This week the theme in the The Gallery is Food!

3 years ago, the OH and I decided one day that we would finally get married.  It was a very long time coming but when we decided we did it at ligtning speed.  After eliminating already booked family holidays, the birth of 2 family babies and other crucial events we realised that we only had 4 weeks to do everything.  Needless to say, the next 4 weeks were utterly stressful and fun all at the same time.   Every weekend and weekday would be spent rushing to different places to book the venue, food, invitations, favours, bridal outfit, dresses, presents, rings…and the list went on.  Arrrrrrgh!!

Amazingly, with the help of some excellent friends and family it all came together.   I then realised a couple of days before that I had FORGOTTEN TO ORDER A WEDDING CAKE.  Ahhhhh…S***! Still, I wasn’t too bothered anymore.  I was just really looking forward to our wedding day and resigned myself to the fact that it would be cakeless.

The day kicked off and it was amazing.  Halfway through the day I suddenly caught sight of something being brought out.  It was a wedding cake.  My brother had noticed, in my bridezilla frenzy, that I’d not ordered one so bought us this as our wedding present.

And very very nice it was too.

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

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  1. Kelloggsville July 10, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    4 weeks! Blimey! Very thoughtful brother. Lovely.

  2. TheBoyandMe July 10, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Oh what an absolute sweetie he is, and it’s a beautiful cake. Good work that brother!

    4 weeks? I thought me doing it in 4 months was quick, but 4 weeks is amazing!

  3. jfb57 July 11, 2012 / 8:04 am

    Stunning icing! Too good to cut!

  4. Jenny paulin July 11, 2012 / 8:14 am

    What a thoughtful brother! And a star to realise and surprise you like that! It looks beautiful too x

  5. Lesley Beeton July 11, 2012 / 8:15 am

    Fantastic, and a perfect way to complete your special day x.

  6. Shell Louise July 11, 2012 / 8:15 am

    What a lovely brother and a gorgeous cake 🙂

  7. Multiple Mummy July 11, 2012 / 8:28 am

    What a thoughtful brother you have! How amazing and lovely. Beautiful cake. xx

  8. bavariansojourn July 11, 2012 / 9:10 am

    What an amazing brother you have…. So thoughtful 🙂

  9. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) July 11, 2012 / 10:11 am

    Just goes to show somethings work out well at the last minute – a fabulous looking cake!

  10. saveeverystep July 11, 2012 / 10:32 am

    Wow, what a brother! Not sure mine would even remember there WAS a wedding unless someone prodded him awake

    • notmyyearoff
      July 11, 2012 / 10:29 pm

      Haha, I did actually have to prod him to wake up but that’s because I was ready on the day by 8am!

  11. Nikki Thomas July 11, 2012 / 11:03 am

    That is impressive that he noticed! Beautiful cake too!

  12. Jacq July 11, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    We had a surprise wedding cake too! Like you we forgot, but went oh never mind but my stepMIL had made one!

    • notmyyearoff
      July 11, 2012 / 10:29 pm

      That’s really lovely!

  13. Gina Caro July 11, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    rrr that’s really sweet, what a lovely brother you have x

  14. LauraCYMFT July 11, 2012 / 8:11 pm

    Oh wow!! 4 weeks!! How lovely of your brother and what a beautiful cake.

  15. helloitsgemma July 11, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    how clever is your brother – there is no way mine would have noticed!

  16. Lady_Briggs July 11, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    Great minds think alike, my post is my wedding cake too! Looks lovely and what an observant brother you have!! 🙂

    • notmyyearoff
      July 11, 2012 / 10:28 pm

      Your cake is gorgeous!

  17. Molly July 13, 2012 / 7:13 am

    What a lovely brother! We also had a wedding cake (or cakes – they were cupcakes) as a wedding present from my best friend’s mum. Such a lovely idea. x

  18. Funky Wellies July 14, 2012 / 9:02 am

    What a fantastic brother you have! 🙂 The cake looks gorgeous. xx

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