All posts filed under: Weddings

Prettiest Wedding Cakes

I just discovered Jenna Rae Cakes thanks to this 100 Layer Cake post and I’m mesmerized by her creations! They are all so beautiful, with amazing textures, color palettes, and unique design accents like edible gold sequins, braided fondant rope, gold flower buds, and buttercream ruffles. She makes every cake look flawless. Who’s ready to get married right now just to have a cake this pretty? :) {all photos via Jenna Rae Cakes}

Summer Bucket List #2: Firsts

  I was starting to think I might give in to this whole, “it’s technically fall now” idea, but it seems at least in Southern California, Mother Nature isn’t quite ready to accept that idea either. Summer is still here, my friends – and so is my Summer Bucket List. My latest adventure (Summer Bucket List item No. 2) took me for the first time to the shores of Catalina Island. While I’ve spent many a lazy beach day staring at the island from afar and even taken several SCUBA diving trips to waters just off of its coastline, in my 10 years as a SoCal resident, I’d never actually set foot on shore. Being that it was the boy’s and my anniversary, we opted for the quieter Two Harbors side of the island and spent the day kayaking (which I’m happy to report went swimmingly despite my tendency to be overbearing in kayaks), checking out the scenery and eating at the only restaurant in the town. At dusk, we hiked up to a viewpoint …

Vintage Airstream Honeymoon

Would you guys ever go camping for your honeymoon? It wasn’t something that I ever thought of, but after seeing this Green Wedding Shoes honeymoon inspiration–complete with cozy Airstream, daytime tents, boating, and roasting marshmallows–it looks like such a sweet, relaxing trip to take together! If you’re on a tight budget, it would also be a perfect alternative to expensive flights and hotels abroad. And hey, who needs a honeymoon for this adventure? Grab your significant other, friends, family, whoever, and make it happen for Memorial Day!

Gorgeous Wedding Dress

I saw these photos of model Caroline Trentini’s wedding dress (from her recent nuptials to photographer Fabio Bartelt), and thought the gown was absolutely stunning! Love the dramatic long train and the delicate, long-sleeve lace overlay–reminiscent of, naturally, Kate Middleton’s famous white dress. (via Vogue}

French Impressionist Wedding

Impressionism is one of my favorite art movements because of how romantic and sweet the artwork from that era is, from Renoir to Monet. I’ve always thought it would translate beautifully into a wedding theme and, now, 100 Layer Cake is featuring a French Impressionist wedding shoot that looks so elegant. From the lacy wedding dress (how gorgeous is the back?) to the decor’s pastel/watercolor palette, this look would make for a beautiful springtime celebration.

The Joy of Paper Flowers

I’ve recently fallen back in love with paper flowers. I used to adore making these things in school for Mother’s Day and the like, but I didn’t know then that they could look so classy and beautiful if you want them to. Just take a look at these stunners on the equally amazing Plenty of Colour blog (recommended to me today by one of my coworkers). The creations, made by photography/design company Thuss+Farrell, are nearly as beautiful as the real thing — and they last a whole lot longer. Wouldn’t they be just gorgeous as gift toppers or wedding decorations? Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make your own. {Photos via Thuss+Farrell}