Intimate Vintage Inspired City Wedding

Canadian bride Dhiya married Andrew at The Council House in the Lord Mayor's Parlour on what was a beautiful, very hot, sunny Saturday in Nottingham in an intimate ceremony followed by a lovely celebration at The Heart and Hand, Derby Road - a venue that is pretty quirky with its cave like tavern and floor to ceiling windows and skylights in the light filled restaurant upstairs with lots of retro details and amazing wallpaper.  I'm a little bit Canada obsessed having spent a lot of time there, so getting to know Dhiya was a real treat for me.  

In true Canadian style Dhiya hand made Maple syrup fudge favour jars and they enjoyed a poutine bar (a very Canadian dish of french fries, topped with gravy and cheese curds - yum!).  Their floral decor and handmade touches suited the venue really well as well as complementing the style of cake they had chosen.  They chose a scalloped buttercream design in red velvet, summer fruits and chocolate truffle and they really wanted flowers they could eat so I sourced the beautiful roses and dianthus from Maddock's Farm Organics.  Jan at Maddock's is sworn to secrecy over the variety of the roses they grow as a year of laboratory testing was spent to discover which roses produced the best scent and oil for culinary use.  Here's what Dhiya had to say about their cake and below are some of the details of the day that I captured at the reception venue as well as the cake and stunning edible flowers.

"I would just like to say from the bottom of hearts, thank you so so much for making the most incredible cake we've ever seen. It is the most delicious thing we've ever tasted. Everyone loved it! Those flowers were beautiful."