Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wedding Cake Artistry

A wedding can be seen as a collection of matches made in heaven.  Of course the first match made in heaven is the happy couple, but then as the details of the wedding come into focus, we find more examples of perfect pairings.  A venue that will put on a celebration tailor-made for the the soon-to-be newlyweds; a DJ and MC who clicks with them right away and whose personality will keep the crowd happy and dancing all night long,  shoes to complement THE perfect dress.

But there's one element that can sometimes be overlooked and underestimated in terms to how much impact it can have when its done right.

I present, The Wedding Cake.

She can be a thing of beauty.


She can be, literally, a little slice of heaven.

Layers of love... and perfection

But most importantly,  a wedding cake is an unofficial decor element, albeit an edible one, and a lot of times, if there's one misstep April and I see, is a wedding cake or dessert that doesn't quite complement or, isn't on the same level aesthetically, as the rest of the wedding. Wedding cakes have come a long, looooong way in terms of flavours, design, embellishments and moreover, wedding desserts have evolved beyond cakes, to include such options as cupcakes, macarons, designer eclairs, even artisan cheese wheels!

A macaron wedding dessert to tempt and tease

Macarons AND eclairs? I'm IN!
Via Pinterest 
Not as sweet, but still a treat - a cheese (wheel) cake

I'm not sure if it's because other wedding details overshadow it, or is it because I absolutely LOVE cake and desserts, but I wanted to share a post about a cake baker who is elevating the humble and woefully overlooked wedding cake to major star status!  Ron Ben-Isreal is single-handedly returning wedding cakes to the main stage, re-imagining what makes an unforgettable cake, introducing new ways to decorate and personalize them and touches on just why the wedding cake should be given serious consideration!

*~Wedding Cake Masterclass: The Artful Importance of a Wedding Cake!

If there are two takeaways from this PDA (Perfect Dessert Appeal) to be had, they would be:

1) Treat your wedding cake like an important member of your decor family and let your cake be an edible, visual extension of your day; and

2) I love wedding cake. Please send your unloved or unclaimed slices my way!

Wishing you a day as limitless as you are~
Lisa and April

Monday, 25 July 2016

The Honeymoon Fail That Is Made of Win!

A couple that laughs, lasts!

Murphy's Law dictates that no matter how prepared we are in life, no matter how much time and effort we put into preparing for any and everything under the sun, well, something will come along and upend all that meticulous planning! In matters of the heart, and in particular wedding planning, this principle is magnified and can be a constant theme.... But even in the middle of the chaos or upheaval, things always work out in the end, thanks to quick thinking by the 'village' (planners, vendors, wedding party, etc)  So what do you do if the wedding goes off without a hitch - but the honeymoon takes a turn for the unexpected? As in, the groom's travel visa doesn't come through and he can't take part in the big trip?


If you're newlywed Huma Mobin and her new husband Arsalaan Sever Butt, you go on the trip with a heavy heart, your in-laws, and a healthy sense of humour! Huma went on her honeymoon with her in-laws and her photos from the trip are amazing! Her pictures were tongue-in-cheek photo postcards wishing that Arsalaan was with her and nuzzled into the crook of her arm.

Solo honeymoon blues!

As the trip progresses, she loses her phone and is doubly sad and empty without either at her side.


I can't even imagine how she would've felt sending pics to the hubby at home while she was on THEIR honeymoon but I love how the way she took this lemons and served us lemonade with a twist (take that, Beyoncé!)

*~A honeymoon to remember! When one half of the dynamic duo is home bound!~*

As we're knee-deep is last-minute wedding planning and pre-wedding nerves, let's take a minute to appreciate one bride who took her holiday snafu and made the best of it!

Wishing you a day as limitless as you are~
Lisa and April