11 Jun

Lace cap sleeved wedding dress

Wedding planning takes a ton of energy (can we get an Amen?), especially if you’re busy with work too (today’s groom Garett is a partner at REVISIT Products + Hilary is Director of Business Development at Whistle Sports) so when a friend told them to make sure to step back day-of before all the madness began, they took it all in from above at Rancho del Cielo. With a naturally beautiful setting like Malibu and all their friends + fam to look down on, we love that they were able to share the moment! Braedon Photography captured the rest of the scenes—more on that below.

Blue wedding shoe

Rustic California wedding

White peony bouquet

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Grey wedding party

Why yes, Jenny Packham ‘Dentelle’ was worth the splurge. As for the Joanna August bridesmaids gowns, Hilary had worn JA to her sister’s wedding a few years before. This time, Garett’s sister actually wore Hilary’s dress from that wedding… So they got to keep it in the fam. Super cool.

Outdoor California wedding ceremony

Groomsmen pray

Greenery ceremony arch

Rustic California wedding

Obvs, Garett’s fave moment was watching his bride walk down the aisle.

Rustic California wedding

Rustic California wedding

Rustic California wedding

Rustic California wedding

Rustic California wedding

Rustic California wedding

Palm leaf backdrop

They liked the idea of having a “post-modern heritage look” AKA lots of reclaimed wood and a minimalist connection to nature with an urban landscape influence. Think concrete, steel, whites, and grays… All mixed in with organic, natural greens.

Rustic California wedding

Potpourri favor station

Garett says, We were very excited about the potpourri station. Smell is one of the most powerful sensed that we often associate with memory, and we wanted to tap into this. We wanted to create something that people could take home with them and that could be a subtle reminder of the beautiful day we shared. How rad is it that people can now smell this scent and think of G + H’s big day?!

Rustic California wedding

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About Braedon PhotographyBraedon has been a good friend of ours for quite some time, and his work has always inspired us. We both work with a lot of photographers, and we were so excited to jump at the opportunity of working together. His passion and energy made the day such a joyful occasion. One of the things we love about him is his use of lighting. He uses lighting to drive emotion, and we feel it’s so evident in the images that he captured of the day.

Cheers you guys! So happy we could share the deets.

Photography: Braedon Photography / Videography: Mawwiage Films /Rancho del Cielo in Malibu, CA / Wedding Planner: The Love Riot / Hair & Makeup: Lauren Lancaster & Sara Gasparotto at Novak Salon / Floral Design: Foxtail Florals / Catering: Whoa Nelly Catering / DJ: Dart DJ / Rentals: Smart Party Rentals & Signature Party Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham ‘Dentelle’ from Rizik’s in Washington, DC / Veil: Bride’s Godmother’s Vintage 70s Veil from Spain / Groom’s Suit: Zegna / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Tie: Burberry

 
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10 Jun

Berry and marsala floral crown

Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year, is such an undeniably romantic hue. We know we’re bound to be filled to the brim with it come autumn, but this rich complement to berry and jewel tones transcends the seasons, don’t you think? Mallory Morgan + Parie Designs dreamt up a sultry, vintage-inspired elopement scene that could easily be transformed for any event from an anniversary date to intimate wedding…

Berry and marsala floral crown

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Short wedding dress

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Cute, right? Love, love Mallory’s creative shots.

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Berry and marsala bouquet

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Mallory of Mallory Morgan Photography tells it, Inspired by our city’s old railroad and empty warehouses, we collaborated together to create something we imagined could’ve taken place decades ago in the very locations we shot. Deep reds and rich colors led the way, and the make-believe story of a young man and his bride sealed the deal! We had so much fun dreaming about what a romantic elopement may have look like long ago.

Berry and marsala floral crown

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Floral garland table runner

Berry and marsala bouquet

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Pomegranate place setting

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

As if this setup wasn’t already sweet enough…

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Industrial berry & marsala wedding inspiration

Sooo, are you in love with marsala yet? Thanks to the ladies below for sweeping us off our feet this morning!

Photographer & Contributing Stylist: Mallory Morgan Photography / Lead Stylist & Florist: Parie Designs / Hair & Makeup: Kim Wood of Amarillo Makeup

 
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10 Jun

Pastel bridal bouquet

There was no theme for M + G’s ranch wedding—just a warm, laidback, and fun celebration in the heart of Carmel Valley. Actually, that sums up their personalities pretty well too. Did we mention they were together for 9 years before getting engaged? Once they chose Holman Ranch and discovered Edyta Szyszlo via 100lc, they were all about mix-matching classic romantic elements with playful, modern accents that reflected their style. Beginning with a mega cute invitation suite:

Custom illustrated wedding invitations

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

Remember the incredible bouquet from Monday’s mid-century modern feature? Studio Mondine whipped up those florals too. Some serious talent, we think.

