"For I remember it is Easter mourn,
Holiday weddings can be a special time for loved ones to come together to not only join two families and celebrate the marriage of the joyful bride and groom, but also share in celebration of the holiday as well! What better time to choose to get married then around the time of Easter? Easter represents new birth, the Resurrection, a new life! What better way to celebrate the newness of life then by uniting yourself with your great love!
In planning a wedding around the time of Easter, it might be a fun idea to incorporate some of your Easter traditions in your wedding. I'm not saying you force all your guests into the lawn of your reception venue and hand out baskets for them to collect little plastic eggs. Although, that might make for some memorable moments! But, what about incorporating things that represent Easter?
Birds and their nests are a traditional representation of Easter. They represent new life, such as the meaning of Easter itself. Maybe find a cute topper of two birds to place atop your wedding cake? Maybe adorn your cake and guest tables with some elegantly displayed nests? Maybe use bird cages as part of your centerpieces creatively displayed with beautiful silk doves and other adornments? The possibilities are endless!
Whether you choose to incorporate Easter into your wedding through cake toppers, centerpieces, little plastic eggs, or photos of you and your spouse through Easter's past, know that the creativity and meaning you put behind it will surely be one that bears great significance to you and will create fond memories for years to come.
What better way to incorporate your personality into your wedding then with a cake of something you love! R2D2, your college logo, your favorite childhood cartoon character! They would all certainly be crowd pleasers! However, there is a catch. What's the catch you say? That little C at the corner with the circle around it. That little C means the creators have copyrighted their image. That also means that neither myself nor any other baker can legally reproduce their image without written consent. I get disappointed customers all the time because of this.
Many try to argue about it because they really want the image on their cake. Understandable. However, I have chosen to run my business with integrity. Therefore, if someone has taken the time to copyright their image I want to respect them enough to honor their request. I would rather lose the business of that customer then compromise my moral integrity and bend the rules for the sake of profit.
Many say they see photos of the copyrighted image they want all over the internet. That means it could be one of three things. One, it was somebody who made the cake for someone as a gift and there was no money exchanged. If you are not recreating the image for profit you can use their image. Two, they got permission from the company. Or three, they did it illegally.
So, does that mean that you can't have your school logo on your grooms cake? Certainly not! All it takes is an email to their marketing department requesting the use of their image. They are usually quick to respond with permission and sometimes some guidelines as well. Most companies and organizations are thrilled that you like their image so much that you want to use it in your wedding! However, there are some companies that want their images to stay within their company and that decision needs to be respected as well. If you are considering doing this for your wedding, don't wait until the last minute. Sometimes they can take a while to respond, so it's best you get that written permission as soon as possible!!!
Happy Wedding Planning!
You've looked and looked at cake photos! Hundreds of them! You have found some that you liked and many that you didn't like. But, nothing has screamed, "that's it!" quite yet! Let's start to think outside of the box. Thankfully, when a bride orders a cake from a custom bakery, the sky is the limit! Let's get creative! Find something meaningful in your wedding and use it as inspiration for your cake!
The cake pictured above was the cake of a dear bride named Ashley. She married at the gorgeous Kindred Oaks venue recently. Her inspiration for her cake...her wedding dress! Ashley brought me a photo of her train. It was beautiful and elegant. The design started about half way up Ashley's train. It started small and then filled the dress at it cascaded down. So, naturally, we incorporated that into her cake! Starting small and at the top, we copied the scroll and cascaded it down her cake just like the design on her dress! Add a few flowers on top for a little color and there you have a completely custom, one of a kind, never before created cake design!
What meaningful part of your wedding can become the inspiration for your one of a kind cake?
By the way, I have named that cake Ashley's Cascade and will be putting it in my new album! You never know...you could have a cake named after you too!!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.