When it came to their wedding cake, Emma and James chose a woodland themed cake unlike any that the team at Notley Abbey had ever seen before. Designed by Sara Allen, the gorgeous winter wedding cake sat on a log slice and featured real flowers and no icing. The three tiered wedding cake consisted of chocolate, Victoria sandwich and carrot and had a true woodland feel to it. The wedding reception also featured a woodland theme; lanterns sitting on slices of log, decorated with moss and fairy lights looked sensational.
A further 28 guests joined the newlywed couple for their evening celebrations and everyone danced the night away to music by a brilliant band called Teenage Kicks. The couple didn’t opt to have a first dance, but instead, their wedding photographer, Wendy Aldiss, took Emma and James out to the front of Notley Abbey to enjoy a private moment away from their guests; they had a quick dance alone, surrounded by the beautiful illuminations of Notley Abbey by night. It was one of the most memorable parts of the day and the couple are delighted with their wedding photographs from that very moment.