Some pics from a recent wedding I baked for!
The wedding favors were sugar cookie rounds that I decorated with a teal lemon royal icing base coat and intricate white royal icing lace details. The cookies were placed in clear bags and tied with silver ribbon or lace ribbon bows.
The tables were decorated with simple and sweet details. Table numbers each had interesting facts about the couple. Pots of burlap wrapped violets and mismatched vases of "fresh from the garden" flowers gave you the sweet comfort of sitting down at gram's perfectly imperfect kitchen table.
The main cake was a white vanilla cake filled with vanilla cream and fresh strawberry puree. The cake topper was made up of two stuffed mice dressed up as bride and groom, perched atop a small fondant round with teal lace piping wrapped in lace ribbon. The tiers were iced in a smooth Swiss buttercream and piped with a buttercream lace detail reflective of the vintage style lace adorning the bride's dress.
The next two cakes were decorated in more of a home style manor. I used vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream to create wide sweeps of frosting all over the cakes (or wide spackling as the Groom called it!).
These two cakes played a strong supporting role as they were made of a rich chocolate cake filled with a delectable mocha cream filling.
The little mice toppers were unbelievably adorable with the the paper fans and embroidery hoops gracing the wall in the background. The mice gave the couple a reminder of their little kitty, their much loved baby who had to stay at home!
One cake was perched atop a tin cake stand, while the other two sat upon white washed custom cake stands. All the cake were arranged on or around old fashioned wood crates that I found collecting dust in the basement. Mercury glass votives provided the perfect mood lighting, while small glass and milk glass vases filled with flowers that looked like they were picked right out of the garden added the touch of Grammy nostalgia that was so meaningful to the bride.
The mother of the bride's fiance continued his crafty contributions by creating multiple signs to place around the wedding. He crafted leftover pieces of wood in these simple and gorgeous signs to direct the guests to the ceremony, cocktails, reception, and gift table at the wedding. He even used some of the old paints from the bride's grandmother's collection, another way for the bride to feel her grandmother's presence since she was unable to attend the event.
A simple bunch of old fashioned baby's breath wrapped in burlap bows were the perfect detail to the already gorgeous wooden bridge leading to the ceremony.