I have been thinking about a post for today for a while now and I was even more inspired by Jo's post of yesterday which was the delight of researching family history and photographs.
Eighty seven years ago, the 17th April (1927) fell on Easter Sunday. This was the day my maternal grandparents had chosen for their wedding day.
The story was covered in the national newspapers as this was to be the last time weddings would be carried out on Easter Sunday. In addition there were a total of 6 couples tying the knot at the same time in the church of St George the Martyr in Southwark.
Beck (24 years old) and Sam (22) were fourth in line and there were two vicars conducting the ceremonies
They certainly had their fair share of events, with a mixture of good and not so good, they had two children 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, and they celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary (60 years) in 1987. We organised a surprise party for them to celebrate with family and friends and they were thrilled to receive a telegram from the Queen.
I made them a two tier cake making cameos of their initials and their wedding photo, decorating it with flowers and little cupids made from royal icing.
Grandad helped out on the Courage brewery drays when he was a young teenager, often taking the reins when the driver had enjoyed a nip too much, apparently the way to get the liquor from the barrels was by sucking on the pipe then quickly inserting the pipe into the pub barrels, if you weren't quick enough you got a mouthful and I'm sure they didn't spit it out! lol, Grandad had such a way with horses, (just as Rebecca does) and he continued working with them nearly all his working life in one capacity or another. It was this theme that I wanted to portray and I set about making a pair of horses with a carriage, if I remember rightly I ended up making about 12 wheels as they were rather fragile just to make sure we had 4 good ones. It was all made from royal icing using 0 and 00 nozzels with the horses being 3D using relief flooding.
The joy on their faces was so lovely and made me really glad I had made the effort for them as they had always done for me.
So I hope you haven't minded me sharing a little family history as we enter into the Easter weekend, hope everyone has a lovely time