STYLED SHOOT: Chic Moody Wedding Inspiration with Erin Morrison Photography

 

VENDORS

Photography | ERIN MORRISON PHOTOGRAPHY

Dress Store | THE GILDED GOWN

Styling | TEAM WEDDING  + THE BRIDE LINK

Florist |  LB FLORAL

Venue | CANDORO MARBLE FACTORY

Rentals | POTTERY BARN

Rentals |  ALL OCCASION PARTY RENTAL

Hair | ROSES AND LACE

Makeup | ROSES AND LACE

Stationery  |  THE TRISTAR SCRIBE

Groom’s Attire | REGAL TUXEDO

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Rock Prom! Find the Best Dress for Your Body Type

Selecting the perfect prom dress that looks like it was practically made for you, is all about embracing your body type and celebrating your favorite features. Everybody has body parts they worry about. Short, thin, tall, curvy, well-endowed or tiny, all girls want to look their absolute best at Prom. Accentuate your positives, dress to flatter your figure and you will rock your prom dress for sure! It’s all about balance and proportions. Want to pick the best prom dress for your own special body type? Read on for some easy tips on how to select a style that fits YOU best! Remember our friendly stylists at The Gilded Gown are trained to assist you find the absolute perfect style that you will love, too.

Are you Petite?

Try a dress with a sheath or column silhouette, ‘cuz those long, lean lines lengthen the body visually. Princess seams which run vertically up and down a dress will also make you look taller. If you want a princess style ballgown, try one with a strapless, sweetheart top but a flowy skirt. The fewer layers in your skirt, the better. Short dresses are also good for petites, especially when paired with some amazing high heels. Empire waisted gowns are another perfect option!

Column silhouette with princess seams and sweetheart neckline

Are you worried about your bust?

Keep the girls in check with a corset style dress with built-in boning. The structure and support will have you carefree and dancing. Or, try an illusion top gown for tons of security. We love their ease of wear. And you can’t go wrong with a defined waist dress!

Illusion Top gown with a defined waist

Want a boost in your bust?

Your best choice is a plunging v neck dress. These dresses feature super low necklines, sometimes with sheer panels, which are very popular this year. You can also try a dress that is heavily beaded or sequined on the bust area to emphasize what you’ve got. A sweetheart neckline accentuates as well.

 

Plunging V

Heavily Embellished Bodice

Want to look little in the middle?

A-line gowns are the most forgiving style and they are also super easy to wear and comfy. Sitting, dancing, and even eating are no problem in this silhouette. Your midsection will be discreetly concealed by layers and layers of tulle. Another style to try is a dress that features flattering pleats (called ruching) that camouflage any unwanted lady lumps. Consider emphasizing your shoulders with a cap sleeve selection. Creating the illusion of more width in this area will make everything below it appear more narrow.

A line, flowy dress

Concerned about your arms?

Sleeves are cool these days, and we are really happy about that. Try a gown with three-quarter sleeves for a fresh, fun, modern take. You will be covered, but stylin’, with a glamorous lace top.

3/4 Lace Sleeves

What to slim down your lower half?

Try on dresses with A-line skirts, but stay away from anything TOO full to avoid that tu-tu look. We suggest a color blocked dress featuring a fun pattern, with a dark top. Two piece gowns are also a nice option.

 

Whatever your shape, you can feel confident and beautiful! We invite you to come view our selections for Prom2K18 at The Gilded Gown. We have a huge selection of all styles and colors in stock. Plus all sizes are available from 000-36. Easy layaway program! And, we register your gown so you can be sure to be the only one at your school in your dress.

 

Woodsy Weddings! Rustic Style Ceremonies are Still a Trend For 2018 #nomasonjarsneeded

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,

And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;

When the air does laugh with our merry wit,

And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.

~William Blake

Woodsy Weddings are super popular for 2018, with a bounty of natural elements such as armloads of greenery, shafts of sunlight, the crunch of leaves underfoot, and the glorious woods setting the stage. The upcoming season’s take on the ever-popular rustic themed wedding is an updated, more nature-inspired affair. Think fresh-face brides, hand made signs, whole foods, and the gorgeous backdrop of mother nature.

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “A grove of giant redwood or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral.” And we think exchanging your vows in a forest grove is effortlessly romantic and an appropriate choice of settings. You can enhance the beauty of nature with just a few key pieces of decor such as a hanging crochet arbor, or an antique bike topped with a box overflowing with flowers. Flower petals can still pave the way down the aisle, even in an outdoor “cathedral.”

