It’s been 3 months since our wedding but it feels like ages ago. You wait for it for a year and then before you know it the day is finished and it’s just a memory, albeit a great one. I didn’t write much about my wedding prior to it, because it was difficult not to give anything away but I thought it would be fun to write about it in more detail over a series of posts.
Our cake(s) were made by Choccywoccydohdah and I wrote a bit about the process in an earlier post. When we completely changed our plans and eloped, we had to solve several problems, including how we would get this wedding cake to Iceland. We spoke to all the airlines, airport security and freight companies but as soon as I saw it finished I realised that would have been a complete nightmare. The cake was so stunning and detailed, trying to lug that across the Atlantic with us would have made me a nervous wreck.
The weekend before we were due to fly out, we drove to Brighton to collect our cakes. We carefully packaged the small one to come to Iceland and had the big one with our family, it felt so wrong cutting it but that moment really did mark the start of our wedding adventure.
We picked lemon and chocolate truffle, chocolate and champagne truffle and chocolate with hazelnut truffle. We had a lot of rushing around to do in the days prior to leaving, so would take cake with us to eat whilst we were out. We took some of it to Iceland with us and gave pieces to the family members we saw before leaving. It was so delicious but really rich and I’m happy to admit that after the initial portion and having to cut it up to distribute it, I had my filled my cake quota for the year.
Our wedding didn’t have a theme, as we stripped back on almost everything when we eloped but our inspiration for the cake was the Arctic and all the magical memories we’ve made whilst traveling which brought us to Iceland to get married in the first place.
I’ve not yet seen a narwhal in real life -maybe I’ll be lucky next year!- and humpbacks are actually my favourite whales, but narwhals are so magical they felt like the appropriate mascot for our cake.
The bottom of the cake was covered in shimmering shells and seaweed, which like everything else on the cake was completely edible.
I still can’t believe how perfectly Choccywoccydohdah turned our ideas into reality and how detailed our cake was. We had to leave our plans for dramatic centerpieces, flowers and decorations at home so having the over the top cake I dreamed of was a big deal.