Here is a picture of my very first wedding cake ever. I have made other cakes, but never one of this magnitude. The preparation alone took a week. I spent countless hours online on cake sites and tutorial videos just to make sure I had the supports inside the cake strong enough to withstand 85 degree heat.
Lots of fondant. If anyone out there is contemplating such a feat, do a lot of research. I learned so much from this experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. Gotta love them cakes.