Rustic Wedding Ideas for your Country WeddingRustic weddings are more popular than ever, but not every city or location is equipped with a Rustic Wedding venue. Besides a venue, here are 6 rustic wedding ideas you can use to incorporate a little country into your big day. Bluegrass Whiskey Barrels These whiskey barrels are a unique way to add some country flair. Use them as drink dispensers at your wedding rehearsal dinner or reception, as a decor piece on your guest book table or bar, or they can double as gifts for your groomsmen or your father of the bride/groom! Available in 1oz, 2oz, or 3oz sizes and can be customized with initials or two lines of text. A fun idea your wedding guests will love! Burlap Silverware Holders Transforming your reception tables is a simple yet effective way to incorporate a rustic feel. These burlap silverware holders are available in a set of 4, and have "Eat, Drink, and Be Married" printed on the front. Burlap is a staple for a country themed wedding, so more to come! Personalized Burlap Aisle Runner Why wait until the reception to add the country flair? This burlap aisle runner for your ceremony can be customized with your monogram or initials, and will lead you down the aisle in style. Lay it perfectly across the grass at your outdoor ceremony to tie the country vibe in all day long! Rustic Champagne Toasting Flutes Wrapped in rope and accented with customized wooden hearts, these champagne toasting flutes are the perfect addition to your cake table. Have your first toast as husband and wife, country style! Wooden Monogramed Cake Topper Another rustic wedding idea is this wooden cake topper, engraved and hand wood burned for a more authentic look. Comes with a monogram and a vine circle, comes together as two lives become one. Perfect for rustic theme weddings! Rustic Cake Server Set To match your rustic cake topper, these cake server set is wrapped in rope and accented with wooden hearts that can be engraved with your initials. Not only a practical yet fun item, they can be a keepsake for years to come. We have a variety of Rustic Wedding Ideas available on our website, be sure to browse them all. If you don't see something you're looking for or have questions on any of the available items, please call or email us directly - we would be happy to help!
Beach Wedding Ideas
If you’re having a destination wedding or simply want to add a touch of sand and sun to your wedding at home, our Beach Wedding ideas series is for you. Part one was posted a few weeks back, make sure to scroll down for those ideas after reading this one!
First up is our rhinestone and seashell beach wedding unity candle set. It comes complete with the unity candle and tapers accented with accented with shells, rhinestones, faux pearls, and an organza bow. Reminder: the candleholder is not included.
One of our all time favorite beach wedding ideas is this shell boutonniere for the groom/groomsmen. It is a simple detail that will bring out the beach at any event!
These beach chair photo frames are an adorable way to bring a little beach to your big day. Available in white, these mini chairs can hold one photo each and would be perfect on top of a cake, on your guest book table, or simply as a beach centerpiece on your reception tables.
Speaking of guest book table, this guest book/pen combo features a starfish decor that will be sure to have your guests thinking sand, sun, and salty breeze! Available in two colors, white book with a silver pen or an ivory book with a gold pen. A perfect option for any destination weddings!
To compliment your guest book, this starfish and shell beach ring pillow doesn’t get any better. Grab your little man and give him the most important job! The pillow is decorated with a delicate starfish and polished abalone shell with heart-shaped faux pearl accents, and the starfish features a rhinestone and faux pearl accent. Available in white satin!
For the little girl in your life, this flower girl basket is the matching pair to the above pillow. The starfish and shell perfectly match the pillow and the basket is available wrapped in satin.
The easiest way to incorporate the beach into your wedding day is to add a beach wedding cake topper. This one includes a barefoot couple kissing on the sand, and is a sweet addition to any cake table.
Cute Asian Couple in Traditional Wedding Attire This adorable cake topper shows an Asian couple wearing a traditional wedding attire! Imagine how cute it would look if you are also wearing a matching attire. Check more Asian toppers here.
Latin Dancer & Mariachi Player Cake Topper Figurine This is so cute!! If you have Mexican heritage, why not depicting it through your cake toppers? You may find other cake toppers here if you are Latin American.
Contemporary Indian Bride and Groom Mix & Match Cake Toppers This is a must cake topper if you are looking forward mixing traditional and modern. A bride with henna and bindi details and wearing a sari plus a black suited groom. Check our complete Indian colection here. Groom in Kilt Figurine and Fashionable Bride Mix & Match Cake Toppers If you want to embrace your Scottish heritage, you should consider this beautiful cake topper showing the groom wearing a Scottish attire while the bride wears an elegant dress. Find more Irish and Celtic toppers here.
Dutch Cake Topper This cute Dutch cake topper with the bride wearing a Volendam hat, black dress and blue jacket while the groom wears an black fisherman cap and a red jacket with black breeches is perfect to show your Dutch heritage. Find more scandinavian cake toppers here.
