Vintage wedding inspiration is still very much sought after, both with bride and grooms currently having to postpone their special days until 2021 due to the current COVID crisis and those planning further ahead. So I thought I’d take the time to share one of my favourite commissions that were part of an incredible vintage wedding a couple of years ago.
As I’m sure you can imagine from the picture above, I was so excited when Lauren sent me pictures of her dress and her husband-to-be’s suit! I couldn’t wait to get started on them. They looked super on their cake on their big day!
Firstly, I drew out the details onto the wooden dolls, before woodburning the linework to make it permenant.
Lauren’s vintage wedding dress was gorgeous. I loved working on all the tiny details, which called for the use of the tiniest brush. My favourite brush to use for tiny details is one that I’ve plucked almost all the hairs from to make it as thin as possible! It’s now even thinner than in this picture!
The delicate polkadot netting around the top of the dress and sleeves was so fun to recreate. I love me a polkadot and this was no exception. I also tried to capture the layers and folds in the fabric around the upper bodice. The navy waistband really makes a gorgeous impact.
The wedding flowers were also totally gorgeous. The bride’s bouquet was a lovely, loose arrangement which is quickly becoming one of my favourite looks to be asked to draw.
The groom was also a bit gorgeous!
I can’t tell you how much I loved creating his amazing boater jacket. I love it when I get to create something totally different. The stripes were labour-intensive but very much worth the effort!
Lauren kindly shared some beautiful images of their wedding day with me. I love seeing my wooden cake toppers in action!
Aside from their amazing outfits, how much vintage wedding inspiration is in these photos?! All those gorgeous details – the lace doily under the cake, the cut crystal glass holding the cottage garden flowers and the classic macarons. Beautiful.
Whether you’ve had to put your wedding plans on hold, or have a date set for the next couple of years, if I can help create a unique wedding cake topper for you that you can treasure forever, take a look at our Wedding Cake Toppers page here, and get in touch!