11 Sep

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

As a wedding photographer for the last four years, Christine knows how different each style of wedding can be. Of course, she didn’t have that resource when her and Donnie tied the knot, so for their 5-year vow renewals they really wanted something that would represent them better. They enlisted designer + florist Jennifer of Jennifer Laura Design to make the dream a reality, and set up at Christine’s parent’s beautiful property.

After having trouble finding the perfect photog for her event (being in the industry can do that to ya!), Christine stumbled across Tessa J.’s website… and the rest is history!

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

What a bouquet! Jennifer Laura Design incorporated succulents, blue thistles, garden roses, dahlias, wax flower, spray roses, protea, carnations, and greenery pulled from the location.

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Christine’s fave moment from the day… The first look with Donnie was other-wordly. Something I’ve always wanted to do. I tapped his shoulder, and he turned around. I had a hard time holding back the tears because he was just too darn handsome. That beard that he’d been working on, his suspenders (which he would totally never wear otherwise), and his boots. Be still, my heart. He said I looked amazing, and we smooched. Not too much, though, I didn’t want to lose my lipstick or get it all over him!

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Love this ribbon theme throughout. Christine says, Geometrics played a big part of the decor, along with rustic and eclectic elements. We’re laidback and  simple, and what we wanted most out of the vow renewals was for everyone we love to gather and have a great time, in a ridiculously pretty set up that was just ‘us’.

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

The property has a warehouse space that worked well for their 50 guests.

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Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

The DIY list: all the signage, piñata, food truck menu; plus more DIYs from Jennifer, like the favors, draping ribbon, s’mores bar, and backdrops.

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Does this cake look almost too pretty to eat or what?!

Cheers!

Photographer: Tessa J. / Venue: Private Residence (bride’s parent’s property) / Design, Coordination, & Florals: Jennifer Laura Design / Hair & Makeup Artist: Hey Lovely Makeup / Invitation designer: Samantha Aguilera / Cake: Dream Slice Cakes / Catering: Ladybird / Rentals: One Stop Tents and Events / Gold Linen: Aztec Events and Tents / Drink Canister: Bourbon and Bloom / B&G chair signs & head table place cards: Darrling Design / Dress: Jenny Yoo from BHLDN / Shoes: Corral Boots

 
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10 Sep

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

We share a lot of gorgy cakes here on 100lc… wayyy too many to count even. But how often do you get the chance to create something so special all on your own? Lucky for us, the team over at Creativebug recently came out with another great tutorial series (remember their paper crafts classes?), this time all about cakes: The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating, to be exact. Deets, discounts and a sweet giveaway below…

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

The 4-week Wilton Method of Cake Decorating course will cover everything from baking recipes to icing a layered cake and cupcakes. It’s perf for the DIY bride, party planner, and pretty much anyone who adores a cake that’s as pretty to look at as it is to eat.

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

It includes instruction on decorating cupcakes with buttercream… Yum.

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

Class instructor, Emily Tatak, will also show how to create the smoothest icing.

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

You’ll also learn how to bake the perfect chocolate cake, work and roll fondant, create drop flowers, and more. Really digging this naked cake… Sweet, simple, and so romantic.

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating with Emily Tatak on Creative Bug

Isn’t this the cutest?

Now, it’s giveaway time… Enter using the widget below for your chance to win one of two free 3-month Creativebug memberships:

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And even if you don’t win, all new subscribers can use the code WILTON for a free two-week Creativebug membership.

Happy caking, cakies. (Yes, we had to!)

 
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10 Sep

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Happy Wednesday, cakies! We can’t think of a better hump day pick-me-up than sharing this super fun bridal shower thrown for Kelly Lanza, the genius behind one of our fave DIY blogs, Studio DIY. Of course, being such a crafty lady, Kelly always appreciates a good theme. So her bridesmaids, the gals at Bellwether Events went a little citrus crazy for Kelly, and packed a ton of sweet details in, too… See them all in the photos by You Look Lovely:

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Kelly tells it, The girls found a-to-die for restaurant, ICI Restaurant in Brooklyn, that was a beautifully lit blank slate and perfect for all the pops of color they brought in for the décor. They created that honeycomb runner themselves, my aunt put together the lemon drop favors and they had the most amazing paper goods from 9th Letter Press, one of my favorite stationery companies.

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Each guest wrote a message on a balloon at the balloon bar, which will be blown up for Kelly to read while she gets ready on her big day. That’s pretty awesome, we think.

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Anyone who knows Kelly is aware of her minor obsession with donuts! The team found a way to include them with these sweets from Doughnut Plant.

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

They designed a bingo based on the registry for guests to play while Kelly opened her gifts. They even found cute citrus stickers to include.

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Jeff and I have been together for over seven years! Yes, we were high school sweethearts! We’ve been engaged for 10 months and the wedding (in Palm Springs!) is now just two months away! It will be pretty classic, romantic and colorful with all shades of pink, a boatload of flowers and some unexpected details, too. Despite being a DIY-er at heart, I always knew I didn’t want to DIY my wedding. I see this as the one time I can work with creatives I admire and I’m excited to let them do their awesome thing while I enjoy the day!

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Pucker up citrus themed bridal shower | Photo by You Look Lovely | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78315

Some parting words from the bride-to-be: My best friend and Maid of Honor, Lauren, got engaged just four days before me. Having a friend go through this process at the same time as me has been one of my favorite things. I don’t know if either of us would have survived the rollercoaster of planning such big events without the other! Looking around the room, it was surreal seeing all the important women in my life at one table! From childhood friends to college roommates to family and future family, it was so special to have all the ladies I love in one place!

Cheers to Kelly! So happy we could share in the fun!

Photographer: You Look Lovely / Venue: ICI Restaurant / Planning + Design: Bridesmaids Lauren, Krista, Jen and Janice of Bellwether Events / Stationery Design & Letterpress Printing: 9th Letter Press / Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy / Digital Printing: Minuteman Press / Doughnuts: Doughnut Plant / Sugar Cookies: The Alison Show / Honeycombs & Favor Bags: Shop Sweet Lulu / Tea Towels: Kei and Molly Textiles / Citrus Stickers: Redbubble / Kelly’s Dress: Bouffants & Broken Hearts

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