10 Oct

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

A quick warning: there’s basically no way you can see J + R’s woodland wedding + read all the bride’s sweet words without walking into the weekend happy. Not only did a close friend officiate, but Rachel’s best gal, photographer Paige Jones (vendor profile) documented the whole day for them. Rachel says, When you are revisiting that significant day through photos, there is no greater gift than to be engulfed with all of those same incredible feelings you felt on one of the best days of your life – Paige’s photos do that. So happy we could see what she means in the photos below.

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

They DIYed everything from the invites to the signage and more, knowing that the best way to make their wedding truly “them” was to simply do it themselves. Luckily, these two are pretty crafty!

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Rachel tells it, On the day of the ceremony, we were lucky enough to have a lot of our friends and family there, happily lending helping hands during set up. I grabbed a bunch of my gals and we set up the florals and dinner tables, while Jeff and his buddies foraged for more greenery for the dinner tables, stocked the booze and set up our ceremony.

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Love this!

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Rachel’s notes on the venue, Jeff’s parent’s home… 

There have been a lot of memories created here by him and his family, and of us together, traveling back every year for holidays. It is one of the places that means the most to us and we have always wanted to share that with the rest of our friends and my family who have heard so much about it, so it couldn’t have been more fitting. Not only is their home beautiful, with plenty land to hold 150 people, it is surrounded by a gorgeous forest of tall trees that allowed for not only a little bit of privacy, but a very pretty setting. I feel so honored to be able to have married the man I love in a place of such meaning. It was a dream.  

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

J + R decided not to hire a wedding planner, but are super grateful for the help of Jeff’s mom throughout the whole process. Rachel says her #1 tip to couples planning is: Let people help. I am such a do-it-myself kind of person. I will take on more than I can handle just to make sure things go the way I had planned, so I get it when a bride goes into planning her wedding with the idea of doing it all herself. But, when it comes to planning something this big, the help is so useful. It makes the process so much easier, it makes your family/friends feel more involved, and it is really fun creating/planning with family and friends. 

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Homespun woodland wedding | Photo by Paige Jones | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79815

Umm, how amaze is this crochet dress from Hannah Baird for Bonadrag?! It’s got long sleeves, a low back, a subtle train, and was confortable, too.

Congrats you two!

Photographer: Paige Jones / Venue: Private Residence / Hair & Makeup: Bride / Florist: Countryside Florist in Richfield, Ohio / Catering: A Taste of Excellence / Invitations: Bride & Groom / Tents, Lights, Chairs: Aable Rents Co. / Tables, Linens, Bars, & Dinnerware: A Taste of Excellence / DJ: The DJ Crew in Cleveland / Dress: With Hearts In My Eyes (Hannah Baird) for Bonadrag / Alterations: B’s Perfect Alterations / Shoes: Free People / Floral Crown: Bride / Gem bracelet & Earrings: Twig and Willow / Rings: Prism Boutique / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Johnston and Murphy / Tie: The Tie Bar / Gemstone Tie Tack: Groom’s Father

 
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9 Oct

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Those of you looking to give your wedding handcrafted vibes without going too crafty will love this one. Maddy of Splendid Supply Co. added an air of sophistication to a whimsical Minnesota location with rich reds and fall florals. She says, In Minnesota, the color change is absolutely spectacular! While I was designing this shoot, I knew I wanted to celebrate the season by pulling out the fiery reds, copper, and caramel browns we see around us.

Thanks to Jake Anderson for capturing the gorgy scene below…

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

To enhance the richness and warmth of the palette, we used a lot of bright white and incorporated lots of textural elements (including yarn, felt, lace, and wood grain). 

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Gasp. This bouquet is perfect in every way. Kudos to Studio Fleurette!

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Woodland meets winter elegance with this tablescape…

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Maddy explains, To give it a celebratory vibe, we included a little bit of bling, too – in the form of glitter table numbers, copper flatware, and a custom yarn tassel monogram chair decoration with copper glitter detailing!

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

They wanted a scene that felt approachable but still elegant, with charming elements like these desserts by Melissa of The Faux Martha. Srsly sweet.

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Rich red fall wedding idea | Photo by Jake Anderson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79976

Thanks to the team below for sending this beauty our way!

Photographer: Jake Anderson / Styling & Concept: Maddy Hague of Splendid Supply Co. / Coordination: Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting / Floral Design: Studio Fleurette / Select Wholesale Flowers: Fifty Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Melanie Rivers / Paper Goods: Minted / Vintage Rentals: Vintage Type Rentals / Baked Goods & Food Styling: Melissa Coleman of The Faux Martha / Cupcake & Cake Toppers: Splendid Supply Co. / Wood Cake Stands: AHeirloom / Yarn Tassel, Table Numbers, & Place Card Picks: Splendid Supply Co. Custom Design Services / Garlands: Steph Loves Ben / Milk Bottles & Straws: The Sugar Confetti Shop / Model: Danae Herrmann / Dress: Leanne Marshall from Flutter Bridal Boutique

 
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9 Oct

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

We sure love it when a familiar face pops up in our inbox. If you’re a longtime cakie, you may remember Olga + Sende from their Italian wedding in 2012 (that gown is forever engrained in our memory!) or more recently, the darling Tuscany anniversary photos we shared over on Cakelet. Lucky for us, Bianco Photography caught up with them for another beautiful anniversary celebration…

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

This time around, the two chose Villa Rosmarino in Puglia to celebrate with family. Anna of Bianco Photography tells us the weather was cloudy + a little cold, but the skies cleared up just in time for photos. Makes for an epic backdrop, we think!

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Angelo Allegretti prepared a lovely meal for the group.

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

They enlisted event planners Marriage & Glamour to create an intimate bucolic gathering with dancing, drinks, and dining. Don’t you love the blue + pink pops of color?

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Oh, how time flies! Remember their darling girl at Olga & Sende’s last party?

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

What a romantic little spot to step away to…

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Anna says, Needless to say that the sound of finches and dances of Salento were enjoyed by all the guests in the garden until late, with a glass of good Apulian wine as companion of the evening and delicious traditional dishes prepared by the chef to add even more taste to another day to be preserved in their memories.

Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750 Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750 Family style anniversary dinner in Italy | Photo by Bianco Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79750

Another lovely event by Olga and Sende! Find more Bianco Photography in her vendor profile.

Photography: Bianco Photography / Venue: Villa Rosmarino / Event Design, Coordination, & Floral Arrangements: Marriage & Glamour / Chef: Angelo Allegretti

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