Saturday, September 17, 2011

WEDDING: Climo-Doyle, The Gardens at Great Oaks, 9/17/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Katie Climo and Joe Doyle
VENUE: The Gardens at Great Oaks, Roswell

Delivery #2 of the day:

I'm heading up 75 (because that is what the directions told me) ... and it wasn't until I got onto Cobb Parkway when I said to my husband (aka Mr. D.O.T), why am I heading to Marietta when I need to be in Roswell. He said: there are two Mimosa Boulevards .... one in Marietta; one in Roswell ...... so I turn around and fly like a mad woman. I was only 10 minutes late. Pat (the coordinator at Great Oaks) welcomed me and said "no worries .. I knew you would be here). Thanks Pat !!!

Joe named this cake "Papillon" (1973 Steve McQueen movie/butterfly tattoo/freedom). Katie was another bride who knew exactly what her cake would look like. A white flat finish adorned with the most beautiful silk butterflies. Thank you Katie (and Joe) for allowing me to create this cake for you. I can't wait to see the professional photos from Kara.

I didn't get to see Katie, but Joe came by to check out the cake .... I asked where his voice went ... he apparently had too much fun the night before and his voice was very hoarse. Clay went to find Reverend Deanna Lancaster .... it's always a pleasure to see her and I always get the best hug from her and after my day of delivering .. I really needed that hug.

She mentioned that she might cry during the ring ceremony ..... Joe wrote the following:

"The rings that Joe and Katie will place and present to each other today, in fact, were placed on the loving hands of Katie’s parents over 40 years ago on their wedding day. Katie’s father Dick passed away this past year, but his spirit & now his symbol of lasting love, will live on with Joe. Lou Ann can now pass her symbol of lasting love onto Katie, to remind her that her marriage may not always be perfect, but your love for each other is."

I've got tears in my eyes ... don't know how Rev. D made it through this ring ceremony !!! She did get a little misty during the scripture readings, however. There is a lot of love around this couple.

Congratulations, Katie and Joe !!! See you next year.

Music: Fonix Entertainment (Travis Gilbert)
Photo: Solais (Kara Hudson) - professional photographs were requested 9/17/11
Floral: Blossoms (Monique)
Caterer: Coast 2 Coast

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Vanilla cake filled w/ Bailey's Buttercream
8" - Vanilla cake filled w/ Cookies n' Cream
10" - Lemon cake filled w/ Raspberry
12" - FAKE

WEDDING: Cook-Piede, The Georgian Terrace Hotel, 9/17/11

BRIDE and GROOM: Amanda Cook and Tony Piede
VENUE: The Georgian Terrace Hotel

I had been so looking forward to this weekend. I had two cakes to create ... two very different designs ... both gorgeous.

Our first delivery resulted in my adding one more question to the final details email that I send out to my brides: What room is your reception in?

It was good to be back at the Georgian Terrace .. hadn't been there in years. When we arrived at the loading dock, I asked security which room the Cook wedding was in ... he said: The Grand Ballroom. We even got a personal escort. When we got everything ready to set up the cake, I looked around the room and something didn't feel right .... Amanda's colors were Navy and Ivory ... the sashes on the chairs were ivory, but I didn't notice the Navy details .. so I went up to the room coordinator and asked, is this the correct room for the Cook wedding? He said "Yes", so Becky and I began constructing the cake. We were almost done when a gentleman (guest) asked "is this the Miller wedding?" I said "No, it's the Cook wedding" He said "well, the sign outside says Miller". PANICK ..... I went back to the room coordinator and asked again: "Is this the Cook wedding?" He said, "I already told you once ..." I said "well check again, because that guy over there said it was the Miller wedding". He looked and what do you know .,. he was incorrect, I had the cake set up in the WRONG ROOM. Luckily, this was a 3 tier cake and Becky grabbed the cake and walked it down to the right room. I followed with all of our supplies/boxes and the room was a perfect match to the cake. Lots of Navy. The cake looked gorgeous in it's right place.

Back to the truck to deliver cake #2 .....

I met with Amanda back in May ... she definitely knew what her cake would look like. Three tiers, the second higher than the top and bottom ... an ivory exterior, navy blue beads (which were navy sixlets ... chocolate candies), navy blue and ivory floral. I am quite pleased at how this cake turned out. Definitely a statement cake.

Congratulations to Amanda and Tony. See you on your 1st Anniversary !!!

Music: Kurth Scobie
Photo: Andy McBride (professional photographs were requested 9/17/11
Floral: Perfect Petals
Caterer: Georgian Terrace

Wedding Cake Flavor/Filling:
6" - Carrot cake filled w/ Cream Cheese
8" - FAKE
10" - Carrot cake filled w/ Cream Cheese