We may be a little late… but Ray and I finally got a chance to enjoy our wedding cake tonight!!
You see, our cake was made by a veerrrrryyyyy special person in our lives. :) Leigh Anne, our good friend and band mate, makes THE best buttercream frosting of ANYONE I know. Leigh Anne bakes as a side hobby, and to my knowledge she hadn’t done very many wedding cakes prior to ours. When she agreed to bake for us on August 11 I was SOOO excited!! Leigh Anne totally gets me and “my style” so I just sent her a few Pinterest links of things I liked, and let her take at it!
IT WAS MORE PERFECT THAN I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED. She knows me so well!
LEIGH ANNE, I LOVE YOU!!!!
Scroll back up and give that photo a look-over one more time. Let the awesomeness that is my perfect wedding cake sink in. :) Maybe if you look long enough you’ll start to smell the sweet buttercream frosting and strawberry center. ;)
I think what I love most about this cake is that I know love went into it. It wasn’t ordered from a bakery who had no clue the joy of the union to take place that day. Someone made it who knows us, who gets us, who loves us. She has laughed with us, cried with us, worshipped with us… she gets it. So having one of my very good friends make something so special for our day brought me so much joy!!! Heck, it still does! lol.
Due to the awkwardness of our DJ making us “cha-cha” after we exchanged bites, Ray and I were never able to actually eat this on our wedding day.
Now yall know how much I love cake. So you understand why this was such a disappointment. When people ask me what I would change about my wedding day, I usually say that I would have eaten my cake!
One year (and 19 days) later, and we were finally able to enjoy an entire slice!
SOOO, here is is!
not bad, eh? (huge kudos to my mom for saving it post-reception and keeping it in her freezer for 11 months!!)
The hearts are from the bottom of our toppers, which were handmade music note love birds. I love that they were carved in the top of the icing! Leigh Anne surprised us with these and it has definitely become one of my favorite memories from our wedding! It’s actually one of my favorite keepsakes too. Our little love birds are on display at our house. :) They make me happy.
What could be more fun than reminiscing about your wedding day and eating cake? :)
(photos by Jenni Marie Photography)