Jan and Brian were friends. They ran in the same circles, and hung out with the same group of people. Nothing more. Until, as I was told, one night when they all went out and she wore this pair of high heel leopard skin shoes. According to Brian, that was it. Who needs cupid when we have Gucci and Manolo? Needless to say, when they began planning their wedding, Jan knew that one part of her wedding ensemble had already been determined. And what better than wearing the shoes that made it all possible? How about topping the wedding cake with a frosting replica? Okay!
It turns out that our Groom had some pretty awesome footwear in mind for the day as well. A pair of Vans that were designed with a wingtip pattern on them. Now we've got a pair of cake toppers!
It took us two weeks to build the frosting shoes, piece by piece they had to be dried in the proper shape, and assembled bit by bit, then handpainted. I have a new respect for all of those Italian shoe makers out there. But once they were complete, and perched upon a cake trunk, hatbox, and shoebox, it was worth every minute.
They kept the cake a secret from everyone, but we gave them all a little hint with the invitations. A wine colored folder with leopard skin paper accents and the wingtip motif printed as a border around the text. I have the best job in the world.