26 Aug

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Three things inspired this couple’s rad camp wedding: family, good friends, and nature. After choosing a woodsy, laidback theme, they knew right away that Jaclyn Simpson, a close friend, would photograph their big day. The bride is also owner of Fleur Chicago, the boutique and floral design studio responsible for all the lovely blooms below. Of the rest of the team behind this wedding, Kelly says, If you find vendors that you trust and adore, they’ll get the job done. Simple as that.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

As for the music, Kelly says, Dave wrote the music that I walked down the aisle to, and we danced to “Heroes” by David Bowie 

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Naturally, Kelly (and her team) handled the flowers, but these guys also painted the bean bag set for games, sewed table numbers, salvaged dinner plates, found vintage silverware, and made the “to” and “from” signs.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Yep… This is the place to be. On choosing a venue: We wished we could celebrate our wedding at Dave’s family cabin in Minnesota, but it was a bit too small and the distance too far. With Wandawega located in Wisconsin, it was a perfect combination to bring two sets of friends and family from MN and IL together. The scenery is breathtaking and the owners of Wandawega have so beautifully curated the property that you’re immediately lost in its charm and history.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Kelly’s big bouquet recipe: yellow + white peonies, poppies, bridal veil clematis, button scabiosa, lily of the valley, ranunculus, and foraged greenery from Wandawega.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Are these the cutest little flags or what?

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

An English garden mixed with camping treats? Mhm!

Congrats, Dave + Kelly!

Photographer: Jaclyn Simpson / Videographer: XO Pictures / Venue: Camp Wandawega / Day of Coordinator: Greatest Expectations / Fleur Chicago (owned by Bride) / Invitation Designer: Lily Red Studio / Hair & Makeup Artist: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists / Sweets:  Truffle Truffle / Catering: Sherman’s Catering / Vintage Furniture:  Aged Rentals  / Lighting: Chicago Lighting Design / Bride’s Dress: J. Crew / Sandals: Sessun / Moccasins: Minnetonka / Lipstick: Chanel / Locket: Etsy with found four leaf clover / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Tie: J. Crew

 
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25 Aug

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

We always love it when a wedding brings multiple cultures into one epic celebration (Recall this Florida garden wedding with traditional Albanian elements?), so when Alison Events sent this one our way, we couldn’t wait to get it up on le blog. Rachel + Abhishek said “I do” with both an Indian Jain ceremony and a traditional Western ceremony.

They snagged photog Kate Webber to document the day and loved her laidback energy. Rachel says, When we looked at her website, she had a great collection of both candids and portraits that captured the unique and special moments of wedding celebrations. Her work was timeless, meaning you could look at her photos and they could be from many points of time or era. The evidence, below…

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Rachel’s Indian lehngas (dress) is from Sahil Boutique in Chicago + all the bangles in the bridal party are from India.

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

The historic Fairmont made an elegant venue for their “classic city” wedding. The Crown Room has 360 views of San Francisco… Sigh!

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

These two had one year to plan a wedding with two very different ceremonies. It got a little tricky planning a horse for the groom to ride in on… But it all came together beautifully!

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Ah, a bouquet with the biggest peonies around… Swoon.

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Such romantic florals from Natalie Bowen dotting the whole reception space.

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

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Cheers!

Photographer: Kate Webber / Ceremony & Reception Venue & Catering: Fairmont Pavilion & Fairmont Crown Room / Event Coordinator: Alison Events / Florist: Natalie Bowen / Hair: The Red Chair Salon / Makeup: Lili from Artists by Sherrie Long / Invitations: Alexandra Rinde of The Aerialist Press / Cake: Inticing Creations / Rentals: Hartmann Studios, Frances Lane Vintage, Classic Party Rentals, One True Love / DJ: DJ Cams / Photobooth: The Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Horse: Hackney Horse / Bride’s Dresses: Oscar de la Renta from Marina Morrison in SF & Sahil Boutique in Chicago / Jewelry: Kate Spade / Wedding Rings: Smythe Jewelers in Baltimore, MD / Lipstick: Bobbi Brown / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers / Shoes: Bruno Magli / Bridesmaids’ Sarees and Bangles: from India / Bridesmaids’ Ceremony Dresses: Joanna August / Groomsmen Suits: Jos A. Banks

 
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25 Aug

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

How about we tune into nature a little this morning? NYC dwellers E + Z adore the mountains, so an Aspen, Colorado wedding just made sense. With their venue, The Little Nell, they could marry amongst the changing Aspen Trees in September. Let us just tell you now: it was kind of a magical scene.

Thanks to Alison Vagnini Photography + planner Marcy Kneiper of Creative Weddings, who made this dream a reality from 3,000 miles away!

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Only the bridal bouquet had actual flowers; the rest were created with a range of botanicals, and even had purple and green peppers.

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Zac + Emily, both architects, designed the invites, save the dates, website, and the logo, which was a theme throughout the event.

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

This vintage fur stole was a last minute purchase when they learned that the weather was unseasonably cold; it was overnighted from an Etsy seller. No regrets there!

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

From Emily: The day of, I woke up and it was gray and rainy outside, and it stayed cold and rainy all day. We were cleared to go up in the gondolas and then had to decide if we would have the ceremony outside or inside. It was extremely cold, but we really wanted to hold the ceremony outside surrounded by those epic peaks. Our guests wrapped themselves in blankets, except for the bridesmaids who were bravely kept warm with a shot of bourbon beforehand (one was in a backless dress!!!) and we went for it. The photos turned out beautifully—the colors look gorgeous, and everyone looks so happy and festive.  

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

A note about the drinks: Emily writes the cocktail blog, Gastronomista, and libations were important. They crafted a signature His drink and a Her drink, and finished off the evening with a whiskey bar. Cool, yes?

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

Vintage wooden arrows shooting up into the sky…

Mountaintop Aspen Colorado wedding | Photo by Alison Vagnini | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77541

During the party it started snowing, and by the end of the night it had snowed 4 inches… The next morning was incredibly beautiful, the green and yellow aspens poking through a blanket of white snow all over the valley. 

What a beauty! Congrats to Emily and Zac!

Photographer: Alison Vagnini Photography / Venue: The Sundeck at The Little Nell  / Wedding Planner: Marcy Kneiper of Creative Weddings / Flowers/Decor: The Aspen Branch / Hair & Makeup: Full Circle Aspen / Wedding Invites: Emily Arden Wells / Band: The Jakarta Band / Neon: Lite Brite / Bride’s Dress: Anna Maier – Ulla Maija / Boots: Lucchese / Veil: Etsy / Vintage Mink: Etsy / Turquoise Jewelry: Vintage / Earrings: Gift from Bride’s Father / Necklace: Lulu Frost / Wedding Rings: Mociun / Groom’s Suit: Freemans Sporting Club / Shoes: Timberland / Tie: David Hart & Co. / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Etsy & Wanderluster / Ring Bearers’ Ties: LL Bean

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