28 Apr

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

If you prefer the comfort + community that comes with a backyard wedding, Katherine of Lucky & In Love totally has you covered. Allow her to explain: There is something so wonderfully intimate when a couple decides to host their wedding in their own backyard. It becomes a showcase of their lives together, an outpouring of love for not only each other, but the friends and family who have supported their relationship throughout. Good point, yeah? Thanks to Melissa Jill Photography for all the romantic film images in this post!

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Katherine, on backyard weddings, The best ones are a direct reflection of the couple, highlighting the quirks of their personalities and the customs and traditions they’ve developed and grown to hold on to. These days, backyard weddings are not your average summer BBQ! They are detailed, well thought out, and carefully styled soirees that take double the planning, but can often produce double the reward.

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

A bouquet complete with anemones and eucalyptus leaves always wins our hearts.

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

The food and beverage are a take on spring and summer favorites: homemade marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate with edible copper flakes perfect for roasting, and malachite macarons from Ruze Cake House. The signature drink? A light sangria spritzer, made with Bon Affair‘s Sauvignon Blanc, granny smith apples, bartlett pears, and a hidden lime rim garnish.

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

Black white and green backyard wedding inspiration | Photo by  Melissa Jill Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Backyard-wedding

The green hues of the mineral malachite were a major source of inspiration for them throughout, but this cake sure proves it! Props to Ruze Cake House.

Thanks to Lucky & In Love + everyone below for reigniting our love of intimate affairs!

Photographer: Melissa Jill Photography / Stylist & Planner: Lucky & In Love / Florist: Carte Blanche Design / Hair: Miriam Kenly / Makeup: Stephanie Neiheisel of SN Makeup Artist / Cake & Macarons: Ruze Cake House / Beverages: Bon Affair / Rentals: Cre8ive Event Rentals / Wedding Dress: Mariee Gallery / Models: Alejandra and Jose Vidal

 
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28 Apr

DIY Bali wedding invitation | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Eric + May had us at the name Bali, but their sweet style and story won us over. They met in Shanghai after moving separately from the US and connected over travel (most notably getting engaged in New Zealand). Naturally a destination wedding was in order, and 80 guests flew in from all over the world to the secluded seaside resort of Alila Manggis in East Bali. First the bride designed a Balinese welcome dinner to kick off the festivities. Then it was onto the Western wedding Chloe of Caught the Light captured below:

Floral rode | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Christos Bali wedding dress | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

DIY Bali wedding invitation | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali favor bag | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

For our wedding favors, we tailored made his/hers cotton canvas gift bags with a customized Bali design. Inside the bag, we included tropical essentials such as chapstick, sunscreen, bug repellant, anti-itch balm and sunglasses, as well as keepsake souvenirs such as luggage tag and a set of coasters with our own designs. I included various monogramming, such as printed gold emblem of our names on the sunglass cases, hand sewn initials on the groom side’s TOMS shoes, and personalized robes for the bridesmaids.

Bali ceremony arbor| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Bali ceremony arbor| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

DIY wedding ceremony program | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

By creating all the stationery herself, May was able to create both English + Chinese versions so all guests could be fully informed. Isn’t this design so cute?

Light grey groomsmen suit | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

peonies and avalanche roses bouquet | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Bali ceremony arbor| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

May also designed this breathtaking scene herself…

Alila Manggis has a perfect setting with an exotic enclave of palm trees along the ocean side, and I wanted to maintain this beautiful and stylish simplicity. I chose a color palette of blush pink, cream, and gold to add a romantic and warm tone to the lush greenery and vivid blues of the oceanic skyline. I picked peonies and avalanche roses for their pastel colors, while gold accents from the chairs and vases brought a nice glow under the sun. I also adorned the chairs with silk ribbons to create an air of whimsical romance as they fluttered with the sea breeze. For an extra touch of texture, I overlaid sheer blush pink cotton runners on the reception tables.

Christos Bali wedding dress | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Christos Bali wedding dress | Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Of course the big day had to be as fun as it was beautiful. They strung up photos, made a large message board for guests to leave notes about their fave memories, and enlisted Bali Snapz to set up a photobooth that printed two instant prints, one for guests to keep and one for them to leave in place of the escort cards. Cool!

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

Destination Bali wedding| Photo by Caught the light | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Bali-wedding

More dance party scenes in this Balimetro Wedding Cinematography film:

Congratulations, E + M!

Photographer: Caught the Light / Videographer: Balimetro Wedding Cinematography / Venue, Catering, & Accommodations: Alila Manggis, Bali / Event Design: Bride (wedding website) / Wedding Planner: Bali Events Planner / Floral Design: Florette Bali / Hair & Makeup: Yeanne Make UP Art / Invitations & Stationery: Bride / Cake: Ixora Cakes / Tote Bag Design: Gal & Fellow / Ribbon Detail: Crystal Rose Ribbon / DJ: DJ Kazz / Photobooth: Bali Snapz / Bride’s Dress: Christos Bridal / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: Wedding Belles NYC / Evening Dress: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Victoria’s Secret / Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. / Groom’s & Groomsmen Attire: Custom / Groomsmen Shoes: Custom TOMS

 
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27 Apr

Minted always has a way of translating some of the best wedding trends into stationery form, and this season is no different! From botanical prints to watercolors with metallic and artfully modern designs, these wedding invitations take the best elements of each trend and transform them into customized suites. Let’s peruse the selection (and snag 20% off), shall we?

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

1. Watercolor + Metallic

Minted’s really into the soft watercolor + bold metallic combo right now. Can’t you see why? A little gold foil takes those romantic swaths of color up a notch. If you’re into these designs, you’re in luck—today is the LAST DAY of Minted’s Semi-Annual Free Foil Event. Get 20% off all foil-pressed wedding stationery with code SPRINGFOIL. More faves below:

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

Foil pressed invites are available in gold, silver, and rose gold (!!!), and now offered in die-cut shapes.

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

2. Botanical borders

Floral never ever gets old but framing your typography details with beautiful blooms and botanicals is a guaranteed way to make them pop.

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

As with all Minted wedding invites, designs are sourced from independent designers. Yay!

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

3. Artfully modern

The modern invites are sleek and crisp, balanced with painted textures and creative graphics. Lots of options for adding earthy elements too, like greenery and floral accents.

Wedding trends Minted loves | 100 Layer Cake

Minted wedding invites

If you haven’t shopped on Minted before, here are a few things to note:

All designs are full customizable; their team helps you bring your vision to life from start to finish. There are premium services with each order, like place + escort cards with free guest name printing and other custom design services. You can even add all the finishing touches to your wedding design with programs, menus, and table numbers too.

Not to mention you can save major time with Minted’s free calligraphy-inspired guest addressing service, with coordinated details like a matching envelope design. Click here to shop now, and don’t forget about the deal on foil-pressed stationery with code SPRINGFOIL!

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