12 Dec

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Aline + Mark’s Gatsby meets Wes Anderson meets Harry Potter (yep, all three!) wedding at the Carondelet House could’ve gone quite a few ways, but thanks to Beau & Arrow Events, it ended up being the “formal elegance with a twist” that they’d hoped for. The best part? Their short, 7-month engagement meant opting for a Friday night wedding—which is actually ideal for securing the venue + vendors at the top of your list—so they snagged all their first choices and made it a Friday night party for the books.

Thanks to Logan Cole for the images.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Aline’s bouquet recipe: astilbe, peonies, pomegranate, plum foliage, clematis, stock, and roses, all wrapped in Aline’s father’s tie, that way, he could walk her down the aisle though he’s no longer with them.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Aline says, We displayed 1000 origami cranes to celebrate my Japanese heritage in a wooden frame that Mark’s cousin made for us. My mom made strawberry French macarons that were placed on top of frosted donuts in Mendl’s boxes (a nod to The Grand Budapest Hotel) that Beau & Arrow Events put together for us to use as parting favors and a late night snack.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Our bridal party walked down the aisle to Pure Imagination and I walked to an instrumental interlude by Kanye West, which felt very “us” and loosened me up and made me giggle and smile all the way way down. Our first dance was to Cat Power’s version of Sea of Love. Another important song for us was Harry Potter’s Hedwig’s Flight as our guests were being seated for dinner.

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Kudos to these guys for tying in all the littlest details so seamlessly!

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Downtown LA Carondelet house wedding | Photo by Logan Cole | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=83162

Congrats to Aline + Mark!

PS: Check out their Pinterest to see the inspiration behind their big day.

Photographer: Logan Cole / Venue: Carondelet House / Design & Coordination: Beau & Arrow Events / Floral Design: The Little Branch / Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Kat Park / Bridesmaids’ Hair: Diana Lomelin / Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Corin Cruz / Paper Goods & Table Number Illustrations: Posh Paperie / Calligraphy: Dear Darling Calligraphy / Cake: King’s Hawaiian Bakery / Cotton Candy: Bon Puf / Catering: Tres LA / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Specialty Place Settings: Casa de Perrin / DJ: Michael Antonia of The Flashdance / Photobooth: Smilebooth / Ceremony Gown: Enzoani from Blush Bridal Couture / Reception Gown: Vera Wang / Headpieces, Veil, Garter, & Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: Made by Bride’s Mom/ Shoes: Valentino / Engagement Ring: Designed by Groom / Lipstick: Lime Crime Babette / Bridesmaids’ Poufs: ban.do / Groom’s Tux: Tommy Hilfiger / Tie: Dolce & Gabbana / Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Vera Wang

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11 Dec

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

Remember that holiday party we had last year with Urbanic gift wrap? We told you it would end up a tradition! Sipping cocktails and wrapping gifts with the prettiest boxes, bows, and ribbons we can find is obvs on the top of our list of ideal December evenings. This time around, the lovely Fondly Forever Photography was there to document all the fun, starting with this awesome tissue paper decor from Shop Sweet Lulu. (I spy Oh Joy! for Target cups in the mix, too!)

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

This year’s setup…

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

A few glasses of Santa Margherita sparkling wine never hurts.

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

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100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

Jillian’s plaid shirt is from Target, skirt from Ted Baker (similar here, and on sale too!), and shoes are Zara.

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

So, can you tell we’re into color? Now if you need something to go inside those beautiful boxes, check out the Urbanic mini online shop full of gift ideas.

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

100 Layer Cake gift wrap party | Urbanic gift wrap | Photo by Fondly Forever

Cheers!

Gift wrap: Urbanic | Photographer: Fondly Forever Photography | Tissue paper decor: Shop Sweet Lulu | Amanda’s dress: older Anthropologie style, necklace: similar here | Jillian’s metallic dress: Rent the Runway | Kristina’s dress: Rent the Runway, Kristina’s black suede d’Orsay pumps: Sole Society

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11 Dec

Every party should have at least one nice, big DIY, don’t you think? It doesn’t have to be complicated, just something to show your guests how inspired you were by the event, and perhaps give ‘em a little something to talk about. This orange and olive wreath Type A Society dreamed up was the focal point of the holiday entertaining ideas shoot we posted yesterday, and it’s ideal for those who want to replace the traditional holiday color story with bright, unconventional details. Click through our DIY gallery for the two-step how-to and lots more photos by Josh Gruetzmacher:

DIY orange & olive holiday wreath | concept & styling by Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | 100 Layer Cake

That oughta brighten things up a bit!

DIY orange & olive holiday wreath | concept & styling by Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | 100 Layer Cake

Thanks to Type A Society for sharing this DIY today!

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Styling and Floral: Type A Society / Plates: Anthropologie / Cups: Crate and Barrel / Napkins: La Tavola Linen / Silverware: West Elm

 
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10 Dec

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

If you like mixing things up whenever you play hostess, you’ll love what Carrie of Type A Society had in mind for today’s shoot: Her goal was to show how to create a holiday party setup without relying on the traditional color palettes, and instead showcase something equally inviting, but unexpected. Thanks to photog Josh Gruetzmacher for capturing all the deets for us below…

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Type A Society crafted this orange + olive wreath as a Mediterranean-inspired décor piece. Don’t the olive greens look amaze? Carrie says it’s perf for holiday use because it dries nicely and lasts the whole season.

