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.

03Mar

Groom Style | Every Girl’s Crazy ‘Bout a Sharp Dressed Man

By, March 03, 2016

It’s time to pay tribute to the grooms! As photographers, we appreciate when a groom wears something distinctive to match his personality, and rocks it with confidence. Throw a few sharp-dressed buddies into the mix and you are ready for standout groomsmen photos.

Although the black tuxedo is a classic favorite, and never goes out of fashion, there are many additional style options available to modern guys. We’ve seen grooms in impressive tux colors such as sleek navy, white, and even red, as you will see below. We’ve also photographed grooms taking suits to the next level by pairing them with bold ties and bowties. The contemporary groom isn’t afraid to accessorize either, using accents like cufflinks, kerchiefs, pins, shoes and watches to refine the final look.

We would like to showcase some of the suave looks we’ve seen over the past year. Here is a highlight of grooms suiting up for their wedding in ultimate style.

Groomsmen wearing blue smoking sigarsGroom Style and fashion at the Fairmont Grand Del MarDetail Groom Photo of watch cufflinks and bowtieGrooms wearing stylish tuxedosGroomsmen portrait at home wearing slick grey suitsGroom style detail photoStylized Portrait Groom with Blue SuitBride and Groom with style at the beach at sunsetCool style portrait of groomsStylish fitted black tuxedosPortrait of groom in grey suit and black tieGroomsmen being silly with cool styleGroom wearing fitted slim suitsstylized portrait of groom wearing a white suitBride and groom with style and vintage furnitureModern groom fashion at weddingCool portrait of fashionable groomFun getting ready groom photoClose-up of groom bracelet cuff links and watchGroomsmen with style putting on bowtiesGroom in Beverly Hills and Louboutin ShoesClose-up of groom wearing cuff links and and monogrammed dress shirtPortrait of Happy Groom holding bowtiecolorful groom fashion and personalized cuff linksFashionable Groomsmen portrait in front of hot rodDetail photograph of Rolex Watch and cuff linksGroom on a balcony at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar wearing a classic black tuxedoSalvatore Ferragamo Groom Shoes Detail Photographfun group of stylish groomsmenClose-up of a black tuxedo and bowtieHappy groom seeing Bride for the first time in a stylish navy tuxedoGroom in Black TuxedoDancing Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo Bride wearing cowboy boots and groom wearing brown dress shoesStylized Portrait of groom on rooftop holding a cigar Groom in Stylish black tuxedo looking out the window for his brideGrand entrance with groom wearing red tuxedo jacket at the US GrantBride and groom wearing Louboutin shoes sitting at the edge of dockGroom putting on cuff links
Fitted suits for weddings

To see more sharply dressed groom photos, please click here.

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