The snow on the ground and the “beast from the east’ fast approaching was totally forgotten when my kitchen was filled with the heavenly scent of fresh cut roses two weeks ago. Spring had arrived inside at least. I loved working with David Austin Wedding Roses on this mini shoot for Mothers Day. The brief, light romantic airy images with the roses taking centre stage.
Such beautiful roses were chosen for the shoot, Beatrice, Purity and Juliet (everyone loves the distinctive Juliet, a gorgeous peachy rose that blends so well with most colours) Jo who is an amazing florist with David Austin effortlessly created some gorgeous arrangements to photograph. I love how she teamed broom, hellebores, and fritillary, ammi, viburnam and narcissi with the peachy lemony tones of the roses.
I asked my friend Vaani from Sugar Plum Bakes Kingston to pop over to act as a ‘model Mum’ and she bought over some of her signature ‘mini naked wedding’ cakes that always look so romantic adorned with roses. So much pretty! Always love the accessories she uses to decorate her cakes.
She was a little bit apprehensive about being the model for the day, but how gorgeous does she look.
It was so much fun setting up a few pretty table settings for a special mother’s day tea (hint, hint to my children) and Vaani’s delicious cakes complimented the roses so beautifully.
Arranging a pretty tablescape can be so easy and quick to do. A few roses and sprigs from the garden arranged in little jars, pretty bundles of foliage tied up with ribbon or string and a few trails of ivy down the centre can transform a table in to something so special.
Having photographed the roses and the cake at every possible angle, it was time for a cuppa and the officially tasting of this dreamy cake. Lemon…my favourite.