"I'm a little funky and alternative," said Stephanie's mom, Susan, when we spoke on the phone about her daughter's wedding cake, "and that's what we want...something a little different...something really unique and memorable."
She went on to tell me about a cake she'd seen on Pinterest. "It's wild," she said of the towering naked cake overflowing with leafy greens and vines, "and I love it!"
Moments later, she sent me a link to the pin, and she was right. It was wild, indeed, and absolutely spectacular. Not surprising. Their inspiration was Chrissy Teigen and John's Legend's cake by AFM Banqueting Milano, the catering team behind the celebrity couples' Lake Como wedding.
Botanical-filled cakes like these are among my favorite styles, so this project felt like a natural fit.
To adapt it to Stephanie and John's taste, I did a rich, buttery almond naked cake layered with Madeira buttercream, and filled with lush Northern California vines and leafy greens from Atelier Joya.
Set inside Barn Diva's gallery space, the cake's sculptural quality seemed destined for its venue. And it made for a grand focal point for the reception dinner.
See some of my favorite shots of Stephanie and John's cake below by The Edges Wed, followed by vendors to inspire your planning.
For more detailed shots from Stephanie and John's beautiful day, check this out.