I recently spoke with wedding planners Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Bash, Please and authors of The New-Fashioned Wedding about how to give your wedding a unique edge. The creative duo is also behind the hugely popular The Cream wedding event that I recently attended in LA, a gathering of the hottest professionals and trendsetting up-and-comers in the industry. With their fingers on the pulse of what's next in weddings, Paige and Kelly shared with me fresh trends that can make each element of your big day come together into an unforgettable experience for your guests.
What would Wedding Season be without wedding cake coverage? I mean hello! When I think of weddings, my mind immediately races to images of gorgeous cakes. Each year it seems like the cakes get more and more intricate and more and more amazing. All next week I'll be highlighting lots of different kinds of cakes (groom's cakes, cupcakes, weird cakes, what to look for in a cake, and so on), but to kick things off, I thought it would be cool to find out what the latest wedding cake trends are.
I was lucky enough to speak to three of America's hottest wedding cake bakers - you've seen these ladies on TV and in magazines - and they gave me the lowdown on what's new, what's hot, and what's important. From left to right, the cakes were created by FoodTV favorite Colette Peters, Susan Morgan of the beautiful Elegant Cheese Cakes, and organic cake specialist Edith Meyer.
The first trend on the list is personalized cakes. Edith Meyer said that "Cakes for 2007 seem to be much more personal and less I-saw-this-in-a-magazine." She's even had clients bring in handpainted heirloom china to create on the cake. Another personalized trend is the introduction of the initial monogramming, as well as the return of the personalized cake topper.
This particular cake was made by Edith Meyer from sugar flowers meticulously cut to match the detail of the bride's dress.
To see a few more amazing cakes and learn some more wedding cake trends,