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Castle Howard Wedding Cake

Wednesday 13th August 2014

Now That’s What You Call A Wedding Cake!

When we received a call from a wedding cake designer in London we were more than happy to help her with flowers for a wedding cake.

But this was not just any old wedding cake. It was a replica of Prince Andrew’s and Sarah Ferguson’s wedding cake which had eight tiers with the largest being around 30 inches in diameter.

Abi from Abigail Bloom Cakes had baked and decorated the cake beautifully with royal icing. She and her colleague transported the cake from London to Castle Howard where they started to assemble it together. This got more difficult with each tier as they climbed on ladders and carefully assembled it together which took them all afternoon.

Whilst they did this Fiona and I wired hundreds of tiny flower heads together. These included rose buds, jasmine and hyacinths.

When Abi came to tell us she was ready for the flowers it was Fiona who bravely climbed the ladder and fixed the silver chalice to the top tier and then started to arrange the flowers onto the cake. We had to be so careful as the cake moved ever so slightly each time we assembled the flowers onto it. We were so glad when it was all finished.

Abi was thrilled with the finished result as was the Bride’s brother who had commissioned Abi to make the cake.

The Queen Of Hearts Flowers, York

Monday 11th August 2014

We designed and made this quirky Queen of Hearts Floral Decoration for one our our clients who was having an 'Alice in Wonderland' themed party.

What a lovely idea to welcome guests into her home.

Wedding Flowers - The Hospitium, York

Monday 11th August 2014

We always enjoy decorating the ceremony room for weddings at The Hospitium, York. Thought you might like to see how it looked for one of our lovely couples who got married there last week.

Thank You!

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

We have just received this lovely email from Vivienne who got married at Grays Court, York at the weekend. Thank you Vivienne we really appreciate your kind words.

"Just wanted to say thanks again for the most amazing flowers...they were exactly what I wanted...but even better!! We had a magical day!
Here are just a few photos that our guests took, showcasing your beautiful flowers!"

Wedding Meece

Monday 30th June 2014

Here are an Ethelanna Bride and Groom. We think these make lovely keepsakes for your big day. You could use them as favours or how about having them as a unique wedding cake decoration. Please get in touch with us if you would be interested in having some made - they can be personalised to match your wedding.

Party Flowers at The Orangery, Settrington

Monday 30th June 2014

We loved Claire's choice of flowers and colours for her party at the beautiful Orangery, Settrington. Three designs of table arrangements and pillar decorations transformed this fantastic venue ready for the big party which I'm sure would look even more magical once all the candles were burning.

Wedding Flowers at Grays Court, York

Monday 30th June 2014

Thought you might like to see these images of Vivienne's Wedding Flowers at Grays Court at the weekend. All white - lots of gypsophila and hydrangeas.

We used our dancing flame battery candles in the mantle arrangement which are perfectly safe for venues like Grays Court and look so real.

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