Her wedding colors were brown, navy blue, and ivory, so I covered the cakes in ivory fondant, wrapped a navy blue ribbon around the base of each tier, and piped the scroll work with brown royal icing. The thing on the top is a mirror that she put her cake topper on. I even made the wood cake stand (with the help of my awesome brother-in-law); if you look close you can see a glass plate under the bottom tier to protect the cake from the polyurethane.
I've got another wedding cake due in December (this bride's sister, actually), and then a few months off before my next one. Phew! :)