Wood You Ever
WHAT: Custom-Made Wooden Cake Toppers by Heather Ward-Minger
WHY: Your big day will be setting trends, thank you very much. Which means a customized cake topper from Star House should definitely be on your to-do list. First, pick one of the fantastic designs already listed in owner Heather Ward-Minger’s shop (like the super-adorable multi-piece set with people, boats, and pets). Or opt for a totally original design created just for you. Next, send it slew of photographs to help Heather work her magic. She’ll email you a sketch, and, once it’s approved, everything’s transferred on to fast-growing, sustainably logged hardwood from her hometown of Ashville, North Carolina. Then she finishes your topper with her homemade (yes, homemade) bee’s wax and organic jojoba oil. The whole process takes about six weeks from start to finish. But good thinks do some to those who wait. At least, traditionally.