Custom wedding cake toppers

Cakes, California, Favors & Gifts, Flowers
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Courtesy of Concarta

I'm continually blown away by the unique wedding cake toppers brides are sourcing these days. My favorite recent find: Exquisite handmade cake toppers from Los Angeles-based Concarta. Artist Gwen Barba studied art at New York University, worked as merchandiser/display artist at Bergdorf Goodman, and then went to the Rhode Island School of Design for an MFA in printmaking. She originally contemplated creating a paper cake topper for her own wedding in December 2009, but wound up not designing one. But on the flight home from her honeymoon, Gwen decided to give the topper a try and now her gorgeous paper sculptures are available through her Etsy shop. Commission Gwen to create a custom topper that complements your wedding-day look and color palette—she can match you and your groom's attire, hairstyles, and even your accessories. Each paper sculpture is custom-designed and meticulously crafted with acid-free paper and archival-quality glue, so you'll have a wedding keepsake that will last long after the reception's over. —Heather Lee, Editor, Brides Southern California

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