Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Wedding Cake: Topping It Off

It’s a bride’s prerogative to change her mind. And I have. About many things. What I haven’t second-guessed? Our wine-themed cake, which we’re having a great time designing with our baker. What I have gone back and forth on? How to top it all off.

Unimpressed with run-of-the-mill ceramic bride-and-groom figurines, we tossed around all sorts of other ideas, from using real champagne grapes, to bringing in fresh flowers, to borrowing my grandparents’ toppers, which are shockingly still in one piece after over 50 years. But it was only after reading about the custom topper dolls Cape Cod Bride found on Etsy, the ultimate home of handcrafted goodness, that I knew we needed to look no further.

Working with photos and descriptions I gave her, Etsy seller Samyii designed the cute dolls to match our wedding-day look, right down to my gown style, headband and planned hairdo. Incredibly friendly, quick, and easy to work with, she did a fabulous job designing the toppers for less than $50.



I love everything about these unique, fun dolls, and think they’ll be the perfect finishing touch to what I hope will be our just as unique and fun cake! What types of toppers have caught your eye?

(Photo Credits: Etsy)

9 comments:

  1. Very cute! Isn't etsy the best? There is really something for everyone there!

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  2. Those will be great to have around for years to come!

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  3. They are really cute, I love toppers like that.

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  4. They're adorable. Love that they match your look from that day. I thought about something like that as well but the more 'realistic' ones I was looking into were hundreds of dollars (eck!). I have a little heart shaped photoframe (clear) that I was going to use as a cake topper but like you, I am now re-thinking the entire thing. Especially since we can't seem to nail down what our cake (or cupcakes?) are going to be yet! So glad you found the perfect fit for you.

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  5. Those are cute! Definitely something unique you can keep for many years

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  6. OMG how adorable!!! Very unique and different. Our cake topper will be made out of fondant (or white chocolate) so no keeper for us...but I heart Etsy too!!!

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  7. OMG! Those are the cutest things I've ever seen!!! I'm book marking that to show to new clients. Thanks Heather! ~;o)

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  8. Yay I'm glad you got these, they are adorable and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!!!

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