From birthdays to showers, from religious ceremonies to weddings, events have become quite the spectacle. What used to be a simple meal at home has now become a lavish outing with sumptuous food and decor. But who is complaining? These are times for celebrating and living life to the fullest, so why not do it in style, and with class?
One of the hottest trends emerging for 2014 wedding cakes is hand painted floral motifs on wedding cakes. This romantic water colour effect can be seen everywhere from invites, program cards, linens and bridesmaids dresses. We took inspiration from these hand painted invitations created by Heart Felt by Bri and recreated the floral motif on our new addition to our I Do! Collection. Appropriately rustic and whimsical, our design can be used for a high tea bridal shower or outdoor tented reception. For a more modern twist, use navy and gold as trim.
Invitations: Louisville Etsy artist, Heart Felt by Bri
Photo courtesy of 100layercake.com
Photo credit: http://www.molliecrutcher.com
Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes, IDC 90
Tuan and I were honoured to work with this lovely couple and come up with a design that fit their budget and wedding theme. We used their handmade red and gold wedding invites as inspiration for the cake. Shuraya and Soban chose IDC 84 from our I Do! Collection for their wedding reception and we customized the scarlet red to match the invites as well as suggested the 24k gold for the hand piped design on the tiers. We were glad to hear that they both loved the cake and we look forward to their 1 year anniversary.
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of meeting and working with many great professionals in the wedding industry. Being stuck at the shop 7 days a week during the summer months doesn’t offer much opportunity for socializing outside the cake world and so it’s special when I meet someone that I can connect with outside of the industry.
With wedding season 2 weekends away, our countdown begins! It starts the same as it does every year, just like Christmas morning, eagerly anticipating the backaches that come as we slave away and give into our need to perfect every. single. detail. If this sounds like the beginning rants to a crazed cake lady, it’s not. I think I speak for many who are blessed to do this day in and day out, that I thoroughly enjoy obsessing over the smallest details that personalizes and brings each cake that I work on to life. That leads me into the subject of cake toppers, our latest obsession!
This week, we’d like to introduce our first guest blogger, Jennifer Campione-Fortino. Jennifer is a past I Do! bride whose wedding has come and gone. When we first met Jennifer and Ezio, Tuan and I noticed how laid back and easygoing they were. They seemed to handle everything in strides and made it so easy for us to do our thing! Jennifer is truly a classic beauty inside and out and we’re so glad she’s giving us a little insight to how the big day unfolded.
Take it away Jennifer!
It is often thought that planning a wedding is a stressful time for any couple; but truthfully, my husband and I had a blast! We made our journey to the aisle official with a few vintage themed engagement photos (thanks to our good friend, Robert Mauriell), which became the inspiration for our entire wedding. From the invitations to the entertainment, and even to my Ines Di Santo custom-made dress, we recreated an era that we never even belonged to.
Our ‘vintage Hollywood cinema’ themed wedding began as our guests entered the hall on a red carpet that led up to a lady on stilts, who served each of them our specialty cocktail of the evening. Our hall was decorated with white flowers, linens that sparkled, black feathers, and pearls in order to create a true vintage and somewhat Gatsby-like atmosphere.