4 May

Mexican themed invites

Modern invites, festive colors, and tons of tassels (which we can teach you how to make here)—count us in! Jessie Baca had been waiting for the perf opportunity to play with a unique color scheme (teal, French blue, terra cotta, bubblegum and citron green) she came across on one of her grandmother’s books. When photog Tim Mannle planned a visit to New Mexico, he enlisted Jessie for a styled shoot at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, and this super rad design was born.

PS: Wouldn’t be surprised if these decorations + treats inspired some of tomorrow’s festivities!

Tassel bouquet

Modern Mexican themed wedding

Tassel boutonnieres

Gods Eye wedding decor

Gods eye ceremony backdrop

Jessie says, The concept for the ceremony scene was a bare tipi structure made of large wood poles. I created “Ojos de Dreams;” a melding of the Ojo de Dios Mexican yarn crafts and the Native American dreamcatcher. The result was a graphic and bold design, and paired with rustic wood and yarn, these magical pieces embodied the “Mexi-Modern” theme perfectly. Our “tipi” was decorated with geometric garlands in teal, blue and citron, and the “Ojos de Dreams”. The metal, industrial chairs were also decorated with tasseled garlands and hand-embroidered pillows. Embellished maracas and tambourines rested on the seats for the guests to cheer on the bride and groom as they walked down the aisle.

Modern Mexican themed wedding

Modern Mexican themed wedding

Tassel wedding decor

Tassel pillow

Mexican themed tablescape

Mexican cocktail

Mexican cocktail

Mexican Popsicles

Mexican Popsicles

Their stylist Johanna is also a popsicle genius, and she created “Tequila-Limon” and “Guava-Colada” pops for a fun spin on the classic paleta at their booze-y Paleta Bar. Their idea? A fantastic alternative signature cocktail for a summer wedding. (Can we get an invite to that?!)

Mexican Popsicles

Mexican Popsicles

Mexican themed tablescape

Mexican themed tablescape

Geometric + neon is always a fab combo in our book.

Mexican themed tablescape

Mexican themed tablescape

Mexican themed tablescape

Mexican themed tablescape

Mexican themed tablescape

Mexican themed tablescape

The tablescape was made of ikat patterned (one of our faves) runners, neon tassels, wooden boxes filled with sand, hot pink taper candles, and painted terra cotta chargers. Flatware and laser cut place cards balanced everything out. Oh, and tequila shots, duh!

Wood escort card

Tassel bouquet

More wedding and party inspiration where that came from…

Modern Mexican themed wedding

To think that this idea first began with an arbitrary mix of colors on a book’s spine… And the result was a photo shoot that combined handmade folk art and modern neon. We were blown away that it worked! Every element added a particular touch that helped to create this cohesive and distinct mash-up, Mexi-Modern!

Congrats on such a successful shoot!

Photographer: Tim Mannle / Venue: Center for Contemporary Arts / Concept & Art Direction: Jessie Baca of Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Styling & Popsicles: Johanna Frenz for Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Melissa Paquin of Renegade Floral / Makeup: Svetlana Britt / Stationery: Cassie Templeman of Peanut Press / Jumpsuit: Forever 21 / Groom’s Suit: Custom Tailored by Indochino / Models: Nicole Kuller & Kai Kuller

 
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1 May

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Once upon a time designer + florist Karly Rose took an auto class to learn how to fix up her old truck and left having met her future groom, Greg (they’re now both restoring that 1969 International Scout). Two and a half years later, after buying their dream house, it was time to get hitched how Karly had always wanted—an elopement. Karly + her mom Karen own Verbena: Flowers & Trimmings in Roseville, CA and they quickly realized it’d be the ideal backdrop for a flower farm reception, all of which they planned in six weeks. Impressive, if you ask us.

Big thanks to Colleen Riley Photography for the photos!

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Photo by Karly Rose Design.

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

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Photo by Karly Rose Design.

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Photo by Karly Rose Design.

Karly explains, I spent the days before the celebration picking flowers, foraging friend’s yards for blackberries and vines, and creating last minute handmade details. All of the flowers and foliage for the centerpieces were grown on Verbena’s flower farm or foraged locally. We are proud supporters of the Slow Flowers Movement, meaning we support locally grown flowers as well as organically grown flowers. That is why we grow our own flowers and love incorporating our blooms into our brides’ special days. Luckily the farm was bursting with beauty and provided us with bountiful blooms that my mom and I designed into flowing, free, wild, and rich centerpieces to grace the table that weaved through the flower farm.

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

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Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

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How cool. Guests could also stroll through all the gardens and check out the farm.

