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.

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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

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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.