Summer Weddings Recap

July 30, 2020

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Hi loves! I thought it would be fun to share our Summer weddings with you!

While this has been a much slower Summer season than normal due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were fortunate enough to be able to deliver a few beautiful wedding cakes to some of our wonderful clients.

So here's a Summer wedding recap of what we've been up to!

Lavender Oaks Farm

After three months off, we started back in June with a wedding at Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill. The couple had an outdoor ceremony overlooking the lavender field!

textured buttercream cake on a hanging cake table swing

The cake was displayed inside the barn on a large hanging cake table - it was beautiful! My clients chose a textured buttercream finish for their cake design. Less is more when it comes to design and this really was the perfect look for the venue. Don't you agree?

wedding cake sketch
textured buttercream cake on gold stand with fresh colorful flowers

Here is their cake sketch along with the finished cake! I always love to gift my clients with these! It's such a fun way to visualize the cake before we actually design it. Meristem Floral provided us with some beautiful cake blooms too! I love their work - they are a husband and wife team too!

decorated floral arbor
colorful flower cake

I couldn't leave without cutting a few lavender blooms to take back to the Cake Cottage. It smelled HEAVENLY!

cutting fresh lavender in a lavender field

Our next weekend began with two backyard intimate weddings. One in Clayton and one in Raleigh. I know it was a difficult decision and stressful for our clients to downsize their weddings at the last minute, but they sure did turn out beautiful.

small cake with monogram
small micro wedding cake with gardenias
6-20-20 Holland Home-4

Me posing with my client, Lauryn's mom - she's the best! We are looking forward to making their BIG cake for their wedding reception next summer!

6-20-20 Barnard Home-1

And look at this adorable pup who was making her debut at our wedding back in Raleigh! Complete with her flower crown and all - isn't she just adorable?!

wedding cake sketch drawing with dusty blue watercolor
textured buttercream wedding cake with painted watercolor accents in dusty light blue with fresh flowers at the Sutherland

In July, we delivered this pastel blue beauty for Emily & Trey's wedding at the Sutherland. I love the soft watercolor detail combined with the texture, don't you?!  And the florals from Bloomworks completed the Summer garden feel of this cake!

hand painted wedding cake with dusty blue watercolor accents and fresh flowers on gold cake stand

Next we traveled down to Pawley's Island, SC for Ashtyn and Chase's wedding. They wanted a cake design that would fit with the ballroom at the club, but also have a coastal feel. I loved the end result! Light and airy gold painted brush strokes with a touch of sparkle and flowers!

wedding cake design sketch
wedding cake at pawleys island plantation with gold accents
smooth buttercream cake with hydrangea and gold accents at pawleys island plantation

Our next weekend back in Raleigh was to the Merrimon-Wynne House for this elegant buttercream cake! Subtle angled texture with pearls to complete this look. This cake is a classic for sure!

white buttercream wedding cake with pearls and texture at the Merrimon Wynne house
buttercream wedding cake with fresh flowers and greenery
single tier cake for intimate wedding at the Merrimon Wynne house

Our last wedding of July was this AMAZING modern and stylish cake for Monica & Joe's wedding at the Umstead Hotel & Spa. She had to cut her guest count significantly at the last minute, but she said she had to have her big cake for her wedding! I couldn't agree more - it was GORGEOUS! How pretty are these flowers from Embellished Blooms?!

wedding cake sketch with fresh flower cascade
modern and stylish four tier wedding cake with marble design and flower cascade
modern buttercream wedding cake with marbling in purple and silver monogram with fresh flower cascade at the Umstead Hotel and Spa

I hope you enjoyed the cakes I've shared from our Summer wedding recap! What style cake was your favorite? Hopefully I can share more soon!

xo,

Ashley

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hi there, I'm ASHLEY!

Categories

I'm a wedding cake designer who 
loves travel, gardening, interior design, and Audrey Hepburn.  In fact, I'm sitting here
on the steps where Audrey filmed
Breakfast at Tiffany's.
(holding my Tiffany bag of course!)

popular posts

Father's Day
Garden

Summer Weddings

Exploring
Charleston

fitness

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travel

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