3 Jul

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Photographer Anna of Deer Lovers had a hunch this shoot would be a good one. Could it be the fact that bride Ashton is a wedding planner, that the couple are world travelers, or that a hot air balloon would be involved? Whatever reason, she sure was right about this colorful scene for Ashton + Justin’s engagement shoot.

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Genius combo: striped dress, plaid shirt, color blocked balloon.

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Something fun to capture their love of adventure + travel. Not to mention bright personalities. Photog Anna calls them the dream team.

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Anna says, There is a hypnotizing charm about hot air balloons, and when you’re up in the air there is just utter silence. All of a sudden it’s just the two of them. In their own world. And it’s perfect.

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

One more beautiful backdrop…

Southern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer CakeSouthern California hot air balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Deer Lovers | 100 Layer Cake

Thanks for sending this cheerful shoot our way, Deer Lovers!

Photographer: Deer Lovers / Location: San Diego Hot Air Balloons

 
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2 Jul

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Boy do we love it when a collab just goes oh so right. Like when Kelsey Sheofsky of Shelter Co. + Danielle Rowe of Brown Paper Design got together and created the chicest party spread around for The Lab Event in San Francisco, which is jam-packed with inspo from some of Northern Cali’s most talented wedding experts.

More glamping inspiration in these photos by Kate Webber (whose artwork is sprinkled throughout the setup) below…

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

For your most sophisticated summer soirées…

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

An urban safari complete with splashes of neon and African inspired linens…

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Flowers by Brown Paper Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Sweets by Batter Bakery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

A sweet scene set against the historic SF Ferry Building—filled to the brim with treats from Batter Bakery.

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Sweets by Batter Bakery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Sweets by Batter Bakery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

Glamping party ideas with Shelter Co | Photo by Kate Webber | Sweets by Batter Bakery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75081

If only we could dine here all summer long…

Kudos to the team below for an amazing vignette!

Photographer: Kate Webber / Floral & Décor: Brown Paper Design / Paper Materials: Minted / Fine Art Prints: Kate Webber / Sweets: Batter Bakery / Tent & Longe: Shelter Co. / Tables & Chairs: Blueprint Studios / Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

 
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2 Jul

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Los Angeles natives Allie + Henry live in New York now, but wanted to share their love of Austin with their fam and friends for their big day. With classic details and all the fresh outdoor space one could dream of, they couldn’t have picked a better place to tie the knot. So happy that The Nichols beautifully captured all the rustic goodness on camera at the Barr Mansion (aka the first-ever certified USDA Certified Organic events venue).

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Beaming with Southern charm.

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

We are laid back Californians and our approach to planning the wedding was to create a fun romantic party. Everyone keeps telling us that it felt so “us”, so I think we achieved what we set out to do.

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Allie says, The best money we spent was hiring a wedding planner. It would have been really hard to plan a destination wedding without her. She was also totally invaluable the day of; I didn’t have to do a thing except have fun! And their trick for saving $? A Sunday wedding = less expensive venue, and better airfare/hotel rates for guests.

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

A spirited sendoff…

Congrats to Henry and Allie!

Photographer: The Nichols / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Barr Mansion / Wedding Planner: Jessica Brightwell at Pearl Events / Hair & Makeup: Rae Cosmetics / Florist: Abby Daigle at Stem Floral / Invitation Designer: Drawing by Groom’s Father; Design/Printing by Lion In The Sun / Cake & Catering: Barr Mansion / Tent Rental: Premiere Party Central / Lighting: ILD Photobooth: Airstream Photobooth / Bride’s Dress: Stone Fox Bride / Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Veil: BHLDN / Flower Crown: Stem Floral / Jewelry: Groom’s Mother / Groom’s Suit: Bonobos / Shoes: Penguin / Tie: Penguin / Bridesmaid Dresses: RED Valentino & Club Monaco

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