Today’s editorial showcases the most delicious feature of a wedding and oftentimes the centerpiece of the evening (after you of course) – the cakes! With a powerhouse team of London wedding vendors and fabulous photography by Kate Nielen, get ready for some of the most exquisite, sugary creations you’ll ever see from Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, all wrapped up in a lavish, baroque-inspired setting designed by Jemma-Jade Events.
From Jemma-Jade Events – “The idea of a baroque shoot excited for quite a while. I love the rich colors, dramatic scene and extravagance of it all. I called on team of talented London supplier to create this fantastically flamboyant and over-the-top shoot.
Our venue, the ballroom at Beach Blanket Babylon is a fashionable locale known for it’s magical and rich décor. It occupies an old Georgian house in the heart of Notting Hill with decadent décor and regal charm. We decided to use a red, pink and gold color palette as they signify the Baroque period.
Okishima & Simmonds fashioned a floral dream with mixes of red, pink and green. They used hydrangeas, pear tree foliage, crab apples, Columbian red Paris roses, larkspur, ivy, red spray roses, astilbe, sweet avalanche roses and fresh pears.
The menus provided by Intricate Creations was extensive and luxurious. They opted to use a floral inspired engraved acrylic menu to match the flowers backed with printed card-stock to create a multi-layered effect.”
From Jemma-Jade Events – “Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium created two dessert tables fit for a king.
The pink and blue cake was inspired by Marie Antoinette and can be found in a number of paintings and photos of Versailles. Elizabeth decorated the cake with ornate gold gilding and baroque moldings of cherubs and cameos. Each cake layer featured exquisite hand-crafted sugar roses and hydrangeas in pink.
The pink cake was the mask cake, which was highlighting the many masked balls that were held in the baroque era. It was hand-painted using edible shimmer colorings. Red cakes are seldom seen in real life, which is why we decided to utilize this color – plus it was popular during the baroque era. This was a very dramatic cake, as Elizabeth decided to replicate the damask pattern used on the dining chairs.
For other elements to add to the dessert tables we fashioned cookies into fans, which were a popular accessory to a lady to wear to parties in those days.
We added macarons to our shoot, provided by Ganache Macaron – an artisan bakery in London. Their mini macarons are included and in their best-selling flavors: Salted Butter Caramel, Vanilla Custard and Blood Orange.”
Photography: Kate Nielen Photography // Styling & Coordination: Jemma-Jade Events // Wedding Cakes & Dessert Table: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium // Rentals: Amara // Macarons: Ganache Macarons // Floral Design: Okishima and Simmonds // Linen: Over The Top Rentals // Menus: Intricate Creations // Venue: Beach Blanket Babylon in London.