Minis at a Mansion - Wedding with Diminutives
Karen Bradford &
are actually handsome men working in our building," Karen thought when she first
spotted Maz four years ago. They were engaged two years later and another two
years later they married at their favorite wedding venue, the
Kohl Mansion. As
every bride, Karen pondered about a theme that would make her wedding special.
Since she collected miniatures she came up with the idea to incorporate many
facets of "mini" into her wedding.
The bride and Teri from the catering company
La Bocca Fina planned the whole
wedding. Special touches were added to make the celebration more meaningful.
Karen used her beautiful sari, she wore at her Indian wedding ceremony, to cover
the marble side board in Kohl's morning room. Here she displayed pictures from
the groom's Indian relatives.
who spend several years during his childhood in Hong Kong, loves Chinese food.
To commemorate this time in his life, Amaan, the three year old ring bearer
presented the ring in a Limoge porcelain box in a shape of a Chinese food
carton. The groom's cake was the Liverpool's code of arms, because Maz is a big
fan of this city's famous soccer club.
color theme was platinum and shades of blue. The two layered
miniature wedding cakes were from Maralyn from
Have Your Cake. Their ribbons
were of the same blue shade as the satin trim of Karen's silk Mikado gown
from Peter Lagner.
Appetizers were three mini salads and an asparagus bisque served in mini cups. The portions of the two menus: Steak with peppered cabernet sauce and
mushrooms and a pan-seared monk fish with a lemon grass ginger cream and
confetti basil, were as tall as possible so they looked smaller.
served immediately after dinner, were chocolate dipped strawberries and mini
The flower decoration, designed by Leighsa from
Branch Out were miniature
bouquets and centerpieces created with the variety of miniature flowers such
roses, gerbera daisies, and calla lilies.
More mini ideas:
A miniature horse and
its owners greeted the guest and handed
out the wedding programs.
Alcohol was served
from mini liqueur bottles.
Mini tartlets were
served after dinner.
miniature cakes with a bottom layer of
traditional cake with vanilla custard and
a top layer of spice cake with mocha
Favors were a
miniature edition of Joy of Cooking,
personally signed for their guests by
Karen and Maz.
Austin Power, Dr. Evil
and his mini entertain the guests during
the cocktail hour.
The get-away-car is waiting, one of the new fun minis is
waiting in front of the Kohl Mansion.