When Lindsey and Peter came to us wanting their wedding to overflow with summer lavender, I knew I liked them, and I knew that their wedding would be a lovely affair. Together we created a trio of cakes finished with our signature buttercream and lavender garlands. Half of the macarons were filled with lavender buttercream made with buds from my own garden. The other half were grey dusted in gold, filled with bergamot ganache– truly delicious.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how stunning these photos are by Nicole Haley. If you’re not familiar with her work, it’s worth a click over to her blog.
Both Renoir and brides consider this flower, the ephemeral illustrious bud, their muse. Tight spherical blossoms open up in layers of big pedals with flashes of yellow coated pollen in their center. These flowers undoubtedly have a presence and some say quite the feminine mystique. They seem like the perfect flower for marriage. In Feng Shui tradition, peonies are supposed to be good luck for a couple. During the spring time, these flowers are in full bloom, but the season is short lived. But with meticulous hands, sugar paste flowers can take their place and be a lovely interpretation of the real thing. Throughout this post, our some of our favorite romantic peonies that we got to use or make.
This wedding used real peonies with piped buttercream details. Oh so very English garden.
Passionflower showed us how lovely peonies are paired with green blueberries.
Hand painted peonies look like a cool graphic wall paper. Simply the outline of these flowers remain, yet, a lasting impression.
Who said you can have too many peonies? These gorgeous flowers (hand sculpted sugar paste) will cascade down this cake in true magnificence.