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Here is a perfect idea for a wedding speech donated by my mum (originally written for my grandparents 50th anniversary). How is marriage like making a wedding cake? Read on to find out…

“Firstly, you have to find the right ingredients, which is a bit like finding the right partner. Some mixed fruit is better than others, somebeing plumper, tastier or perhaps just wrapped in a prettier packet!

Then, like a relationship, you’ll need exactly the right amount of sugar, not too much or it will get a bit sickly.

Once you are married (or for these purposes, once the cake is cooked), add the alcohol on a regular basis. Then wrap it up well and keep it safe!

The layer of marzipanwill increase the size of your cake slightly, just as the years may do to your figure but things are now beginning to take shape.

The icing will be applied in several layers to cover the lumpy bits and to fill the cracks that may have appeared! After a while, it mayeven get a bit crusty – a tough exterior– but still soft inside.

Finally, decorate with flowers and ribbons. Then transport carefully, being careful not to break it,– a bit like the human body.

Add some gold and sparkle for appearance. There you have it, a wedding cake, or for my purposes …(insert couples names) 50 years down the line.”

Written by Gillian Bailey

As well as being used as part of a speech this could also be used in a wedding card to the couple.

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The Band Boutique’s First Wedding Fair

On Sunday The Band Boutique attended its first wedding fair at Norman Court in Salisbury.

What a lovely building! And the grounds were pretty stunning too. We were set up in the ‘Dining room’ . I think we had the best spot as we were next to ‘Beverley’s Creative Cakes’, and Beverley was kind enough to let us nibble away at her cake samples all day! Click on the pictures below to go to her site.

Wedding cakes'Beverleys Creative Cakes'

When I first arrived I was excited to see a stall with vintage style wedding dresses and accessories. The company running it was ‘Calm amongst the Chaos’ and I had a nice little chat with Frances, the owner. Her dresses were displayed later in the afternoon in a fashion show which took place down the grand staircase. (I felt sorry for the models having to come down in their high heels!).

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Each of Frances’ dresses are based on glamorous movie stars from different era’s and made of luxurious fabrics with beautiful embellishments and embroidery. If you’ve got a 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s or 50’s wedding theme you are sure to find the perfect dress here. Have a look at for more information.

Wedding Dress

And I mustn’t forget to mention the reason we were at the wedding fair in the first place… to promote ‘Mister Kanish’! One of The Band Boutique’s top rock and pop function bands. If you’re looking for something a bit more modern for your wedding you can check them out by clicking on the picture below.

Mister Kanish Wedding Reception Band

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