More than anything, Rachel + Clint wanted their wedding weekend to be a rich celebration of their amazing family & friends that traveled from coast to coast and abroad. That meant a weekend of parties! Their bachelor and bachelorette parties were on Friday night, their small and intimate ceremony and dinner party on Saturday, with the larger party on Sunday night. They chose CTC Gardens. It’s a hidden gem in East Austin, perfect for a more casual party under the stars. They brought in the Peached Tortilla food truck, a 1920s style band, and dessert and drinks from all their favorite Austin spots. Hop on over to view entire gallery of images!
Rachel + Clint had a two day wedding affair to accomodate all their guests. A ceremony and small intimate dinner party reception took place on Saturday followed by a second reception on Sunday. Both were gorgeous. Let’s peek at their wedding venue first. Palazzo Lavaca had the perfect blend of European sophistication and Austin edge to compliment both R + C’s personalities. They kept the location secret from all their friends, simply listing the church and stating “merriment and celebratory dinner to follow at a clandestine location” on their wedding invitations. Everyone was in awe – it was an exquisite background for the best dinner party ever, and all captured perfectly by Taylor Lord. Click here to view entire gallery of images!
More than anything, we wanted this weekend to be a rich celebration of the amazing family and friends we are blessed with. Those special people are scattered coast to coast and abroad and we wanted to share every moment possible with them. That meant a weekend of parties! Our bachelor and bachelorette parties were on Friday night, our tiny wedding and dinner party on Saturday, and a larger, more traditional party on Sunday night.
What a place to have a dinner, right?
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Check back in a bit for part 2 of their wedding weekend!
Photographer: Taylor Lord / Event design, florist, and rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Hair: Erica Rae at Roar Salon / Cake Dessert bar by Melissa at Cake and Spoon / Catering: Royal Fig / Invitation designer: Thornwillow / Band: Hollywood Revue / Bride’s dress: Amsale / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: bride wore mother’s veil / Necklace: J.Crew / Engagement ring: groom had run made with gold from their late grandmothers rings / Groom’s suit: Theory / Shoes: Cole Haan / Bowtie: Billy Reid / Wedding band: custom made, hammered gold by David at SeaBabe Jewelry / Wedding party attire: custom made
We’re pretty excited about today’s post. It’s coming to you from our new, fab partner at LaurenConrad.com. She’s got some handy advice on bridesmaid dresses, so we’re going to let her take it from here. Happy Friday!
Hello 100 Layer Cake readers! My name is Alex and I am a fashion and beauty editor for LaurenConrad.com where I have been blogging all about the preparations (and lessons learned) for my upcoming nuptials in our Wedding Bells series. As you can see I’ve joined forces with the lovely ladies of 100 Layer Cake and am excited to share some of my best industry tips and insights with all of you throughout the coming year. I’ll cover everything from aisle style to hair ideas and even a few makeup tutorial. To kick things off I thought it would be fun to talk about one of my favorite parts of planning: picking the bridesmaid dresses!
Coordinating bridesmaids dresses is tricky. More often than not you are working with a variety of different body types, skin tones, and hair cuts, which really complicates the process of picking the right dress for each attendant. To really throw a wrench into things, mismatched maids dresses have become all the rage as of late making the coordination a tad trickier…and that’s where I come in. If you’re into this on-trend medley of maids’ attire, take note of these 5 tips to create a perfectly coordinated crew of ladies for your big day.
1. Decide what aspect you are going to mismatch. You don’t just have to mix and match colors, you can also have everyone wear the same color but in different styles, or you can play with different materials and textures. If you’re really daring, try mismatching all three!
2. Select a color scheme. If there is a marquee color for your big day, be sure to base the dresses on various tones of that central color or are pick shades that are within the same color family. If you’re not especially savvy with color matching, stop by your local hardware store and grab a fan of paint samples to get inspired.
The inspiration for this shoot was derived around the saying, “Arrive in your Sunday best!”. With Easter just two days away and the weather getting warmer by the day, Plantation Farms and Two Chics Photography created a Southern Sunday brunch wedding! They served up all the great Southern brunch yumminess: cheese & bacon grits in mini Mason ball jars, fluffy waffles and fresh fruit, homemade biscuits and jam, mini bacon quiche, bubbly mimosas, pink lemonade and fresh coffee!
Sometimes a couple likes to keep their love story private, and we’re okay with that. This is one of those times, but you know what? These photos, captured by Russian photographer, Alyona Arnautova really tell a story themselves. The couple wanted their engagement shoot to feel very free and natural, so they kept to their awe-inspiring log cabin and Turtle Lake, a place nearby surrounded by thousands of butterflies. Simply breathtaking!