18 Dec

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

If you’re not into the traditional red + white wreath for your holiday décor, the team at Type A Society totally has you covered. Last week we shared their DIY orange + olive wreath (super easy to make, by the way), and now they’ve got another good one up their sleeves: a blue + white wreath made with fresh flowers.

Carrie of Type A Society explains, If you are having a dinner party and want to decorate your front door with a wreath that will make your guests stop and stare, choose fresh flowers! When you place them in foam they will last 3-4 days longer than normal so be sure you find the perfect aquafoam size to fit your door. 

Okay, time for the DIY! Thanks to Josh Gruetzmacher for documenting the process!

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

Supplies:ŸŸ

•Olive greens, paper white flowers, blue thistle, white berries and blue eucalyptus pods.
•WireŸ
•Wire Clippers
•Aquafoam Wreath, 15 inch from Amazon
Silk & Willow ribbon, 4inch Eggplant

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

Step 1: Soak your aquafoam wreath in water.

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

Step 2: Insert your cluster of thistle first. Then fill around with olive greenery. Make a small hole into the foam and insert your paper white flowers. Make sure they are secure in the foam and the delicate stems are not broken so they will last a long time.

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

Step 3: Fill in with white berries and blue eucalyptus pods.

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

Step 4: Tie your Silk & Willow ribbon around the wreath and cut the ends.

DIY Blue and White Olive holiday wreath | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Design and styling: Type A Society for 100 Layer Cake

Step 5: Hang the wreath with wire from the back. Finished!

So, are you ready to make one yourself?

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Styling and Floral: Type A Society / Plates: Anthropologie / Cups: Crate and Barrel / Napkins: La Tavola Linen / Silverware: West Elm / Ribbon: Silk & Willow

 
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17 Dec

Happy Wednesday, cakies! We wanted to pop in and share a beautiful new design that Riley & Grey (the place to go for modern luxury wedding websites) just debuted: A gorgeous gold holiday themed wedding site design. It’s perfect for those of you with winter wedding dates planned… Or that simply love gold, which is everyone else, right?! They’re constantly rolling out new features, like last month’s customizable color options and this gilded gold theme is just in time for December. Check it out:

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites

How it works: Peruse the demos on their website (sign up to see them all), and choose which of the limited edition themes suits you best. Then, add in your info and share with all your guests for a super easy way of collecting info and RSVPs and presenting your registry. Each site comes with a custom domain name, organizational tools, and hands-on customer service, too.

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites
You can even add profiles for the members of the wedding party!

Each website has that same sleek aesthetic on mobile and tablets too, so guests won’t need to have a laptop handy to check out your registry, get wedding deets, read your notes, or anything. As you can see above, the site will function like a mobile app—making it easy to navigate while on the go—without having to download one. Pretty neat.

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites

Another cool thing about Riley & Grey is that they don’t stop at web design. They love to inspire brides + grooms to embrace their couple style and it shines through when you see all gorgy images on their Pinterest and Instagram. All the eye candy you can get when planning a wedding is more than welcome!

If you like their style, don’t forget to follow the Riley & Grey blog for even more inspiration and news!

 
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17 Dec

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

With a theme like “You Make Life Sweeter”, you can probably guess today’s DTLA wedding contains a few lovely surprises. Boram + Kenneth both have a major sweet tooth and wanted their guests to celebrate all of their favorite things with them, which quickly led to a day full of sweets, glitter, and lots of love. And did we mention sweets? See it all these photos by Mary of Floataway Studios:

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Pretty ring, pretty mani. That accent nail!

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

One of the bride’s fave moments was exchanging cards with Kenneth during the first look.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

A darling bouquet recipe: White anemone, peach Juliet garden roses, Campanella garden roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Boram says, Cafe Pinot is located in downtown LA, surrounded by skyscrapers and right next to the Los Angeles Public Library. We loved that it offered a beautiful garden for the ceremony and then could transform into a different setting at night with the lights of all the buildings nearby.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

They created a huge wall of candy covered with individual packages AKA guest escort cards.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Catherine of CCL Weddings & Events is a DIY whiz. She whipped up this sign, the sequin cocktail flags, aisle hearts, chair backs, and more.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

A few words from Boram on the planning process…

My biggest hurdle was probably my own indecisiveness, especially in the beginning. Making each decision felt like such a big deal since I worried how it would affect the outcome on such an important day. It really helped that my husband was involved in the whole process and to have such an amazing wedding planner who knew how to guide us through it all.

Cheers!

Photographer: Mary of Floataway Studios / Venue & Catering: Café Pinot / Wedding Planning & Design: CCL Weddings & Events / Floral: Milieu Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup / Graphic Design: Lani Choi / Cake & Desserts: Merely Sweets / Ice Cream: Carmela’s Ice Cream / Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals / Linen: La Tavola Linens / Flip Book: A Little Scene / Lighting: Amber Event Production / DJ: Classic DJ / Bride’s Dress: Both Dresses & Veil from Kara Wedding / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Suit: Thick as Thieves / Shoes: Cole Haan / Ties & Pocket Squares: The Tie Bar / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Etsy / Groomsmen Suits: J. Crew

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