Shrinking violets? Not the riotous ones piped in luscious buttercream on this winningly old-fashioned four-tier cake -- the dainty assortment is too delicious to resist. By Kromer.
Use a pretty monogrammed cake as the pedestal for a cluster of anemones, tulips, lilacs, sweet peas, stephanotis, and allium tied with luxurious taffeta ribbon. Before the first slice is cut, the bride can retrieve the bouquet for the ceremonial toss. By Wendy Kromer.
According to tradition, you'll have to wait 15 years to give glass to your spouse as an anniversary gift, but a glass is a perfect present for bridesmaids even before the wedding. Etch a set of tumblers with the bridesmaids' names and a decorative motif, such as a ring of leaves.
Take your favors to the next level by staggering fabric-sealed bags filled with sweets on Styrofoam blocks of varying heights. The packages -- stuffed with candy sticks, taffy, and grape jelly candies -- are set on a copper tray beneath a stately arch of kiwi vines and orchids.