This wood grain cake is our rustic wedding dream cake

I spied this amazing wood grain cake at the wedding of Jalyn and Andrew at Alderbrook Inn and Resort in Union, WA. They had a rustic forest theme with pine cones, slices of logs, bundled wood place cards, and of course, this cake made to look like wood grain. It as like a fancy camp-out in the woods, all at their fingertips.

Let's have an adventure and take a peek at the cake and other rustic woodsy wedding details…


Hey, snitches: 45+ ways to make your Harry Potter weddings MAGIC

Where mah Potterphile bishes at?! You and I have a date with SO MANY Harry Potter wedding details. We're talking snitch cakes, unbreakable vow ring books, house cup decor, wand favors, Hogwarts Express invitations, Daily Prophet programs, and REAL Hedwigs. After all this time will you still love it? Always. Bring this hugh jass Harry Potter wedding roundup to your wedding posse, your wedding planner, your baker, your ring designer, your candlestick maker… anyone who NEEDS to know what kind of Harry Potter wedding details you're looking for. This is the big, ultimate, Harry Potter wedding roundup of your Hogwarts-getting letter dreams.


24-carat style: this gold wedding decor is the real deal

If there's one trend in home decor AND in weddings that I'm seriously digging, it's gold details. I just… love gooooold. What, I can't pull out a 14-year-old reference. Oh fine. At least we can all agree that Missy and Ryan's gold and pink decor is seriously lovely and worthy of ogling while bathing in gold leaf. Or, you know, while just avoiding work at your desk. Let's peek at their 24-carat-themed gold wedding decor.


17 printable gift boxes for wedding cake favors

We had some discussion on our Facebook page recently about this post for saving money on favors. One conclusion was this: why are folks not giving away free cake as their favor? It's already included in your budget (if you're going with cake, of course), and all you need is a favor box or baggie to slap around it. Done and done. I rounded up some rad-as-hell printable gift boxes that would totally work for wedding cake favors. Don't miss the vintage camper, geometric hearts, apple boxes, and circus big tops!


11 wedding cake fails so bad they're good

What's one love we share with the rest of the world? DIY fails. We love 'em and who can blame us since we've probably all failed at one Pinterest project or another and are on DIY burnout mode. We also love when we see wedding cakes that fail so hard they've turned a corner into being awesome anyway. Let's celebrate cakes that just didn't make the cut to Pinterest-hood but we'd give a big hug to anyway.