26 Mar

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

We love peonies as much as the next girl, but it’s time for poppies to have their moment, don’t you think? Angela Higgins and Flower Talk thought so too, so they decided to team up on a shoot starring the prettiest poppy bouquet you ever did see. It’s bright and cheery, and radiates springtime beauty in a way that no other flower can.

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Flower Talk threw in a couple roses too, just for good measure.

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Poppy bridal bouquet inspiration | Photo by Angela Higgins | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=70538

Just the loveliest. Thanks to the team below for sharing this shoot with us!

Photographer: Angela Higgins / Venue: Brookside Vineyard / Hair & Makeup: Kassy Wong / Florist: Flower Talk / Rentals: The Corner Store / Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin from Samantha Wynne Boutique

 
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25 Mar

Second to cake tasting maybe, registering is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning in our opinion. Strolling down the aisles with that registry gun, picking out all the pretty kitchenware and home décor you’re going to use in a few months… Too much fun!

So with all of that said, today we’re creating our own dream Crate and Barrel registry for if we were getting married again. There’s a lot of great stuff out there (Crate and Barrel has it all from pillows to pizza pans), but we were going for a “modern midcentury” vibe this time. Check out our picks below, and then enter to win $500 to Crate and Barrel!

Crate and Barrel registry picks and giveaway | 100 Layer Cake

1. Marimekko Oiva Teapot / 2. Kiki Beechwood grinders / 3. Roscoe Dinnerware / 4. Dansk 6 qt Casserole / 5. Chemex Coffee Maker / 6. Elsa Espresso Cup / 7. Dansk 2 qt Saucepan / 8. Shun Premier Chef’s Knife / 9. Dualit Canvas White Toaster / 10. Mallorca linen napkins & Tile paper napkins / 11. Elsa Sugar Bowl / 12. Roy Cocktail Picks / 13. Bix walnut bar cart / 14. Orb Bar Tools / 15. The Kinfolk Table / 16. Zuma trays / 17. Rosa sparkling wine glass

Besides having all the best home merch in one spot, Crate and Barrel makes creating your wedding registry simple and stress-free. You can do it in-store if you’re feeling old-fashioned, or from your iPhone with their handy little app. And did we mention that you also get 10 percent off everything from Crate and Barrel for six months after your wedding? Um, amazing.

They also have these super fun after-hours parties just for engaged couples. You and your boo get the store practically to yourselves as you get insider tips from C&B registry experts, create your perfect registry, mingle with other couples, and celebrate with food and drinks.

Now for the giveaway…

One lucky reader is going to win $500 to Crate and Barrel!

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is start your registry with Crate & Barrel Plus. For extra entries, take a second to RSVP for one of Crate and Barrel’s The Wedding Parties events. You have from now until April 8, 2014 to enter. Good luck!

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25 Mar

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Winter was fun and all, but we’re pretty glad that spring is here—aren’t you? It’s time for trips to the farmers market, sandal shopping, and all the warm weather wedding trends we adore so much. Yeah, we’re pretty pumped… So today we enlisted D’Arcy Benincosa, Vintage Rouge, and Tinge Floral Design to share three totally gorg spring hair tutorials featuring loose waves and flower crowns. Get ready for it, brides and bridesmaids…

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

For a simple, effortless look, take the blossoms from the delphinium and place them into the curls or braids in the hair. To secure, use little pieces of floral wire to create a small clump of the vine and hair. Use as many buds as you like. They will last 3 to 4 hours before they need to be replaced.

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Here is a new spring take on a floral crown (that is much easier too!). Simply find a long and perfect piece of delphinium. Use the curve of the vine, and match it to the head of the model. Pins to the underlying hair with bobby pins. 

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

For a bolder look, place colorful spring buds (featured here are delphinium, sweet peas, and ranunculus) to fill out a classic updo. Securely pin the stems into the hair and voila!

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Spring floral beauty inspiration | Photo by DArcy Benincosa | 100 Layer Cake |

Photographer: D’Arcy Benincosa / Hair & Makeup: Vintage Rouge / Florals: Tinge Floral Design

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