10 Jun

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Our mouths are totally watering right now. But before we dive into all these yummy food photos from Max and Friends, a little bit about the inspiration behind them… RoomForty founder Steve Fortunato noticed a trend with farm-to-table wedding food these days. It all had that same wood-and-parchment-paper, whole-pig-roasting-on-a-spit, rustic kind of feel (which is totally a fun way to eat, of course). But where did that leave couples who cared about keeping things local and organic, but wanted to make it more on the high end side? RoomForty came up with the “farm to form” concept with couples like that in mind. There’s still that same passion about where they are sourcing their ingredients, but the presentation and cooking technique are sophisticated and refined. Case in point:

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Tomato salad with carrot top vinaigrette, lavash, buttermilk panna cotta and green onion.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Right: Blue cheese panna cotta with cumquat marmalade, house pickled vegetables, and crostini.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Butter popcorn tortellini with nettle pesto, braised bacon, pea risotto, apple, and house made chicharones.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Pastrami cured tuna crudo with house made tofu, toasted coconut, daikon sheets, seaweed, and shiso leaf.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Right: yuzu, taragon, and gin.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Lobster with grilled stone fruit, romesco cauliflower, pea risotto, and licorice beurre fondue.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Right: corn and truffle bisque with squid, chorizo, mint yogurt and brown butter quinoa.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

“Meat + potatoes” with braised beef brisket, potato cream, bone marrow crumble, shishito peppers, and red wine dark chocolate.

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

RoomForty | 100 Layer Cake

Harry’s berries strawberry + mulberry with pedro ximenez sherry, white chocolate powder, fennel fronds, edible flower, and caramelized white chocolate. 

Yummy and oh-so-stunning too!

Photographer: Christian Cruz for Max and Friends / Food: RoomForty

 
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9 Jun

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

When you’ve got a beachy backdrop as pretty as this one, you don’t need much else to make for one heckuva styled shoot. That’s what Carmen Santorelli and To La Lune kept in mind when they were dreaming this one up. Carmen says, The raw, organic beauty of the Californian coastal line in this particular area is breathtaking, so we intended to keep all the design elements to a minimum in order to let the nature shine. Just some romantic and feminine florals; a soft, neutral color palette; and an incredible blush gown floating along the sand.

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

What a bouquet!

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Blush coastal wedding inspiration | Photo by Carmen Santorelli | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74029

Kudos to the team below for an inspiration shoot well done…

Photographer: Carmen Santorelli / Event Design & Coordination: To La Lune / Hair & Makeup: 10.11 / Floral Design: Plenty of Petals / Invitation Designer: Peanut Press Creative / Calligraphy: Nancy Hopkins / Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals ​/ Tabletop Rentals: The Hostess Haven / Bride’s Dress: Watters ​/ Veils & Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth / Suit: J.Crew / Model: Brianna Barnes

 
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9 Jun

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

See that totally amaze bridge these two are standing on? That’s Keesler Bridge in the bride’s hometown of Greenwood, Mississippi. And not only is it the spot where Matthew proposed to Meagan, but they were the first couple to ever be married on that bridge, thanks to special permission from the town’s mayor. Pretty cool, yes? It doesn’t stop there though. The nearby barn reception was pretty magical too. Here are all the snaps from Annabella Charles Photography

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Badgley Mischka wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

We can always count on Badgley Mischka for the prettiest wedding pumps.

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

White rose bouquet | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Lavandar bridesmaid bouquet | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Some sweet and simple lavender bridesmaid bouquets, FTW!

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Calligraphy wedding invites | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Meagan says, I’m so happy that we made the decision for Matthew and I not to see each other before the ceremony. It was so much more special walking down the aisle knowing it was the first look and seeing his face during that time. 

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

For makeshift seating on the bridge, we had the opportunity to borrow some antique wooden church pews that belonged to the church that late blues man Robert Johnson attended.

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Blush Lazarro wedding dress | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

On keeping everything affordable: Wedding budgets are not fun but there ARE ways to cut costs and be efficient. With the help of loved ones, I ended up making the ribbon streamers for leaving the reception, I did my own hair, we filled the entire barn (which was rented bare) with farm tables we had made, hay bales for seating, etc.

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Ruffled wedding cake | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Too cute!

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Rustic Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Mississippi wedding | Photo by Annabella Charles Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=73999 shoes

Congrats M + M!

Photographer: Annabella Charles Photography / Second Shooter: Sara Beth Raab / Videographer: Dallas Wilson / Event Coordination & Design: Becky Lawrence / Ceremony Venue: Keesler Bridge / Reception Venue: Lakeview Plantation Barn in Greenwood, MS / Hair: Bride / Makeup: Tiffany Hurley / Florist: Becky Lawrence from Danny’s Flowers / Invitation Designer: Bride / Cake: Veronica LaVere  / Catering: Larry’s Catfish, Delta BBQ, & Karen Burress / Rentals: Mississippi Tent Company / Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Low’s Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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