17 Dec

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

With a theme like “You Make Life Sweeter”, you can probably guess today’s DTLA wedding contains a few lovely surprises. Boram + Kenneth both have a major sweet tooth and wanted their guests to celebrate all of their favorite things with them, which quickly led to a day full of sweets, glitter, and lots of love. And did we mention sweets? See it all these photos by Mary of Floataway Studios:

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Pretty ring, pretty mani. That accent nail!

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

One of the bride’s fave moments was exchanging cards with Kenneth during the first look.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

A darling bouquet recipe: White anemone, peach Juliet garden roses, Campanella garden roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Boram says, Cafe Pinot is located in downtown LA, surrounded by skyscrapers and right next to the Los Angeles Public Library. We loved that it offered a beautiful garden for the ceremony and then could transform into a different setting at night with the lights of all the buildings nearby.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

They created a huge wall of candy covered with individual packages AKA guest escort cards.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

Catherine of CCL Weddings & Events is a DIY whiz. She whipped up this sign, the sequin cocktail flags, aisle hearts, chair backs, and more.

Whimsical downtown Los Angeles wedding | Photo by Floataway Studios | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83370

A few words from Boram on the planning process…

My biggest hurdle was probably my own indecisiveness, especially in the beginning. Making each decision felt like such a big deal since I worried how it would affect the outcome on such an important day. It really helped that my husband was involved in the whole process and to have such an amazing wedding planner who knew how to guide us through it all.

Cheers!

Photographer: Mary of Floataway Studios / Venue & Catering: Café Pinot / Wedding Planning & Design: CCL Weddings & Events / Floral: Milieu Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup / Graphic Design: Lani Choi / Cake & Desserts: Merely Sweets / Ice Cream: Carmela’s Ice Cream / Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals / Linen: La Tavola Linens / Flip Book: A Little Scene / Lighting: Amber Event Production / DJ: Classic DJ / Bride’s Dress: Both Dresses & Veil from Kara Wedding / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Suit: Thick as Thieves / Shoes: Cole Haan / Ties & Pocket Squares: The Tie Bar / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Etsy / Groomsmen Suits: J. Crew

 
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17 Dec

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

December is flying by, isn’t it? It’s going by so fast that New Years Eve could almost get lost in the shuffle. Almost being the key word here. NYE is one of the most fun holidays of all, and when the gals at Beijos Events gathered this killer team of vendors for a fabulous theme party, they proved that you don’t have to be watching the ball drop in Times Square for it to be crazy amazing. Remember last years party? Seriously, we dare you to scroll through these photos by Megan Welker and not call your best girls immediately to arrange one helluva NYE bash!

PS: Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end to stock up on these goodies yourself!

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Abby of Beijos Events says, When it comes to New Years Eve gatherings for us its all about who you are with and the beautiful mess around you! “Shine on you crazy diamond” was the idea behind our intimate bash this year. We wanted to throw a gathering that wasn’t the usual black and gold that screams New Years Eve. We went dark, we went a little rock and roll, and we of course made sure the floors did not stay clean. 

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Twinkle & Toast designed the gorgeous hand-lettering and Nic Roc Designs incorporated it onto the acrylic signage, coasters, wooden signs, and song lyrics.

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Absolutely enamored with this tablescape and those “I resolve to…” cards! How fun.

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Any late night bash should end with a trip to Inn and Out, with of course some Chandon by your side. Duh!

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

The vintage bar cart from Witty Rentals showed off those spectacular rock candy cupcakes and macarons. Bravo Sweet and Saucy Shop!

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve party inspiration | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

And so you can host your own glamorous NYE bash, we’ve got a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive everything listed below:

Shine like a diamond New Years Eve giveaway | Photo by Megan Welker | Design and Styling Beijos Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83339

1. Copper/Gold Foiled Coasters / 2. Gold Clutch / 3. Kraft 2015 Planner / 4. Geo Wooden Planter / 5. Gold Sparklers / 6. 2015 Ballons / 7. Wooden shine on you crazy diamond sign / 8. Confetti Pack / 9. Black/Gold Napkins / 10. Cocktail Stirrers

To enter, all you have to do is pin the above image to your Pinterest page (be sure to tag @100layercake & @beijosevents) then use the widget below to log your entry. Bonus entries can be earned by following 100 Layer Cake & Beijos Events on Instagram! We’ll chose a winner this Friday!

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Thanks to Megan WelkerBeijos Events, and everyone below for coming together for this shoot + giveaway!

