19 Sep

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

We’re huge fans of summer birthdays around here – the party themes are endless – and what better way to head into the weekend than with a pineapple themed celebration? When Jenny of Jenny Cookies heard her husband wanted to throw her a bday bash, she had our fave tropical fruit in mind and kinda took over a bit (When you have party planning in your blood, these things happen!) Thanks to KCB Photography for sharing these juicy photos with us!

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

This just may be the classiest portrayal of pineapples we’ve ever seen.

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A rad custom pillow by Fancy It Pretty on Etsy…

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

On the food: We tried a new caterer in our area, Katyas. Katyas created a delicious spread of pineapple themed apps (ham & pineapple skewers, pineapple caprese salad, pineapple mango salsa, etc). All the food was displayed on black and white, yellow, and you guessed it, gold spray painted cake plates.

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

Jenny says, Hollowing out all those pineapples ended up being a gift that kept on giving because we turned them into vases! The florals were stunning by Bash & Bloom, who arranged the flowers in red solo cups and then just shoved them down into the pineapple. Her combination of ferns, white blooms and succulents gave them the perfect mid-century modern look. Side note: If you want to try this at home, I’d advise hollowing out your pineapples no more than 24 hours ahead or you will have extra guests at your party… AKA fruit flies.

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

Lady Yum whipped up an amaze custom cake, but that didn’t stop Jenny from doing a little birthday baking too. She created the cookies, cupcakes, and mini lemon meringue pies.

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

A pineapple-themed birthday party | Photo by KCB Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78833

Happy birthday, Jenny!

Photographer: KCB Photography / Event Design & Dessert Table: Jenny Cookies / Florist: Bash & Bloom / Invitations: Harper Gray Designs / Cake: Lady Yum / Catering: Katyas / Party Like a Pineapple cups, coasters, drink stirs: Oh Goodie Designs / Garland: The Tomkat Studio / Prints: Piece Love Paper & The Tomkat Studio / Pillow: Fancy It Pretty

 
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19 Sep

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Not gonna lie, we’re still on kind of a Hawaii high after Tuesday’s Aloha bridal shower. So it’s only fitting we continue the theme into the weekend too. The bride- and groom- to be Casey + Justin met in Hawaii where he lived and she was going to school. On the week of their wedding, they opted for an e-sesh in the same place their love began – their favorite spot on an Oahu beach.

Casey says, The beautiful photos captured by The Great Romance Photography will forever remind us of not only the day before we got married, but all of the memories along the way as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

C + J met at the restaurant they both worked at while going to school, although Casey’s stay in Hawaii was temporary. While they both lived there, they hiked, enjoyed the local food, and watched lightning storms together. How fun!

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Their love story…

After four months of dating, we had fallen in love, but it was time for me to move back to San Diego to finish my degree at SDSU. A year later, Justin moved to San Diego where we enjoyed new activities together like time at the beach with our chocolate lab, enjoying the culinary delight of San Diego, farmers markets, and yearly snowboarding trips.   

Growing up surfing in Hawaii, Justin loves the similarities and stark differences that snowboarding offers – especially the cold, fresh winter air.  If it were 100% up to him, we would have gotten married in the snow, so naturally the snow filled mountains made a perfect landscape for his proposal. After a day of snowboarding with our friends in Park City, Justin took me alone on a route off the beaten path where he faked a fall to stop for the perfect backdrop. There, with our butts in the snow, Justin proposed to me after 7 years of dating.

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Hawaiian engagement shoot | Photo by  The Great Romance Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Aren’t they so cute?

Congrats you guys!

Photographer: The Great Romance Photography / Casey’s Dress: Lulu*s

 
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18 Sep

New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

Those of you still bummed about that whole summer ending thing will be happy to know we’ve found one huge reason to love the coming season: new collections galore. With yesterday’s Sweet Paul wedding preview and now the latest BHLDN lookbook (!!!) we’re a bit overwhelmed – in a very good way – with all the amaze fall inspo popping up in our feeds lately. And why wouldn’t we be…

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New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

Avalon Gown

New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

BHLDN dress | 100 Layer Cake

Paired with the Nicolette Flower Veil, the Emma Gown would be such a stunner in a vintage city wedding.

BHLDN dress | 100 Layer Cake

Evangeline Dress

New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

Evangeline Dress and Lara Dress

BHLDN dress | 100 Layer Cake

Flora Gown

New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

Oh, did we mention that these gorgeous models are also a couple in real life?! That sure sweetens things up a bit. The team at BHLDN says, We felt that their chemistry added to the romanticism and intimacy of the lookbook. You could feel a real spark between them, something all of our brides can relate to.

BHLDN dress | 100 Layer Cake

The Honeysuckle Halo makes a most romantic hairpiece, especially with the Yasmin Gown.

New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

New BHLDN lookbook | 100 Layer Cake

We can totally see a bride adding the Ava Tulle Skirt to her Ava Gown for the reception.

New BHLDN lookbook | 100 Layer Cake

BHLDN’s Prato Romper makes a pretty convincing argument for a more playful wedding look, no?

New BHLDN lookbook | 100 Layer Cake

New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

Lucca Gown

New BHLDN dress collection | 100 Layer Cake

Soo pretty. Any favorites yet, guys?

Find all the BHLDN new arrivals here.

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