Orchid Cake – Newport, RI
Cakes, Weddings

I thought I’d share a few pictures from a recent wedding in Newport, RI at Belle Mer.  Occasionally I help Michelle from Something Sweet by Michelle deliver cakes when they have a very busy weekend.  This was one of those occasions.   The cake was white fondant covered with a vine of cymbidium orchids cascading down the front.  The orchids are made of gumpaste then lightly shaded to look like the real thing.  I love how the top of the vine extends over the top tier of the cake.

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I also took a few pictures of Belle Mer to show how the design of the cake fit into the overall feel of the wedding.  Below is a picture of the centerpieces created by Broadway Florist Designs of Newport.  They were white dendrobium orchids in tall sea blue glass vases which I’m sure looked beautiful during the reception with candle light glowing around them.

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This is what guests see when they first enter Belle Mer.  It’s hard to see in the photo but this fireplace, as well as the large one in the ballroom are covered in mother-of-pearl tiles. It’s really interesting to see the different ways the white on white color scheme is used in each room.  It must be a fun space for event designers to work with because it is so modern and neutral.

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Melissa & Tim – Newport, RI
Cakes, Cookies, Weddings

This past weekend I made place card cookies for a wedding held in Newport, RI at the Island House which is part of Belle Mer.  Melissa and Tim’s colors were a delphinium blue, white, silver, and hints of dark brown.  They wanted to keep things intimate and decided to go with just first names and table numbers on the cookies.   Here’s a few pictures of the cookies as I was working on them.  The cookies were packaged in cello bags and finished with white satin ribbon.

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When I was at Belle Mer on Saturday delivering the cookies I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures of the site as everything was being set up for the wedding.  The view for the ceremony and reception of Naragansett Bay are amazing as the site is directly on the water.

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The wedding cake was from Something Sweet by Michelle and featured a vine of hand made gumpaste cymbidium orchids, delphinium blue fondant, and white coral.  I absolutely love Michelle’s gumpaste flowers because they are so realistic and delicate looking.  For the cake topper Melissa used a family heirloom which had been passed down from her grandmother.

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I believe the flowers were done by a friend of the family and they really complemented the modern but beachy feel of the space.  She used orchids, branches, moss, and some ferns for centerpieces and arrangements for the bar, place card table, and guestbook/gift table.

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