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wedding blog + planning guide for creative weddings | inspiration for DIY Brides

Brenda's Wedding Blog is your online resource for planning your dream elegant wedding. Helping you find the "wow" in weddings.

Unique Wedding Cake {and Cupcake} Ideas Your Guests Will Love

When it comes to your wedding day, it's fun to spread cake {or edible goodness} into every moment of your wedding day. I'm thrilled to share these Wedding Cake Ideas from the blog's Pro Team Member Davina of Hallmark Events and Wedding Styling in London with you.

Here's some Unique Ideas to Spread Wedding Cake {or edible} Sweetness Into Your Wedding Day in a Way Your Guests Will Be Sure to Love

Suspended or Uniquely Stacked Wedding Cake

There's stacked wedding cakes and then there's STACKED wedding cakes in unique shapes. Like this stunning one from Elizabeths Cake Emporium in London. Isn't this fantastic with the hand-painted flowers?

Stacked Wedding Cake from Elizabeths Cake Emporium in London / from Top 5 Wedding Cake Ideas for your Big Day
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Personalized Cupcake Toppers

How fun is this idea? Present your guests their very own wedding dessert with a cupcake topped with a glittery name.

Cupcake Favor Boxes

Your guests will love being sent home with a sweet reminder of your wedding to enjoy either later or the next day {maybe for breakfast?}. These great cupcake favor boxes are the perfect choice to hold your wedding cupcakes in. You can choose from a rustic design, clear box style or a silver elegant box design. Which one will you choose?

Cupcake Favor Boxes - send your wedding guests home with a sweet surprise. Wedding Cupcakes for breakfast anyone?


Individual Wedding Cakes for each Table {or guest}

Why not surprise each guest with their very own mini cake at their place setting? You could even have one mini wedding cake as the table centerpiece that is just the right size to feed all at the table. And, think outside the box and go for something not expected. Maybe something with chocolate, frosting and fresh berries . . . like these Mini Double Chocolate Berry Cakes from The Kitchen McCabe

Mini Wedding Cakes - the unexpected treat for wedding guests | Mini Double Chocolate Berry Cakes from The Kitchen McCabe

I'd love to know which of the above is your favorite wedding cake or cupcake idea? Please let me know in the comments.

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How to Add Flair to Your Wedding with DIY Paper Flower Templates

Adding flair to your wedding {or bridal shower} has never been easier. With the stunning DIY Paper Flower Templates from Natalie at Paper Flora you can create four lovely blooms ranging in size from 5" up to 18".

Each of the blooms shown below come in a downloadable PDF template that lets you create the pretty flower in four different sizes. You even receive a link to view the step-by-step video. These paper flowers are perfect for decorating the backdrop of your dessert table, or maybe for creating a lovely backdrop for photos.

3 basic supplies needed to re-create these blooms once the template is purchased:
♥ Paper
♥ Scissors
♥ Glue

Right now, thru Cyber Monday - receive 40% off the PETAL TEMPLATE ONLY - it's Natalie's biggest discount all year on her most popular styles.

5 Essential Wedding Day Accessories for a Peacock Wedding {inspiration board}

If you follow me on Facebook, you likely remember seeing the brand new weekly feature which features a wedding theme and each night, a new wedding day essential is revealed. Last week was all about Peacock Wedding Theme Inspiration. Get ready to be inspired.

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The Shopping Details for a Peacock Themed Wedding:

Peacock Wedding Invitation | featuring a gorgeous illustration of the peacock feather

Victorian Peacock Wedding Necklace | a stunning necklace with Swarovski crystals in beautiful peacock blue hues with antique silver filigree

Peacock Feather High Heel | a pretty teal + purple peacock feather print on faux leather with a teal heel

WTOO Tulle Halter Neck Gown | gorgeous bridesmaids dress in teal

Jeweled Peacock Kraft Favor Boxes | adorned with purple and teal rhinestones + a teal ribbon pull{comes as a set of 24}

6 Unique Wedding Ideas : Tuesday Treasures {v1}

The other day I was thinking of something fun and new I could share with you to make your wedding planning a bit more fun. And, what better way than to share some pretty wedding treasures with you. I love finding unique wedding ideas that I can share to provide inspiration as you get ready for any of the upcoming events you'll have before saying I Do and for the Big Day.

