Wedding Cake Toppers

The vast world of cake toppers, there are now so many variations on the traditional bride and groom cake topper you’ll be sure to find something to suit your wedding theme and highlight your personality.

In my personal experience I didn’t want to go for the traditional bride and groom figures due to the significant height difference of nearly a foot between me and my partner, coupled with my mixed race complexion I was worried as to how we would find anything reflective of our images.

In my hunt for an alternative I enlisted the help of my sister in-law who found a spectrum of weird and wonderful cake toppers from woolly goldfish more upmarket diamanté embellished initials, and the main source of these cake toppers was of course Etsy. Now in the end I didn’t purchase anything from Etsy as most of my preferences were from overseas and I find the end prices with postage to be a little to rich for me, but it was the best place to do my research.

Items similar to Mint Green Lovebirds with Crowns – Custom Birds Wedding Cake Toppers on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace..

My choice was to go for our initials on white painted wooden letters, which I made myself. I found a company on-line who laser cut wooden letters you can also find plenty of wooden letters on eBay but I managed to find a good value for money option with http://www.woodenlettersworld.co.uk/ @£1.70 per letter. I then painted these white with a wood paint from my local B&Q at around £5 for a tin. To jazz up the finish and tie the cake topper into my wedding theme I then used up the left over gold leaf from the stationery and dabbed a bit of glue on and then the allowed the gold leave to crinkle on as I place it on the painted wood.

Cake table_2 Cake table_3

Paper flower decorations

Paper flower wrapped decorations

Here’s another really easy DIY solution table decorations that are also versatile and can be used as wedding favours too. Why not get the ladies of your family and friend group together for a bit of wedding bonding and paper flower production.

Thank you Martha Stewart our wedding fairy godmother.

Flower-Wrapped Favors How-To

  1. Fill a 3 5/8-inch-high acetate cylinder with candy.
  2. To make flower, cut a 9-by- 30-inch piece of tissue paper. Fold, accordion style, in 5-inch-wide layers. Cut petals in smaller end; unfold and lay on flat surface.
  3. Place cylinder on paper with bottom about 1 inch from uncut end, and roll; tape sides and bottom with double-sided tape. Tie ribbon above top of cylinder.
  4. Gently peel petals down to open flower. If you use a shorter cylinder, reduce height of paper; for a multicolored blossom, wrap a second layer of paper around cylinder after first is secure; secure with ribbon.

Link to full article click here – http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/227072/flower-wrapped-favors xsc=eml_crd_2012_03_01&om_rid=NskGTO&om_mid=_BPT3P$B8d7Qdpc

Kitty & Dulcie – they do vintage very well!

Sibling team Kitty and Dulcie hit the vintage bridal scene 18months ago with their extremely reasonably priced dresses all retailing at under £400.

Now they bring us an accessory collection named Flo & Percy, sure to be as on the mark at their bridal dresses in conveying truly chic vintage style.

The Rochelle

The Flo & Percy range features 5 collections of vintage inspired loveliness including a very on trend ‘Great Gatsby Collection‘. I’m particularly taken by the Moulin Rouge peacock hair comb
Moulin Rouge hair comb

You need to stop by the website for a glimpse:
Flo & Percy website

If your fan you’ll also want to see the latest bridal collection The Country Set online.Check out their brand new collection of 7 bridal gowns: http://www.kittyanddulcie.com/cheap-wedding-dresses.html

Neo-Noir Postmodernist wedding – WOW!

Oh boy this is a slick wedding, I’m overwhelmed styled to perfection.
I’m so jealous of the ‘Rock N Roll’ Bride she has wedding blogging down to a tee!

Click here to see the whole wedding – Neo-Noir Postmodernist Wedding: Gemma & Delaney

NEO-NOIR-WEDDING-PHOTOGRAPHY_MARSHAL-GRAY-2147-576x864

If you like vintage then check out retro renaissance

If you like vintage then check out retro renaissance their website features a gallery, a blog and a STORE all very reasonably priced for full china sets! http://ow.ly/foIIw

I would have loved every place setting at my wedding to be set with beautiful vintage china but unfortunately I can’t afford it! So instead I’ve just purchased a set of 6 side plates and one large serving plate from a little treasure trove called the Birds Yard in Leeds (other vintage retailers available) for just £15. I’ll be using the plates to display a slices of the cut wedding cake, adding just a little hint of vintage flair to the cake table and making it really appealing to the cake eaters.

Alternatively if you like the chinzy look then why to ask around the family and try and collate some vintage plate sets, most likely if these are un-used your friends and family will happily give them away. Also check out charity shops where you can pick up plate sets for a couple of £’s.

Here’s an interesting company retailing colour themed wraps for your wine glasses

Glass Wraps is a new company, selling colour themed material wraps for wine glasses and such offering an interesting way to take your wedding theme to the next level.

They describe themselves as “the newest innovation in wine glass accessories. These little gems are sure to impress and breathe new life into your tired place settings.
Take any special event, dinner party or wedding to the next level of style and elegance with your favorite GlassWraps™ and leave your guests buzzing with excitement. Come inside and take a look… you’re gonna love it.”

Their wedding collection titled ‘Here comes the Bride’ is certainly a night touch for toasts:

This is YOUR day, make it your own! Take your wedding to the highest level of elegance and beauty that will separate you from the rest. No matter if your wedding is big or small, simple or “the works”, GlassWraps™ will create your dream come true on every inch of stemware from the head table to each and every guest!

Then there is my personal favorite, ‘The Cougars’ I am totally obsessed with animal print so this would for me!
Show your wild side with the animal print collection showcasing the zebra, tiger, cheetah and more. Make your next party roar with excitement over your one of a kind Cougar collection!

There are 8 collections available on their website and the option for custom made wraps, check it out it’s an option if your want to inject a bit of colour onto your tables without the expense of hiring colored glasses and you can always sell these on??

Click here to be directed to the Glass Wraps website