Neutral Wedding Cake for Amber and Guy’s stylish, modern boho wedding
When we think of monochrome, we so often think of black and white; but in actual fact, it can also mean just one colour. That was the case with Amber and Guy’s neutral wedding cake, which I created in one shade of ivory. It went perfectly with their elegant boho theme at Godwick Hall.
There’s a reason that Godwick Hall is an iconic Norfolk wedding venue: because it’s stunning, simple as that! The Hall is a magnificent Georgian mansion, surrounded by acres of gorgeous countryside (including a walled garden, where Amber and Guy got married.) Alongside the Hall, there’s also The Great Barn, a blank canvas venue with huge oak beams and a high roof.
Modern, monochrome boho styling
Amber and Guy went for a rustic, yet refined vibe for their wedding. To bring the modern, elegant boho vibe to life, they focussed on one colour – white – and achieved depth by using lots of texture, a method I emulated when designing their neutral wedding cake (you know how much I love textured wedding cakes.)
Outside garden ceremony
The ceremony took place in the gardens outside, where the seats were set up facing a beautiful focal floral arrangement from The Botany House. Each side of the semi-hoop featured asymmetric florals which were heavy in size but delicate in detail, and framed Amber and Guy perfectly as they said their vows. Greenery and foliage abounded, studded with beautifully textured white flowers. This colourway continued in the mini floral explosions that lined the wide hessian aisle, leading up to the vintage rug placed at the top.
The Great Barn wedding reception, with incredible textured decor
After the ceremony, Amber, Guy and their guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in The Great Barn, which was also the setting of the reception. The original brickwork of The Great Barn means it's already a beautiful foundation, but this wedding took it to the next level with the styling.
The main styling for the reception came in the form of huge fabric installations, artfully arranged by Mia Sylvia. It’s hard to explain the magic Mia created in words, so do check out these photos instead – but also, because this is a blog, I’ll try! Soft, wide swathes of fabric were draped across the wall, and bolts placed to hang down in waves. Draped over the window on one of the walls in the barn, with daylight diffusing perfectly through it, it added a beautifully romantic vibe.
Mia also created a chill-out section in the glass-ceilinged extension to The Garden Barn, framing the comfy sofas with white fabric shot through with taupe. Rattan circular rugs and wicker seat cushions sat beneath and beside the low coffee table, covered in a dove grey fabric, and set with three gold candlesticks
More white flowers and greenery lined the trestle tables, in mismatched glass and ceramic bud vases. The gold candlesticks were complemented by the table numbers and signage around the venue, presented in gold photo frames. Plus, wherever there was a sign, there was also more beautiful fabric to draw attention to it. For example, as guests entered The Barn they were greeted by a wicker basket of confetti, atop two stacked wooden crates and draped with fabric. The