29 Dec

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

With all the exciting holiday engagements to celebrate each year, this shoot will for sure be one to bookmark. And can you imagine a more chic party than a New Years bridal shower? Leslie Dawn Events was spot-on with this concept: I wanted to combine the elegance and glamour associated with a New Years Eve party with the fun and girly flair that comes to mind with a bridal shower. Best combo ever?

Thanks to Megan Robinson for the photos!

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

Leslie says, I brought in classic black and gold with white clean lines. I then incorporated pops of pink and mauve to add a pop of color. Fun favors and details were added to add an extra touch of sparkle to the day.

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

Aren’t those balloons such a fabulous idea?

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

The quintessential NYE color palette we’re oh so crazy about… With the aforementioned pink too, of course.

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

Leslie paired macaroons from Seine Macarons + Rue De Lis Desserts for this delectable spread. Yum.

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

So much to celebrate!

Thanks to  Megan Robinson + everyone below for sharing this shoot with us today!

Photographer: Megan Robinson / Location: Castle Park / Event Coordinator: Leslie Dawn Events / Flowers: Amber Reverie / Hair: Miss Jane Emily / Makeup: Makeup by Brynn Thomas / Invitations: Peter Loves Jane / Desserts: Rue De Lis Desserts / Macarons: Seine Macarons / Mocktails: Kristin Andrus / Rentals: Diamond Rental  / Apparel: Shabby Apple / Hairpieces: Danani Handmade / Models/Bloggers: Margot, Jackie, Courtney, Lizzy, & Karla

 
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24 Dec

100 Layer Cake gift wrap shoot | Photo by Jen of Fondly Forever

Happy holidays, cakies! It’s hard to believe another beautiful year has passed here on 100 Layer Cake! We had so many things to celebrate in 2014. For starters, we turned FIVE! Can you believe it? (Naturally we celebrated with a colorful portrait sesh.) Then, we were honored to have dresses and shoes named after us. As you can imagine, that was huge for us.

Such an exciting start to the year meant we were super busy here at the 100lc HQ, so when spring rolled around, we were ready for travel! Jillian jetted off to Jamaica + Amanda adventured in Tulum, Mexico. Who could forget those white sandy beaches?

Fast forward to fall, when we posted a ton of gorgeous autumn weddings and got to be involved in a really special fall dinner party for FEED Projects, which raised more than 1,000 meals for children + families in need. It was amazing to hear that the FEED Suppers collectively blew their goal of 1,000,000 meals out of the water this year!

This year has been incredible. We kicked off the season with our annual gift wrap party and now we’re off to enjoy the holiday! We’ll be back next week with the 100 Layer Cake Best Of and more New Years inspiration.

Wishing you a safe + happy holiday! xo

Photo: Fondly Forever Photography

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23 Dec

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Such a striking beauty, right? It only gets better from here. Jimmy from Gideon Photography had an idea for a Charles Dickens themed shoot and of course When Pigs Fly Events immediately jumped on board. We mean, imagine the possibilities! They rounded up a great team of local vendors + made some new creative friends on Etsy (check out their shops in the credits below!) in order to create the magical, moody holiday vignette you’re lookin’ at right now…

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Their goal for the shoot was to follow the theme of A Christmas Carol, through the eyes of its creator, Dickens. Such a cool concept for a holiday wedding scene!

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Courtney of When Pigs Fly Events says, We wanted to create a modern take on Victorian life while highlighting the famous writer and his story. We added historically relevant touches in our shoot. The punch is called the ‘Smoking Bishop’ and was the drink of choice of Dickens. During Victorian times, the Christmas tree was often adorned with fruit. Instead of presents, people often left fruits and nuts (and in our case a tray of coal for Scrooge). We dried fruit slices and draped them on the tree. The Christmas card featured in the stationary is actually a rendition of the first Christmas card created in 1843 (the year Dickens released ‘A Christmas Carol’).

The team followed food blogger Tori Avey’s Smoking Bishop drink recipe, doesn’t it look amazing?

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Betty’s Pie Whole ended up being the perfect fit for this tablescape.

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

So. Many. Details. You gotta see them all in the gallery below…

Charles Dickens themed Christmas wedding inspiration | Photo by Gideon Photo | Design and planning When Pigs Fly Events | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83655

Thanks to everyone below for all the inspo!

Photographer: Gideon Photo / Venue: Olivenhain Town Hall / Design & Planning: When Pigs Fly Events / Florals: Native Poppy / Hair: Elizabeth Woodward / Makeup: Dew Me Beauty / Calligraphy: Amberelle Lisak / Holiday Cards: Zazzle & Paper Source / Pies: Betty’s Pie Whole / Pudding Cakes: Whole Foods / Smoking Bishop Cocktail: Tori Avey / Furniture Rentals: Rhapsody Rentals & Urban Barn / Linens: Party Mosaic / Sequin Hangers: Oh Deer Creative / Acorn Message: The Party Posse / Pie Topper: By Madeline Trait / Vintage White Dress: The Way We Wore / Black & Emerald Dress: Rent the Runway / Pocket Watch: Art Inspired Gifts / Models: Amberelle, Kelly, & Andrew

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