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Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Hipster WeddingIf you don't know already, hipsters are, as defined by the consistently useful Urban Dictionary, "a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter." This subculture has gained increasing traction over the years, effecting change in mainstream values and trends. It comes as no surprise that it has opened up a whole new world of increasingly popular wedding trends (as seen in Refinery 29's info graphic featured on the left). In fact, you will often find that when we feature "twists" on different wedding traditions such as wedding cakes and cake toppers, that it is the hipster community that has inspired this push on tradition. So this week, we are highlighting those wedding cake toppers that would be at home at a hipster wedding! The following cake toppers take on this challenge of pushing against tradition while also being a part of tradition: many of which take on a vintage feel that goes in par with the Hipster tendency to search thrift shops and vintage styles.
  1. Ballroom Beauty Paper Doll Mix and Match Bride and Groom Vintage Hipster Cake TopperThis paper doll cake topper embodies the hipster tendency toward the vintage and unique. It even allows for great individualism as you can mix and match the "dolls" to suite who you are perfectly!         

  2. Hobo Wedding Cake Topper Hipster Wedding Cake TopperThis patched up bride and groom would fit in at a hipster wedding because of its vintage feel and because of it play on a hipster Bride's likelihood to refurbish her wedding dress from thrifty finds, though her artistic skill would probably be beyond square patches!

  3. Crafters Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper
    Crafty Wedding TopperThis more traditional looking cake topper makes the cut because of the Bride's less traditional dress, but also, and more so, because of the unique and colorful button adorned base!
  4. Mr & Mrs Banner Cake Topper  Banner Cake Topper This banner styled cake topper has become increasingly popular and is often found at a Hipster wedding. In fact, as demonstrated in the above info graphic, you are likely to find a banner or two as reception decor!
  5. Zebra Wedding Cake Topper Zebra Cake Topper As Hipsters tend to be on the more creative side, you are likely to find a fun and cute cake topper like these Zebra salt and pepper shakers. Salt and Pepper shakers are not wedding cake toppers? Why not? The porcelain figurines work great on top of a cake AND can be used in your new home together afterword.  The hipster in you may not be able to resist!
  6. Custom Names Topper
    Monogram Cake Topper This monogram cake topper is not only a twist on the traditional figurine cake topper, but also mixes up the traditional look of a monogram cake topper! This monogram works great with whatever desert your serving at your wedding, be it cake, pie, cupcakes, or even doughnuts!
  7.  Wood Finish Bride and Groom Cake Topper FigurineHipster Wedding Cake TopperThis cartooned take on the traditional bride and groom with the big bow tie is exactly the type of cake topper you would find at a hipster wedding. Match it with some unique flower choices and mason jar lighting and you are in business!
  8.  Language of Love Forever Wedding Cake Topper FigurineUnique Contemporary Cake Topper Hipster doesn't always mean vintage, but it does mean unique. The above contemporary cake topper speaks to the artistic nature of hipster culture and with the quote by J. Keats, it invites a more intellectual atmosphere. Additionally the daintiness of both the female and male forms adds an androgynous look that goes hand in hand with hipster culture.
  9. Blue Dutch Cake Topper Dutch Cake TopperAs the hipster community has a focus on culture and heritage, a dutch (or whatever your background is) cake topper like this one would be perfect for your hipster wedding. Please note that this cake topper is one of our salt and pepper shakers that we suggest would work great as your cake topper!
  10.  Rocking Chair Mature Couple Cake TopperHipster Wedding Cake Topper Even though this cake topper is being listed as number 10, it is an easy favorite for hipster cake toppers. It's quirky colors, thick rimmed glasses, and cardigan's fit in perfectly with the hipster fashion mantra. Aside from that, this topper speaks volumes to the idea of wanting to grow old together. How fun would it be to use this topper again for your 50th anniversary? Or, as they are also salt and pepper shakers, they can act as a reminder of the commitment you made together, for better or for worse!

What do you think of our hipster wedding cake toppers? Do they fit the bill? What is your favorite hipster wedding trend?