Something about an outdoor wedding, especially in the woods, evokes a carefree feeling. We love long, loose waves for the bride at such a wild and free ceremony. And we think that keeping decor simple with elements found in nature such as wood slices, wildflowers, and antlers brings home the woodsy spirit. An especially rustic basket would be endearing as a flower girl basket.

Embrace this trend by utilizing vintage glass bottles, galvanized metal pails and stacks of wooden crates. And of course bring in lots of greenery, and lots of unstructured florals. Wayfair has an awesome collection of nine crates on sale for less than $90, available here. You could give them an aged appearance by simply adding a touch of stain. Plus, these crates could easily transition into your home decor after the wedding.

Nothing is more woodsy than, well, actual wood. This is a rustic wedding staple, an element that we’ve seen in years past, and it will remain relevant in 2018. Wood stumps, branches and slices of tree trunks offer limitless possibilities from seating, to place settings to cake stands. Factory Direct Craft sells wood slices here.

For creative, earth-friendly woodsy favors consider handing out evergreen saplings. This gift that is a keepsake which continues to grow with your family and friends. Homespun, handmade favors in simple kraft bags embellished with paper doiles and tied with string are another good choice. Or hand out pine cone fire starters, a great DIY project.

Easy & Affordable

DIY PINE CONE FIRE STARTER SUPPLIES:

Soy wax flakes

Pinecones

Wired candle wicking

Wooden spoon

Double Boiler

Wax paper

Melt your wax over a double boiler. Let it cool for about 15 minutes. Meantime, wind candle wicking around your pine cones, and tie the end into a little loop at the top of your pinecone. Dip each pinecone in the cooled, melted wax until it is fully submerged. Remove with wooden spoon and let cool on waxed paper. After about 15 minutes re-dip each pinecone. Repeat a couple more times. Re-melt and re-cool wax if needed. You can add color to the wax and scented essential oils to the melted wax if you so desire. Need better instructions? Martha Stewart knows waaay more than we do….here is her recipe

 

 

BRIDAL STYLE: Get Your Glow On! Top Performing Primers for a #RadiantWeddingDay

Getting your Glow On is so Important on Wedding Day. ‘Cuz guess what? When your fiancee takes that walk down the aisle towards you, his eyes will be looking in one single place. He’s not gonna be focusing on the gorgeous dress you agonized over, or even your amazing floral crown. He won’t be checking out the perfect bouquet that took weeks of planning with your florist. Neither will he be looking for his friends to high-five down the aisle.

Your guy is gonna be 1000% laser focused on YOU and your beautiful, beautiful face. So, for sure, you are going to want that face to glow. Of course, you WILL already be radiant with happiness; but it won’t hurt to have dewy, plump, natural, healthy, glowy, illuminated skin, too. One way to get that glow? Primers!!! And we’ve got the top ones here for you to choose from!

If you desire a lit-from-within, healthy-looking, radiant face on your wedding day (and we know you do!) we highly recommend BECCA’s Backlight Filter Face Primer, $38 at Sephora. This stuff helps blur imperfections and imparts the most radiant glow to your face, EVER. This magical liquid creates a super-smooth canvas for your makeup, extending its wear for hours and hours. (Long enough for your wedding AND your reception.) Infused with BECCA’s proprietary blend of light enhancing luminescent, crushed pearls, this one-of-a-kind, lightweight, whipped fluid creates and acts as an instant filter. Packed with vitamin E, this wonderful formulation minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Mix a few drops with your foundation for an even more diffused, romantic, soft-focused radiance that allows your complexion to glow.

Want to perform a bit of magic on your face? Try this holy grail primer beloved by makeup artists for years. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $36 at Sephora (in any of their collection of superstar primers) instantly primes and evens skin tone. Packed with high-def spheres which blur imperfections, this transparent primer gel makes makeup look better and last longer. All you have to do is smooth a layer over clean, moisturized skin before you apply your makeup. Your makeup will glide on flawlessly and even better it will last for hours and hours. Lines and pores will diminish and your skin will look as smooth as a flattering Snapchat filter! Another benefit? It also works on your hair to tame frizzies.

Expect nothing less than a revolutionary beauty product from the storied House of Dior. The respected French fashion house delivers a powerhouse primer, Airflash CC Primer, available for $50 at Neiman Marcus . This one is perfect for brides looking for a radiant complexion! Their revolutionary spray technology brightens dull complexions, color corrects imperfections, erases shadows, AND evens out skin tone. This exclusive formulation includes an energizing mix of minerals to refresh the skin as well as hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth. YASSSS! You can layer this product under your foundation to set and hold, or use it alone for a radiant glow.

For illuminated, effervescent, glowing skin we definitely recommend starting your wedding-day makeup look with a primer. Your skin will look amazing, and your makeup will last through every single step of your day. Most importantly, your guy will fall even more in love with you as he watches only your beautiful, radiant face as he walks towards you and your happy-ever-after.

Save a TON on Your Wedding Dress. The National Bridal Indoor Sidewalk Sale is Going On NOW thru December 23rd!

Beautiful brides, have we got an awesome sale for you! The best sale we’ve ever had in fact!!!! We have extended our National Bridal Indoor Sidewalk Sale Event from now until December 23rd. This is your opportunity to purchase a bridal gown for less! You won’t be sacrificing style or quality, you’ll just be saving a TON of money! And this time of year, as we all know, is hard on the wallet.

What kind of savings can you expect?

You can expect to save from 25% to 50% off designer wedding dresses. Many dresses are priced from $200 – $500 in our sale section! You can also save 50% off on all accessories. That includes veils, jewelry, bridal sashes and more! I know, it’s crazy. But we love our brides, we love the bridal industry, we are grateful for our business built on love, and we love to sell dresses. We love to make people happy, especially when they find the dress that pulls their heart strings. When we are able to pass amazing deals on to our brides, we do. And right now, we are! Please, please come see our luxurious selection of stunning wedding dresses. You’ll be so happy you did. And we will be thrilled to have you.

What kind of selection do you have?

Our store is huge. 6400 square feet of fashion and fun. Our owner likes to stock a ton of dresses. We have sooooooo many dresses right now. And most of them are ON SALE. We have every style from glam to boho. Love lace? We’ve got it! Taffeta? Yep. Satin? Yes, of course. Billowy chiffon? Absolutely.  No matter what your wedding dress vision is, we most likely have a dress to fulfill it.

What designers are on sale?

We carry a large assortment of designers in our bridal boutique. That diversity is reflected in the gowns reduced for this once-in-a-lifetime sale! David Tutera by Mon Cheri Bridal dresses are all marked down half off. Many styles of Justin Alexander, Lillian West, Sincerity and Sweetheart are marked down to 25% to 50% off.  Assorted designers ranging from Maggie Sottero to Romantic Bridals can be found in our regular half-off section, too.

What kind of accessories do you have?

We have EVERYTHING from garters, hair vines, pearl encrusted tiaras, gold crowns, floral crowns, rhinestone combs, bridal sashes, veils of every persuasion, bracelets, earrings, bling and glitz.

Will you have things on sale in my size?

We have every size in stock from 000 to size 36. If you have any concerns about sizes, please call us at The Gilded Gown at 865-329-4905. We’ll be happy to check the sale dresses to see how many we have left in your size.

 

What kind of financing do you offer?

The Gilded Gown has the easiest four-month layaway plan. There is a $50 layaway fee. That $50 plus the cost of your dress and tax is simply divided by four.  To put your dress (and accessories) on layaway you just pay 25% of the total. Then you just have to make payments for the next three months. Our layaway plan is so popular with our brides because it is easy, affordable and stress-free.

What are our store hours?

The Gilded Gown is open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday our hours are 11 am until 7 pm. On Sunday we are open from noon until 6 pm.

How do you make an appointment:?

Easy, just give us a call at 865-329-4905! Walk-in brides are welcome, but appointments are definitely encouraged on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as we get super crowded.

See you soon! xo

 

CAKE BREAK: Color Block Wedding Cakes

Design trends usually have an interesting history. The current craze for color blocked confections can be easily traced back to the work of artist Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter whose modern, abstract style was distilled into very simple, geometric paintings. Color-blocking is thought of as the exploration of taking colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations. We love how a concept can originate with an artist, pop up in fashion a couple decades later, and then get “discovered” fifty years after that.

Yves Saint Laurant, the famous French clothing designer, inspired by Mondrian, translated the trend into fantastic cocktail dresses back in the 1960s.

