Of course you have to set the timer for a little bit longer and turn the temperature up a little bit higher, but when you think about it, planning a wedding is a lot like baking a cake. You take all of your ideas and mix them together– a dash of her and a pinch of him; a lot of sugar and a little baking powder to help it all grow. But what makes wedding planning and baking most similar is that you put a whole lot of love into both. And the final result is completely sweet and always unforgettable.
Anna + Richard’s East Sussex, UK, wedding was a perfectly baked and wonderfully sweet affair. The couple worked hard to add a whole lot of themselves to the big day and the fabulously talented Louise Bjorling was there to catch every delicious detail on camera. And trust me, there were plenty of candy-coated moments to catch. The wedding had an incredible vintage-feel to it, with the bride looking stunning in a chic belted 50s-style dress and bird cage veil. Anna + Richard included their dear old vintage van “Doris” in their big day, with Richard driving it to the ceremony and decorating their day with little touches of Doris.
At the reception, there was a table filled with cupcakes, cookies, and other confections, over which hung a sign proclaiming that “love is sweet” and surrounded by pom poms handmade by the bride and groom and their friends. Anna carried a bouquet of pastel flowers and candy-coated her nails in coordinating polish colors adding a festive touch. She even wore a pair of earrings resembling Swedish princess cake, in honor of her home country and love for all things sweet. One of the sweetest touches of all were the bridesmaid dresses, white and covered in cupcakes. The dresses were made by Anna with the hand-drawn cupcakes designed and drawn by one of her maids. The grand wedding really was a group effort, with everyone adding a cup of flour or a dash of spice to Anna + Richard’s day.
The best part? Anna + Richard’s wedding will leave a satisfying feeling in your heart, sans cavities or stomach aches. The very best kind of baked good. And now the rest of their married lives will simply be the icing on the cake.