10 Nov

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

Becca + Nate adore the fall. When they got engaged in February it was decided that the wedding would be 8 months later, so they could throw an intimate fall party captured by their close friends at The Why We Love. Time was running out to find a venue, but none of them clicked…. Here’s the scoop from Becca:

We looked at many locations but none of them clicked. Something or many things just didn’t feel right about each one. October was fast approaching and we’d recently moved into a small, cute house with a large, ugly dirt backyard. I remember crying on the phone to my best friend and bridesmaid Megann Imdieke about how if I only had more time I could get grass in the yard and plant flowers and have the wedding there! My parents got married in their backyard and I always loved the idea. I said it joking but her encouragement made me know we could do it! Two months of hard labor and with tons of help from my dad we made our own perfect wedding venue by first leveling the lot, seeding it, watering it by hand twice a day, mowing and planting wildflowers. We even got our house painted for the special day! So not only did we have a beautiful and personal venue, but one that was a worthwhile investment for our future!

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

Becca wore a form-fitting lace dress with a cap sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, and a sheer back with lace and satin buttons. Her seafoam Badgley Mischkas were heavenly, too:

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

A pink fall bouquet recipe of peonies, ranunculus, poppies, and flannel.

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

They saved for their European honeymoon whenever possible: they used an iPod for music instead of a DJ, limited the guest list, had a backyard wedding, Becca’s mom made the cake, Nate’s sister made the flower girl dresses, their friends performed music as a wedding gift, their friend and florist used flowers from the market + fall foliage, and their favors were DIY. Becca’s advice? Make a list of priorities and stay true to yourself! So great.

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

Becca walked down the aisle to Ben Harper’s Forever performed by close friend Leigh Golden and their first dance was Adventures in Your Own Backyard by Patrick Watson.

Congratulations, Becca + Nate!

Photographer: The Why We Love / Venue: Couple’s Home, Long Beach, CA / Event Planner & Invitation Designer: Bride / Florist: Julianne deSilva / Hair: 10.11 / Makeup: Rachel Delahoussaye / Cake: Bride’s Mom Jaydee Poulson / Catering: Stonefire Grill / Rentals: Town & Country Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Watters & Watters from Yelena Bridal in Monrovia, CA / Shoes: Badgley Mischka’s Lacie in Seafoam / Gold bracelet: From Bride’s Mother / Vintage Earrings: Bride’s Sister’s / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Ecco / Flower Girl Dresses: Made by Groom’s Sister, Jody Ball

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7 Nov

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

Beautiful simplicity. That’s the vibe we’re getting from today’s inspiration shoots. Between this morning’s winter wonderland feature + this garden wedding inspiration, there’s a whole lotta reasons to opt for a more minimal color story. The recipe for the dreamiest all-white event design? We’d say soft bridal fashion, subtle, romantic décor, and a landscape that speaks for itself.

As if you need any more convincing, photog Melanie Gabrielle is whisking us all away today in this French garden-inspired editorial. They even had La Vie En Rose playing in the background at the time!

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

Don’t you love the soft lighting in these photos? Melanie adores natural lighting, and she’s a pro at creating that wispy glow in all of her images.

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

Meredith from Amy Osaba Events ran with Melanie’s French countryside vision for the florals, dreaming up these full, green arrangements throughout.

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

An airy, ethereal gown from Gossamer. Brides-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark their shop if you’re on the hunt for vintage!

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

Over-the-moon for this little setup…

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

White garden wedding inspiration | Photo by Melanie Gabrielle | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81565

Thank you to Melanie Gabrielle + the team below for sending us into the weekend with such a treat…

Photography & Creative Direction: Melanie Gabrielle / Planner/Coordinator: It Takes Two Events / Florals: Amy Osaba Events / Cake & Sweets: Earth and Sugar / Linens: I Do Linens / Dresses & Crowns: Gossamer

 
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7 Nov

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Just when Los Angeles began to accept that it is, in fact, fall, the temps have risen yet again. Maybe that’s why all of us here at 100lc are totally, completely captivated by this winter mountain scene. Maybe. More likely, it’s the way eb+jc photography captured the contrast between these winter whites and the killer florals Cori Cook Floral Design brought to the table. Together with a few amazing Denver vendors, they created a most delicate, romantic fashion inspiration shoot…

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Eb from eb+jc photography says, We have recently moved to Colorado and were absolutely smitten with the beautiful winter mountains. The weather cooperated just right and turned into a winter wonderland the night before, making the entire shoot breathtakingly bright.

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

BHLDN gown and snow-capped trees for an enchanting backdrop to showcase Cori Cook Floral Design‘s unique floral hairpieces…

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

…Not to mention her bridal bouquet. That cascading ribbon is perfection too, no?

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Those eyes!

A mountain winter is a captivating canvas for a bride. Summer often draws our attention for wedding season, but we love how a wintery white setting puts a bride on display. The snow itself creates a natural reflection of light on every surface illuminating every highlight. 

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Winter wonderland bridal and floral inspiration | Photo by EB plus JC Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81523

Sooo dreamy. We’re guessing this will inspire many a winter wedding.

Thanks to the talented team below for is majestic shoot.

Photographer: eb+jc photography / Florals: Cori Cook Floral Design / Hair: Erin Farris Hair Design / Makeup: Blush Artistry & Company / Gown: BHLDN

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