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Let's get the crazy stuff out of the way first. I saw a link on a recent DIY e-newsletter to a site promoting an edible wedding dress. Really? The Gather and Nest blog features a bride wearing a dress make of a checkerboard cake - made by Lukka Sigurdardottir.
I think I found this person on Facebook and messaged them to get the details. Did not hear anything back. It's been cited in many blogs in the last month.
I found another edible cake made of cream puffs at megnut.com. I have no idea why. Crazy, but creative. I'm guessing they're built on some kind of form and are very heavy.
The cream puff dress on megnut.com.
Now that I've had my fun with that, here is a practical and fun site for baking treats for weddings, receptions or bridal showers. I found bakerella.com as a link on another site and I just love this person's idea: Wedding Cake Pops. They're small cakes on a stick that can be made for an engagement party, a shower or they can be used as wedding favors.
Wedding cake pops from Bakerella.com
Now: Some tips and trends from a local pro.
Minneapolis photographer Liz Banfield has a new book out with author Tara Guerard called "Weddings by Tara Guerard." (Gibbs Smith, $30). I asked Banfield to share some of her up-to-the minute knowledge of wedding ideas for ceremony and reception.
A former advertising executive at Fallon, Banfield now shoots weddings and editorial / advertising assignments for clients such as Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Target, Medtronic. Her photography is lovely. I've included many of her images below.
Here are trends Banfield is seeing:
The statement dress. (All photography courtesy Liz Banfield)
More natural lighting.
Brides are changing into short dresses for the reception.
More colors at receptions
And Banfield gave me some tips for receptions:
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