Ok so I'm sure that you are all thiking this is another Bridezilla story... but that isn't the case here. This bride was an absolute joy to work with. She payed on time, didn't waffle on her decisions, had pictures and ideas of what she wanted the cake to look like when she came in for her consult. She was organized and got the flowers and ribbon to me on time.
I totally enjoyed doing her cake. I was so happy to do it for her. I was really happy when I left the cake at the reception site, but I was bummed not to see her reaction to it. The wedding was Saturday night and on Sunday I got this email from her:
Words cannot describe our beautiful cake. I wanted to go straight to see it when we arrived at the reception and of course you can't do that and it was in the separate room from dinner. We went to cut the cake and when I saw it I cried, I couldn't help it, it was absolutely gorgeous. It is exactly what I envisioned, and so much more. You are amazing and so talented. The groom's cake was a hit also, how cute and amazing that you can do that. Everyone was talking about how good it tastes and how beautiful it was. Thank you so much for your hard work. We are on our honeymoon, but the lodge had computers and I just had to e-mail you so I could tell you how amazed and happy I was when I saw the cake. Thank you so, so much. You are a doll. I hope to see and talk to you again soon.
When I read it, it brought me to tears. I feel so lucky to share in the special moments in people's lives. Just thought you'd all like to read about a Bride that was thoughtful and kind instead of the terrible, hissy-fit throwing, griping Brides we usually hear about.
That was so nice of her! I'm sure it was beautiful. It was great to read that story. I have to say, I was definitely expecting the opposite when I saw the title to this thread! Congratulations!
Did you post it? Was it the seashell cake? I just peeked at your photos - you do beautiful work by the way.
And how very thoughtful of her to take time out from her honeymoon to share those thoughts with you! COngrats on a job well done!!
That is a gorgeous cake and how wonderful of that bride! I was almost in tears myself just reading her letter. I know that her wonderful words of appreciation made all of your hard work so worth every minute of it! Congratulations!
It is so great when a bride realizes how much talent and effort it takes to produce a beautiful cake! That what makes it all worth it. BTW-Your cake is absolutely gorgeous!
What a stunning cake!
Oooooh - that's beautiful. I love the scroll work and the fall colors.
What an awesome bride and cake!! May we all have more customers like that! You definitely deserved it. That letter would be perfect to add to your portfoli, right beside the cake photo!!
really beautiful cake and a lovely, lovely story!!!! Thanks for sharing that with us!!
It's so inspiring to hear wonderful heartfelt stories like yours. The cake is exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you for the kind words. I am a terible piper. It turned out better that I thought it would. Scrollwork just is not my thing. It took me almost six hours just to do the piping. I know that there are those of you out there that could cover the whole thing in scrollowork in and hour. I wish someone could tell me how.
What a beautiful cake!! I can understand the bride's happiness and I'm so glad that she let you know how much your wonderful talent and effort meant to her on her special day!!
It's a beautiful thing when someone takes the time to tell you what a wonderful job you did. Your cakes does look wonderful by the way. She couldn't even wait until after the honeymoon. That is cause for tears of joy.
Thanks so much for posting this happy wedding story! As a beginner it helps me to know if i ever do wedding cakes, not every bride is horrible!
It's great to hear that there are good people out there that are not expecting for people that are not afraid to speak such kind words. You're cake came out beautiful and you should give yourself a pat on the back.
Congrats on your success. It's not everyday that someone goes out of their way to give a well deserved compliment. Enjoy it.
PS. the cake is gorgeous.
Congrats! That cake is absolutely gorgeous!!! It's nice to hear of an appreciative story. I agree with the others; copy that e-mail and put it in your portfolio!!
PS-- What is inbetween the layers? I'm a complete moron when it comes to flowers
Your cake is beautiful. It is awesome when someone sends a beautiful to let you know how it made her/their day.
That is awsome! Good job! The cake was amazing. I just wish there were more stories like this than the bridezilla stories!
Beautiful job, no wonder the bride was pleased. I agree, we need more happy stories.
Trully beautiful cake!!!
Your cake is beautiful and you should (rightfully so) take pleasure in the compliments you received from the Bride on the cakes. Word of mouth for good work will spread, and I bet you will be getting referrals from this one. Sometimes that one compliment, such as this Bride's, more than makes up for those horrid, ungrateful people we have to deal with; but as you said, this Bride was a joy to work with from day one - so it is no surprise to me that she would be thoughtful enough to show her appreciation of your work so soon. As my mother would say - "some people are just raised right (polite)!!"
Your cake is beautiful, love the colors and your scroll work looks great.
It is so refreshing to read a "tears of joy" story instead of the bridzilla stories we read so much about on here. There are some nice people in the world, just sad to know that we have to deal with the not so nice people more often in society.
She most have been really thrilled with it to take time to email you on her honeymoon!!
Sounds like you might be getting alot more business from her and the people that was at her wedding. Good Luck!!
it's customers like her that make it all worth it! the cake is beautiful!!! i suspect you will get many referrals from her!
Congratulations! It is a wonderful cake. I'm so happy the bride took the time to let you know how much she liked it. I would hang that e-mail on my fridge!
It really made me think about my own greatfulness. It is amazing how good one letter can make you feel. I have made a mental note to make sure people know how much I appreciate the things they do for me.
This was a crazy weekend and I was exhaused from doing two large, carved, 3-d cakes plus this wedding cake. When I read her email it made it all worth it!
DFND, the flowers were silk fall colored hydrangeas provided by the bride.
Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!!!
I love this....
Awesome cake!! It is so wonderful that there are still kind people out there.
Oh! How wonderful! The cake is beautiful! And I agree with indydebi, it was so nice of her to take the time during her honeymoon to thank you. It is so nice to hear about a happy, grateful bride!
Congrats to you! It truly is such a beautiful cake!