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springtime romance

As our summer is a little bit on/off at the moment, I thought I would show you some photos of a beautiful, sunny Springtime shoot that I was involved with earlier this year. Hopefully, the soft colours and gorgeous lighting will help us to feel a little bit more summery! The photographer who took all of these amazing images, except where I have specifically stated that I took them, was the marvelous Mark Tattersall. The full list of the fabulous team involved is at the end of this post, and the full shoot is blogged here on Whimsical Wedding Wonderland. There are so many stunning details and Lou did such an amazing job of blogging about it, it’s well worth a read!

Eaves Hall is a beautiful mansion just outside of Clitheroe. I took this shot just as the sun was setting and the lights were starting to come on. On the drive back, I climbed the steepest hill I think I have ever encountered and could pretty much see the whole of the North West glittering below me. It was breathtaking!!

The theme for the shoot was Springtime Romance, with a colour scheme of white and blush pink, and subtle use of heart details. I decided to create a top new trend in wedding cakes, the cake trio. This can take many forms but my favourite is to have a tall, central main cake with two, smaller coordinating cakes as part of the display. All of the designs are different and each cake has its own personality but the whole display ties beautifully together.

I wanted the main cake to look soft but with a quirky edge so I wrapped the double height central tier with smocking icing, which I then repeated subtly on the top tier. I also incorporated the heart theme in the form of a little silver belt buckle and brought in some blush pink ribbon details. All edible, of course.

My lovely friend Jan from Rosa & Co created this beautiful peony topper for me. can you believe these flowers are actually fabric?!? They are perfect! You can also see the delicate lace heart embellishment to balance out the belt buckle. I love adding little metallic details ūüôā

The smallest cake of the trio is this cute little hexagonal pleated cake in blush pink. I mirrored the lace heart and scattered blossoms of the largest cake, and tied it all up with a barely there white chiffon bow and diamante pin.

For the third cake, I wanted to create something a little different so I emphasized the heart theme with ruffled heart-shaped petals. I love ombre colour gradient cakes so this is what I created here: the petals blend from pure white and blush pink, through to a deep dusky pink. It’s a really simple looking cake design but with lots of texture and a soft, romantic feel.

I also created a mini dessert table for the shoot, including heart shaped blackboard cookies, cake pops and some light and fluffy heart-shaped individual victoria sandwiches in individual pink cupcake wrappers.


And finally, this is one of my favourite shots from the day. Sometimes, a girl just can’t decide…

I hope you enjoyed the cakes from the shoot. Thank you so much to Laura from Perfect Choice Planning for organising everything, and to all the talented wedding suppliers involved for making it such a great day!

Until next time,

Beth x

Wedding Planner: Perfect Choice Planning

Photography:  Mark Tattersall Photography

Dresses: Pearl Bridal Boutique

Flowers: Laurel Weddings

The Venue: Eaves Hall

Make Up: Flossy and Leigh

Umbrellas: Love Umbrellas

15/06/2012 - 12:04 am - Nice one! And I enjoyed going through you blog and checking out your creations. Well done!

19/06/2012 - 4:16 am

Kristina - Barn Wedding Connecticut - Wow! Those wedding cakes are really mouth watering. Also, the designs are really eye catching. Thanks for sharing this post to us.

21/03/2013 - 11:40 am

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