Hello, good people! We did it! We all survived the wedding. Not only survived but had a splendid time. I thought I'd take a moment to share the few ways in which I contributed to the festivities.
I did quite a bit of work to provide the groom. He's one of those long term projects, a real labor of love. Not to toot my own horn but I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. He's handsome, funny, intelligent and handy as hell! Some of my best work, if I'm honest.
I also made Carmen's veil. She showed me a veil that was selling for $2000 (gasp) and we replicated it for $65 and some time. We imported the lace that she liked, and the monogram was her design. The perfect topper for a GORGEOUS bride! You know that project was right up my ally...
Now the cakes. The cakes have been making me crazy for 6 months. I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to pull it off. There were A LOT of cake trials. So many cake trials... Thanks to everyone that taste tested for me! In the end, everything turned out really well.
|Cinnamon Apple with Salted Cream Cheese Frosting|
Hand Painted Fondant Leaf
|Vanilla Cake with Caramelized Pineapple Filling, Butter Rum Frosting and|
Hand Painted Fondant Rose
|Mint Chocolate Cake with Minted Cream Cheese Frosting,|
Chocolate Fondant Heart and Monogram
|Gluten Free Red Velvet with Dairy Free French Vanilla Frosting and Custom Fondant Medallion|
I made the ring bearer pillow and flower girl basket. The adorable girls are Carmen's little sisters.
Last but not least, my people. My family is all over the country and I don't see them like I'd like to. But, this group, these people fill my heart. My brother Luke Officiated the wedding. He really got to the heart of the kids and did such an amazing job. Lillian had to report for work the next day in Louisiana. Gib is my oldest sister's oldest son. We're only 4 years apart in age and have always had a strong connection. They have 3 young kids that didn't always appreciate being at the adult events for an entire weekend. I appreciate the effort everyone made to show up for us so much.
|Ruth, Gib, Me, Luke, Lillian, Jay|