I just love it when a couple lets me run with a theme. Now, these two had anything but a "theme" wedding. They had an amazingly tailored, elegant affair. The reception just happened to be held at the Walker Art Center. Now, I'm not a native Minnesotan, myself, but I have lived in the Twin Cities for 19 years (damn that makes me sound old!) and I take quite a lot of pride in my chosen home. Now, New York has the Chrysler Building, the A Train, the Empire State, and innumerable other icons related to it, Seattle has that Needle-y thing, St. Louis has it's arch (one hell of a claustrophobic ride if you want to get to the top might I add). To me, Minneapolis has the Cherry and the Spoon. And what luck, to have a couple whose reception is right at that location. Even luckier to have a groom, who mentioned that he thought it would be cool to have the cake look like the sculpture.
While the entire cake as the cherry and the spoon was a little over the top for such an elegant affair, the two of them did agree that a miniature sugar version of the sculpture would make an understated, but unique cake topper. I couldn't agree more, so we had a cake topper.
But we also had a design scheme to carry through to the invitations, the Save the Dates, the cocktail napkins, menus, etc. I quickly sketched up a few versions of the Cherry and Spoon for the two of them to consider for the invites, and we landed on a really cool stylized representation to include in all of the stationery elements. Check it out on the tag to their Save the Date cards below.
I'm lucky to have clients who let me play around with stuff like this. Quite often, I have a bride in the shop who says "I just want to have 10 weddings so I don't have to choose just one cake". To which I just have to laugh to my lucky little self and know that I have about three weddings per weekend, thanks to my wonderful clients who are good enough to share them with me.