20 Jan

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

How gorg is that Dreamers & Lovers crochet dress?! Want. All of these photos by KT Crabb Photography show off the time and effort E + T poured into 8 months of planning in order to make their big day handcrafted, colorful, and a tribute to their awesome fam + friends. See what we mean:

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

Their sweet first look, shared with everyone…

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

A community art installation by artists Noa Meri + Tali Buckler in 2012 inspired their wedding design. They began recreating the hoops 2 months after Trevor proposed, and for 8 months they completed the braids with the help of family and friends. E says, The guests knew that they had a part in all of the hoops, which I hope made them feel special. The hoops gave a feeling of consecration, commitment, and community.

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

One of their fave moments: A prayer circle at the end of the wedding, where their grandfathers (both ministers), family, and friends formed a circle around them for a prayer of protection over their future together. So sweet.

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

They didn’t hire a wedding planner; instead, Eleanor + her mom blended their styles together: We have very different styles, my mother’s is a clean Southern Style, not complicated or cluttered, mine is more of a natural, earthy style, lending to a comfortable and easy atmosphere. It was a very close friend, Kevin Elliott, for whom we give the credit in blending both styles. Kevin did it with consideration to both my mother and me, but he set boundaries to keep it cohesive in thought and expression, we coined it “Earthy Southern”. We loved it.

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

DIY Florida wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

Cuties! More in our gallery below…

DIY Floridia wedding | Photo by Katie Crabb Photography | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84808

Eleanor’s advice: Take time to do things together as an engaged couple, while you’re in planning process.  Don’t just rush the getting married part.

Congratulations!

Photographer: KT Crabb Photography / Second Shooter: Stephanie Gamble Photography / Videographer: Taylor Fairbanks, OneSixNineMedia  / Venue & Rentals: The Acre Orlando / Event Planner: Bride, Bride’s Mother, Anna Hawthorne, & Kevin Elliott / Florist: Flowers by Lesley / Makeup: Damaris Rivera of EyeCandy Makeup Artistry / Invitations: Ellis Foster Creative Solutions / Cake: It’s Tasty Too / Catering: Cooking with Aunt Wanda / Bride’s Dress: Dreamers and Lovers / Shoes: Anthropologie / Veil: BellaBridalVeils / Wedding Ring: Mociun & Windsor Jewelers of Augusta, GA / Groom & Groomsmen Suits: JF J. Ferrar / Alterations: Tina’s Master Tailors in Winter Park / Shoes: Johnston & Murphy/ Ties: The Tie Bar / Wedding Band: Stag Head Designs / Bridesmaids: ASOS / Ring Holder for Ring Bearer: Made by a friend

 
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19 Jan

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

The scene above is pretty spectacular, isn’t it? A bride enveloped by all those garden roses and hydrangeas—nothing but gorgeousness. It’s from a Virginia floral workshop that Amanda Veronee of Anthomanic recently put on for local Virginia designers and we can only imagine how lovely it would’ve been to take part! The magic happened at Stevenson Ridge in Spotsylvania, VA, which, from perusing their website, looks like one beauty of a venue. (You have to check out this venue’s collection of historic buildings!) Big thanks to Rachel May Photography for letting us in on every last detail of this one!

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Up close is even better…

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Amanda tells us, Designers used a mixture of garden roses, roses, dahlias, hydrangeas, ranunculus, olive branch and silver dollar eucalyptus. 

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Stevenson Ridge was the backdrop for the on-site, large design experience. Kat of Dear Sweetheart Events was the planner for the styled shoot portion, creating a fun and eclectic mixture of muted tones with charcoal black in a romantic aesthetic. Paisley and Jade provided gorgeous vintage rental furniture pieces that brought the styled shoot together with a unique style. The gorgeous detailing in the calligraphy and stationery design, as well as the adorable cake table under the floral canopy make this shoot so romantic and lovely!

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

A soft cake that lets the florals shine.

