Posted on February 25th, 2011 by SD.
Image by Katherine O’Brien Photography
I am so not into the super expensive white wedding cake. Having a fun dessert table was super important to me and I’m going to make sure that it is very memorable. Here’s an example of what I’m going for – see above. I see photos of fun dessert tables on the wedding porn websites all of the time and the one thing I see over and over again is CUTE STUFF STUCK INTO THE TOP OF CAKES! So, I went to my favorite site to find fun crafty stuff Etsy.com – to locate some fun trinkets to incorporate into the dessert table. The best place to find dime store delights is Hey Yo Yo. I’ve shopped on this Etsy seller’s shop before to get little plastic roses for cake decorations and they’re always a huge hit. The photos below will somehow be used in or on the dessert table – I am excited to see how it turns out!
Posted on January 26th, 2011 by Brian.
As you may recall, the invitations to my wedding were passports and the RSVPs were boat tickets, a DIY project by me. I couldn’t pass up the chance to make take this travel theme one step further with the cake! So, I designed a cake in the shape of a suitcase with patches to highlight a few of the destinations of our lives. There were four “patches” I wanted:
- I love NY (because we live and truly love NY)
- Mexican Flag (because we were getting married in Mexico)
- Jekyll and Hyde Pub (Tom and I met working in this NYC theme restaurant)
- Cinderella’s Castle (We were honeymooning in Orlando, FL
With the help of my planner in Puerto Vallarta, we found a wonderful bakery named Pie in the Sky to take my vision and make it a reality. My chocolate, espresso reality! And boy was it a HIT!
Posted on November 19th, 2010 by Sar.
After we were done shooting our group and couple shots we headed over to meet our guests at the reception.
As we entered the supper club our amazing jazz band, Lapis Luna, performed “Beyond the Sea,” and I lead my beautiful Wife to the dance floor.
Posted on July 7th, 2010 by Erica.
That moment right there. That moment was the moment when I realized how equally cool wedding cake was and understood just how different our two countries were about wedding cake. For starters, that’s not a fluffy cake we’re cutting into, it’s a fruit cake made thick with dried fruit and soaked in tons of brandy. Secondly, that’s some damn thick icing and there’s ribbon at the bottom. And, no one expect us to a) cut a slice of it out or b) feed it to each other! But see, that right there again, that’s me being an American with my own experiences of wedding cake. You could be anywhere in the world. The great thing about being a bi-national couple–and planning two weddings–is that you get to have more than one cake. (And sometimes four…)
If I haven’t already said this enough times: Alex and I love food. Planning-our-holidays-around-where-we-get-to-eat kind of love food. So, designing our wedding cake(s) was just another bonus in the wedding planning process and, with our focus being to have each piece of our wedding have special meaning to us, we wanted our cakes to say the same.
A month after I proposed, Alex and I found ourselves at a family gathering for her grandma’s 80th birthday. Her aunt had made a gorgeous fruit cake with icing roses on it and individual fruit cakes (the size of a can of beans!) for each of us to take home after the party. Not knowing that her aunt was such a cake enthusiast–or so good at making them!– we hadn’t considered a family member making our UK wedding cake. But after that day, the idea was sealed. We knew our colours were purple and green and that we wanted real flowers. From the initial discussions we threw around different ideas–like having purple icing; but her aunt quickly cautioned us against having all of our guests having purple tongues on our wedding night–and finally settled on a 2-tier fruit cake with white icing, a thick purple ribbon with a thin green ribbon, fresh flowers on a silver board. For our cake toppers, we found old letterpress stamps of ‘A & E’ at Spitalfields Market in London.