An Essex Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 107)

LET THEM EAT CAKE Looking for an Essex cake maker who bakes tasty creations no guest can refuse? Step forward Sarah Gearing of Heart and Soul Cakes; recently expanding her business to offer clients more choice, thanks to a self-designed barn kitchen and consultation room in White Roding. “The move was an easy decision to make once I found the perfect setting, giving me the space and capacity to make more intricate works,” says Sarah. “I’m now not only able to offer cakes, but can also create a wider range of sweet treats ideal for an evening reception. My consultations are held in a separate stylish room, with lots of cakes on display – and there are of course samples on offer, from personalised biscuits and cake-filled chocolate geode hearts, to cake pops and more. It’s a perfect setting to relax with a cup of tea or something bubbly, and chat all things cake.” LET THE PLANNING COMMENCE County Wedding Events is delighted to announce it’s hosting its first wedding show of 2023 at Braxted Park, Witham, on Sunday 15th January between 11am and 3pm — perfect for those who got engaged over the festive period! A magnificent country house surrounded by a 500-acre wooded estate, Braxted Park is one of the most beautiful exclusive use wedding venues in Essex. It offers a choice of exquisite locations for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and boasts luxury accommodation for newlyweds and their guests. Visit this amazing event to view the incredible grounds of Braxted Park and meet a huge variety of wedding suppliers such as florists, photographers, musicians and more! Visit and pre-register for the event at FIRE STARTER Looking for a winter wedding that doesn’t break the bank? Step forward Coggeshall venue Houchins, who are offering a Fireside Winter Wedding package that will save you nearly £3,000! Enjoy the full Houchins experience when you book a wedding on a Thursday or Friday in November 2023, February 2024 or March 2024. If you book the farmhouse for the night of your wedding, they’ll give you the night before completely free of charge! Normally costing £2,500, the extra night’s accommodation, which sleeps up to 14, allows you plenty of time to set up the venue. Enjoy the full country house experience relaxing by the fire in their oak panelled drawing room, before retiring for dinner in the adjacent dining room. And, just to entice you further, the venue has even thrown in up to £500 of wedding props including uplighters, drapes, large LOVE lights and two firepits to get the party started! 10