Do you ever find yourself getting past Christmas and suddenly deciding that spring must be on the way? As someone who loves celebrating the seasons I’m guilty of assuming that the new year means a new season, and one where winter melts away quickly and we are suddenly overwhelmed by green shoots and pretty flowers.
So in holding myself back from already switching over to sharing lots of flower laden wedding cakes, I’m sticking the whole seasonal it’s-still-winter thing and celebrating with this simply iced cake with pine cone decoration. For this winter wedding cake I like the added touch of the icing sugar sprinkled on top to make the pine cones appear dusted with snow.
Just a little bit of autumn wedding table decorating inspiration on the blog today. I love this design with it’s autumnal coloured checked tablecloth and simple display of pine cones and candles – it’s such an achievable look and I think that’s fab.
There are some incredible ideas out there for decorating your wedding tables, but sometimes I find them a bit overwhelming – I’m sat there wondering how on earth I would be able to recreate something similar to these elaborate designs on the scale of a wedding (they only ever show one table done up) and also how much it would cost! I completely understand that they’re there to provide inspiration and that you can just pull certain elements, but I do like seeing the occasional idea that looks totally do-able.
I think this look would be even more beautiful if you used those soft golden beeswax candles – and the smell is beautiful!
This might be one of my favourite winter wedding cakes – I’m not sure I’ve seen that many really wintery sweet wedding cakes, with fruit pies and pork pies (remember last weeks!) seem to be a good wintery alternative to wedding cake. But this one, with it’s three layers from dark to white chocolate, sat a top of pies of branches, and decorated with ivy, red berries, lichen covered twigs and pines cones, just captures the whole spirit of winter.
If you’re looking for wedding cake inspiration, and what something a bit different or more natural looking, don’t forget out all the Cake Love posts for my favourite finds.
For a while now I’ve been collecting images of buttonholes that I think are particularly inspirational or beautiful. Here’s a showcase of them, in two parts.
Buttonholes for winter or spring wedding:
Buttonholes made from fabric or ribbon – original, perfect for a wintery wedding and an ideal handmade project for crafty brides.
Making use of pine cones and acorns, a low cost option for those who are prepared to collect from the surrounding countryside, hedgerows and woodlands.
More acorns and leaves tied with a sweet bow…
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas!