Summer-Inspired Wedding Cakes with Flowers

As a Luxury Wedding Florist based in Hampshire, we have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most wonderful creatives within the wedding industry. Which is why we are so excited to share one of our favourite styled shoots with you today on the blog, beautifully captured by Angela Ward-Brown Photography.

Organised by Emma of Scrumptious Bakes, the shoot took place in the first week of June last summer at Bury Court Barn, a beautiful barn wedding venue hidden within the Hampshire countryside. Featuring old oak beams, an enchanting walled garden and a charming wooden gazebo (perfect for those outdoor ceremonies), this really was a dreamy setting for our summer-inspired editorial. The venue is also just a stone’s throw from our studio, so we’ve been fortunate enough to visit plenty of times in person and can wholeheartedly recommend it to our couples.

Not only was the shoot a chance to showcase the talents of our industry suppliers, for our founder at Fiona Curry Flowers it was the first time heading out and about after the first lockdown. We can safely say, it was an absolute joy to get back into the swing of things and it really does make us excited to immerse ourselves in your love stories once again.

Focusing on the flower design element of the editorial, we chose a beautiful palette with six different styles – all of which were equally stunning. The seasonal flowers included romantic David Austin Patience Roses, Peonies, White Bubbles spray Roses, Vendela Roses, Wedding Rose, Eucalyptus, Olive branches and Pittosporum.

Emma (the magic behind the shoot) is the gentlest soul and we adored every second of working with her. Her cakes are always breath-taking too, and it’s admirable to see the amount of hard work and attention to detail that she pours into every slice. She created a selection of wedding cakes for the shoot, including a macaron cake which featured a delicate ombré fade, finished with a cake topper and garland of David Austin Roses, Patience, Vendela and White Bubbles Spray Roses. The second macaron cake, between the layers of macarons, we carefully worked in dainty rose heads for an extra dash of elegance. Inspired by Harry & Meghan’s wedding, Emma also created a delicious buttercream Sicilian lemon cake, which was adorned with scattered white peonies. Delicious!

We still can’t get over Emma’s magnificent four-tier organic Madagascan vanilla cake, which was embellished with a cascade of David Austin ‘Patience’ Roses, as well as Peonies, White Bubbles Spray Roses and Vendela Roses. But it didn’t end there – Angela was also on hand to capture a naked wedding cake made with White Bubbles Spray Roses and Olive Branches for a botanical, minimalist vibe. With another naked cake we designed a beautiful sash of David Austin rambling Roses, white Bubbles spray Roses and Pittosporum.

We adored every single wedding cake creation, and it was a pleasure to be able to add those all-important floral finishing touches. As Luxury Wedding Florists, we decorate almost every wedding cake for our clients, and we love nothing more than seeing photographs of our couples doing the traditional cake cutting moment.

We were also over the moon to see an image of the cake featuring a signature FCF flower garland in Vogue! It was the perfect way to brighten up what had a been an incredibly tough year for all and we look forward to sharing more of our work with you this summer!

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