I think I took a break from blogging for a while for two reasons. First, because I have just been too gosh darn busy with wedding planning, preparing for a move across country to Denver and quitting my job while looking for another one. All that stuff sure takes a lot out of a gal. And Second, because I felt I didn't want my blog to come off as some kind of bragging show for all the things I was doing for my wedding.
But after numerous friends and family have told me how much they love to share the blog with other brides or party planners to get their inspirational juices flowing, I decided to start back up again. That IS the reason I started anyways, to share ideas with people to take, use or change to fit their event. After all I did steal pretty much everyone of my ideas from photos, other blogs and craft sites that I have visited. The internet is a limitless supply of DIY goodies you just have to find it. And since I LOVE to find it. I'm blogging about it. :)
Anyways, enough about the blogging hiatus. Onto wedding things. Look at these cute pictures of our cake topper!
These adorable little birds were made by a family friend from Minnesota. She hand sews tiny woodland animals and has her own ETSY shop. (If you would like to see more of Alice's Animals. They are pretty incredible.)
The thought behind using these birds as a cake topper was that we could then save the birds, attach a string to their backs and use them as Christmas tree ornaments for years to come. I love Christmas tree ornaments with a story. Every year when decorating my parents tree I get to relive those fun memories. And now starting a family of my own, (and hopefully having an actual tree next Christmas) these ornaments will be very special indeed as they will have sat atop our cake and witnessed the love and joy of our wedding day!
(Side note: If you have been following the blog the whole time you might be confused. Because, I am still doing cup cakes for the reception. So what cake will these little birds be sitting on you say? And, no they are not small enough to sit on a cup cake. We will have one 2 layer 8 inch round cake on a stand amongst the cup cakes on the table and that will be the cake we ceremonially cut and decorate. Everything else is cup cakes and cake pops!)
So there you have it. A cake topper you can keep and use for years to come.
It will be sitting a top the sugar cookie and fondant nest that I blogged about before. Thanks for reading and sharing!