Birds of a feather...

Cakes, Favors & Gifts
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Courtesy of Heather Donohue Crafts

...look great on a cake! Isn't it funny how you can find the best things right in your backyard? Well in our case it was just a few cubicles over. Brides.com staffer Heather Donohue may manage our projects by day, but she also has a budding craft business that includes beautiful handmade bird cake toppers. Perfect for a spring affair, these cute creations are completely customizable. Heather will talk with you about your event—the time of year, reception decor, bridesmaid dress colors—to "craft" the perfect product. From there she will choose the best fabric for your needs, and can even include material from your wedding dress or any other sentimental items. This dashing pair (left) coordinates in white dotted Swiss fabric and a dotted grosgrain ribbon necktie, and sits perched on a base of pleated crepe paper accented with vintage Japanese velvet leaves and greenery. Custom bird toppers start at $300 and take 4-6 weeks to make. Check out Heather's blog for more wedding favors and gifts for your affair. —Cari Wolfert

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