Chic Interracial Wedding Cake Topper - Caucasian Bride / African American Groom What if both are from different ethnicities? Nothing to worry. You can always find interracial cake toppers to suit your needs. Here you have a caucasian bride with an african american groom. But you may find more combinations here.
Crystal Vine Monogram Initial Cake Topper These crystal cake toppers are super elegant and made with Swarovski crystals which make everything look shiny and pretty. You may choose up to three letters. Just take into account that the ampersand is not available in large size.
Custom Names Cake Topper Custom name cake toppers are the best! You have so many possibilities such as spelling your names, wedding date, a phrase that represents you or anything you want. It will make your cake stand out and give your guests something nice to talk about.
Mr and Mrs Cake Topper The Mr. and Mrs. Cake topper is handmade, made of acrylic and you can choose from four different colors. Just enter your last name, select a color and order, you will have a unique and very original wedding cake topper.
Which one do you like the most? You can browse the store to find much more monogram cake toppers!
This cake topper will put a little spice to your wedding cake. If you both love to dance, this is the perfect one for you. You can even change their hair and other detail colors to make it more personalized. "Tie(ing) the Knot" Wedding Cake Topper
If you are looking for a romantic but sexy cake topper, you should try this one. It is sweet but humorous by depicting a seductive bride gripping on her groom’s tie. Funny Sexy Tender Touch Cake Topper
If you want your cake topper to show your dirty and funny side, you would love this one. It shows a mischievous bride and groom patting their butts while in their front faces they look calm and as if nothing were happening. "Over the Threshold" Wedding Bride and Groom Cake Topper Figurine
Smoking hot! This cake topper displays an African American couple formally dress while the bride’s legs are wrapped around her groom’s and her garter is exposed. "Super Sexy Spy" Rhinestone Heart Wedding Cake Topper
For a Mr. and Mrs. Smith-like wedding, this cake topper is a must have. It displays the couple with a hand gun while the bride’s gather is exposed. Love Never Dies Skulls Making Out Wedding Cake Topper
This is not only a very unique cake topper, it is also super sexy. The skeleton bride is sensually laying on top of the skeleton groom and next to them, the statement “love never dies” makes it really romantic. To Have and to Hold Cake Top
If you want to show off how women are not the weaker sex, you should take a look at this cake topper. It is a twist to all the conventional and how sexy it is to see a strong woman, isn’t it?
As you can see, there are many different options when you have to choose a cake topper; they have evolved so much that you can adapt them to your tastes and likes. You just need to see around, compare and decide.
Top Ten "Cinderella Moment" Wedding Cake ToppersMost little girls dream of being a princess at one point or another, and when you are all grown up and getting married, that wedding day is the perfect opportunity to make yourself into that princess. A lot of brides choose to capture that Cinderella moment in their wedding and these cake toppers will help you do just that -whether you want to literally feature Cinderella or just embody her dream come true story.
Cinderella's Disney Wedding Day Cake Topper - Lenox The number one cake topper for our Cinderella moment is a Cinderella cake topper! Hurray! This cake topper is impeccably made and by having the storybook couple in their wedding attire, it more easily fits in with formal wedding tones. The extra details of crystals across Cinderella's dress and the doves on the base are what make this cake topper extraordinary.
A "Cinderella Moment" Figurine
This cake topper is great for the less literal Cinderella bride. It instead embodies the idea of being the beautiful princess in love with the gentlemen prince. Basically, we love this sweet pose and think it would work great with a true love Cinderella wedding.
Fairy Tale Dreams Castle Cake Topper "And they lived happily ever after..." Talk about perfect! This cake topper is our number three for the brides that don't have their heart set on a bride and groom figurine, but really want that fairy tale love to show through. It has wonderful stone wall detailing and really does look like a castle. Additionally, the simple white coloring will melt easily into any color scheme or background.
- Crystal Cinderella Castle Cake Topper with Arch This cake topper features a charmingly colored hand cut crystal castle that is by far the most unique of the castle wedding cake toppers on this list. The crystal castle is fittingly accompanied by crystals in the faux-pearl archway, and a base that is accented by silk cording that together creates a graceful and picturesque aesthetic.
Pumpkin Coach Cake Topper With Porcelain Base
This cake topper is just darling. The base is so unique and working with the heart arch gives the topper a vintage feel. Then the small pumpkin coach from the Cinderella story helps bring to mind how dreams can really come true.
Glass Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Cake Topper With Horse Okay, I know the coach looks familiar, but this coach from the topper above paired with the horse figurine makes an adorable, magical, and unique wedding cake topper. It is both simple and sophisticated and will make for a wonderful wedding keepsake.
Off-White Porcelain Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper Figurine If we were just looking at traditional cake toppers, I am sure this topper would be a little higher up on our list. It is elegant and very polished. The veil is take-your-breath-away lovely and the rosy cheeks breathe life into the piece. It is number seven merely because it is not as closely related to the Cinderella theme and style.
