19 Aug

Crystal wedding dress

You know when you see something so amazing that you try to find a way to fit in your life ASAP? Maybe it’s an inspiring image from Pinterest or a gorgeous gown, like the one Candace @ Lovestru.ck Weddings + Events used as her muse for this shoot. After laying eyes on the Dori by Hayley Paige dress with a jewel-encrusted crop top and full skirt, we see how she dreamt up this romantic, mermaid-inspired scene based on it alone.

Thanks to Megan Pomeroy Photography for the photos below.

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Megan Pomeroy | Styling and design Lovestru.ck Weddings and Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77140

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

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Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Crystal and tulle wedding gown

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Crystal and tulle wedding gown

Even more dress-envy where that came from…

Crystal and tulle wedding gown

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Megan Pomeroy | Styling and design Lovestru.ck Weddings and Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77140

Crystal and tulle wedding gown

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So dreamy!

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Crystal and tulle wedding gown

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

A nontraditional boa with trailing greens for a sea-inspired look.

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Candace says, Blooms & Bouquets hung glass globes filled with crushed sea glass and candles above the head table. They also draped the entire room with layers of soft lavender and blue fabric, and added a mirror to the top of the head table to bring to mind the reflective nature of water. Breathtaking!

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

White-chocolate covered cherry pearls in graham cracker sand made for one brilliant treat!

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding inspiration

Sea-inspired wedding cake

Mermaid Styled Shoot from JF+M on Vimeo.

Thanks to the  team below for such a lovely shoot!

Photographer: Megan Pomeroy Photography / Videography: JF+M Videography / Venue: The Living Room / Creative Direction/Styling: Lovestru.ck Weddings + Events / Flowers/Draping/Lighting: Blooms & Bouquets / Hair: Kontempo /  Makeup: Lashes & Love Makeup Artistry / Calligraphy: The Pretty Paperie / Wardrobe Styling: Natalie Navis / Catering: Attitude on Food / Cake: Chris Janicek / Chocolate Covered Cherries: The Cordial Cherry / Printing: Xpress Copy and Printing / Bridal Gowns and Accessories: Dori by Hayley Paige from Rhylan Lang Bridal Salon / Menswear: Parsow’s & Emsud’s Clothiers / Other Attire: Standard Style in KC

 
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18 Aug

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Let’s talk wedding gifts for a moment, shall we? For something that involves gift giving, a registry can seem like it’s the least personalized part of the whole shebang. From not knowing exactly how many items to list to feeling obligated to stay within a certain price point, there are some not-so-fun aspects of creating a registry. Or should we say were?

Zola transforms a registry into a personalized experience, simplifies all the nitty gritty, and allows you customize it to fit your needs. There are a ton of neat features like group gifting (so multiple people can contribute to one item) and curated categories (where you can organize aspects like everyday items, experiences, or a honeymoon fund). But what we’re digging most is the fact that you can compile your list with products from all over the web with a single checkout through Zola. Not to mention the site is just plain pretty…

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

It’s also suuuper easy to use, and you can manage your registry online or via the iPhone app. The Gift Tracker alerts you when a gift is purchased, and from there Zola can hold, ship, or convert it to credits. You can also add photos and notes.

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Love, love that you can add a personalized little note about the items you choose.

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

Just a few ways to categorize your registry. All the modern, timeless gifts are offered in a range of price points and aesthetics. You also don’t have to choose between having a registry with designer gifts or practical items, because with Zola you get a blend of both.

Zola Registry | 100 Layer Cake

100lc readers, set up your wedding registry on Zola between 8/18/14 and 11/18/14 to receive $25 in Zola credits. (Credits will appear four weeks after your registry goes live.) Sign up here.

Anyone else totally in the mood to shop now?

 
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18 Aug

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

All we’re saying is: summer ain’t over yet. Okay, we’ve actually got a few more things to say, like how much we love the beach and SoCal and the free-spirited vibe in this shoot by photog Megan Welker and Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events.

Jacquelyn says, We were inspired by the Southern California surfers and a vagabond lifestyle. The location was tropical at the beach and the couple was ready to enjoy the open road with their bags packed. We had a fun 60’s/70’s retro vibe complete with a VW Van for the bride and groom to escape and camp along the coast after their nuptials. The bride was barefoot and wore a gorgeous yet simple dress from Stone Cold Fox with jewelry from Cleobella. Afterward she changed into her bikini by Tavik and beautiful coverups by Cleobella to enjoy the ocean water with her groom. Her hair and makeup were done by 1011 and we added Flash Tattoos along her arms to make her look even more fun.

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

The goal for this bouquet by MV Florals: Simple, wild, and fresh-picked

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Doesn’t get much better than this…

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Prim & Pixie came up with all the woodsy-yet-beachy paper + leather goods. Cool, right?

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Has there ever been a more summery sweetheart table? Vintage doilies, camping lights, and more daisies for this retro scene.

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Love the ‘do not disturb’ hanging.

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Hippie inspired wedding inspiration  | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and styling by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77108

Umm yeah… amazing.

Thanks to the folks below for sharing this shoot with us!

Photographer: Megan Welker / Styling & Design: Beijos Events / Florals: MV Florals / Hair & Makeup: 1011 Makeup / Paper & Leather Goods: Prim & Pixie / Tableware & Glassware: Borrowed Blu / Table, Chairs, & Camp Lights: Archive Rentals / Umbrella: Kerry Cassill / Dress: Stone Cold Fox / Bride’s Coverup, Kimono, Jewelry, & Getaway Bag: Cleobella / Bikini: Tavik / Leather Pouf: Cleobella / Groom’s Swim Trunks: Katin / Beach Towels: Kamp & Co. / Tattoos: Flash Tattoos

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