So, the colorblock “trend” has been around for awhile – but it’s been cropping up in creative new ways in fashion. From multi-hue dresses to colorful separates to bright accessories, this style is everywhere:

The design world loves color-blocking, and it is showing up in clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture and home decor. We present the joyfully, color blocked, woven Tropicalia chair by Patricia Urquiola:

These days this concept has found its way into the hearts of bakers and brides, and has been transformed into so many beautiful wedding cakes. Some are color blocked on the inside:

But most are color blocked on the outside:

A delicate take on this style trend, uses soft colors and metallic touches to deliver the trend in a classic wedding palette:

The craftsmanship and coolness of the baker at Letterpress Bakery of Canada, produced this combination of color blocking in soft plum, gold and cream paired with succulents for this incredible work:

The addition of lush florals add romance to multi-tiered cakes in tones of burgundy, pink and grey:

The black, gold and white color blocking on this dramatic cake radiates style:

De La Creme Creative Studio, a powerhouse bakery located in St. Louis, Missouri, makes literally the most beautiful wedding cakes we’ve ever seen. They specialize in fabulous, artistically-inspired creations for brides willing to have the very best. Several of their designs incorporate color blocking, in the softest, sweetest pastels. Behold the eye candy:

This cake combines gentle color blocking with sequins and stripes:

A magnificent multi-tiered cake with an embossed layer and a super cool floral wreath encircling a monogram:

Here is an additional confection featuring a wreath on the front. We are sensing another trend here!!! Love this!!

Cascading roses top this darling two layer cake. The embossed piping on the bottom layer is divine. Yes.

Pale blue, silver and rhinestones deliver a Marie Antoinette-worthy wedding cake. Swags of jewels, a monogram, tufting, draping, bows AND color blocking. Yeah, and we count six layers:

It’s pretty cool how a Dutch painter’s work from back in the 1930s is informing wedding trends in cakes today. From artist, to design world to fashion to cakes – color blocking has made quite a journey. The inspiration utilized bright primary colors and the interpretation has softened the look to translate into wedding-worthy shades.

 

 

 

WEDDING INSPO: Pale Pink Wedding * Millennial Pink Palette #millennialpinkwedding

 

We love the ethereal, desaturated shades of pink, known as pale pinks, also referred to all over social media as “millennial pink.” Whatever you choose to call it, this sweet set of colors has swept the fashion world. Each one so soft, so appealing, & so so perfect for a wedding palette! No longer relegated to little girls, this new rendition of pinks are current, hip and all the rage in the design world. The best of all? We love Pantone 489 U, cuz we think it is the perfect combination of blush, pale pink and nude. Which one is YOUR favorite?

You can incorporate your fave shade into your wedding day by adding tons of pink details from the decor all the way down to your feet. Pale pink Converse are an adorable option for a pink #obsessed bride! And including swags of pink on the chairs looks super cute. Really, really feeling it? Try a fashion-forward pretty pink hair tint! LOVE!

You can find inspiration for this color palette literally everywhere! Nature gives us darling flowers and the palest flamingos. One of the world’s most respected color experts, Annie Sloan, gives us the perfect Chalk Paint, in Antoinette! You could whip up some awesome DIYs with this stuff!

Outdoor wedding? Try the “Pink Forest” sunnies from Illesteva. These would be on point for your honeymoon too!!!

Will you be needing a bridal bag in this seasons’ key color? Ummm, yeah!! Especially if it is this Pink GG Marmont Matelassé Cross Body Leather Shoulder Bag by Gucci.

Your wedding day mannie will be apropos if you decide on Essie’s “Blushing Bride.” The hugest bouquet ever will help drive your color story home. And ballet inspired shoesies will certainly be adorable on you.

And since we’re on the topic of bouquets, look at these insanely inspirational handfuls of gorgeousness….

Pale pink flowers, we adore you.

And these shades of florals look perfectly wonderful on guys, too.

Pink details can add so much whimsy to your wedding day. Try cotton candy favors, big balloons and that ever-popular wedding prop, the mason jar, this one updated with an on-trend color and a dip in glitter!

Pale pinks look fantastic paired with metallics, whether it is the sparkly silverness of mercury glass or glittery gold.

And, if you so happen to love sparkles, try bedazzling the bottom of your wedding shoes in silver glitter. So fun in photos! Or have a custom brooch bouquet made incorporating all kinds of bling. If your budget is boundless, have your wedding in a castle and spend a bazillion dollars on hanging floral orbs of beauty. We know we would!

