8 Jul

One quick peek at our past colorboards and you’ll see that the options for wedding color schemes are endless. Who knew mixing neon + neutrals would look so cool, or that popsicles could inspire an entire wedding? After years in the biz, coming up with a new colorboard every now and then to inspire the next pretty event just keeps us on our toes. Even better if we can see them come to life. Our latest unlikely combo is inspired by this unique image of desert cacti in the loveliest of pastel tones…

100 Layer Cake desert pastel colorboard

With pastel versions of earth tones paired with a little pop of lilac, we couldn’t wait to see what kind of stunning event would come out of this set. Lucky for us, the talented Apryl Ann Photography + Stefanie Miles Events got together and brought this snippet to life with this inspiration shoot.

 
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8 Jul

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

This one oughta brighten up your morning, Cakies. Jess + Ky got engaged at an art museum, so a wedding venue like The New Children’s Museum in San Diego was a shoe-in. Jess says, We wanted the day to be a fun, happy celebration of the life we were starting together. We did our best to make the day full of joy, so we chose things like Tattly tattoos as favors and a venue with interactive exhibits.

Thanks to photog Anika London for the cheery shots.

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Pink dahlia bouquet | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

So much DIY goodness: We did quite a few DIY projects for the wedding, but the biggest one was making all of our centerpieces and bouquets. We planned our wedding from New Mexico, so we ordered the flowers over the phone and crossed our fingers they would be as pretty as we hoped. We picked up the flowers two days before the wedding and made all of the centerpieces that night, with help from a few friends. The flowers were gorgeous, and we ended up with more than we needed. Our hotel room looked like a tiny flower shop and smelled like heaven!

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Blush bridesmaid dresses| Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

A mix of pretty neutrals across the bridal party.

Blush bridesmaid dresses| Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Pink dahlia bouquet | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

J + K saved jam jars during their entire engagement to use as gold centerpieces.

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

What lucky wedding guests to get to hang out with such a fun couple all day.

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Chalkboard signage  | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Tattly temporary tattoos | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Modern, colorful museum wedding | Photo by Anika London | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75169

Jess says, I loved every second spent working on wedding crafts with Ky in the year leading up to the wedding. The flowers were a big undertaking, but I will never forget looking around the room and seeing some of our favorite people chatting and laughing with handfuls of flowers and petals everywhere.

Congrats, Jess + Ky!

Photographer: Anika London / Videographer: Max and Molly Films / Ceremony & Venue: The New Children’s Museum / Event Design: Jess + Ky / Event Coordination: Courtney Tibbets & Ashley Abbot Hollinger from After The Engagement / Hair & Makeup: Jess / Florist: Jess, Ky, & friends with flowers from Wholesale Flowers and Supplies / Invitation Designer: emruth via Etsy / Cake Toppers + Table Numbers: DIY / Catering: The Wild Thyme Company / Cake: Whole Foods Bakery / Beverages: Best Beverage Catering Company / DJ: Aaron Valdez of Perfect Mix DJs / Rentals: Raphael’s Party Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta from Almond Tree Weddings in Phoenix, AZ / Shoes: Zara / Veil: Bride’s Mother’s / Jewelry: Gifts from Jess’ Mother & Mother-in-Law / Suit: Banana Republic / Shoes: Banana Republic / Bridesmaids Dresses: Mix from Anthropologie, J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Vintage boutique

 
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7 Jul

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

New England brides, here’s a venue to put on your radar: Mill No. 5. Chhavy Sinuon of Style This Shindig says it’s quite the gem in Lowell, MA. The deets: It’s a textile mill building that’s being revived as a mixed-use space. They’re rebuilding with salvaged materials like a door from Dr. Suess’ house and over 400 year-old German façade (older than the US, can you believe it?!). 

The fab venue + loads of bright, modern wedding inspo to follow… Thanks to Sitha Vorn, Narin Sinuon + Chhavy for all the pics below!

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Chhavy Sinuon | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Ah, acrylic chairs (!!) in the chicest silhouette, too.

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Lush and green, with an urban sophistication.

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Chhavy suggests bringing elements from life as a couple, like souvenirs, into the wedding theme. Also, use props from the big day in your home together afterward. Perfect, yes?

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Chhavy Sinuon | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Chhavy Sinuon | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Chhavy Sinuon | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126
Braids, ribbons, flowers, tulle… a recipe for a gorgeous bridal look.

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Chhavy Sinuon | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Intimate modern wedding ideas | Photo by Sitha Vorn | Design and styling by Style This Shindig | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=75126

Lowell is a city of happy, resilient, and resourceful people with a story full of ups and downs. To show a piece of that, we chose the venue Mill No.5. It’s a great venue that reflects an aspect of where Lowell is today and where we want to be in the future.

Thanks for the great shoot, Chhavy + team!

Photographer: Sitha Vorn, Narin Sinuon, & Chhavy Sinuon / Venue: Mill No. 5 / Styling, Custom Props, & Floral Design: Style This Shindig / Linens: Table Topper of Newton / Rentals: Peterson Party Center / Dress: Rent the Runway

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