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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Wedding Clothespins

This weekend I attended a terrific wedding in San Francisco and had the honor of making a pair of bride-and-groom clothespin doll cake toppers modeled after the happy couple. This was actually something I'd thought of doing for my own wedding but ultimately "deprioritized" the idea, so it was fun to get the chance to undertake the project for my friends.

As depicted in effigy, the real bride indeed wore a white flower in her hair and carried a bouquet of apple-green blossoms, and the detailing of her gown involved lots of horizontal pleats, which I mimicked with layered ribbon. As for the groom, art imitated life in that all I had to do was put him in a suit and a color-appropriate tie next to a lovely lady and he would look handsome and distinguished.

In lieu of a traditional cake, these guys went the cupcake route -- a stylized tier of them decorated in lemon drops and yellow polka-dot icing, i.e., the most adorable wedding cake display I've ever seen.

The event was held in a loft-like art gallery with the ceremony and dinner in an outdoor courtyard and a leisurely reception afterwards inside the gallery, complete with a pool table, foosball, and a photobooth. That apple green color was carried throughout the space using flowers, paper lanterns ... even the bride's polka-dot clutch.

And did I mention that the photobooth was really awesome?



At 5/06/2008 3:42 PM, Blogger RBG said...

Wow, the happy couple turned out really well (I think I saw the bride before she had her full dress on)! I love the bouquet - so simple and elegant, yet so convincing and successful! And that cake/cupcake display looks scrumptious. Photobooth...what a great idea for a wedding!

At 5/08/2008 12:50 AM, Anonymous chessie said...

awww shucks! XOXOXOX

At 5/10/2008 2:35 PM, Blogger Susie said...

The clothespins could not have been more perfect!

At 9/17/2008 2:03 PM, Blogger alimum said...

Those clothespins are really cute...you could totally sell those on Etsy.


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