I know I always say I keep my wedding posts to one per day but I loved elements of Julie and Mike’s wedding so much I had to include it in a little blog about their wedding! I met Mike and Julie back in January and booked them immediately. They both really loved my Chocolate Chip cake!
Julie and Matt chose to pay in full on the spot, which is not a problem at all. I always still give the option to make changes to the contract until two weeks prior to the wedding date. As the time grew closer, the couple had decided the wedding would not be as large as they had originally planned and they wanted to scale it back a little.
I gave them the option of either a refund on what they didn’t need, or adding wedding favors for the guests. They decided on the latter and since Mike’s cake was to be the Green Lantern’s lantern, they opted for white chocolate covered oreos with the green lantern symbol piped on with green chocolate. I absolutely loved the idea-how fun!
Mike met me a few days prior to the wedding to pick up the favors so they could box and beribbon them. I normally do that as well, but we were even on money by that point so the couple chose to do it themselves.
Once again, Lapis was the color of the wedding with hydrangeas as an accent flower. Julie had found a design she loved previously with crisscrossing ribbons in her color on a round cake and I made coordinating gumpaste hydrangea to accent. Julie and Mike ended up with a sweet little two-tiered cake that made a nice big statement. I think their cake was really pretty and even though I’ve done several lapis weddings recently, I am still not tired of the color.
Mike’s cake, as I mentioned, was to be the Green Lantern itself. It was a delicious Chocolate Chip cake covered with Vanilla buttercream and covered with vanilla fondant. I made gumpaste accent pieces so they could dry and be applied with green royal icing and I inserted actual tiny LED lights to make the lantern shine throughout their reception.
Mike and Julie’s reception was held at Cellar One in Nashville, a terrific wedding venue and part of Nashville Event Spaces. It’s a really cool and chic kind of place with plenty of room for a larger or small reception.
The day of the wedding was also Beer Fest downtown, which completely closed off first and second avenues to cars. That also meant that if I couldn’t pursuade a police officer to let me through, I was going to be carrying cakes for at least two blocks, through crowds of people, down the stairs, and making at least three trips. Thank goodness the officers were SUPER nice guys! I pulled up right to the doors and only carried cakes about 5 yards. WOOHOO!
Julie and Mike, may your lights for one another shine bright forever.