6 May

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

We love us a good bridal shower activity. (Remember our Amanda’s flower arranging lesson? So much fun.) Well this little shoot from Spindle Photography, Kathleen Cook, and Invision Events was based on the idea of a DIY shibori station. Now what exactly is shibori, you ask? Shibori is an indigo tie dying method originating in Japan. It’s totally stunning, and you can click on over to our DIY section for the tutorial after looking at this shibori-inspired party scene.

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

That centerpiece just made our jaws drop a little bit! Gorgeous!

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo painted macarons, anyone? Yum.

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Kelly Cummings from Spindle Photography says, For brides interested in throwing their own shibori party, we recommend following our lead and bringing some extra white cotton items for guests to dye and take home. We opted for onesies and boxers (or “party pants” if you will), to gift to friends and our spouses.

Indigo dyed wedding inspiration | Photo by Spindle Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71903

Thanks to everyone below for sharing this beautiful blue shoot with us!

Goods, & Calligraphy: Kelly Cummings from Spindle Photography / Planning & Coordination: Invision Events / Prop and Photo Styling: Kathleen Cook / Florals: Hothouse Design Studio / Macarons: Magic City Macarons / Gold Candelabras: Prop House Birmingham / Pillows, Blue Glassware, & Accessories: West Elm / Dishware, Wine Glasses, Tea Set, & Yellow Throw: Anthropologie / Indigo Hand Lotions & Striped Scarf: Smith’s Variety Store / Shibori Shawl & Sea Salt Candle: A’Mano / White Church Pew: P.E.W.S. / Frou Frou Chic Ribbon & Linen Aprons: Ginny Au

 
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5 May

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

In case this morning’s rehearsal dinner fiesta wasn’t enough, we’ve got more colorful Cinco de Mayo goodness coming your way. Now let us tell you, there’s literally no way you can sit there looking at this shoot from Ben Q. Photography without a big ol’ smile creeping across your face. From the neon invites by Blue Eye Brown Eye to the bright and poppy Bows and Arrows florals to the funfetti layer cake from Cakewalk Bake Shop, there’s just too much fun stuff going on here.

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Because three piñatas are better than one!

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Yep, definitely pinning that one to our hair board.

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

And what’s a fiesta without some giant balloons.

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Thanks to the talented folks below for sending this shoot our way!

Photographer: Ben Q. Photography / Cinematography: I Do Cinematics / Coordination: After Yes / Venue: 129 Leslie / Hair & Makeup: La Bichette / Flowers: Bows and Arrows / Stationery: Blue Eye Brown Eye / Cake: Cakewalk Bake Shop / Fringe & Tassels: Oil and Cotton / Chevron Runners: Love Dove Wedding Rentals / Linens: BBJ / Balloons: Balloons Everyday / Wardrobe Styling: Kirby Stuart / Dress Designer: Kate Spade / Hair Accessories: ban.do / Models: Meghan and Greg Sadler

 
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5 May

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Buenos dias and happy Cinco de Mayo, Cakies! Such a fun way to start off the week, for sure. In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, we’re sharing a bright and colorful rehearsal fiesta from photog Megan Clouse and planner Julia Lake. The wedding itself was more of a formal affair, so the couple chose to do something fun and lighthearted the evening before. That meant loads of colorful papel picado banners, hay bales draped in colorful serapes, a taco truck to fill everyone’s bellies, and a mariachi band, which led to vigorous dancing from the groom’s Latin side of the family.

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Last night before becoming Mr. and Mrs.!

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

This gorgeous glassware was filled with red and white sangria. #yum

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

So much fun!

Photographer: Megan Clouse / Design, Florals, & Planning: Julia Lake / Venue: Rutherford Grove / Taco Truck: Tacos Michoacan / Bar: The Bartender Company / Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events / Mariachi & DJ: Wine Country Entertainment

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