12 Sep

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

For their NY wedding, the bride and groom had a talented team of friends and loved ones to help in every way: with florals, coordination, a dress redesign, DIYs, (and more!) all by people they knew, everyone came together to create Michael and Francesca’s dream day. Teamwork makes the dream work, no?

As for a theme, Francesca says, We mixed rustic mountain elements with the antique and industrial beauty of the venue, and aimed to create a warm and inviting environment with winter white and green tones, metallic accents, and candlelight. Nicki Sebastian Photography, who the couple met years ago through work, captured it all beautifully below:

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

A perfectly executed redesign of the bride’s mother’s 70s gown: The original Piccione dress had long sleeves, a boat neck, and an empire waist. We converted it to cap sleeves, a v-neck, and A-line waist repurposing the material and lace from the long sleeves. My mother redesigned her veil for me. The original veil was very long and had a large lace beaded headpiece. We shortened it to extend just beyond the dress, removed the headpiece, and attached the tulle to a hair comb.

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Their altar was comprised of 20 vintage suitcases as a tribute to their love of travel and time going long distance between NYC & London.

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Francesca’s bouquet recipe, by Ashley Drago Botanicals: red anemone, ranunculus, Sahara roses, Italian ruscus, fern, gray dusty miller with scbiosa pods, quail feathers

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

For an intimate dinner party feel, they designed a candlelit dinner with three long tables adorned with collected antiques, birch from the bride’s parent’s Adirondack Mountain home, and romantic floral arrangements.

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

Right before dinner was served, we stood still together and watched everyone just seated to the tables. Drinks clinked, chatter and laughter rose over the music, candlelight flickered across the long tables. Everything that we planned with the help of many talented and generous family and friends had come together, and the most important people in our lives were in one room at the same time. It was an all encompassing, memorable moment.

Metropolitan Building Wedding | Photo byNicki Sebastian Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78429

The bride’s planning tips: 1) Be yourself. Try not to get caught up in what others or the industry says you should or shouldn’t do.. 2) Get backup. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Enlist the support of family and friends. 3) After the wedding, write down all the details that you and your partner can remember.

Congratulations, Michael and Francesca!

Photographer: Nicki Sebastian Photography / Venue: The Metropolitan Building / Day of Coordinator: Friend, Phoebe Steward / Flowers: Ashley Drago Botanicals / Hair & Makeup: Magaly & Lorena Cochachi at Gorgeous Bride NY / Invitations & Day Of Paper Goods: Michael Lum / Wedding Cake/Desserts: Make My Cake, Levain Bakery, & Momofuku Milk Bar / Catering: Spoonbread / Liquor: Commander Quincy’s & Embassy Wine & Spirits / DJ: Chris Goldteeth & Lord Easy / Officiant: Alfonso Romero / Furniture: Venue’s warehouse, chosen by friends / Rentals: Broadway Park Rentals / Photobooth: Photobooth PopUp / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Bride’s Mother’s, from 1975 & tailored by Colleen Celsor/ Dress Restoration: Hallak Cleaners / Shoes: Coach / Engagement Ring: Erica Weiner / Wedding Bands: Aide-Memoire / Lipstick: Stila’s Stay All Day in Beso / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren Black Label / Shoes: Ferragamo / Bow Tie: Barneys / Matron Of Honors’ Dresses: J. Crew & Adrianna Papell

 
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11 Sep

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

You saw this morning’s sweet rustic vow renewals, yes? Well how about we continue today’s rustic theme by swooning over pretty dresses and this lovely braided hairstyle? This pretty-in-peach farm wedding inspiration shoot put together by the team at Amore Events by Cody is perfect for the autumn bride who doesn’t want to forgo the sweet, rustic color schemes that come with many warm-weather weddings. Inspired by the changing colors of fall, it totally proves just how soft and romantic this time of year can be.

Thanks to Rachel May Photography for sharing these photos.

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

The shoot’s concept, c/o Amore Events by Cody: As this picturesque summer draws to a close, we, at Amore Events, are looking on to the new horizon—fall. Despite the shorter daylight and colder breezes, this season brings a breathtaking and spectacular beauty with it. The rustic and natural scenery and colors are so understated yet romantic we had instant inspiration…

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Blue Ridge Floral Design sure makes a nice bouquet, don’t you think?

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

A combo of earth tones and peachy hues created the soft, natural look.

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

A little nod to autumn with these pops of red throughout.

Incorporating our delicate flowers with highlights of red and the old time country setting, the idealistic and tender moments of fall easily fell into our lap. Our carefully styled updo echoed these themes of the perfect balance and harmony of the changing scenery.  

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Another gorgeous gown for ya.

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Peach farm wedding inspiration | Photo by Rachel May Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78392

Wonderful work! Thanks to the team below for their new take on fall.

Photographer: Rachel May Photography / Venue: Panorama Farms / Styling & Décor: Amore Events by Cody  / Coordination & Cocktails: BBQ Exchange / Florals: Blue Ridge Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Moxie Bridal / Calligraphy: If So INKlined / Cake: Sweet Haus / Décor: Roxie Daisy & The Market at Grelen / Table & Green Cabinet: MS Events / Runner: Silk and Willow / Attire: Gossamer Bridal

 
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11 Sep

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

As a wedding photographer for the last four years, Christine knows how different each style of wedding can be. Of course, she didn’t have that resource when her and Donnie tied the knot, so for their 5-year vow renewals they really wanted something that would represent them better. They enlisted designer + florist Jennifer of Jennifer Laura Design to make the dream a reality, and set up at Christine’s parent’s beautiful property.

After having trouble finding the perfect photog for her event (being in the industry can do that to ya!), Christine stumbled across Tessa J.’s website… and the rest is history!

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

What a bouquet! Jennifer Laura Design incorporated succulents, blue thistles, garden roses, dahlias, wax flower, spray roses, protea, carnations, and greenery pulled from the location.

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Christine’s fave moment from the day… The first look with Donnie was other-wordly. Something I’ve always wanted to do. I tapped his shoulder, and he turned around. I had a hard time holding back the tears because he was just too darn handsome. That beard that he’d been working on, his suspenders (which he would totally never wear otherwise), and his boots. Be still, my heart. He said I looked amazing, and we smooched. Not too much, though, I didn’t want to lose my lipstick or get it all over him!

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Love this ribbon theme throughout. Christine says, Geometrics played a big part of the decor, along with rustic and eclectic elements. We’re laidback and  simple, and what we wanted most out of the vow renewals was for everyone we love to gather and have a great time, in a ridiculously pretty set up that was just ‘us’.

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

The property has a warehouse space that worked well for their 50 guests.

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Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

The DIY list: all the signage, piñata, food truck menu; plus more DIYs from Jennifer, like the favors, draping ribbon, s’mores bar, and backdrops.

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Rustic farmhouse vow renewals | Photo by  TESSA J | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=78358

Does this cake look almost too pretty to eat or what?!

Cheers!

Photographer: Tessa J. / Venue: Private Residence (bride’s parent’s property) / Design, Coordination, & Florals: Jennifer Laura Design / Hair & Makeup Artist: Hey Lovely Makeup / Invitation designer: Samantha Aguilera / Cake: Dream Slice Cakes / Catering: Ladybird / Rentals: One Stop Tents and Events / Gold Linen: Aztec Events and Tents / Drink Canister: Bourbon and Bloom / B&G chair signs & head table place cards: Darrling Design / Dress: Jenny Yoo from BHLDN / Shoes: Corral Boots

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