EVENT DESIGN: Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers

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Contrary to popular belief, incorporating personal collections into weddings has always been important to brides.  The trend has just been a little more publicized over the past few years.  But in our world of wedding planning and event design we’ve been amazed to see what keepsakes, collections and heirlooms our bridal couples have set aside for use in their wedding decor.  For a 2007 beachside wedding in historic Lewes, Delaware, one of our client’s most important design goals was to display her collection of cherished wedding cake toppers in a sentimental, sweet fashion.  Having collected vintage cake toppers for over twenty years, the bride’s modern love for traditional elements was one of our favorite elements woven through the wedding day.

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What better way to style the vintage cake toppers than on wedding cakes?  The award-winning couture cake baker, Truli Confectionary Arts, designed seven wedding cakes that were displayed on a 200-year old antique plank table as an old-fashioned seaside “cake walk” buffet.  The traditional fondant-covered stacked cakes were designed in classic white and warm ivory, as well as the soft, beach-inspired shades of butter yellow and pale pink.  The vintage cake toppers either crowned the top of the cakes or sat along the edges, where appropriate without compromising the design of the lovely cakes. Placed underneath trees holding ivory muslin lanterns, the cake buffet table allowed the 250 wedding guests to sample the cakes from both sides.  Antique silver pedestals, vases and serving ware added that last touch of historic elegance that reflected back to the overall wedding theme.  An incredibly sweet wedding all-around, pop over here to see more photos of this charming open-air seaside wedding celebration.

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{Photos courtesy of Liz Banfield}

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