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Wedding Trends: Cakes

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The main foci of the wedding are the bride and the cake. And really, what every guest, young and old, close family and unfamiliar friend, will care about is the cake. Cake designs have changed dramatically throughout the years, but in most recent years they have completely transformed from a dessert to a work of art. Although almost anything can be turned into a cake nowadays, wedding cakes are staying surprisingly traditional in several ways. If anything, the classic cake is being perfected and/or each couple is adding their personalities to this focal point.

The one thing that remains constant among cakes, other than tiers is the fact that it is white. Obviously, not all cakes are white nowadays, but most are. Some match the colors of the theme of the wedding, but it can’t be denied that white matches everything and is fitting for the tastes of both men and women. Most of the color on cakes are in the added details. These bursts of colors most commonly come from flowers as it has always been, but as cakes become more of an art, new elements are being introduced everyday. Pearls, fruit, candy and many more ingredients are used. Flowers always remain most popular though, as they simply and timelessly elegant. Whether they are real blossom that adorn the cake or fondant flowers that enhance the flavor, they’re always a perfect touch.

Decorations of the cake that go beyond obvious edible additions (such as fruit or candy) and flowers are trending toward a return to elegance. Pearls, ribbons, bows and intricate patterns of fondant and powdered sugar and popular as clean and plain modern cakes are becoming less trendy. Everyone wants their cake to be original and express their personality and plain modern designs just don’t have many options for this. One of my all time favorite cakes was a elaborate classic gold design complete with white pearls and golden cameos. It was vintage chic and completely original and stunning.

Despite the return to vintage, the main fad is to simple elegance, which seems to be being done with the use of natural elements. This could mean flowers, but it usually doesn’t mean just one or two. It includes leaves, twigs, sage, grass, mushrooms, pine needles and anything else that could be found in nature. With a beautiful pattern of layers and these natural elements, any cake would look dazzling and rustic.

Although cakes can be made into anything you can imagine today and modern cakes cupcake towers are around, the old-fashioned elegant white cake is sticking around and becoming more and more beautiful by the wedding. Make your cake your original creation, because nowadays you can, and make it as beautiful as your wedding day.

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Wedding Trends: Drinks

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ontinuing with the edible side of the wedding, we’re moving onto drinks. Although there are some new twists on old favorite drinks, the major change taking place is the drink presentation. Also, as alcoholic drink choices don’t differ much besides signature drinks of the bride and groom, I’ll be dealing with non-alcoholic beverages. As the rest of the wedding turns away from modernism, so do the drinks. The trend is a return to old-fashioned, elegant simplicity. There are numerous ways to do it, but there are a few definitive ways.
The chief differing element which influences trends of drinks is the idea of self-service. Rather than having waiters bustle around guests, couples are opting for the simplicity of making beverages available for guests to serve themselves. With this, pitchers and drink dispensers are becoming more popular. They add a sweet, rustic touch to any wedding.
To add a rustic feel, jars are opted for over glasses. This can also be very sentimental if you are able to get jars with a brand you like or save various jars over time. It’s also the most unpretentious way for your guests to drink. Include jars with your dispensers and you have a sweet, simple yet elegant drink display.
Adding a touch to a drink isn’t new, but these design elements are changing. Instead of a plain straw, a whimsical, colorful detail is added by using striped straws. A flag can add a touch of decor as well as the ever-popular umbrella. A truly natural addition, and my personal favorite, is the use of flowers. Many flowers are edible and can truly enhance a drink’s look and flavor. If a whole flower is too much to you though, use petals. It’s simple, elegant and sweet all in one.
For drinks that aren’t mixed and don’t require a dispenser, such as soda pop, the fad is to make them look as old-fashioned as possible. This is done by using glass bottles and with the most vintage labels possible. To make it even more classic, keep them in a crate or to throw them in a metal tub of ice for an easy grab. A cute vintage feel can be done by adding an old-fashioned bottle opener and straws.
Lastly, the choice of drinks are trending as well. Here the aim is to be as original as possible, while still offering drinks that your guests won’t be timid to try. This is usually done by
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