Baking your own wedding cake

Meet the bride who is baking her own wedding cake!

Jen from Unique Cake Creations, in Kent, tells us her story.

“I have always been into baking, and was often found with my sister on a Sunday afternoon baking rock cakes or fairy cakes until I think our parents were fed up with them! But it wasn’t until about 5 years ago, when I really started to decorate cakes & wanted to learn more. My partner had taken up running & was training for marathons so was often out running for hours & I was looking to find something to occupy me, when my partner’s mum suggested that I joined the local sugar art club. My very first week was making a bride & I’ve been hooked ever since! I have even now started to demonstrate & run workshops at the club to show others. I spent the next few years making cakes for friends & family & have learnt so much since the very first one. I love every cake I make & always love a challenge! I always make every cake different even if its based on a previous design. Earlier this year, I decided to get my business registered & I’m now up & running part time around my day job - it’s hard work but worth it when I see the reactions that my cakes get! My partner & I have been together for 10 years & last year, we decided to get married. Now my biggest challenge is our cake! This will be my first proper wedding cake, having only done small ones before or just bride & groom toppers but I can’t wait!”

If you want to get in touch with Jen, you can connect with her on:- All the best to Jen on her wedding day next month, and looking forward to hearing how it all goes! :)

Happy Father’s Day!

To celebrate Father’s day, we have rounded up a few of our favourite photographs of brides and father of the brides. Take a look below and let us know what you think. Happy Father’s Day!

Wedding Tea Towels

I came across Karen’s tea towels on twitter and I was immediately fascinated. How unique, handmade custom wedding tea towels! They are perfect to use as invites, save the dates or wedding favours. You can choose from her range of designs or if that doesn’t do it for you, you can even have you own bespoke tea towel designed!

You may be wondering how this idea came about. Way back in 2009, Karen and Ben got married and wanted something extra for their wedding invitation. Something to create a buzz around their wedding, cheaper than the standard paper options, good for the environment and something guests could keep forever…and that is when they created the ‘Wedding Tea Towel’.

Their guests were genuinely blown away and the response was totally amazing. It became one of the most memorable thing about their wedding. So after they got married, they both wondered if maybe the idea was good enough to make a little business out of, so that’s exactly what they did. Now they have 18 designs to choose from and also provide matching artwork for evening invites, RSVPs and Information cards.

A new idea which is equally as good for the environment, as you do not need to spend money on invites that people will throw away. These tea towels can be kept forever.

Another plus is that your guests will never forever your anniversary! With the Tea Towel hanging around your kitchen for years to come, guests have no excuse for forgetting your wedding anniversary.

Finally, this creates a buzz. The responses you will receive will be epic as everyone is going to have an opinion on your invite and they can’t wait to get in touch to tell you, this makes RSVP’s so much easier.

Check out some of their work below and if you want to get in touch with Karen, you can find her on:-

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Wedding Dresses

After featuring some weddings here on our blog, we are looking at all the wedding dresses our brides have worn. It is great because each and every wedding dress we have featured is completely different and unique. Please take a look and let us know what you think. We will be continuously adding to this page.


Jessica and Jonathan’s Wedding

When I saw photos of Jessica and Jonathan’s wedding, I simply had to feature them on the blog as they are absolutely stunning! I love the combination of Jessica’s dress with her blush bridesmaids dresses, they both compliment each other perfectly. Jonathan looks rather dapper by pulling off the cane as part of his look for the day. Jessica has been so supportive of Secret Wedding Blog from day one that it’s so great to be able to feature their gorgeous wedding. Continue reading