When Robert and I got married in April, my mom and a family friend of ours made the cake topper for us - the night before the wedding! I got the idea for this from one I saw on Etsy, and it turned out really well. Robert and I decided to save it as a keepsake, and he made a stand for it out of bird's eye maple.
He used a decorating technique called kolrosing to write our wedding date on it, and finished it with some combination of oils. Here you can see the gorgeous patterning in the wood.
Here it is on our beautiful wedding cake on our wedding day. This last photo was taken by our lovely and talented wedding photographer, Alyssa of Dandy As Lions Photography.