28 Oct

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

We sure love seeing creative gals and guys really go all out when it comes to tying the knot. Bride Rachel, designer + creative director at One Part Gypsy is one of those creatives. (PJ even proposed with a rose-cut diamond, knowing she’d want to design the ring!) She spent over a year planning and DIY-ing for the wedding, a desert oasis tribute to their California lifestyle for their East Coast families to enjoy.

Shout out to the bride’s friend + our guide member Jen of Fondly Forever Photography for the photos!

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Aren’t her ‘maids so cute?! Their venue, El Cielo Estate had lush landscapes, mountain backdrop, palm trees, and all the best accommodations (read: pool party) for a Memorial Day Weekend wedding.

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Rachel walked down the aisle to the bass line of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young and their first dance was a nod to their native state, Vermont with Moonlight in Vermont.

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Rachel, on the flowers…

I wanted everything to be fragrant and wild feeling, so olive bough, fresh herbs, peony, dahlia, garden rose, freesia and jasmine adorned our chuppah and made up our floral arrangements. Jasmine is my favorite flower and up until the last moment we weren’t sure if it would be available with the heat. I’m so glad it was! Since my Dad couldn’t be there to walk me down the aisle, around my bouquet I wrapped a vintage locket that I started wearing after his death. It holds the first and last photos of us together.

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

PJ’s fave moment: Seeing Rachel walk down the aisle toward me just tore me up. I remember that my vision faltered for a few moments, realizing that we’re here, this is happening, and she’s serious… Selfishly one of my favorite shots is my face at that moment. It’s not one I want to print and frame in the family room, but I cherish that memory and want that photo framed in a special private place. 

And Rachel’s: I get so nervous in front of crowds that it was only after we got past the first dance that I felt like I could really let loose and enjoy the party. When I think back to my favorite memory, it’s the last song of the night, Young Forever, with all of us on the dance floor, singing our hearts out, the night complete and our hearts so full.

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Mediterranean-Moroccan Palm Springs wedding | Photo by Fondly Forever | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81033

Rachel says, You spend so much of your wedding day with your photographer, it’s really important to have someone you connect with. Since so much of the wedding was hand-done I wanted to make sure we had photos of all the tiny details. I felt fortunate to have Jen of Fondly Forever Photography by my side and know I was getting all the right shots.

Congrats to Rachel + PJ!

Photographer: Fondly Forever Photography / Venue: El Cielo Estate / Event Coordinator: Twine Events / Event Design: Bride Rachel of One Part Gypsy / Personal + Chuppah Florals: Madison Workshop West: / Tabletop Florals: One Part Gypsy / Hair: Allison Zarrabi of Shear Insanity Salon / Makeup: My Girls on Film Studios / Invitation Designer: One Part Gypsy / Cake: Jamaica’s Cakes / Catering: EAT Marketplace & Catering / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals, Sweet Emilia Jane, & One Part Gypsy / Officiant: Agnostic Weddings / Ceremony Musicians: The Get Down Boys / Reception DJ: JP Mcleod / Bride’s Dress: Custom / Shoes: Ivy Kirzhner / Headpiece: Hushed Commotion / Custom Ring: One Part Gypsy / Other Accessories: Accents Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Custom from Evolution of Style / Shoes: Cole Haan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Caletto Mini by Nightcap Clothing / Bracelets: The Neshama Project in Venice

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28 Oct

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Will you be using one of our Halloween tablescape ideas this Friday? There’s more inspo where that came from! This glamorous shoot offers both sides of a brilliant fairytale: the delicate white dress + sunny winery grounds mixed in with deep, dark details, moody beauty looks, and the spooky history of Belvoir Winery.

Cassandra of Cassandra Castaneda Photography says, Four buildings stand on the massive grounds. At one time, these buildings were an orphanage, a hospital, a home for the elderly, and a safety bunker. The overgrown, stoic, forgotten-buildings were exactly what we needed to make our wicked masquerade come to life. Wow.

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Accessories and gowns adorned in feathers and lace added prestige while the strong yet whimsical makeup and hair lent itself to a darker mood. Seriously, take a look at this ‘do:

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

How’s that for an October bouquet? Amazing work by Poppy and Clover Floral Design.

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Madi Sanders with Soiree Event Designs chose rich details to complement the setting, like reds and gold, glitter, and dark accents.

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

This look is picture perfect, we think.

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

See the rest of this enchanting editorial in our gallery:

Enchanted masquerade wedding + party inspiration | Photo by Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=80909

Excited for Halloween yet? Thanks to the team below for all the inspo!

Photographer: Cassandra Castaneda Photography / Photography Assistant: Mary Verett / Venue: Belvoir Winery / Styling & Coordination: Madi Sanders with Soiree Event Designs / Florals: Poppy and Clover Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Be Chic Bride / Paper Details: Indie Olive / Catering: Olive Events Catering / Farm Table: Sanders Party of 2 / Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven from Altar Bridal / Bridesmaids Gowns: Adrianna Papell, Monique Lhuillier, Jim Hjlem, Amsale Bridesmaids from Bella Bridesmaids Kansas City / Headpieces, Masques, & Accessories : Emmy-Ray

 
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27 Oct

Alright cakies. It’s the last week of October (anyone care to tell us how that happened so quickly?!) and there’s only a few more days to plan your Halloween festivities. Luckily, some of our favorite bloggers have been providing all sorts of ideas lately, especially in regards to impressive tablescapes of the spooky (yet insanely beautiful) variety. Find them all at right!

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