Your wedding cake can be an extension of you color scheme, but keep in mind that guest have to eat your cake too and it needs to taste yummy!!!
Picked a date, check!
Picked a venue, check!
Nailed down a menu, check!
Detailed your decor and theme, check!
Fell in love with a wedding cake design and flavor, no!
Finding that perfect cake can be overwhelming! There are so many things to consider – flavor and quality should be at the top list. How many weddings have you attended where the cake was a huge disappointment? We have all been there! Ask for a tasting of several flavors. Ask to see lots of photos. Ask for testimonials from other brides. You want to consider a few questions before you proceed with a baker.
Are they a professional baker?
- How long have they been baking wedding cakes specifically and how many do they do a year. A lot of practice makes for a lot better cake. You don’t want the family friend who does a cake a year or worse, your wedding being the first time they have actually done a wedding cake. You don’t want Publix that provides a manufactured mass production cake that won’t hold up during a reception and will have collapsed by the time cake cutting comes around. (Believe me, we have seen it all!)
- What can you find out about the baker’s service and quality?
- Do they have a plan to keep your wedding cake chilled until an hour before your reception? This can be a key in the humid months or for an outdoor reception.
- What options do they offer as far as customization? Can they recreate anything you envision or find a picture of? Are they a true artist?
- Do you get a complimentary topper at your one year anniversary? This could save you a lot of money on your cake because you can serve the top layer, plus you don’t have to suffer thru a stale year old cake at your anniversary.
As in anything related to weddings, do your homework! The cake is a focal point of your day! Have peace of mind going into your day!!
Calming the brides nerves before her walk down the aisle.
All you need is the one you love, to grab your hand to calm your nerves. Keeping it traditional, the bride did not want to see her groom before she walked down the aisle. Victoria, the bride just needed a kiss on the hand to put her at ease. This bride took every detail into consideration from how the bridal party would walk out from the front of the house to how her dads would meet her for her grand entrance on a horse and carriage. Victoria worked with our team of planners who made sure her day was executed exactly as she envisioned. She incorporated some of the cutest signage throughout the ceremony and the reception. “Thank you” pictures are a great idea when it comes to sending out thank you cards. Victoria was such a blessing to work with and her day was nothing short of a fairytale.
“Thank you” brides have come up with some of the cutest signage to incorpoate into their day!
Kimmie and Christian created a beautiful memory in June of this year as they exchanged vows at their home church and had their reception here at the Hazlehurst House with all of their family and friends. Kimmie was a very traditional girlie girl with traditional southern taste.
Anna and Josh married at the Hazlehurst House on September 18th and while they are not from the “south”, Anna envisioned a beautiful southern wedding and wanted her guests to experiece a real taste of the south while being very convenient to downtown Atlanta. She planned her day with a specific vision in mind and didn’t skimp on a detial. She and Josh wanted the convenience of an all inclusive venue and loved the fact that everything was handled on their behalf.
Scott Evans Photography did a phenomenal job with Anna’s photos, Steve Allen, the DJ, will make any party the best ever and he didn’t let Anna down. Celso’s Cakes provided her with a beautiful and delicious cake. Guests always seemed surprised that the cake actually taste good, as if a wedding cake isn’t supposed to? Rudra Brumbelow was her floral designer along with Felicia Watts. The team of two pulled together Ann’a inspiration in floral and decor. Her guests raved about the food and of course were indulging in the “spirits” long into the night. They were a fun crowd and I am sure their party went on long after the reception at a “follow-up” location.
The Hazlehurst House is honored to have been a part of another beautiful day in the life of a very special bride!