14 Feb

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Happy Valentine’s Day, Cakies! We’re kicking off the day with a gorgeous engagement shoot that will have you in such a state of starry-eyed bliss. Now we know what you’re thinking… That. Red. Dress. It’s major, yes? Well in fact, Jen Wojcik Photography and Folklore Vintage Rentals fell so in love with this gorgeous Anthropologie gown that they let it inspire the whole shoot. Once that little detail was in place, the ruby red florals and rustic-meets-regal furniture followed quite naturally.

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Can you tell these two are a real-life couple? Too cute together.

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic red wedding inspiration  | photo by  Jen Wojcik Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanks to everyone below! Now we really feel Valentine’s Day ready.

Photography: Jen Wojcik Photography / Styling, Design, & Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals / Venue: Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard / Hair and Makeup: Melissa Edwards / Floral Design: Adrianne Smith Floral Design / Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company / Dress: Anthropologie

 
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13 Feb

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Doesn’t matter if you’re single, engaged, or married—it’s still fun to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your girls, yes? That’s exactly what Aly Carroll Photography and StyleEsque thought when they were putting together this cute little shoot. There’s no shortage of pink and hearts and everything else we love about Valentine’s Day. Because when it’s just the ladies you can go as girly as you want.

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Every gal needs a hot pink lipstick in her makeup bag.

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

We’ve got one word for you… delectable.

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

 

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Valentines day cocktail party | Photo by Aly Carroll Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68363

Well that was a real treat… thanks to all the talented folks below!

Photography: Aly Carroll / Event Design: StyleEsque / Venue & Paper Goods: Ephemera / Flowers: Shelly Sarver Designs / Donuts: Topped Doughnuts / Small Cakes: Gateway Market / Cupcakes & Larger Cakes: The Cake Confectionery / Rentals: Poppy & Olive’s Vintage Rentals

 
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13 Feb

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Ah, Palm Springs.  There’s something about that warm desert air, cool mid-century vibe, and resort atmosphere that makes you such a rad spot to run off to.  If we were eloping tomorrow, that’s probably where we’d go too. Anna + Paul’s “pop-up wedding” only has us more convinced… These two packed up their suitcases with a few décor items, brought Heidi from Our Labor of Love, and headed out to the desert with 12 of their loved ones in tow. It’s relaxed, intimate, and fun, just like an elopement should be.

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Yeah, us too.

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

These lovebirds walked down the aisle to “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong. “Heaven Can Wait by Dean Martin” played for the recessional.

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

The ceremony took place on a cowhide the couple picked up in Argentina, where they got engaged. It’s in their house now as a lovely reminder of both milestones.

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Did we mention that Anna + Paul decided on the Ace Hotel after seeing this desert elopement we shared on le blog? Glad we could help!

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

Palm Springs elopement | Photo by Our Labor of Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68299

From the bride… We had the freedom to be a bit laissez-faire and relaxed about our wedding, as we didn’t have any traditions to uphold or preconceived notions. It was an attitude that worked really well for us and kept us in check about the whole thing. At the end of the day all we wanted was to be surrounded by the most important people to us, and it turned out to be a really personal, intimate and fun experience filled with more love than we could ever imagine.

Photographer: Heidi from Our Labor of Love / Venue: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs / Invitation Designer: Studio Wonders and bride / Bride’s dress: Dolce & Gabbana from Holt Renfrew / Shoes: Valentino / Veil: Etsy & DIY (the bride bought two different gold veils and combined them for volume and drama) / Earrings: Lulu Frost / Clutch: Judith Leiber / Fan: From Kyoto, Japan / Groom’s Suit: Custom / Bowtie: Bride’s late grandfather’s / Shoes: Alexander McQueen / Bridesmaid dresses: Halston Heritage

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