On the 26th July 2014, Suzanne Parsons and Graham Cooper made their vows in front of friends and family, in the stunning, historical surroundings of Oxford’s Malmaison Hotel (formally known as Oxford’s Old Prison).
Having stolen Suzanne’s heart in 2007, Graham finally proposed to his best friend on Christmas Eve in 2012.
Once the date was set, and the hotel and registrar were booked, Suzanne and Graham decided to enjoy their engagement until the beginning of 2014, when they would enjoy the run-up and planning of their wedding.
Having found her dream dress from Village Brides, Long Compton, next came the bridesmaid dresses, décor including chair covers, Photographer, flowers and seating plans.
Then came the wedding cake. After an abundance of research online, and attending the NEC National Wedding Show, Suzanne and Graham discovered Cakes For All UK. Having explored Cakes For All UK online, with a wealth of original and stunning cakes, Suzanne knew they would have their dream cake.
Suzanne explained, “At the initial appointment with Rosy, we go to taste so many different flavours and loved the taste. We spent some time talking to Rosy about the day and our ideas, she got really excited about the prison theme and had some really great thoughts. We knew that by leaving the cake in her hands we would trust her to make us an amazing cake. Although what really sold it to us was her idea to include led lights and have prisoners in the cake (Our Dads were the unlucky ones who got banged up!)”
With elements of a prison theme finding its way into the wedding including tables named after popular TV police shows including The Bill and Midsummer Murders, together with their second song featuring Elvis’ Jailhouse Rock, it was inevitable that their cake would explore the stand-out theme. Suzanne’s wedding topper even had handcuffs and a ball and chain!
With no real idea about what they wanted in a wedding cake, apart from the wish for it to stand out, Rosy was entrusted to explore her talent and creativity to come up with a truly bespoke wedding cake.
With three stand-out flavours including Lemon Drizzle, Chocolate Fudge and Carrot and Chocolate Orange, Suzanne, Graham and their 77 guests were each treated to a true taste sensation courtesy of Cakes For All UK.
The 26th July 2014 delivered not only the marriage of Mr and Mrs Cooper, it also gifted Suzanne and Graham with the best, most memorable day of their lives. With many highlights including Suzanne’s
Dad’s speech, their first dance to First Day of my Life by Brighteyes and their final dance with all of their guests to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing.
Looking back on her wedding day, Suzanne shares a sound piece of advice to excitable brides to be “It’s your day – Make it how you really want it to be, don’t get stressed, as long as when you go to bed at night you’re married and happy then everything else is a bonus!”
Speaking of the service delivered by Cake For All UK’s Rosy Fallick, Suzanne said “She didn’t just sort the cake she also helped with the planning. I felt like she really cared and valued us as friends and not just clients.”
From the Cakes For All UK team, we would like to wish Mr and Mrs Cooper the biggest congratulations, and the very best for their future as husband and wife.
Wedding suppliers used include:
Aimee Kirkham Oxford Photography
Deans Chair covers.
Beautiful moments – personalised shoes
Village brides of Long Compton.
Heaphy Menswear of Warwick
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