Cinderella Castle Cake Topper with Arch This cake topper is our number four because it features the delicate workmanship of blown glass. The faux-pearl arch and organza base give light to ideas of living in a fantasy or on the brim of clouds. We have had some brides that want just the castle -though I think the base and arch really add to the effect -but it is important to remember that glass figures can't be sold on their own and must have a base. You don't want to find yourself eating a glass filled bite of cake if one of those spires break.
Cinderella and Prince Charming Wedding Cake Topper This cake topper couldn't of not made it to the top ten list because it is the classic Cinderella image. It is lower on the list because the bright coloring may clash if you have a very specific color scheme. It is also the most literal of this "Cinderella moment" list. What we love most about this is its literalness precisely because it is reminiscent of childlike imagination and first love innocence.
Alluring Crystal Spray Cake Topper with Swarovski Crystal
Our final "Cinderella moment" cake topper in our top ten is this crystal spray cake topper. If you are a Disney fanatic (as most Cinderella brides are) then you know what it is like to be standing front of the Cinderella castle at the Disneyland park watching the firework show. This cake topper reminds me a lot of that moment. It is made with Swarovski crystals -which is one of the highest grades of crystal- with two crystals per stem and it the perfect symbol for the fireworks that go off inside you each time you see your special someone.
So...What is the Difference Between Porcelain and Resin?This is a common question at Wedding Collectibles because most wedding cake toppers are going to be made of one or the other. To answer this question I will go over the qualities of both, noting some pros and cons of each. It is important, however, to know that whether you should buy a porcelain cake topper versus a resin cake topper will depend more on what is important to you. Porcelain Porcelain is a ceramic material made similar to the way that glass is made, involving heating or firing of material such as clay.If it breaks, you will notice that the texture of the broken surface will feel powdery, demonstrating that the material is made of smaller materials or grans. However, unless it is dropped or hit with something it isn't going to break. Porcelain is a material that doesn't ware away or in anyway disintegrate. These are known for being a high quality cake topper. Why?
- Porcelain lasts longer. The color and shape won't fade or distort (unless you drop it and it breaks!)
- The major disadvantage is that is can't hold edges very well. What this means is that if the edge or detail is too thin, it will collapse on itself. If you have a porcelain cake topper, you do not need to worry about this happening. This would only occur while making the figurine, meaning that it limits the kind of details you are going to find in the cake topper.
- Expensive Material. High quality porcelain cake toppers do tend to be more expensive, but not necessarily out of budget. If you are looking for a long lasting keepsake, porcelain is well worth the money!
- Resin can be intricately detailed, meaning that your cake topper can have more detail.
- It can be cheaper than porcelain, but still maintain a similar look.* (See exemption in Cons below!)
- Resin actually yellows over time, so if you buy a resin cake topper you may find the white to be looking a little less...white. If you display it in an area that has a lot of sun, your cake topper will easily be yellowed within a year. Whether it sits in the sun or not, it will yellow, the sun just speeds up the process.This is why if you plan on your cake topper being a keep sake that you will have around for a lifetime or more, you may want to look at something other then Resin.
- The cost is increasing! Resin is most basically a high grade plastic. For a long time this meant that the cake toppers could be made at a lower cost, but the cost of this material is going up. Making the cost difference between Resin and Porcelain to not be so much of a difference.
If you have any more questions on these difference please feel free to post below or give us a call!!
Wedding Cake Toppers for all Four Seasons
As a year ends and a new year begins, all of the brides to be that are deciding on their wedding dates have the full scale of wedding seasons to choose from. Will you be a spring bride? Full of light laughter and twiterpated lovey-dovey-ness? Will you choose to exchange vows on a sandy beach with the summer heat sinking down with the sun on the ocean shoreline? Will you be a fall bride taking advantage of the vibrant and warm colors of the changing leafs? Or will you be a winter wonderland bride snuggling up with your groom, serving hot chocolate, and warming your fingers and toes by a fire? With each season comes a new set of wedding themes and styles, and Wedding Collectibles has the perfect favors, wedding accessories, and darling wedding cake toppers to help you fit your theme and your season.
Twitterpation Season Spring has been the "IT" season for weddings for....I don't even know how long. To be a June bride is like entering into a secret club of getting everything you ever wanted. If the Spring bride is you, congratulations you have hit the "It" season mark. You might decide to look into vintage, floral, butterfly, or shabby chic wedding themes. Each of these fit nicely with the colors and flowers that come with the Spring. Everything should be light, smile-ready, and focused on new and butterflies-in-the-stomach love. Cake Toppers like the adorable "Leg Pop" one above will help you reach that twitterpated mood of spring because it embodies that same lightness and new energy of romance.
