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Golden Girl: Nashville Bride Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Her Romantic, Elegant Wedding Cake

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Holly and Carl were married in December at Nashville's up-and-coming Marathon Village.  They wanted their wedding to be elegant, yet not too formal, and romantic!  How did they do it?  They opted for lighting, candles, flowers, and downtown Nashville as their back drop.  They also selected a wedding cake that was nothing short of romantic elegance.  In other words, they nailed it!

Here's how they collaborated with Signature Cakes by Vicki ( to design their Nashville wedding cake.

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How did you find Signature Cakes by Vicki?

I heard about Signature Cakes from a friend of a friend. We were discussing our wedding, and we hadn't found anyone to do our cake yet. Signature Cakes was brought up immediately. They had nothing but good things to say about Vicki and how delicious her cakes are.

What inspired your cake?

I wanted our cake to match the vision of our wedding. Elegant. I specifically picked this cake because of the gold accents and how it fit mine and Carl's style.

How did you approach the design for your wedding cake?  Did you take pictures to Vicki or did you meet with her and answer questions about your dress, etc.?

I began looking for cake ideas on Pinterest. I had many favorites, but I kept coming back to this one. It just seemed right for the feel I wanted on our wedding day. Carl and I met with Vicki. I showed her several pictures of different cakes, but this one remained my favorite! We talked colors, tiers, flavors, and the vision for our wedding. My favorite part, besides tasting all of her wonderful flavors, was seeing her sketch a drawing of what our cake would look like!

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What did you want most from your cake - great design, taste, specific details?

I wanted our guests to really enjoy our cake. Not only did I want it to be beautiful, but I wanted it to taste great! I've been to so many weddings where the cake was just average. We had guests going back for seconds and even asking where it came from weeks later!!

What surprised you about the experience of designing your cake?

I knew how great Vicki's cakes tasted and how beautiful they were, but I never imagined it would be such a hit!! I think we even had one guest call Vicki to see how much her cakes were just to have one for herself and her family!!

What were your cake flavors?  Did you have them custom designed or were they standard?

We picked our cake flavors from the options that Vicki offered. They were: orange cream, spice cake, and a chocolate hazelnut flavor.

What did you like most about your cake? 

I loved how beautiful our cake was. It was one of my favorite parts of our wedding. I loved that it was such a hit, and I really loved getting to know Vicki and working with her!

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In the bride's words, "It all came together really well!"  We agree!

Photos: Celladora Photography (, a Nashville wedding photographer

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Ashley King

Hey - I'm Ashley! I started to give Nashville brides, or folks planning a Nashville wedding, a local resource for inspiration and resources. Hope to see you at a bridal show soon! Until then, Find me on

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