Since our wedding had kind of a bird theme going on, bird cake toppers were an obvious choice. I bought these (in white) from Etsy seller, Angel Heart Designs. They came very nicely packaged, it was like a little present. Always appreciate pretty packaging.

My mom actually had this candle that came with a hammered copper lid. Found here on Ebay..I can't find it on the Bath and Body Works site. Anyway the size was perfect. All I needed to do was make holes for the wired leaf arch and voilà.

For the arch, I bought these vintage millinery leaves from Etsy seller, Paper Tales. I couldn't find any already copper so I just spray painted these to match.

I know I could've used a wooden base for the bird platform but it definitely wouldn't have looked as coppery and rose-golden. 

This photo was taken before the cake arrived. It has the base I wanted to... [read more]