Wedding

Dark Wedding Cakes

I love wedding cakes…LOVE THEM.  I was fortunate enough to find a wonderful baker at Skiff’s Cakes in CA to make the cake for my wedding.  It was beautiful and exactly what I wanted. And, most importantly, it was black.  Below in my salute to the black wedding cake.

My Cake

Wasn’t it lovely? It was also delicious.

Victorian Inspired

Steampunk styling, frilly details and skull cameos, what’s not to love?

Simply Beautiful

Nothing goes better with black than black.

I love wedding cakes…LOVE THEM.  I was fortunate enough to find a wonderful baker at Skiff’s Cakes in CA to make the cake for my wedding.  It was beautiful and exactly what I wanted. And, most importantly, it was black.  Below in my salute to the black wedding cake.

Square

A classic stylish color in a modern graphic shape.

Pop of Color

Touches (or more) of color set these dark delights apart from the rest.

Floral

Everyone loves wedding flowers. A traditional design element in a non traditional setting.

Nature Inspired

Perfect for spooky nature lovers everywhere.

Spooky

Perfect for the spooky, spooky lovers everywhere.

Wondering why there aren’t more skulls?  Check out my skull wedding cake post here.

 

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The Bride Wore Black?

For years before I was married I loved looking at wedding dresses.  There are so many inspiring styles and fabrics to dream about.  I wore a white chiffon dress that I absolutely loved as I had always envisioned.

More than a few people were surprised that I didn’t choose to wear black or purple or some other unusual color.  Colored wedding dresses are fantastic.  They are a great way to add some personal touches to your matrimonial celebration. They are also usually well priced since the demand is typically lower than the traditional white dresses.

Red

In some cultures red is the traditional wedding dress color and brides wouldn’t dream of wearing a white dress.  Red is a bold choice for any occasion and will certainly make for a memorable walk down the aisle.  I am a fan of the red and black combination in particular for the contrast. And because I just like adding black to everything. Being popular with diverse cultures, red wedding dresses are fairly easy to find. Just as white dresses they come in all silhouettes, styles and sizes.

Green

Green is one of my all time favorite colors and what some call my signature color. I don’t see many people opting for green dresses.  I think they are missing out on a great option. The dress pictured on the left is a personal favorite….if only I had the right occasion.

Blue & Purple

The colors of royalty though history, what better way to feel like a queen on your wedding day. Pair these with complementary colored flowers like orange or yellow for an unexpected combination.

Black & White

For those who can’t chose between black and white you can wear both! You can find a full vignette of options from mostly white with a touch of black to nearly all black with small pops of white and everything in-between.  the striped number in the top left would be fun for a Tim Burton inspired affair.

Black

The most dramatic of all wedding dress colors.  I remember a few years ago only seeing one or two styles of black wedding dresses.  Now, as more people have embraced different offbeat lifestyles and created greater demand, retailers and designers are providing far more options. From simple and sophisticated to extravagant and eccentric, you just can’t go wrong with black.

Part of me wants to renew my vows every few years just so I can plan different weddings and have fun colorful dresses every time.  I’ve had the white dress of my dreams, now I just want to play!

 

 


A Creepy Engagement

When my husband proposed to me I couldn’t have been happier with the ring.  It is beautiful and intricate and completely unique.  Lots of people dream of interesting and unique engagement rings.  Whether you’re steam punk, goth, offbeat or just not interested in the average ring there are plenty of options to suit your tastes.

White Diamond

Different means of styling the well known classic stone.

“The Stream Ring”

Basket of Diamonds

Antique Inspired Halo

Black Diamond

A personal favorite (since I have one).

Vintage Pressure Set

Three Stone Red Gold

White Gold Set

Intricate Scroll Pattern

Non-Diamond

Everyone deserves a ring that suits their individual tastes, sometime that means stones other than diamonds.

Black Jade Orb

Aquamarine Swirl

Blue Topaz Grey Gold

Emerald with Bird

Black Gold

Basically these are as far from the traditional engagement ring as on can get.

Mother Nature

Black Skulls

Black Snakes

Nature Inspired

I’m always a sucker for anything covered in branches and leaves or inspired by the ocean.

Flower Halo

Lilly

Moonstone with Branches

Tree of Life

Skulls

I saved the best for last.

White Diamond Solitaire

Black Diamond with Roses

Circle of Skulls

Four Skulls

 


Spooky Wedding Cakes

Two things often happen on Valentine’s Day; people get engaged and people get married.  Most people getting married eventually look for a wedding cake. And nothing says “till death due us part” like a wedding cake covered in skulls.  Here are some images of my favorite skull themed wedding cakes for your viewing and dreaming pleasure.

Simple, elegant and spooky…beautiful.

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Traditional with a spooky flair.  I love that this is extravagant in design, but simple in color pallet.

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This makes me think of a decadent dark wedding in the woods…which is my favorite type of wedding dream.

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This site has numerous photos for inspiration if you are looking for a skull themed cake.  I like the color inspiration on this one.

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For added drama you can go for the all black cake with tone on tone details.

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This is only a small selection of ideas.  The only limit is your imagination.

Note: I looked long and hard to find the original bakers which I could not locate.  If you recognize any of these please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.