21 Jul

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

As LA ladies ourselves we may be biased, but we think this bright DTLA wedding captured by Jennifer Emerling of YEAH! Weddings = the perfect party. You don’t need to book a SoCal venue to appreciate how these two planned the whole shindig with their guests in mind, talking deets with Bash Please well in advance so friends + fam from all over the US, Canada, and Australia could gear up for a Cali holiday.

From the bride: We wanted to make sure they enjoyed all California has to offer! I had fun creating a Los Angeles City Adventure Guide and California Dreamin’ mixtape to pop into welcome bags with LA-centric goodies to start them off well! Having been together for over a decade, we swapped any seriousness for an epic party to celebrate our love with great music, great food, and happy dancing vibes!

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Illustrator + designer Ngaio had a blast creating a hand-lettered invitation suite and menus, travel guides, place cards, and a mixtape, as well as custom stamps and calligraphy. She says, My favourite element has to be the mad libs rsvp component of the invitations—we got some hilarious responses!

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

How’s this for guest seating?

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Her bouquet recipe: peonies, iris, foxglove, ranunculus, poppies, dahlias, anenome

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Is bad to crave cake this early in the AM?
Chocolate Malt Cake: malt fudge, malted milk crumbs, charred marshmallow
Strawberry Lemon Cake: lemon cheesecake, pickled strawberry jam, milk crumbs!

Ace Hotel downtown LA wedding | Photo by Jennifer Emerling of  YEAH! Weddings | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75850

Congratulations Ngaio and Julian!

Photographer: Jennifer Emerling of YEAH! Weddings / Videographer: Sera Lindsey / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ace Hotel DTLA, Rooftop & Segovia Hall / Wedding Planner: Bash Please / Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy / Florist: Moon Canyon / Invitaton Design, Lettering, & Calligraphy: Bride, Ngaio Parr, Screen-printed by ½ Hazard Press / Catering: Ace Hotel / Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar / DJ: Michael Antonia / Celebrant: Jennifer Berry / Rugs: Yeah Rentals / Glassware: Archive Rentals / Confetti Cannons: Confetti Unlimited / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham (Esme) from Everthine Bridal, Connecticut and Lover Wiccan Dress from the Lover Flagship Store, Sydney / Shoes: Acne / Veil: Custom Bo & Luca / Flower Crown: Moon Canyon / Jewelry: Engagement & Wedding Ring: Canturi / Earrings: Kathleen Whittaker / Turquoise Ring: Sarah & Sebastian / Bracelet: Kristen Elspeth / Groom’s Suit: Klein Epstein Parker / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Wedding Band: Bittersweets / Tie & Socks: J.Crew / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Marc Jacobs / Groomsman: Jack London

 
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18 Jul

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Kate + Jeff wanted an urban rustic wedding that would feel like one epic party with all the people they love. Katie explains… We thought a lot about how this was our opportunity to have all of our favorite people in one room and how we really wanted to maximize that. So that meant finding the coolest officiant ever and awesome music and dancing and manhattans and fried chicken and pumpkin pie. And if you mix all of those things with the coolest friends and family it equals SO MUCH FUN. It’s basically science.

We think they’re on to something here, especially the part about the pie. So thrilled we could take a peek into their super fun day with these photos captured by the talented Woodnote Photography.

BHLDN wedding dress

Gold Michael Kors wedding shoes

Rose and succulent bouquet

Katie requested succulents and a light/dark floral mix, and Janessa of Forget Me Knodt got right to work. What a beauty!

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Maroon bridesmaid dresses

Glowing, much?

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Katie’s advice: If you can, write your own vows. It will be so stressful before, but it makes that part of the ceremony so much more personal and lovely. Let me put it this way: I cried when Jeff read his vows the first time. I’ve cried every time I’ve read his vows since then. I’m crying as I write this. And I probably wouldn’t be if we had done traditional vows. So sweet.

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

BHLDN wedding dress

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

BHLDN wedding dress

Maroon bridesmaid dresses

BHLDN wedding dress

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

Modern Chicago wedding | Photo by Woodnote Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75758

From Jeff: What was most incredible to me about our wedding day was the fact that every cliché I had ever heard was absolutely 100% accurate. People would tell me that you are overcome with joy to be surrounded by all of your friends and family who have traveled from near and far. True. People would tell me that it will be the greatest day of my life. True. People would tell me that everything is going to go by so fast and that it is very important to stop and take some time, even if it is just a few seconds, to stand back and enjoy the moment. Also true.

Congrats K + J!

Photographer: Woodnote Photography / Wedding Mass Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent de Paul Church  / Second Ceremony & Reception Venue: Loft on Lake / Wedding Planner: Kristine Aletha Weddings / Hair & Makeup: Flawless Beauty Chicago / Flowers: Forget Me Knodt / Catering: Hearty Boys / Dessert: Pies from Bang Bang Pie Shop / Ceremony Music: The Reverend John DeLore / Reception Music: Style Matters / Bride’s Dress: BHLDN / Shoes: Michael Kors / Jewelry: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Shoes: Cole Haan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew

 
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18 Jul

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Ah, nature. Always coming up with the best backdrops around. Take these SoCal sand dunes, for example: vast, interesting, and such a fun place to go on a little photog adventure. Which is exactly why Megan + Adam shouted a big resounding “YES!” when photographers Luke + Katherine of Max & Friends asked if they’d be up for the trip four hours south of Los Angeles. Road trip, anyone?

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Megan says, It was an overcast day, which was so nice since there was a breeze and we weren’t melting in the heat. Kat and Luke made us feel so comfortable. We felt like we were just hanging out in the Sahara and not doing a portrait session near the Mexico border.

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

We’re not in the city anymore, guys…

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Katherine and Megan actually met via Instagram (Megan was always checking out her and Luke’s beautiful instas). So it was a perfect match. Megan says, Surprisingly, Adam and I had been wanting to go out to the same dunes so we jumped at the chance to see the dunes and be photographed by such a talented couple. The actual shoot was such a blast! 

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Sand Dune engagement shoot | Photos by Max and Friends | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75660

Great shots!

Photography: Luke + Katherine of Max & Friends / Megan’s Dress: Victoria’s Secret / Adam’s Top & Pants: Club Monaco / Oxfords: B Store

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