Posted on November 19, 2015
Dee (33, who works in digital advertising operations) and Craig (38, a graphic designer) met online while living in South Florida. On their first date they spent the entire day together! Dee says “it was like going on several dates in one day, we went to a street fair, the movies, a museum, dinner, and a bar”. They were enjoying each other’s company so much neither wanted the day to end.
During their courtship they developed a tradition of planning surprise activities for the other’s birthdays. It was during Craig’s surprise Birthday BBQ that he proposed.
Dee was initially unsure of the feel she wanted for her wedding, but she knew she didn’t want traditional. It wasn’t until she found her dress; a beautiful blush colored a-line dress with a sweetheart neckline that she knew. This became the inspiration for the rest of the wedding.
Dee writes a home décor blog that focuses primarily on budget friendly ideas (www.deevadesigns.com) so it was natural for her to tie together elements that were homemade with items that were rented from vendors to create a whimsical but elegant feel throughout their venue. They were married under a chuppah with white drapes and an antique white chandelier that they made. Blush color accented by gold and ivory adorned items such as faux floral balls for their cocktail tables, the birdcage that was used as their gift card box, and Manzanita trees adorned with blush peony and crystals that where used on their cross shaped tables.
Craig as the graphic designer, used their initials to create a heart which became the logo that would be used throughout their wedding. It was on their save the dates, their programs and even the cake. YES….THE CAKE!
It’s a Sweet Life had the pleasure of creating a beautiful cake highlighted with their logo and a cluster of blush colored edible wafer paper flowers that sat atop a display of individual cakes for each of their guests. Each cake was a stunning blush, or ivory in color highlighted with wafer paper flowers, gold dragee, and edible gold lace appliqué. The display was the perfect centerpiece to the event.
Craig and Dee were both such a pleasure to work with and their creativity and love were inspiring. Congratulations on a beautiful wedding day and we at It’s a Sweet Life wish you many happy years to come.
Photography by Shawn R Photography http://www.shawnrphotography.com/
Posted on May 26, 2015
Posted on March 24, 2015
The 2015 Wedding Season is upon us and judging by the sheer amount of inquiries we have had so far, you may be seeing some pretty epic Atlanta wedding cakes here at It’s a Sweet Life. The past few years have seen lots of exciting developments in the cake world with new techniques and tools making many designs a possibility.
Wedding cakes have become an expressive medium for any couple and represents the artistic centerpiece of many wedding receptions. I always tell my brides to go big with the cake – not necessarily the size but the design. Cakes play and integral role in carrying out the theme of your wedding while portraying your personalities at the same time.
Here’s a look at what we think will be the top wedding cake trends for 2015:
Metallic icing and dustings of glitter will be strong again this year. From gold and silver to bronze and even rose gold; even the most traditional brides will find themselves obsessing over these metallic wedding cakes. Metallics can adapt to any style, from the opulent feel of delicate embroidery in gold, to entire metallic glam tiers.
Faye Cahill of Faye Cahill Cake Design in Sydney Australia says “Gold is HOT! Warm and glamorous, gold makes a strong statement. Gold can be used either in fine detailing or over larger areas to really pop.”
“New for 2015, however, will be the mixing of gold and silver on one cake,” says Rachael Teufel, owner and designer of Intricate Icings Cake Design in Denver.
Lace Wedding Cakes
Experienced cake bakers are turning out tiers decorated with beautiful designs, reminiscent of the most gorgeous wedding gowns and vintage floral fabrics.
“A lot of brides are looking for patterns copied from the lace in their dress, or their china pattern,” says Sylvia Weinstock of Sylva Weinstock Cakes in New York City
Sugar-made buttons and ivory fondant lace appliqués accented with edible pearls create a beautifully romantic cake reminiscent to grandmothers heirloom wedding dress. The key to pulling it off is color – light hues and little contrast work best.
Tempting to touch and texture, ruffled and tulle looks will be big in 2015. Ruffles are a perfect way to add a feminine touch at an Atlanta wedding cake. “Frills are at home in every type of reception, from avant-garde to country chic,” says Maggie Austin of Maggie Austin Cake in Alexandria Virginia.
Textured sugar-made rosettes all over the cake are fun because the added dimension is different and unique, but the look still elegant and beautiful. Whether you choose an all over ruffled look or just one tier, it’s sure to be a show-stopper.
Naked cakes are all the rage, and they aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Perhaps you don’t know exactly what I’m talking about, but rest assured you’ve already seen one or two. The saying “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” certainly applies to this wedding cake trend. These unfrosted beauties come in all shapes and sizes. The beauty in this design–the color of the cake itself can set a tone and influence the look and feel that your going for–another fun way to bring something to life! My favorite part to naked cake designs is that the fun does not stop at just the beauty of the cake alone. The other side to the naked cake’s beauty is in its fillings & toppings, in the form of frosting, berries, caramel, honey, natural blooms and so much more!
“The exposed cake and filling of the naked cake appeal to both the eyes and the stomach,” says John Rusk of Alice’s Tea Cup in New York City.
Brides put their monograms on everything from the napkins to the invitations. But one of the most creative (and delicious) places to flaunt your initials is on your wedding cake. Monogrammed cake toppers have been popular for years, but now couples are taking the monogram off the top and are working them into the cake design instead to highlight their new shared name. Whether hidden in scroll-work or prominently placed on its own tier, it’s a sweet sentimental touch.
“When used in a repetitious design around the cake, the monogram becomes a pretty pattern, except to the discerning eye,” says Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur in Worthington, Ohio.
Tell us: Which is your favorite trend in Atlanta wedding cakes?