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Michael Oher, who inspired “The Blind Side,” shows off his nearly 5-foot wedding cake

Michael Oher and his spouse Tiffany Roy’s wedding ceremony cake was a head-turner.

The retired skilled soccer participant, whose life impressed The Blind Aspect, exchanged vows with longtime accomplice Tiffany Roy on Nov. 5 on the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tenn. Their whimsical wedding ceremony included ballerina performances and heavenly decorations. With the assistance of Tennessee-based Jo’s Customized Muffins & Catering, her towering cake showcased the fragile particulars of the theme.

The seven-tiered confection was practically 5 ft tall and, when lifted off the bottom, 7.5 ft – even taller than Oher.

“Once I was placing collectively the design ideas for the marriage, I knew the cake needed to be massive. Since Mike is such a giant groom, it needed to go well with him,” Roy tells PEOPLE. “Additionally, because it was a focus of the room, it needed to be an eye-catcher.”

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The layers of the dessert consisted of three totally different flavors — amaretto, strawberry, and chocolate — with Jo’s signature buttercream icing. Jo West, the proprietor and lead cake designer, labored with co-designer Mary Griffis to place collectively the work of affection. West confirms to PEOPLE that solely three of the layers had been actual and the remaining had been dummy desserts. (It is not unusual for wedding ceremony cake designers to have only a few tiers of actual desserts and the remaining dummy desserts.)

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As for the design, the stunner was adorned with “practically 200” feathers made out of rice paper sails, West says.

The couple’s wedding ceremony planner and designer, Tiffanie Elliott, tells PEOPLE the cake displays the general ambiance of the marriage.

“We needed one thing with actions that resembled feathers and wings that might be seen by the ballet flats’ decor and costumes,” she says.

Roy labored with Elliott to rework the property’s ballroom right into a heavenly expertise, draped in white with blue accents, glass parts, 8ft flowers and crystals.

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In addition to the cake, Elliot says Roy’s love of feathers was infused into the invitation particulars, decor and her ÉLYSEE by Enzoani wedding ceremony costume. Taking the theme even additional, ballerinas circled the newlyweds throughout their first dance earlier than performing a choreographed quantity to Will Davenport’s ‘That is Why I Love You’.

Different eating highlights included espresso martinis served in an ice sled, and dinner consisted of sassafras braised beef quick ribs, purple snapper with wasabi cream, and bourbon marinated rooster with creamy Carolina Gold rice and grilled asparagus.

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