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Dessert Ideas for Your Vintage Wedding: Doily Details!

by Oh Lovely Day

  Doilies are a fun way to add a vintage element to your wedding.  But how do you incorporate them? There are so many ways really, and today I’m sharing how to use them in your wedding desserts.   I am loving the doily pattern incorporated onto the wedding cakes, but if that is too much for you, or if you aren’t having a cake, you can use doily cupcake wrappers, doily...

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Wedding Traditions from Around the World

by Azure

We predicted that for 2011 weddings, a top trend would be infusing culture and heritage into couple's I Do's.  And boy were we right! More and more nearlyweds are incorporating time-honored wedding customs from their countries of origin, honoring their heritages in the most special way.  So today, we take a look at seven wedding traditions from around the world!   AFRICA- Jumping the Broom: What a great way to start anew!  At traditional African weddings, as a way to...

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Creative wedding cake inspiration from Erica OBrien

by Azure

  Special to OneWed by Erica O'Brien of Erica Obrien Cake Design The inspiration for you wedding cake can come from just about anywhere: a family heirloom that has gret sentimental value, a fabulous print that works with your wedding colors, or the décor from the restaurant where you had your first date. If you’re not sure how to interpret your inspiration into a cake design, consult with your baker. Most cake designers today are artists as well as bakers and can help...

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Beyond the Wedding Cake: Alternative Desserts

by Courtney

Looking for a sweet treat for guests in addition to your wedding cake?  Maybe you want to do away with the tiered tradition altogether?  Cupcakes, pies, candy tables and tiers of doughnuts are fun alternatives, but let’s face it, by now they’ve lost their uniqueness in the world of weddings.  Below are some of our (not too-overly done) alternatives to wedding cakes. Milk and Cookies: Perfect for the DIY bride whose mom makes a fantastic cookie, or for the bride with the...

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Saving Money on Your Wedding Cake is a Piece of Cake

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander Shapiro fromBravoBride.com The wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a couple's reception. Beautiful, delicious, true works of art, they typically have the price tags to match. The cost is understandable, considering the time and work that goes into creating an elaborate wedding cake. But no need to fret! Here are four ideas to help you get your dream cake without breaking your budget: Choose Buttercream over Fondant Fondant icing gives...

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Mouth-Watering Wedding Cakes and 10 Tips from Sylvia Weinstock

by Azure

WARNING: The following wedding cake eye candy may incite drooling. Do not indulge on an empty stomach. Iced with Sylvia Weinstock (the queen of decadent wedding cakes) premiered Sunday on WE tv. Below are 10 quick tips on choosing the right cake for your wedding from the one and only Sylvia Weinstock: 1. Incorporate favorite foods into the wedding cake and choose a style appropriate for the season of your I Do’s. 2. Add cultural flair by integrating the bride’s ethnic...

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Wedding Cake Toppers that are Out of This World!

by Azure

Now that you've seen some of the most gorgeous wedding cakes around (cakes suitable for every style of wedding), let's talk cake toppers! Cake topper extraordinaire Concarta creates an exact replica of the bride and groom, handmade from paper. The details on these toppers are incredible. Just check out the rhinestone-embellished bridal belt above! From the groom's glasses to the bride's scalloped wedding dress, Concarta's bride and groom toppers are the icing on the wedding...

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DIY Wedding Centerpieces: Get Creative with Your Cake Stand

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jennifer McGarigle of FloralArt Let Them Eat Cake! You've probably never thought of your wedding cake stand as anything other than that... a stand for your beautiful wedding cake! But if you think outside of the box, you'll see that cake stands are versatile, and add a simple décor element to any engagement party, bridal shower or wedding centerpiece. Here are three ideas for using your cake stand in a creative way: 1. Fruit-filled Centerpiece: For a still...

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Prince William’s Royal Wedding: Let Them Eat (Wedding) Cake!

by Azure

As Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding date (April 29th, 2011) fast approaches, speculation about the royal wedding details has hit a fever pitch! One hot topic that everyone is buzzing about- the wedding cake! The National Wedding Show in London features the crème de la crème of wedding cake designers, and today, we've got the royal wedding cake take from Rachel Willow (see a sampling of her beautiful bespoke cake confections below) of Planet Cake! Rachel predicts that...

