Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Famous" Cheese Wedding Cake

With all the excitement of Christmas I didn't mention that one of the cheese wedding cakes we created last summer appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings. The American web site is a planning portal for weddings, and includes a section about overseas and destination weddings. Rory and Lisa's Berkshire wedding is recorded beautifully; all the little details which went into the wonderful day (managed by wedding designer/planner Mary Herrington of Forever & Ever Events) and photographed by Chloe Browne of Caught the Light. It's all there, the invitations printed on baloons and vintage hankercheifs, pub-inspired table names, the dress, the shoes, the flowers, the table cloths, the place settings, and there, towards the end, is the cheese wedding cake I made!

The credits:
WEDDING DESIGNER & PLANNER: Mary Lee Herrington of Forever & Ever Events (
PHOTOGRAPHER: ChloƩ Browne of Caught the Light Photography
CHEESE CAKE TOWER: Tastes Delicatessen
VENUE: The Olde Bell
FLORIST: Chantal Flores Design
GOWN: Britta Kjerkegaard of The Couture Gallery
SHOES: Christian Louboutin
HAY BALES: Holdshott Farm Shop
MUSIC: New Hot Cross Band, represented by Sternberg Clarke
CEREMONY SINGER: Sara Al-Qaiwani, bridesmaid
PHOTO BOOTH: Say Fromage
MAKEUP/HAIR: Kaz Fernando
LIGHTING/DJ: Gosh Management

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcome Back

I will open the deli tomorrow for the first time this year. I love running my own shop, but have to admit I've enjoyed not setting an alarm, and not wearing all my clothes at once and still being cold. I've been hard at work today refilling the shelves with some wonderful produce. And I've been rewarded with the most beautiful sunset over the river. I'm feeling thoroughly pleased to be back and looking forward to 2012.