23 Jan

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Remember the days when almost all weddings took place in ballrooms? If you wanted to have an elegant and glamorous wedding, it meant booking a hall with not much character, and you were limited to how you could style the space. It Takes Two Events and VUE Photography are challenging that idea and sharing how a rustic, industrial space with so much preserved history can be transformed into an elegant setting for an intimate affair, or large celebration. Take a peek…

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

We did not try to mask the rustic features of the space, but rather showcase them by framing them in soft lighting and draping. Additionally we added luxury linens both to the ceremony and reception areas,which included sheer gold sequin chair covers at the ceremony and alternating gold lace and gold sequin tablecloths for the reception tables.

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

You can never go wrong with hanging floral garlands, right? Such a great dramatic feel hanging above the dining table too.

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

Elegant vintage wedding inspiration | Venue at Monroe Cotton Mills | Photo by VUE Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67116

A whole lot more to see up close in our gallery, so make sure to pop in to add some pretty to your Pinterest boards. Like those sequin covered chairs… amaze.

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Venue: The Engine Room at Monroe Cotton Mills / Planning: It Takes Two Events / Photography: VUE Photography / Florals: Everything and More Events! / Stationery: Hi Note / Rentals (Tables & Chandeliers): Goodwin Events / Lighting: Unique Event Elements / Linens: I Do Linens / Bride’s Attire: The Sentimentalist / Jewelry: Louise Loirette / Rentals (Table Settings & Glassware): Event Rentals Unlimited / Draping: Event Drapery, Inc. / Cakes: The Cake Hag / Videography: Intentuous /

 
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22 Jan

One of the questions we get asked a lot that we love to answer is, “What makes a great bridal gift?”. Here’s what we think: This isn’t the time to buy something off their registry. Save that for their wedding gift, since it’s for the both of them. But when you walk into that bridal shower or bachelorette party, go with something ultra fem, and buy your lady something girly. Our no-fail, go to is and will always be, Kate Spade.

And these darlings, these are just a tad of our favorite gifts you can surprise the bride with…

Kate Spade bridal shower gifts

And since Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner, these would also make fab gifts for your bridesmaids (especially if you’ve just asked them to join your bridal party!), your momma (because they deserve something pretty), and you of course. You can never buy a gift from Kate Spade without getting a little something for you too.

1. Glitter Emanuelle Clutch | 2. Rose Gold Idiom Bangle  | 3. Be Mine Pave Pendant | 4. Brighton Rock Ring Set | 5. Holiday Lip Crayon | 6. Live Colorfully Parfum | 7. Secret Garden Bracelet | 8. Darling Crystal Champagne glasses

 
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22 Jan

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Ok, we think this might really be the best and most loveliest way to elope. In Part 1, these two celebrated their nuptials by having the ultimate date with the prettiest details. The date continues with Scott Clark Photo tagging along as they adventure together from one destination to another by hopping on a small, single engine plane and heading up the coast, old Hollywood style. Even if it’s just the two of you, we think hiring a photographer to document tidbits of your adventure is a must.

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67073

Such a dreamy idea for an elopement, right? We’re thinking… since Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, this could also make for one perfect V-Day gift (for those of us already married), wink wink.

In case you missed Part 1 of this shoot, you can see it here.

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Scott Clark / Planning and Design: LB Events (Hallie Slade) / Hair and Make Up: Girl Meets Bongga / Stationery: Prim and Pixie / Desserts: MJB Cakes / Flowers: Moon Canyon Design / Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Plane: Santa Monica Aviation / Models: Alexa and Johan / Model Agency: The House of Reps / Dress + fur coat: thrifted / Suit: Club Monaco

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