17 Jan

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender is one of those flowering plants that needs to be in more weddings, don’t you think? The color itself evokes all kinds of romance. Just take a look at our purple color storyboards here and you will instantly be inspired by the variety of shades you can play around with. This styled shoot from Kimberly Chau and Lacey Bridges from Event Solutions in Texas, will show you all the ways you can introduce the color in your wedding decor.

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

How pretty is this cake, with just a sprig of lavender placed on top?

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Lavender farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Kimberly Chau | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66916

Such a peaceful color, no? Thanks for sharing, ladies!

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

Photography: Kimberly Chau / Wedding Planner, Stylist: Event Solutions, Lacey Bridges / Location: Lavande Farm / Models: Lauren, Garyt, and Fenway / Florist: Something Special in Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Bloom Makeup Artistry / Gown: Rent the Runway (Theia) / Suit: Calvin Klein / Bow Tie: J.Crew / Jewelry: J.Crew / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Cake: Whole Foods Market / Macarons: The Sweet Boutique / Cake Stands: Target / Table: Lavande Farm / Bench: Swift + Company / Diningware + Decor: Swift + Company / Chairs: Blooming Gallery / Linens: Over the Top Linens / Invitations: Akula Kreative / Table Number: Rebecca Barney

 
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16 Jan

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Back in November we posted this pic on Instagram. Pretty insane view, right? Well we finally get to share what went down on that oh so beautiful evening. But first, that gorgeous embossed poster designed by Pitbulls and Posies. It lists all the talented folks involved in making this cocktail + dinner party extra special. And because no one tells the story of a party better than the host, we’re going to let Casa de Perrin share the deets with you…

The idea of throwing a particularly special dinner party came out of us wanting to thank our friends and colleagues who have majorly supported us over the past couple years, since the inception of Casa de Perrin. We wanted to put together a night that took everyone away from the craziness of wedding season and everyone’s slam-packed schedules, and really treat our guests to the pure joy that is actually getting to ENJOY an event, rather than work at one.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

In order to set the tone for the night, we went to Amber Moon of Pitbulls and Posies with grandiose ideas, knowing that she would be able to take our excitement for what we were doing and translate that into the perfect invitation. And, in true Pitbulls and Posies form, Amber came back to us with the idea of a poster-sized, blind embossed print of all the vendors collaborating with us. We hand-delivered the invitations to personalize the experience and really let our guests know how grateful we are.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Celio Paulo de Almeida of Celio’s Floral Design architecturally constructed arrangements were placed as accent pieces on both the welcome and dessert display tables, and the most beautifully perfect arrangements accented the lounge furniture vignettes.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

We decided to host our dinner at Malibu Rocky Oaks, a private vineyard with such an amazing 360-degree view of the Santa Monica Mountains you almost feel like you’re up in the clouds. We set the theme as 1960′s Paris meets Old World Tuscany, in part to incorporate the beautiful juxtaposition of the estate’s Parisian-filled Tuscan villa, and in part to impose a sense of Audrey Hepburn-esque glamour and undertone on the night.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

We worked extremely closely with Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers to bring in the long, natural driftwood colored tables and rustic-yet-formal dining chairs, 1960′s inspired chandeliers, reclaimed wood bars and Parisian gilded vignette furniture.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

60 feet of the most lush floral runner I’ve ever seen graced the entire length of our table, complete with tulips, garden roses, succulents, air-plants and eucalyptus that spanned over a food wide.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

The party was also a chance for us to debut our new Heath Ceramics and Teak Flatware lines, along with our Antique White Florentine Chargers, Salt Cellars, Cut Crystal and Pressed Glass Goblets and Champagne Coupes.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

We had been working with Pitbulls and Posies on a concept for our print catalogs that would be both beautiful and functional, and decided that this dinner would be the perfect place to gift personalized versions of these catalogs to our guests. She created a deck of 5×7 cards depicting each of our rentable collections and compiled them in custom, hand-stitched leather pouches, laser engraved with each guest’s name. Now our clients have a “moveable inspiration board” of sorts, to interchangeably visualize what all of our collections look like together.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Talmadge Lowe of Pharmacie was instrumental in helping with the flow of our event, especially from a drinks-perspective. Upon arrival, guests were welcomed at the door with a Pineau Francois Orange aperitif, and then directed to the property’s helipad landing where we had set a 12′ circular, reclaimed-wood bar with an assortment of ombre vintage glassware in colors that mimicked the incredible sunset as the sun went down on us during cocktail hour. It’s hard to pick a most favorite aspect of the event, but this was by far and away our favorite bar we’ve decked out to date.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

We love the way Paige Jones Photo is capable of capturing both the up-close details, and the big-picture landscape scenery of where an event is taking place, so we knew we wanted to look back on this night and be able to relive it through her eyes. Not to mention she’s probably one of the greatest humans we know.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Dominique Pruitt stood atop our faded vintage rug and put on an acoustic set for cocktail hour that perfectly fit the vibe of the night. We have been fans of Dominique’s music for some time, and knew that an acoustic version of her original music (best described as 1960s west coast pop/rock n roll) would be the perfect welcoming touch.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

It is hard not to want to use Heirloom LA for every single momentous occasion in our lives.  No tasting was necessary on our part..in true Heirloom LA fashion, we just let them know the color-scheme of the dinnerware we would be using and the overall feel of the night, and they took it from there.

