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Kelsi And Brandon Griffin

My good friends asked me to do their wedding cake. Here it is! I designed and made the entire thing, including the gum-paste roses and billy balls.


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.

A Lake Front Wedding

I let my boyfriend pick a wedding this time and he went straight for the blog Style Me Pretty. I’m not sure if this is a blog he follows regularly, or how, exactly he knew of it, as my boyfriend isn’t exactly the type that follows wedding blogs but… moving on.

In the end, I’ll still give him props for good taste. He never runs out of that. Just look at how stunning and cleanly elegant the tables look:

It’s got some personality, but stays pretty classy. I’m lovin’ it. There’s tons of little details that add just a bit of spunk to a light, bright day. What I took most of my inspiration from was the sign above, the boats below, and the beautiful blue of the bridesmaids dresses.

Cute place settings, right? The cake would be, in all, twenty inches tall and eleven inches wide at the base. It would serve around a hundred and fifty people. The outside would be blue buttercream and the bottom tier lined in chocolate (modeled to look like real sticks) that would extend above the tier’s top. On top would be two little canoes holding between them a banner with the bride and groom’s name or “Happily Ever After”, or something else entirely but just as cute.

I am also loving this new infatuation with baby’s breath. We all knew it was a great accent flower, but bundled by itself is fresh and spontaneous.

I think I would go with a vanilla cake and white chocolate mousse filling.

Thank you to Yazy jo for the beautiful photography (you should check out this website, very impressive). And of course go to Syle Me Pretty for more details on this beautiful wedding.