Photographer: Megan Welker / Design & Styling: Beijos Events / Flowers: MV Florals / Hair & Makeup: 10.11 / Paper Goods & Signs: Twinkle & Toast (handwriting) + Nic Roc Designs (laser + design) / Dessert: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Tableware: Hostess Haven / Furniture Rentals: Witty Rentals / Wooden Air Plants: Aspen Summit / Shine on You Crazy Diamond Wooden Sign: The House of Belonging / Pillows: Boho Pillow / Balloons: Northstar Balloons / Glitter Confetti: The Confetti Bar / Gold Sparklers + Gold/Black Paper Cocktail Napkins: Shop Pigment / Wardrobe: Cleobella winter collection / Jewelry: Love Tatum / Purses: Inge Christopher + Whiting and Davis

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16 Dec

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

When photog Katie Beverley shared this shoot she collaborated with Now That’s a Party, Witty Rentals, and a handful of other super talented vendors on, we immediately loved it for two reasons: 1) It’s a holiday theme that could totally inspire weddings any time of year, so if you’re not in a region where outdoor events in December are a thing, it’s easily translated, and 2) They included unexpected details like glass tabletops, feathers, and oh yeah… a 5-tiered cake. What’s not to love?

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Andi of Now That’s a Party says, This wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by George Winston’s piano adaptation of “Carol of the Bells.” It’s one of my favorite songs to listen to in the winter as we prepare for Christmas. There is something poignant in this piece that makes me want to hold my breath and snuggle up as I wait for it to come. The music, with its minor tonality and brisk toccatas, gives an almost mysterious, wintery coolness, while the delicate arpeggios create the whimsy of a feathery snowfall. 

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Who needs snow? These feathers are just as magical.

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Witty Rentals styled a set of iron + glass nesting tables and they added a fur runner and white and glass tableware to flow downward along with the Bloom Babes florals. Andi tells it, With both structure and playfulness in mind, the various arrangements were composed of tulips, pieres japonica, ivy, blushing bride, astilbe, and pampas grass.

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Spotted feathers to contrast against the white…

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

The amazing five-tiered silver and white cake by S’more Sweets was structured with very crisp, clean lines, and softened with elegant live flowers. We placed it in front of a natural backdrop of rust-colored foliage in order to really make this stunning cake pop.

Rustic outdoor holiday wedding inspiration | Photo by Katie Beverley Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83263

Carol of the Bells – Styled Shoot from Kavin Lindgren on Vimeo.

Thanks to  Katie Beverley + everyone below for sharing this shoot with us today.

Photographer: Katie Beverley / Videographer: Kavin Lindgren Films / Event Coordination & Concept: Now That’s a Party / Floral Design: Bloom Babes / Furniture Rentals & Styling: Witty Rentals / Hair: Cami Ewing / Makeup: Piper Michelle / Paper: Lovely Paper Things / Cake: S’More Sweets / Headpiece: Acute Designs

 
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16 Dec

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Bride Heather’s family is from England and their SoCal venue L’Auberge Del Mar, offered a classic countryside backdrop for her + Chris’ wedding. They represented both of their styles by choosing a modern navy colored theme and elegant details. It all came together in those invites above from Nic. Roc. Designs, with modern, masculine yet beautiful design elements inspired by a photo Heather took of a painting at their venue.

Thanks to Shane and Lauren Photography for sharing these photos with us!

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Heather looked stunning in her iconic Reem Acra gown (Remember when Olivia Wilde wore it to the Emmys?) and the navy bridesmaid dresses were a collaboration between her and her sisters. They designed them and her mom brought them to a family friend to sew.

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Shane and Lauren tell us, In true English tradition, Heather and Chris placed a party cracker at each guest’s place setting. They were filled with fun little things like confetti poppers, fake mustaches, Rudolf noses, and paper crowns. It was such a fun element, and definitely got the guests in the mood to have a good time. 

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

This cake! Hey, There Cupcake! is brilliant with chic, modern cake designs.

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

As you probably know by now, a sparkler sendoff is always a good idea.

Elegant navy and gold wedding | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83233

Last note: The signage + décor incorporated Heather’s father’s love of elephants, symbolized throughout:

He collected little elephant statues or art pieces and told us what incredible animals they were. They were all over his house. When he passed away they just became such a strong symbol of remembering him and mourning him. Amazingly, elephants have incredible memories and they also mourn their dead. The elephant image for me now represents him as a guardian, like he’s here even though he passed away. And we were able to use the beautiful ceremony he created for us girls when my sister got married. His voice was there in the ceremony, and his image was there throughout the wedding. Elephants can also symbolize fierce loyalty, which we thought was a beautiful theme to include. Loyalty to family and your roots, but also to each other. In that sense it was also the symbol for our union. 

What a way to honor your father. Congratulations guys!

Photographer: Shane and Lauren Photography / Venue & Catering: L’Auberge Del Mar / Wedding Coordinator: Krissie Simek of White Lace Events & Design / Florist: Sweet Marie Designs / Hair: Jennifer Hoffman of Hair by Jenn / Makeup: Dina Nast of So Cal Hair and Makeup / Invitations: Nic. Roc. Designs / Cake: Hey, There Cupcake / Lighting: Fuller Lighting / Party Poppers: Souvenir Suitcase / DJ/Entertainment: The Creative Music DJ / Bride’s Gown: Reem Acra / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids Dresses: Designed by the bride and her sisters, made by a family friend with fabric from Mood Fabrics / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Tuxedo: J. Crew Ludlow / Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

 
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15 Dec

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

How about these bridal outfits for an intimate bohemian ceremony? Totally surprising and such a good way to show off your bridesmaids’ styles too. For the shoot itself, Kristy of The One Day House envisioned a modern wedding scene with a bit of a bohemian edge. By time you peruse all the photos by Byron Loves Fawn, you’ll be inspired for weddings, parties, fashion, annnd you may even want to redecorate at home, too.

