4 Feb

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

It all started along an oak tree lined street in Jacksonville, Florida, where stylist Taylor L. Ghost + Christina Karst Photography (remember when these two teamed up for an art gallery editorial?) met up with this charming bride Katie and her real-life maid of honor Katy. They all took their favorite feminine Audrey Hepburn and Mad Men era inspirations and set out to transform them into a very darling scene…

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

They gathered a team of neat vendors like Becky Cardenas of The Wilding Collective who punched up the color palette with these vibrant blooms.

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

From Taylor:

To create the mood and design of this inspiration shoot, I looked at the essence of Audrey: her characters, the classic style she carried so well, the way she danced through life and embraced femininity with such ease. I also took into consideration post­war attitudes and ideals prevalent in the 1950’s. I asked myself and the other vendors involved, what would the Audrey Hepburn of today be like? What would sort of bride would she be? Because the shoot features both Katie and her real­life maid of honor, it was easy to embrace those questions and really turn the feminine factor up a notch!

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

A unique spread of bite-sized treats by Marisa of Sweet N’ Flour, all of which will be featured in her new menu.

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

Just a little peek at Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne‘s striking vintage pieces. They also used this mustard shade for the ring with The Mrs. Box in our gallery below.

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

1950s bridal and wedding inspiration | Photo by Christina Karst Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85496

Taylor says, The daring lens through which Christina sees the world captured every detail in such a way that one can’t help but feel lifted and happy as they gaze upon the photos. To be honest, she makes all of those around her happy like that by being such an engaged friend and photographer. Any bride would be more than lucky to include her in their special day!

Amazing work everyone!

Photographer: Christina Karst Photography / Stylist: Taylor L. Ghost / Florals: Becky Cardenas  of The Wilding Collective / Makeup: Nicole Bostick / Hair: Gwynne Mims Salon / Print Materials: Megan Martinez of I Meg Your Pardon / Baked Goods: Marisa Ratcliff of Sweet N’ Flour / Vintage Furniture: Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne / Vintage Hotel Mail Sorter: Maria of Tin Roof Rentals / Porsche: Courtesy of Chris Belyea / Bouquet Ribbon: Silk and Willow / Gold napkins: Anthropologie / Bride’s Gown: Fancy Bridal / Bride’s Shrug: Anthropologie / Custom Engagement Ring: Emily Triplett Jewelry / Box: The Mrs. Box / Bridesmaid’s Top, Bracelet, & Scarf: J. Crew / Bridesmaid’s Earrings & Belt: Anthropologie

 
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4 Feb

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

These invites just scream California cool, don’t they? That’s how Bash Please described Kristen + Josh’s colorful 250 guest Irvine wedding when they sent these shots by Jennifer Emerling our way. K + J (founders of the nonprofit 9 Dots) didn’t have a particular theme in mind, but they knew they didn’t want to stress over the planning or the wedding. They cut out traditions that didn’t make sense for them (and are known to get stressful if you let them)—no bridal party, no seating assignments, online RSVPS, meticulous DIYs, etc. That way, they could sit back, relax, and enjoy everything their rad team of vendors put together for their big day.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Is Kristen’s Reem Acra gown not the most stunning thing ever?

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Eek! Honey and Poppies strikes again with florals after our own hearts.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Kristen’s vision: bright, happy colors, leaving out anything that felt too stuffy. Josh’s must-have: food trucks. It all just fell into place from there, and the Bash Please team wowed with a bunch of custom décor to fit their laidback vibes.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Will not be able to get this chuppah out of our heads for days…

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Kristen says, The 1st dance was to Pharrell’s “Happy” with a small portion of choreographed silliness.

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Kristen & Josh from Wade on Vimeo.

Final words from our bride…

Every moment is super memorable for us, from getting ready to the dance party at the end. The ceremony was really special. We had my little sister and Josh’s little brother officiate and Josh and I wrote our own vows. Our siblings walked our little dog, Tio, down the aisle and Tio sat up at the front during the ceremony. Even though we had almost 250 guests, the ceremony was so fun and intimate, we’ll never forget it!

Colorful California wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=85537

Photographer: Jennifer Emerling / Videographer: Wade Koch of Sharkpig / Venue: Private Estate in Irvine, CA / Planning, Design, & Paper Good Design: Bash Please / Florist: Honey and Poppies / Hair & Makeup Artist:  Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie / Dessert Table: A Sweet Savory / Catering: Soho Taco, Waff-n-Roll, Burnt Truck, MIHO Gastrotruck / Rentals: Classic Rentals / Lounge Furniture: Yeah! Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals / Photo Booth: Smilebooth / Bar: Pharmacie / DJ: Mike Cruz / Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra from The White Dress in Corona Del Mar / Shoes: Steve Madden / Jewelry: Ariel Gordon / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Vans / Bride’s Sister’s Dress: After Six

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3 Feb

Foil invite | Invitations by Dawn | 100 Layer Cake

Is it normal to say that we could talk pretty paper All. Day. Long? Gold foil, hand-lettering, laser cut, letterpress… Ya see what we mean? If you’re looking to find all of the above in one place, you’ll definitely want to take a look at Invitations by Dawn. Equipped with a talented team always on the lookout for the latest wedding trends, they have a ton of designs to go with any wedding vibe. They’re inspired by fashion and culture, but also friends + fam—which makes for a lovely way to rep your wedding, no?

Invitations by Dawn | 100 Layer Cake

(The color options are extensive, may we just note!)

Lace invite | Invitations by Dawn | 100 Layer Cake

Letterpress invite | Invitations by Dawn | 100 Layer Cake

Letterpress invite | Invitations by Dawn | 100 Layer Cake

Perhaps for a modern Gatsby-esque theme like this Chicago Gatsby wedding?

For 35 years, Invitations by Dawn has focused on creating stationery that’s a direct expression of you + your s/o’s personality and style. Invites come in every price range too. Our advice? Scroll right through all the invitations to see what catches your eye right at first glance!

Invitations by Dawn | 100 Layer Cake

This design could inspire a romantic woodland wedding theme, we think.

Invitations by Dawn | 100 Layer Cake

For an exclusive offer for 100lc readers, Use code 100LAYER20 for 20% off your Invitations by Dawn purchase, including premium collections like Letterpress and Foil-Stamped! (Excludes Disney Invitations.) Offer is valid through 3/26/2015.

PS: Find more of their stationery here.

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