22 Jan

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Bridal hair by Girl Meets Bongga | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Big and elaborate weddings aren’t for everyone. But if you’re tinkering around with the idea of eloping but worry that it means you have to skimp out on the pretty details, the first part of this inspiration shoot from Scott Clark Photo and Hallie Slade of LB Events is going to show you how to keep things low key, within budget, and oh so pretty. The second part is just as dreamy, so make sure to come back in a bit for that!

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Stationery by Prim and Prixie | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Even if you’re not inviting anyone to your elopement, we think you should still commemorate the day with a fancy invitation suite. These wedding invitations designed by Prim and Pixie, are beautiful. Plum + gold foil… you can never go wrong!

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Bridal hair by Girl Meets Bongga | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Bridal hair by Girl Meets Bongga | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Girl Meets Bongga did a phenomenal job on her hair, no? A simple French twist with pin curls, love! It’s such an elegant look and really photographs well from every angle.

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Cake by MJB Cakes   | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Event Design La Boheme Events | Flowers by Moon Canyon Design | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

Southern California elopement inspiration | Photo by Scott Clark Photo | Cake by MJB Cakes   | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=67030

From Girl Meets Bongga: More and more we are seeing the bride and groom taking on the challenge of paying for their own weddings. This has brought out the creativity in the couple and also made planning a wedding more intimate. With Claire and Henry this is no different. The couple chose to have an adventure to the alter rather than make this day about everyone else. Instead of planning the ultimate party for their friends and family they planned the ultimate date for the two of them.

So true! Elopements take on a whole new meaning when you think of them as the ultimate date, right? We totally agree. Less stress, you can still keep the pretty details (and cake!), and in the end, you have just had the best date of your life. This one gets even better as they continue their adventure by stylishly hopping on a plane up the coast. Stay tuned!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Scott Clark / Planning and Design: LB Events (Hallie Slade) / Hair and Make Up: Girl Meets Bongga / Stationery: Prim and Pixie / Agate Coasters & Candleholders: Brooklyn Thread / Desserts: MJB Cakes / Flowers: Moon Canyon Design / Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Models: Alexa and Johan / Model Agency: The House of Reps / Dress: thrifted / Suit & shirt: J.Crew, bow tie Ralph Lauren

 
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21 Jan

So this sale… you kind of don’t want to miss it. Now through Friday in the Pop-Up Shop, we have gorgeous fine jewelry and stacking rings from our gal Misa Hamamoto, the creative force behind Misa Jewelry. We’d like one of each, please. Thanks.

Misa jewelry Pop-up Shop discounts on 100 Layer Cake

Misa jewelry Pop-up Shop discounts on 100 Layer Cake

Misa jewelry Pop-up Shop discounts on 100 Layer Cake

Quantities are limited and the discount is amazing. Shop the Misa Jewelry sale in the Pop-Up Shop now!

 
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21 Jan

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

If the gorgeous, handcrafted jewelry in this morning’s post didn’t grab your attention, it will when you see it worn by today’s lovely bride and designer, Misa Hamamoto. Go ahead and sneak a peek at the amazing sale she’s got happening in our 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop, then come right back here for her city-chic Grand Park wedding. It’s elegant, timeless, and really shows how romantic Los Angeles can be as the backdrop to a wedding. Obviously, the beautiful photos from  Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather play a huge part, yes?

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

The Angels Flight Railway is one of Los Angeles’s landmark gems. If you’re every around Downtown LA, take it for a spin.

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

So pinning this to our Hair + Beauty Pinterest board.

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Rings by Miss Jewelry | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Don’t you always have major ring envy from all the brides on the blog? Well… this time you can buy what you see. No, really. Misa’s jewelry company, Misa Jewelry is selling these and then some in our Pop-Up Shop!

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

As for the ceremony venue, we couldn’t come up with one that screamed “us” until one day when we were, funny enough, brainstorming venue ideas on our picnic blanket at Grand Park, we kept saying, “a venue like Grand Park would be so nice” and “something fun, outdoorsy and city-chic like Grand Park.” …It took us a few more obvious comments like these until we finally realized Grand Park is this exact place we’ve been looking for.  It combines the Old LA feel with the majestic City Hall surrounding it and New LA with the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall, water fountains of the Music Center, and hot pink chairs. Before we committed to the venue, I made sure we could use those hot pink chairs!

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

MMmm.. you know we love us some gold details!

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Big tip from Misa: Future brides and grooms, I strongly advise NOT making your own flower arrangements no matter how much you love arts & crafts like I do. There are incredible florists and wedding planners FOR. A. REASON. Stressing about how you may be late to your own rehearsal dinner because you’re still making your own flower arrangements should never happen to anyone. Anyone. I finally had to relieve some responsibilities and hired a florist from downtown to make and deliver the flower arrangements for just the ceremony.

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Boulee wedding dress | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

Modern downtown Los Angeles | photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66971

They really are such a handsome pair, aren’t they? Best wishes to them both! Don’t forget to stop by the Pop-Up Shop and take advantage of Misa Jewelry’s fab sale!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photography: Jacqueline Campbell of Birds of a Feather / Ceremony Venue: Grand Park LA / Reception Venue: Oviatt Penthouse / Event Coordinator: Liv Amend & Gregory Sparks / Hair & Makeup: Christine Choi / Florist: Bride’s mom, sister and Gregory Sparks / Cake: Urth Caffe / Catering: Truly Yours Catering / Invitation designer: Hour of Nine / Wedding Dresses: 1st Dress designer: Boulee / 2nd Dress designer: purchased fabric from Mood Fabrics for the skirt and top is from Alice + Olivia / Wedding Shoes: Prada / Hair pin: designed and hand-sculpted by yours Bride, Misa Jewelry / Yellow gold, diamond earrings and necklace: borrowed from Bride’s mom / Rings: Misa Jewelry / Lips: (1st look) Smashbox ‘Melondrama’ & MAC ‘prep+prime’; blush Buxom ‘euphoria’. (2nd look): lips: Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream ‘sherry’ & Kevin Aucoin Lip Liner ‘cerise’ / Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith / Shoes: To Boot New York, Socks: Paul Smith / Cufflinks + Wedding Band + Tie Clip: Misa Jewelry / Tie: Jil Sander

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