Before Maggie and Joe were married, they knew first hand that a wedding cake can be beautiful and unbelievably delicious! A year prior to their engagement, we had the privilege of creating a wedding cake for Maggie's sister and brother-in-law, Mairin and Tim. Maggie and Joe were married at the stunning and historic Sleepy Hollow Country Club (www.sleepyhollowcc.org) located in Scarborough-on-Hudson, Briarcliff Manor, Hudson Valley, New York.
The beautiful, lush grounds at the country club provided a backdrop of inspiration for Maggie and Joe's English Garden themed wedding and wedding cake. The florals they choose included ivory roses, white ranunculus, and medium-to-dark greenery. In planning their cake design, we also brought in the ivory and gold that are prominent in the interior of the historic mansion. The result is one elegant wedding cake! Encircling each tier of their ivory, 4-tier wedding cake, were garlands of sugar olive leaves. In order to mimic the natural "drape" or "hang" of the olive branches, I decided that the sugar olive leaves should be made on floral wire and wired together in "sprays" or sections. This allowed for the fluid look that you see around the cake tiers. I'm never a fan of just sticking something to the side of a cake; rather, it's important to create movement, even if it's in a subtle way. On the sides and top of the cake tiers are beautiful ivory sugar roses with white ranunculus and small accents of gold.
Maggie & Joe chose two different flavors of cake for their guests, one of which was the luscious Pumpkin Spice Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese and a light layer of caramel that you see in the photo below
Sara Wight Photography (www.sarawightphotography.com) captured every last delicious morsel of Maggie & Joe's gorgeous wedding with equally gorgeous wedding photography.
It was also an honor to see Maggie & Joe's wedding cake to appear in New Jersey Bride Magazine's feature, "Ballroom Brides."