February 24, 2012

Vintage Appeal

I have seen many brides over the last two years who were planning a vintage inspired wedding.  There is no doubt that the vintage look is very popular, so we wanted to share a few ideas of cakes that keep it vintage glam...but also highlight a few designs that allow more color and whimsy to be a part of your big day.

An intricate piped detail on the cake will really keep things formal, while pulling in a traditional feel with a champagne tone and monogram spices things up a bit!

Floral and lace are two ways to coordinate the cake with linens and fresh floral centerpieces.  Keeping to muted tones is the way to make it all work seamlessly.

Ribbon sashes and brooches are chic.  With a subtle detail, a lace applique in this case, the cake will be dressed up elegantly.  Vintage brooches can be found on line, but also consider using pieces that have been passed in your family for a more personal touch.

You can't go wrong with pearls!  A classic look, yet simple....with a "less is more" approach.

The wedding dress could also be an inspiration for design.  Using elements such as stones, pearls, floral accents and buttons help create a theme for the day.

Color is never a bad thing; it brings a bit of fun into the mix.  A washed out shade is a great way to make things more playful....and custom!

Satellite cakes on vintage stands are also a way to create a unique presentation for your guests.  Working in a topper that was used by your parents, or even grandparents, would be a nice finishing touch.