Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides

Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas

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Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, as do the pieces that build them up: centerpieces, wedding dresses, favors, and wedding cakes. The wedding cake, being one of the those must items, can be done in so many different ways and it can sometimes be hard to sort through all of the cake decorating ideas. An important thing to remember is that they are ideas, suggestions, and simply possibilities and not really rules.

Of course, the cake decorating ideas that you are likely to encounter are going to be based on both tradition and the way cakes have been decorated in the past and on ways in which you can push on those traditions. As you sort through these decoration ideas, you can pick and choose between traditional and non-traditional designs.

Some brides prefer pulling from the more traditional wedding cake decorating ideas because it can be a more sentimental route. However, adhering to a tradition does not mean it has to be in a traditional way. For example, wedding cake toppers are a traditional aspect of wedding cake decorations -that bride and groom at the top of the cake have been there since before you were born- but that doesn’t mean you can’t put a fun twist to the design.

Unique Cake Toppers as a Twist on Traditional Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas

  1. Unique Animal Wedding Cake Toppers – Seal it with a kiss with this Seal Wedding Cake TopperUnique Cake Decorating Idea A lot of bride’s will choose to have a beach wedding this summer and along with that you will find plenty of beach themed wedding cake toppers with seashells and feet in the sand (see: “Beach Get Away”  and “Beach Romance“) which can be unique in there more natural and casual design’s, but how many wedding cakes have you found with seals on top? Animal wedding cake toppers may not be every bride’s cup of tea, but you can be assured that it would be an adorable and unique cake decorating idea.
  2. Take a look at a more Stylized Design for a Twist on the TraditionalStylized Cake Decorating Ideas More stylized and artistic designs can also give you a different look, but keep you in the realm of tradition. There is something beautiful about the ease of these romantic wedding cake decorations. Continue reading

Finding the Perfect Wedding Jewelry

 Finding the Perfect Wedding Jewelry

Wedding Look

GreenWeddingShoes: Boho Feather Wedding Inspiration for Your Wedding Look

If you look at the dress in the photo above, it’s flowing style works great for the boho, whimsy look that the bride went with. But if she had worn her hair up or neatly curled with a small gem clip, and instead wore a a pearl necklace, the dress would still look gorgeous and a new look would be created. A wedding dress can be seen as a bit of a blank slate. Lace and beads does not require a traditional bridal look (though it also doesn’t hurt it). It is instead the wedding jewelry and headpieces (along with her hair) that creates this boho style. There will always be exceptions like how a large poofy ballroom style dress doesn’t exactly scream whimsy, but what your wedding look really comes down to is your chosen wedding jewelry and accessories. Continue reading

Fun Wedding Decorations Trend: Bunting and more Bunting

wedding decotationsIn our previous post, “Wedding Banner Trends: DIY Flower Garland“, we mentioned the trend of bunting. The first time I heard of bunting, I was really confused, but once I saw a picture, like the one to the left, I realized I knew exactly what bunting was. You know, it is those triangle flag banner hanging things. Despite the difficulty in describing what bunting is, it ends up being a super fun wedding decoration and  a great banner style for a plethora of wedding themes.

Bunting can blend into just about any wedding theme as it easily customizable. It probably wouldn’t be at home in a super formal wedding or at a church ceremony, but it works great with vintage themes, outdoor, country, travel themes, floral, and so many other themes and styles. This fun wedding decoration works across multiple platforms, but also adds a unique and cute look to your wedding decor that is just unexpected. Additionally, it is an easy DIY. Continue reading

Wedding Banner Trends: DIY Flower Garland

DIY and Crafts Ideas

Wedding Banner Trends

Tons of couples are utilizing banners, bunting, and garland in engagement photos, wedding photos, and even as decor at the ceremony and reception. Basically it is everywhere! It works wonderfully over or around gift tables, sign in tables, and highlighting your wedding cake. It can also be used at bridal showers and bachelorette parties as a quick and easy way to create a lot of color and decor at your party site. Basically, the stuff can go everywhere!

So, what is it?

Banners: This is the big category that so many other things (including bunting) fit into. These are exactly what you think they are. They are signs or flags that hang over entrances, tables, across walls, etc.

Bunting: This is a type of banner. These are those hanging triangle flags that are often seen at sporting events, carnivals, and vintage styled weddings.

Garland:This a different than a banner in that it won’t say anything and won’t be draping material or anything like that. Garland, instead, is a string of or wreath of flowers, leaves, or other object-like materials.

DIY Flower Garland 

A cute trend that is popping up is using paper flower decor and paper flower garland at weddings and bridal showers. Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to make a paper flower. Continue reading

DIY Wedding Programs

Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit
Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit

There are so many little items and accessories that are a part of your wedding day. Keeping track of all of them and finding the perfect item for every item you need, can be difficult. One solution to making everything exactly how you want it is to do-it-yourself (DIY). DIY wedding accessories may take a little extra time, but can help you make your wedding 100% how you want it. One wedding accessory that works great -and almost best – as a DIY are paper items like your wedding day program. As wedding programs have developed over the years and people have observed guest already fanning themselves with their carefully selected and folded paper, the design of a wedding program fan has jumped ahead in the preferred styles and is easy for DIY.

Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit Materials

Wedding Collectibles DIY Circle Fan Program Kit Materials

Like many of our DIY Program Fan kits, the above “DIY Circle Fan Program Kit” comes with: Continue reading

Real Wedding Features!!!

Wedding Collectibles Real Wedding Features

Ruffled Handcrafted Sonora Wedding

Real Wedding Featured on Ruffled. Photo By: Joleen Willis

We are so excited to announce that we are now taking submissions for real wedding features on our blog. We love working with brides and now we want to see the final event. By submitting to be featured you will not only inspire us as we develop products, but also soon-to-be brides as they are delving into their wedding planning and accessorizing journey.

What We Are Looking For

  • Brides that love their wedding and want to share their favorite aspects and vendors with other brides!
  • If you strayed from tradition or were creative in a particular aspect of your wedding decor we want to know about it! Continue reading

Love is in the Air: Using Heart Symbolism

 Love is in the Air <3

The heart shape being associated and used to represent love -more particularly romantic love- starting in the 15th century and became popular by the 16th century. Now the concept of love and deep emotion cannot really be separated from the heart shape. The heart is the symbol of love.

Wedding Collectibles Double Heart Cake Top

Wedding Collectibles Double Heart Cake Top

With weddings being all about love, it is more than likely that a heart or two will show up in your wedding decor and accessories. Using heart symbols at your wedding is an effortless way to bring in romance, butterfly feelings, and googly-eye gazing into your wedding.

My Love Stylized Heart Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles My Love Stylized Heart Cake Topper

With your wedding cake topper being at one of the keystones of wedding traditions, a heart cake topper can be a perfect way to showcase that heart symbolism. Continue reading

Engaged on Valentine’s Day?

Ruffled Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Ruffled Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Engaged on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s day is typically a holiday that people see as a dividing holiday; those in love and those that are not. This is has always been something that makes me sad because the heart and sole of Valentine’s day is to celebrate love. It doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic love either. Everyone loves and is loved by someone somewhere. Be it a best friend, a family member, or a significant other. This concept of enjoying and celebrating love is what makes Valentine’s day so wonderful, romantic, and a perfect day to pop that big question.

 

 

Ruffled Dreamy Valentine’s Day

Ruffled Dreamy Valentine’s Day

If you watch that Facebook feed you may find that so many couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day. It isn’t unoriginal and it doesn’t take away from your engagement. Think about how excited you are right now. Now think about the idea that hundreds or more other women are just as excited as you are. Is it not amazing to think that there are so many women and couples that are happy and excited and not weighed down right now? And you get to be a part of it! Continue reading

A Little Birdie Wedding Cake Topper

A Little Birdie Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles Porcelain Owl Pair Figurines Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles Porcelain Owl Pair Figurines Cake Topper

Love Birds. Twitterpation. Sit’n in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Being in love is described in so many different ways and among those, metaphors of love birds will come rearing forward every time and they work great for wedding themes and decor. Bird wedding cake toppers work great with so many different wedding styles and seasons.

Wedding Collectibles Vintage Ivory Dove Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles Vintage Ivory Dove Cake Topper

Doves, of course, have special symbolism, As a religious symbol it represents the spirit of God, but it is also representative of purity, trust, and love. The above cake topper is elegant and richly embodies the flight of new love.

Wedding Collectibles "I'll Look Out For You" Owl Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles “I’ll Look Out For You” Owl Wedding Cake Topper

Owls can add everything from vintage, storybook, country, to even a little bit of wacky fun. The owl is one of those birds that are thought of as being as adorable as they are wise. Owl cake toppers are perfect for outdoor garden weddings and compliment that twilight atmosphere as the sun goes down and your dance under the stars. There isn’t a better who to help you say “I do” (I had to do it.) Continue reading

Gifts That Help Couples Go From Wedding to Home

Weddings are wonderful and being invited to celebrate with a happy couple is an honor. Part of being a good wedding guest will be to give a gift (within your means of course) that the bride and groom will appreciate and love. There are a lot of different types of wedding presents you can give; such as funny gifts like corny couples board games, wedding day wedding gifts like the traditional bridal handkerchief or helping pay for a specific part of the wedding, and then there are the gifts that help the bride and groom build their home together. Within this last category there really are two types of home building gifts you can give – the utilitarian and of use gifts or the more aesthetic home decor type gifts. So let’s ask this question: Does a toaster make a house feel like a home or does a throw pillow?

Here are some gifts that we feel help couples build their home.

Wedding Collectibles “LOVE” Plates Set

Help the bride and groom get ready to be hosts! One of the first things couples have a tendency to like to do after moving into their new place and new life is to invite in family and friends to celebrate. It is likely that unless they received party platters and serving dishes for wedding gifts that they will be prepared. While these may not be an item that is out on display all of the time, they are a great home builder and a step up from their first house party treats being served on paper plates! Another gift we have that is on a similar thread is a party glassware set or a cake plate. These types of gifts always come in handy, but tend to be hard to justify buying when you are on a newlywed budget, making it a perfect gift to give! Continue reading