I'd love to hear which ideas you're loving by leaving me a comment or simply liking the post if you're pressed for time. See complete details on each item below. Please note: this post contains affiliate links.

The Ultimate Wedding + Honeymoon Planner Bundle for $23.09 {digital} is the ultimate wedding planner bundle that is designed to help you track and plan the most magical time of your life. This bundle includes 3 of the most essential planners and journals that a bride-to-be would possibly need . . . Ultimate Wedding Planner, Ultimate Maid of Honor Planner and Ultimate Honeymoon Planner. There's a total of 84 pages and by grabbing these planners bundled together, you save 25%.

This large Paper Flower Wall backdrop from Paper Flora {$460+} is perfect for weddings and events. This large groups of paper flowers includes 16 flowers in 4 different sizes in shades of pink and ivory. They will cover an approximate area of 3 feet by 4 feet and make any space look like a showcase. They're perfect for use a photo booth backdrop or behind the dessert table.

The White Ceramic Pumpkin Baker Set {on sale for $14.96} not only makes for a great bridal shower decoration, but the set is a great gift for the newlyweds.

The Honeymoon Vibes Tshirt {$28} makes a perfect gift for the bride-to-be or to simply buy for yourself and pack into your suitcase.

These Nolia Studs {$38} are from the family-run jewelry label Sorrelli designs. Celebrate your event with gorgeous statement pieces illuminated with sparkling Swarovski crystals.

This Kraft Wedding Guest Book {$45} from Paper Peach Shop is the perfect touch for Rustic Chic Weddings. Each book features 100 blank pages and comes complete with a white grosgrain ribbon attached at the top of the spine.

An Intimate + Magical Day After Wedding Photo Session that combined loves of Disney + Harry Potter

Today's featured Day After the Wedding Photo Session with Leesha and Russell is filled with intimacy and magic.

It's a completely relaxed feel from the hustle and bustle of the wedding day. Get ready to be transformed to a place with the perfect blend of fairytale princess and Harry Potter whimsy.

Fairytale Themed Wedding Day After Photo Session | disney and harry potter inspired wedding photos | Wedding Photos from Laguna Beach, California / photo by Peterson Design + Photography

The gorgeous photos are from Marisa and Tim of Peterson Design & Photography. The couple had married the day before at Disneyland but wanted more photos that combined their two loves - Disney and Harry Potter. Their shoot took place at Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach and since they had a Tangled theme wedding this location was perfect. This beach features an old Victorian lighthouse type structure that was built in 1926 and contains a spiral staircase with access to the beach. Are you ready for lots of stunning photography inspiration?

Purple Bridal Bouquet with Paper Flowers | disney and harry potter inspired wedding photos | Wedding Photos from Laguna Beach, California / photo by Peterson Design + Photography

The scene was set with an elegant beach picnic that combined books, vintage luggage (for the trip to Hogwarts of course!), macarons with quiddich goals, and potion bottles. Paper flowers were made from Harry Potter book pages and there was a laser cut golden snitch. The newlyweds even had their own wands from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and champagne exclusively from Walt Disney World. All the hand painted details were inspired by the ocean setting and the soft color palette of the day after session.

Vendor Credits:
Photography, Paper Goods + Paintings: Peterson Design & Photography
Florals: Peterson Design & Photography
Paper Flowers: Anthology On Main
Design/Styling: Peterson Design & Photography
Golden Snitch: 3D Central
Table Top + Furniture: from prop collection of Peterson Design & Photography
Shoes: Converse
Flower Crown: SquishNChips
Macarons: Bolu Bakery (from Fullerton, CA)
Suit: J Ferrar