23 Apr

Anybody on the lookout for bridesmaid gifts this spring? We recently discovered that our friends at Darby Smart (recall their DIY kits) not only offer up a way to craft basically every gift imaginable, but they also have items made for you (good for the bride on a timeframe, yeah?) all ready for giving. Right now they have 9 unique gift ideas up for grabs. Here are our top picks:

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

Pinrose Eau De Parfum

Darling packaging, clever names like Rooftop Socialite and Surf Siren to match up to your bridesmaids’ personalities, and fresh, modern scents from a SF-based luxury fragrance brand = all reasons these little gifts top our list of faves. (Srsly, Sugar Bandit? Want.) Why not combine these with one of the other customizable ideas below too?

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

State Lovin’ Wood Wall Art

These rad wall art pieces in state shapes are custom made in the silhouette of your choosing. Especially cool if you and your ‘maids have been together through travel or multiple living situations.

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

Bridesmaids Custom Mugs

Simple mugs with custom text engraved right on the enamel means no wearing over time. Maybe replace her formal name with a fun nickname for those of you that go way back? Cute!

Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts | 100 Layer Cake

Monogrammed Floppy Straw Sun Hat

With a ton of fonts and even more colors to choose from, you can mix ‘n match your gals’ hats to go with each of their style.

Check out the other adorable Darby Smart bridesmaid gifts and even one groomsman gift in case your guy is struggling for ideas (more than likely!).

Which gift would your bridesmaids want?

 
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23 Apr

Erin Fader earrings | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Have we convinced you yet that the desert always, always makes a spectacular wedding backdrop? This pastel inspiration Layered Vintage dreamed up is based on one simple concept: sometimes things can be the most beautiful in their natural form. So true and so happy Whiskers and Willow Photography sent these images to share in their tribute to nature:

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Erin Fader earrings | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel marbled wedding invitaions | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Evidence of a fantastic setting: when you can set your gorgy marbled invites RIGHT on the wild earth.

Pastel marbled wedding invitaions | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Trumpet and Horn vintage wedding ring | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel marbled wedding invitaions | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Trumpet and Horn vintage wedding ring | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

 

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Erin Fader earrings | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Inspired by all things that come from the earth, we put together wedding inspiration for the adventurous and romantic couple who love to explore the outdoors together. The desert in Southern California is rich with cacti and shrubs sprouting between jagged rocks. We brought in soft and pretty wedding details to complement the rugged elements.

Light grey grooms suit | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Braided chignon bridal hair| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Calligraphed plates| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Braided chignon bridal hair| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Her hair! What a dream.

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Sky blue, pale purple, gray toned whites, and other muted tones made up the whimsical color story.

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Trumpet and Horn vintage wedding ring | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel desert wedding inspiration | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Pastel macaroons| Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian wedding cake | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Don’t you love the subtle marble peeking through here too?

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Protea flower bouquet | Photo by  Whiskers and Willow Photography  | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-wedding-inspiration

Okay, how did you guys ever leave this landscape?! Great work, team!

Photographer: Whiskers and Willow Photography / Concept Design & Styling: Layered Vintage / Floral Design: Bloom Babes / Hair: Kylie Wadsworth / Makeup: Lacey Haegen / Calligraphy & Stationery: Type & Title / Desserts: Sweet Lydia’s of San Diego / Rentals: Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design / Tabletop: West Elm, Layered Vintage / Custom Vases: Salt & Stone Pottery / Vintage Glass Candles: Often Wander / Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon Co. / Dress: The Dress Theory / Jewelry: Erin Fader / Ring: Trumpet & Horn / Models: Victoria Ealy & Rhett Wellington

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23 Apr

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Spring isn’t *just* about pastels and sunshine, as much as we’re head over heels for both. Sure, that’s half the equation but the other half is made up of drizzly days and gardens emerging through unexpected storms, fresh and new. There’s often just as much gray as blue to be seen, and Elizabeth Ulrich Design + Chrissy of High Five For Love Photography both know and appreciate those April showers. Thus this moody, romantic spring vignette was born…

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Absolutely stunning suite.

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

A few notes via Elizabeth Ulrich Design: This shoot was inspired by a more moody look at spring—the “in like a lion” version where budding blooms mix with grey days and tempestuous weather. The mix of dripping florals in deep hues of magenta and purple, black candles and stormy grey clay plates and velvet chairs gave the shoot a sultry feel. Elements like red wine, blackberries and dark honey—foods that are both sweet and sexy—added to the romance of the day.

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Into spring but not so into pink? These arrangements by SOULflowers are sure to do the trick.

