When you make cakes for a living and your own wedding day comes around the inevitable quickly crosses your mind. Who will I ask to make my cake? As a self-confessed perfectionist and passionate baker, it was always going to be something that played on my mind for far longer than it should have. Having admired the work of many great cake makers for a very long time, the options were seemingly endless. However, in the end I finally decided that I would take on the challenge myself, I mean if I cant make my own wedding cake exactly as I want it, how can anyone else?
There is something slightly self-indulgent about the idea of making your own wedding cake but it was something that felt natural, even somewhat of an escape amid all the chaos that comes with organising a wedding.
Having the Natural History Museum as a venue has many plus points, the main one being that such an iconic building needs very little decor and production. Fresh flowers and candelabras were used around the Central Hall to add intimacy and warmth; however a 26 meter diplodocus skeleton as a centre-piece is hard to beat!
For the cake I decided not to compete with the striking setting and instead to create something simple and elegant. My wedding cake of choice was built with 7 ivory tiers with fresh flowers on the top tier and surrounding the large 22" base tier. The overall effect was simple yet elegant and just what I had pictured!
DJ - DJ Dips & Rajeev B
Wedding Car - Kudos cars
Entertainment - Chris Williams (saxophonist), Drumline Dhol Players, Benny Dhaliwal (singer), Kudos Jazz band (drinks reception)
Caterer - Curry Special
Toastmaster - Andy Bignold
Decor - Dream Occasions UK
Photography - Aira Photography
Videography - Film AM Weddings