This British wildflower wedding cake was one of my favourites from last year and so I’m delighted to share with you these images this morning courtesy of Pete Davies Photography.
It’s always lovely when an old school friend gets in touch, but even more so when they announce that they’re getting married and would like you to make the cake! The consultation was a great excuse for a catch up to hear about life and wedding plans. E + J had a wonderfully relaxed approach to wedding planning and were open to ideas for the cake. With the rest of the details of the day remaining quite simple and classic, the main inspiration was taken from the flowers in order to create this wildflower wedding cake design.
The wedding took place at Marlborough College in Wiltshire where the bride’s parents are still living and working. On this sunny weekend at the beginning of August, the chapel where the couple were married looked truly magnificent!
The ceremony decor was kept to an absolute minimum to let the beauty of the chapel speak for itself.
The colours used for the flowers paired beautifully with the chapel’s features picking out the blues, greens, pinks and golds.
My design brief for the sugar flowers was quite simple – seasonal blooms in pale pinks, blues and buttermilk yellow with some ferns to dress the wildflower wedding cake.
I therefore opted for a mixture of roses and cosmos with a stem of blue delphinium as the star of the show.
The overall base design of the cake was inspired by the bride’s Stewart Parvin wedding dress and Emmy accessories. I added a satin sheen to the entire cake to mimic the fabric of the dress and added a piped silver pearl detail as a nod to the embellishment on the bride’s sash and headpiece.
The rather sweet little bear cake toppers were E & J’s personal addition.
Finally a special mention and huge thank you to Pete Davies Photography for sharing these beautiful images with me. Pete is based in Marlborough where he has run his own studio for 25 years. As well as photographing wedding and portraits, Pete now photographs mainly commercial work for clients such as Virgin Holidays or Macmillan Publishers, New York.