Classic, Blush Wedding and a Stunning Cake Backdrop


Cara and Carl's wedding is beautiful. Gold and blush tones will always be in style and so will attention to detail. Cara made their gorgeous cake backdrop with music sheets, tissue paper, wallpaper, coffee filters, and card stock. It's basically a masterpiece. Their wedding took place in Cincinnati and we're sitting here in Kentucky feeling incredibly inspired.

From the bride: Our day began with my bridesmaids and I getting ready in the upstairs of the mansion drinking mimosas, listening to music, and laughing as we shared stories. Each of my bridesmaids have had a profound impact on my life and have molded me into the person I am today. To show my appreciation for their love and friendship, I planned a special moment for each of my bridesmaids to each read a personalized handwritten letter and open their Vera Bradley gold toggled bracelets.

Carl and I planned a few surprises for each other that made our wedding even more special. Our private first-look took place in the backyard of Pinecroft with the mansion’s archways behind us. With eyes closed, happy tears streaming down my face, the moment we saw each other took my breath away. Carl and I both kept our wedding attire secret throughout the planning of our wedding. I didn’t know he would handsomely be wearing a navy blue suit and nor did he know the style of my ivory wedding dress until we saw each other during our first-look. After our first-look, Carl surprised me with a gorgeous Pandora ring along with a beautifully enveloped letter. We took turns reading our letters, laughing and crying describing our precious memories throughout the nine years we have known each other. 

Our ceremony took place in the Pinecroft Orchard, with the 1920’s Tudor house as our back drop. The procession was magical as my bridesmaids walked between the rows of large oak trees to The Piano Guys’ “A Thousand Years” and Pachelbel-Canon by Stringspace String Quartet. Our color scheme consisted of muted tints of blush and rose called Biscotti, Ballet, Petal, and Angel, with accents of gold. The bridesmaids dresses were lace and chiffon material and created an ombre color scheme. I chose the order my bridesmaids would walk down the aisle based on the order in which our friendship began. After our wedding ceremony, we had one last private moment among the rows of chestnut trees. Here we told each other what we secretly had engraved into each other’s wedding rings. This moment officially husband and wife was the most serene. 

I wanted to create a flower wall as a backdrop for our cake and as a potential backdrop in case of rain. To create this paper flower wall I used music sheets, tissue paper, wallpaper, coffee filters, and card-stock. This endeavor was the largest wall mural I had ever attempted and extremely time consuming when also planning a wedding. With the help of my dad and Carl transporting and assembling the three 4x8 board, I stood in awe from across our dance floor of months of hard work completed. The inside of our cake was a white cake with layers of raspberry and blueberry compote. Delicious! We are looking forward to receiving a fresh top layer for our One Year Anniversary.

Carl and I highly recommend investing in an amazing photographer and videographer. Our photographer, Amanda Donaho Photography, created gorgeous family heirlooms that will be treasured by our future generations. The best days are always the fastest. Our wedding day flew by, and as much as we tried to absorb the love and energy, our day was over before we knew it! Our videographer, Little Brown Dog, captured the little moment we missed, the personal moments Carl and I shared with one another, hugs and kisses from our grandparents, and memories form our wedding day that we can relive as many times as we would like.

Lastly, the dearest moment that we are forever grateful for was at the end of the night when Carl and I began to comprehend the overwhelming love and adoration we had felt throughout our day with our closest family and friends. There will never be another day in our lives surrounded by all who have showed us love and support quite like on our wedding day.

Photography: Amanda Donaho | Videography: Little Brown Dog | Event Designer: Cecilia Rose at Pinecroft | Floral Design: Courtenay Lambert | Wedding Dress: Bride and Formal, Designer: Enzoani Diana | Alterations: Kathy Jo, Turtle Crossing Mall | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Caterer: Funky's Catering | Cake: Spoon Fulla Sugar | Hair: Rollers and Rouge | Makeup: A Touch of Summer Makeup Artistry | Music: DJ Toad, Byron Ginter | Paper Products: Peabody Papers | Venue: Pinecroft Mansion | Favors: Popcorn Pizzazz