31 Dec

Happy New Years Eve, cakies! On this final day of 2014, we can’t help but take a look back at some of the most drop dead gorgeous wedding gowns of the year. With blush, ivory, and even a black dress in the mix, we can definitively say that this year dresses were simply incomparable. But that’s one thing we love about this industry—each year brings more to discover and fall in love with. Sighhhh. OK, let’s get to it, shall we?

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Monique Lhuillier

Wedding dress by: Monique Lhuillier | Photo by: Wendy Laurel | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses |

Photo by: Les Loups Pictures & Songs c/o The Wedding Artists Collective | Visit wedding!

Designed by bride (with lots of help from Kelsy Parkhouse of Carleen) and purchased from Karin Yngvesdotter Couture

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Watters Jacinda

Wedding dress by: Watters Jacinda | Photo by: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses |

Wedding dress by: Mariana Hardwick | Photo by: A Bear A Deer And A Fox | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Calais by San Patrick

Wedding dress: Calais by San Patrick | Photo by: Christie Graham Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Vera Wang

Wedding dress by: Vera Wang | Photo by: Cambria Grace Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Rivini gown

Wedding dress by: Rivini | Photo by: Tiffany Tolmen of Hunter Ryan Photo | Visit wedding!

 100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Jim Hjelm from JLM Couture

Dress by: Jim Hjelm | Photo by: The Long Haul | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Temperley London

Wedding dress by: Temperley London | Photo by: Jill Thomas | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Lady Evelyn

This year we got to feature a couple brand new dress launches, including the Lady Evelyn bridal line! You were all enamored with this beauty, especially when paired with that stunning bouquet. See the shoot by Anthem Photography here.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Ecliptica

Wedding dress by: Ecliptica | Photo by: Raquel Puras from 3 Deseos y Medio | Visit wedding!

 100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Tara Latour

Wedding dress by: Tara Latour | Photo by: Julie Mikos | Visit wedding!

 100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Alexander McQueen

Dress by Alexander McQueen | Photo by: Heather Waraksa | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Reem Acra

Wedding dress by: Reem Acra | Photo by Rebecca Fishman of Birds Of a Feather | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Nardos Imam from Stanley Korshak

Wedding dress by: Nardos Imam | Photo by: Apryl Ann | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Brenna Simmons

The gowns from this wedding inspiration shoot by Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography at the New York Public Library were both originals by FIT students Brenna Simmons & Susan Yee. Amazing, right?!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Jenny Packham from Mark Ingram Atelier

Wedding dress by: Jenny Packham | Photo by: Jose Villa | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Paolo Sebastian

What’s more romantic than a soft, swan lake inspired editorial? This Paolo Sebastian gown caused quite the stir! Photo by: Jen Wojcik Photography

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Jenny Yoo

Wedding dress by: Jenny Yoo | Photo by: Stephanie Williams | Visit feature!

(You might recall that the cake from this shoot made yesterday’s best of cakes list, too!)

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Dresses | Elizabeth Dye

Wedding dress by: Elizabeth Dye | Photo by: Belathee Photography | Visit wedding!

Well we can’t narrow it down anymore than that! Which gorgeous gown has your heart? Be sure to check back today for a little spotlight on grooms fashion! It’s not to be missed.

 
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30 Dec

It’s hard to complain about working during the holidays when the task is to recount every single stunning cake we’ve fawned over throughout the year on 100 Layer Cake, and pull together our faves. As far as wedding trends go, 2014 was definitely the year of the naked cake. It’s officially been proven that an unfrosted cake can be just as (or more) jaw-dropping than its frosted counterparts. But this was also the year of metallic gold, voluminous blooms, and some of the most beautiful chocolate cakes we’ve ever laid eyes on! Take a peek for yourself and let us know which is #1 on your list!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

First off, we spotted this cake above by Cake, Inc. and couldn’t believe our eyes.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Rosycakes | Photo by: Beth Olson Creative | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Cakewalk Bake Shop | Photo by: Apryl Ann Photography | Get the tutorial!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Jay’s Catering | Photo by: Stephanie Williams | Visit wedding!

And this stunning naked cake below was made by the bride, designer Samantha Dapper:

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Samantha Dapper | Photo by: Katie Pritchard Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Earth and Sugar | Photo by: Melanie Gabrielle | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: A Squad Bakeshop | Photo by: Izzy Hudgins Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Cake by: Bakery Nouveau | Photo by: Sahara Coleman | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

A decadent chocolate cake from this Melbourne wedding. Photo by: Jerome Cole Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

We had a lot of gorgeous tropical themed shoots to inspire us in 2014. What’s not to love about this tropical cake by Cucina Coronado from our tropical summer wedding ideas post? Photo by: Ashley Kelemen Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

And we almost lost our breath over this coconut cake by Sugar Bee Sweets in this organic spring inspiration. Photo by: Nicole Berrett Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Pretty simplicity in this floral accented cake by Cake Cathedral in this California vineyard wedding shot by Annie McElwain Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

You all went gaga over the cake and topper by Lulu Cake Boutique in the New York City loft wedding by Love, Sylvia Photography. (Remember all that pretty pink decor too? Gahh!)

And we know it’s not a wedding cake per se, but we had to add this sprinkle cake by Cakewalk Bake Shop from 100 Layer Cakelet to our list because it is probably the most pinned cake in history!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Cakes

Too good to be true, right?!

Do you guys think it’s possible to top this in 2015? Seriously cannot wait to find out!!

 
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30 Dec

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

For the ladies at Beijos Events (why yes, they would be the brains behind that glamorous NYE party editorial we posted about earlier this month), New Years Day means three things: 1) PJs all day, 2) mimosas, and 3) brunch on the living room floor. No need to make reservations for this one, you’ll have everything you need right at home. Cheers!

Thanks to Cassie Green Photography for capturing all the deets:

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Imagine transforming the bar cart from your NYE bash to a low key, mimosa setup in the morning…

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

So much woven, textured goodness.

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Abby of Beijos Events used her own pillows + furniture collected from places like Anthro, Boho Pillow, + Serena & Lily. She says, Planning a brunch a day after a late night celebrating doesn’t have to be time consuming or heavy on the wallet.

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Who woulda guessed Natasha Kolenko flowers + breakfast would look so lovely together?!

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Bohemian New Year's Eve brunch inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design by Beijos Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83739

Can we just say that everyone’s New Years Day should look something like this?! Amazing work, team!

Photographer: Cassie Green Photography / Styling: Beijos Events / Flowers & Styling: Natasha Kolenko / Rattan Coffee Table + Side Table: Serena & Lily / Bar Cart: Serena & Lily / Macrame Table Runner: Anthropologie / Pillows: Boho Pillow / Flatware: West Elm / Highball Glassware: Anthropologie

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