23 Dec

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Kate of H&H Weddings is always looking to dispel stereotypes and create beautiful things in her work. She dreamed up these holiday wedding ideas out of a vision for an art deco style editorial featuring a dapper group of women enjoying a NYE happy hour. Along with Color Pop Events, she rounded up six gorgeous models + 20 vendors to show off a range of clothing styles and holiday décor to influence literally anyone looking for a little holiday inspo for their event!

Thanks to the talented Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artists Collective for the images below…

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

With a palette of gold, emerald green, and black guiding us, we really couldn’t go wrong! We stuck with some traditional art deco elements such as the design on the cake and infusion of gold everywhere, and the bar cart, but we wanted this to feel modern too. The florals were much lusher than typical art deco décor and the graphic glassware made things current.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Showing a variety of attire was a huge focus for this shoot. They opted for this amaze silk &FORLOVE jumpsuit, a glittery emerald cocktail dress, and several takes on classic suiting in order to offer a little something for everyone.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Aww.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Dapper indeed!

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

A collection of custom macarons from Swallow My Words to mimic the incredible art deco designs.

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

Black green and gold holiday wedding ideas | Photo by Brookelyn Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83613

A film from NST Pictures

Final words from Kate: Looking at the finished product, my favorite thing about this shoot is that you could use it for wedding inspiration or living room décor. It is so versatile and inclusive!

Agreed! Kudos to everyone below for wowing us today!

Photographer: Brookelyn Photography of The Wedding Artists Collective / Videographer: NST Pictures / Venue: 501 Union / Design, Concept, Styling, & Coordination: H&H Weddings & Color Pop Events / Florals: Juli Vaughn Designs / Hair: Styles On B / Makeup: Nicole Sievers / Paper: Sincerely Jackie / Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop / Macarons: Swallow My Words / Cocktails: Purslane Catering / Bubbly: Bon Affair / Rentals: Octavia & Brown / Feather Backdrop & Custom French Bulldog Illustration: Gina Paola Design / Attire: Saint Harridan, &FORLOVE, J. Crew / Headpieces: Hushed Commotion / Jewelry: Gunner & Lux, Greenwich Jewelers / Dog Bowtie: Silly Buddy / Models: Heather, Laura, Yaz, Tia, Lauren, & Leah

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22 Dec

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Not gonna lie, we have a soft spot for couples who tie the knot during Christmas. Why not make a magical season even more joyful, right? Chris + Bec decided to simply because they looove Christmas. They embraced that theme throughout, starting with their lovely UK venue, the Goodwood House, a historic building set on a 12,000 acre estate that includes catering, accommodations, and lots of room to customize. To top it all off, the bride could not be more stunning in holiday red + winter white!

Thanks to Ann-Kathrin Koch for sending these photos our way!

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Chris says, From our wedding the most important thing we wanted to do was bring our two families and friends together and give them happy memories which they would hold together forever… Both Bec and I have always loved Christmas and the happiness that time of year can bring so we could not think of a better time of year to have our wedding.

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

What a beautiful Christmas bride!

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

There are many, many wedding venues we could chose from but I would be amazed if they could match the attention to detail that Goodwood gave us, they made us feel both comfortable and relaxed on the day and in the lead up to the day. We picked Goodwood House because it holds some very happy memories so this was not just any old venue, it was a beautiful venue which had meaning to us. This day would have never of ran so smoothly without the help of the Goodwood events team (Gemma Partridge Brown) and each and every one of the suppliers.

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

A Christmas theme meant room to get creative with lighting and décor, so they went all out with candles, gold décor, and red florals by Spriggs Petworth.

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

Red white and gold Christmas wedding | Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83487

B + C found photog Ann-Kathrin on a wedding blog and felt comfortable with her from their first Skype meeting on. She knew just what memories to capture with little guidance from them, and they’re thrilled to have all those photos for years to come!

We definitely see what they mean. Congrats Bec and Chris!