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

We’re pretty enamored with all the deep tones throughout this scene, and that satin box pleated skirt in blush by Erin Grey Couture is the ultimate contrast.

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Moody spring wedding inspiration | Photo by Five For Love Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/moody-spring-wedding-inspiration

Really, really gorgeous. Thanks to High Five For Love Photography and the artisans below who brought this shoot together!

Photographer & Food Styling: High Five For Love Photography / Location: Private Residence in TN / Design, Decor, & Cake: Elizabeth Ulrich Design / Florals: SOULflowers / Hair: Chrystelle Jane Hair and Makeup Artistry / Backdrop & Hair Accessory: Craftcourse Nashville / Plates & Platters: Handmade Studio TN / Handmade Guest Book: Kitty Cat Stevens / Invitations & Calligraphy: Kristina Ann Kalligraphy / Skirt: Erin Grey Couture from J Majors Bridal / Top: ASOS (similar) / Shoes: Style & Co. / Jewelry: Simon and Ruby / Heirlooms & Extras: Stockroom Vintage / Tuxedo & Mens Attire: Street Tuxedo / Models: Jenna Farro & Cameron Gilliam

 
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22 Apr

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

If you’re a fan of Kinfolk, you’re gonna love this editorial because as our title suggests, it was inspired by that very publication. (We get right to the point around here, obvs.) Aimi of Love in Photographs says, I’ve been super inspired by the lifestyle magazine and their emphasis on thoughtful yet simple design, casual entertaining, and slow living. I wanted to put together a styled shoot with this theme and contacted the amazing Lorraine of Harvesting Love Events—she found all the perfect vendors and styled this lovely shoot. Sold!

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Dark ‘n dreamy invitations a la Bright Room Studio.

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Aimi tells it, While planning the shoot we had ideas to use the open space/barn as a backdrop for the reception and found an incredible California oak tree which we hoped to use as the ceremony backdrop—but since it had been raining heavily that week, Lorraine opted to use the inside of the barn at the last minute and put together a simple and oh so romantic setting for the ceremony. Good move, Lorraine!

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Doesn’t this couple totally look pulled from the pages of Kinfolk? Helps that Rose + Riley are indeed a real couple.

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

The pop of lavender with the roses that Petals of Love tucked into the design is a sweet way to add a little organic color, no?

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

Kinfolk inspired wedding inspiration | Photo by Love in Photographs | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Kinfolk-inspired-wedding-idea

A wild and simple bouquet to end on. Thanks to Aimi of Love in Photographs + everyone below for sharing.

Photographer: Love in Photographs / Location: Santa Teresa Foothills in San Jose, CA / Event Planner: Harvesting Love Events / Florals: Petals of Love / Makeup Artist: by Tammy Do / Calligrapher: Bright Room Studio / Rentals: Lost and Found Vintage Rentals / Dress: Shop Gossamer

 
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22 Apr

Lace Tea dress by ModCloth | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

We love when we ask brides what from their wedding was DIY and they respond with, What wasn’t?!. That’s how MUAH artist Carsen answered, since she’d created everything from hundreds of paper flowers to tassel garlands to the Los Angeles themed centerpieces for her + Darren’s day. They enlisted Carsen’s college friend and talented photog (who captured their cute e-sesh too) Mary Costa and kicked off the day with some adorable pre-wedding photos with the city behind them.

Birdcage Vail | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

BTW, that amazing vintage birdcage veil our bride’s sporting? A $3 DIY. Yep. And THAT dress!

Lace wedding gown by La Soie Bridal | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Gold sequin Kate Spade wedding shoes | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Lace wedding gown by La Soie Bridal | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Gold sequin bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Lace Tea dress by ModCloth | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Wedding umbrella prop | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Wedding umbrella prop | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Downtown LA wedding portraits | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Lace wedding gown by La Soie Bridal | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Gold sequin bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Black and gold groomsmen attire | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Wedding umbrella prop | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Downtown LA wedding portraits | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Paper flower ceremony backdrop | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Pretty paper flowers for the altar backdrop.

Black and gold wedding party | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Paper flower ceremony backdrop | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Loved how each of the wedding songs were so carefully chosen:

Our music also had a thread the procession song Somebody To Love by Queen was sung by my dear friend since 7th grade; it represented Darren finding his love in LA. Then the recession song was My Girl by The Temptations, representing that he found his girl. Our first dance was choreographed to Ella Fitzgerald’s At Last to represent my voice in finding my special someone. My daddy-daughter dance was to Louie Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World because it was my late grandfather’s favorite song and one I grew up listening to with him, it marked his place there in my heart and also seemed like the only song fit to dance with my dad to. 

