Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Yarn-y Wedding

Okay, okay. Yarny isn’t a word. But if it was a word, I’d be using it right now. Because this wedding is, indeed, yarny.

For example, observe the backdrop for the ceremony:

So cool. And very DIY. I don’t know what it is that this couple likes about yarn, but I think that it is super symbolic anyway. This is their “tying” ceremony.

I love this other way yarn is tied in (oh, there’s my horrible puns again). They sent their wedding rings down a long strand of yarn through their friends and family so that each person could touch and bless them before the couple put them on.

And if the rings are being passed down the yarn line, there’s no chance they’ll get lost in the grass! So smart.

Yarn was even in the little details, like his boutonniere, and some of the decorations:

So I went with it. Their cake feeds about a hundred and has sugar “yarn” wrapped around the tiers, first in tight strands and loosening as it goes down.

I think this is an awesome example of bridesmaids wearing different colors that goes terribly right. They look so good together!

The cake, I think, would be a peach cardamom.

Thanks again, Green Wedding Shoes. And props Tyler Branch Photo.


A Country House Wedding

I fell in love with this wedding. I was just browsing Green Wedding Shoes, when up popped this elegant, country wedding. It’s my favorite kind: when the bride and groom are reflected in all the little details.

The bride opted out of a white dress for this creamy brown color, but the event is still fairly traditional.

Look at this gorgeous, yet uber simple setting for the ceremony:

Dreamy. And what is that behind them, you ask? Why, it’s a wall of succulents. The more I hear about how simple it is to grow and take care of these little fellas the more I want a bajillion of them.

For their cake design, I pulled inspiration from a few different sources. One being the beautiful house they had the reception at.

Each tier would be a color from the wedding, with white details that reflect this quirky little house.

I also took some flower ideas from their vintage-looking invitations:

It’s a three tier cake that would serve around ninety people with gum paste flowers.

I’m making the cakes for my friend Liz’s wedding and one of the flavors they have requested I think would be really great here: a lemon honey lavender cake.

I know you want to see the place settings, so here:

I know there are instructions on how to make these doily table runners yourself, somewhere. So pretty.

The Nichols did a beautiful job photographing this lovely day.