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Floral and greenery chair garland

California ranch wedding

Floral boutonnières

Grey JCrew bridesmaid dresses

‘Maids decked out in J. Crew never disappoint.

Pastel bridesmaid bouquet

Here comes the bride signage

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

Floral boutonnières

California ranch wedding

Rose and grape floral arrangement

Feather escort cards

Mary says, All the signage, save the dates, invitations, paper goods and packaging for magnet favors were DIY with the help of our friends. The biggest DIY was my husband building the escort card stands the week before the wedding with the help of my cousin’s boyfriend. I was still working and he offered to build it since we had not yet found the best way to display our feather escort cards. He was a lifesaver!

Feather escort cards

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

California ranch wedding

Peach dahlia arrangement

White and floral wedding cake

Rustic dessert table

Why stop at one? Yum!

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Parting words, c/o the new Mrs… One of the best parts of the wedding was stepping away from everyone for the golden hour—we were golf carted away to the beautiful backdrop of Carmel Valley and gave us a few moments to ourselves to enjoy being husband and wife. The entire day went by so fast, it was amazing to just take it all in with the amazing view. The second most memorable part was when I gave my mom my bouquet in lieu of a bouquet toss. She was definitely taken by surprise, but it was a small way for me to thank her for everything she has done… Our wedding was everything we envisioned and more with the help of our vendors, family, and friends. When the big day came, we shook off any remaining worries and just enjoyed every moment of celebrating the magical day with all our loved ones.

Those memories sound lovely. Congratulations, Mary and Gabriel!

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Videography: Grimace Films / Venue & Wine: Holman Ranch / Coordination, Linens, & Bistro Lights: Engaged & Inspired / Florals: Studio Mondine / Hair & Makeup: Joli de Jackie / Paper Goods & Invitations: Friend / Illustrations: Genevieve Santos / Cake & Desserts: Susie’s Cakes / Catering: Paradise Catering / Lounge Rentals: One True Love Vintage / Chair & Table Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Flatware Rentals: Frances Lane / Escort Cards: The Great Lakes Goods / Cake Toppers: Better Off Wed / Pencil Favors: Knot & Bow / Table Numbers: Gauge NYC / DJ: Twilite Productions / Photo Booth: Tomfoolery SF / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Vera Wang / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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9 Jun

Let’s switch things up with a post dedicated to the *other half* of the wedding party. Hopefully it will inspire any gift giving you’ve got coming up (even Father’s Day, perhaps?). And have we mentioned there’s an epic giveaway in honor of Share a Coke being back with more names and possibilities than ever? Naturally our minds went straight to weddings. All the weddings we’ve featured have had personalized deets in some way, and these glass Coke bottles inscribed with each guy’s name are such a cool way to kick off a special day.

Coke + 100 Layer Cake giveaway

Our groom’s gift box includes some things we knew our own guys would love: a tie + pocket square, soap, a cigar and cards, + the iconic 8oz Share a Coke bottle with names proudly displayed. There are ways to incorporate the personalized bottles from ShareaCoke.com in different events too: engagement parties, wedding favors, e-sesh photos, Father’s Day, thank yous, co-worker gifts… etc. etc. This year, Coca-Cola has made it easy to get your hands on a special surprise to share.

Coke + 100 Layer Cake giveaway

To DIY a box like ours or any other gift, visit ShareaCoke.com to customize + purchase your own bottles. How perfect is this wood six-pack holder from Wood Thumb for the occasion?

Coke + 100 Layer Cake giveaway

Groom's gift box with Coke

Now that you’ve got ideas, let’s talk giveaway. We want to know how you celebrate sharable moments with your friends + fam. Create a Pinterest board called #ShareaCokeContest to pin your wedding inspiration (doesn’t have to be Coca-Cola or Share a Coke themed) and leave a comment with the link to your board below. The prize, you ask?

Coke + 100 Layer Cake giveaway

One winner will receive a Share a Coke prize pack complete with vouchers for two round-trip flights on United Airlines to anywhere in the continental U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, Central America or Hawaii and a $500 Visa gift card. That’s about a $1,700 retail value, btw. The flights can be redeemed through voucher codes on United.com and will be good for one year from the issue date. That way, one lucky reader gets to share a Coke with a loved one no matter the occasion.

