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!