Ahhh, I couldn’t help letting out a sigh of ooo’s and ahh’s when the brilliant, Jose Villa, sent over this South of France Engagement. I can’t think of a more beautiful backdrop to celebrate an engagement.
Photography by Jose Villa
Looking for simple wedding cakes inspiration? You will absolutely love this easy DIY coral cake topper.from The Jewels of New York and Joy Thigpen. Only a few easy steps creates a unique cake topper perfect for any simple wedding cake.
Royal Icing Recipe
2 large egg whites, 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
water as needed
1. In an electric mixer beat egg whites with lemon juice until combined, add confectioners sugar, beat on a low speed to a smooth consistency, add more confectioners sugar or water as needed. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container up to 2 days(icing hardens quickly when exposed to air) beat well with a rubber spatula before using.
2. Using the coral template provided as a guide under wax paper, trace with piped frosting on a baking sheet. On a baking sheet roll small balls of wax paper to create an uneven surface to dry, about 24-48 hours. use royal cake icing to adhere coral toppers to wedding cake.
When it came to pulling together the fine details of the day, the couple enlisted the help of wedding planner Alexandra Kolendrianos. “Alexandra was incredible,” says the bride. “Our wedding would not have been as wonderful without her.” Brianne found most of her big-day inspiration on Pinterest. “It was my best friend from the moment we got engaged!” she says. After a quick brainstorming session with both Alexandra and Mindy Rice of Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design, Brianne trusted that their visions were aligned. She says, “They completely understood the style and vibe. We really wanted the venue to speak for itself and create a feeling around that.” For the flowers, the bride wanted a collection of muted, earthy tones with a fresh, romantic feeling.