Wedding cake maker Elaine Honey, 32, and Jake Dent, 25, met at the pub Elaine used to run near where Jake lived in Runswick Bay. “He always said the right thing and he came in more and more to see me, until one day he admitted he liked me,” explains Elaine. The couple's first date was a trip on Jake's motorbike. “It was the first time I'd ever ridden on the back of a bike, but Jake made me feel very safe,” she recalls. “We went for a ride then stopped off in Whitby for some delicious ice cream, something that quickly became a new routine for us.”
Jake chose a romantic trip away as the setting for his proposal. “He had arranged a whole weekend away and, booked a beautiful hotel with an amazing spa, where we had champagne and a fantastic meal,” recalls Elaine. “He took me out shopping for some new bike boots – I know to most people that isn't very romantic, but to me they were everything I wanted,” she laughs. “He'd already asked my dad's permission, so he got down on one knee just as we were entering a cocktail bar and popped the question.”
Here, Elaine reveals all about their celebration...
I only went to one shop, Plush Bridal Boutique in angram, when looking for my gown as I can be quite indecisive, so I wanted to limit the decision making. I tried on a few dresses but narrowed it down to two. When I went back to try them on I found this one, a completely different gown, which I fell in love with instantly.
We loved the guitars, which we bought especially for the guests to sign.
Jake and all the male attendants wore a simple suit, with a pale pink waistcoat and cravat. However we changed Jake's at the last minute to a powder-blue colour to stand out from the rest.
We had long tables with about 16 guests on each. We decorated them with hessian runners accompanied by jam jars filled with flowers all the way along, and Yankee candles and tea lights to make the room smell amazing. 33
The chocolate tree was a surprise present from Julia, my chief bridesmaid. She knows me so well!
We sent out music request forms with the invites so that everybody could have some input into the evening's entertainment. David Green, our DJ, is a really nice guy who knows a lot about music – I made his wedding cake so it was great that we could have him at our wedding!
Jim Poyner, our photographer, was the first person I contacted when we had a date in mind; he was the one and only person for the job. He's an utter professional and totally got the style of our day.
I work as a cake maker and I was so incredibly busy leading up to the wedding making cakes for everybody else that I left mine until the last minute! I chose a simple design, as I had to assemble it myself on the morning of the wedding. I love cakes, and I chose lots of different flavours for everyone to enjoy.
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