Meet the Wedding superstars – Jen from Cakey LuLus

Meet the Wedding superstars – Jen from Cakey LuLus

As a Wedding photographer I get to work with many awesome people both as part of weddings but also for fun shoots where we can try different things. In the first of a new series where you find out more about other wedding suppliers I have worked with. Today we have Jen from Cakey LuLus – check out her facebook page to see more of her work!
Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu's

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu’s

Tell me a little bit about yourself, what made you start?

Growing up I always had homemade cakes for my birthdays, and enjoyed baking with my mum too. My grandma herself was a wedding cake maker! I took a different path though, starting off as a Police Officer. But once I had children I took a break to spend more time with them before they started school.

I started by making my girls’ birthday cakes, and gradually ended was asked to make cakes for family and friends more and more, until one day I decided to branch out and set up my own business! After a while I took the decision to focus my work on my passion for prettiness and weddings, and haven’t looked back!
Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu's

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu’s

How long have you been doing your thing?

I ventured into the world of cake-making a little over 5 years ago, but only in the last 18 months steered my focus to the wedding industry.
Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu's

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu’s

What is the advantage of hiring a professional (you)?

Wow, there are so many advantages…where do I start?!
Firstly, you don’t have to do it yourself! Having produced and set up hundreds of cakes before, your cake-maker will create your wedding cake with passion and precision. They will deliver and set up your cake for you, with good knowledge of local venues. They will make sure any flowers and decorations are made food-safe, and ensuring it is looking its absolute best. You and your family/friends can concentrate on getting ready for your special day with peace of mind that your cake is in good hands – and it won’t collapse!

Your cake will be freshly made to order, with no preservatives, and the vast range of flavours are far beyond anything you could get in a supermarket. It will also be significantly larger than a supermarket cake – did you know that the average height of a modern wedding cake tier is around 5” tall, while a Marks & Spencer ‘deep’ sponge cake is actually only 8cm/3.15” tall?

It will also be completely unique – the style and design is completely up to you. Your cake maker is there to make sure your cake coordinates perfectly with the rest of your wedding – invitations, the dress, colours, flowers…the possibilities are endless. And if you have no idea what you want, they are on hand to give you plenty of ideas – it’s what they love to do!
Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu's

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu’s

What is your favourite cake/memory of making one?

All my cakes are my favourite! But I really love painting on cakes, and find it so therapeutic. I just get lost in time while I’m painting! I really enjoyed creating my watercolour peony painted cake – a technique that was self-taught. It looked terrible at first, but as the layers added up and I stepped away, it all finally came together. I often get lots of lovely uplifting comments about it too!
Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu's

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu’s

What do you do for fun?

Well, I absolutely love skiing. Just being up there on the mountains is so peaceful yet energising! But I don’t get to do that very often, as there’s not a lot of snow in Dorset! Mostly I just love to spend time with my little family – my husband and my girls. They’re 4 & 6 years old, and they’re the reason I started my own business in the first place…to be with them as much as possible!
Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu's

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu’s

Freddo or Marmite on toast?

That’s easy – always the Freddo!! I do like marmite, but I reckon I could easily live without it as long as I had a good supply of chocolate! Although what’s with the price of Freddo’s nowadays?!!

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu's

Wonderful Cakes from Cakey LuLu’s

What are your contact details (Facebook/Insta/website/twitter/etc):

Thanks so much for agreeing to be featured on my new Wedding superstar section – you can contact Jen on any of the links below and of course she comes highly recommended 🙂

Facebook.com/cakeylulus
Instagram @cakeylulus
Website www.cakeylulus.co.uk
Email hello@cakeylulus.co.uk

Jen in action

Jen in action

Haselbury Mill – A Somerset Wedding gem

Haselbury Mill – A Somerset Wedding gem

I love Haselbury Mill as a wedding venue – it’s not far from where I live so that’s a bonus too! I was lucky enough to be involved with a bridal shoot with the amazing Kate and Tasha from Bridal Reloved Dorchester and Street.
Gemma looked amazing in her dress and Chrissie bricknell to do the hair and make-up. What a dream team for Somerset weddings! If you’re looking for a fab wedding venue rain or shine in Somerset then give Haselburn barn a look!

One of the good things about being an awesome wedding photographer is being able to take hours on these shoots so that on a wedding day I can home straight in on the winning shots!

Here’s some of my favourites from the day together with a slideshow 🙂

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Brilliant Burley Manor Wedding – Anne and Jason’s Wedding

Brilliant Burley Manor Wedding – Anne and Jason’s Wedding

I love new forest weddings and what better place to get married than Burley manor in the new forest. It was a fantastic day Anne and Jason had, we even had deers which is perfect for my puns! I have been to burley manor many times over the years and now they have the new barn for weddings it’s made it an even better location for weddings, such a hidden gem!

Anne and Jason were such fun people so it was a pleasure to photograph their wedding and I had a fantastic time. The staff were super helpful and friendly too and the foot was absolutely superb! It was good to meet a fantastic DJ in the form of Simon from Hampshire Event DJs

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

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New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

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New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

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New Forest Burley Manor Wedding

Superb Somerset Sunset Wedding Photography

Superb Somerset Sunset Wedding Photography

I love photographing late summer weddings.. the sunsets can be amazing and they’re earlier than they are in long summer nights which are also fabulous for summer sunsets in Somerset. Try saying that after a pint or two!
I was lucky enough to be photographing a wonderful farm wedding near clevedon with the super talented Chris Giles (Miles), and when we went for a ride in the range rover to capture this amazing shot by the river.

amazing somerset wedding photography sunset

amazing somerset wedding photography sunset

Ed and Paula’s Brilliant Sandbanks Beach Wedding

Ed and Paula’s Brilliant Sandbanks Beach Wedding

What a scorcher! Ed and Paula’s beach wedding at the Haven Hotel in Sandbanks took place on one of the hottest days of the year! The sun was of course outshone by the bride Paula with her beauty and what a fantastic wedding it was!

We managed to navigate through the spa and the combination locks to get to the beach too! Though one of my favourites is one from near the brownsea ferry as the sun was setting after Paula and Ed had don’t their amazing first dance to the epic mister kanish.

beautiful sunset at sanbanks poole wedding

beautiful sunset at sanbanks poole wedding

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