10 Feb

Wedding gloves | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

We’re starting the week off with a super adorbs couple captured by Brooke Schultz Photography. Ayley + Adam never actually called their wedding a “wedding”. This was their “love party”. And with some major help from loved ones (because so many things went wrong the day of), they DIY’d just about everything, basing their decor, bites, and activities off things that have made them who they are today: graphic art, garden parties, storybooks, the movie Amelie, simple handmade projects, and teenage experiences. And can we just say how in love we are with Ayley’s handmade dress? It’s made from vintage tablecloths!

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

The cutest, isn’t she? Muse Clothing (on Etsy!), did a phenom job with her dress.

paper flower boutonnière | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Cupcake liner ceremony backdrop | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Cupcake liner ceremony backdrop | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Guys, these are paper plates! Talk about a cute & budget-friendly DIY.

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

paper flower wedding decor | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Black and white bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Cupcake liner ceremony backdrop | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

A bit of advice from Ayley: Roll with it! Remember that the day is about love: love between you and your husband, the love of your friends and family, love for everything you have put into making the day special. Once you realize that, nothing else matters! I’m fairly certain my hair fell out and my mascara was nearly off by the end of the night, but when you have so many people you love in one place and a brand spankin’ new husband by your side, why would any of those silly things even matter? 

Black and white bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

Heart cocktail stirrers  | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

You guys all know how much we love a cute drink stirrer. These glitter heart ones are perfect for any upcoming Valentine’s Day weddings or parties, no?

Heart cocktail stirrers  | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

paper flower wedding decor | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

How fun are these paper flowers made by Ayley’s mama?

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DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

paper flower wedding decor | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY wedding dress | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

DIY backyard wedding | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

White wedding cake | Photo by Brooke Schultz Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68017

There love story was too sweet that we just had to share. What made it best is that Adam wanted to tell his side of how they met.

It was early December in Washington, DC. I was just getting off work. It was pretty late in the evening and when I boarded the train, I noticed it was mainly empty, save but for one person: a girl… this perfect girl. I will never forget the first time I saw her. She was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen, and when she moved her bag off the seat next to her, I took that as a sign to go and talk to her. My head was swimming, and I spoke to her, dazed. She was charming and lovely. She told me she was making a short visit from Utah, where she was from, to DC to visit a few friends. For some reason she gave my rough-around-the-edges, dorky self her number, telling me maybe she would make time for dinner that weekend (I would later find out this was never going to happen, as I was, you know, a stranger on a train she had just met). I made it my mission to not let her forget how amazing I thought she was, and after hundreds of nightly phone calls and letters, I hopped a plane for the first time in my entire life that April and went to go see her in Utah, moving there permanently two years later. It’s been a beautiful life, and I don’t remember life without her. I mean… look at her!

Ayley + Adam, we absolutely loved your “love party”. Congratulations!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Brooke Schultz Photography / Videographer: Roz Cinema / Ceremony Venue: Sugarhouse Park / Reception Venue: Bride’s grandparent’s backyard / Invitation Designer: Bride / Hair & Makeup: Bride’s sister, Hannah / Florist: Mother of the Bride made flowers from tissue paper / Cake: Couple’s family friend, Shannon West / Catering: Family prepared it all / Gourmet Popsicles: Lick’d / Rentals: Allstar Party Rentals / Wedding Dress: Designed by Bride, made by Muse Clothing (out of vintage tablecloths!) / Veil: Mother of the Bride made veil / Gloves: Vintage / Belt: Anthropologie / Groom’s Suit: Custom made & tailored by Stitched Specialties in Midvale, Utah / Tie, shirt, & pocket square:  Jos. A Bank / Shoes: Vintage / Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS / Cake Topper: Melabo Wed on Etsy

 
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7 Feb

Kristy of Blush Wedding Photography had dream clients. Yvonne + Danny wanted their engagement shoot to have lots of balloons. Like LOTS of them. So, Kristy did the only thing there was to do. She ordered over 200 balloons and filled her studio floor to ceiling with them. The end result was a happy couple with some majorly cute photos!

Balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Blush Wedding Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Blush Wedding Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Blush Wedding Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Blush Wedding Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Blush Wedding Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Balloon engagement shoot | Photo by Blush Wedding Photography | 100 Layer Cake

This time around, we get to hear the engagement story from the groom-to-be!

I proposed 18 months from our first date. It was christmas eve, so I had a friend dress up as Santa Claus and deliver a gift to her at home. Inside the box was 18 envelopes because that was the number of months we’ve been dating, each envelope was marked 1 to 18, inside each envelope was something that meant something to us, she opened each envelope one by one and at the bottom of the box number 1 was the engagement ring, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me, she said “yes”, as more tears than the entire Pacific Ocean streamed down my face.  I had planned to secretly record her opening each envelope one by one but the memory card ran out of memory at envelope 7, but envelopes 6 to 1, we will remember that moment forever.

So sweet! Good luck with the planning you two, and hope there are balloons involved in the wedding!

 
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7 Feb

It’s one thing to say you got married in the small town that your parents grew up in, but it’s so much more charming when that town is in Spain and it’s so small that you can count the number of houses there are on your hand. Megan of Bikini Birdie was witness to this special day. She says, “The town was so tiny .. maybe there were only twelve homes and the church. It was pretty incredible. The bride was able to walk from her home where she was getting ready with her father to the church. Their wedding was the first one in the church in some twenty + years”. Only in Spain, right? You’re going to fall in love with the style of their wedding! So simple and rural, with a breathtaking view.

Floral crown | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rose bouquet | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

We’re so used to seeing bouquets with blooming peonies, but don’t they look just as pretty before they burst open?

Rose bouquet | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

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Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Floral crown | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Floral crown | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

diy wedding dress | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Floral crown | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

diy wedding dress | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

diy wedding dress | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Best dressed wedding guests, no?

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Star cookies | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Heart cookies | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Rustic spanish wedding | Photo by Bikini Birdie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67881

Can you just imagine how lovely it would be to live there? Sigh…

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Megan Spelman of Bikini Birdie / Ceremony Venue: Iglesia Barahona de Fresno, a little town in Segovia in the center of Spain / Reception Venue: Los Claustros / Event Coordinator + Designer: Cresta Design / Hair & Makeup: Espacio Il Corpo / Florist: Flowers were bought by couple in a little shop / Catering: Vatelia Catering / Wedding Dress: Designed by the mother of the bride / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Headpiece: The Workshop Flores / Groom’s Suit: Tom Black / Shoes: Lottusse

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