Last year I told myself I was ready to step outside of my comfort zone. I’m an extreme introvert and take comfort in staying behind the scenes. I prefer to let my cakes be the face and voice of my business. I decided it was time to get uncomfortable and explore a different realm of this industry. I set a goal to participate in at least one styled wedding shoot. By March I had participated in five!
I was surprised and humbled when Jontell, owner of Jontell Vanessa Photography, contacted me to be a part of her Pretty & Purple shoot. Her creative vision and inspiration was right up my alley. Light purples, airy, and spring. The venue, The Mill at Fine Creek, is a rustic gem located just outside of Richmond, Virginia. The team of creatives that Jontell enlisted to bring her vision to life captured every detail perfectly.
For this cake, I was inspired by the organic nature of the venue and other design elements. I love the delicate gumpaste ruffles made famous by artists like Maggie Austin, but I wanted to try something different. I decided to play around with texture, watercolor, and wafer paper. The end result was a gorgeous two-tiered purple beauty.
The icing on the cake was finding out that the shoot was featured in Chic Brown Bride. I was truly honored to be a part of this rockstar team. Go check out the feature here: http://chicbrownbride.com/a-rustic-spring-styled-shoot-by-jontell-vanessa-photography/
Photographer: Jontell Vanessa Photography
Cake Designer: Commonwealth Cake Company
Floral Designer: Designs By Janice
Event Planner: Elegant Ambiance Wedding & Events
Equipment Rentals: Nathaniel’s Unique Events LLC
Makeup Artist: Nicole Laughlin Makeup Artist
Calligrapher: Simply Handwritten by Anna
Venue: The Mill at Fine Creek
Dress: Tiffany’s Bridal