This zany nuptial trend really takes the cake.
Betrothed couples are swapping out traditional wedding-cake toppers for 3-D-printed, hyperrealistic mini statuettes — of themselves.
“People were losing their minds! They had never seen anything like it,” Lizz Spano, who runs the popular @HungryHippie_ foodie Instagram account, tells The Post.
The 41-year-old and her beau, Greg, 38, are serious Phish-heads — they’ve gone to about 200 of the jam band’s concerts together — and wanted their wedding cake to reflect their shared musical obsession. So the Gramercy couple donned band tees and headed to Doob, a 3-D-printing company, to make an eye-popping cake accessory.
“Our cake topper is him and me in Phish T-shirts with our arms up as if we were cheering for them. We wore exactly what we would’ve worn at a show,” says Spano, whose wedding took place last February at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. “It’s really personal.”
Doob, which has two NYC storefronts and a few other locations nationally, isn’t exclusively a cake-topper maker. But CEO Michael Anderson tells The Post that the 3-D-printing outlet basically turns into one every summer.
“20 percent of people come in to do cake toppers this time of year,” Anderson says.
At the Doob shop, couples pose on a futuristic-looking platform while 54 cameras snap away, immortalizing them — and their love — into resin action figures. (It bears note that some are imperfect: A blurring effect makes some of the statuettes look like fun-house-mirror versions of their real-life models.)
Fans say they’re sweet; skeptics think they’re strange. San Franciscan Mike Lytle, 29, wasn’t sure where he landed when then-fiancé Jack Solomon first suggested the OTT-toppers for their celebration.
“He thought it was a little creepy that it looked like us,” Solomon, 30, tells The Post. “I told him if it turned out bad we didn’t have to use it.”
Lytle eventually agreed, and the high-school sweethearts decided to bring out the big sartorial stops for the shoot.
“We dressed up in our [wedding] suits,” says Solomon, an architect who wed Lytle last August in their native Pennsylvania. “We thought it would be cool if we were wearing what we’d be wearing in person on top of the cake, too.”
Love in miniature comes at a price: The teeny models start at $180 for a pair of 4-inch lovers, but most couples opt for 6-inch replicas, which are around $400. And those who are really determined to show off their uncannily duplicated love spring for the 8-inch models — a steep $580.
Solomon and Lytle went for the half-foot Mini-Me’s — and say reactions were about what you’d expect.
“Some people were like, ‘It’s a little creepy,’ ” says Solomon, “but mostly it was like, ‘How did you do that?!’ ”
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