"Do you have a cake topper in mind?" She looked up to gauge Olivia's reaction.
Although it was important not to waste time, Felicity slowed down to remind herself to include Olivia in the process. Plus, she needed to peek at her info sheet to see what the bride had listed for the cake budget.
"I found a penguin topper that has the groom wearing Air Force blues and the bride a wedding dress."
"I love it." The laugh lines that fanned Felicity's eyes had probably popped out, emphasizing the time that had passed since she last laid eyes on Will Davenport. She cleared her throat and studied him. "Do you think Olivia's fiancé will like the air force theme?"
"Definitely. I think if you could incorporate some airplanes somewhere, it would be a great touch as well, since he's a pilot."
Hmm. That's a thought. She bit her lip as she pored over her iPad again. "What does he fly?"
She grinned and pressed SAVE on the third option. "Okay, I have a few options."
"First, let me say, if you don't like them, it's fine. Anything can be changed in the preplanning stages. Once the cake is made...that's a whole different story."
"Completely," Olivia stated. "I'm not a bridezilla type of girl."
How many times had Felicity heard that? Instead of contradicting the bride, she smiled. "Here's option one." She turned the iPad around. "We'll go strictly traditional. Three tiers with a broad navy ribbon and a thin steel gray one above it. I'd then add a sunflower on each tier."
"That's gorgeous," Olivia whispered as she clasped her hands together. "It's classic."
Felicity allowed a slip of a smile. She didn't want to appear too eager. Swiping the screen, she brought up the second option. "Keeping the same shape and number of tiers, I've removed the ribbon and the sunflowers on each level. Instead, I placed the sunflowers at the top and added a jet and its stream scrolling across each tier."
"Wow." Will leaned forward. "You could really do that?"
"I can. It would be even better if I could make it look like the exact plane he flies."
"I really like that." Olivia exhaled. "I'm so glad I chose Weddings by Design to plan my big day."
"We aim to please." And they really did. Each of her partners had a specialty intent on making their clients' dreams come true.
Felicity scrolled to the last option. It left off the sunflowers and incorporated the ribbon and the airplane together. "What do you think?" She peered at Olivia.
The younger woman bit her lip as she examined the 3D image. "I don't know," she said. "I didn't expect it to be so hard. I love every option for one reason or another."
"Okay. Why do you like the first one?"
"It's classic. I feel like it would match the tone very well. He'll be dressed up, I'll be wearing white, and the bridesmaids will be in gray. Our wedding will have that classy feel, you know?"
Felicity nodded to let Olivia know she was still with her. "And the second one?"
"Elliot would love it." She bit her lip. "I should probably pick it for that reason." She turned toward her brother. "Don't you think so, Will?"
* * *
Will couldn't believe he sat in front of Felicity Edwards. When she'd first walked in, those old feelings of inadequacy from high school rushed back. His palms became clammy and his words stumbled over themselves. Now he sat in complete awe, looking at the cake designs she'd drawn up in a matter of minutes.
He peered down at his little sister and cleared his throat. "Elliot would want you to love the cake."
"And I want him to love it."