Love is in the air. For a lot of people that is.
Did you know that more weddings take place in June than any other month? In fact, Toper and I got married June 7th about a million years ago. It wasn’t the ideal day weather wise. I had this massive dress on, it was incredibly hot, and when we went outdoors for photos my hairspray was attracting a large swarm of bees.
You know how some people have a gift for picking out dresses and hairstyles that are timeless, and their wedding picture look amazing years to come? Yeah…that wasn’t us. My dress was from the 90’s, which meant big and poofy, and since we were broke I had to settle for one that I didn’t really love.
Topher had long hair and still wore his goatee.
That being said our wedding album is less than stellar, and it resides down in the dark corner of our basement.
We kept telling ourselves that at our 10 year anniversary we would have a big vow renewal where I could get the dress I always wanted and have beautiful new photos and a big celebration with our friends and family.
When our 10 year anniversary actually rolled around we had a mortgage, a child in expensive competitive gymnastics, and we hadn’t been on a family vacation in several years. So financially, I knew it once again wasn’t going to be the fairytale wedding I was envisioning, so we decided to chuck it and go on a cruise instead.
So last month when Shutterfly asked me to host a “mock” wedding shower to incorporate some of their products, I figured this was going to be the closest thing to a wedding red0 as I was going to get. I decided to throw a Vintage Chic Wedding Shower, showing how you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have the wedding of your dreams.
In 1997 the word vintage was anything but chic.
The day that I posted my Vintage Chic Wedding Shower I got bombarded with emails asking for a tutorial on my Moss Covered Wedding Cake so without further ado here you go.
I started with this set of hat boxes from Michael’s. They were a bit pricey but I used my 40% off coupon so they were more reasonable after that. I did find out later on that I could have got them cheaper at Hobby Lobby.
I then got this package of moss at Michaels also.
I then started with the top. I cut a circle out to fit the top of hat boxes.
I then hot glued it to the top of the lid.
Then I cut out long strips that went all of the way around the outside (perimeter) of the hat box and hot glued that on.
Next I stacked the three boxes I chose, and glued them together.
I took little frames from the “dollar section” at Michael’s, painted them pink using spray paint, added engagement photos of the couple, and inserted them in the frames. I then hot glued the frames around the cake.
I bought a hot pink birdcage from the dollar section at Michaels and glued that to the top of the cake and inserted a vintage wedding cake couple inside of the birdcage.
It’s not a super complicated project — it just takes a little time (and makes a mess with the moss) but adds a pop of color to the table.
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Your wedding picture is beautiful. My husband and I said that we would renew our vows on our 25th which is in 2 years. Everything went wrong that could have gone wrong. Probably won’t renew, but a vacation to Grand Cayman or St. Thomas would be a great alternate 🙂 Moss cake is so cute with the frames!!