Fall Themed Winery Wedding
I made cupcakes and truffles for a wedding on November 13. The reception was held at a winery located fairly close to where the bride grew up. This winery was the perfect setting for a rustic fall themed wedding reception. The color scheme was chocolate brown, deep purple, and burnt orange – and of course I colored my cupcakes accordingly to “fit in”!
I am now obsessed with wedding decor. Not only was picking out things for our wedding very fun, but I think part of the reason I like baking for wedding so much is that I can have a small part of “decorating” for another wedding. I doubt there is much of a market for wedding planners in the rural part of the Midwest where I live… but if I thought for a minute that I could make a living as a wedding planner, or even as an invitation designer, event planner, decorator, or the like, I would most defintely do it!
In the meantime, I guess I’ll have to stick to the occasional wedding cake and critiquing the decorations at every wedding I go to. Hey now, don’t cross me off your guest list because I said that!
Here is a picture showing the table set-up. Rows of rectangle tables were set-up, covered in white tablecloth and a wide chocolate brown runner. Each place setting was marked with a program and one of the cheesecake truffles I made, in those cute little brown boxes. Tall and narrow glass containers are a great way to display the wheat on the tables, a very fitting decoration for the setting, theme and date. I placed an arrangement of cupcakes on the cake pedestals at the center of each table.
Take a closer look.
This is the head table, where the wedding party sat. The round table in the center has two small cakes that I made on it. These were the cakes that the bride and groom cut into for the traditional cake cutting. I realize now that I never even took of picture of those! The real reason for this picture though, is to show one of the “wagon-wheel-chandeliers” the lined the top of this room. I LOVE wagon-wheel-chandeliers. For some time now, I have hoped to have a home with a grand entryway someday, where I can hang a wagon-wheel-chandelier. I realize I just used “grand” and “wagon-wheel” in the same sentence, some people may not understand this!