7 Jan

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

If there’s one place you should take out-of-towners visiting L.A to impress them with fancy pastries and transport them to a very Parisian-like atmosphere, it’s Bottega Louie. The desserts are out of this world amazing. It also makes for an adorable backdrop for an engagement shoot, as Carissa Woo shows us here, with these two cuties.

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

Carissa Woo shares a bit about their love story:

They met at a dinner in Las Vegas through Mutual friends. Peggy remembers when she first saw Guillaume, as she walked into the restaurant, a strange feeling overwhelmed her, a feeling she had never felt before – it was love at first sight! Shortly thereafter, Guillaume was in LA visiting and they had their first official date at the Bazaar at the SLS Hotel – a perfect choice for these adventurous foodies! After several long distance trips to Paris and LA, Peggy and Guillaume were engaged  – Guillaume proposed to Peggy one year after their first date, at the same restaurant!

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

Are you kidding? These macarons are too pretty to eat, but we wouldn’t mind walking out with a box full.

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

LA meets Paris engagement shoot | Photo by Carissa Woo Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66357

Cute, cute! We wish these them the best as they prepare for what we’re sure will be a beautiful wedding, in Paris!

For more engagement sesh inspiration, check out these past engagement shoots

Photography: Carissa Woo / Styling: Nicole Alexandra Designs / Florist: Flor Unique / Dress: Pia Gladys Perey / Location: Bottega Louie in Downtown LA / Hair and makeup: Connie Minked Lashes

 
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7 Jan

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

We tend to spend a majority of our time swooning and blogging about a bride’s dress, hair, and makeup. With all good reason, of course! We’ve all been brides, and it’s so easy to get caught up in all the girly stuff. But, we also know that a dapper groom is just as important as a bride. The hair, the shoes, cut of the suit, even the facial hair. These are all things our other halves thought about as wedding day approached, so we’re going to dedicate the morning to some dashing styles for the men, thanks to D’Arcy Benincosa.

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

This look: shirt, gray wool pants, and suspenders are from H&M, belt is from Penguin, and the watch is from Sinn.

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

To add a little more personality, never underestimate the power of layers. Shirts, sweaters, jackets in hues of brown can all be together, especially for a winter wedding. A pocket square from Nordstrom can accent the tie (but they don’t have to be the same pattern!). The blue plaid bow tie in this look gives the groom a pop of color that stands out more than a traditional black bow tie.

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

This look: Tweed jacket was a Paris vintage find, pocket square is J.Z Richards, bow tie is from The Tie Bar, and pants, brown sweater and shirt are H&M.

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Simple, clean cut lines, along with an organic and simple boutonniere will give that timeless, romantic look that the groom can wear on his wedding day and beyond.

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

This look: Gray suit is from Zara, leather shoes are Magnanni, and watch is Rolex.

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Classic men's wedding fashion inspiration | photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66370

Looking good, no?

For more groom’s fashion inspiration check out our Pinterest board.

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography / Venue: The Chateau at La Caille / Hair & Makeup: Vintage Rouge / Florals: Tinge Floral / Models: Kristopher Orr & Chanda Charmayne / Bridal Gown: La Femme / Bridal Veil: Custom Made by Lily Bridal Designs

 
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6 Jan

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

When someone tells us that they love all things pink our heart kind of skips a beat. We love all things pink too, but we also know that it can be easy to go over-the-top-girly with it. But when it’s your 30th birthday, who cares! Sally Balt of the calligraphy and custom paper goods design studio, la Happy recently celebrated her 30 years. To make all the pretty happen, Rachel Bowes of Finch & Thistle Event Design styled a fab celebration to coordinate with the gorgeous hand lettered invitations Sally designed. The result was a memorable, whimsical and fancy backyard dinner party set against a backdrop of organic apples trees.

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Invitations and Calligraphy by Sally Balt of la Happy | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Invitations and Calligraphy by Sally Balt of la Happy | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Invitations and Calligraphy by Sally Balt of la Happy | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

So, you guys know how much we LOVE pretty paper goods, yessss? Here’s what Sally told us about her beautiful birthday invitations:

To set the tone for the party, I designed and sent out custom calligraphy party invites. The invitations were letterpressed and calligraphed by me, la Happy, on soft cotton paper with a hand painted pink watercolor background. The letterpress printing was done by my friend Lisa at ilfant press in a beautiful gold ink. The guests’ addresses were then calligraphed in black ink on light pink envelopes with sweet heart postage stamps to match. The return addresses were letterpressed on the back flap of the envelopes in gold ink. The table numbers were calligraphed in black ink on soft pink cotton paper. (Perfection!)

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Great tip from Finch & Thistle on how to style florals around a large dining table:

To fill out the long table, I chose to create a single large focal arrangement and several smaller bud vase style pieces with a slightly larger grouping of blush and rose pink garden roses at one end to add visual interest and some whimsy. I used garden roses and cafe au lait dahlias as the main components in the gold urn centerpiece with gorgeous peachy-blush garden spray roses and accents of pieris and berries. I used fresh hops to provide a gorgeous scent as well as movement to the arrangement. 

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Flowers by Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Flowers by Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Flowers by Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Using an iron-on transfer, Sally hand lettered the guests’ names making the napkin both a personalized favor and a place card.

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

So good, and not too over-the-top girly, right? Make sure to pop into the gallery for all the lovely details!

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

Floral, Event Design and Styling: Rachel Bowes of Finch & Thistle Event Design / Stationery, Invitations & Calligraphy: Sally Balt of La Happy / Photography: Scott and Ashlee of O’Malley Photographers / Flatware, glassware, silverware and chair rentals: AA Party Rentals  / Woodfired Pizza Truck: Verace Pizza

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