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I always knew that I wanted my wedding to be 20s-30s, old Hollywood style glamorous, I loved Gatsby before it was cool. So, for my wedding dress I went with a 40s style drop waist, art deco dress. From there, I found Badgley Mischka shoes which, by the way, were the most uncomfortable shoes in the world!
My husband's family owns an antiques and home furnishings business, so we “borrowed” furniture from their shop, which really enhanced the old world glamour.
My colors were champagne, gold, and silver, and the girls wore silk gowns with furs while the groomsmen were dressed like a modern Gatsby! The cake was actually a huge part of my wedding planning, because I felt like it was truly the only thing that I had complete say over and could design to express the feeling of our wedding.
A: Mary and my husband's family have a long-standing relationship. In fact, my husband probably eats there four times a week. So when it came to planning the cake, I knew I would be using Mary.
I spent a bit of time looking around Pinterest, where I discovered the absolute perfect cake. It was very detailed, with scalloping and layers of fondant, and except for an atrocious purple layer, it was exactly what I imagined.
I took the picture to Mary's where they helped me iron out the details for the cake. We only spent about 5 minutes discussing before they began stacking up fake layers to show me exactly what it would look like. They were clearly very excited about the opportunity to work on this cake because it was a bit more complex than the norm.
It was so easy to work with Mary and Sarah, and my cake turned out beautifully. It also tasted great. I had a piece when I got home from the wedding while I was still in my dress!
A: My husband doesn’t much care for cake, but he absolutely LOVES Mary’s other treats. So when talking to her, she suggested going with a brownie bar instead of a cake.
It was so cute, we laid out all sorts of toppings -- from toasted coconut to chopped nuts, chocolate shavings, and sprinkles, plus hot fudge and caramel sauce -- to go on the brownies. It was a huge hit.
A: Of course not! I had my make up done, complete with my favorite red lipstick, and we had so many more pictures to take that night!
Q: One last question, what advice would you have for a bride regarding her cake?
A: The cake is a much more important part of the wedding than some people think. It truly allows the bride to put her signature on the event and design it completely to her tastes.