March 2013

Walnut Beach Resort Wedding {Vicki + Aaron}

This wedding has completely won us over.

Vancouver couple Vicki and Aaron chose to have a destination wedding in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada.

The couple wed in a Japanese Buddhist ceremony at the stunning Walnut Beach Resort, followed by their reception along the banks of the lake.

We adore that the couple had a mixed tradition wedding ceremony, that the bride wore a stunning elegant Nicole Miller wedding dress, and that the bridesmaids wore short pretty pastel dresses.

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Congratulations to the gorgeous couple and thank you for sharing your wedding photos with One Stylish Bride.

Vicki + Aaron’s Style Guide

Photographer: Damara Moe Photography / Hair Stylist: Illumination Spa / Floral Designer: Flowers on Main / Dress Store: Blush Bridal / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Venue: Walnut Beach Resort / Thanks: Two Bright Lights

DIY Wedding Cake Decorating

Our lovely friends over at WeddingCakeDIY.com have prepared this DIY tutorial for us. This tutorial is a small part of a DIY Wedding Cake Instruction Pack for a 3-tier rosette buttercake. The full pack includes the cake recipe, how to construct a 3-tier cake, and how to store and transport your cake.

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  • Pre-prepared cake(s) that have already been iced with a thin layer of buttercream icing
  • Buttercream icing refrigerated the day before (you’ll need about 3 – 4 cups of icing for a 8″ round cake)
  • Wilton No. 4B open star decorating tip, Wilton large couple and a piping bag
  • Fabric scissors to trim your piping bags
  • Teaspoons for measuring icing and removing any mistakes
  • Baking paper for practicing your rosettes

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  • Lay down some baking paper on a flat surface to practice rosettes.
  • Assemble your piping bag, nozzle and coupler (try this link if you need help).
  • Add 3 teaspooons icing into your piping bag and practice icing 3-4 cm diameter rosettes.

Tip: Start each rosette from the outside and work inwards.

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  • Place cake(s) on a raised surface that you can work around (or turn) so it’s easy for you to decorate around the cake(s).
  • Add 3 heaped teaspoons of icing into your piping bag.
  • Start from the bottom edge of your cake and ice rosettes around the cake, one row at a time.
  • Work your way around the sides until they are covered with rosettes.

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Tip: Don’t do more than 3 – 4 rosettes at a time to avoid air bubbles from popping your rosettes. Simply remove your rosette with a teaspoon if you make a mistake.

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  • To decorate the top of your cake, start by icing rosettes around the outer edge and work your way towards the middle, one row at a time.

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Tip: Fill in any gaps with a star shape and don’t be afraid to do some wonky rosettes to avoid gaps.

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Notes for multi-tier cakes:

  • If you have multiple tiers, your cakes should be already constructed with dowel rods before you start.
  • To ice rosettes, start from the sides of the bottom tier and work your way up the tiered cakes, one row of rosettes at a time.
  • For a 3-tier cake, you can keep the top tier separate to assemble at the venue. If you do this, leave the top center area of your middle tier empty (where your top tier will go).

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Need more help with how to bake, construct, store or transport your DIY wedding cake? Visit this link to get the complete instruction pack for this cake. Or visit WeddingCakeDIY.com to pick your own wedding cake size, flavours and design to get a custom instruction pack.

Questions about decorating your cake with buttercream rosettes? Leave your comments here and we’d love to help you out.

Ranch Wedding {Amberly + Daniel}

Rustic-inspired weddings seem to be the theme of the month for us; we just can’t get enough of them.

This stunning rustic wedding included a gorgeous DIY travel theme. The lucky couple held their wedding at their families ranch is Los Alamos, California, United States. The wonderful ranch has been in the family for 200 years.

We love that all the amazing decorations and table settings were compiled from keepsakes and mementos collected by Amberly and Daniel.

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Pure Love Photography captured the day and commented, “Family and friends pitched in to cover every detail of this wedding, even down to the Santa Maria style BBQ, [which is] famous on the Central Coast. The photographers were their only vendors, everything else was provided by friends and family.”

Congratulations Amberly and Daniel and thank you for sharing your wedding photos.

Amberly + Daniel’s Style Guide

Photographer: Pure Love Photography / Thanks: Two Bright Lights

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