For those of you who might have actually read my previous posts, you'd know that Kevin and I are having cupcakes at our wedding reception rather than having one big cake. Now even though we won't have a cake that's all fancily decorated, that doesn't mean we can't make our cupcakes pretty too! (Now we may have the bakers make us a little tiny cake so we can do the whole cake-cutting thing, but I digress.)
That's where our cake toppers come in!
I had always planned on making our cake topper, but had originally thought of doing something simpler like this:
|Some decorative paper, two skewers and you're done!|
When it got to the part about the wire legs, I thought the tutorial was pretty lacking so I went in search of something that went a little more in depth. That's when I found this one, which broke the steps down perfectly. I embellished the lady birdie with some blue lace BEFORE I stitched all of the parts together, and then added the bead eyes, flower and veil on at the very end. I even found some leftover ribbon to make Kevin's birdie a little bow tie :)
Even though they may have taken me a whole afternoon to make, I think they're super cute and will be another added decorative element that fits in nicely with the theme of the day. Kevin also suggested that we turn them into Christmas ornaments after the wedding so we can still show them off. What a great idea! I knew I kept him around for a reason....
Now that Kevin and I are all married and got our photos back from our photographer, I figured I would include the professional photos of these birdie cake toppers in addition to my amateur ones. Enjoy!