26Apr

Let There Be Cake! | Cake Topper Inspiration

By, April 26, 2016

At the wedding, even the smallest details can make a big impression. One unexpected way to showcase your personality as a couple is the cake topper. This fun expression of love can be as outrageous, understated, or glamorous as you want it to be.

Although its origins are shrouded in mystery, legend says the cake topper began over 100 years ago. Engaged to be married, a baker’s daughter came to her father seeking a unique symbol of love for her groom. After multiple attempts, and long consideration, the baker presented the bride-to-be with two figurines atop a cake. This representation of the wedding couple became instantly popular, and still holds to this day.

The ritual of the cake topper has been updated over time, with modern twists. We’ve seen ornate hand-carved designs, customized figurines, sophisticated paper cutouts, and much more. We hope you enjoy these recent cake topper inspiration photos below.

Cute text and sports-inspired wedding cake topper

At Lauren and Stephen’s wedding at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (see below), they cheered on their favorite sports teams with personalized hockey and soccer cake toppers!

Cute hockey-inspired cake topper with wedding couple Rustic, chic wedding cake toppers of birds and wedding couple Minimal red and yellow cake with gold text cake topper

Cake toppers can be a fun way to get festive and celebrate your ancestry. This Day of the Dead cake from the wedding of Danielle and Michael (below left) and figurines from Jennifer and David (below right) added a pop of color to the day’s activities.

Mexican-inspired, day of dead wedding cake toppersCute, tiger-themed bride and groom cake topper

For April and Vernon’s wedding (below), the couple had an artist capture them in their wedding day attire, depicted as paper cutouts. This resulted in a timeless keepsake that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Modern, chic cake topper customized to look like wedding coupleCute and fun airplane topper with bride and groom Funny and cute dog-inspired wedding cake toppers with wedding couple Creative navy-themed cake topper with wedding coupleFunny cake topper with groom pulling brideCute, ceramic owl wedding cake topper of wedding couple

If figurines aren’t your style, you can switch things up with a dash of fresh flowers. These two cakes by Sweet Cheeks Baking (see below) added elegance and tropical flair to understated white frosting bases.

Colorful, floral and exotic wedding cake toppers

Another idea is to incorporate streamed banners, adding a whimsical, handmade touch to the dessert table.

Cute, rustic wedding cake toppers with bannered signsClassic wedding cake decorated with sailor wedding cake topper Creative, beach-inspired wedding cake toppers with chairs and sand

No matter how you top it, a personalized wedding cake topper is a fun way to welcome guests to your reception. We leave you with this sexy cake topper from Sisanie and Michael’s wedding at the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel, which really says it all :)

Classic wedding cake with cake topper of bride and groom kissing

Check out more ways to personalize and decorate your wedding cake top.

11Apr

A Furry Tail Wedding | Tips for Having Your Dog in Your Big Day

By, April 11, 2016

At True Photography, we are all animal lovers, and think dogs make everything better (I mean, have you seen True?!)! So naturally, we feel that an exceptionally loyal pet has earned a place of honor at the wedding festivities. After all, a wedding day is a time to be surrounded by best buddies, family, and those closest to us. So why not extend the invite to our four-legged friends?

There are lots of different ways to incorporate Fido into your big day. Many people find that their pups love to be center stage and take on a central role, like as a ring bearer or dog of honor. Others keep their pup around to chill, provide moral support, and entertain the guests. For your inspiration, we’ve put together a few of our favorite recent doggie wedding photos. Sit, stay, and enjoy!

Golden retriever at a weddingFrench Bulldog at a wedding

If you do plan to include your party animal in your big day, definitely make sure to mention it to us ahead of time. That way, we can plan for some “pawsitively” adorable photos!

Dachshunds and an Aussie in weddingBride and groom with Burnese Mountain DogBride and groom portrait with dogsBride and Groom portraits with dogs

Before carving out a role for your dog, you will want to check with your venue, and make sure they allow animals on the premises. Even if your venue has a restriction, there may still be a way to incorporate your dog into portraits during the day. We are always more than happy to include them!

Groom and Groomsmen with CorgiGolden Retriever on wedding dayBride holding her terrierBridal party photo with a bulldogDogs in wedding clothesGolden Retriever walks down the aisle during a weddingDog as a ring bearer and dog of honorGroom holds a chihuahua

During the wedding, we highly recommend appointing someone your dog knows, and letting them take over. That way, you can relax and enjoy your day. It’s also incredibly helpful to give your pup plenty of exercise beforehand, and to supply the handler with lots of prized treats and extra clean up bags.

Bulldog and Basset Hound in a weddingWedding photos with Boxer and MastiffBride and Groom with dogsLabradoodle with Bride and Groom

There are many dog-friendly wedding venues throughout San Diego, including these properties:

Again, always talk with your venue beforehand to ensure Fido is welcome :) And be sure to check out more of our recent pet friendly weddings.

18Jan

Cuteness Overload | Kids & Wedding Photography

By, January 18, 2016

Sometimes, it’s the smallest guests that create the most precious wedding day moments. While all eyes are on the bride and groom, these pint-sized partygoers have an agenda all their own. It might be the adorable ring bearer, dressed to impress, that captures the hearts of all in attendance. Or the cool kid teaching his moves on the dance floor during the reception. Regardless of who takes the spotlight, these little ones add a spark of youthful spontaneity to the day, creating endless opportunities for fun.

For a dose of cuteness overload, we’ve shared some of our favorite images of “kids being kids” on the wedding day. These indelible moments will bring out your inner kid, and are guaranteed to melt your heart, even after these guests grow up. Scroll through the images below and make sure to pin your favorites :)

Kids celebrate Bride and Groom's wedding day by tossing flowersCute photos of Flowergirls and ringbearers Cute terrier dog kisses babyFlowergirl looks into fountain on wedding dayCute flowergirls prepare for wedding dayYoung girl helps bride during pre-ceremonyBride walks with young boy during sunsetKids posing with parents for adorable wedding day photosCute Flowergirls in orange and white dresses pose with BrideFlowergirls carrying wedding signCute kids pose for photos on wedding dayFun groomsmen soccer photo with ringbearerBoys making funny faces as they look at wedding cakeThree ringbearers at Jewish wedding ceremonyYoung boy playing games at weddingFunny photo of boy drinking cocktailYoung Boy poses in photobooth with fun propsYoung kids having fun during weddingGroom smashes cake into boys face during wedding receptionKid dancing during wedding reception

For more heart-melting kid wedding photos, please visit this link :)

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