2 Jul

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Los Angeles natives Allie + Henry live in New York now, but wanted to share their love of Austin with their fam and friends for their big day. With classic details and all the fresh outdoor space one could dream of, they couldn’t have picked a better place to tie the knot. So happy that The Nichols beautifully captured all the rustic goodness on camera at the Barr Mansion (aka the first-ever certified USDA Certified Organic events venue).

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Beaming with Southern charm.

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

We are laid back Californians and our approach to planning the wedding was to create a fun romantic party. Everyone keeps telling us that it felt so “us”, so I think we achieved what we set out to do.

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Allie says, The best money we spent was hiring a wedding planner. It would have been really hard to plan a destination wedding without her. She was also totally invaluable the day of; I didn’t have to do a thing except have fun! And their trick for saving $? A Sunday wedding = less expensive venue, and better airfare/hotel rates for guests.

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Flowers by Stem Floral | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

Rustic Spring Texas wedding | Photo by The Nichols | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75009

A spirited sendoff…

Congrats to Henry and Allie!

Photographer: The Nichols / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Barr Mansion / Wedding Planner: Jessica Brightwell at Pearl Events / Hair & Makeup: Rae Cosmetics / Florist: Abby Daigle at Stem Floral / Invitation Designer: Drawing by Groom’s Father; Design/Printing by Lion In The Sun / Cake & Catering: Barr Mansion / Tent Rental: Premiere Party Central / Lighting: ILD Photobooth: Airstream Photobooth / Bride’s Dress: Stone Fox Bride / Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Veil: BHLDN / Flower Crown: Stem Floral / Jewelry: Groom’s Mother / Groom’s Suit: Bonobos / Shoes: Penguin / Tie: Penguin / Bridesmaid Dresses: RED Valentino & Club Monaco

 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
1 Jul

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern done oh so right. Bride Jett sums it up: We wanted to throw the most epic party of our lives that celebrated our love for each other. What better way to do that than to have amazing cocktails and dance the night away in a gorgeous setting? Nope, there isn’t a better way, and these photos by Steve Cowell prove it. From taco carts to a killer venue like the The Sinatra House, to literally taking the plunge…these two knew just how to say ‘I do’.

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Wedding pool party, anyone?

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

A darling mix of peonies, poppies, succulents, and protea from Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Ryan’s vows described the memories they had documented with almost 1,000 photos over the last four years. He said, Each photo is a memory of the life we have built together, and today we get to add building a marriage to the album—then he snapped a selfie of them both, surprising everyone. So cute!

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

1950s + 60s radios from Ryan’s collection made fab centerpieces + décor. He also digitally illustrated all the radios (took over 8 hours each!), to use as assignment cards for guests to use to find their seats.

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

The wedding theme: Mid-century modern, sparkly love-fest, dance party.

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

Mid-century modern Palm Springs wedding | Photo by  | Photo by Steve Cowell | Read more  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74949

The night ended with—you guessed it—a jump in the pool, joined by guests and Event Designer Jesi, who just knew it would be an awesome moment.

Advice from the bride…
Trust your vendors. From the best flowers that were in season, to which beer/wine would be the most crowd-pleasing, to which songs would set the tone and get everyone on the dance floor, to which lighting was the best for photos. We had the best, and literally stress-free wedding experience by doing so and were able to completely enjoy our day.

So happy we could share in the fun, congrats Jett + Ryan!

Ryan + Jett from Max And Molly Films on Vimeo.

Photographer: Steve Cowell Photo / Videographer: Max and Molly Films / Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate / Event Coordinator: The Love Riot / Event Designer: Jesi Haack / Hair & Makeup: Katie Mua of 1011 Makeup / Florist: Honey and Poppies / Invitation Designer: Pitbulls and Posies / Catering: Huntington Catering / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Libations: Pharmacie / Rentals: Yeah Rentals / DJ: Dart DJs / Bride’s Dress: Watters from Lovely Bride LA / Shoes: ModCloth / Veil: Erica Koesler / Sash: Untamed Pearls / Earrings: BHLDN / Necklace & Shoe Clips: Etsy / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Calvin Klein

 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
1 Jul

It’s gonna be a good month, you guys. We can feel it. As much as we love mega-events (we are wedding people, after all), we have to admit that hosting a relaxed, laid-back party for a holiday like the 4th of July can be super fun too. With a little outfit planning, DIY decor, and sweet treats, we’re ready to show our spirit. Our tips? Mix and match red, white, and blue fashion to create a star-spangled ensemble, and add a little glitter for good measure.

July 4th outfit | 100 Layer CakePinstripe dress | Silver Birkenstocks | HatSwimsuit | Nail polish | Lip and cheek color

Streamer decor | via Style Me Pretty

Then, turn your backyard or little corner of the beach into a mingling spot for friends + fam with the help of streamer decor made from crepe paper + string lights.

July 4th ideas | 100 Layer Cake

Star napkinsBeach ping pong set | Burger baskets | BBQ tool set

Double up on tables: one for play, one for eats. Wouldn’t want to forget the BBQ tools…

popsicle flavor ideas | 100 Layer Cake

Coconut and blood orange | Green tea, Meyer lemon and basil | Root beer float | Strawberry Greyhound

A 100lc party is never complete without a cute, tasty popsicle recipe.

fruit ice | 100 Layer Cake

How pretty are these fruit ice cubes?

silver drink stirrers | 100 Layer Cake

And voila! You have a spirited summer party in a flash! Don’t forget about all the little details, like some sweet sparkler drink stirrers via Etsy.

Happy fourth!

Related Posts with Thumbnails
 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
dresses, shoes, hair, makeup, flowers, bachelorette party, photography, decor, invitations, ceremony, honeymoon