It’s easy to get caught up in the Pinterest rabbit hole and think you need a perfectly styled cake topper in order for your wedding to exist. I get it, you want cute things for your big day.

Here are some of my favorite options from around the web and some tips for finding your match made in cake heaven.

A few words on cake toppers.

1. Polaroids (SIMILAR DIY VERSION) // 2. Cookie Cutters // 3. Heart Pom Pom  // 4. Flamingos // 5. Flowers + Fruit // 6. CroWN

Don’t blow the budget. Let’s be honest, this isn’t the best place to spend your money (unless cake toppers are your thing, in which case, get down with your bad self and buy those flamingos). There are lots of adorable and inexpensive options.

Do it yourself or let someone else DIY it for you. You know that crafty friend that keeps asking how she/he can help with the wedding? Ask if they’d be up to the cake topper task. Buy the supplies and send them a thank you treat.

Make it personal. This is great place to showcase your personalities, your theme for the day, your shared history, your sense of humor or your overall awesomeness.

Repurpose and reuse. How great is a cake topper that can be used in life post wedding? I guarantee cookies made with your wedding topper cutters will taste more delicious.

And now I’m hungry for cake.


Amber + Scott // Emily Hill Events // Photo by The Wiebners

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite details from Amber and Scott’s wedding. They tied the knot last July (happy anniversary!) at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, Pa. Grey and orange goodness, DIY details, and a fairly attractive bride and groom equals magic.

Flowers + Event Design by Emily Hill Events // Photo by The Wiebners

Flowers by Emily Hill Events // Photo by The Wiebners

Emily Hill Events // Photo by The WiebnersFlowers + Event Design by Emily Hill Events // Photo by The WiebnersEmily Hill Events // Photo by The WiebnersEvent Design by Emily Hill Events // Photo by The WiebnersEmily Hill Events // Photo by The WiebnersEmily Hill Events // Photo by The WiebnersPhotography: The Wiebners // EVENT AND FLORAL DESIGN: EMILY HILL EVENTS // Location: Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, Pa. // Bridal Gown: Jeanette’s Bride n’ Boutique // Invitation + Paper Goods Design: Erin Brett // CAKE TOPPER: BHLDN


More from Amber + Scott’s wedding here!


Welcome to my little corner of the internet. So glad you’re here.

I’ve spent the last few months working with an amazing web designer and developer to get the Emily Hill Events site up and running. My friend Kerri DiNarda is so talented and such a joy to work with.

So this, where you are reading right now, is the blog. It’s a lot like my old blog but prettier and more event focused. I’m excited to roll out some new features and keep sharing open letters like the one I sent to running. The tag line doesn’t lie, this is where great events come to party. You do not want to miss that.


If you click over here (go ahead and click over, I’ll wait), you’ll be on the EHE main page. Yes, that is a giant photo of me. I’m saying “Hello!”

Learn everything you’d ever want to know about EHE and me in the about section. That’s probably an exaggeration but check it out anyway. I started this business because I was made to do this (I was not kidding about my middle school basement parties being premiere events). More importantly, I really believe that great events should be about people, bringing them together and making them really happy.

Hire Emily Hill Events

Should you need an event planner you can in fact hire me. Check out the services EHE offers and look at a pretty picture of my former clients captured by The Weibners. Soon you’ll be able to see more eye candy in the portfolio section. See what I’ve done there, I’ve given you an excuse to come back soon and often.

Finally, should you want to chat with me (and I know you do) you can do so via the contact page. You can also stalk me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. That’s a lot of stalking for you to do.

Well this concludes our tour. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you around here regularly. Another giant thank you to Kerri for working tirelessly to capture my vision and also for being so nice about the number of emails I sent to her. And a shout out to my friend Tim who snapped the photos of me (and the cupcake) for the site.

So what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on EHE.


I haven’t slept enough in the last 72 hours to eloquently explain Amber and Scott’s wedding. Amish country, a full car, a few nerves (that were mine), a stunning bride and really fun family and friends made for an amazing weekend.

Thanks so much to Amber and Scott for allowing me to put the details of their special day together. I can’t wait to share more when sleep brings words and the real photographers bring legitimate shots. For now, here are some instagrammed photos to hold you over.

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