Soo, who’s up for a quick midday mental trip to Rome? We. So. Are. Jen of Jen Wojcik Photography shared these photos with us from her trip to Rome on a photography retreat called Retreat Gatherings – an event that usually involves a handful of beautiful shoots for photographers to capture. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, Jen + the others were thrilled to find that they were able to capture an actual “I do” during their stay – an absolutely breathtaking one at that.
Smitten with this invitation suite.
There’s a reason king protea is cropping up in some of our best bouquets lately (remember this vibrant bouquet recipe?). So eye-catching!
On the last day of their retreat, Jen and the others learned that they were not only going to be photographing at the Villa, but that the couple was actually getting married. Jen says, We weren’t there just to capture pretty things anymore. We were there to document love, which at the end of the day, is why we all do what we do.
The day was just as memorable for the talents behind it as the B & G… A scary diagnosis (and thankfully a successful surgery!) just before the trip changed Jen’s experience entirely, but she went along with the plan despite being in recovery mode. Having the support of the retreat group helped her heal, gave her perspective, and paid off when she got to document such an important day in J + T’s lives. Hear the rest of Jen’s story on her blog here.
Thanks for sharing your story + photos, Jen!
Photographer: Jen Wojcik Photography / Venue: Villa Bertolami / Event Coordinator: The Wedding Care / Styling: Fine & Fleurie / Floral Styling & Design: Bo Boutique / Hair & Makeup: Pastel Makeup & Hair / Artwork, Calligraphy, & Paper products: Signora e Mare / Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic / Ceremony Musicians: PROFESSIONISTIdellaMUSICA / Officiant: Tuscan Pledges / Editorial Sponsor: Wedding Sparrow / Gown: Liz White Couture / Bride’s Coat: Margherita Nera / Tux: The Modern Gent
Aren’t these images just beautiful? They’re all in the brand new, first-ever wedding issue of Sweet Paul Magazine dedicated to nothin’ but the big day. Whether you’re already a huge fan of the crafting, cooking genius that is Sweet Paul or this is your first issue, you can expect lots of info and gorgeous but totally doable wedding ideas. See the rest of the snippet that Sweet Paul shared with us below, and snag your own digital PDF of the current issue at 50% off here. You can click over to 100 Layer Cakelet to see some pretty amazing paper craft ideas, which could inspire a kids table at your wedding.
The oversized ribbon on this bouquet is so romantic and unexpected.
More vibrant color scheme inspo for ya…
A few of the features in this issue…
- Doggy wedding fashion
- Cake toppers
- From flea market to wedding
- Fairytale wedding fashion
- Inspired bouquets
- Activities for the kid’s table
- Bake your own wedding cake
This weddings issue of Sweet Paul Magazine has 144 pages of brilliant wedding ideas and inspiration. 100 Layer Cake readers can get the whole PDF issue for 50% off here.
Styling by Matthew Robbins
E + B wanted a beautifully simple wedding to reflect their personalities. Judging by their timeless desert engagement shoot, we figured these two knew what they we’re doing. (Spoiler alert: They do.) Brittany says, We wanted the style of our wedding to reflect our modern design aesthetic but in a romantic and classic setting. With this in mind, they enlisted Brandon Kidd to capture their big day in ever-gorgeous Malibu.
The bride’s sweet bouquet recipe: peonies, garden roses, dusty miller
Just a couple months before the big day, they found themselves having to let go of the original planner. Luckily Carina of Tealight Weddings swooped in to save the day!
From Carina… I met Brittany and Eugene just six weeks before their wedding and was immediately smitten with this adorable couple. Brittany had a very fine-tuned vision for their wedding day and filled this gorgeous venue with lots personal items from their home.
Brittany says, After we got engaged there was no question that Malibu and Vine was the place. We often spend our weekends in Malibu drinking wine with friends. It’s our little piece of heaven just outside of LA.
Again with these florals…
Photographer: Brandon Kidd / Venue: Malibu and Vine / Planner: Carina McLaughlin of Tealight Weddings and Events / Florist: Stella Bloom Designs / Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty / Cake: Delicious Arts / Desserts: Sweet and Saucy / Rentals: Yeah! Rentals & Signature Rentals / DJ: Dart DJ / Bride’s Dress: Anne Bowen / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: Givenchy / Lipstick: Urban Decay Punch Drunk / Rings: Tiffany & Co. / Groom’s Suit: Topman / Shoes: J.D. Fisk / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lovely Bride / Groomsmen Suits: Topman