A celebrity wedding strikes in Charleston, causing singers from yesteryear to take to Twitter and everyone from The Post and Courier to People magazine to speculate on the big details. Namely, who catered Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's Boone Hall affair? People reported that FIG's Mike Lata was the chef behind the event, but his PR person is staying mum. At one point, Lata had retweeted a congratulatory missive, making it seem as though he was the caterer, but his e-contribution to the mystery has since gone missing. Hmm.....
The Lowcountry's own Charleston Grit broke the news that the Peninsula Grill's Graham Dailey "cooked up 15 quarts of truffled cream corn and fashioned a multi-tiered cheese tower for the couple." Grit gets believability points, given that their blogger Tara Guérard planned the affair.
So, what cake was Midler talking about? Bakehouse Charleston admitted to making s'mores bars and mini bundt cakes, but those were likely just additional desserts and not the main confection. A source told the print edition of the P&C that a $3,000 cake was hauled in from Maryland, which could mean some involvement from Duff Goldman and the Ace of Cakes crew (who are based in Baltimore). That seems unlikely, given that Charleston Grit revealed Chef Dailey brought along Peninsula Grill's famous coconut cake.
Perhaps "The Wing Beneath My Wings" singer's tweets say all that's really known: there were enough sweets to smuggle some back to the hotel and Charleston is a scorcher, even in September.
· All About Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds's Wedding Chef [People]
· Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Marry in Mount Pleasant [Charleston Grit]
· @BakeHouseChas [Twitter]
· @BetteMidler [Twitter]