Rose gold is another metallic that works with pink. Especially if we are talking about rose gold sequins! Dress up your tables with runners of rose gold, and dress your maids in a variety of rose gold and blush.

Or combine cream with your color story, to add a delicate touch. Doesn’t this cake look yummy? We want to sit down in that perfect chair with a big piece right now!

Of course your cake element will need to be pink. And boy oh boy are there some lovely pink cakes out there.

Millennial pinks are modern, cool and versatile, so whichever shade of pale pink you decide to roll with, we know it will make your wedding day beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIDAL FYI: What the heck is a crinoline? Hoop Skirts, Petticoats and Other #bridalunderpinings

As a bride-to-be you have to immerse yourself in a whole new world of wedding-ness as you prepare for your special day. Not only do get to figure out your own personal style in terms of wedding decor, color schemes and your dress, but you also learn a ton along the way. For instance you quickly become familiar with a host of wedding terms like trumpet, bustle, and silhouette while you pour over gowns on pinterest. At a consult with your florist you learn about boutonierres and breakaways, at your cake tasting they’ll be throwing out words like ganache and marzipan. But you may have heard another mysterious remark whilst trying on wedding dresses. Perhaps your stylist mentioned something like, “a crinoline will do wonders for this ballgown.” And you’re thinking, ‘ummmm…a what? What the heck is a crinoline and what is it going to do to this dress?’

A crinoline, my dears, is basically a slip, usually made of horsehair, that helps support the design of your dress. And here’s where you are most likely thinking, ‘Wait, horsehair?’ Yep, that’s right, crinoline is a net-like material that is made from actual horse hair, or a combo of horse hair and polyester, silk or cotton. Merriam-Webster defines a crinoline as, “a full stiff skirt or underskirt made of crinoline.” The fabric is durable, easily shaped, and was first used way back in the 16th century to support the elaborate gowns the European high society wore every day. Throughout history women have worn some type of crinoline or other underpinings to pouf out their skirts. Hoopskirts, petticoats and slips have all been worn for centuries and we find it cool that they are all still used in modern society for brides, royalty and quinceañeras. Check out these awesome vintage underthings that paved the way for current day styles:

Back in the day, the height of fashion apparently dictated a giant hoop skirt contraption, a team of four or five ladies, and some sort of pulley system to lower it over head to achieve a staggering dress width. The completed look is divine but looks at least 12 feet around! A couple thoughts: How did she fit through doorways? And how cute is the puppy in the last shot?

The petticoat, a close sister to the crinoline, is an underskirt usually a little shorter than outer clothing and often made with a ruffled, pleated, or lace edge. We found this amazing pic of a 1950s era lingerie fashion show. Look at all the beautiful slips.

 

You’ll be able to accentuate the line of almost any style wedding gown you chose with a bridal slip.  A poufy crinoline will add dimension and fluff to your ballgown skirts, while a tiered slip with a train will support any softly layered skirt.

Add personality to your ensemble with a softly hued petticoat:

Or even incorporate a richly colored slip for major sass:

Your bridal stylist is an expert in helping you choose the right underpining for your wedding dress.

You might not need anything extra under your gown, as many modern bridal styles are flowy and pre-lined. But, it is nice to know what the heck a crinoline is, and a little about it’s history. Plus, they just look so cool. And, even sometimes edgy:

 

Style Your Wedding: Hanging Decor #Don’tGetHungUpOnDecor #HangingWeddingDecor

Brides are you looking for something extra special to amp up your wedding decor? Consider using Hanging Decor! Hanging decor can consist of greenery, paper, glass, flowers or just about any grouping of objects you like. This type of decor works well when you have a large quantity of items. Say your guy loves vintage watches, well you can easily incorporate that element for him. But, hang just one pocket watch and it would look weird swinging around over your groomscake table, right? But hang a group of old-time pocket watches and you look like the coolest design maven ever. “How did she think of that?” your guests will exclaim to one another as they admire your ingenuity.

Fabric makes wonderful hanging decor elements. Swag swaths of chiffon to construct a billowy canopy over your tables. Wrap chandelier chains in ribbons for a sophisticated look. Or, suspend a bunch of ribbons, vertically, from the ceiling for a colorful and whimsical display.

Looking to go ALL OUT? Then we suggest transforming your wedding reception venue’s ceiling into a dazzling display with hanging branches, floral decor and/or chandeliers.

