This past weekend I had the pleasure of being a part of a special wedding at the Spring Haven Mansion in Hendersonville. This historical beauty has been labeled as one of Nashville’s top 25 outdoor wedding venues and one look will explain why. Not only is the 1825 house beautiful, but it boasts 3 acres of lush yards, a log cabin, a smokehouse, springhouse, screened-in porch, patio, and barn. I snapped a quick picture that doesn’t do it justice but was pretty nonetheless.
The beautiful lush grasses and trees were a perfect backdrop for the bride’s chosen colors of watermelon, tangerine, and lime. The centerpieces included both flowers and fruit and they looked amazing against crisp white tablecloths and white chairs. Her flowers included stargazer lilies, peach roses and green hydrangea.
My friend and colleague Shannon Hairr of Shannon Hairr Photography was busy snapping pictures when I arrived so I’m sure there will be amazing photographs to document the day and night. Shannon is a terrific photographer and a beautiful person inside and out. I was blessed to have her take my daughter’s Senior portraits.
I not only worked with Amber and Neb, but with Neb’s mother Kay in designing the cake. Kay wanted the couple to be happy and incorporate all of their desires, including her son’s favorite hobby. They chose a four tier square for the bride’s cake with layers of Sour Cream Almond and Red Velvet with cream cheese filling, all covered with traditional buttercream. The top and third tier were adorned with swiss dots and the second and bottom were covered with a fancy scroll pattern. The cake was then finished off with handmade gumpaste flowers brushed with petal dusts of watermelon, tangerine orange, and lime green to really make them stand out. I think this cake was absolutely gorgeous.
The groom’s cake was a carrot cake with cream cheese filling-the groom’s favorite. I’m told he thought it tasted amazing and asked for the leftover to be kept for after their honeymoon in Cozumel. The cake was made to look like a pool table complete with all 15 billiard balls and cue. The top was covered with dark green fondant to resemble the felt and the balls and cue were made of fondant. Everything was completely edible. Such a fun cake to make!
I had a wonderful time meeting some of the family members who couldn’t resist taking a closer peek of the cake while I was assembling. I wasn’t able to see Amber’s reaction but Kay’s was priceless. I am thrilled that I was able to work with this family and hope to see more of them in the future.
Congratulations Amber and Neb! May your love forever blossom like the flowers on your cake!