Leading up to the wedding I was able to attend one of her showers, her bachelorette (oh my, such cute decor, and so many laughs!), and finally, their wedding.
Wednesday, before the wedding I headed over to Amy's apartment (that was being boxed up by Maggie on this particular evening) and helped Amy decorate the top three layers of what would be her wedding cake.
Amy made a ton of these little flowers to replicate the Cherry Blossom theme she had throughout the wedding.
Clever, she had the bakery make a faux top three layers of her cake. They put icing hardener in the frosting, and frosted up styrofoam. Amy bought ribbon for us to add, and then we got to work adding the blossoms. The goal was they would slowly decrease as they dripped from the cake. This saved a lot of money, and the bottom two layers (you will see in a minute), I was able to decorate with the remaining flowers on site the day of the wedding while Amy got ready. With two hundred guest expected, this still gave her plenty of cake to enjoy as left overs, and it gave her height without all the cost, and this was something we were able to do in advance!
Another idea I liked, Amy gave me some little pearl sprays to incorporate into her bouquet, I just used some floral tape and wrapped these onto the stems of some of the flowers and put them throughout the bouquet. I really liked this idea.