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

The event was country casual but wildly elegant as well, which symbolizes Greg and I. We had neutral, natural, subtle colors and textures as a backdrop to the gorgeous opulent flowers and pops of berry colors. The tablecloths were painters’ canvas from a hardware store, while the slate colored runners were rented from Celebration’s Party Rentals along with the wooden chairs. My mom had lovely china from her grandmother, which was a perfect family heirloom to incorporate. Dogwood Rentals provided an array of other beautiful complementary dinner plates as well as amazing silver-plated candlestick holders that carried the light into the night. We borrowed ornate silverware from all of our in-laws and the elegant settings were paired with casual diamond pattern mason jars. 

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Some of Karly’s graphic design projects: Plasma cut signage, custom popcorn bags, floral labels, a hand-lettered guestbook, and a mural with scenery from the elopement site. Her and her mom also created this G&K sign using fuschia flower heads called gomphrena pinned to a circular board.

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

Intimate flower farm elopement | Colleen Riley Photography |Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Squaw-Valley-Elopement

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While tending a farm and planning a reception in a month and a half isn’t the ideal method to be celebrating a marriage, I would not have it any other way. With the help of an amazing team of so many family and friends, we were able to pull off a truly magnificent and cherished flower farm sunset celebration filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories.

Beautiful! Congrats, Karly + Greg!

Reception Photographer: Colleen Riley Photography / Floral Design & Venue: Verbena: Flowers & Trimmings / Styling, Graphic Design, Invitations, & Photography of Invitations: Karly Rose Design / Styling & Cake: Alix Gates / Catering: Lucille’s BBQ / Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals / Dishware & Candlesticks: Dogwood Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Free People

 
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1 May

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

How about a little coastal adventure to kick off the weekend? Ryan + Kristen’s e-sesh followed them from a clifftop to the sandy beaches along the shores of the Oregon coast, and it sure made for some incredible sunset snaps. Nikita Lee Photography captured every ounce of light filtering through the trees and reflecting off the water to represent R + K’s Oregon love story.

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

K + R both worked at rival coffee stands in their town when one day Kristen decided to give his shop a try. As fate would have it, they fell in love over the next year and now they’ll tie the knot this June in southern Oregon. Kristen tells it, A year after our first encounter was the best day of my entire life, when I got the greatest honor of being Ryan’s eternal bride. In the Old Mill District in Bend OR, three days before Christmas, he took me over the pedestrian bridge lit up so beautifully with twinkling lights, there he got down on one knee and took me as his bride.

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Ryan came up with their Oregon location because 1) there are so many photo-worthy spots, and 2) the Oregon coast is where their love story began.

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Kristen’s cute Billabong skirt… Want.

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Oregon Coast Engagement | Photo by Nikita Lee Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Oregon-Coast-Engagement-Session

Kristen says, As soon as I became a bride, the one thing I was certain about was the necessity to find a photographer that would not only capture such a precious time in our lives, but one that could also portray the love we share for each other in photos we’ll cherish for a lifetime… Nikita has been such a blessing to work with and I am beyond thankful for the excitement she has shared with Ryan and I on this new adventure of ours.

Congrats! 

Photographer: Nikita Lee Photography / Location: Oregon Coast / Kristen’s Skirt: Billabong / Red Top: American Rag / Ryan’s Shoes: TOMS

 
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30 Apr

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

After scrolling through all the prettiness that is this plum wedding editorial, we most definitely had a major craving for sweets. You’ll see why after you view the photos Jenna Henderson shared with us of the shoot at (and styled by) CJ’s Off the Square in Nashville. You’ve been warned!

Leanna Marshall wedding dress | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Leanna Marshall wedding dress | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

One of our fave things about this color palette is how it can be worked into weddings of any season.

Leanna Marshall wedding dress | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Leanna Marshall wedding dress | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

A few words from the stylists at CJ’s Off the SquareThis design is in the details: The entire shoot was built upon the flowers we chose (beautifully arranged by The Enchanted Florist!)…We fell in love with the ‘Danielle’ by Leanna Marshall the minute we walked into The Bride Room. It’s fun, flirty, and nontraditional, but still perfectly elegant for a bride for an upscale garden wedding ceremony. We added other on-trend elements, such as gold accents, to keep the look light and luxe. We love how this vision came to life!

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Little feathers peeking out… Excellent.

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Now, a heavenly spread of desserts to make you wish your breakfast was a whole lot sweeter…

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Elegant plum wedding inspiration | Photo by Jenna Henderson | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/elegant-plum-wedding-inspiration

Thanks to Jenna Henderson + the creatives below for all the plum inspiration!

