Tuesday, February 21, 2006
THE A,B,Cs OF ACCESSIBILITY: MAKING A WEDDING APPROACHABLE (AND FUN) (PART III)
I was on the Wedding Channel website, as it's fun for me to look at flower arrangements and wedding cakes, just for kicks.
Sure--I may not be getting married anytime soon--but for me, it's kinda fun to find something whimsical or in some way different than the norm.
You'd be surprised that you can find something unique on such a popular site as the Wedding Channel--but you just have to know where to look.
Although this is a general suggestion regarding the A, B, Cs of accessibility, I think it's an important one.
For example, who would think to do a black and white buttercream cake, individual cakes decorated as designer handbags? How about an Asian inspired cake decorated with Chinese symbols of "double happiness"? Or sugar butterflies floating over an individual buttercream cake?
Those feel a LOT different than the *yawn* pastel pink three tiered number that a lot of people may choose. Maybe the cake looks a little better than it does in clip art form (see above!) but I think you get my point!
It may seem crazy in theory, but these cakes look AMAZING in photos (and I bet even better in real life!)
Doing something different, or what I like to call off-the-cuff, is a fun way to get your guests talking--in a positive way.
Although I talked about cupcake cakes in my previous post, the point of this post isn't about wedding cakes so much as it's about finding the overall flavor of your event through unique but elegant style.
Therefore, I think it's important to research, research, research. Finding something approachable and fun is just as easy as picking the traditional and boring.