I had a lovely couple over for their wedding cake consultation on Saturday, they are interested in my sumptuous 4 tier Victoria sponge cake but they are going for some lemon tiers in there too with lemon curd and lemon buttercream, just too tasty for words. Their wedding will be in October so the berries will be lovely Autumnal ones like blackberries, red currants and black currants, gorgeous! The bride has also opted for rich dark coloured roses... in her words 'no pink' so the cake will have a Autumnal twist to it.
I always thoroughly enjoy preparing for my consultations and put on a 'right good spread' even though I do say so myself! with cake, tea served in vintage china, vintage tablecloths and lots of lovely flowers in antique bottles and vases. I am in my element putting it all together, lighting candles and arranging things, then going back and rearranging them, getting things just right for when they walk in.
I really want my bride and grooms to enjoy their engagement and consultations are a huge part of this; tasting the cake that their guests will be treated to on the big day, sipping tea from china and having a really good chat about their wedding, I love it when the bride says 'oh I have some photos here of things I love' I get so excited for their day and enjoy feeling inspired by their ideas... yippee for weddings... I just love them and the excitement they bring!