Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More beautiful May wedding cakes!

This week's clients had one thing in common- they all wanted beautiful wedding cakes!

From wedding receptions at rustic water-front cabins, to beautiful pavilions in nature and even elegant ballroom settings, these clients receptions were as beautiful and unique as they are!

Elizabeth and Drew Straessle- Dataw Island Club, Carolina Room

Elizabeth and Drew met me when I was moving my fixtures into my current location over two years ago. Visiting the shopping center on a whim, they stopped in to greet us and asked about wedding cakes since at the time, they were preparing to plan their Atlanta, GA based reception. After learning that Atlanta is not within my service area, they were bummed. Fast forward a year, I once again bumped into Elizabeth and Drew at an area bridal showcase. This time our greeting came with the news that due to a deployment and military orders, their wedding date had changed and so had their venue. Now planning an elegant May wedding at Dataw Island Club, I was their wedding cake designer of choice! Elizabeth and Drew are wonderful! Planning her wedding while Drew was deployed, Elizabeth took the reigns and met with me at my studio to begin planning her elegant 4 tiered wedding cake and F-18 pilot themed grooms cake. Elizabeth and Drew LOVE wine! In fact, their reception was wine themed. They have visited several vineyards together and someday aspire to own their very own vineyard!

Their wedding cake, a 4 tier hexagon and round mix, was covered in ivory butter cream with white and pearlized accents. Intricate vine inspired piping embellished the round tiers, while swags and draping decorated the hexagon tiers, modeled after Dataw Island Clubs elegant drapery. Live florals in pinks, creams and greens finished the look.

Cake before flowers

Drew's grooms cake was a vineyard which housed an F-18 landing strip, a sugar paste replica of his jet and a custom sugar sign for their future vineyard. So much fun! Check out the grooms cake table, which was decorated with photos of their various trips to vineyards and their favorite wines! So creative!

Heaven and Tom- The Gallery at Old Fort Pub, Hilton Head Plantation

Heaven and Tom wanted a cake that felt elegant while leaving nothing to be desired in the way of creativity! An elegant 3 tier square with quilting and pearl embellishments was finished with a climbing vine of sugar blossoms to capture the fun side of their wedding they were hoping to incorporate. I love their cake and they are wonderful, too!

Stephanie- Mary Ann Peebles Pavilion- The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn

Stephanie was wonderful! A traditional minimalist at heart, Stephanie decided that you only do this once so why not go a little crazy! Keeping her nature inspired feel, Stephanie opted for a 3 tier butter cream finished cake with sugar leaves and vines climbing and covering one half of the cake. When I arrived to deliver, Stephanie was on the property taking some pre-event images with her photographer. Might I say she was a GORGEOUS bride!

LOVE the tree trunk cake stand!

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