Winter Weddings, part 1: Glitz it Up!

Over the years, rhinestone ribbons have become more and more popular in weddings, especially on the cake.  You see them all the time in magazines and Pinterest.  And yet, we’ve barely used them…until now.  This past winter saw a huge flux in weddings and I swear those rhinestone ribbons were everywhere we looked.  And why not?  They sparkle and shine; they make for very clean lines and a certain elegance.  And let’s be honest, they definitely glitz and glam up a wedding.  These two weddings showcased a spectacular usage of the sparkly rhinestone ribbon:

Stephanie and Chris

Photo by Amy Carroll Photography

With their reception at the beautiful Meadowbrook Country Club in mid-December, Stephanie and Chris decided on a 3-tiered buttercream iced wedding cake.  Inside was chocolate cake filled with a decadent chocolate buttercream (perfect for December).  The remarkably simple design shines with the use of the small rhinestone ribbon and the jeweled brooch inside of the sugar “fantasy flower” we made.  These are then accented by beige-toned luster dust and a hint of disco dust.  A little sparkle goes a long way and we think this cake was a stunner!

Photos by Amy Carroll Photography


Samantha and Tyler

Photos by Turtle Pond Photography

Samantha and Tyler held their wedding reception at the Royal Park Hotel at the end of December.  The opulent décor, size of the wedding and the cake certainly made this one of the most glamorous receptions I have ever seen.  Six tiers of buttermilk cake with luscious lemon buttercream (also my favorite flavor!) covered in vanilla fondant.  Alternating designs of scrollwork accented with an antique luster dust, and a quilted pattern adorned with antiqued pearl dragées, all tied together with the use of the large rhinestone ribbon.

Photo by Turtle Pond Photography

With all of the lavish red, gold, and crystal decorations, the rhinestones and pearls shone beautifully in the light.  In this case, a lot of sparkle can also go a long way.

Photo by Turtle Pond Photography

We loved the way the rhinestones could highlight two cakes in such different ways while looking both classy and glitzy!  We hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for part 2 of our Winter Wedding series.

And a special thank you to Amy Carroll Photography and Turtle Pond Photography for sharing these beautiful photos.



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