Lace Tea dress by ModCloth | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

DIY escort card station | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Elysian wedding venue | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

DIY escort card station | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Elysian wedding venue | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

C + D chose an LA venue so as east coast transplants they could show off their lives in Los Angeles. Carsen says, We made custom table numbers that were street signs representing different neighborhoods; the head table was Los Feliz because it was our favorite to live in and closest to the neighborhood Elysian is in. The escort cards were hand stamped tags that were hung over an illustrated map of Los Angeles. The succulent aisle arrangements represent the west coast and planting them became a hobby for me during the planning process. We hosted our rehearsal dinner at Golden Road in Glendale and our brunch in our friend’s backyard in Highland Park, so they whole weekend was in a 5 mile radius on the east side of LA which we have called home since 2010.

Elysian wedding venue | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Elysian wedding venue | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

Simpsons cake topper | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DIY-Elysian-Los-Angeles-Wedding

And one more fun fact: Carsen’s engagement ring was Darren’s grandmother’s from the 1920s, and just so happened to be Carsen’s birthstone AND it fit her without needing to be resized. Ah! Awesome.

Congrats guys!

Photographer: Mary Costa Photography / Videographer: Reaching Roots & Sam Molleur / Venue: Elysian / Day of Coordination: Friend Linnea Toney / Florist: Cameron Humphrey / Hair: Kaylee Wilson of Spoke & Weal / Makeup: Bride, Carsen LaBella / Additional Hair & Makeup: Andria Farrell / Additional Makeup: Cheyenne Armstrong / Invitations: Bride & Groom / Printing: A-Alpha Wedding Invitations Co. / Cake: Arts Bakery / Catering: The MLA Group / Rentals: La Piñata / Venue DIY Install: Brandon Budrow / Choreographer: Stew Hartman at LA Dance Central / Processional Vocalist: Jordan Kai Burnette / DJ: Dart DJ / Bride’s Dress: La Soie Bridal / Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson from BHLDN / Reception Shoes: TOMS / Pre-Wedding Dress: ModCloth / Shoes: Saks off Fifth / Engagement Ring: Heirloom / Wedding Band: Designed with Jill Blake / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Saks off Fifth / Tie: Brooks Brothers / Groomsmen Suits & Socks: Saks off Fifth / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, & Stella McCartney

 
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21 Apr

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Coachella and a wedding? Good vibe overload! Taking hints from the best of festival style—think feathers, vintage instruments, boho chic fashion, etc.—Nicole Alexandra Designs + the team below channeled Coachella for the desert-seeking, music-loving couple.

Thanks to Jodee Debes Photography for passing these photos our way!

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Moroccan leather poofs |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Obviously there is no better spot to say I Do festival style than at Joshua Tree National Park. The team stumbled across abandoned desert ruins while shooting too. PS: Kudos to Jodee Debes for capturing those Joshua Trees in all their glory.

Desert Coachella wedding invitations |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Desert Coachella wedding invitations |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Floral? Check. Lace? Check. Braid? Check. East Six sure covered their bases.

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian bridal bouquet | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian bracelet napkin ring |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian bracelet napkin ring |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Coachella to table… Brilliant.

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian bracelet napkin ring |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian bridal accessories| Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

They went with Claire Pettibone dresses for all the bridal looks, because hello, bohemian chic. And here’s the accessory list to bookmark for later: Charles Albert Jewelry (blue necklace), Debi Lynn Designs (bracelets), and Child of Wild (headdress and ring).

Bohemian bracelet napkin ring |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian bracelet napkin ring |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Desert Coachella wedding inspiration |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian wedding cake |  Photo by Jodee Debes Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Desert-Coachella-wedding-inspiration

Final words from Jodee, As you can see, the talent was unreal for this shoot and so fun to work with! Totally channeling the positive energy right through the photos. Thanks to everyone credited below for this virtual desert getaway…

Photographer: Jodee Debes Photography / Location: Joshua Tree National Park / Design, Styling, & Florals: Nicole Alexandra Designs / Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Melina / Stationery: East Six / Cake: Over the Rainbow Desserts & Cupcakes / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals & Circa Vintage Rentals / Dishes, Flatware, Glasses, Linens: Dish Wish / Dresses: Claire Pettibone / Headdress & Ring: Child of Wild / Blue Necklace: Charles Albert Jewelry / Bracelets: Debi Lynn Designs / Models: Ellie Hahn & Lee Gill

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