from jacin: i am blown away more and more each time i receive a guest post in my email. everyone is so creative and unique and i love it! and those two words are the perfect description (along with lovely!) for today's guest blogger, lucinda wesson (can we discuss how amazing her name is!) from chocolate creative design. lucinda is such a kind-hearted person and i am so happy to have her on here today representing the cake toppers. so go ahead, check them out! thanks lucinda!
from Lucinda: When the lovely Miss Jacin asked if I would be a part of her Fall Wedding Inspiration Series, I excitedly jumped at the chance! When I chose cake toppers, I'm not quite sure I knew what I was getting myself into..but I love a good challenge.
These days, so many people are thinking outside the box and having fun choosing creative options other than the classic wedding cake for their dessert. Dessert tables and cupcakes have now become the norm. Yet, I believe with a little creativity, wedding cakes can make a comeback!
My theory when I design and style for weddings, is that all those wonderful details should tell a story..the Bride and Groom's story. It can be as simple as a favorite color, family heirloom or even a song but it should tie together starting with the Save the Date all the way through to the topper on the wedding cake.
As far as Fall Inspiration, you have so many options..but I do believe that you don't have to be locked into Fall colors. As long as you have a base of either a warm grey or deep chocolate brown than colors like turquoise and blush can certainly make it into the picture.
So get ready, open your minds and have some fun..
No one can resist the classic love birds..but with a twist!
|Paper Birds at Tuck and Bonte, Custom House & Birds at Middleburg, Silhoutte Birds at Middleburg|
Autumn Birds by The Girl in Yellow
You can't forget those foxes who keep showing up EVERYWHERE in Design...
|Foxes by Desicra|
Simple Banners and Buntings...
|Banner by ReadyGo, Bunting by KikiLaRue|
Peacocks, wire and stained glass OH MY!!
|Cake toppers by WeddingAndWire|
We certainly cannot forget edible art...
|Edible sugar leaves by AndieSpecialtySweets|
|Edible chocolate cocoa bean candy acorns by AndieSpecialtySweets|
|Edible chocolate filled toadstools by AndieSpecialtySweets|
Fabulous pair of hand-stamped custom vintage forks and spoons.
|Found via Wooden Hive|
I am absolutely obsessed with ANYTHING vintage...I love the fact that they already come with a story, could be your something old and isn't it good to recycle?
|1930's Cake Topper at Neatcurios|
|Vintage wood Acorn box at TheButterDish|
This acorn box is so sweet and the bride and groom could write love notes and tuck them inside.
One of the most unique finds are vintage salt & pepper shakers..
They always come in pairs and can be used later in the home.
Lastly there is always the DIY...
Many Brides are opting for unusual bouquets so why not match it with your cake topper...
Ohh those lovely vintage brooch bouquets by 1Amanda !!
You can find hundreds upon hundreds of amazing brooches on Etsy!
Why not create your own?!
Now speaking of DIY,
I was reminded of the cake toppers that I created for a winter wedding shoot that I Art Directed
last December. Now if I can do it..anyone can!
Figures created by Chocolate Creative Design
Images by Anna Sawin Photography
So be creative, have some fun and never ever forget about YOUR story!
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