Thursday, 27 June 2013

Cake and Flowers

The other day my littlest sister finished her A level exams and she and my Ma came over for cake. I made a chocolate and hazelnut cake which I must admit I was pretty pleased with! It was a bit of an experiment for me - I used the Hummingbird Bakery chocolate cake recipe (old favourite) but I usually don't like chocolate cake because of the chocolate flavoured frosting and richness. Inspired by nutella cupcakes, one of our household all time favourites I decided to scale up! I spread nutella between the two sandwiches and used a melted and chocolate and cream fudge icing for the top of the cake. Sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts, it looked beautiful and tasted amazing. I love it when an experiment works out. I can't claim it was much of a risk though, chocolate and hazelnut was never a combination likely to fail ;)

My parents moved house earlier this year and one of the best things is seeing their beautiful garden bloom. It was a wonderful surprise when Ma walked through the door with probably the most beautiful flower arrangement I've had in my house, all picked from the garden! It's been a beautiful few days with the scent of garden roses floating through the house and my favourite flower ever, peonies gracing the mantlepiece!

Next week we're off glamping with friends - to say I'm excited is an understatement! Here's hoping for some sunshine :)

Much love, Rach x

Monday, 17 June 2013

Warwickshire Wedding: Char and Jon

We had so much fun photographing Char and Jon's wedding back in October. They are two of the warmest people you could meet and it's so obvious in their photographs! It's always so lovely to see a bride as excited as Char was in the morning, and that definitely set the tone for the day. Here's the story of their lovely wedding including lego cake toppers; a ceremony filled with joy and singing and a beautiful couple in the sunshine. 

Thanks so much to Char and Jon for picking us as your wedding photographers, shooting weddings like yours makes our job so much fun!

R. x