Tasha & Karl
I thought it might be a lovely touch to focus on the wedding that I have made cakes for. Everybody enjoys a good love story, and Tasha & Karl’s is the perfect one to start with.
Here is their story, as told by Karl.
We met whilst we were in our second year of university when I moved in to the house next door to Tasha. We became really good friends over our mutual love of cups of tea. Then, one January, when Tasha returned to her house after Christmas, she found they had been burgled. She moved in with me for a week and proclaimed I was her knight in shining armour. Soon afterwards we got together and a year later we got our own flat.
After a year of having our own flat, Tasha got her first job after graduating as a doctor, but unfortunately was shipped off to the Isle of Man for two years. I made the decision to go with her, and the rest is history!
In July 2012, we took our first holiday abroad together. We went to Roma, Italia. On our last day I took Tasha to the Trevi Fountain, and asked her to marry me! I had to borrow my Mum’s ring because the one I got was coming from America and was stuck in customs! We’d been together for just over 3 years when we got engaged and then the wedding planning began pretty quickly.
We decided to set the date of the wedding for July 2013, because we knew that’s when our sentence on the Isle of Man would be over. It wasn’t easy planning everything from the island for a wedding in Liverpool, but we just about managed it, making plenty of trips over on weekends.
We decided to make lots of things ourselves, such as the invitations, orders of service, and decorations. We roped in Tasha’s family to help us with a lot of the manual labour, and they did a fantastic job.
The wedding ceremony was held at Ullet Road Unitarian Church, which was perfect for us, as it was a magnificent venue, and also incorporated both of our beliefs. Angela, our vicar was really great, and let us customise the whole ceremony, and we even got to write our own vows.
We had the reception at the Bluecoat in Liverpool city centre and couldn’t have chosen anywhere better! The Bluecoat was a school, which is now an art gallery. This inspired some of our decorations, as we managed to get hold of some antique school chemistry equipment. We also used chalkboards to write messages to our guests.
Upon arrival, our guests were greeted with drinks in the courtyard to the music of an acoustic set from one of our musicians. After dinner, we got to cut our fantastic wedding cake made by Braidy. We had so many lovely comments about it from our guests, and there wasn’t a crumb left by the end of the night. Yummy!
After the cake, the party really started with drinks and dancing and glowsticks! All in all, the whole day was a big success.
If we had to give some advice, it would be to try to customise as much of your wedding as possible, after all it’s all about you as a couple. Also, it’s important to remember that your vendors are the experts in their field, so give them an idea and vibe of what you want, but let them get their creative juices flowing too. And most importantly, remember to have fun!
Huge thanks to Karl & Tasha for taking part. All the best for the future guys.
Picture credits: http://navyblur.co.uk/