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Top Chef Just Desserts: Wedding Cake Challenge!

by Azure

The great wedding cake baker Sylvia Weinstock was the special guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts last night, and it was quite the tasty treat! Contestants were challenged to create a delicious wedding cake, but were given only an hour and a half to complete this task. There were some major flops, some drool-worthy successes, and one contestant who clearly missed the memo... instead of a regal tiered wedding cake, he presented Weinstock with a mini "engagement cake" that...

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Two Unique Wedding Cakes for One Wedding

by Azure

Our friends at Cut the Cake in Florida recently sent us these photos of a wedding cake and a groom's cake from the sa me wedding. What do you think? Too much or too perfect? Helpful Links Cake Gallery Inspiration

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5 Favorite Eco-Friendly Wedding Cake Toppers from Recycled Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride - Unique Wedding Cake Toppers for Your Green Wedding Celebration - 1.Star House's Etsy shop is filled with images of the custom wedding cake toppers that owner Heather creates by hand from her home in North Carolina. Heather does all of the cutting, sanding, and painting, with the help of her family. Her wonderfully charming, rustic cake toppers are finished with a homemade beeswax and organic jojoba oil, or they can be made with an eco-friendly vegan poly finish...

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Two Great Giveaways: $200 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card and Dam Good Sweet Cookbook!

by Azure

We've got two lucky winners to announce today! One lucky bride will receive the fabulous Dam Good Sweetcookbook by James Beard Award nominee David Guas. And the other lucky ducky lady will receive the $200 gift card from Williams-Sonoma! So, if I may, cue the drum roll please... The Dam Good Sweet, Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth New Orleans Style cookbook goes to... Caroline Murray! And the $200 gift card from Williams-Sonoma goes to... Amber H.! Congratulations to our...

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Sunny Arizona Wedding Inspiration: Jim and Kensley

by Azure

Featured Two Bright Lights wedding by Jennifer Weems Photography Kensley & Jim are clearly a beautiful couple. But they proved to be extremely brave, too, planning a late July wedding in hot, steamy Phoenix, AZ. Their semi-traditional LDS wedding ceremony took place in the morning, and then the wedding reception fun commenced later in the day at a picturesque private residence. The reception venue provided the perfect backdrop for Kensley & Jim's wedding vibe and color palette. ...

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Down Home Wedding In Michigan With A Vibrant Country Vibe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jamie of Color Splash Studio Michelle and Daniel tied the knot in St. Joseph, Michigan, and their wedding venue- The Blue Dress Barn - could not have been more perfect for the laid back, rustic vibe that dominated their special day. The historic dairy barn at the Blue Dress venue provided down home appeal, and Michelle and Daniel chose the perfect color palette to make their wedding decor pop! Bright yellow, pink, and red wild flowers were placed in lovely mason...

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Rustic Country Wedding With A Cool Color Palette

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Nickles Photography Jordan and Tessa's August 7th, 2010 wedding took place at the picturesque Amy's Manor in Pateros, Washington. The bride and groom met in Africa while doing humanitarian work. Humanitarian aid is a cause that both Tessa and Jordan are passionate about, which made this beautiful wedding even more heartwarming. The wedding vibe was perfect- fresh, casual and a bit country. They incorporated their love of travel into the wedding...

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Red Velvet Cake For The DIY And Budget Bride!

by Azure

Red Velvet Cake. Mmm... my mouth is already watering! Throughout the 1920s, red velvet was the signature dessert at NYC's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Since then, it’s become a favorite confection that never fails to impress. And who could forget the armadillo-shaped red velvet groom’s cake in the Julia Roberts flick Steel Magnolias? Whether you’re thinking red velvet for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or for the groom’s cake, today is your lucky day! We’ve got the...

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Red, White, and Teal Rustic Chic in Virginia

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Ampersand Photography Who knew DIY could be so chic!? Kelsey and Ryan's July, 2010 nuptials were picture perfect, thanks to the bride's decor-savvy mom and eager-to-help friends. The wedding venue, in Vinton, Virgina, provided the perfect backdrop for this low-key, cheerful, DIY wedding. Kelsey donned a simple yet chic wedding dress from David's Bridal, and finished the look with ruby red peep-toebridal heels and a traditional veil. Her bridal bouquet, an...

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