Lu Sun, a talented origami artist,
has found a perfect means to uniquely express her creativity:
wedding cake toppers!
Unique, custom designed art that will add personal flair to the wedding festivities!
How did you happen to start creating your bride and groom cake toppers?
My favorite thing to make is people, hence the custom bride and groom cake toppers. I find the shape and proportions of the human form absolutely beautiful. With a few bends of the paper at just the right places, a flat surface transforms into a figure.
I had the desire to create something unique and memorable for such an occasion. The brides and grooms love the fact that we can replicate them on their wedding day: from hair to dress, shirt and tie. We purposely make the toppers featureless to emphasize the timelessness of the husband and wife in wedded bliss.
With a background in art and industrial design, Lu makes gift items for her online store, "Lulu's Little Shop". She and her business partner, Hun, are both 1st generation Americans and share "a great appreciation for different cultures around the globe."
I can't get over the detailing! Exquisite!
Look at the back view of this couple. Her hairstyle is amazing!
Have you had any unusual special order requests?
After about a year of making bride and groom toppers, we received a request from a couple in Brazil to include their dog in the topper. It only makes sense; pets are an important part of the family!
To learn origami techniques, has there any one special book or website that you've used?
I admire many great masters of origami, and collect books of their art. Each one has his own unique style of recreating objects and animals in paper form. Today, my one-stop-shop for learning origami is the internet. YouTube offers easy step-by-step instructions for folding popular origami designs, and Flickr shows a wonderful collection of inspiring designs.
You can see/touch/feel Lu's cake toppers in person at
Creative Invites and Events, 121 West Benson Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.
It's an adorable wedding stationary boutique located in the heart of the Reading bridal district.
Lulu's Little Shop will be exhibiting in downtown Chicago, Illinois
with the Chicago Loop Alliance in the upcoming months.
I'm crazy about this fabulous origami!
Can't say that I'm not partial to her name, either. ;)
Images used with direct permission from Lu Sun.