I realize I've been missing on the blog scene for a while. Let me tell you friends, lots has happened. I got a new job and it's been pretty great. I love what I do. Being a librarian is really fun! Really! It's been an intense few months settling in, but I think I'm finally ready to throw myself back into blogging and crafting again. And now the long awaited wedding craft #7! It's a really funny story actually. I was really touched when my mom gave me her own wedding topper to use for my wedding. She had been saving it in a box with her wedding dress, her veil, and other wedding memories.
This is what it looked like when my mom gave it to me. I loved it, but I have to admit, the fabric around the bride's dress and the dingy white base wasn't ideal - but it was my mother's, so I couldn't change it. I mean, this is the same exact wedding cake topper that my parents used on their own wedding cake! Right? Wrong! Yes, wrong! So, for 1 year, I held onto my mom's cake topper, as-is. Then, only weeks before the wedding, I was looking through my parent's wedding album and discovered that their cake had a completely different topper! I'm not sure why my mom held onto this cake topper or for that matter, what happened to her actual cake topper? Either way, this was my green light to make some guilt-free changes.
I wanted to work on the base of the cake first, so I wrapped the rest of the topper in foil and some tape.
I then applied lots of glue and lots of sparkles.
Gold sparkles cover the entire base of the new topper, which helped inspire the design of the wedding cake.
Here the topper is, almost done, but not quite yet.
I added a small veil and removed the fabric on the bottom of the dress and it was all ready! Below are a few photos by our photographers, Our Labor of Love, from the wedding day.
The gold glitter from the base inspired the gold glitter sprinkles around our big pink cake.
And just in case anyone was wondering, our cake (made by Sweet & Saucy Shop) was delicious!
In fact, our entire dessert table was pretty grand.
Up next: Wedding Craft #8: Sparkly Meringues