For the most part, weddings generally run through the same progression: ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and then dancing. Every so often, depending on the locale, you might find yourself playing some games or participating in other activities that the couple has come up with to keep you occupied and having fun. Therefore, we found it pretty inspiring when we discovered that Christie and DJ were having an “elegant” circus-themed wedding—with performers! How cool is that?
Their reception was held in the gorgeous, high-ceiling Atrium room at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. This created the perfect scenery for an aerial circus artist’s performance. Along with her partner, who did some cool tricks on the ground, they presented a truly unique, one-of-a-kind and up-close experience for the couple and all of their guests.
So how does this awesome circus performance tie into their cake? Well, while Christie truly wanted that unique wedding, she very much also wanted one that was classy and elegant. So it was up to us to work with her to come up with a proper blend of ideas. A photo that she had seen of a very vintage, lacy cupcake tower inspired Christie. When she brought it in, we used that concept to start and then gradually worked in their personal style and the circus.
Pink, black, and white were their color choices. But not just that, it was the idea of having black and white stripes throughout their wedding (as seen on these straws) from their table and aisle runners, to the menus, to the bouquet ribbons, that really inspired us for their cake. We created their top tier to have the “circus tent” top—carved, and striped black and white, of course—but classed it up with pink gumpaste rose, black and white hydrangeas, and handmade brooches. This décor then followed through in the cupcakes.
The cupcakes themselves were quite a collection. We had cupcakes covered in fondant; cupcakes iced in buttercream, some placed in Christie’s grandmother’s teacups, some plain, and some wrapped in lace; we had mini cupcakes; and we even had some mini cakes (with the ever-present black stripes). We had decorations of more pink roses, and black and white hydrangeas, brooches made of sugar dragées, hand-molded brooches, and adorable little chalkboard signs that Christie made and provided.
In the end, this was by far the most unique cupcake collection that we’ve ever made. It was classic, fun, beautiful—everything that Christie and DJ put into their entire wedding. We were so happy to be a part of this truly one-of-a-kind wedding.
Thank you to Trevor Booth Photography for sharing these beautiful photos.