This week is the 1st Wedding Anniversary of Mr & Mrs Dexter, happily married at Antioch Church, Colwyn Bay surrounded by all their family and friends.
Their reception was a gorgeous October evening at Hafod Farm, near Betws Y Coed. A rustic marquee surrounded by fields, forests and mountains, live music in the barn, children toasting marshmallows in the fire pits, and homecooked steaks on the BBQ.
Their cake fitted the occasion perfectly. 3 deep tiers of sponge filled and covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers and fir cones. Our wooden cake stand was just the job and helped give the cake a bit of extra height.
A friend of the family arranged the flowers in beautiful autumnal shades – roses, carnations and gerberas, with rich foliage – and it became quite a showstopper taking pride of place in the Marquee.
It’s not often I get to stay around and taste the cake but as family I helped cut up the whole cake for the evening buffet and everyone enjoyed generous slices with their mulled wine and hot chocolate.
The gold topper was ordered specially and gave it a personal touch which Jo and James loved. When all the cake is eaten and the flowers have faded, it’s nice to have something to keep as a reminder for the years to come.
Mr Bond made a very dashing father of the bride, proud as punch to be giving his only daughter away to James.
When James isn’t crunching scientific data on a oil rig off Shetland, he and Jo can usually be found dangling off rock faces or shooting down waterfalls in Snowdonia. They love the outdoor adventure life and it won’t be long before Baby #1 is introduced to the mountains, hopefully safely tucked up in a sling.
Happy Anniversary James and Jo. You had an amazing wedding, and we hope and pray that you will have an amazing life together.
I’m Judith. I’ve been caking since 2012. I also love to write, photograph, travel, drink coffee and read books. This is my cake blog where you’ll find recipes, and baking tips and all my latest cake projects.
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