This year we’ve had a lot of happy couples celebrating their big day at Saltmarshe Hall. It’s always a lovely venue to visit and wonderful trip out into the countryside for us. When we spotted a Brides Up North and Saltmarshe Hall wedding event was on the cards we signed up immediately! This was months ago and we can’t believe that it came along and passed so quickly. We had a fabulous day surrounded by great suppliers in a wonderfully historic house talking to lots of lovely couples about our favourite topic… cake! If you had the chance to stop by for a chat then thank you so much and we hope to see you again! Anyway, here are our photographs of our table (including a few little snaps of the radiators and ceiling details we fell in love with).
With every wedding showcase or fair we make a few little changes to our stand. This time our business cards and poster got a bit of a re-vamp. We went a little more minimal with a pale blush pink ‘band’ with our contact info and large logo. Before, our poster featured a much smaller version of our trademarked logo with a close-up shot of our sugar flowers. We though it’d be much more effective and perhaps a little less distracting to simplify things.
We try to make the cake designs for each wedding show unique. It’s hard at times when you have a full month of orders, but luckily dummy cakes can be worked on slower than usual. So sugar flowers can be worked on over a couple of weeks and stored away before the cakes get iced and finished with other decorative elements at different stages. We also try not to overload people with too many designs so 3 is our maximum. Generally, we stick to a 4 tier, 3 tier and 2 tier formation. It’s always tempting to make 6-7 multi-tiered wedding designs, but sometimes less is more!
Our main design was a tall 4 tiered beauty in bridal white that featured pretty hand painted florals in a soft illustrative style. Flower-wise we opted for blush pink roses paired with coral ranunculus blooms. We then added both olive green and gold painted leaves with stylised golden berries too! All these lovely florals surrounded the main focus of the cake… the gold hand-painted Happily Ever After adorning the middle! To finish we then added a large modern rose in blush pink with olive green sugar rose leaves!
Another popular beauty from our selection of wedding cakes was our modern gold hoop design! Three matt grey iced tiers with golden painted bees, matching grey hexagons and a gold hoop adorned with sugar flowers. We made this one a little extra quirky by adding in our large sugar raspberries nestled into the fondant ruscus leaves and eucalyptus sprigs. Perfect for a pretty yet modern country wedding!
Our wedding cakes at the Saltmarshe Hall & Brides Up North wedding event!
OK, we have to a post a scattering of the features found at Saltmarshe Hall. Just look at the pretty bas-relief work on the ceiling! The detailing would be utterly gorgeous on a cake (obviously). Imagine a dusky pink multi-tiered wedding cake featuring stylised fondant bas-relief mouldings edged with pretty white sugar flowers!
Here’s another lovely shot of our stand! Of course we had samples! What’s the point of showing cake and talking about it non-stop if there isn’t any to try? Plus the smell is pretty enticing! The flavours we had on offer were our popular Strawberries & Champagne and Cookies & Cream! The Strawberries & Champagne option includes vanilla cake filled with homemade strawberry preserve infused with a Moët champagne reduction and whipped Madagascan vanilla bean buttercream. Our Cookies & Cream flavour consists of a Belgian chocolate cake sandwiched with Madagascan vanilla buttercream and blitzed Oreo cookie pieces!
Just a few more shots of the details at the hall. Of course our work view wasn’t bad either! Behind us we caught glimpses of the sprawling grounds on a lovely autumnal Sunday! Though we’re working when we deliver wedding cakes to various manor houses or show at country halls it never really feels like it. We love the views and visiting new venues so after days and weeks staring at work it feels like a welcome change!