Chrissy & Matt’s Oktoberfest Wedding

In honor of this sunny, spring-forward day, we’d like to share with you a wedding from another sunny day last September.  Our decorator, Chrissy, married her sweetheart, Matt, during the Oktoberfest celebration in Frankenmuth, MI.  We were just tickled to see their dirndl and lederhosen, not to mention their wedding steins– oh, and the sausages!  Her rustic one-tiered cake was just enough to feed their intimate party.  Chrissy procured the porcelain deer to top it off.

Herzlichen glückwunsch, Chrissy and Matt!  (That’s good luck.)

Photos by JR Magat

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Golden Circus Elephant Cake

Have you ever thought, “Our wedding is becoming a three ring circus?!”  When Ilse’s fiance, Ken, said just that, the comment inspired this surprise cake for their rehearsal dinner.  We’re glad he did too, because she’s quite the stunner.

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Photos: Chrissy F. // Event design: Twofoot Creative

Maybe after you look at these cake photos, you should check out this YouTube video of an elephant playing with a ribbon.  WARNING:  Your heart might melt.

Planterra Perfection

We love this pale pink honeycomb beauty for Carly and David’s Planterra wedding.  See if you can spot the little gold bee with poured sugar wings.  For more of Carly and David’s wedding, check out Viva La Diva’s blog.

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Event Design, Planning & Coordination: Viva La Diva Events // Photography: Jess + Nate  // Florals: Planterra // Print Material: Alisa Bobzien // Cake: Sweet Heather Anne // Entertainment: The Brian Alexander Experience // Rentals: Special Events (Mary) and VLD

Perfect Vintage Romance

Introducing the lovely Becky and Ben, and their gorgeous vintage-inspired Viva La Diva Events wedding.   We especially love the bride’s Marchesa gown!  Isn’t she stunning?!  Huge thanks to Jess + Nate for these beautiful photos.  Floral by Passionflower in Ann Arbor, stationary and signage by Rock Paper Scissors and Paper & Honey, hair by Erin Ahern of Salon Buzz in Chicago, makeup by Renata Stojcevski of Troy, bride’s attendants gowns by Adreana Pappel, ML Monique Lhuillier and Jenny Yoo.

For more about Lovett Hall at Henry Ford, and for more photos of Becky and Ben’s wedding, check out the First Blush spread in the Summer/Fall 2014 Metro Detroit Bride.

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Detroit Love

We are so happy to share with you Brooke and Sammy’s red carpet wedding at the historic Fox Theater.  Every detail, including the towering cake, mirror the opulence of the lobby.  The dessert tables were a collaborative effort with the Bride’s Detroit bakery, Love and Buttercream.  We hope you’ll agree that the macaron towers are a wonderfully decadent flourish.

The groom’s cake is an edible homage to Detroit today.   Look closely to see all of Brooke and Sammy’s favorite haunts!  Does it include any of your favorites (or are you more of an American Coney fan)?

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The event was staged by Emearld City Designs and shot by the fabulous Jess + Nate.

Dreamy Farm Wedding

We love the cafe lights, fun foral, and big smiles at Jess and Ben’s outdoor Misty Farm wedding.  As always Alison and her crew at Viva La Diva knocked it out of the park, and Jess + Nate captured it beautifully.  Featured here is our mini-cupcake dessert table, macarons, and a buttercream cutting cake.

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Floral Galore

The proportions of this horizontal striped buttercream cake were just perfection, the 360° floral placement is breathtaking, and these photos by Lauren Gabrielle are beautiful.  Macarons were a sweet final touch on each place setting.  We hope you enjoy these photos of Lori and Josh’s Lovett Hall reception as much as we do.
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A Casual Affair: Karissa & Cliff

It was so fun to receive these beautiful photos by Julie Pepin of Karissa and Cliff’s outdoor Michigan wedding (especially of the cake cutting)!  We were able to do what we do best, and I think you’ll agree that the overall effect is stunning.  Everything is edible– gum paste flowers, fondant bark & royal icing moss.

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Air & Sea Backyard Wedding

Sometimes we meet someone new in the industry and immediately we’re smitten.  It was like that when we first struck up an Instagram friendship with Janelle of re:find joy in Chicago.   Not long after, she was on a train to Ann Arbor to discuss her own upcoming wedding.  Her whimsical sketchbook and quirky urchin inspiration were utterly enchanting.  We love how just a little bit of creativity can transform our simple vintage buttercream wedding cake.  Without further ado, here are a selection of shots by Julia Franzosa of Chris & Janelle’s mystical, magical backyard wedding.

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Can’t get enough of Chris & Janelle’s backyard wedding?  Check out this Wedding Chicks blog!

PINK & GOLD and lots of LOVE

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we couldn’t help but feature a wedding that has all the charm of this saints’ day. One of the most adorable weddings this year had to be Liz and John. The talented Chelsea Brown  took some incredible pictures of the day. We loved getting to make a two tiered ruffle buttercream cake in light pink, lots of mini cupcakes, precious french macarons in hues of gold and pink and gorgeous decorated sugar cookies. Liz took an awesome DIY approach and it sure paid off. She made an amazing back drop of glimmer-y circles, gold hearts and pompoms; set it all against a barn back drop decorated with big blush peonies and you get one charming wedding. 2013-05-26 16.22.28

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