It’s not often we are able to offer a fabulous competition that is exclusively for the Groom, which is why we are so excited to be joining with the fabulous folk at Joe Button for this fantastic giveaway!
Gentlemen, you have the chance to win a custom bespoke 100% Australian Merino Wool suit from Joe Button, valued at over $600! This is an amazing opportunity to own a custom-made suit for your big day, and cut a fine figure of a man next to your beautiful bride.
Head to our Competition page for all the details on the prize, and how to enter!
I have been loving the new idea of “naked” wedding cakes. Not everybody is a lover of fondant, ganache and butter cream and there is something utterly beautiful about layers upon layers of delicious cake oozing with delicious filling and topped with fresh blooms that makes me oh so very very hungry.
Talking of hungry, the flavours of naked cakes can be just as delicious as a more traditional wedding cake if not more. The cake above (by The Cake & I Handcrafted Cakes, photo by Morrison Photography) is a caramel mud cake with salted caramel frosting.
Cake number 4 below? (by Sticky Fingers Bakery Photo by Farrah Allan) has a bottom tier of cardamom, yoghurt, rose, pistachios, a middle tier of dark chocolate, yoghurt and honey with pumpkin & white chocolate crumble, a top tier of white chocolate, maple syrup and a beetroot & white chocolate crumble and is decorated with morello cherries and hibiscus petals.
And then there’s Cake 6 (by Miss Ladybird Cakes), it’s a vanilla bean Genoise sponge cake layered with fresh strawberries, strawberry jelly and vanilla bean meringue buttercream, and dusted with sugar and cake two? Meringue layers stacked with oodles of fresh cream.
Oh I do love a good elopement and Nancy and Jason’s Daylesford elopement is so beautiful with its lake backdrop, grinning bride and groom and the littlest guests most excited of all. Captured by Love, Katie & Sarah the couple chose an elopement so they could marry in a ceremony with just their family – something simple, beautiful and full of love.
Kicking off the story with how they met, Nancy remembers, “Jason is a firefighter and also runs a group fitness business called Fire Up fitness. We met one morning at 5:45am when I turned up to my second session – I could barely move my legs from my first session and was feeling pretty unfit. The moment I saw him, and that smile gave me new legs!!! I did another 3 courses (5 weeks each) with the business before we went out on our first date.”
Nancy wore a gown by Jenny Packham. She arranged the floral arrangements herself, remembering, “The flowers were bought from the local flower market and I had collected jars and vases over a couple of months as I knew what I wanted to do on the pier. The ceremony was at 5pm and I was still arranging flowers at 3pm on my kitchen bench!!”
The ceremony took place on a pier overlooking Lake Daylesford. Nancy tells, “We married on a pier on Lake Daylesford. It is our special place. We own a little miner’s cottage just up the hill, down a dirt road to this particular pier and it really brings us peace. Our lives are so hectic but this place just presses pause on everything and puts everything in perspective.”
Nancy walked down the aisle, escorted by her son, to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”. Nancy remembers, “I loved our son Archie walking me down the aisle and not wanting to let go. He stayed by our side for most of the ceremony.”
The couple’s daughters played a part, Nancy telling, ” We loved our very special readings read by Charli & Maddison.”
Of their photographers, Nancy remarks, “I found Love Katie & Sarah through a friend’s photographer. Their pictures were amazing, every wedding was so different, but the photos always managed to capture “that” moment. The girls were like long last good friends, we clicked straight away (having never met before) and as we were “eloping”, it felt like they were meant to be part of the day.”
Nancy remembers, “Our first dance was to no music in our lounge room after we put the kids to bed!”
Congratulations on your marriage Nancy and Jason! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Thank you to Love, Katie & Sarah for sharing today’s wedding with us!