19 May

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

This Spanish-inspired shoot from Charla Storey Photography and The Southern Table kinda makes us feel like we took a trip to Mexico City or Madrid minus the pricey plane ticket and jet lag. Not a bad deal, huh? Maxine from The Southern Table says, Inspired by both my Basque and Mexican roots, I wanted to create a look that enveloped both cultures. Both European and Latin cultures enjoy the moment, and know what it means to be engaged in food, friends, and the surrounding environment.

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Lashes for days on this beautiful bride.

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Yeah, we’re pretty into the earthy meets elegant color story going on here: deep eggplant, fiery orange, soft peaches and cement gray.

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Red wine by the carafe? Check.

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

How rad are these terra cotta-inspired cakes, you guys?

Spanish wedding inspiration | Photo by Charla Storey Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72010

Thanks to everyone below for sharing this shoot with us…

Photographer: Charla Storey Photography / Floral & Event Design: The Southern Table / Venue: 809 at Vickory in Fort Worth, TX / Hair & Makeup: Beauty & The Blush / Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper / Baked Goods: Sugar Bee Sweets / Dress: BHLDN

 
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16 May

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Aaand the last stop on our Riviera Mayan adventure.. an excursion to Cenote Ik-kil and Chichen Itza. (Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of our trip in case you missed them.) Cenotes are natural pits resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. They were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. Oy! This one was pure magic. It was a bit of a drive, 2 hours inland, passing small Mexican towns and tons of dense foliage. But once we got there, we were in awe!

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

The water is blue and refreshing, with fish swimming by and hundreds of roots hanging from the top of the opening. Never before had we seen anything like this! Totally magnificent and very, very magical.

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

When you’re near one of the new seven wonders of the world, you must pay a visit. The pyramid and ruins at Chichen Itza were pretty rad, and the perfect amount of adventure to top off our day.

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

We made our way a little up the coast aways, north of Playa del Carmen to the virtuous Viceroy Riviera Maya, our last Mr & Mrs Smith hotel to visit on this epic journey. The concierge greeted us with freshly cut soap and Mezcal. Muy bien. And showed us to our room with a private dipping pool and indoor/outdoor shower. WHAT. Let’s just say that nothing compares to taking a hot shower outside surrounded by lush foliage and gentle wind.

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

Outdoor beds in case you can’t make it back to the room for a snooze. Check.

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

And a delicious little hammock, for plenty of naps. You read my mind, Viceroy.

Mexico vacation | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

I did my fair share of Instagramming whilst in Mexico, so thought I’d share a few of my faves at this last stop.

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

Viceroy Riviera Maya | Smith Hotels | 100 Layer Cake

Wow, what an amazing stay. Thank you Viceroy Riviera Maya! You can see our other stops in Riviera Maya here and here.

And don’t forget honeymooners, Mr & Mrs Smith’s Just Married Pass is the key to making your trip here ever so comfortable!

xo, Amanda

 
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16 May

We love weddings, we love pretty paper, and we reaaallly love giveaways! Which is why we’re way excited about this sweepstakes that the folks over at Minted are running right now. Srsyl, this giveaway is good, guys. Just wait till you hear what you could win…

Minted Dream Wedding Sweepstakes

One lucky winner is going to win a dreamy prize package of luxe letterpress wedding invitations, wedding bands, gifts, bridesmaid dresses, and bridal party accessories.

Grand Prize Package ($9,000 value)
- A Minted letterpress wedding invitation suite with accessories ($2500 value)
- Two 18k white gold wedding rings from Brilliant Earth ($2850 value)
- A gift registry with $1,500 of gifts from Mariposa ($1500 value)
- Four dress and accessory garment bags from Jendarling ($1000 value)
- 4 bridesmaid dresses from Weddington Way ($1000 value)

#1 Runner-up Prize
- A flat-printed Minted wedding invitation suite with accessories & 1 dress from Weddington Way with accessories  ( a $750 value )

#2 Runner-up Prize
- 3 Brilliant Earth Silver Initial Pendants & 3 4×6″ Statement Frames from Mariposa ($500 value)

So click on over to Minted’s website, and enter to win one of these great prizes before Sunday, May 25th at 11:59 pm PT.

Good luck, everyone!

( Black and white wedding portrait by Divine Light Photography / bridesmaid shot by Trent Bailey Photography )

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