Sand-between-the-toes Season Summertime equals sunshine, warm nights, starlight picnics, and summer love! Summer love may indicate that fleeting love, but let's go with the Grease version where the summer lovers end up back together happily ever after. Summer is one of the funnest seasons in that it is a perfect dating season and generates ideas and the option to go to fun theme parks, circuses, to go see fireworks, on boat rides, hiking, fishing, camping, and all sorts of outdoor activities that either end or begin with you holding hands. Each of these summer activities can inspire unique wedding themes; For example, the circus or perhaps a festival with carnival like games can translate wonderfully into a creative and active wedding reception. Playful cake toppers like the wedding cake topper of a bride and groom cuddled lounging in the sand is perfect addition to a summer wedding because it acts a a cut out of what those long summer days and nights entail: Fun, romance, and dreaming of forever.
Blustery Days Season Fall can sometimes be a season that gets skipped over as an in between season that just acts as a separator between the summer sun and winter snow and rain, but it is such a beautiful season that it deserves to have its day: Your wedding day! Fall is a season of warm, rich, and vibrant color schemes. You can use reds, purples, oranges and any other color that a green leaf turns into at the season change. The Willow Tree cake topper is an absolute perfect choice for a fall wedding cake topper. It's earth tones and simple carving creates a tone that just says fall. This would work with vintage, country, shabby chic, storybook, and fairy tale wedding themes.
Sleigh Bells Season We have talked about what makes a winter wedding great before, but to recap, it is uber romantic. Winter often equals cuddling close, mistletoe kisses, and whispering I love you along side the soft fall of snow. With winter being so magical, you will want a wedding cake topper that will equal that feeling. The above "Glass Heart Dancing" cake topper works great for winter in that the glass and crisp white implies a winter wonderland and the couple dancing creates that feeling of intimacy and romance.
The Best Flowers to Accompany a Traditional Wedding Cake Topper
If you have had your heart set on a traditional bride and groom cake topper or perhaps plan to use the same one your parents used , but you also really like the idea of flowers on your cake don't think you can't do both! You just want to make sure you don't let the flowers over power or otherwise hide your cake topper and you don't want the floral design to be so insignificant that it is like there is nothing there at all.
Sunflowers, Peonies, and Garden Roses are some wedding flower favorites that can look great on a cake, but if you want to have a cake topper too, these would be overbearing and would take away from the cake topper you so carefully picked out. If you find smaller sunflowers, it could work, but they are still a really bold flower choice, so you will have to play with it.
Flowers like baby's breath could end up being too small. The above cake looks great, but the flowers are such a small element that unless you do do something where the cake is colored, the flowers won't make much of an impact. If you want the flowers on the cake to be a complete side note, then these might work for you, but if you want flowers to be a major part of the cake's design that works with the cake topper, these just won't cut it. Baby's breath really is just a filler flower, It is the soft stuff that goes in-between the pretty stuff and they just don't quite make enough of an impact to go on a wedding cake.
The lily of the valley flower is a great option for a cake with flowers and a cake topper, Like the baby's breath, the flowers are small, but not overly small. This allows for you to have a floral cake design that frames a wedding cake topper without over doing it. Other flowers that can fit this just right category are daisies and lilacs.
If your faith is at the center of your life, then you may decide to make it a prominent element of your wedding. Traditionally, the wedding ceremony is tied as a religious ceremony, and it is not uncommon to find religious elements in the couples wedding vows, the ceremony officiator, and in traditions such lighting prayer candles or the breaking of the glass. Having a religiously themed wedding cake topper is a simple and elegant way to carry over that reverence of your religious wedding ceremony to your wedding reception.
The wedding cake topper on the left is a great example of what Wedding Collectibles has to offer its costumers that are looking for something to embody their faith at their wedding. It features the symbolic wedding bands, rose and pearl accents, a bible and a bible verse. Simple and Elegant. A similar cake topper available is our "Love Verse Bible with Doves". This cake topper has that added symbolism of the white dove that is a symbol in the bible of the Holy Spirit.
The Wedding Cake Topper is the Symbol You Choose to Represent You
If you want the traditional blushing bride and groom figurine wedding cake topper, the one like the figure above would be a beautiful addition to your artfully designed wedding cake. We've said this before, but we will say it again because it is essential to realize; The wedding cake topper is representation of the essential element of you and your groom. It acts as a stand in, a symbol, of who you are as a couple. That is why couples that are united in their playful and dreamer nature will choose a fantasy or fairy tale cake topper, and the adventurous or outgoing couple ends up with a cake topper like the motorcycle "Get Away" cake topper or the "Super Spy" figurine cake topper. For couples that center themselves in their faith, finding that cake topper that embodies that faith, that respect, trust, and reverence. Try our "My Beloved" or the "Precious Moments Wedding Cross" wedding cake topper to help you make your wedding dreams come true.
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.
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.
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.