Denise and Jonathan had been together for years, but finally decided to get married in 2022. They had a very small wedding ceremony near their home in Evesham, Worcestershire, but we couldn't miss out on celebrating with them so an afternoon tea was arranged by their Essex relatives.
Being the middle of August, the sun was still shining and a quiet rural garden in Hockley was the beautiful backdrop for their afternoon of celebrations. Scones were cooked, jams made, sandwiches prepared and loads of other sweet treats were baked by various family members, along with their surprise wedding cake.
We wanted to give the cake a country afternoon tea vibe, so the "naked" format with fresh flowers and a pretty wooden personalised topper, seemed the perfect choice. The flavours were light fruit with apricot jam and butter icing filling at the top, lemon with butter icing and lemon curd in the middle and traditional sponge with a butter icing and chocolate chip filling.
Well I think it is fair to say we all ate far more than we should have, but it was such a lovely afternoon, topped off with a serving of cake and then an evening BBQ - what more could you ask for of a late summer afternoon wedding celebration.
Huge congratulations to Denise and Jonathan and here's to many more happy years together (at long last as Mr & Mrs!!).