30 Jul

Paper flower bouquet | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

There’s not a detail we don’t love in this one, guys… Not a one. Just look at those paper blooms! (Reminds us of this floral bouquet DIY.) Part wedding, part mega-reunion among friends + fam, Karlien + George opted for a weekend event at Nambigrens Guestfarm in Namibia, a space large enough to accommodate their 130 guests. The whole thing is nothing short of gorgeous.

Thanks to Dear Heart Photos for all the shots below…

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

DIYs for dayssss… handmade flowers, linens, wedding day stationery, wooden placemats created by George and gifted to guests, you get the idea. Karlien says, The whole weekend was a great team effort with all the guests jumping in to help with something.

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

Everything was made to complement the gorg landscape.

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

What a color palette… The bride’s gown is Cape Town designer Alana van Heerden.

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

On the venue: We love the outdoors and camping and hiking, and wanted this to be core elements of our weekend wedding. The venue is situated in one of Namibia’s most scenic places, and we just fell in love with the view from the ceremony area and the beautiful surroundings. The venue also offered camping spots for all our guests and enough activities to keep everyone busy. 

Paper flowers | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

Bouquets handmade with flowers from old books and dry grass from the area, by George’s brother and sister.

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

Paper flowers | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

 DIY Namibia campground wedding | Photo by Dear Heart Photos | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76284

Karlien + George chose 3 elements (photographer, venue, food) and focused the budget on them, which totally worked out since DIY was such an important element for them anyway. The biggest hurdle was having to transport materials 200km from the nearest town to their venue. Soo worth it, no?

Congrats!

Photographer: Dear Heart Photos / Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Namibgrens Guestfarm, Namibia / Event Coordinator: Bride / Flowers: Bride & Mother of Bride / Invitation designer: Grapevine Design / Hair: Peet Venter / Makeup: Endri Steenkamp / Cake: Maden / Rentals: PJ Services & Innovations / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Alana van Heerden (Made with Love) / Engagement Ring: Friend, Alet SnymanGroom’s Suit: Studio W @ Woolworths / Wedding Bands: Friend, Elze Designer Jeweller

 
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29 Jul

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

This might be a sweeping statement, but we kind of think these photos represent all that is pretty. Morgane of Big Day Event Design dreamed up a timeless, elegant shoot in the South of France at the beginning of summer, complete with roses, peonies, and one heckuva gorgeous theme. Then she hooked up with photog Studio AQ to create a soft, ethereal inspiration shoot for the romantic in us all. What a team!

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

How’s this for dreamy? Watercolor ombre calligraphy by Joy Fairclough of Studio French Blue.

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Morgane says, The Domaine de Blanche Fleur is one of the most beautiful and enchanted venues in the Avignon area and we shot inside their ‘orangerie’, where there’s an amazing natural light, soft, but intense thanks to the huge windows.

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

David Austin garden roses + French peonies from Provence.

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

A most romantic color palette: pale pink, peach, white, and sage green.

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Secret garden in Provence wedding inspiration | Photo by Studio A and Q | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76259

Thanks to the team below for a lovely shoot…

Photography: Studio AQ / Styling & Flowers: Big Day / Venue: Domaine de Blanche Fleur / Calligraphy: Studio French Blue / Dress: Christina Sfez

 
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29 Jul

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Rustic + traditional + glamorous is this Carmel wedding a year and a half in the making. It’s both elegant and down to earth, which is a great combo if you ask us. They decided on Carmel Mission Basilica for the ceremony after attending a mass there on vacation—how sweet is it that they can look forward to revisiting it on future vacays?

Thanks to Danielle Poff Photography for the photos below—they (and we!) were blown away by each and every one of ‘em.

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Jessica’s Inbal Dror lace and tulle gown had a fitted top with a sheer lace back. Oh, and that train!—it was the longest in the bridal shop.

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

A pallet seating chart DIY by Chris + his father-in-law. Jessica’s advice: I highly recommend doing at least one DIY, if for no other reason than the fun story and memory after! 

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Is this real life? Such perfect lighting in their rustic reception venue…

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Pink and gold Carmel wedding | Photo by Danielle Poffenbarger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=76232

Jessica’s most memorable moment: After we were announced as husband and wife, and had our first kiss we walked down the aisle of the church and Chris stopped to kiss me right there in middle of the aisle. He always sweeps me off my feet!

Cheers you two!

Photographer: Danielle Poff Photography / Videographer: Big Time Video Services / Ceremony Venue: Carmel Mission Basilica / Reception Venue: The Barn on Old Stage Road (Private) / Event Planner: Kristina B. Epidendio, Simply Stunning Weddings and Events / Florist: Melody King / Invitation Designer: Sofia Invitations & Prints / Hair: Reiko Horiuchi / Makeup Artist: Priscilla Francine / Catering: The Party Helpers / Cake: Jen’s Cakes / Linens and Chivari Chairs: Danny Thomas Party Rentals / Candelabras: Stuart Rentals / Lighting: Denon & Doyle / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Inbal Dror from Bridal Galleria in San Francisco / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Garters: Avenue 22 Bridal / Rings: Shane Co. / Earrings: Kate Spade / Necklace: Groom’s Mother’s Grandma’s engagement ring / Groom & Groomsmens’ Suits: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jasmine B2 from Trudys

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