12 Jan

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Whoa… now that’s a bouquet! And one that totally gives off the bohemian, overgrown vibe bride Nicole told us about. She and Chris based their entire wedding design off of the beauty of the Palm Desert, where Nicole is originally from. That meant pinks, blues, creams, and light greens throughout. With the help of Bustle Events + photography by Joielala their desert vision was brought to life.

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Nicole’s massive Siren Floral Co. bouquet featured succulents, protea, air plants, roses, & bougainvillea.

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

What beauties!

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

And the dress… A Monique Lhuillier two piece with a lace bustier and full silk/organza/tulle skirt with asymmetrical bustling in the back.

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

A drop-dead-gorgeous reception scene, for sure.

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Chris and I both agreed that our first priority was that the venue had to be outdoors. We also liked La Quinta because we live in Brooklyn and have so many out of town guests traveling (about 150 from out of town); therefore, you are able to be at the resort and literally never leave. No driving and lots to do. We had a pool party in our suite on Friday. Chris loves tennis and played tennis with his groomsmen on the wedding day. We hosted several other events on the property including our rehearsal dinner, golf and brunch.

Palm desert wedding | Photo by joielala photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84389

Nicole says having Bustle Events as a planner was so helpful during an 18-month engagement that could easily turn into constantly stressing about the details. She recommends having a planner or at least someone by your side on the day of to help it all go smoothly. Lastly, remember that this day is meaningful for you + your spouse’s families too!

Cheers guys! Check out Nicole’s Pinterest board for more… It’s seriously inspiring!

Photographer: Joielala / Ceremony Venue: Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: La Quinta Resort / Wedding Planner & Design Assistance: Bustle Events / Floral: Siren Floral Co. / Hair: Jeffrey Alen / Makeup: Lauren Segala / Stationery & Paper: William Arthur at The Village Inscriber / Calligraphy: Julie Song / Dessert: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Ceremony Music: Plays Well with Others / Reception Music: Mariachis, Santiago Maldonado Reyna & The Greg Scott Band / Furniture: Found Rentals / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Monique Lhuillier in NYC / Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Groom’s Suit: Custom / Cufflinks: Maria Frasca in Palm Desert, CA / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Janie and Jack

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9 Jan

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Sooo, we may or may not have spent January thus far living vicariously through all the international weddings we’ve been posting. From South Africa to Portugal, and now to Yelapa, Mexico, it’s no wonder we have a case of wanderlust! Jeff & Ashley’s tropical, modern wedding took place at Hotel Verana, a boutique hotel in a fishing village just outside of Puerto Vallarta. Ashley says, Verana offers a personal journey to everyone who visits, and that is what we loved most. Each of our guests were able to create their own story, and whether they were hiking to a hidden waterfall, boating around the bay, jumping in plunge pools, or taking cooking classes on the property, it allowed a unique story for them to take home and cherish for years beyond our wedding.

Sounds like the best decision! Thanks to photog Jillian Mitchell for the images below…

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Their best memory was the first look—everything after that seemed effortless.

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Jeff & Ashley fell in love with Jillian Mitchell’s work on a few blogs, and finding out she was based near PV (though she travels) was a huge perk. Ashley tells it, We looked at hundreds of portfolios, and we noticed she consistently captured so many real, candid, unplanned, and gleeful moments with each wedding. There was not much thinking after that. She is beyond talented and shoots with film—how cool is that!?

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Groom Jeff, of BC Graphics, created their invites + logo design which gave everything a special touch. Another meaningful DIY were the napkins sewn by Jeff’s grandmother who couldn’t be there because of the distance.

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Destination Wedding in Yelapa Mexico | Photo by Jillian Mitchell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84315

Ashley’s advice to brides-to-be: Rely on the guests and the joy of the day to make your wedding day special, not the cocktail napkins and the photo booth props (while very cute!)… People will most likely not remember which color your bridesmaids’ dresses were, but they will remember how they felt at your wedding. In effect, the overwhelming joy from your guests will leave you feeling like it was the best day, too.

Right on. Congrats J + A!

Photographer: Jillian Mitchell / Venue: Hotel Verana in Yelapa, Mexico / Hair & Makeup: Patrick Ta / Florals: Picked day of @ Verana by Verana / Invitation & Logo Design: Groom, of BC Graphics / Cake & Catering: Julio Campos of Verana / DJ: Natalia Benson / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from: Shafer’s in Scottsdale, Arizona / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Groom’s Suit: Custom by Clotherie / Shoes: Stubbs & Wootton / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lela Rose / Groomsmen Suits: Suit Supply & Ferragamo

 
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9 Jan

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Perusing bride Hayley’s Pinterest wedding board, the words “classic” and “timeless” come to mind. Scrolling through the photos that Paige Jones sent our way, they couldn’t have translated those pins any better: creams and blush tones, hints of copper, and natural beauty surrounding them in every image. Hayley says their goal for the décor was to simply enhance the area’s natural beauty without distracting. Enhance it they did!

