When it came to Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Hayley Stommel‘s wedding cake, simple said it best.
The couple, who were married at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 1, stuck to a neutral color palette (the groom even wore white!) in order to complement the picturesque, lush outdoor setting — and the cake was no exception.
“[Hayley] wanted something really simple and she wanted it tall,” Cristina Ceccatelli Cook, owner of Cristina’s Restaurant, tells PEOPLE exclusively of the cake she created for the reception. “Sun Valley has beautiful, natural scenery. You don’t need to dress it up too much, and I think that’s what they tried to do, to keep that natural look.”
The result? A beautiful, four-tiered European almond cake — “that had the consistency of a pound cake but was very moist,” says Cook — made with alternating thin layers of mascarpone and homemade raspberry jam and then covered in Italian white butter cream frosting. And as a nod to the gorgeous greenery, the florist placed a small flower arrangement in between the second and third tiers.
The bakery, which is located in nearby Ketchum, Idaho, also held a special memories for the Idaho-bred Stommel. “I know the parents of the bride and the bride because they come here for lunch when they are in Ketchum,” says Cook. “They’ve been customers for many years.”
–Michelle Ward Trainor