June 26, 2011
Romantic White & Salvage
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'Marry me today and everyday'...
This quintessential rural romantic birdhouse sets the stage for a wedding. A garden birdhouse wedding cake designed and built by "Dore" (me) Tugging from nature I created an inviting well orchestrated plan for a French inspired garden home while romancing a couples day.
Rural homes in France are built with materials at hand and Provencal houses, in particular, reflect what influence them with their local rubble. Using what rubble I had laying around rustic and romantic added to my birdhouse design for creating an inspiring soulful wood wedding cake with the best ingredients.
In my studio that creates belongs to me, my free spirit and imagination went wild creating a wedding cake for the love of wild birds and the romance of a French farmhouse wedding built to romance blending seamlessly into a romantic landscape.
Using French flea market brocante the challenge was to capture the beauty of a designer wedding cake and the intrigue of a rustic elegant out doors wedding allowing it to impress and stand out.
Measures 26" in height, each box 11x11, 9x9, 7x7 and 6" deep, heavy solid constructed for future garden heirloom.
Further detailing this romantic cake with a garland of vintage cotton ribbon, handmade fabric roses intertwined in French veiling. I added strokes of white paint to it, aging it perfectly with tattered rustic time worn charm. The crown cake topper hanging off to the side of the cake quietly sings princess. The onlooker of this wedding might be a bird winging through the arbor.
"The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration."
"Adding this piece to my designs and wedding events."