Do This- Creative Cake Toppers

‘Do This’ is a biweekly blog series created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

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Gosh.. remember attending weddings as a kid and not only were the dresses standard with puffed sleeves, but the same ol’ generic cake topper was on every cake.  Bride and Groom, standing there atop a cake or if you were at a fancy wedding, Bride Groom and bridal party on a separated tier cake.  Gag!

Cake toppers have been getting more and more creative and lately, we’re in love with the monogram style twist!  Sure you can go, Mr & Mrs, Mr & Mr, or Mrs and Mrs but who wouldn’t love a “Turn Down For What” cake topper?  P.s. these photograph fantastically as shown in Julie and AJ’s wedding topper!

Gotta have it?

Turn Down For What Topper– Host and Toast Studio Etsy Shop

Better Together– Leanne Madeline Etsy Shop

Game Over– Bridesmaid Gift Hanger Etsy Shop

Do This- Food Trucks!

‘Do This’ is a biweekly blog series created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 


As we move into 2016 I’m thrilled to bring new and unique ideas to our readers in our Do This series.  Rather than a weekly Friday post, Do This will be published every two weeks and we’re aiming to feature MORE local vendors we love and trust!

Long gone are the days of “roach coaches” as today’s food truck vendors are hip, gourmet, and damn tasty!  From a kick ass grilled cheese to good old fashion ice cream, food trucks are going to be super popular in the wedding industry.  Think late night grub or hot coffee for those cooler months when planning additional amenities for your guests.

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Here’s some of our favorites:

Soul Burrito

Lancaster County Coffee Roasters

MAD Sandwiches

Lancaster Cupcake

Naters Taters

 

Do This- Comfy Lounge Seating

Do This is a weekly blog series created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

Reception seating is constantly evolving, with the past few years seeing a huge spike in more comfortable, lounge like seating.  Some venues may offer additional seating options or you can rent great furniture from places such as Swoon Vintage Rental or talk with your DJ to see if this is an add on offering. Freeze Entertainment  creates amazing seating areas for their clients and aims to customize to fit your theme or colors.

(Thanks to Ray and Elena from Freeze Entertainment for some of their lounge layouts shown below)

Do This- Alternative Floral Bouquets

Welcome to a new Blog series posted every Friday morning called Do This.  Do This is created to be a super quick read, highlighting awesome wedding ideas that you may want to incorporate into your own event!  Got an idea for our Do This readers?  Email me at mmcclainphoto@gmail.com with your idea! 

I love a gorgeous bouquet regardless of what it’s made of but I have to highlight this gorgeous masterpiece created by Leah McMaster of Weddings and Blooms in Mechanicsburg, which features kale and an artichoke!  Along with the greens and beautiful succulent, this bouquet is seriously amazing and completely different from the traditional flower alternatives!IMG_1458

Be sure to follow all of Leah’s gorgeous creations on Facebook or give her a call if you’re still in need of an amazing florist! (Photo courtesy of Leah McMaster)