The Sophisticate: Wedding Decor, Favors and Cakes
Cake designer Carmen Emerson-Bass translated a sophisticated china pattern by Kate Spade into this extraordinary cake. Each fondant tier shimmers with the subtle blush of pale pink luster dust. Carmen cut mosaic shapes out of fondant to mimic the plate’s wing-imprinted edges, then painted gold dust in between for dimension. Fondant border bands were also painted gold. The focal point is a delicate dragonfly with tiny wings created out of gumpaste, then hand-tooled for authenticity. The sumptuous petals of the fantasy peony were sculpted of gumpaste and highlighted with pale yellow stamens and gold leaves.
There are literally hundreds of shades of pink, and each hue lends a certain sense of character. From subtle to bold, pink can convey a variety of styles. In this story we feature a pink and gold color palette with flowers and details to complete the setting. You will certainly feel a kinship with one or more of the four personas we selected for this series: pink and gold for the chic sophisticate, pink and black for the retro-modern romantic, salmon pink for the true individualist, and hot pink for the bold expressionist. By incorporating facets from each of the settings, you will undoubtedly tell your own unique story.
The chic sophisticate demands attention to detail and her style dictates a look of pure elegance with a touch of opulence. She prefers the more subtle tones of soft pink and gold, and at times she can be quite the diva. (this page)Adorned with delicate dragonflies, Kate Spade’s classically shaped fine china blends simple elegance with high style. The wing border of the June Lane Gold plate is a lovely accent to a bouquet of pale pink English garden roses and calla lilies blended with tiger orchids that mimic the dragonfly. Savvy Design’s custom invitation incorporates multiple layers of heavy pink and gold cardstock and reiterates the dragonfly theme. (opposite) Fauchon Paris chocolates epitomize the discerning taste of the sophisticated bride. The signature pink box is filled with melt-in-your-mouth chocolates.
Detail + Floral Photography by Visionari
Cake Photography By Dave Miyamoto
Event Coordination By Carolee Higashino
Flowers By Town and Country
Style Editors Robyn Iaea + Shaunna Keough
Shot at White Orchid Beach House, Maui
Stationery By Savvy Designs
Kate Spade China Available at Macy's Department Stores