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Casa de Perrin dinner party | photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66557

Such an incredible night! We feel so lucky to have wined and dined with great friends, that also happen to be amazingly talented!

Photography: Paige Jones Photo / Design Production + Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin / Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks / Catering: Heirloom LA / Cocktails: Pharmacie / Design + Furniture/Lighting Rentals: Revelry Event Designers / Floral Design: Celio’s Floral Design / Paper Goods + Custom CdP Leather Catalogs: Pitbulls and Posies / Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy / Live Music: Dominique Pruitt / Coffee Service: Handsome Coffee Roasters / Hair + Makeup: Fiore Beauty / Kitchen Rentals: Town & Country / Valet: Jeffrey Valet

 
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16 Jan

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

These two hit all the right marks. They wanted a vacation and a wedding, so they decided on a destination wedding. They’re parents after all, and rightfully so deserve a vaca. They wanted a laid back beach wedding with a touch of traditional elements, so they invited a few close friends and family to celebrate at their annual summer getaway spot, Anna Maria Island, in Florida. Lastly, in early 2013, Dixie Pixel Photography held a contest for free wedding photography, and Anne & Drew won! In addition, they also won $1500 towards floral and decor from Whimsical Gatherings. Oh, and don’t think her gold sequin wedding dress (and table linens!) are going unnoticed…

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Since we were having a beach wedding I knew I didn’t want to wear white. I wanted gold. Gold on the beach was the first thing I knew I wanted. Everything else just fell in to place around the simple color palate we picked out. We wanted lots of white, pale pink, nude, gold and light minty green. I had my bridesmaids pick out any dress they wanted in any of those colors. 

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Gold dress by Badgley Mischka | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

How beautiful is this moment of Anne Marie and her sweet daughter, Gwen? Anna Marie and her mother worked on the pattern for Gwen’s dress together using a mix of vintage sparkly tule and floral fabric. P.S You can see more photos of little Gwen’s dress in our full gallery!

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Florals by Whimsical Gatherings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Obviously marrying Drew was the best part of the day. But if I had to pick a second favorite. It would be when Drew, Gwen and I cut the cake together. We hadn’t planned on doing it. We just scooped her up when it was time to cut the cake. It was really special and those are some of my favorite wedding pictures. It was important to us that she was really part of the day. It was her day too, and she’s old enough to really remember everything. I’m just so glad she was part of all the special moments of our wedding. 

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Mint and gold destination wedding | Photo by Dixie Pixel | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66859

Great words of advice from Anne:

From the beginning we asked ourselves if we really needed that to be part of our day. There are so many details that aren’t necessary. All of my DIY ideas got voted out. It was important that we weren’t stressed about the wedding. We didn’t send out save the date cards, just invitations. And we picked simple invitations on vista print rather than pricy invitation packages. Also, we went with small cakes and cup cakes rather than a big wedding cake. 

Our photographer was amazing. She kept us on schedule and made us feel so comfortable. Our event coordinator/ florist took care of all of the details and helped make every photo dreamlike and beautiful. The wedding and reception locations were staffed with the most amazing attentive people. At the end of the day you get to marry your best friend. Don’t worry about the perfect flower shade or whether or not the wedding looks exactly like you thought it might. The right team of people can help the day go so smooth and help the bride not worry and relax. The day goes by too fast. Take it all in and enjoy all the moments. 

Such a sweet, beautiful and touching day for them, right? Congratulations Anne + Drew!

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

Photographer: Dixie Pixel / Floral Designer: Whimsical Gatherings / Reception Venue: The Sandbar / Ceremony Venue: Roser memorial church / Event Coordinator + Designer: Carrie Waller of Whimsical Gatherings / Invitation Designer: Vista Print / Hair & Makeup: Bride / Cake: groomsmen, Tim green / Other desserts: from local grocery store / Wedding dress: Badgley Mischka / Veil: passed down from mother of the bride / Earrings:  handmade bride’s sister and bridesmaid, Abbey Johnson / Groom’s Suit & shoes: Banana Republic / Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS, Free People, Alice and Olivia / Flower girl: handmade by mother of the bride

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