Check out the this custom painted Legacy of Love cake topper:
Check out the this custom painted Legacy of Love cake topper:
This Precious Moments cake topper is perfect for a Fall wedding with it’s earthy tones and warm vibe. It will of course work best with a rustic wedding, but also works for vintage and shabby chic as well – which just so happen to be very popular wedding styles in the fall!
2) Willow Tree “Around You”
One of the great things about a Fall Wedding is that embodies the intimate atmosphere of fall weather. Leaves change, the cold nips at your toes, and as the rain falls you drink hot coco and cuddle under a blanket made for one. This cake topper from Willow captures that, making it a perfect choice for your fall wedding.
As we enter into the month of September with summer closing down, we can be excited about at least one thing: Fall weddings are gorgeous! With fall weddings you can use rich and warm colors. A step in the rustic direction -which is a very popular trend – is never a wrong move in the fall. Plus, it is the season of change, making it the perfect choice for a wedding.
With fall weddings, your flowers can be bigger and darker with natural tones taking the lead. This is, however, a season where those popular succulent flower choices look a little less at home.
The desired look or feeling is comparable to how you would feel looking up into the bronze and gold leaves -with that hint of green – watching the sunlight trickle through. Rich reds, purples, and oranges of the burnt orange variety are great color choices when using those changing leaves as an inspiration. Also, when deciding on your wedding colors, keep in mind that gold accents will amp up this season’s natural beauty.
For your wedding accessories, items like burlap table runners, wedding sparklers, and rustic wedding cake toppers will really fit into this season. If you are wanting to do a unity candle or sand vase as part of your ceremony, for fall, the candle is more ideal. Also, leaf designs done right can really make your fall wedding look absolutely perfect; you probably just don’t want everything to have that big maple leaf on it!
A Guide to Cake Size: Infographics and other helpful hints
This wedding infographic is extraordinarily helpful as you plan one of your center stage details for your wedding.
The typical sizes of a wedding cake range from as large a base as 14 inches in diameter to as small as 4 inches in diameter. As you decide on a wedding cake topper (or the lack of one) you need to keep in mind the size of your top tier. In other words, you will want to keep the size of your wedding cake topper proportionate to your tier size and the over all height of your cake.
Aside from the aesthetics, another very important detail is the serving size. Ask yourself these questions three:
It is a matter of balancing how much cake you want to serve, how much cake will be eaten, and how you want your cake to look. If you have always dreamed of a 6 layer cake, you may not need to serve any other deserts. Also, keep in mind if you are going to keep the tradition of saving the top tier for your 1 year anniversary, as this will decrease the serving size of your cake.
A lot of couples will get a simple and small two tier cake that’s main purpose is to keep traditions: cutting the cake and saving the cake top. Remember, small sizes will also often mean smaller prices. So if you are on a budget, you may want to consider just getting a small cake with sheet cake to serve or other deserts.
Wedding cake toppers have been a part of wedding tradition almost as long as their have been wedding cakes. From what we have found, the exact origin or starting point of when people started using cake toppers is not exactly clear, but we did find one sweet anecdote that embodies why we even use them still today:
“One account regarding its origin a century ago revolves around a baker’s daughter who was about to get married. The girl asked her father to create a symbol of the unflinching love between her and the groom, for the world to see.
After mulling over several ideas and carefully deliberating over each one of them, the father decided to make a unique creation – a lovely wedding cake, with two fabulous figurines on top of it. The figurines that the cake top featured were obviously of his daughter and her groom-to-be. The baker had conceived the cake topper as the perfect symbol of their love and bonding.
On the wedding day the daughter was moved by the sight of the cake made with love and affection by her father. The daughter was indeed touched by the beautiful gift and the sentiments behind it. For her it was the best gift, among the most unique wedding favors, she could have received. The cake, hosting the figurines, was prominently placed at the venue of the wedding. (The History of the Wedding Cake and Cake Toppers)”
From this, we know and understand at least one aspect of the use of the wedding cake topper: It is a symbol of the love between the bride and groom. This is the why. There are a lot of couples that choose to opt out of using a topper, but they are missing out. It may be all sentimental, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to have something, a symbol, that captures the sentiment of the biggest day of your life?
Cake toppers are used at a lot of other big events as well; such as anniversary parties, sweet sixteens, and Quinceaneras. While they are representative of different things, their function as a lasting symbol remains the same. Though that symbolism sometimes take second ring to its value as a decoration.
The most basic answer to this frequent question is no. Cake topper bases are more often than not only used for aesthetic appeal. So the question you should ask yourself is do you want your cake topper to have a base? Bases can add an element of creativity, elegance, and even fun. But, depending on your cake topper and the base in question, it may add a formality that you are not looking for. At Wedding Collectibles we provide cake toppers with and without bases and bases that can be used with your choice of cake topper. It is the DIY of wedding cake toppers. Click here for bases that can be mixed and matched with any wedding topper.
There will be some cases where a base is required or a base cannot really be used. For example, if you are purchasing a glass cake topper, it is required to have some sort of base or stand for safety concerns, such that we do not sell glass figurines as cake toppers unless they have a base. Please note that acrylic cake toppers will often look like glass toppers, but do not require a base, so please be sure to read the product descriptions if you are unsure.
Then, many of our monogram cake toppers and action toppers cannot be used with a base because they are made to be held to the cake through the use of prongs. For example, in the wedding cake topper above, the climbing groom has prongs in his hands and feet. This assures that the figure will stay where you want it, though it won’t exactly work as the best collectible on your mantle and it has no need for a cake topper base.
Contemporary: An adjective meaning belonging to or occurring in the present. This can be just literal, but also inspirational, especially to a bride. Belong in the present. Live in the present. Love in the present. The contemporary bride is more than existing now, she loves and lives in the now, and often needs her wedding to do just that. These contemporary cake toppers focus on the now, the moment, and the excitement of knowing that a moment becomes most special when it begins to slip away
If you don’t know already, hipsters are, as defined by the consistently useful Urban Dictionary, “a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.” This subculture has gained increasing traction over the years, effecting change in mainstream values and trends. It comes as no surprise that it has opened up a whole new world of increasingly popular wedding trends (as seen in Refinery 29′s info graphic featured on the left). In fact, you will often find that when we feature “twists” on different wedding traditions such as wedding cakes and cake toppers, that it is the hipster community that has inspired this push on tradition. So this week, we are highlighting those wedding cake toppers that would be at home at a hipster wedding!
The following cake toppers take on this challenge of pushing against tradition while also being a part of tradition: many of which take on a vintage feel that goes in par with the Hipster tendency to search thrift shops and vintage styles.
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