Ringing in the New Year

Photo by Marvin Hall Photography

How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve?  Maybe nothing?  Private plans or a big party?  Ever been to Times Square?  Well how about having a wedding?  That’s how Chelsea and Bryan celebrated the last day of 2012.

Photos by Marvin Hall Photography

When Chelsea and Bryan first came in for a consultation they had a few design options in mind.  Since their wedding was on New Year’s Eve, they decided to go for a classy, yet fun celebration style picking the colors black, white, and silver.  While we had secret discussions about designing the cake to reflect details of her wedding dress (we couldn’t give the details away to Bryan!), in the end, Chelsea had fallen in love with the popular black lace design.  We gave her what she wanted.

Photo by Marvin Hall Photography

We were, however, still able to keep one secret.  At the point when Chelsea kicked Bryan out of the initial consultation to discuss her dress she also brought up wanting to order a surprise groom’s cake.  We love surprises!  Apparently Bryan is a big photography buff so Chelsea wanted a camera cake to honor one of his passions.  As you can see in the pictures, an idea that started off as a camera cake actually turned into a party cake with a handmade chocolate Canon Rebel—his camera—as the topper.  Chelsea decided that she wanted a fun, celebratory cake honoring the holiday, but remaining masculine since it was technically a groom’s cake.  We kept true to the color scheme by covering the cake in white fondant, decorating it simply with twirled black and silver stripes and silver dragée accents.  And since this was a party, we opted for sparkly disco dust to highlight Happy New Year!

Photos by Marvin Hall Photography
Photos by Marvin Hall Photography

I had to ask though, why get married on New Year’s Eve?

They had a wonderful reason.  Both Bryan’s parents and grandparents got married on New Year’s Eve, 29 and 64 years ago.  They’ve now made it a third generation tradition!  Plus, Chelsea said, they couldn’t think of a better way to start the New Year.  What a party!  Congratulations Chelsea and Bryan and Happy 2013 to everyone out there.

Photo by Marvin Hall Photography
Photo by Marvin Hall Photography