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Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides

Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas Ruffled-Elegant Oahu Wedding
Take a look Wedding Collectibles's "Coastal Cake Top

Cake Decorating Ideas That Are Meant to Help Brides Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, as do the pieces that build them up: centerpieces, wedding dresses, favors, and wedding cakes. The wedding cake, being one of the those must items, can be done in so many different ways and it can sometimes be hard to sort through all of the cake decorating ideas. An important thing to remember is that they are ideas, suggestions, and simply possibilities and not really rules. Of course, the cake decorating ideas that you are likely to encounter are going to be based on both tradition and the way cakes have been decorated in the past and on ways in which you can push on those traditions. As you sort through these decoration ideas, you can pick and choose between traditional and non-traditional designs. Some brides prefer pulling from the more traditional wedding cake decorating ideas because it can be a more sentimental route. However, adhering to a tradition does not mean it has to be in a traditional way. For example, wedding cake toppers are a traditional aspect of wedding cake decorations -that bride and groom at the top of the cake have been there since before you were born- but that doesn't mean you can't put a fun twist to the design. Unique Cake Toppers as a Twist on Traditional Wedding Cake Decorating Ideas

  1. Unique Animal Wedding Cake Toppers - Seal it with a kiss with this Seal Wedding Cake TopperUnique Cake Decorating Idea A lot of bride's will choose to have a beach wedding this summer and along with that you will find plenty of beach themed wedding cake toppers with seashells and feet in the sand (see: "Beach Get Away"  and "Beach Romance") which can be unique in there more natural and casual design's, but how many wedding cakes have you found with seals on top? Animal wedding cake toppers may not be every bride's cup of tea, but you can be assured that it would be an adorable and unique cake decorating idea.
  2. Take a look at a more Stylized Design for a Twist on the TraditionalStylized Cake Decorating Ideas More stylized and artistic designs can also give you a different look, but keep you in the realm of tradition. There is something beautiful about the ease of these romantic wedding cake decorations.
Other Areas of Cake Decorating to Consider Along with using unique wedding cake toppers you should take a look at mixing up the wedding cake shape, colors, and even the cake-y-ness.
  • You have choices in the shape of your cake from its height to its form. Will you choose a round cake or square? Or will you go way out of the box and create your own shape? Will you have three tiers or two? Or Will you use cupcakes?
  • Another area people are branching out are in the color of their cake. Typically, people choose a white frosted cake as its base color, but why not mix it up?
  • Do you need cake? Some couples are pushing through this tradition by using pies and other desert options in place of the traditional wedding cake. Keep in mind that choosing pies would limit your decorating options (though there are some great "Monogram" cake toppers that are great for wedding pies!)
As you go through the many cake decoration ideas that are out there, it may be overwhelming, but one of the best parts of not being the first woman to ever get married is that the many brides before you have figured out a little bit about what works and what doesn't. Be sure to take your time in deciding on who will make your cake and browse through the many cake decorating designs that are available. And there are a lot. Trust me, we would know! We specialize in wedding cake toppers!

Take a look at our Cake Toppers and Let us Know Which Cake Decorations You Like Best!

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Musts for a Beach Themed Wedding

 

 Musts for a Beach Themed WeddingWhy a Beach Wedding is an Affordable Option

Summer is just around the corner, and if you are living in sunny California, it may even feel like summer now! If you are newly engaged and planning for a Summer wedding, you may be considering a romantic wedding on the beach. Even though the beach wedding style is often considered laid back and relaxed, there is still a lot of planning and careful touches from how to do your hair for that beach humidity to keeping those centerpieces from looking like a tourist shop ( unless that is the way you want to go!) that you will need to pay attention too. Here are some items to help you keep your beach wedding theme cohesive, classy, and full of that summer love'n! 1. Lets start with you!

Wedding Collectibles - Aqua Bead Foot Jewelry

When a lot of brides dream up a beach wedding they think of effortless curls, soft flowing bridal gowns, and their bare feet in the sand. Now, think back to the last time you were at the beach. What did you feet look like at the end of the day?? Not exactly the cleanest look? There are three things we would like to suggest for your barefoot wedding plans. First, get a a pedicure! Might as well start with your absolute best foot forward and start off with clean, manicured toes. Second, have wet wipes available . This way after the ceremony and before your reception you can wipe down your feet. This would be particularly important if you do not have a lot of time in-between the ceremony and reception.IMPORTANT: Don't wipe you feet down and then stick them directly back into the sand: You need to wait till they are completely dry again or else you will just have sand stuck to your feet! And lastly, bare feet does not necessarily mean you feet must be 100% bare. In other words, accessorize with some bling! Foot jewelry works wonderfully with a beach themed wedding because it adds to that easy beauty and almost bohemian tone that the soft waves and sand invite. The foot jewelry pictured above, our "Pearl and Rhinestone", or our "Shell" foot jewelry would be a perfect addition to your beach wedding. 2. For the Ceremony: Wedding Collectibles - Beautiful Mother of Pearl Shell Ring Pillow You won't need too much beach decor if you are having your wedding ceremony at the beach because ....welll...what more do you need than the rolling waves, soft sands, and sunset in the background? What you can do is use beach themed items for the ceremony. For example you can have sea shells or smooth rocks line your aisle way instead of flower petals and starfish will always add a unique and romantic touch. Also, you can add a seaside touch to the traditional items in a ceremony such as the ring bearer pillow, the unity candle, or for the sand pouring. 3. At the Reception: Wedding Collectibles - Tropical Breeze Cake Topper There are going to be a lot of ways to incorporate your seaside wedding theme at your wedding reception, but one that you really cant skip on is the wedding cake and wedding cake topper. If you have a beach theme running throughout and then you have a plain Jane wedding cake with a traditional wedding cake topper it will have the similar look as if someone wore a business suit to go to enjoy the beach. Plus, a beach theme provides you with a fun opportunity to get creative with your wedding cake topper.      
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A Unique Cake Topper that Will Light Up Your Wedding