Photographer: Ann-Kathrin Koch / Venue & Catering: Goodwood House / Event Planner & Styling: Gemma Partridge Brown of Goodwood House / Florist: Spriggs Petworth / Stationery: Emily and Jo Stationery / Cake: Jess Hill Cakes / Signature Drinks: Mulled Wine / Car Restoration: Terry Bryant & Keith Miles / Bride’s Dress: Sassi Holford from The Dress in Teddington/ Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Jewelry: Katie Rowland / Groom’s Suit, Shirt, & Tie: Ben Sherman / Shoes: Russell and Bromley / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ghost / Groomsmen: Marks and Spencer Suits

 
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22 Dec

Holiday cinnamon stars cookie recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Everyone has their holiday traditions. It’s so fun to find new ones to fold into your own events. These recipes that Lotta of MINT DESIGN shared are perfect to celebrate the season with, we think. She teamed up with Mariel Hannah Photography to share her family’s German tradition of baking + sipping: In a traditional German home, the holidays revolve much around baking, drinking and entertaining. All of my relatives live in Germany and Sweden making it hard to see them during the holidays. So during Christmas time, we pretend we are in Germany by busting out the baking supplies, gathering the vino and spices, and we bake the night away!

Holiday cinnamon stars cookie recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Holiday cinnamon stars cookie recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

The German Cinnamon Stars are yummiest dunked into something hot such as mulled wine. Lotta says that many Scandinavian and German speaking countries make mulled wine every night during December. Mm!

Holiday cinnamon stars cookie recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Holiday cinnamon stars cookie recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Holiday cinnamon stars cookie recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

As promised, the recipes…

Holiday cinnamon stars cookie recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

German Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups (about 8 ounces) hazelnuts or blanched almonds, finely ground
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
• 1/4 cup egg whites (about 2 large)
• Pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
• About 1/2 cup additional confectioners’ sugar for rolling

Holiday mulled wine recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

2. Combine the nuts, cinnamon, and zest. Beat the egg whites on low speed until foamy, about 30 seconds. Add the salt, increase the speed to medium-high, and beat until soft peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until stiff and glossy, 5 to 8 minutes. Reserve one-third of the meringue (about 1/3 cup) and fold the nut mixture into the remaining meringue.

3. Place a large piece of waxed paper on a flat surface and sprinkle with additional confectioners’ sugar. Place the nut mixture on the sugar, lightly sprinkle with more confectioners’ sugar, top with a second piece of waxed paper, and roll out 1/4 inch thick. Remove the top piece of waxed paper. Using a cookie cutter dipped in water, cut into 2-inch star shapes or use a sharp knife to cut into diamonds. Reroll and cut any scraps. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

4. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Spread the reserved meringue over the top of the cookies and bake until the tops are lightly colored, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool. Zimtsterne taste best if allowed to stand for 24 hours. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

Holiday mulled wine recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Holiday mulled wine recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Holiday mulled wine recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

And now the wine…

Holiday mulled wine recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Glühwein (Mulled Wine) 

Ingredients/Supplies:

• 2 medium lemons
• 2 medium oranges
• 10 whole cloves
• 5 cardamom pods
• 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
• 1 1/4 cups water
• 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
• 2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Beaujolais Nouveau
• 1/2 cup brandy
• Cheesecloth
• Butcher’s twine

Holiday mulled wine recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Holiday mulled wine recipe | Photo by Mariel Hannah Photography | Styling Minted Design | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83802

Instructions:

1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the lemons and oranges in wide strips, avoiding the white pith; place the zest in a large saucepan. Juice the lemons and oranges and add the juice to the pan.

2. Place the cloves and cardamom in a small piece of cheesecloth, tie it tightly with butcher’s twine, and add the bundle to the saucepan.

3. Add the sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks, place the pan over high heat, and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced by about one-third, about 20 minutes.

4. Add the red wine and brandy, stir to combine, and bring just to a simmer (don’t let it boil). Remove from the heat and remove and discard the spice bundle before serving.

Thanks to Lotta for sharing these delicious holiday treats with us! Cheers!

Photographer: Mariel Hannah Photography / Creative Direction & Styling: MINT DESIGN / Paper Products: Matinae Design Studio

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