24 Apr

Colorful garden rose bouquet | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Kevin + Amanda’s wedding has everything you’d want in a rustic outdoor affair. Barn? Check. Oak trees? Uh huh. Sprawling ranch landscape? Huge enough for lots of colorful décor and DIYs. Exactly why after seeing several venues, they were sold on Santa Margarita Ranch. Mix in a bouquet overflowing with garden roses, anemones, ranunculus, cascading greenery and ribbon, and we’re in business! Brandi Welles captured it all below:

Colorful garden rose bouquet | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Floral tie | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Coral bridesmaid dresses | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful garden rose bouquet | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Floral tie | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Amanda, on the venue: We chose the ranch mainly because it had the most amazing oak tree to say our vows under. The ceremony site there is straight out of a painting. The lawn is perfectly green, the tree is to die for, the windmill, twinkle lights, wine barrels, the list goes on and on. It is rustic and simple and required no additional decorations because it is perfect on it’s own.

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Coral bridesmaid dresses | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Coral bridesmaid dresses | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful garden rose bouquet | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Kevin, Outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, travels a ton, so a lot of the planning had to be done while they were apart. For their guest list of 150 and 9 months to plan, they went over their budget of 35k, but Amanda was able to pull off all those sweet DIY projects!

Lauren of Lavender Grey Events says, The bride, family, and friends made everything for the wedding from the vintage marquee sing, the giant A+K letters for the barn doors, hand-stamped table number cards, table numbers, painted frames, and the signage. Amanda hunted rustic items from flea markets that I went to town with on the day of the event. The best baseball touch was a beautiful bench for two made by Amanda’s father out of all of Kevin’s old baseball bats from his journey from the minors to the majors.

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful garden rose bouquet | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Floral menu| Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Apple moonshine wedding favors| Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Amanda’s godparents even made 150 mini bottles of apple pie moonshine for favors.

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Colorful Rustic Barn Wedding | Photos by Brandi Welles | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Colorful-Rustic-Barn-Wedding

Lovely memories via our bride + groom…

Amanda: Before the ceremony our officiant asked us some questions through email that he would talk about during the ceremony. He had asked us both to pick just one word to describe each other. And like most things with Kevin, he knew his word way before me and responded to the email first and I’ll admit I struggled to find the word. But when the big day came our officiant told the guests that he had asked us this question and we happened to pick the same word, “home.” like, WHAT?! Now Kevin has been traveling a lot with baseball for about 5 years now, and mostly without me because I had a job and lived in California. So for him to pick “home” meant so much to me and really made the fact that we are getting married (after being engaged for 2 years and never living together) real to me. We were each other’ home from this day forward, no matter where we live. 

Kevin: After all the craziness of the day I had a moment to break away from family and guests, but also my new bride, and was able to watch her dance with our friends and it hit me that the same woman that I have watched dance before was not just some woman but my wife, the woman I will spend the rest of my life with. It was a very emotional/intense moment that made the meaning of marriage real to me.

So sweet! Congrats you two!

Photographer: Brandi Welles / Videographer: KJ Creative / Venue: Santa Margarita Ranch / Event Coordinator & Invitations: Lavender Grey Events / Florist: April Flowers / Hair: Friend / Makeup: The Queen Bees / Cake: Splash Catering / Catering: Field To Table / Linens: La Tavola / Lighting/DJ: Kramer Events / Bride’s Dress: Modeca from The Dresser in Fullerton, CA / Shoes: Ted Baker / Bracelet: Gift from Groom’s Mother / Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker / Shoes: Aldo / Groomsmen Suits: Vera Wang / Guys’ Ties: The Grunion Run / Flower Girl: Mylilsweetieboutique / Ring Bearer: Dappergent

 
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23 Apr

Anybody on the lookout for bridesmaid gifts this spring? We recently discovered that our friends at Darby Smart (recall their DIY kits) not only offer up a way to craft basically every gift imaginable, but they also have items made for you (good for the bride on a timeframe, yeah?) all ready for giving. Right now they have 9 unique gift ideas up for grabs. Here are our top picks:

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

Pinrose Eau De Parfum

Darling packaging, clever names like Rooftop Socialite and Surf Siren to match up to your bridesmaids’ personalities, and fresh, modern scents from a SF-based luxury fragrance brand = all reasons these little gifts top our list of faves. (Srsly, Sugar Bandit? Want.) Why not combine these with one of the other customizable ideas below too?

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

State Lovin’ Wood Wall Art

These rad wall art pieces in state shapes are custom made in the silhouette of your choosing. Especially cool if you and your ‘maids have been together through travel or multiple living situations.

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

Bridesmaids Custom Mugs

Simple mugs with custom text engraved right on the enamel means no wearing over time. Maybe replace her formal name with a fun nickname for those of you that go way back? Cute!

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

Monogrammed Floppy Straw Sun Hat

With a ton of fonts and even more colors to choose from, you can mix ‘n match your gals’ hats to go with each of their style.

Check out the other adorable Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts and even one groomsman gift in case your guy is struggling for ideas (more than likely!).

Which gift would your bridesmaids want?

 
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23 Apr

Erin Fader earrings | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Have we convinced you yet that the desert always, always makes a spectacular wedding backdrop? This pastel inspiration Layered Vintage dreamed up is based on one simple concept: sometimes things can be the most beautiful in their natural form. So true and so happy Whiskers and Willow Photography sent these images to share in their tribute to nature:

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Erin Fader earrings | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel marbled wedding invitaions | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Evidence of a fantastic setting: when you can set your gorgy marbled invites RIGHT on the wild earth.

Pastel marbled wedding invitaions | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Trumpet and Horn vintage wedding ring | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel marbled wedding invitaions | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Trumpet and Horn vintage wedding ring | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

 

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Erin Fader earrings | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Inspired by all things that come from the earth, we put together wedding inspiration for the adventurous and romantic couple who love to explore the outdoors together. The desert in Southern California is rich with cacti and shrubs sprouting between jagged rocks. We brought in soft and pretty wedding details to complement the rugged elements.

Light grey grooms suit | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Braided chignon bridal hair| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Calligraphed plates| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Braided chignon bridal hair| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Her hair! What a dream.

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Sky blue, pale purple, gray toned whites, and other muted tones made up the whimsical color story.

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Trumpet and Horn vintage wedding ring | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel macaroons| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian wedding cake | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Don’t you love the subtle marble peeking through here too?

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Okay, how did you guys ever leave this landscape?! Great work, team!

Photographer: Whiskers and Willow Photography / Concept Design & Styling: Layered Vintage / Floral Design: Bloom Babes / Hair: Kylie Wadsworth / Makeup: Lacey Haegen / Calligraphy & Stationery: Type & Title / Desserts: Sweet Lydia’s of San Diego / Rentals: Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design / Tabletop: West Elm, Layered Vintage / Custom Vases: Salt & Stone Pottery / Vintage Glass Candles: Often Wander / Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon Co. / Dress: The Dress Theory / Jewelry: Erin Fader / Ring: Trumpet & Horn / Models: Victoria Ealy & Rhett Wellington

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