 

A Unique Cake Topper that Will Light Up Your Wedding

Vintage Round Light-Up Wedding Cake Topper

I used to always wonder exactly how glass cake toppers worked. Of course, there is the assumption that they work like any other, but then they light up, and I would get really confused. The etched glass light up cake toppers here at wedding collectibles are bade with a base that can be molded into the top tier of the wedding cake making the base invisible. Basically, all you would do on the wedding day is flip the switch that is in the slot  where the glass fits and then put the glass piece in, and wallah! You have a beautiful glass cake topper lit in the color of your choice that looks as if it is floating atop your cake.  We like the cake topper featured above because its round cut and vintage design offers a softness that adds elegance and romance to any wedding. Then, the light up feature gives the design a new edge that hints a contemporary vibe keeping your wedding classy and up to date. 

 

Open Heart Light-Up Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding collectibles offers so many different designs within the etched glass category to go with just about any theme. The above "Open Heart" cake topper will work universally with just about any wedding theme, but there are light up glass cake toppers that fit perfectly with beach, religious, fantasy, vintage, country, or seasonal. These cake toppers really are a unique option for that bride looking to have something different, something special, to make her wedding perfect. What is more is that these cake toppers a personalizeable and easily becomes a family heirloom. 

Beach Wedding Acrylic Heart Starfish Cake Topper

If you are not a fan of the light up feature, but you like the look of the etched glass, you have two (really more than that, but we are going to talk about two), options. The first is to simply not turn on the the light up feature. This is the route you want to go if you have your heart set on a cake topper designed to light up. The second is to take a peek at the etched glass cake toppers that we offer without the light up feature. Both create that effortless look that will melt into any wedding theme and design. 

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A Military Cake Topper for a Military Couple

If you or your soon to be spouse are in the military, then that means that your lives are going to be at a constant waist deep in that military world. Military members serve our country and deserve respect and support. Framing your wedding, or at least your cake topper, to represent your or your fiance's role in protecting our country is a great way to symbolize your constant willingness to love, sacrifice, and support your spouse throughout your whole life.  Wedding Collectibles always strives to give appropriate and fun options for our military couples to celebrate their new journey and adventure. 

Military Marine Rhinestone Cake Topper

The above figurine cake topper depicts a uniformed marine and his blushing bride. Often, military members may choose to don the military uniform as their formal wear at their wedding, and if your groom decides to wear his uniform, the cake topper should reflect that. The idea is to have your cake topper represent you and your new spouse in the best way possible. So whether your love is in the marines, navy, air force, or army, you will want to represent that military branch that he has dedicated his life to. 

Military "Over the Threshold" Cake Topper- Air Force - Navy - Army - Marines

This cake topper is a more fun rendition of a military  cake topper. It calls on two romantic images; the first being the tradition of the groom carrying the bride across the threshold of their new home together, the second being reminiscent of that iconic dip kiss photo of the nurse and sailor in times square at the end of world war II. What could be more perfect to capture your classic everlasting love, than encompassing two classic love images? What is great about this cake topper is that you can switch out which military seal that it comes with so that you can make it perfect for you and your fiance. 

Marine Military Porcelain DIY Cake Topper Base

Another great option to create your uniquely you military cake topper is to choose a military styled base and to mix it with any traditional (or not) bride and groom figurine. This allows you to have more control over exactly what your cake topper will look like. You may choose to pair it with a uniformed figurine, like what is above, or one of our other toppers such as the "Adorable Leg Pop" wedding cake topper or the "First Dance" wedding cake topper. Both options evoke senses of love, joy, and exhilaration; all of which will help any couple remember the intensity at which they started their journey together. 