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Hayley’s darling bouquet: garden roses, astilbe, blushing bride proteas, scabiosa pods, olive branches

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

On their venue, San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA: The view of the mountains and gardens surrounding the venue are magical. Also the drive in through the field of olive trees and lavender bushes isn’t half bad either!

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Photog Paige Jones tells us, The lovely floral invites set the tone for a natural color pallet of soft pinks, greens and oranges, Even Hayley’s Monique Lhuillier dress had a hint of blush to the color. The florals by Honey & Poppies were breathtaking, and Bash Please curated some lovely elements throughout the day. 

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Their biggest wedding planning hurdle, c/o our bride…

The biggest hurdle was finding out after we had put a down payment on our first choice venue in Ojai that they lost their permit and we were back to square one. I was really bummed and frustrated to be on the hunt again because it had been so hard for us to decide the first time around. After this set back we decided on San Ysidro Ranch; our initial pick, but we had moved off the idea because it was going to be too expensive for our original guest count of 150. We made a really tough call to cut our list to limit only our aunts, uncles, first cousins and a small handful of our closest friends so we could make this venue work within our budget. In the process there were some hurt feelings and lots of hard phone calls to make, but I think everyone understood. So glad it worked out.

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

 

San Ysidro Ranch wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84226

Fun note: They met singer/songwriter Meiko at Hotel Café in Hollywood back in 2008 and had joked about her playing their first dance should they ever get married. Fast forward to their big day, where Meiko performed her songs “Stuck On You” and “Reasons To Love You”! So neat.

Congratulations!

Photographer: Paige Jones / Videographer: Austin Hendrix / Venue, Cake, & Catering: San Ysidro Ranch / Event Coordinator: Melissa Pearson & Sydney Norberg of Bash Please / Florist: Honey & Poppies / Hair & Makeup: Team Hair and Makeup / Invitations: Bash Please / Rentals: Found Rentals, Classic Rentals / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier Bliss Collection from Nordstrom Bridal / Shoes: Jimmy Choo Isabel  / Engagement & Wedding Rings: Custom Michael Barin Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo Annabelle in Mink Grey Long / Groomsmen Tuxedos: Vera Wang

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8 Jan

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Planning a destination wedding is tricky. Even more so if the two of you are from two different countries. Emilia is from Poland, Fernando is from Portugal, and they both reside in England. But three things made it possible: an 18-month engagement, amazing vendors like photog André Teixeira + wedding designer Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata and wedding coordinator José Santos of Colunata Eventos, and of course—the internet. Kudos on pulling it off so gorgeously!

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

The other half of the Brancoprata team, Sofia Ferreira, designed all of the flowers. They look amazing paired with our cheery bride, yes?

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

The ceremony venue was a simple decision: Fernando’s local church in Portugal, ideal for a wedding of 80.

As for the reception spot… We choose Colunata Eventos for the venue as it is a beautiful place in amazing scenery with great management and excellent costumer service provided by José Santos

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

The bride’s bouquet recipe: garden roses, astilbe, ruscus, craspedia, countryside flowers

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Destination Portugal wedding | Photo by Andre Teixeira of Brancoprata | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84284

Aisle song: Wedding March by Richard Wagner played by musicians Manuela Machado, Raquel Fernandes, Eduardo Sousa
First dance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Cheers to the happy couple!

Photographer: André Teixeira of Brancoprata / Ceremony Venue: Igreja De Calvos, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal / Wedding Coordinator: José Santos of Colunata Eventos / Reception Venue & Caterer: Colunata de Eventos / Wedding and Floral Design & Styling: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata / Hair: Monica Araújo, Lina Cabeleireiros, Guimarães /Makeup: Bride / Invitations: Bride / Cake: Casa Das Natas, Braga, Portugal / Bride’s Dress: Anna Kara ‘Corriander’ from Anna Kara Saloon, Kraków, Poland / Shoes: Dune / Veil: Borrowed from Bride’s Sister / Headpiece: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata / Jewelry & Wedding Rings: Oficina do Outro, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal / Lipstick: MAC Sunny Seoul / Groom’s suit: Custom from Without Prejudice in London / Shoes: Dune / Watch: Tommy Hilfiger / Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Flower Girl Wreaths: Sofia Ferreira of Brancoprata

 
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7 Jan

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

Because Christel and Francois were so hands-on throughout the wedding planning (just about everything was DIY), it was easy to get lost in the details. On the verge of cutting out a few things in order to make it work, they realized something: their wedding should include everything they knew they’d regret not having been there. Five months and lots of DIY projects later, they had exactly what they dreamt of from the beginning—including Carolien and Ben Photography to capture all those handmade details…

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

All of the bridal bouquets featured ornamental cabbage—so unexpected!

