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Such beautiful cakes!

Wedding cake designer Shinmin Li started baking wedding cakes after training in fine art. It’s not that jarring of a change, if you think about it. Li owns I Dream of Cake in San Francisco, and spends her time obsessing over cake consistency, design details, and whether her clients will eat the finished product.

Here’s some of Shinmin Li’s cakes…

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Check out other food videos in the ‘Obsessives’ series at Chow.com

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Fur Coat No Knickers is a shop in London full of gorgeous vintage wedding dresses that they can customize and fit to your size and taste.

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These are some of real brides wearing their customised dresses.

This bride choose a beautiful, fluid ivory silk forties dress. F.C.N.K found some marquesite double dress clips which the bride wore in her hair and attached to the dress.

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And this bride choose a vintage fifites blush pink dress with organza rosettes. Also custom made for her was a matching veil, topped off with a marquesite double heart brooch.

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I love this vintage fifties tulle wedding dress with its gorgeous flower detail.

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I plan to visit their shop on Carnaby Street to see if I can find some vintage accessories to go to with my wedding dress.

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There was one thing I knew for certain I wanted to wear at my wedding: A midnight blue velvet coat. I had a dream about this coat about 5 years ago and it was so vivid and I loved the coat so much that I wrote it down in my ideas notebook. The coat was tailored to fit my upper body and became fuller at the skirt. Outside it was a beautiful dark blue luxurious velvet and inside it had a light blue silk lining. I always dreamt of getting the coat made. So when it came to the wedding I knew this was the perfect opportunity to make my dream come true. It was impossible to find a blue coat in an ordinary shop but my fiance’s mother is a seamstress, so she generously offered to make the coat. I’ve been collecting images of what might work but haven’t decided on the final design yet. I’ve been leaning toward something slightly military or regency in style as I like the button detail.

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Top Row from Left: black velvet coat Paisley Babylon, Elizabeth Bennett in Pride & Prejudice 1980, White Bridal Coat, Unknown

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