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Cupcake Wedding Cake Toppers: Yes, It's a Thing

l-o-v-e cake topper Cupcake Wedding Cake Toppers A fun trend that brides who need to keep a lower budget or want to be a little less traditional with the wedding cake is to do wedding cupcakes. With cupcakes you could be sacrificing the use of a wedding cake topper -losing out on the seemingly tiny element that can add a sentimental and unique statement to your wedding - but you do not need to! This trend does not  negate the use of a cake topper! We have a wide selection of letter cupcake wedding cake toppers that you can choose from. You can decide to spell out the word love, forever, hitched or simply have your initials or Mr. and Mrs. All of these options can work for cupcake displays that are spread out on the table or mimic the shape of a cake by either going up the side or on that top row. If you are wanting a play on the traditional wedding cake, having a unique cake topper will be that perfect final element!   Another Option to Use For the Cupcake Wedding Cake Topper If you don't like the idea of having the cupcakes have a topper in them, then we would suggest that along side your cupcakes you include a small cake to be the centerpiece. A lot of couples will do this anyways in order to keep the tradition of cutting the cake or saving cake for the one year anniversary, so why not make a statement in the cake's design? Small doesn't mean it is a side note! The cake topper below has a very similar vibe as the above lettered cake toppers and can be a great addition to your wedding decor! You could display the cupcakes in a mock cake tower with the small cake at the top crowned with a unique and totally you wedding cake topper! true love banner cake topper Your Spin on the Wedding Cake Doesn't Involve Cupcakes? These cake toppers are adorable with cupcakes but can be used just as easily with the traditional cake or the not so traditional rising trend of wedding pie! You might be considering using a dessert like pie, cheesecake, or brownies if you are going for a shabby chic, vintage, or possibly country themed wedding. These hand-molded, pewter letter cake toppers would be a perfect addition to your wedding theme! 

hitched cake topper

 

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Unique Wedding Cake Toppers: What to Choose?

Unique Wedding Cake Toppers It might be seen as a small touch in the grand scheme of wedding decor, but unique wedding cake toppers will make a big impression. Think about it. Those little figurines, monogrammed letters, or love birds, are standing in for you and your groom. Plus, the wedding cake is often a central point of focus during the reception, and that puts a spot light on whatever it is you have displayed on top of that fondant frosting.  Vintage Style Wedding Cake Topper Figurine  So, what is it that you want that cake topper to say? Will it be traditional? A sweet vintage set? A sassy sexy set? One with flowers, doves, lace, or glittering monogrammed letters? Traditional for the Traditional Bride Paper Roses Wedding Cake Topper - Custom Hair Colors! If you have been dreaming of a white wedding with those ruby red roses since you discovered that white fluffy wedding dress in your mother's closet, then a traditional set may be what your heart is set on. Traditional, however, doesn't mean plain Jane. There are a lot of sets that offer customization of hair color and ethnicity. Additionally, there are so many selections of topper bases that can include lace, handmade flowers, flower arches, and a variety of subtle (or not) touches of color.   Sweet, Adorable, and a Little Bit Vintage Are you one of those couples that when people ask how you met or are witness to your googly-eyed gazing, they are swept  away by how adorably in love you are (or gag because they just can't handle your lovey dovey cuteness? If so, you need an adorable cake topper to match. Some suggestions of sugary-sweet toppers are old-time vintage porcelain figurines. These may be the type of figurines that are in your grandmother's fine china cabinet, but when placed on top of a cake at your wedding, you can be sure to get an "awww" and "how precious!"  "I'll Love U 4 EVER" Car Wedding Cake Topper Another gag-me-adorable unique wedding cake topper style would be to find one that is as googly-eyed gazing as you and your groom! Try our almost too cute "A Kiss Above" cake topper, or the just as adorable "I'll Love U 4 EVER" Car Wedding Cake Topper! Sassy and Sexy for a Bride with a Spunky Attitude So, maybe you don't want your unique wedding cake topper to be overtly gushy or perhaps you want to mix it up more than what a traditional cake topper can give you. In that case, why not just GO FOR IT!  "Super Sexy Dancing" Wedding Bride and Groom Cake Topper Figurine There is such a huge variety of unique wedding cake toppers available, that range from the kind your grandparents used, to those that might make a conservative bride blush. Or if you want to stay away from the super sexy and just go for something fun and spunky, try looking into something like our Gone Fishing Mix & Match Cake Toppers, and guarantee some playful conversations and laughs at the reception.  Unique Wedding Cake Toppers truly are that one piece of wedding decor that make a decided statement about you and your wedding. And most importantly, all that matters is what you want.  Will you be traditional, sweet, or a little more on the sassy side?
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