Check back tomorrow for the DIY!

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

How to Make a Hoperol-Flip…

Ingredients

Ÿ1 1/2 ounces IPA beer
Ÿ1 ounce Aperol
Ÿ3/4 ounce Old Tom gin
Ÿ3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Ÿ1 egg white
ŸOrange peel, for garnish

Instructions

Pour IPA into a chilled cocktail, coupe, or double rocks glass. Combine Aperol, gin, lemon juice, and egg white in a shaker and shake briefly just to combine, then add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for a minute or so. Strain into your glass, garnish, and serve immediately.

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Yum!

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Styling and Floral: Type A Society / Plates: Vintage / Glasses: Pottery Barn / Napkins: La Tavola Linen / Silverware: West Elm

 
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10 Dec

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

You may recall the incredible turquoise paper flowers that artist + designer Hayley Sheldon whipped up for a bridal fashion editorial we featured back in April. Once we came across her pretty holiday wreaths the other day, we had to add a little somethin’ to the blog calendar ASAP. With holiday planning mode in full swing, you understand the urgency, yes?

After chatting with Hayley, it was obvious a little collab was in order! Check out her wreaths and see what she created just for 100 Layer Cake below. (Spoiler alert: There’s a giveaway involved!)

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

About her work, c/o Hayley…

For these wreaths, I was inspired by how changes in colors and textures can speak to different holiday decorating styles. One wreath, that I call Merry and Bright, channels a 1950’s “White Christmas” look, while another “Sugar Plum,” was inspired by the gorgeous jewel-toned costumes of the Nutcracker ballet. Lastly, the beauty of winter white is undeniable, and the “Winter Frost” wreath pays homage to a delicate snow fall but with lots of metallic, because hey, it’s the holidays! Love!

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

We’re fans of the Sugar Plum wreath, with holly sprigs and berry tones.

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

We were inspired by the rich tones and splashes of gold we’ve seen all season, but wanted to design something that would stay relevant and beyond the holidays. (Because hello, who wouldn’t want to display this all year?!) Hayley totally saw our vision and even used many of the color stories we’ve featured on the site lately as inspo for her design and crafting. Gorgeous, yes?

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Hayley says, This collaboration was based on some of the beautiful color palettes recently featured on 100LC. I was looking for a balance between rich, bold reds and pinks and the more delicate petal shapes of the flowers themselves. Something both vibrant and feminine. To infuse a bit of shine I applied copper leaf to buds and leaves here and there. We think it works great as a winter wreath, but it can definitely transition into a special piece for all seasons. 

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Hayley will soon be listing this design in her Etsy shop, but until then, she’s offering the 100 Layer Cake wreath to one lucky reader! Enter to win below…

The winner will be chosen on Friday! Good luck, and don’t forget to check out her shop.

Photography, design, & paper wreaths: Hayley Sheldon

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLODED. The wedding is Kathi Bertsch!

 

 
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9 Dec

Even the littlest hint of sparkle never fails to get us in the Christmas spirit around here, and today we’re filled to the brim with it… in the form of loads of brilliant bridal gift ideas from Helzberg Diamonds. Add in a major giveaway and we’re sitting pretty!

As you know from the bazillions of gorgy, but totally different weddings we’ve featured on 100lc, each bride has her own personal style. It’s all a bit overwhelming at first, but finding your own style can be really fun. To help you get started, Helzberg shared their four bridal jewelry styles below…

Helzberg Diamonds "Marry" Christmas Sweepstakes | Enter to win a $500 gift card | 100 Layer Cake

“Classic to a T” has that timeless elegance we’re always swooning over.

Helzberg Diamonds "Marry" Christmas Sweepstakes | Enter to win a $500 gift card | 100 Layer Cake

“Fairytale Fashionista” is a little more daring, full of sparkling rose gold pieces.

(How about that morganite + diamond beauty at the bottom right?!)

Helzberg Diamonds "Marry" Christmas Sweepstakes | Enter to win a $500 gift card | 100 Layer Cake

A “Vintage Darling” style just for all our vintage lovers out there. That emerald ring brings this stunning Barcelona wedding to mind.

Helzberg Diamonds "Marry" Christmas Sweepstakes | Enter to win a $500 gift card | 100 Layer Cake

And a “Contemporary Chic” style for the modern bride. Don’t you love how wearable these pieces are for all occasions?

So, about that giveaway we mentioned above…

Take Helzberg’s quiz to find out which look fits your style, and discover the accessories you’ll want to add to your holiday wish list this year. When you take the quiz, you’ll get the opportunity to enter their $500 Marry Christmas sweepstakes. Get started here:

Helzberg Diamonds "Marry" Christmas Sweepstakes | Enter to win a $500 gift card | 100 Layer Cake

Simply take the quiz, submit an entry form, and you’ll be entered into the sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive a $500 Helzberg Diamonds gift card to ensure a special jewelry piece will be theirs. Plus, Helzberg will select weekly winners to receive special jewelry to complement their style too!

Marry Christmas! xo

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