11 April 2011

A Perfect Wedding Day .........

It's been rather busy recently preparing everything for a family wedding in just three weeks, due to health problems all of the arrangements were done at break-neck speed, and the bride and groom (who is very, very ill) thoroughly enjoyed their special day, the weather was fabulous, the ceremony was perfect and the receptions (day and evening) were very enjoyable.  The bride's neices made two excellent buffets, one for the day time and another for the evening and around 150 friends and relatives had a great day! 
Andrea has been very poorly with a chest infection (she's getting a bit better now, thanks ti penicillin), so I was allowed to gillotine, stick and tie paper, ribbons and embellishments!! Quite a few went into the bin, but practice makes perfect!!

I did a three-tier cake, but the bottom tier was actually polystyrene which I iced and decorated like the the other two.  All of the flowers were silk and the ribbon and silver and white cord were from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/.  My sister (Jackie) made the top arrangement and we added in some pink crystal stalks and pearls.
The separators between tiers started life as empty plastic ribbon spools - I cut some big circles on the grand calibur using nestabilities and glued about 6 pieces of thick paper together and stuck top and bottom of the ribbon spool.  The silk flower heads were all cut off the stalks and I glued them in - I used 22mm guipure lace on the bottom separator and the entire cake had tiny hearts cut from icing sugar dotted around at random.
 The bride's bouquet was made by my sister (Jackie) and I was allowed to wire and gutta the individual flower heads and leaves - wow, my finger ends were so sore!!  We think the bouquet looked as good as fresh flowers and the bride loved it.
The handle of the bouquet and the large bow was made from pale pink faux silk again from the ribbon girl.
The bride's mother's corsage was made with the same flowers as the bride and the cake, and was trimmed with 15mm satin ribbon, as were all of the carnation buttonholes.
My hubby (who was also the Best Man) printed out the photographs on Sunday and mounted them on purple/pink/lavender cardstock and we put them in this plain album which we tied with 25mm satin ribbon, plum purple divine twine and an ornate heart charm - all from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/

Well be taking it easy for the next week or so!


Sasha said...

Mary, what a beautiful cake, flowers, everything!! Massive amounts of TLC went into your lovely work. I'm sure the bride and groom were over the moon with everything you did to make their day as perfect as possible. Sorry to hear that the groom is so ill. Also hope that Andrea soon feels much better. Sending (((hugs)))

Mau xx said...

Wow! Mary you have been a busy lady, Love the gorgeous colour of everything...Stunning!!
Love the Cake ...I did wedding cakes/Sugarcraft flowers for 25yrs before I retired. I just love your creation, its beautiful xx

Milliesmarvels said...

WOW! Everything is stunning, what a talented family you are! I am glad they had a wonderful day and so sorry to hear the groom is so ill. Hope Andrea gets better soon.

Channah said...

Thank you for visiting my blog en your sweet comment.
I think my English is not good enough to write my blog in two languages.
But I hope you will come looking at my pictures in the future.

I love al the project you made for de wedding.


Brodders said...

Oh Mary everything is so gorgeous x Glad the day went wellxx

Anne said...

Hello there everything for the wedding looks so beautiful. I am usually the family cake maker and I do go to a Sugarcraft class. It was lovely when it was my birthday recently my husband had a cake made for me. Thankyou for visiting my blog as well. Anne x

José said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, specially I see you were very busy with the preparations on the wedding. The cake looks beautiful and the flowers too, the colors are gorgeous.
Hugs José

Tab said...

Wow, the cake is absolutely beautiful and I love the bridal colours. The flowers look real too, if you hadn't have said I would never have known. Stunning collection of work be all, the bride must have been over the moon :o
Hugs Tab xxx