Guess what?… I got married <3
It was a wonderful day, and our week spent in Amsterdam was the perfect way to settle into married life. But seriously, thank heavens that’s over. I can actually get my life back.
I will definitely be writing post after post about the wedding – what we loved, what we did wrong, how I actually managed to pull off my DIY wedding cake and make it not look like crap. How we catered for 65 people without breaking the bank (but almost losing our minds at times). But for now, I just wanted to share a few thoughts and photos with you.
My beautiful cake 🙂
Although making this cake was incredibly time consuming, and much harder and more expensive than I thought it would be, I can’t describe the feeling I felt looking at it on our wedding day, knowing how much hard work and dedication I had put into creating it.
So many hours went in to every aspect of it. Deciding on frosting. Choosing the flavour combinations and testing them out. Even the choice of topper was met with multiple decision changes and arguments with my mother. But I wouldn’t change anything about it now.
It’s not perfect, or anywhere near. It’s got dents in it. It wasn’t supposed to have ribbon around it. And the combing around the outside leaves a lot to be desired. But it is one of the best things I have ever done.
In fact, the whole DIY wedding experience was incredible, looking back. There were times when I thought I was going to lose it completely – I went to work with a plaster on my face at one point due to a spot issue. I’m pretty sure my colleagues thought I was one disaster away from being signed off for six months with stress. But knowing that everything about the wedding day was hand-picked by us both, and probably hand made by us too, made it all the more special.
I will 100% share with you a more detailed post on the wedding cake making process in the next few months, as well as some professional photos which will show how the cake looked once it had its flowers. I feel like I’ve learned A LOT throughout the past few months that I need to get down on screen before it gets lost, but I also feel like I need to get some distance from it before I can really give it my full attention. So for now, I am just going to focus on getting back into the good old baking routine. Getting back into the kitchen and creating some pies and cookies sounds so appealing to me right now!