30 Apr

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Question for you guys: Is there anything better than an outdoor dinner party with good food and friends? A gorgeous tablescape doesn’t hurt either. Christine Doneé wanted to celebrate the transition from winter into spring by photographing a backyard bash full of flowers, antique gems, Etsy pieces, and a few décor items from her personal collection. The whole thing makes us want to dust off our own outdoor seating and invite a few pals over tonight.

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Yum and a half…

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Backyard dinner party inspiration | Photo by Christine Doneé Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71951

Thanks for the inspo, Christine!

Photography & Flowers: Christine Doneé / Handcrafted Wooden Spoons: Felix Glenn / Table & Benches: Vuolo Design / Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic / Vintage Trophy Vases: BeeHaven Home / Antique Wine Goblets: Glass Palace / Candlesticks & Serving Ware: Antiques / Candles: Crate & Barrel

 
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29 Apr

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Kristy + Matt’s wedding venue is pretty breathtaking, huh? The old barn with sunlight shining through the wooden slats, the open field dotted with haystacks and vintage furniture, the rolling green hills on the horizon… we could go on and on and on. By keeping their guest list to an intimate 40, these two were really able to focus in on the details, so beautifully captured here by Ameris.

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Kristy’s rustic bouquet recipe: black dahlias, ranunculus, blushing bride protea, lysimachia, globe thistle, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, callas, amnesia rose, mini field daises, and white sea holly.

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Instead of confetti or rice, guests tossed dried flower petals from paper cones made of sheet music. Cute!

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Kristy says, We asked for a loaded dessert table, and it was the most delicious table of goodies I could ever imagine!

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

Good music was a must, since Matt and many of our guests are musicians. We brought lots of records from our own collection and found a great Buddy Holly tribute band, Johnny VallisHaving a live band was really worth the cost. We love live music and Buddy Holly is one of our favorite bands.

Intimate Canada farm wedding | Photo by AMERIS Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72057

More from the bride… Having a wedding planner really helped us save money and keep everything within our budget. Barb from French Kiss Events made everything possible! She helped us pick out the right vendors and realize all those special touches that made everything so beautiful and unique while still staying within our budget. 

Cheers, K + M!

Photographer: Ameris / Event Coordination & Design: French Kiss Events / Venue: Birds Eye Cove Farm / Hair: Conscious Hair by Elena / Makeup: Melanie Baird / Florist: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique / Invitation Designer: Hydraulic Graphix / Cake: Pure Vanilla Bakery / Catering: Food For Thought / Rentals: Victoria Vintage China Rentals / Band: Johnny Vallis (Buddy Holly tribute) / Bride’s Dress: Scarlet by Monique Lhuillier from Bisou Bridal / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Floral Headband: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique / Groom’s Suit: Etsy / Shoes: Johnston & Murphy / Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth

 
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29 Apr

Tropical wedding invitation | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Less creative brides than Monika might have nixed the idea of a ‘tropical boho glam’ wedding in the Oregon countryside. But not this gal. This gal had a vision! Monika says, I have always been drawn to tropical locations and Mexican/bohemian influences. My parents live in the country but have a very tropical pool area, so that sparked the inspiration for our wedding. And whaddya know, Monika totally pulled it off. Just take a look at the photos from Love Lit Wedding Photography

Hot pink bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Monika’s hot pink bouquet recipe: protea, piano roses, David Austin, Juliet, and garden roses, peach stock, nerine lily, sweet pea, mokara orchids, ranunculus, dusty miller and hanging amaranthus.

Hot pink bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

This fashionable bride is a wardrobe stylist and costume designer. Jeremy is a heavy equipment mechanic and hot rod enthusiast.

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Hot pink bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

OK, so how cool are the floating swans in the pool? Such a fun touch.

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

We had quite a few DIY projects. We made tiered chandeliers using crepe paper and PVC pipes, hundreds of paper tassels using tissue paper, the wood and light “BEST DAY EVER” sign, and half of the centerpieces which were filled with water, goldfish, and floating plants. In retrospect, I would have started our DIY projects earlier. Near the end we were having wedding crafting parties three times a week!

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Yellow wedding cake | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921 Yellow wedding cake | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71921

Cheers Monika + Jeremy!

Photographer: Amy Wennerlind and Kaitlin Emmerling from Love Lit Wedding Photography / Videographer: Michael Calcagno / Event Planning & Design: Monika Krieger (bride) / Venue: Bride’s parents’ property in Damascus, OR / Hair: Stacey Ford / Makeup: Jessica Needham (bridesmaid) / Florist: Sammy’s Flowers / Invitation Designer: Ashley Agee (bridesmaid) / Cake: Lilac Butterfly Custom Cakes / Cookies: Sarah’s Cookies / Catering: Lori Emch from Tasteful Catering / Rentals: The Party Place / Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Ania Collection / Shoes: Nasty Gal / Headpiece: Twigs & Honey / Bracelets: Gifts from bride’s mother and grandmother / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Shoes: 1901 ‘Derby’ shoe / Bridesmaid Dresses: Aritzia / Ring Bearers & Flower Girls’ Attire: Lil’ Britches

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