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

A lovely little tree-side setting…

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

The bride’s metallic linen gown + her ‘maid’s lace pants are by Jennifer Gifford Designs, the patterned dress is Spell Designs, and 3rd Lady provided the unique boho jewelry.

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Kristy says, I love combining unexpected styles; like the traditional calligraphy with Navajo patterns. The colour scheme was made for autumn, rich neutrals with copper details and deep berry tones.  

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Dark bohemian, gold-flecked perfection!

Fall bohemian wedding ideas | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83203

Thanks to Byron Loves Fawn + the team below for sharing this shoot with us…

Photographer: Byron Loves Fawn / Hire & Styling/Concept: The One Day House / Flowers & Calligraphy: Cotton Blossom Studio / Hair: Ellen Rose Creative / Makeup: Karla Strachan of Blissful Makeup / Stationery: With Love Stationery Design / Cake: The Cake That Ate Paris / Cane Chargers: Adorn Event Hire / Faux Tattoos: Pepper Ink / Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Lace Pants: Jennifer Gifford Designs / Jewelry: 3rd Lady / Bridesmaid Patterned Dress: Spell Designs

 
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15 Dec

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake

For those of you on the hunt for an easy but well-received DIY holiday gift this season (for Manhattan lovers, perhaps), bitters are the way to go. You can use them in cocktails, sodas, and to cook with. We made four different kinds here: meyer lemon, ginger orange, chocolate, and coffee bitters. Fondly Forever was there to capture all our bitter-making fun.

Here are the details if you’d like to try it out yourself. The concept is pretty simple…

You’ll need:

• 1 small lemon
• grain alcohol, such as Prairie Organic Vodka
• 15 drops gentian extract
• 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
• 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
• 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, cut in half
• 2 whole allspice berries
• 3 whole cloves
• a small glass bottle

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

Instructions:

1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove lemon zest in strips, leaving the white pith behind.
2. Combine lemon zest and all remaining ingredients in a quart jar with a tight-fitting lid. Close and store at room temperature. Let steep 14 days, shaking the jar every other day. The longer you allow the bitters to brew, the stronger the flavor will become.
3. Strain alcohol from spices and store in a jar with a tight-fitting lid in a dark place.

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

Other flavors to try:

Orange Bitters:
• 12 parts orange peel, 2 parts gentian, 2 parts cardamom, 2 parts coriander, 1 part allspice, 1 part cloves

Lavender Bitters:
20 parts lavender, 6 parts orange, 2 parts vanilla, 1 part ginger

Coffee Bitters:
• 
10 parts coffee bean, 3 parts cocoa nib, 2 parts wormwood, 1 part orange, 1 part cinnamon; sweeten to taste with molasses

Chocolate Bitters:
• 
1/2 cup cacao nibs, 1 1/4 cups 101 proof bourbon, 6 cardamom pods, chopped, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped, 1 tablespoon gentian root, 1 tablespoon sarsaparilla, 1 teaspoon wild cherry bark, 1 teaspoon cassia chips, 1 teaspoon black walnut leaf, 1 cup 100 proof rye whiskey, 1/4 cup simple syrup

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

And since you can’t make a Manhattan without bitters, we’re sharing some tips on how to make the perfect one. It’s such a delicious beverage during the colder months of the year.

Now, of supreme importance are the quality of your ingredients. And by that we mean that your Manhattan will only be as good as the liquors you choose, so splurge a little if you can…

The Perfect Manhattan, 100 Layer Cake style

You’ll need:

• Good quality whiskey (We’re partial to Rye but Bourbon works well too. Hudson, Templeton, Whistle Pig, and even Bulleit are great choices.)
• Carpano Antica Formula vermouth
• Cherries in syrup, like Amarena Fabbri or Luxardo.
• Orange Bitters (if you decide not to make your own, Angostura are great too.)
• Lemon twist

You’ll also need a cocktail shaker, jigger, and citrus twister. And if you’re fancy, a sphere ice cube mold.

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

Instructions:

Combine 2 ounces whiskey, 1 ounce vermouth, 1 tsp of cherry syrup, and a splash of bitters in the cocktail shaker. Fill shaker halfway with ice and cap. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds or until the shaker feels cold.

Now put your ice cube in a fancy cocktail glass and strain your frosty beverage into the glass. Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon twist and add it to the drink along with 2 cherries. Give it a little stir and enjoy!

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

DIY holiday bitters | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake | Photo by Fondly Forever

Is this not the loveliest holiday cocktail? Careful, they’re tasty but strong!

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake

DIY bitters gifts | 100 Layer Cake

Here’s to the holidays!

Styling: 100 Layer Cake / Photographer: Fondly Forever

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