28 Mar

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Yeah, we’re pretty spoiled living in Southern Cali. But hey, at least we never forget it or take it for granted. Instead, we thank our lucky stars everyday for the year-round sunshine, sandy beaches, and beautiful wedding venues nestled in the rolling hills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Shannon + Marcus chose one of those hidden gem spots for their elegant yet relaxed soiree. With glorious old oak trees and scenic views as the backdrop, RomaBea Images was able to capture some really magical moments.

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

These Badgley Mischka pumps make a pretty sweet something blue.

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Navy bridesmaid dress | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Navy bridesmaid dress | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Why leave anyone out if you don’t have to? Shannon + Marcus just went for it with their 17-person bridal party.

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

How’s that for a cozy outdoor spot?

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Shannon says, We wanted the quintessential California wedding for all of our out-of-town visitors: outdoors with a mellow vibe, local wines and spirits, gourmet yet familiar foods, and an inviting atmosphere.

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Romantic Southern California wedding | Photo by Beatrice Howell of RomaBea | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70558

Cheers Shannon + Marcus!

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

Photographer: Beatrice Howell of RomaBea Images / Videographer: Jaime at All Because He Asked / Event Coordination: Orange Dove Events / Venue: Diablo Dormido Weddings at Ahmanson Ranch House / Hair & Makeup: Just Blown Away / Florals: Yamaguchi Nursery / Cake: Susie Cakes / Rentals: Salt Buffalo / Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting / DJ: Donny Rizzo / Harpist: Deidre Moore / Photo Booth: TMZ Photo Booth / Bride’s Dress: Essence of Australia from Pebbles Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: Heirloom pieces passed down in bride’s family

 
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27 Mar

Next week, Tim and I take off on a fabulous little trip to Riviera Maya and Tulum, Mexico for a week of much-needed relaxation and maybe a little adventure (if I can be convinced to peel myself from the lounge chair). We’re staying at the Mr. and Mrs. Smith HotelsViceroyEsencia, and Las Ranitas with a trip over to Coqui Coqui for a spa treatment. Ahhh we can’t wait! Thought I’d show you a few items I’ve packed for the trip!

Style in Tulum | 100 Layer Cake

Swimsuit / Sunscreen / Bag / Sunglasses / Hat / Towel / Cover-up / Sandals

Style in Tulum | 100 Layer Cake

Mini dress / Sunglasses / Romper / Sandals / Bag / Sandals

One of the most popular hotels in Tulum is the glamorously rustic Coqui Coqui below. Celebrities, models and the like, flock to this chic hotel for the lazy, relaxed vibe.

Style in Tulum | 100 Layer Cake

Floral chemise / Aurelia night cream / Kora Organics eye gel / Blue romper / Chemise

We’re trying out Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s Just Married Pass, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Honeymooners, definitely check it out!

Off we go! You can follow my adventures on Instagram at @amanda100lc and @100_layercake

 
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27 Mar

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

In all of our five years spent blogging about weddings, this might be the first time we’ve heard of a groom walking (er, disco-ing) down the aisle to “Staying Alive.” But that just goes to show you how insanely fun Amy + Jason are. Their Palm Springs wedding—which was photographed by Jennifer Emerling and designed by Hello Gem—featured beach balls, beer koozies, loads of glitter, and one very cute pup running around the party. As Amy tells it, not taking themselves too seriously was key.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Woah, woah, woah—now hold on just a second. Can we talk about how amazing this invitation suite is?  It was designed by the talented Hello Gem ladies to look like the old school “Welcome to Palm Springs” posters. The RSVP cards were real postcards that felt like a vintage mailing from the ‘50s.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Amy’s glamorous white bouquet recipe: silver brunia, peonies, anemones, hydrangea, and ranunculus.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Disco fever!

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Amy + Jason saved some cash by purchasing wholesale succulents for the centerpieces rather than fresh cut flowers. That allowed them to spend more of their budget on extended bar hours, photography, videography, and gifts for wedding party.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling Photographer | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70579

That was so much fun. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Amy & Jason from Wade! on Vimeo.

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

Photographer: Jennifer Emerling / Videographer: Wade Koch / Venue, Catering, & Cake: Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs / Event Planning, Design, Flowers, & Paper Goods: Hello Gem / Hair: Molly Greenwald / Makeup: Ester Lear / Bride’s Dress: Herve Leger / Earrings & Necklace: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dresses: Aryn K from Planet Blue / Ring Bearer & Flower Girl Outfits: J.Crew

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