Vintage Botanic Wedding Inspiration // Featured on 100 Layer Cake

I'm doing my happy dance today. And if you've ever seen me eat a molten chocolate lava cake, you know what that looks like.

Today, my images from the fall/winter issue of Louisville Bride are featured on 100 Layer Cake and I couldn't be more proud of the dream team that made this all possible (see below). We were inspired by vintage botanical prints, greenhouses, and lush, wild bouquets. We focused on a berry, blush, and plum color palette with gold accents to enhance all the greenery Yew Dell Botanical Gardens provided as our backdrop. We even got to use the castle on Yew Dell's property to help us capture an old-world spirit. Yes, that's right, I said castle. And can we talk about the gowns, the impeccable florals, the signature cocktail and those gorgeous cakes? They still make me a little weak in the knees when I see them!

I cannot thank 100 Layer Cake enough for loving this wedding inspiration as much as I do. Now, without further ado, here are some of my favorite images.


Art Direction: Melissa Duley

Floral Design: Jaclyn Journey

Styling: Mollie Crutcher and Jaclyn Journey

Wedding Dresses/Veil: Couture Closet and Amanda's Hyde Park Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG

Suiting: Brooks Brother's

Accessories: Dandelion and Elizabeth's Timeless Attire

Models: Heyman Talent

Hair and Makeup: Z Salon and Spa

Cakes: Stellar Sweets

Paper Goods: Bri Bowers Norman

Table and Chair Rental: Essential Details

Bikes: Parkside Bikes

Signature Cocktail: Seviche

Secrets of a Stylist workshop

As promised, I am finally allowed to post more images from the Secrets of a Stylist workshop with THE Lady Grey of fame.

It was tough to wait, but so worth it! Green Wedding Shoes has picked up our inspiration story and will be featuring images by me and some of the other workshop attendees. I've personally been admiring Green Wedding Shoes and Grey Likes Weddings for as long as they have been around and couldn't be more proud to see some of my own work featured on their sites.

Whether you're new to the wedding industry or a seasoned pro, I highly recommend attending Summer's workshop. I learned so much about her process and what a wedding blogger looks for in a submission. My future weddings and engagements will surely benefit from the knowledge I've gained.

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot... Now head on over to Green Wedding Shoes and check out their post!

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Stylist: Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings (

Shot at workshop: Secrets of a Stylist (

Dress: Carol Hannah Whitfield (

Flowers: Honey and Poppies (

Makeup: Melina Ruiz ( and Amy Clarke: (

Hair: Dianna Lopez (

Rentals: (

Stationery: Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie (

Andrea Boudewijn of Superfine Bakery (

Bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom and Forever 21

Groom's Suit: H&M

Models: Brand Talent