Weddings, cake and apple

Hello! We’re in that awkward spot of half way between last weekend and next weekend (and a Bank holiday on Monday, wahay!)

Last weekend was a busy one. We had Parkrun in the morning as usual. We had to dash off pretty quickly afterwards to get home, showered and sorted as we had my friend’s wedding later in the day in Bristol.

I do love a good wedding, don’t you? Though it was a little overcast and drizzly at the start, when it was important the weather held out and there was some beautiful sunshine. Though it was quite chilly!

The ceremony was lovely. It’s so strange seeing one of your close friends walking down the aisle with her dad about to marry someone.


I mean I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m a married woman!

Wedding I know this is quite sad, but I’m so happy I was actually able to wear my fascinator! My mum gave it to me ages ago and I finally had an occasion and a dress that went with it. The dress is from Warehouse and I love it! I didn’t do anything with my hair because, well, I’m not that creative and it’s quite stubborn in that it just likes being straight. Ben looked rather dapper as well I must say!

I don’t normally drink but I did enjoy quite a few G&Ts and bucks fizzes, but luckily it was over a long period of time so I wasn’t an embarrassing drunk! I don’t usually drink so it was a nice change. My lack of drinking is not really a conscious thing, just that I don’t like wine or beer. I find cake and chocolate help me relax better anyway 😉

Wedding favours The table favours and theme for the wedding were great. The wedding couple are obsessed with Florida and the theme parks so they named each table a theme park, like Magical Kingdom, Busch Gardens and Universal Studios. We were Seaworld. In our table favours there were American sweets (candy?) like Reese’s Kisses and Baby Ruths (what on Earth are they??) and Tootsie Rolls.

The wedding breakfast (though really lunch – isn’t that a strange term?) was delicious: tomato soup, followed by chicken with vegetables and a creamy mash and then the most amazing slice of apple pie.

Then it was time to cut the cake.

Wedding cake How cool is that? An upside-down cake! It was chocolate cake with a white chocolate hard coating.

Chocolate wedding cake I had three slices. To be fair they were tiny slices so really I’m sure it was only one ‘proper’ slice 😉

Later there was a lot of dancing and craziness. I missed the second coming of the cake and was a little disappointed (I know, I know…) but had a spare apple in my room in the hotel to tide me over into the evening.

IMG_6539 I am too cool for school I know. Can’t beat a late-night apple 😉

Needless to say I felt so tired on Sunday. The bride had booked the breakfast room in the morning for 8.45am for us all to have breakfast together. The day before that didn’t sound too bad, but in the morning I could have definitely had a bit more sleep! I might have had a little doze in the car on the way home…

We then enjoyed an afternoon of doing nothing. We watch the new Thor film (not bad at all!) and just chilled. Normally I hate just sitting down and doing nothing all day but actually it was lovely. A nice way to recharge the batteries.

Have you been to any weddings recently? What’s your favourite part?

Do you know of any interesting wedding themes that people use? At our wedding we used a ‘sweet’ theme, so each table was called a different sweet and the favours contained pick ‘n’ mix.

How do you recharge your batteries after a night out?

26 Replies to “Weddings, cake and apple”

  1. Ahhhh Im so jealous of your wedding hat!! It’s that like, a thing? To wear hats at weddings? No one ever wears hats to the weddings I go to…although my grandma wore a hat to mine, but that was mostly because she has no hair…lol
    You look beautiful by the way!
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    1. Oh it’s a HUGE thing in Britain to wear hats to weddings. The only time really apart from Royal Ascot (where it is mandatory to wear a hat!) and other horse racing events in the summer.

  2. Oh wow! You look beyond amazing in your wedding outfit. Honestly, I don’t think you need to do anything ‘special’ to your hair because it looks great as it is. You’re one of the 0.001% of people in the world that can carry off a fascinator – you really suit it!

    I love the idea of an upside-down wedding cake. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland more than a Florida theme, but that doesn’t really matter because the combination of chocolate cake with white chocolate icing sounds like heaven.

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    1. Thanks Jess, that’s a lovely comment 🙂 It’s funny because I do enjoy trying on hats in department shops. But wow aren’t they pricey!
      Yeah not sure how the upside-down cake fits in with the American theme, but it was quirky anyway!

  3. Love your dress, you look great!
    The upside-down cake looks really cool, never seen one of those before.
    I don’t really drink either, for the same reason- I just don’t like the taste of beer or wine!
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    1. Aww thanks. I was so chuffed to finally be able to wear that dress. It had been in my wardrobe with the label on for months! And the fascinator. There’s never a good occasion for a fascinator haha.

    1. Thanks – but why Baby Ruth!? Baffling. Ahh a British sweet themed wedding would be amazing. I could recommend so many traditional sweets (drumsticks, refreshers, sherbert dibdabs and well anything Cadbury!)

  4. Your fascinator is great! I don’t think I could ever pull one off which makes me sad although I love trying them on in shops.
    What a great cake! I’ve never seen one like that before. I bet they had to be super careful cutting it… Sounds delicious as well. We’ve turned our ideas over to Dan’s Mum now so will not see or hear any more about it until the day…I know she’s bought our cake stand and decorations for it. We just need to find a topper we both agree on!
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    1. I’ve never worn a fascinator before so it was all very exciting!
      Wow how exciting about your cake. I must say that the cake was one of the most important things for Ben and me (besides from the actual getting married part). We both love cake so it was essential it was good. We kept the flavours and style a secret from everyone.
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  5. Love your fascinator! Your hair looks lovely too- I think you need to keep it unfussy when you have a hat or something anyway, otherwise it can look too much. I never do anything with my hair either except use straighteners to neaten it up.
    I must say I must be one of the few people who is not a fan of weddings. I don’t mind them, but I would not say I look forward to them. I hate getting dressed up, and I never wear makeup and feel like I should at a wedding, but even mascara gives me a headache (no idea why, maybe I blink less as it seems to dry out my eyes), and I don’t really like dancing, and there is always a lot of waiting about, and also I really hate the queue where you have to congratulate the bride and groom- so awkward. We have Andy’s other brother’s wedding in a couple of weeks, and it will be nice to catch up with his family (and of course have cake, although his fiance doesn’t like dried fruits so it won’t be a “proper” wedding cake) . Also I hate wearing tights, and what can you wear that doesn’t need tights? I normally rip them the first time I got to the loo so need spare pairs in my bag.
    My cousin had a good theme, him and his wife love travelling so every table was a place they had been to, and in the centre of the table was a photo of them at that place- they have been all over the world so it was fun to see their photos, and it was personal to them too.
    We had a lazy day today- I had a manic week and we were out last night, so I tried to lay in bed this morning instead of going to parkrun, then we watched some TV (never normally watch TV in the mornings), spent time at both our parents homes having tea, and then popped to the shop- what I needed 🙂 Although this is turning into a late night now!
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    1. Yep I do know what you mean about the whole waiting around business with weddings. There’s a lot of photos as well! But I enjoy the food and just how jovial everyone is.
      I know what you mean about feeling like you have to wear make-up. I rarely wear make-up but I do tend to for weddings. Funny really.
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