21 Apr

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Did you guys know that The Lyrid meteor shower is this week? The annual meteor shower peaks tonight + tomorrow night (in the early morning hours to be exact), where you can see 10-20 meteors littering the night sky per hour. To celebrate this incredible show, Bramble Workshop arranged a little celestial fête for friends to gather, eat, sip, and stargaze. Pretty cool, right? Celeste Noche has the pics and don’t forget to try the recipe too.

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Just the night for a creative cocktail. Navy Skies by Mint and Mirth:

Our stargazing cocktail features Oregon’s finest Crater Lake Rye, a smooth whiskey crafted from 95% rye grain and pure Cascade Mountain water. Its flavor is rich with deep toffee notes and a peppery spice that defines true American rye whiskey. The amethyst color and intense flavor make the perfect sipping cocktail with which to watch the night sky.

Now for the recipe…

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Ingredients
2 oz. Crater Lake Rye Whiskey
¼ oz. simple syrup
¼ oz. Sage & Sea Farms Blueberry Shrub
dash of bitters
orange peel

Instructions
In an Old Fashioned glass, add the syrup, bitters and orange peel. Use a muddler to gently press the orange peel to release the citrus oils. Pour in whiskey, shrub, and syrup, then stir. Add a dash of bitters (we used Hella Bitters) and voila!

And how to make blueberry shrub (adapted from “Porch Parties: Cocktail Recipes and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining” by Denise Gee)

Ingredients
4 cups blueberries
2 cups cider vinegar
2 cups cane sugar

Instructions
Cover blueberries and vinegar in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3 days. Strain the mixture into a bowl and press berries to release all the juice. Discard the solids. Next, pour the liquid into a saucepan with sugar and bring to a boil, stirring for 3 minutes. Set aside and cool. Keeps in the fridge for 10 days.

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Loopy and luscious night-sky inspired calligraphy on navy invites, menus, and escort cards by A Luxe Contraband.

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

We wanted to create an atmosphere of elegance and allure that was reminiscent of the night sky with dark blues and soft white accents. Jessica from Bramble Workshop created the DIY batik runner that eventually became the centerpiece of our vision. With the strong wave of navy on the table, it was only natural for the blooms to be white and plentiful, just like the night sky.

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

The menu for the evening tied everything together so that the stargazing theme didn’t end with the tablescape but continued on with Ariela’s organic, vegan menu and Mint and Mirth’s “Navy Skies” cocktail to enjoy just before heading out to stargaze at the end of the evening.

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

Indigo Stargazing dinner party inspiration | Photo by Celeste Noche | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Stargazing-dinner-party-inspiration

A spectacular excuse for a festive evening, if you ask us. Sure to inspire dinner parties on many a spring eve, too!

Thanks to the guys below for pulling together this lovely dinner party:

Photographer: Celeste Noche / Design: Bramble Workshop / Florist: Old Town Florist / Paper Goods: A Luxe Contraband / Cocktails: Mint and Mirth / Catering: Ariela Rose / Aprons: Portland Apron Company

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20 Apr

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Recently engaged cakies, you’ll want to bookmark this color palette: copper and coral mixed with desert hues and wood tones—the pic below by Melissa Jill Photography sums it up pretty well. Actually, all of these golden hour film photos she took for LVL Weddings & Events’ inaugural Arizona shoot (they just expanded from CA to include services in AZ!) have us brimming with spring wedding décor ideas. Real couple Emily & Jeff gave off the authentic romance such a shoot requires; it was a bonus that the chosen wedding attire fit to a T too!

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

*Color palette perfection*

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

BHLDN wedding gown | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

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LVL chose this particular venue for their mix of desert + garden setting…

Chignon bridal hair | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

BHLDN wedding gown | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

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BHLDN wedding gown | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Heather of LVL Weddings & Events tells us, Principal planner, Emily Schiesl, has a love for the Moscow Mule (particularly the copper mug) and the beautifully exotic flower, protea. You will see copper and the bright hues from the protea echoing throughout the tablescape and floral design by Petal Pusher, as well as the copper foil details on the stationery by Idieh Design.

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

BHLDN wedding gown | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

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Hanging flowers and a xerographica bouquet… We’re feeling those desert-garden deets for sure.

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

BHLDN wedding gown | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Sanctuary’s resort boasts incredible views from all angles, but we settled on Paradise Views Lawn to set up a romantic tablescape under a wooden terrace by Petal Pusher, which also acted as a ceremony backdrop. The clean lines and simplicity of the resort played a part in the choice of the Ines gown by BHLDN and menswear by Ted Baker—modern, tailored, and fresh.

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

BHLDN wedding gown | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Copper and coral wedding inspiration  | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Copper-and-coral-Arizona-wedding-inspiration

Shout out to the folks below for all the stunning ideas!

Photographer: Melissa Jill Photography / Venue: Sanctuary Camelback Resort & Spa / Planning: LVL Weddings & Events / Floral & Décor: Petal Pusher / Beauty: Lillian Fogel / Stationery: Idieh Design / Cake: a Bakeshop / Linens: Mod Mix Studio / Gown: Ines Gown from BHLDN / Floating Cathedral Veil: BHLDN / Harper Earrings: BHLDN / Suit: Ted Baker / Models: Emily & Jeff

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20 Apr

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

A romantic dinner beneath fruit trees sounds pretty amaze right now, huh? Especially when the only thing that separates you and your groom are a big, wild set of florals like the ones Kelly Lenard of Intertwine whipped up. She envisioned an intimate rehearsal dinner at a private estate complete with vintage furniture and elegant tableware. The design goes quite nicely with Lauren Balingit’s dreamy photos, we think…

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

From Kelly of Intertwine: I felt the space would be perfect for a small rehearsal dinner. The backyard boasted trees full of oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and avocados. Kept private by walls of crawling vines, I saw a laid back, elegant affair adorned with flowers and fruit from the property.

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

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Kelly joined forces with Ali of The Furniture Library for the rentals. Nothing better than taking a few fancy vintage pieces and placing them in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

And a bouquet to match? Mhmm!

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

An elegant outdoor color story: soft yellow, orange, and earthy greens.

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

Intimate outdoor rehearsal dinner inspiration | Photo by Lauren Balingit | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Intimate-outdoor-rehearsal-wedding-inspiration

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Great work everyone! Thanks to Lauren Balingit for sharing all the pretty photos with us.

Photographer: Lauren Balingit / Floral Design, Styling, & Photography: Kelly Lenard of Intertwine / Vendor Coordination: Evelynn Korszyk of Events by Evelynn / Invitations: Jenny Sanders of Graceline / Rentals: The Furniture Library / Film Developing & Scanning: PhotoVision / Dress: Ralph Lauren / Models: Matt & Natalie Becur

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