25 Sep

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

Anyone else still blown away by yesterday’s handmade wedding gown? Well this shoot popped up in the 100lc inbox just in time to continue our love affair with bridal fashion. The team behind RomaBea Images and Studio Mamas came together to show off Bel Aire Bridal’s elegant bridal accessories. With gowns from Lovella Bridal, they created quite a few timeless looks to inspire.

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

Beatrice of RomaBea Images tells it, Each stunning headpiece and veil was highlighted by the ethereal surroundings of the Chateau, which inspired us to infuse a little French romance into all the lovely details. From the florals, to the silk ribbons that wrapped around them, and beautiful calligraphy french love letters, it was the epitome of chic, and truly inspiring to shoot.

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

Something sparkly to add even more to an already stunning bouquet…

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

BTW, how lovely does Kimberly Crest Estate seem for a venue?!

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

That hair! Gotta hand it to hairstylist Marianna Bayramian of Chateau Salon on this one.

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

Yeah… definitely swooning over these romantic, looping letters by Written Word Calligraphy.

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

French Victorian Chateau bridal fashion inspiration | Photo by RomaBea Images  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79085

Fabulous work, everyone!

Photography & Event Design: RomaBea Images / Venue: Kimberly Crest Estate / Florals: Studio Mamas / Hair: Marianna Bayramian of Chateau Salon / Makeup: Jo Ann Salgado & Phoebe Brache / Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy / Ribbon: Silk & Willow / Gowns: Lovella Bridal / Designers: Alyne Bridal, Alvina Valenta, Matthew Christopher, Berta / Headpiece & Veil Designer: Bel Aire Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka

 
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24 Sep

Ah, the bow tie. Kind of an essential fashion statement when drinking old-fashioned cocktails, yes? We fully support adding this essential bit of style know-how to every man’s grooming repertoire.  And we can tell you from experience (or at least our husbands’ experiences) that a video is the only way.

Watch this cute video from Sharkpig, featuring Tal from Pharmacie, a few times and you (and your guy) will be a pro too.

Video: Sharkpig / Venue: The Fort at The Fig House / Cocktails: Pharmacie

 
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24 Sep

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Before you look at DeepEnd Imagery’s photos, there are few things to know about M + R: First, coming up with a wedding theme was natural for Mylene – she’s always dreamed of a 1920s wedding and has an inspiration book to prove it (!!) Second, her grandmother hand made her wedding dress. Which is gorgeous. Lastly, they wanted their wedding to reflect not only them, but their fam + friends too, so they could give a big thank you for all their love and support over the years. Mylene says, Balancing those two was difficult at times but usually I found seeing those we loved happy in the end made us happy.

She’s so right, isn’t she? Now onto the pictures…

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Mylene’s grandmother crocheted this dress + her headpiece… How amazing is that?! The boutonnieres, corsages, invites, centerpiece, favor bags, thank you notes, gift bags, signage, and ceremony backdrop (and more!) were all DIY too.

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Romeo loves dressing up and sporting bow ties, so his style totally went with the Gatsby theme too.

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Mylene’s friend Sasha Kiesel created her gorgeous fabric bouquet, so she could keep it forever and pass it down to her children one day.

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

They met at their home church, which proved to be a great space for their ceremony with over 250 guests. As for the banquet hall, Mylene was apprehensive about it first: I opted to visit the venue to please my father and once I entered the space and saw the vintage elements they carried I was in love. Once I spoke with the staff, I imminently knew it was the venue. They were so friendly and helpful, different from staff from other venues. Not to mention the floor to ceiling windows the surrounded 3 out of four of the walls!

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

The aforementioned “big thank you”. Love!

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

Great Gatsby themed wedding | Photo by  DeepEnd Imagery | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79055

A sweet video from DeepEnd Imagery

Ah, just beautiful! Congrats Mylene and Romeo!

Photographer & Videographer: DeepEnd Imagery / Ceremony Venue: Belmont Assembly of God in Chicago / Reception: Victoria Beau Jolie / Planner: Bride & Family / Hair: Vanessa Quintana & Kathy Krolikowska / Makeup: Kathy Krolikowska / Invitations & Menu Cards: Best Man, Joshua Torres / Cake & Catering: Victoria Beau Jolie / Pastelillos de Guava (Puerto Rican Dessert): Latin American Bakery / Turon (Filipino Dessert): GG Oriental Store / Hot Dogs: Gene & Jude’s / Rentals: Victoria Beau Jolie / Favors: KaBloomz / Feather Pen: Maid of Honor, Yolanda Torres / Band: Suena Latin Jazz / Transportation: Flying Lady / Bride’s Dress: Designed by Bride, Crocheted by Bride’s Grandmother, Lola Colon / Veil: Lola / Slip/Beading: Marlene Abdalah / Shoes: ModCloth / Wedding Rings: Jared / Groom’s Suit: Bar III / Groom’s Watch: Heirloom / Groomsmen Suits: Calvin Klein / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: AQUA / Feather Girls’ Dresses: Kona Mali Creations

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