29 Dec

2014 is just about over, but we couldn’t end the year without reliving all the inspiring weddings and parties we’ve seen in the past 12 months. The amount of talent that 2014 brought is so incredible it’s actually a bit overwhelming! And we so love sharing it with everyone here on the blog. So stay tuned all week long for our special Best Of series. Okay, let’s start with decor, shall we? Voluminous, vibrant florals… chic color schemes… geometric everything… In terms of wedding decor, this year sure was one for the books!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Floral chuppah by Hello Gem | Photo by: Fondly Forever | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Design by: Jesi Haack | Photo by: Steve Cowell Photo | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

And we couldn’t leave out these tissue paper backdrop and pool letters from the same mid-century modern wedding.

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Geometric backdrop by: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals | Photo by: John Newsome Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

An amazing floral altar in this wedding by Jesi Haack Design + JL Designs | Photo by: Scott Clark | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

The bride Carolyn Jane, from this garden themed wedding, created this calligraphed sign. Photo: The Nichols

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Event design by: Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by: O’Malley Photographers | Visit post!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

Floral design by: Wildheart | Event planning by: LVL Weddings & Events | Photo by: Brandon Kidd Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best of: Wedding Decor

We loved the elegant poolside decor in this wedding designed by Enjoy Events Co. Photo by Delbarr Moradi Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best of: Decor

100 Layer Cakelet featured some pretty rad decor too, like this geometric installation by Darling & Daisy. (It’s totally the best first birthday party ever right?!) Photo by: Natalie Spencer Photography.

100 Layer Cake Best of: Decor

Floral backdrop + decor by: Oh Joy! for Target | Event production by: Caravents | Photo by: Laure Joliet

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

What a wedding entrance! The bride + groom’s family helped put it together with greenery by Sheri Jentsch of Blumen Meisters. Photo by: Jen Dillender Photography | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

A crepe paper flower wedding entrance by the bride + her mother | Photo by: Dear Heart Photos | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Event design by: Orange Dove Events | Florist: Your Image Floral | Photo by: Clayton Austin | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Geometric was huge this year, but this sparkly backdrop blew us away. We’ve got the DIY tutorial too!

Design by: LB Event Planning | Photos by: Alders Photography & Stephanie Collins | Visit wedding!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

Event styling by: Betsy Ginn of SMID | Photo by: Joielala | Visit post!

100 Layer Cake Best Of: Wedding Decor

And lastly, a colorful place setting from The Cream Event LA 2014… So fun. Photo by: Annie McElwain

Which one is your favorite? Check back tomorrow for our top cakes of 2014! You won’t want to miss that one!

 
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29 Dec

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

With all the exciting holiday engagements to celebrate each year, this shoot will for sure be one to bookmark. And can you imagine a more chic party than a New Years bridal shower? Leslie Dawn Events was spot-on with this concept: I wanted to combine the elegance and glamour associated with a New Years Eve party with the fun and girly flair that comes to mind with a bridal shower. Best combo ever?

Thanks to Megan Robinson for the photos!

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

Leslie says, I brought in classic black and gold with white clean lines. I then incorporated pops of pink and mauve to add a pop of color. Fun favors and details were added to add an extra touch of sparkle to the day.

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

Aren’t those balloons such a fabulous idea?

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

The quintessential NYE color palette we’re oh so crazy about… With the aforementioned pink too, of course.

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

Leslie paired macaroons from Seine Macarons + Rue De Lis Desserts for this delectable spread. Yum.

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

New Years bridal shower inspiration | Photo by Megan Robinson  | Leslie Dawn Events | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=84017

So much to celebrate!

Thanks to  Megan Robinson + everyone below for sharing this shoot with us today!

Photographer: Megan Robinson / Location: Castle Park / Event Coordinator: Leslie Dawn Events / Flowers: Amber Reverie / Hair: Miss Jane Emily / Makeup: Makeup by Brynn Thomas / Invitations: Peter Loves Jane / Desserts: Rue De Lis Desserts / Macarons: Seine Macarons / Mocktails: Kristin Andrus / Rentals: Diamond Rental  / Apparel: Shabby Apple / Hairpieces: Danani Handmade / Models/Bloggers: Margot, Jackie, Courtney, Lizzy, & Karla

 
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24 Dec

100 Layer Cake gift wrap shoot | Photo by Jen of Fondly Forever

Happy holidays, cakies! It’s hard to believe another beautiful year has passed here on 100 Layer Cake! We had so many things to celebrate in 2014. For starters, we turned FIVE! Can you believe it? (Naturally we celebrated with a colorful portrait sesh.) Then, we were honored to have dresses and shoes named after us. As you can imagine, that was huge for us.

Such an exciting start to the year meant we were super busy here at the 100lc HQ, so when spring rolled around, we were ready for travel! Jillian jetted off to Jamaica + Amanda adventured in Tulum, Mexico. Who could forget those white sandy beaches?

Fast forward to fall, when we posted a ton of gorgeous autumn weddings and got to be involved in a really special fall dinner party for FEED Projects, which raised more than 1,000 meals for children + families in need. It was amazing to hear that the FEED Suppers collectively blew their goal of 1,000,000 meals out of the water this year!

This year has been incredible. We kicked off the season with our annual gift wrap party and now we’re off to enjoy the holiday! We’ll be back next week with the 100 Layer Cake Best Of and more New Years inspiration.

Wishing you a safe + happy holiday! xo

Photo: Fondly Forever Photography

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