Friday, November 16, 2007
Since our baker doesn't supply the cupcake stand, I am currently on the hunt to find one. But most that I have come across are a bit tacky. Also, my other dilemma, my fiance, who is from Italy, loves the tradition of cutting the cake together but then also like the "cupcake" idea since its so "Americana" and totally different from Italian weddings. So I'm trying to see if we can have both idea's all in one. And just my luck, I came across a perfect display on Oh Happy Blog! that allows for both, genius!
While in search of simple flower displays, I came across a beautiful image from wedding planner, Mary Mix Events site, of gardenia's displayed in antique silver bowls. I love it! This is what I've been looking for, the silver gives it a more vintage look, as oppose to clear glass. Another thought, is to have them floating in vintage colored glass bowls, such as amber, blue, purple.......
(note, gardenia's have a beautiful but strong fragrance, so, its best not to have arranged on the dinner tables mixed with food, better to have them displayed on coffee tables etc...)
There's nothing better then a perfect slice of red velvet cake. A couple of weeks ago, my mom, fiance and I were taking a coffee break at 71 Irving (my home away from home), between wedding appts. and treated ourselves to red velvet cupcake, yum!........we were all in heaven. The cupcakes come from a bakery uptown called, 2 Little Red Hens.
A couple of weeks ago I ate dinner at my old stomping grounds, The Mermaid Inn in the east village and love that at the end of the meal you receive a little fortune teller.....
What a whimsical treat for each table setting, not to mention an immediate ice breaker! It will have guests talking and laughing as soon as they sit down. I ordered 200 from Momentous Occasion.