5 May

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

In case this morning’s rehearsal dinner fiesta wasn’t enough, we’ve got more colorful Cinco de Mayo goodness coming your way. Now let us tell you, there’s literally no way you can sit there looking at this shoot from Ben Q. Photography without a big ol’ smile creeping across your face. From the neon invites by Blue Eye Brown Eye to the bright and poppy Bows and Arrows florals to the funfetti layer cake from Cakewalk Bake Shop, there’s just too much fun stuff going on here.

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Because three piñatas are better than one!

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Yep, definitely pinning that one to our hair board.

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

And what’s a fiesta without some giant balloons.

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Modern and colorful diy wedding ideas | Photo by Ben Q Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72264

Thanks to the talented folks below for sending this shoot our way!

Photographer: Ben Q. Photography / Cinematography: I Do Cinematics / Coordination: After Yes / Venue: 129 Leslie / Hair & Makeup: La Bichette / Flowers: Bows and Arrows / Stationery: Blue Eye Brown Eye / Cake: Cakewalk Bake Shop / Fringe & Tassels: Oil and Cotton / Chevron Runners: Love Dove Wedding Rentals / Linens: BBJ / Balloons: Balloons Everyday / Wardrobe Styling: Kirby Stuart / Dress Designer: Kate Spade / Hair Accessories: ban.do / Models: Meghan and Greg Sadler

 
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5 May

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Buenos dias and happy Cinco de Mayo, Cakies! Such a fun way to start off the week, for sure. In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, we’re sharing a bright and colorful rehearsal fiesta from photog Megan Clouse and planner Julia Lake. The wedding itself was more of a formal affair, so the couple chose to do something fun and lighthearted the evening before. That meant loads of colorful papel picado banners, hay bales draped in colorful serapes, a taco truck to fill everyone’s bellies, and a mariachi band, which led to vigorous dancing from the groom’s Latin side of the family.

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Last night before becoming Mr. and Mrs.!

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

This gorgeous glassware was filled with red and white sangria. #yum

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

Cinco de Mayo engagement party | Photo by Megan Clause | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=72241

So much fun!

Photographer: Megan Clouse / Design, Florals, & Planning: Julia Lake / Venue: Rutherford Grove / Taco Truck: Tacos Michoacan / Bar: The Bartender Company / Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events / Mariachi & DJ: Wine Country Entertainment

 
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2 May

Succulent bouquet | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

We’re capping of the week with a sweet destination wedding captured by Christina McNeill. Tina + Mike were living in D.C. at the time, but fell in love with NorCal’s Muir Woods when they hiked the area months before their wedding. And it’s pretty obvi why… (That view, anyone?) They saved money by keeping the guest list to about 25, and created an easy elegance with details like an understated cake, delicate flower displays, and a neutral color story.

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Elegant wedding shoes | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Succulent bouquet | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Tina’s hand-tied bouquet recipe: nosegays, succulents, air plants, garden roses, rice flowers, and dianthus wrapped up in burlap.

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Tina says, Our favorite part of our entire wedding was most certainly the ceremony. This for us was the most important part of our entire day and lives.  Everything else was really a second thought. Our officiant Leslie Davenport worked with us during the months leading up to the wedding to personalize the entire ceremony. There were two readings from Dr. Suess, and the groom’s sister read the lyrics of “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin.

boutonniere | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Vera Wang White Label  | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

What an absolute dream of a ceremony spot!

Vera Wang White Label  | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

We’re always fans of a fruit-filled tablescape.

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Intimate Northern California wedding | Photo by Christina McNeill | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=71812

Congrats Tina + Mike! This looks the like beautiful start of a beautiful life together…

Photographer: Christina McNeill / Ceremony Venue: Muir Beach Overlook / Reception Venue, Catering, & Guest Accomodations: Mountain Home Inn / Florist: A Simple Ceremony / Invitation Designer: Bride & Groom / Cake: Sugersweet Cookie + Cake Studio / Lute Player: Eric Kjorlien / Officiant: Leslie Davenport / Cable Car Rental: Classic Cable Car Charters / Rolls Royce: National Limousine Service / Bride’s Dress: White by Vera Wang / Shoes: Vincent Camuto from Zappos / Groom’s Suit & Shirt: Alton Lane / Groom’s Shoes: Vintage Bally / Tie: Groom’s Grandfathers’ / Engagement Ring: Sarah Perlis Jewelry / Wedding Band: Arketipo Jewlery / Socks: Johnston & Murphy

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