Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Becky and Jim's Wedding in Bride's

When the photo editor from Bride's caught a glimpse of Becky and Jim's beautiful wedding cake, he insisted on using the shot for their January issue. Becky's blue and white cake was specifically designed to match the room which housed it, called the Marie Antoinette room at Astor's Beechwood Mansion in Newport. The mansion is exemplary of the Gilded Age, when the wealthy American businessmen were copying the homes of the great monarchs of Europe. Here, the architects were copying the French Rococo style with its soft ivory tones and rich gilding.