It is simple and beautiful! I think we are our own worst critics. I have yet to do a large cake and I know I will just panic. Yours looks great and I am sure you deserved every nice comment you received. Pat yourself on the back from me.
My 14 year old golden fur baby. If you think this is funny you should see the rest of the baby album!
I actually felt no stress until I had to stack the cake. I baked them earlier in the week and froze them. Then I had plenty of time to decorate. I was frustrated when I had to stack them and the stupid dowels wouldn sink.
Beautiful job on your first wedding cake. I love basket weave on cakes, if just only my hand would not shake as much, I would have some of my cakes with basket weave on it and not wiggley lines going all around the cake or whichever way my hand lets it go. Keep up the good work.