SAN ANTONIO, Texas — There’s no denying that weddings can be very expensive, however one Texas woman found a way to cut costs – at least when it came to dessert.
According to Fox News, Jessica Hoyle-King served as a wedding consultant for her brother and his new bride. The couple was hoping to save as much money as possible for their honeymoon in Rome.
Hoyle-King reportedly took care of the decorations and centerpieces, making DIY decorations from materials around her own home.
However, she has since gone viral for the eye-popping, four-tiered wedding cake she created for the couple. Though it looks rather extravagant, she says the total display cost less than $50.
View this post on Instagram
My most liked picture! Swipe to see other pictures from the wedding on a budget! My brother and my whole family are very hands on DIY and save money wherever we can. Jeremy and Gosia love to travel (they met while touring Chernobyl!) and wanted to save for their honeymoon (they ended up honeymooning in Rome!) and not spend too much on a wedding. Their flower budget was zero. Their cake budget was “let’s make cupcakes and freeze for the wedding”. Two weeks before the wedding, they handed the wedding coordinator position over to me. With my moms help, we bought a few things from @hobbylobby and used a few things I had in my decor closet in order to bring my vision of a rustic wedding reception to life. My parents have bees and sell honey so we had a ton of mason jars we were also able to use for center pieces. We picked wildflowers on the side of the road, flowers and rosemary from my mom’s garden, and we literally stopped at @traderjoes on our way to the reception venue, @shadysprings to decorate the day before the wedding. I bought flowers for all the bouquets, mason jars for 24 tables, hair flowers, and cake. Trader Joe’s even gave me some greenery that looked a little wilted but I still thought looked pretty. And the cake…I was able to talk my brother into just “getting Costco cakes and throw some real flowers on it”. They ordered two of the $18.99 sheet cakes with cream cheese filling and picked up on the way to the venue before the rehearsal dinner. With the help of Gosia’s brother-in-law, @chefjwarley (who happens to be a chef in England), the cakes were cut into tiered squares, stacked, re-iced, and arranged a few of the real flowers from the piles of flowers used for decorating (About $10 worth). All displayed on a rustic looking cake stand made with supplies from Hobby Lobby. Oh and should I mention they did not hire a DJ and used Spotify on an IPad for the music for dancing? It really was a beautiful reception on a budget! Cake tutorial coming as soon as we get back from vacay! 🙌🏼 #costco #costcofinds #hobbylobbyaddict #hobbylobbyfarmhouse #hobbylobbylove #costcodoesitagain #costcocake
When Hoyle-King learned that her brother and his bride were going to save money by baking cupcakes for the wedding, she suggested they head to Costco instead.
Per her advice, her brother and his bride-to-be picked up two sheet cakes at Costco for $18.99 each and approximately $10 worth of flowers from Trader Joe’s. With the help of the bride’s brother-in-law, who was a chef, they cut and rearranged the cakes, re-frosted them and then decorated the display with flowers.
Hoyle-King also picked up some supplies from Hobby Lobby to create a cake stand and set the cake table.
“Everyone thought it was amazing!” she told Fox News.
She later posted a photo of the creation on Instagram and social media users couldn’t have been more impressed.
“Just saw this online. I love it!!!” one person commented.
“You should totally do a YouTube tutorial of this!” someone suggested.
“Wow !!!! Amazing!!! This is soo smart,” another user added.
You can check out Hoyle-King’s Instagram blog @cottagefarmhouse, here.