Sometimes when a wedding cake enquiry drops in my Inbox, I just know immediately that I want to make that couple’s cake. And that is exactly what happened when Lucy got in touch with me – everything she told me in her enquiry form just gave me all the feels, I just knew straight away.
Lucy and Danny had chosen The Savoy as it was where they had their first date and it felt like the perfect venue for them to have their wedding at. I’m not going to lie, the idea of making a cake for a wedding at The Savoy had caught my interest but it was the care, the emotion, the thought about all the small details that Lucy shared with me that had me hooked. So yes, back in the Summer of 2021, the pandemic was still playing havoc with the size of weddings and how many guests couples could have attend, so Lucy and Danny had decided to have a small, intimate wedding. I love small weddings. I’m all about the emotion and the human connection, and with a small wedding, that’s what it’s all about. Lucy and Danny really wanted to make their day extra special and they focused on the style and beauty to create this amazing luxurious experience for them and their guests. Their wedding was all the more meaningful to them because they made all of the small details count.
And of course, they had the fabulous Carla of The Unbridled there to capture all of the memories, the authentic moments, the feeling, the romance, the deep love.
When there is an incredible line up of wedding suppliers, even after all this time, I still pinch myself that I’m getting to be part of something so special. I never, ever take this work for granted.
So as you can see from the photos, they opted for an elegant colour palette of black and white, and The Blossom Company created a feeling of luxury and style with all of the decorations. It was simply breathtaking and oh so magical when all the candles were lit in the evening.
Lucy and Danny did have a little pop of coral colour running through their wedding theme which appeared in the bridal bouquet, their confetti petals, the mother of the bride’s outfit and also in their petite wedding cake. The wedding cake was decorated in a watercolour effect with buttercream in shades of coral, peach and ivory. I added a flourish of fresh flowers, arranged in a modern style, to complete the look. Even the cake flavours co-ordinated with the colours as the wedding cake was made of layers of coconut cake filled with passionfruit curd.
I’ve always known that The Savoy is a 5-star hotel synonymous with luxury, stylish comfort and impeccable service. But to write this blog post, I did do a little reading up about it. Did you know that it was the first purpose built deluxe hotel in London and that it opened its doors way back in 1889? Apparently, at the time of opening, they were unparalleled in their offering here in London and so very quickly attracted the wealthy, the famous and the glamorous and over time have gathered many a story that has since become legendary.
I’ve lived in this corner of SW London for over 25 years and I still delight in exploring the streets of Central London and discovering new spots I’ve not seen before. That’s one of the things I love about being involved in London weddings, as I get to enter buildings I’d never get to see otherwise. 133 years after opening, The Savoy is still deemed to be one of the most prestigious London hotels, and honestly it felt like such an honour to be involved in a wedding there and to have one of my wedding cakes served and eaten there.
Venue: The Savoy Hotel
Photographer: The Unbridled
Wedding gown: Pronovias
Florist: Farima Perry
HMUA: Amalie Makeup Art
Decor: The Blossom Co
Cake: Sugar Plum Bakes