The other day, I was revisiting one of my very favorite blogs, Faye & Greer. It was one of the first blogs I read, and it was one of the reasons I decided to start Snippet & Ink. Though it’s been “out of service” for nearly three years, I still find ideas and inspiration there when I stop by and browse the archives. On this visit, I came across an inspiration board they made for a champagne and cake wedding, and I thought I’d expand on that look and idea for today’s post.

Having a champagne and cake reception is such a sweet and sophisticated way of saving money on your wedding. Though I imagined a venue with a rustic feel to it, this type of wedding could easily translate to a garden setting, church hall, or historic building. Splurge on two or several gorgeous (and delicious) cakes, and buy champagne in bulk (some places will even let you return unopened bottles). Fabric rosettes appear on the bride’s dress and the table linens, lending a feminine and romantic touch. Not that good wedding cake needs improvement, but vintage forks with mother-of-pearl handles are a glamorous detail. Send guests home with pretty packages of chocolate truffles.

Mood: romantic and warm (with just a touch of rustic and vintage)
Palette: champagne, sugar, rosé

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Top row from left: rustic ceremony photo at Mankas by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, wedding dress with rosettes from Rebecca Thuss, photo of peach ranunculus by Aaron Delesie, vintage-inspired wedding cake with sugar anemones by April Reed
Row 2: coconut cake slices from Rebecca Thuss, photo of peach and gold dresses by Cherry Blossom Girl via Dress Design Decor
Row 3: chocolate truffle wedding cake by April Reed, photo of champagne bridesmaid dresses by Aaron Delesie, classic pink stationery by Sugar Paper, mother-of-pearl flatware
Row 4: pink ranunculus centerpiece by Saipua, champagne chocolate truffles from Martha Stewart Weddings, photos of champagne bottles and rosette linens both by Aaron Delesie

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  2. Camille @ Style Notes

    Lovely & sweet…the forks with mother-of-pearl handles would be such a special touch, especially when guests are expecting standard rentals. So elegant!

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  3. kh

    So nice! I too love the idea of something this simple and sweet. And, like you said, you can modify the idea to fit any sort of venue. Besides, don't most of us secretly want to jump ahead to the cake at most weddings we attend? : )

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  4. Emom

    Lovely! smiles.

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  5. Kate @ {wit + delight}

    gorgeous… that fireplace is stunning.

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  6. bob

    so warm and lovely. i love that dress in the picture with the girl holding the cake!

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  7. Emily Greene

    This is really pretty.

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  8. Myra – twigs and honey

    I really love this one, Kathryn! Something about it gives me good feelings!! :)

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  9. ever ours

    this is ever so dreamy. and champagne is such a great color.

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    So dreamy and beautiful! Love all the great image finds!

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  11. jociegal

    Check OUT that fireplace!!! Amazing.

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  12. anne-marie

    Oh I remember Faye & Greer! One of my favorites as well. My, how time has flown by. Another beautiful board Kathryn. xo, anne

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  13. jessica lynn

    loved faye & greer and have always loved the idea of a champagne and cake reception…what a beautiful inspiration board!

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