Today’s post is all about a couple in South Africa … Phillip and Desirée. Desirèe doesn’t know it yet but in a few days’ time she’ll be on ‘cloud nine’ when she receives her www.marymade.it cake topper all the way from Italy, thanks to Laetitia (Phillip’s thoughful aunt).
Laetitia contacted me last year … and that’s when the ‘ball started rolling’ in preparation for the day I would prepare their cake topper. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes on before I actually sit down and start working on a cake topper … and in the end, a nice rapport develops between the client and me. That’s exactly what happened with Laetitia.
Here are two lovely photos of the future bride and groom, that Laetitia sent me:
Now for some technical stuff …
This is the fabric that Desirée’s dress will be made out of … (it’s the black side … with a layer of red showing through from beneath):
This is a sketch of the beautiful dress Desirée has chosen:
… and this is how the bottom of the dress will actually be:
… and now for a touch of genious … Desirée has opted for a black spanish lace fan instead of a bridal bouquet …
Now let’s move onto the groom’s details: This is the suit he has chosen for himself … (very elegant!)
… a close up of Phillip … (his tie/cravat will instead be made of the same fabric as Desirée’s dress).
This is how I put it all together … I really like it and Laetitia, who got a sneak preview yesterday, LOVES it. I posted it out today and within 4-6 days it will have a new home!
… a detail of the bracelet which is hidden by Desirée’s fan in the photo above:
(A big happy birthday wish to Laetitia’s husband, Wilhelm, who’ll be celebrating his ’12th’ birthday 😮 on the 29th of February … With this year not being a leap year, birthday celebrations will be held on February 28th) …
He’s not really 12!!!