o n October 24th, The Clever Bride kicked off its debut bridal show, “La Vie En Pink,” at Montreal’s exquisite Plaza Volare. Thanks to the fantabulous efforts of featured trend-setting vendors and Clever Bride team, the event was a huge success - sights are already set on making “La Vie En Pink 2011,” bigger, better, and oh-so more pink! Now break out the bubbly and sample some of the positively tantalizing eye-candy, courtesy of Studio 55 Photography.
t raditional wedding cakes are not for everyone, despite being spun from vanilla clouds and birthday frosting. While spicier cakes are on the market, you may choose to nix the thing altogether and favour something on the humbler side of sweet. Because cupcake tiers have become the knee-jerk alternative, it’s absent on this list but should probably remain on yours.
a dd a dash of whimsy without sacrificing the class by trading in the traditional wedding cake for the cute and fashionable cupcake tier. With a little help, (and an even smaller budget) you can participate in a delicious trend on your own terms. After all, what punctuates a celebration better than a lip-smacking mini-cake? Well, maybe a cream-filled, lip-smacking mini-cake! But at this point, you may still be a little sceptical about serving them at your wedding. Even if your mouth has been watering since you first laid eyes on this article, you’re probably used to munching on cupcakes at children’s bi
w edding cakes and their symbolic properties haven’t always had such an elegant go of it. In medieval England, spiced buns filled with oysters, sweetbreads and other things we don’t want to know about were piled high, one on top of the other. If, and only if, the couple could kiss over the soaring stack would they be granted a life of good fortune. In the seventeenth century, cakes were broken against the crown of the bride’s head; left to crumble by her sides for clambering guests. These days, we still maintain a bit of that abandon, smooshing butter-cream in our lover’s face. But our wedding c
a t some point, cake toppers were knocked off their view-top tier in favor of some sleek nothingness. But times have changed (again), and now that modern is vintage – and sometimes vintage kitsch – toppers have returned as cuter, more personal and more homemade versions of their former selves.
c ap off your wedding cake with a figurine that illustrates you and the hubby in your divine togetherness: together in elegance and in style, in humour and at play. Because you’re going to want the topper to represent your uniqueness as a couple, make sure it reflects your idea of love, and not any conventional definition of the term. So whether you view the tradition as an outlet for a little light-hearted teasing, or a delicate keepsake to show your children, there’s a topper out there just made to suit your needs (or, at the very least, there’s someone willing to make it for you.)