, Jessica of Kill’s Custom Creations + Emily Jane Photography glammed up Michigan’s Old Town Marquee, a spacious loft with huge windows and exposed brick walls. For the theme, Emily explains, We weren’t afraid to put gold next to silver or rose gold on gold. There were no rules. The end result? A glittery vignette both elegant and playful…

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

How fun is this gold calligraphy by Paper & Honey?! They went with this look for all the paper products throughout.

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Just saying, this incredible Badgley Mischka gown is on sale at Saks right now…

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Everything had an air of Old Hollywood glamour, from hair and makeup to the table spread, and stylist Kill’s Custom Creations put all the elements together quite seamlessly.

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

 

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

A metallic cake is a pretty good way to top off a glitzy evening, we think.

Sparkly gold wedding ideas | Photo by Emily Jane Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79341

Thanks to the team below for all the ideas!

Photographer: Emily Jane Photography / Venue: Old Town Marquee / Styling & Florals: Kill’s Custom Creations / Makeup: Danielle Woodworth / Hair: Amy Rabideau of Encore Salon / Paper & Calligraphy: Paper & Honey / Dress: Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway / Jewelry: Medawar Jewelers / Cake: Sweet Heather Anne / Chairs: Chiavari Chairs of Michigan

 
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26 Sep

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

Amy + Philipp met in business school, so when they got engaged they approached the whole thing “like any MBA would”, with research and efficiency. They booked Brooklyn Winery within a week – knowing how competitive NY is – found a dreamy dress, then let a whole slew of talented Brooklyn-based vendors run with their theme. Sounds like the way to do it!

Thanks to Brookelyn Photography for all the photos below!

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

The bride explains, We love the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island each summer, and got inspired by the paper moon photo booth they have. Between that and obsessive Downton Abbey viewing, the vintage art deco theme made perfect sense for us. Thankfully, our friends got into the idea and we went unabashedly theme-y. I think we pulled it off without being kitschy! Our other constraint was using (almost) all Brooklyn-based vendors and vendors with a commitment to sustainability and ethical business practices.

So cool. Find more inspo on her Pinterest board.

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

She found Jenny Packham’s Joy, a gown with silk and tulle fabric, gold details, and crystal beading, at a trunk show almost instantly… Lucky gal!

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

Amy’s all-white bouquet recipe by Glitter + Rye: garden roses, Queen Anne’s lace, ferns, hypericum berry, calla lily, veronica, hydrangea

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

Three things totally made the venue for them: 1) it’s beautiful 2) an amazing staff, and 3) delicious, family-style dining.

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

Love the unique birdcage details.

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

With so many out of town guests – neither Amy nor Philipp are from NY – they made a whole weekend of it with the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Brewery, a McCarren Hotel pool day, and rehearsal dinner + brunch. And of course, the after party. Fun!

20s themed Brooklyn flapper wedding | Photo by Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artist Collective | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79145

Congrats you guys!

Photographer: Brookelyn Photography / Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Brooklyn Winery / After Party Venue: The Counting Room / Event Planner: Glitter + Rye / Florist: Glitter + Rye / Hair & Makeup Artist: Danielle Hartnett & Nackie Karcher of The Karcher / Invitation Designer: Glitter + Rye (Molly Hartman) / Printing: Boxcar Press / Cake: Made in Heaven Cakes / Catering: Brooklyn Winery & Luca & Bosco Ice Cream Bar / Band: Avalon Jazz Band / Hotel: The Box House Hotel / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham “Joy” from Gabriella Bridal Salon / Headpiece: Jenny Packham / Shoes: Oscar de la Renta / Rings: Ken & Dana Design (all ethical) / Clutch & Handkerchief: Bride’s Late Grandmother’s from 1950s / After Party Dress: BHLDN / Groom’s Tuxedo: Custom, Michael Andrews Bespoke / Cufflinks: Alice Made This / Bridesmaids: Sue Wong / Groomsmen & Ring Bearers: Mens Wearhouse / Flower Girls: Mini Boden / Mother of Bride: Badgley Mischka

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