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

 

Fall floral workshop in Virginia | Photo by Rachel May | Florals by Anthomanic | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84781

Thanks to Anthomanic + the team below for sharing this workshop with us! We have a hunch it’s going to inspire some romantic events this spring…

Photographer: Rachel May Photography / Floral Designer: Anthomanic / Hair Stylist: Brianna B. Adams / Event Planner: Dear Sweetheart Events / Makeup Artist: Emma Sanz – Makeup Artist / Dress Store: Formal Envy / Calligrapher: Letters of Grace Calligraphy / Equipment Rentals: Paisley and Jade / Invitation Designer: Shannon Joy Paperie / Reception Venue: Stevenson Ridge / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 
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19 Jan

Morning, guys! Monday is the ideal day for taking a peek at some srsly talented work a la the wedding industry + enjoying a little 100LC discount, no? Each year, our Vendor Guide gets better and better, all thanks to the insanely creative folks who upload their portfolios. Our guide is a fabulous way to put your work out there and find couples who want what you do on their big day and for locating other vendors to connect with in your area. Below are just a few of the impressive peeps whose portfolio is up on 100 Layer Cake… Check ’em out and don’t forget to use the promo code at the bottom for $50 off your first year as a Vendor Guide Member!

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Rene Loiz Makeup, serving Southern California brides

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Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio, serving the Southeast

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Everthine Bridal Boutique, serving New England

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Peony and Plum, serving Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara

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Carolynn Seibert Photography, serving Southern brides

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Love Katie + Sarah Photography, serving Australia and New Zealand

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Sealed with a Kiss Events, serving Northern California brides

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Elicia Bryan Photography, serving the Southeast, Northern California, Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, Europe / UK, Mountain West, and Southern California

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Ultrapom Event Rentals, serving the Midwest: Chicago, Kansas City, Northern California, New England, Southeast, South, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Southern California, Mountain West, Mid-Atlantic, New York, Texas

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Lamb & Lark Photography, serving Midwest brides

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Jo Photo, serving Southeast brides

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Brides- and grooms-to-be, photographers, florists, wedding designers, and more are all eager to help you create your dream wedding. Vendors—don’t miss out! You can be part of our guide in 2015 by signing up + uploading your portfolio. Click here to list your business and start sharing your work!

We’re offering $50 off for the first year if you sign up within the next 2 weeks. Hurry, the discount ends on January 30! Use the code: 100LCLOVESYOU

xoxo!

 
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16 Jan

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Happy, happy Friday cakies! You’re gonna love this one: Photographer + design blogger Kim and her guy Seth, an engineer, opted for a glammed up natural curiosity-inspired theme for their Big Sur wedding, with feathers and antlers, glitter and gold. (As you can see on Kim’s Pinterest board, she knew just how to mesh the two.) Between all the lovely details + Evynn LeValley‘s breathtaking photography style, the whole thing was meant to be.

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Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

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Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Florals included peonies, cabbage roses, succulents, and air plants.

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Their most memorable moment…

Her: Coming over the hill and seeing everyone looking back at me. I was crying before the ceremony even got started.

Him: Seeing her come over the hill.

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Sometimes nature can swoop in and make your photos even more incredible. That fog!

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

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Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

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Kim, on all her DIYs: The tissue paper tassels that we used as a photo backdrop, gold-leafed Geode bookends for table numbers, gilded feather garland on the cake table, and the crystal bottle stoppers. The ring box was a vintage find that I filled with moss and I wired succulents and Billy-button to create boutonnieres for the guys. For the girls I created custom totes with their names, had the robes embroidered with a floral monogram and made the sequined hangers. The welcome bags were created using a custom wedding map off of Etsy and tote bags. For favors we made s’mores kits.

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

Bohemian Big Sur Wedding | Photo by Evynn LeValley Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84558

They planned their wedding in 9 months for under 30K with 43 guests. They wanted small + relaxed and it all came together beautifully, dontcha think?! Congrats you guys!

