Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Meredith and Miles ~ Real Nashville Wedding

Hello world!  I’m finally back to blogging…wow, there have been so many exciting things going on at Creative Crumbs lately! 

I’m so happy to share Meredith and Miles’ beautiful June wedding.  I have known Meredith for several years, and it is always so special to create cakes for my friends. Plus Meredith and Miles (and Meredith's mom, Jeni) are some of the nicest people I have ever met!  I mean, really, look at those smiles! 

Photo by John Gentry Photography

Meredith wanted something simple, but fresh and contemporary.  Designing a cake with her was so much fun!  We eventually decided on a tall slender cake with soft swirls of buttercream, decorated with a few fresh peonies to match her bouquet.   The result was stunning!

Miles is a big UK fan, but he and Meredith didn't want a fondant-covered groom's cake either, so we designed a buttercream cake with a KY Wildcat on top.  I don't use sugar paper for any of my designs, so I hand painted the wildcat takes a little more time, but the results are worth it!  

Though I've lived in Tennessee most of my life, and consider myself a Nashville girl, I was actually born in KY.  My grandmother is a HUGE Kentucky basketball fan, so I can't wait to show her pictures on my next visit!

Congratulations to Meredith and Miles!  Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!  Blessings on your marriage!

Cake flavors:
Wedding cake: Almond cake with almond buttercream
Groom's cake: Chocolate cake with cream cheese buttercream

Wedding Pros for this event:
Venue: Hillsboro Church of Christ

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Nashville Wedding ~ Lindsey and Brandon

Happy Sunday, dear readers!  I have been absent from the blog for quite some time, but I’m back now!  Spring is just around the corner and with it comes wedding season!  I have had the opportunity to meet with many amazing couples who are so much in love...I can’t wait for all the cakes, cupcakes, and more I get to create for each one's special day!

This week’s real wedding features Lindsey and Brandon’s beautiful reception at the recently renovated Cannery Ballroom.  This was my first time delivering there and it was stunning!  The ballroom had a great view of downtown too.  The fabulous folks from A Dream Come True Events and Catering did a great job on the tablescapes as well!

I first met with Lindsey and her mom back in the fall and they have been so much fun to work with!  Lindsey’s wedding cake was frosted in vanilla buttercream and featured a winding cascade of whimsical sugar roses.  

I was quite excited when I arrived at the Cannery Ballroom and saw the monogram lit up on the wall above where the cake would be displayed.

Lindsey mom ordered a special little gluten-free lady bug cake just for Lindsey to cut since she couldn't eat the regular cake.  The blue color matches the bridesmaids' dresses as well as the tables linens from the guest tables.

Behind the cake you barely see a framed verse.  Each guest table featured one as well.  This one was a beautiful testament to Lindsey’s love… 

“I’ve felt for the first time in my life, the joyful consciousness that I am truly loved by a truly good man, one that with all my heart I can love and honor – one who loves me for myself alone and with an unselfish, patient, gentle affection such as I have never thought to awaken in a human heart.” 
- Anna Bronson Alcott 
(who I found out is the oldest sister of Little Women author, Louisa May Alcott)

Brandon's groom’s cake was a surprise for him...I love being in on surprises, haha!  Apparently, he and his buddies are big fantasy football fans and each year the winner of their fantasy football league is awarded this belt as a trophy.

You can see the groom holding it up in the picture on the groom's cake table...he's the reigning champion.

I didn't get to see the real thing, just pictures, but it features a bottle opener (on the right), bottle holder (on the left), and name plates with each year’s winner inscribed on it.  These guys are hard core, so I made sure to capture every detail on the cake!

I think Lindsey and Brandon had the best wedding favors: muslin bags filled with ground coffee.  “A nice warm brew from the Young’s to you!”  Love it!  How great would pumpkin spice coffee be for a fall wedding…  Yum…

Congratulations to Lindsey and Brandon, and thanks for letting me a part of your wedding day!  I wish you every blessing!