Taquila and Patrick are quite possibly one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met. They planned nearly every aspect of their wedding together, discussed all details, and both were careful to be attentive and open to the other’s ideas. I had the opportunity to speak with each of them separately and it was in those conversations I realized how much love and adoration they had for one another, for each of them made comments about the other’s happiness.
This couple has been hit by economic times like everyone has but wanted to have a very nice, classy wedding. They hired Rachel of Something Blue Weddings and Events to help them plan their special day and Christy was there to make sure everything ran smoothly as well. The reception was held at the beautiful Bluegrass Country Club in Hendersonville and it was decked out in white and red. The room was absolutely gorgeous. I simply adore those colors together, especially with bright red roses and chair ties to set things off perfectly.
I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Robert Luke of Robert Luke Entertainment, the DJ and emcee for the couple, and also one of the most recognized entertainment personalities in Nashville. He told me I must give a request before I could take his card and when I couldn’t come up with something fast enough, he decided to play a terrific mix of good ole white girl country music. I laughed when Boot Scootin Boogie played, then Redneck Woman, then a little Hank Williams Jr, etc. I’m certain that was NOT in the playlist during the reception!
When I arrived to set up, the DJs were already in place and as I commented on the heat and humidity in the banquet room they said they almost passed out from heat when they came in. I’m only putting this in as a sidenote…planners (and forgive me if this is not in your job description) please make sure these venues actually cool the place off before everyone arrives to set up. The rest of the country club felt like it was a really cool 70 degrees but the banquet room was extremely hot until Christy asked to have the air turned down ASAP.
Taquila and Patrick chose a 3-tier square cake to feed 100 guests. After kicking around several design ideas and additions of color, Taquila decided she really liked a white on white look. She wanted white ribbons, a white dress bow, and white gumpaste roses and was very flexible on the rest. She liked the look of scrolls and swiss dots and asked that I include a monogram on the top tier, which included the only color on the cake as it was painted with silver edible dust.
The largest tier of cake was Traditional White, middle tier Chocolate, and top tier Red Velvet with cream cheese filling. The cake was covered with Almond Buttercream, a favorite of both the bride and groom.
The couple had decided early on to go without a groom’s cake but Taquila really wanted Patrick to have something special. He thought just a small cake with the logo of the San Francisco 49ers would be nice and she suggested to me that he would really like a little more. I was only working with minimum servings so I opted for a football with the 49ers logo. This cake was chocolate on chocolate, covered with white chocolate fondant and hand painted with food coloring.
I opted for the cake to have a little bit of a nostalgic feel and I hope the groom was pleased. It was a pleasure to meet and work with Taquila and Patrck and I wish them the very best for the future.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Cosby!