Neil and Jane contacted me after seeing our stand at their venue’s Wedding Fayre, The Maynard Arms in Grindleford.
I have a huge passion for creating alternative wedding cake designs and after viewing my portfolio with photos of a Tee pee wedding cake and a hand painted cake (insprired by a cornish artist’s painting, a couples wedding gift to each other) they approached me with a unique idea for their personalised Super Mario wedding cake!
They had a few ideas about how they wanted the cake to look; they definately wanted to include a Mario and Peach, bride and groom topper as well as the fly trap plants but other than that they were open to ideas and left me to come up with a design. I am familiar with Super Mario, it is a game I have grown up with, however a certain degree of research was required and this came with quite a bit of game playing. (It’s a hard life…….. I can assure you this was for research purposes only!) I came up with a design to include as much of the game as possible and as much detail as possible, luckily Neil and Jane loved it. Here’s their story…….
‘We came up with the wedding theme as a couple, we are both geeky and wanted a wedding that reflected our personalities. We picked the date first, May the 4th (be with you) so that started us down a Star Wars theme. I found a small tin in the shape of the Death Star that became our ring box, Neil picked all the music for the build up before the wedding, my entrance, our exit and for the wedding breakfast from our favourite film and video game soundtracks. Just before my entrance he played the Imperial March from Star Wars then I walked down the aisle to the main theme to Superman. Which was the film we saw on our first date. We left to the main theme from Star Wars.
We decided to name the tables after iconic objects, characters of our favourite video games from our childhoods and then more recent games. This led to the idea for the Super Mario wedding cake. It was Neil’s favourite game growing up and Mario and Peach are a very recognisable couple. I always wanted a colourful and interesting wedding cake and Mario was the perfect choice. I didn’t want the wedding to be all about me so having the Mario cake was a great way of adding a bit of Neil’s personality into the wedding.
The cake was brilliantly eye catching and really tasty. We had four layers each in a different flavour with the top tier being gluten free so my Mum and Brother could have some. My Mum took all the left over gluten free cake back to her celiac group and they all said how good it was. I think we got the most positive comments about the cake as everyone loved the way it looked and tasted. It was one of my favourite things about our wedding.’
I love this photo of them cutting the cake!
‘We also hired a retro arcade cabinet, which doubled as a great stand for the seating plan. I found a Star Wars pin badge to add to my dress and we had Star Wars cufflinks made for Neil and his groomsmen. It was a really fun day that felt like a celebration of us as a couple and not a standard round of the mill wedding.’
How fabulous is Jane’s dress!!!
Special thanks to Neil and Jane for allowing me to share their special day. I think their cake could well be the most talked about cake of 2012!
Special thanks to S6 photography for the fabulous images. I love how Jon captured so much detail on the cake!
Their wedding was also featured on http://www.rocknrollbride.com/