Or, achieve a simpler, but equally pleasing style aesthetic by hanging glass bottles with single stems and string. These bottles can be collected from dollar stores, craft shops, thrift stores and flea markets in the months before your wedding. So sweet!

We love the tried and true, typical hanging decor like paper lanterns, paper fan decorations and hanging tissue paper flowers. Especially when you put a ton of them together. Yeah, it’s been done before, many times, but that’s because it WORKS. Paper lanterns are festive, fun, and light-hearted. And, affordable. Such an easy way to impart major chic to your space. These items come in every color under the sun so they can add to any wedding color scheme. Joyful never goes out of style!

String some flowers upside down for some serious style impact. A simple assortment of stems can be utterly transformed just by hanging them upside down by their stems. See?

Floral elements look even cooler hung in combination with geometric shapes.

Including lighting with your hanging decor can amp up the amazingness, especially for evening weddings. A multitude of twinkle lights hung vertically in a tree is utterly stunning. Lanterns strung up with jute rope and adorned with lush flowers dress up a tree. Hanging glass orbs with candles add a glamorous dose of romance!

White paper flowers on fishing line are an inexpensive and simple design solution, plus they aren’t going to wilt. Have your bridesmaids and family help you make up tons of these puppies ahead of time. Sewhistorically.com has a great tutorial here for making white jasmine flower garlands. Best part? You don’t even need any glue! For the wedding hang them up in great quantities for a lovely look.

Whatever style you want to convey at your wedding, you can easily incorporate some hanging decor to bring it! No need to get hung up on what to do, just use some creative and gorgeous hanging wedding decorations.

CAKE BREAK: Beaded & Sequined Wedding Cakes #BeadedWeddingCake

We’ve always got time to “research” beautiful, glamorous, delicious-looking wedding cakes for our brides. And this time we focused on cakes dripping with decadent, delectable, edible sequins and pearls. Now, if only we could figure out how to reach through our computer screen and grab ourselves a piece (or a whole cake)!!!

Beaded and sequined bridal cakes are an upscale take on traditional tiered wedding cakes. And, these beauties lend themselves to just about any wedding theme. For example, the beaded confection below, by the amazing self-taught cake artist Lina Veber, who Cake Geek Magazine has called “one of the world’s premier sugar flower artists,” would work perfectly for any rustic wedding. We love the charming purple ribbon that encircles the cake. Check out Lina’s website to get super inspired about your own wedding cake: Lina Veber Cake Bakministeriet

We love the soft, romantic vibes the next set of delicately beaded cakes display. The faintest hint of pink coupled with pearls and rosettes make the sweetest looking cakes, ever. Garden wedding? Try one! The floral elements would also pair nicely with any tea party themed nuptials, too.

Rebekah Naomi Cake Design the cakery of acclaimed American baker Rebekah Wilbur produced this gorgeous gold and green four-tiered number. The edible bead work is just exquisite! This would be right at home at any sophisticated affair!

The monochromatic white and silver metallic cakes below demonstrate the glamorous options available to the discerning bride. Delicate pearl beading paired with enchanting rhinestones add elegant flair to the confections. These could bring loads of design flair to any classic style wedding. They just ooze sophistication! And, somehow, they’re sort of understated AND over-the-top at the same time.

Looking for a more dramatic cake statement? What about this Ah-mazing black and white pastry we found on Pinterest. Just…WOW.

Our crew is obsessed with this adorable, itty-bitty sequined cake. How perfect for a small, intimate wedding. Even if it’s just the two of you going to the courthouse, a wedding cake is still in order. DIYers you can even make this yourself by following the tutorial on mycakeschool.com.

The edible sequins come in all shades of metallic, so you can be sure to have your favorite included on your cake. Rose gold!!! Gold!!! And you can add a pop of any color you like to pull in your wedding scheme. The pink rose really stands out against the background of gold sequins!

Beading and sequins add to towering cakes, too. Combined with ruffles, floral accents, and other cake decor, the embellishments add pizzazz and sumptuousness to each layer. Perfect for traditional and large weddings. Plenty enough so that you can freeze the top layer for your anniversary.

This ocean blue square cake with gold “rope” trim would be well-suited to a beachside ceremony.

For the utmost in chic cake, we suggest a stunning black cake loaded with elaborate beading and floral elements. The splendor of this cake works for the fanciest of occasions. We feel it would suit any ritzy, big city wedding. Or any wedding where you want to impress the heck out of your guests. This one is almost too magnificent to eat. Almost.

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