Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I have been asked to make another and I probably will.
The cake wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Mainly it was the stress of doing something I had never done before. And REMEMBER TO USE SUPPORTS. I forgot mine and had to take the cake apart and redo it. And being my nephew I did a lot of the cooking for the reception.
We had an outdoor reception and unseasonable rains. The area flooded a couple times. I tried to add a photo of the yard (flooded) the morning of the wedding. There was about 3 inches of water in the reception area.
Here is a photo of the set up when we got done.
An this is what it looked like just before we left for the church for the ceremony.