Happy pinning! Don’t forget to title your board #ShareaCokeContest + leave the board link in the comments below for an entry. This contest ends on August 1st, 2015.

Personalized Coke Bottles: Share a Coke / Photography: Scott Clark Photo / Tie & Pocket Square: Forage Haberdashery / Wood 6-Pack Holder & Soap: Wood Thumb / Styling: 100 Layer Cake

This prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this promotion.

WINNER UPDATE: We’d like to congratulate Diane Hall on winning our exciting Coke giveaway! It was so amazing seeing all of your creative mood boards. Wish you all the best on your wedding plans. xo, Jillian, Amanda and Kristina of 100 Layer Cake!

 
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9 Jun

Pink tulip bridal bouquet

If you want to welcome spring Southern style, Ashley of Southern Social Events + Rentals says you need three things: a welcoming dinner spread, colorful stems, and loads of charm wrapped up in outdoor simplicity. A venue like Bloomsbury Farms (also featured here) and sweet images Lindsey Mueller Photography? Icing on the cake.

Nashville outdoor ceremony

Tulip and rose bridal bouquet

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Ashley tells us that having Jennifer + Jason as their models made everything effortless—they’re the epitome of love story. Not to mention what a sweet time they had with the animals on the farm.

Nashville outdoor ceremony

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Southern cocktail

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Petal & Pine transformed the farm tables and ceremony with luscious floral mastering the balance of colorful and whimsy. The personal flowers were perfectly suited for our playful bride and groom. Whole Foods of Green Hills cooked up a fresh farm-to-table food spread created to encourage guests to sit for hours to share stories, nibble food and sip wine.

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Egg place cards

How about these hand-painted eggs for place cards?

Tulip and rose floral centerpiece

Nashville farm-to-table wedding inspiration

Tulip and rose bridal bouquet

Bloomsbury Farms Nashville wedding

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Such a lovely note to end on. Thanks for sharing, guys!

Photography: Lindsey Mueller Photography / Venue: Bloomsbury Farms / Planning, Design + Rentals: Ashley of Southern Social Events + Rentals / Floral Design Lindsey of Petal & Pine / Hair & Makeup: Leslie Ellis Hair and Makeup / Stationery: Lindsay of Writefully Simple / Catering: Linzie Treadway, Kathryn Montgomery, Stefanie Laczko from Whole Foods Market Green Hills / Dress: Nha Khanh from Rent the Runway

 
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8 Jun

Mid century modern bar cart

Sweet ‘n simple. Some things are better that way. The key ingredient? Killer details. In regard to this wedding vignette, those details would be mid-century modern furniture set inside a Victorian home, all brought together with a feminine color palette and clean accessories. Like we said, killer details. Thanks to Danielle Poff Photography for sending this our way!

Yellow and white bouquet

Modern letterpress wedding invitation

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Light and airy modern wedding inspiration

Kate of Pieces By Violet explains, The General’s Daughter, built in 1864, provided the perfect Victorian canvas for the shoot. The airy bay windows breathed life into our cocktail lounge, and the lush grounds widened our color palette with beautiful pastel yellows and greens. I just love how the simple lines of the dress, jewelry, and furniture complement the flowing beauty of the space and of our bride.

Light and airy modern wedding inspiration

Mid century modern bar cart

Modern wedding dress

Modern wedding dress

The hair + makeup by Katie Nash Beauty shows there’s beauty in simplicity for sure. Flawless!

Light and airy modern wedding inspiration

Modern wedding dress

Light and airy modern wedding inspiration

Light and airy modern wedding inspiration

Light and airy modern wedding inspiration

Kate says, The inspiration for this shoot came from my never ending love of vintage Eames furniture, and the clean, simple lines of the mid-century era. But rather than putting together a typical mid-century modern shoot, I wanted to soften the look with an ornate Victorian setting and a pure, fresh color palette. The goal was to create something very feminine, very stylized, and also very different.

Light and airy modern wedding inspiration

Yellow and white bouquet

Studio Mondine has a way with ranunculus, don’t you think?

Yellow floral wedding cake

mid-century-modern-wedding-inspiration

Obviously we had to create a gallery to share the rest! Fantastic work, everyone…

Photography: Danielle Poff Photography / Venue: The General’s Daughter / Styling & Vintage Rentals: Kate of Pieces By Violet / Floral Design: Studio Mondine / Hair & Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty / Paper Products: Lilikoi Design + Letterpress / Cake: Cake Bloom / Dress: Olia Zavozina from Kinsley James Couture Bridal / Accessories: Spark & Pepper / Model: Jacqueline Hatch / Film Scans: Photovision

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