Puppy Love: Let Them Eat Cake!

I can truly say that many of my dreams came true on our wedding day. From marrying a man that I love with my whole heart down to the cake, it was perfect. Since you have heard plenty about Mr. Dalmatian, let’s talk a little more about the cake! You may recall that after sifting through A LOT of cake-spiration I landed on my dream design of a pink ombre cake.

Well, Patty Cakes did an unbelievable job bringing this inspiration to life. Words cannot describe this dessert masterpiece so I will now turn to pictures.


One of the many things that I adored about our venue was the fact that it had a room solely for displaying the wedding cake—chandelier and all! Now let’s get a little closer…


…and a little closer still…


Don’t you just want to dive on into that divine frosting! While the frosting was definitely my favorite part, let’s also take a look at the cake accessories for those of you whose sweet tooth is not as strong as mine. On top of the cake was the same cake topper that topped my parent’s wedding cake in 1977.


Next to the cake were the vintage dessert plates that I collected, which the cake was later served on.


Okay, okay, that’s enough cake admiration. Time to cut in and take a bite!




As you can see, we went with the feeding each other with forks option as opposed to the smashing it in each other’s face option. We had actually not discussed this beforehand, but I’m glad we were on the same page when the moment came. After all, I wouldn’t have wanted any of that amazing cake to have gone to waste on my face instead of in my mouth!

We then washed down our first bites of cake with champagne from a very special set of toasting flutes. You see, my sisters and I have always had a fondness for sparkly things and for those of you who know Swarovski crystals, you know that they fall into this category. So when Sister A came across the stunning Swarovski Toasting Flutes when she was engaged, her heart was aflutter. Of course, their sparkly wonder cost a pretty penny. But Mama Dalmatian saw the opportunity to create a very meaningful memento for our family, and very generously purchased the toasting flutes. She wanted them to be something that could be used at each of her three daughters’ weddings as a special link between us. Needless to say, I was very honored and excited to put them to use on our big day.


Was your wedding cake an important detail for you?

Did you have any special objects that you integrated into your big day?

*All photos by Lotus Blossom Photography


Girls Get Ready

Arriving at the Venue

The Dalmatians Rehearse

Dress Me Up

An Ode to My Bouquet (and the ‘Bee)

The Dalmatian First Look

Solo Shots

The Boys and Girls

Last Photos as Fiances

Prepping the Scene

The Dalmatians Say I Do

Newlywed Pics Take 1

Newlywed Pics Take 2

Cocktail Hour Barn Style

It’s In the Details

Wise Words and Good Eats

And We Danced

The Reception


Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 6:18 am

    Seriously swooning over that cake…so gorgeous!

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    Kirsty, Guest @ 6:26 am

    SO pretty! I love this cake design, it’s exactly what I want for my wedding cake – but in lilac. Was it a buttercream frosting or fondant to get those layers?

    Thanks for sharing!

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    mrsmaskatobe 1710 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:34 am

    Your cake is the exact cake I’m taking to our tasting tomorrow for inspiration! It looks like one off the knot! So beautiful!

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 7:00 am

    I love your cake and vintage plates~ sooo pretty!

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    raspberry bride 407 posts, Helper bee @ 7:26 am

    I also had the Swarovski toasting flutes! So beautiful. Sadly though, I don’t think we got any photos of us using them!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:34 am

    Gorgeous cake (and flutes)!

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    lovelyduckie 756 posts, Busy bee @ 7:45 am

    I’m the least concerned about the cake, I was willing to get a sheet cake or pie. BUT the cake is a very important detail to the FMIL and (more importantly) my FI. So our cake is quite nice looking but I definitely chose one of the base designs (any designs that were more involved cost $112 more). But I’m happy we did the splurge now, it’ll make for great photos. I may copy your vintage cake plate idea too.

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    sinfoniaxid 62 posts, Worker bee @ 10:10 am

    I also want to know if that was fondant, buttercream, or something else entirely! It looks gorgeous, and I’m sure it tasted amazing!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:20 pm

    I love your cake, it’s gorgeous! And I love that your sisters are sharing the toasting flutes, what a great tradition!

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    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 7:17 pm

    It was fondant (with buttercream underneath). I know some people aren’t fans of the taste of fondant, but I actually don’t mind it – and I love the way it looks!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:00 am

    That cake is AMAZING! And those toasting glasses? They are to die for!

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