Photographer: Jenna Henderson / Venue & Styling: CJ’s Off the Square / Florals: The Enchanted Florist / Cake: The Bake Shoppe / Rentals: Southern Events / Dress: Leanna Marshall ‘Danielle’ from The Bride Room / Tux: Street Tuxedo

 
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30 Apr

Nude and ivory Mira Zwillinger wedding dress | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

From the beginning, F + B knew what they wanted—Frances found her dress on the first page of the first bridal magazine she saw and they were adamant about showing off the food, drink, and city skyline Melbourne, Australia is known for. They also knew that they didn’t want to place too much of a burden on friends + fam in the planning. Ben’s an Events Manager so he took care of the nitty gritty, and their stylist Georgeous Occasions designed a garden wedding that was both sophisticated and relaxed (read: Italian food + fancy drinks for all) for their big day.

Ready to check out all the photos by Adrian Tuazon? Sure you are…

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Nude and ivory Mira Zwillinger wedding dress | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Simple, modern, chic invites for the minimalist couple.

Nude and ivory Mira Zwillinger wedding dress | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Nude and ivory Mira Zwillinger wedding dress | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Nude and ivory Mira Zwillinger wedding dress | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melon and Prosciutto appetizers | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Nude and ivory Mira Zwillinger wedding dress | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Not sure about wedding colors? Look in your closet! Frances + Ben noticed a theme of blue, which helped them stay away from anything that felt too feminine for their tastes.

Iced tea cocktail | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Frances says, The Van Handel Group in Australia are synonymous with impeccable venues and dining. We just couldn’t pass up this city location and their modern Italian menu at Fatto Catina. It is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on the Yarra River and features an outdoor terrace so we sat all our guests outside overlooking the river, perfect on a balmy summer night. The city skyline provided a beautiful backdrop and with Chinese New Year we has the night sky full of fireworks. The team at Fatto developed a decadent modern Italian menu and allowed our guests their own select main course which is a real treat at weddings and we had so much positive feedback on that alone.

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Bar and cantina? Yes please!

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Melbourne Australia wedding | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Nude and ivory Mira Zwillinger wedding dress | Photo by  Adrian Tuazon Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Melbourne-Australia-wedding

Final words about the restaurant, via Frances…

We were adamant about selecting a restaurant over a traditional wedding venue as it offers a vast range of benefits. There is normally no venue hire associated with that option, the furniture and décor are already there lowering hiring costs and most importantly a good restaurant will see the benefit of being fully booked and appreciate a new range of clientele that will experience the restaurant and as such go above and beyond in the level of food and service they provide.

Wishing you guys the best!

Photographer: Adrian Tuazon Photography / Videographer: Day Twelve Films / Gardens House, Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne, Australia / Reception Venue: Fatto Catina in Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre, Melbourne / Wedding Stylist: Georgeous Occasions / Floral: Cecilia Fox Floral Studio / Hair: Giovanni Tedesco from Rokk Ebony South Melbourne / Makeup: Karissa McLaren / Cake: Let Them Eat Cake / Catering: Marty McCaig with The Van Handel Group / Celebrant: Jason Tuazon-McCheyne / Bride’s Dress: Mira Zwillinger Beatrice / Veil: Custom by Mira Zwillinger / Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Collette Dinnigan / Groom’s Suit: Custom by P. Johnson

 
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30 Apr

Mark your calendars cakies, the ultimate floral + creative workshop is coming May 9th

Color Wylde floral workshop

If you’re in SoCal next month and want to learn more about launching your own biz, get help from some a few talented and successful local ladies, and leave majorly inspired (and with flowers in hand!), consider signing up for Color Wyld.

Color Wylde floral workshop

Color Wylde floral workshop

This day and a half long workshop will cover business basics and brand strategy, as well as a whole day spent creating + styling. Each participant gets $500 worth of flowers to create with and take home, professional event photos, lunch, bites, and drinks, and more. Sounds like a fantastic time to hone in on your skills and start taking steps to get your creative pursuits off the ground. Detailed info below…

Color Wylde floral workshop

Color Wyld is an accelerator for creative entrepreneurs. In a day and a half, we equip you with both the strategy and inspiration needed to launch a business with confidence and attitude. Our bias is towards action. We don’t just talk; we put strategy into action and make it happen. Led by three entrepreneurs with different expertise and backgrounds, the Color Wyld program is an essential bootcamp for creative entrepreneurs ready to fast-track their business ideas.

Day One. In this half day, held at Celadon & Celery studios, we will uncover the strategic framework needed to launch a business. In small groups, students will sharpen their business concepts, finesse their brand story and create the bones of a launch strategy. Delivered in a hands-on way, students will get a chance to road test the lessons and jumpstart their business and brand strategy.

Day Two. Held at Rose Story Farm, this is a full day of inspiration, creativity and action. Here, students will take their brand story from day one and bring it to life by creating, styling and forming an artistic direction.. They will leave with the stylized photography and creative vignettes needed launch their business.

Grab your tix here.

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