PS: Check Kim out on Apartment Therapy!

Photographer: Evynn LeValley / Venue: Point 16, Big Sur / Event Coordinator: Cheri Gladstone of A Big Sur Affair / Florist: Kate Healey, Big Sur Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Carmen Costescu of Salon Technique in Fullerton, CA / Invitations: Designed by Bride / Cake: Patisserie Bechler / Catering & Pies: A Big Sur Affair / Rentals: Alexis Party Rentals / Photo Booth: Snapcubby / Officiant: Big Sur Ceremonies / Handmade Guestbook: Rachel Hillberg / Custom Wedding Map: Etsy / Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven from Sarah Seven in San Francisco/ Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Belt & Veil: Rent the Runway / Wedding & Engagement Rings: Anna Sheffield / Jewelry: Margaret Elizabeth / Groom’s Suit: Burberry / Shoes: To Boot New York / Bowtie: Etsy / Pocket Square: Etsy / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie, Free People, Forever 21 / Groomsmen Suits: Assorted, mostly J. Crew

 
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16 Jan

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Brittany met Ben during a cultural exchange program to Israel, where he’s from and was serving in the Air Force. They became best friends, fell in love, and after he discharged, he moved to the US so they could be together. Brittany told photographer Cacá Santoro that she really wanted to capture how much fun they have together as friends and life partners. Here’s how Cacá translated their love and friendship to photos…

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Their cute proposal story… He proposed on the beach in Santa Monica a few days after he moved to the US. He told me to come with him to the sand to take pictures of us with the sun setting and set up his go pro to take pictures on a timer. Little did I know he was recording a video of the whole proposal! After I said yes, he said “lets get a drink to celebrate” so we went to a hotel on the water and all my family members were waiting for us there with champagne for a toast. Happiest day of my life!

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Best friends for sure! Loooove this.

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

On their photog, Cacá Santoro Photography

We fell in love with her right away and she was the first vendor we booked for our wedding! Our style is eclectic and creative, and that was what we loved about her and her photography style. She really understood what we were looking for in a wedding photographer.

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Romantic Mailbu sunset engagement shoot | Photo by Caca Santoro Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84540

Brittany says wedding planning is so fun and so much work… Trying to remember to enjoy the ride and to take advice from former brides, like “No one will remember the color of your napkins!”  Never have I spent so much time on Pinterest, pinning my dream wedding. 

Congrats, Ben and Brittany!

Photographer: Cacá Santoro Photography / Location: Malibu Creek State Park (Off Las Virgenes Rd.) / Brittany’s Top: Free People / Black & White Pants: Forever 21 / Lace Skirt & Crop Top: Boutique in Kauai, HI

 
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15 Jan

Sure, we loved the last bit of customizations + site designs that the folks at Riley & Grey came out with. Well, maybe it’s because we’ve seen so many gorgy watercolors + gold handwritten words on everything from wedding invites to signage, but we really have a soft spot in our hearts for their newest designs:

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites
^^Srsly can’t get over how good the Riley & Grey photo gallery looks with one of our very fave editorials, these rainbow Hawaiian wedding ideas by Wendy Laurel. Gold accents and watercolor washes = a timeless combo.

If you didn’t know, Riley & Grey is the go-to for luxury, customized wedding websites that not only look pretty but offer a simplified yet engaging experience for wedding guests too.

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites

Everyone will have all the info they need in one place, whether that be a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The mobile experience functions like an app without the hassle of downloads, too.

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites

Collect and manage RSVPs, share your registry, and organize info.

Riley and Grey luxury wedding websites

Riley & Grey is always rolling out new designs to keep things fresh and personal for every wedding. Make sure to follow along with their Instagram, Pinterest (literally endless inspo!), and blog for the latest.

Wedding photos from this wedding. Photography: Wendy Laurel.

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