11 Nov

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Jennifer, a creative project manager at lululemon athletica + her guy Jeff, a musician (member of Gold & Youth) knew instantly that Parker Palm Springs was the venue for them. They also had an editorial aesthetic in mind for their photos, so when a friend showed them James Moes’ website, they were hooked. We mean, how amaze are these images?

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

This veil!

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

They wanted the venue’s midcentury aesthetic to come through in everything they did, from their wedding website to their outfits, and beyond:

Jennifer says, The hotel’s interiors were designed by Jonathan Adler, and it is eclectic, extremely chic, and a little bit over the top – in the best way! Jeff and I have been vacationing at the Parker for a number of years and every time we go we are blown away by the setting, the decadence, and the service at the hotel. It’s so relaxed and intimate, incredibly luxurious, private, and can be a real party if you are in the mood for it. They were so happy to find Cathy at Celebrations Of Joy to make sure everything ran smoothly.

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

In lieu of traditional favors, these two wrote each of their 35 guests a note letting them know why they are so special to them. They got to watch everyone read their notes, and it’s one of their fave things about having such an intimate affair.

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Jeff and I both have musical tastes that lean towards the 60s, 70s, and 80s so to us the most important thing was setting the mood through the music. Our most extravagant splurge was flying in our favorite DJ (and friend) Trevor Risk to do all the sound design for the day. He played everything from Cole Porter to Depeche Mode. 

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Parker Palm Springs white wedding | Photo by James Moes | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81691

Jen’s advice: Trying to please everyone or get unanimous approval will drive you crazy. It should be fun! Our motto was “if it feels stressful—it’s getting cut”!

Cheers!

Photographer: James Moes / Videographer: Bride’s father, Chris Meyer / Venue: The Gene Autry House at Parker Palm Springs / Event Planner: Cathy O’Connell at Celebrations Of Joy / Florist: Mary Cass of Jensen’s Florist / Hair: Breanne Russell / Makeup: Samantha Bishop / Invitations: Bride & Groom / Catering & Desserts: Mister Parker’s Restaurant / Rentals: Celebrations Of Joy, The Parker Palm Springs, & Signature Party Rentals / DJ: Trevor Risk / Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra from Blush Bridal in Vancouver, BC / Shoes: J. Crew / Veil: Stone Fox Bride (flower by Jen’s mother, Rebecca Meyer) / Reception Jumpsuit: Catherine Malandrino / Necklace: Banana Republic / Lip Gloss: Dior / Groom’s Suit: Zegna / Shoes: Tods / Bow Tie: Harry Rosen / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Best Man’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Hugo Boss

 
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10 Nov

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

For this red + gold inspiration shoot, the lovely Nicole Berrett Photography + the team below headed straight to the Hickory Street Annex in Dallas, a historic 1920s venue with exposed brick and lots of natural light. Their vision? A warm, inviting wedding with fall tones. We’re particularly into the groom’s touch of plaid + the bride’s chic red heels:

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

They went with a color palette of red, orange, yellow, gold, plus a touch of wood.

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Nicole of Nicole Berrett Photography created the DIY yarn wall hanging for the ceremony backdrop. She says it was easy to do, too!

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

A pretty bouquet is always made even prettier tied with a ribbon by Silk & Willow, don’t you think?

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

Warm red and gold wedding ideas | Photo by Nicole Berrett Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81653

This dessert table is divine. A sweet bundt cake with a unique topper, a voluminous bunch of florals, and candles all atop brushed cold décor.

Shoutout to the creatives below for all of the autumn inspo!

Styling & Photography: Nicole Berrett Photography / Venue: Hickory Street Annex / Floral Designs: R Love Floral Designs / Hair & Makeup: Beauty and the Blush / Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Candlesticks: Rent My Dust / Cake Topper: Alexis Mattox Design / Ribbon: Silk & Willow / Table Linen: La Tavola Linens / Bride’s Gown: Sarah Seven Clara from The Dress Theory / Bride’s Shoes: Nine West / Bride’s Earrings: Kendra Scott

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10 Nov

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

Becca + Nate adore the fall. When they got engaged in February it was decided that the wedding would be 8 months later, so they could throw an intimate fall party captured by their close friends at The Why We Love. Time was running out to find a venue, but none of them clicked…. Here’s the scoop from Becca:

We looked at many locations but none of them clicked. Something or many things just didn’t feel right about each one. October was fast approaching and we’d recently moved into a small, cute house with a large, ugly dirt backyard. I remember crying on the phone to my best friend and bridesmaid Megann Imdieke about how if I only had more time I could get grass in the yard and plant flowers and have the wedding there! My parents got married in their backyard and I always loved the idea. I said it joking but her encouragement made me know we could do it! Two months of hard labor and with tons of help from my dad we made our own perfect wedding venue by first leveling the lot, seeding it, watering it by hand twice a day, mowing and planting wildflowers. We even got our house painted for the special day! So not only did we have a beautiful and personal venue, but one that was a worthwhile investment for our future!

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

Becca wore a form-fitting lace dress with a cap sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, and a sheer back with lace and satin buttons. Her seafoam Badgley Mischkas were heavenly, too:

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

A pink fall bouquet recipe of peonies, ranunculus, poppies, and flannel.

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At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

They saved for their European honeymoon whenever possible: they used an iPod for music instead of a DJ, limited the guest list, had a backyard wedding, Becca’s mom made the cake, Nate’s sister made the flower girl dresses, their friends performed music as a wedding gift, their friend and florist used flowers from the market + fall foliage, and their favors were DIY. Becca’s advice? Make a list of priorities and stay true to yourself! So great.

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

At home California fall wedding | Photos by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=81618

Becca walked down the aisle to Ben Harper’s Forever performed by close friend Leigh Golden and their first dance was Adventures in Your Own Backyard by Patrick Watson.

Congratulations, Becca + Nate!

Photographer: The Why We Love / Venue: Couple’s Home, Long Beach, CA / Event Planner & Invitation Designer: Bride / Florist: Julianne deSilva / Hair: 10.11 / Makeup: Rachel Delahoussaye / Cake: Bride’s Mom Jaydee Poulson / Catering: Stonefire Grill / Rentals: Town & Country Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Watters & Watters from Yelena Bridal in Monrovia, CA / Shoes: Badgley Mischka’s Lacie in Seafoam / Gold bracelet: From Bride’s Mother / Vintage Earrings: Bride’s Sister’s / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Ecco / Flower Girl Dresses: Made by Groom’s Sister, Jody Ball

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