Natural, Green, Organic, Country – when applied to a wedding, all these terms have a slightly different connotation, but sum up a trend towards a less formal look and feel for everything from the cake to the wedding photographs.
This certainly doesn’t mean sacrificing style though. Many of Devon and Cornwall’s best venues are, not surprisingly, in the most beautiful country and coastal locations. Here it’s possible to style the most stunning natural wedding, with just a little imagination.
From the cake maker’s point of view, it’s a chance to get back to nature, both in terms of the decorative style, what goes on the inside. Organic, locally sourced ingredients could be one element; more natural flavours such as our Lemon Blueberry, or Carrot Cake could be another.
On the outside, summer berries and other fruits look and taste great, and fresh flowers make a delightful change to the more traditional sugar flowers. On the subject of flowers, if organic ingredients in the cake are important to you, don’t forget to specify organically grown flowers! You may not be eating them (although edible flowers are available), but they will be in very close proximity to the cake – which you will be eating!
These organic flowers were supplied and arranged by Cornwall’s Garden Gate Flower Company. The photo is by Taylor & Porter Fine Art Photography, shot at Lantallack Weddings.
Naked, un-iced cakes make a popular choice for natural cakes, but chocolate or textured buttercream icing make a great background for beautiful floral arrangements.