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

The bride, on having a first look…

I read so many different blogs and articles about the ‘first look’, reasons for it and reasons against it. We knew we wanted to have a quick chat before the big day started but we didn’t want to actually see each other. Carolien & Ben arranged a very nice setting where we could talk without seeing each other, they took a few photos and gave us some privacy. We are best friends and want to share everything but obviously couldn’t be with each other during the morning of the big day so this was a perfect way of getting in that special time. We chatted about how the day went, how we felt about what was about to happen and how we want to remember that moment. We both felt so calm and ready afterwards. It was absolutely amazing!

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

The bridesmaids outfits were handcrafted, with the exception of those colorful Topshop socks.

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

C + F created the galvanized pipe coat hanger lamps, window + rope name placements, wooden table names, and all stationery. Christel’s mom made the tablecloths, guest blankets, buntings, and knitted the bridesmaid scarves. Her grandfather even crafted all the white paper used as confetti!

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

South African wedding | Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84256

They got engaged on December 30th, took January to celebrate, and hit the ground running in February 2014 for a wedding in June. All the hard work definitely paid off from the looks of it! Congrats guys!

Photographer: Carolien and Ben Photography / Videographer MSM Productions / Venue: Poortjie Venue and Guest House / Florist: Lucretia Schabort / Bride’s Hair: Shear Style / Makeup: Beauty 4 You / Catering: Elsabe Cronje / Bar: Lenie Burgers / Bride’s Dress:  Modeca by Enzoani from Bridal Wardrobe / Jacket: Forever New / Shoes: Redemption Leather / Wedding Ring: Brescoe Diamonds / Groom’s Suit: Baldini / Shoes: Truworths / Groom’s Wedding Ring: Vena Amoris / Bridesmaid’s Outfits: Handmade / Groomsmen: Bride & Co.

 
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7 Jan

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Florence and Brian are so fun. Their wedding had a DIY flower crown booth. They designed neon fans in the shape of their beloved kitty. And they love spontaneous song and dance battles: They both belted out the lyrics to their aisle song, Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, to ease Florence’s nerves. She says, I’m normally a very laid-back person and felt no pre-wedding jitters but when it came time to walk down the aisle, I was surprised to feel butterflies in my stomach! As I made my way down the stairs and saw Brian waiting for me at the end of the aisle, I was unexpectedly overcome with a wave of emotions. My natural reaction, which I will always remember, was to start belting out the song and even better to see Brian start singing too.

Thanks to Paige Jones for the photos!

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Brian and I both grew up in California so when planning our wedding, we went for a “woodsy” California cool/bohemian style that was laid-back but still polished. We also didn’t want to have too many formal traditions just for the sake of doing them.

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

So cute!

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

F + B have loved Ojai ever since spending an anniversary weekend there, so when it came time to find a venue, Ojai was still on the mind. At Calliote Canyon, they could share such a meaningful location with 120 friends + fam, including a weekend of accommodations for the wedding party.

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

What New Years resolutions? Nothing like a cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop to give you a sweet tooth!

Whimsical California wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84190

Florence says, We already loved Paige’s work and her photographic style before meeting her. Actually meeting her sealed the deal for us, as she is incredibly genuine and just the coolest person you will ever meet. Conversation was natural and we felt instantly comfortable with her. It was the best blind date I’ve ever been on!

Cheers!

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Photographer: Paige Jones / Videographer: Anything Everything Productions / Venue: Calliote Canyon in Ojai, CA / Event Planner: Amber Cowell of The Love Riot / Design: Jesi Haack Design / Florist: Megan Gray of Honey & Poppies / Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang / Invitations: Amber Moon of Pitbulls & Posies / Signage: Blot & Dot / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Catering: Nicolette Di Maggio, Heirloom LA / Linen: La Tavola / Rentals: Yeah! Rentals, Signature Party Rentals, & Casa de Perrin / Flipbook: A Little Scene Flipbooks / Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Martina Liana from Lovella Bridal / Reception Dress: Mara Hoffman from Planet Blue / Ceremony Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Reception Shoes: Charlotte Olympia / Groom’s Suit: BLACK by Vera Wang / Shoes: Native Shoes / Bowtie: Vineyard Vines

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