I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica and her mother Joanna during a few shows at the very beginning of wedding season last year. Jessica had an idea of what she wanted but was worried that her decision was too dark and wouldn’t look quite right for a wedding cake that’s traditionally white. After talking with her several times and encouraging her to pick exactly what she wanted…because after all, “tradition” is what you make it these days, she decided to follow her heart. The cake itself is tradition but beyond that should be anything the bride wants!
Jessica wanted a square cake covered with chocolate fudge buttercream. This was to feed over 250 people so it was going to be large. She was worried it might not be the right color so she brought me a swatch of her bridesmaid dresses to match. She did not want a light chocolate color, but a very dark chocolate.
Jessica and Troy were married in Clarksville with the reception following at the beautiful Clarksville Country Club. I am always pleased to work with the country club and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They had several events going on that day and the place was buzzing with excitement.
As I was setting up the florist, Sherry’s Florist and Gift Shoppe in Springfield came to set up her displays. She was absolutely amazing and her work was beyond beautiful. The table decorations were tall displays that looked like antique brass with large bowls on top filled with an incredible assortment of bright pink and orange flowers with unique greenery. They were some of the most striking I have ever seen. She dressed the cake table with a gorgeous chocolate brown beaded sheer cloth and more greenery and flowers. It set the dark color off so well I could not have been happier with the look.
Jessica had chosen a five tier square cake design in alternating tiers of chocolate and chocolate chip cake filled with chocolate ganache. It was covered with dark chocolate fudge buttercream and adorned with scrolls and Swiss dots, alternating tiers. The cake was brought to life with handmade gumpaste roses, lillies, and blossoms in bright pink, orange, and lime green, with little touches of yellow. Jessica purchased an intial topper online, covered with clear, brown and bronze Swarovski crystals that was also very beautiful.
The rain came and tried to put a little damper on the couple’s spirits but it was no match for the sunshine the bride brought into the room. After a honeymoon in Cancun they have been enjoying the sweet dreams their wedding day brought and enjoying their fabulous wedding video made by my friend Danielle at Turning Point Productions.
Jessica and Troy, may your life together always be as unique and beautiful as your wedding cake!