16 Sep

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Sometimes you just don’t mess with a good thing… until it’s time. Like after 10 years of being together. By then it doesn’t matter that you’re a full time grad student working full time and you’re in the middle of buying your first home. That’s Kalindi + Ben for ya. The short version of their story at least. When their 10 year anniversary came around they thought, what better way to celebrate than by having a wedding with 50 of their friends and family. Nothing fancy, no wedding party, no pre-determined speeches or dances, just a relaxed and laid back celebration (with pretty flowers). Click here to jump on over to the full gallery of images.

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

That bouquet… wow. Since we know you wanna know, it was made up peonies, sweet pea, garden roses, spray roses, dusty miller, scabiosa and stock flowers.

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Kalindi on the vibe of her wedding… I did not want a wedding color per say, instead I wanted a combination of soft and romantic flowers and simple crisp off white linens. I collected mismatched china months before the wedding at second hand stores, thrift, antique, and consignment shops and each plate was garnished with fresh lavender.

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

The decor and florals are so simple, but create such a sweet romantic vibe, don’t they?

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

As a life long vegetarian I wanted to give our guest a taste of what a really good vegetarian meal tasted like, from risotto cakes to black bean quinoa sliders, we hand selected each appetizer and entree, we also created several cocktails keeping in mind our spring and garden theme, lot’s of fresh fruits, flowers, and herbs. 

Romantic Florida garden wedding | photo by Julie Cate Photography | 100 Layer Cake

It was hard at times not to get carried away since there is so much out there for weddings, but I didn’t want it to feel too gimmicky or too trendy, I wanted it to feel natural and effortlessly beautiful and most importantly, timeless. My favorite part of the wedding was the very last song, when we all embraced in a circle and danced together to “Home”. It was a really happy day for both of us and we are so thankful to everyone that made this day so special.

Congratulations Kalindi + Ben!

Photography: Julie Cate Photography / Videographer: Biagio Musacchia / Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: The Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens / Hair: Stevie Covart of Paperwhite Salon Makeup Jeanne Ciasullo of The Anti Bride / Florist: The Anti Bride / Cake: Sweet n Flour Catering: Chef’s Garden / Invitations: Minted / Band: Flat Land / Strings: Jacksonville String Quartet / Spanish Guitar: Javier Naranjo / Bride’s Dress: Merlili Bridal Boutique / Floral Crown: The Anti Bride / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Kenneth Cole

 
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13 Sep

100 Layer Cake end of summer special. $50 off the first year in our guide!

We thought we’d celebrate the end of the season and the beginning of the next by offering a nice little discount to all new vendors who join our guide by September 21st, the official end of summer. We’re heading into proposal and planning season, after all!

Use the code 50OFFSPECIAL when you check out to receive $50 off your first year in our guide. Only $100 for the year. Start here >

PSST… Photographers, we added a family photography category too, which is a great way to book portrait sessions this fall, and reach our lovely audience of moms and families from Cakelet.

 
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13 Sep

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Upcoming fall brides, this pastel pink and gold color palette is a pretty one to be inspired by if you’re looking to bring a romantic vibe to your table decor. Lisa Dolan Photography and Lauren Field Design were first inspired by the Historic Lemp Brewery in St. Louis (neat wedding venue idea, fyi), and its industrial feel. They softened up the space with a little shimmer, delicate florals and gold dinnerware. Take a look…Click here to jump on over to the full gallery of images.

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pink and gold wedding ideas | photo by Lisa Dolan Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Photography: Lisa Dolan Photography / Floral Design: collaboration between Lisa Dolan Photography, Flowers To The People, and Lauren Field Design / Event Styling: Lauren Field Design / Venue: Lafayette Square Park & Historic Lemp Brewery / Invitations: Lauren Field Design with Paper Source paper / Cake: Heavenly Treats by Natasha / Linens & Chairs: The Aries Company / Bridal Jewelry: LaaLee on Etsy / Wedding Dresses: Carolina Hererra and Anna Maier via Berrybridge Bridal / Tara Keely via The Ultimate Bride / Groom’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear and Nordstrom / Antique Silverware: The Green Shag / Pink Glassware: The Little Shop Around the Corner / Models: Ryan Diefenbach and Megan Bedelia Burns

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