6 Oct

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie + Stephen’s wedding represented the two of them just right: an intimate woodsy space at a friend’s property to honor his outdoorsy side, and soft, artsy touches that showed off her love of beauty + simplicity. When guests entered the ceremony space, they walked into a woodland fairytale setting that was captured ever-so-romantically in film by photog Sawyer Baird.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie’s BHLDN dress was light and airy with soft petals, a silk chiffon shell, ostrich feather, and a tulle petticoat. These pretty dusty purple bridesmaids dresses are from Free People.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

This bouquet by Kelly of Intertwine is a beauty for sure. Her recipe: Peonies, garden roses, dahlias, anemone, ranunculus, sweet pea, and parrot tulips, forged greenery. See more florals by Kelly here.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Those faces!

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Don’t you love the groom’s style? Stephen wore an H&M suit + J.Crew shirt.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie says, I walked down the isle to “A Soft Place To Land” by Kathleen Edwards. My brother is a musician and recreated the chords. It was so meaningful. We danced to Ingrid Michaelson’s version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

A favorite moment, from the bride: There’s nothing sweeter to remember than the first moment I got to see Stephen in my wedding dress. I thought I might pass out, but the adrenaline of coming up behind him and having him turn around is something I’ll never forget. 

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

They had 135 guests and the space gave them intimacy yet plenty of room to spread out, mingle, and lounge.

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Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

They wanted everything to feel artsy and eclectic with a feminine flare. Katie’s mom made the table linens and the ceremony benches, bags and cornhole game were also DIY.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

 

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie’s tips for brides planning: If you’re planning a wedding, ask for help. I think too many brides feel they have to do everything and make all the choices, but sometimes you need others to get you thinking creatively and logistically. The best thing I ever did was hiring an event designer. I enjoyed my wedding because I knew someone else was taking care of all our ideas!

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Most of their budget went to three things: food, event design, and photography – food to create an experience for guests, design to bring their vision to life, and photography for memories that will last forever (Katie’s a photog herself – she knows how important that is!).

Congrats guys!

Photographer: Sawyer Baird / Venue: Private Residence / Event Designer & Florals: Kelly Lenard of Intertwine / Linens: Jill Walser / Band: Kel / Beer Labels & Cornhole: The Art Press / Bride’s Dress: BHLDN / Headpiece: Ti Adoro / Shoes: Anthropologie / Purse: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Shirt: J.Crew / Shoes: Goodwill / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Free People / Ring Bearers & Flower Girls: Zara Kids /

 
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6 Oct

After sharing a couple brilliant groom’s drink recipes from Pharmacie last month and having just hosted our very first dinner of the season ourselves… Let’s just say we’ve had entertaining on the mind, and with that cocktails of course. Fall brings out so many unique, warm flavors and many a reason to celebrate, so why not pick a fave and plan a party with handcrafted libations front-and-center? It’s a recipe for a successful soirée, we think…

Click through to see our roundup of fall cocktail recipes.

 
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3 Oct

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

How about a super fun e-sesh for you on this Friday?! We’re not sure if it’s the retro vibes, Leslie + Ryan’s impeccable style, or photog Jessie Holloway’s incredible work that sealed the deal for us, but when we saw this Nashville shoot in the 100lc inbox, it was an instant fave. L + R had their venue picked out – one of their favorite music spots, the Ryman Auditorium – but since they couldn’t do elopement photos there, they scouted out other locations in the city, and decided on Pinewood Social.

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Okay, this is just too cute.

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

A little backstory… Leslie is from London & Ryan is from Paris. Of course that is London, KY and Paris, TN. We didn’t date right away but became long distance friends. Leslie moved to Nashville, which led to us dating, which led to getting engaged and then married… We wanted to keep our wedding small, so small that it was just the two of us and a preacher during a tour of the Ryman Auditorium.

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

The full can-art eagle wall and exposed brick gave off some rad vintage vibes… Plus they got to bowl and enjoy a drink, too. Sweet deal, yes?

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

Nashville bowling alley engagement shoot | Photo by Jessie Holloway | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79479

We could not have made a better choice than Jessie. She was laidback, comfortable to talk to, had great ideas for photos and it shows in her work.

Congrats Ryan and Leslie! Such fun photos!

Photographer: Jessie Holloway / Location: Pinewood Social / Flowers: Whole Foods / Leslie’s Dress: Etsy / Shoes: Badgley Mishka / Necklace & Earrings: Heirloom / Rings: Draper / Ryan’s Suit: JC Penney / Shirt & Tie: J. Crew / Shoes: Frye / Ring: Belonged to Ryan’s Father

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