Oh boy. It’s been an exciting couple of weeks around these parts! Per ushe, we shared so many pretty weddings (like this quintessential Cali soiree). And then we partnered up with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company for a girly trip downtown to do some engagement ring shopping (and macaron tasting). And last but not least, there was our two-week streak of giveaways to celebrate our five-year anniversary. So. Much. Fun. Congrats to all of our lucky winners!
So before we take off for the weekend, we wanted to give a little shout out to all of our lovely readers aka you guys! Thanks for reading along with us these past five years and just for being all around awesome. Srsly, you guys are the best.
Here are a few links to keep you entertained until we meet back here on Monday…
1. Shopping for the perfect engagement ring that fits your style >
2. Beautiful aqua and peach wedding inspiration >
3. Elegant California wedding in Santa Rosa, CA >
4. BHLDN unveils their new Spring collection exclusively for us >
We can all agree that we loooove pretty lingerie, right? Journelle is a fave over here at 100LC, so we were thrilled when they asked us to share some of our favorite picks for bridal and honeymoon from their site with you all. They are literally the *perfect* place to shop for something special for your wedding day, for bachelorette parties, or even just a surprise for your honey on a random Tuesday.
Zinke Daisy Jumper / Princesse Tam Tam Folie Shorty / Brighton Boudoir Bra / Brighton Silk Brief / Lascivious Lucy Bra / Else Romper
Hannah Teddy / Lilipiache Floret Love bikini / Faye Flirting Slip Dress / Chantal Thomass Secret D’alcove Bra / Chantel Thomass Secret D’alcove Tanga / Velvette Scarlet Bralet
Heather Racerback Tank and Shorts / Emily Sleep Shorts / Stella Cherie Sneezing Chemise / Basta Surf Kikitas Bikini Top / Eberjey Roxie Teddy
See the whole feature here! Happy weekend, lovelies!
We’re here today to bust the myth that you can’t have a beautiful wedding on a budget. Like, a $4,000 budget. Because Stacy + Pace did just that! While these two made sure to spend their money where it counted (an amazing wedding singer), they turned to their generous and talented loved ones for everything else. Their venue: a friend’s backyard; the food: all made by their families; the dress: bought secondhand and sold back later. Even having Momoko Photography there to capture the day was a very generous gift. It’s a good reminder that you don’t have to splash the cash to have a wedding that is meaningful, memorable, and lovely.
Pace didn’t go out and buy a new suit or shoes for the wedding either, since he had perfectly good ones in his closet. But if we didn’t tell you these things, would you ever know the difference?
Stacey + Pace were going for a rustic/garden/vintage theme when they designed their reception. Since Stacy’s parents’ house is full of antiques and vintage glassware, they were able to use those elements in the décor.
Stacy says, For favors, we used these awesome old seed packets from the ‘50s that my mom had saved all these years. They had never been used and once we realized we could probably only sell them for $1 a piece anyway, we filled them up with wildflower seeds. Then we strung them from a ladder for guests to take as they left. I am hoping the world has more wildflowers come spring.
Stacy’s advice to other brides on a budget… My mom says she would have hired a caterer. Coordinating the food prep, refrigeration, arrival, and display was a little stressful I think. I now can see the benefit of a wedding planner—it would be nice to have someone that is not family heading up the whole event so my mom could have relaxed a little more although she still had fun.
Photographer: Momoko Photography / Videographer: Dana Blunk / Event Coordination & Design: The bride & her mother / Ceremony Venue: Salt Lake City LDS Temple / Reception Venue: A friend’s backyard in Holladay, Utah / Hair & Makeup: Bride’s friends Pam Wilcken, Jill Reese and Aubrey Nelson / Florist: Suzie Middleton from Floral-Essence / Invitation Designer: Bride & Jesse Bushnell / Letterpress: Rowley Press / Cake: Joan Parramore / Catering: The couple’s family / Rentals: Diamond Rental / Lighting: Moon Light / Flower Girl Skirts: Bride’s Mom