Beautiful blooms for an elegant and rustic Wedding – Leanne & Ed 10.05.2015
Posted on May 15th 2015
Almost exactly a year ago I met Leanne and Ed at The Pop Up Wedding Village at Calke Abbey in 2014. I had a rough iced cake on my stand with fresh blooms that caught their eye as it fitted exactly into the picture they had in their heads for their day.
The orginal cake from Calke Abbey last year:
I created tasters for the couple and a little trial cake and they picked some amazing flavours (and favourites of mine) including lemon and poppy seed for the middle tier and chocolate mint for the bottom tier.
As you may have guessed by now I have a little bit of an obsession with flowers (roses in particular hence the company name) and had created the cake they originally saw at Calke Abbey using florist cut blooms from the Blossom Tree. I love doing this type of cake as it is such simple make for me but give a really elegant and pretty finish. There is something really soft and inviting about fresh flowers that try as I might you don’t always get with sugar creations. Anyway I am going off on a tangent…
I am the first to suggest to customers who are having this particular style of cake that using their florist is a much more coherent and often cost effective way to create the same effect than having me purchase the flowers, after all I am not a florist.
As luck would have it Leanne and Ed found the most amazing florist in Emily Wisher Artisan Florist. She was actually at the same Calke Abbey event and we had stands back to back from each other, and if I remember correctly I even went home from that event with one of her beautiful arrangements and she with a few of our cupcakes.
On the run up to the wedding, togther Emily and I came up with a plan to meet at the venue to work on the cake decoration together (there are hygiene considerations when using fresh flowers on cakes so together we needed to make sure food regulations were met – something to remember if you are thinking about having a similar design)
The finished cake:
Then actually on the day itself it was really brilliant to actually get see the groom. It’s not often I get to actually see the couple and Ed was there with a brill team of helpers decorating the venue and setting everything up for the wedding. The venue was Hyde Barn in Stow-on-the-wold which was the perfect backdrop for the couples elegant but rustic wedding. The attention to detail by Leanne and Ed was amazing. Ed and all of his helpers that morning were brilliant and I loved the whole feel of their decorations, tables and venue (hence all the photo’s).
It was such a lovely atmosphere that morning and I felt honoured to be involved in it all, as there was a definite air of excitement and then getting to meet and work with another vendor just made the whole experience perfect.
Some of Emily Wishers amazing blooms:
After the day I received a really lovely email from Leanne some of which is below.
‘We just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for a beautiful (and very tasty) wedding cake. It was a massive hit and everyone loved the flavours.’
‘Working with you has been a joy and we are so pleased we chose you.’
‘Emily's flowers complemented the beauty of your cake to perfection. It was great the way you worked together and made it effortless for us.’
It’s days, weddings and couples like this that really really makes me love my job. Thank you guys and congratulations again.