Take your wedding cake and bar to the next level with these tips and trends.
Tip: Bars that Raise the Bar
A bar that’s open before and right after your ceremony creates a convivial atmosphere. “Bars are perfect gathering areas for your guests before or after the ceremony,” says Kate Malloy. “They’re also a great design element.” Think a shiplap board bar to match a rustic theme or gray with fabric or mirror inserts for a more upscale look. Add in a couple of options for beer and wine, and perhaps a signature cocktail, and you’re all set.
You can also get creative with a cigar bar, featuring a cigar expert, or add a bourbon or Scotch tasting for guests.
Trend: Wedding Cakes that Defy Gravity.
Here’s an Instagram-worthy, gravity-defying trend: upside-down, hanging, or floating wedding cakes. An upside-down cake resembles a multi-layered chandelier; it can be hung from a ceiling (or a chandelier itself). Another hanging option is placing the cake on a flat surface, like a swing or table, suspended from the ceiling or a tree branch.
“We created a suspended cake for a photography shoot that was hung on a swing with flowers around it, making it appear like it was sitting in a garden,” says Jennifer Williamson of Jenny’s Cakes.
By Debbie Kane