A Country House Spring Wedding in Kent


The grounds of a beautiful country house in Kent was the setting for Emily and Max’s Spring wedding earlier this year.

Hole Park is set in 200 acres of parkland near the village of Rolvenden and town of Cranbrook.  The gardens and parkland are renown for their far reaching views over the Kentish Weald as well as the way the different seasons are captured throughout the grounds for visitors to  enjoy. 

The wedding reception was held in a marquee in front of the main house, especially designed so that the lake was a central feature in the main reception area.  A delicate footbridge had been constructed over the lake adorned with fresh flowers which led guests through to the dining area in a further marquee behind. 

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Emily and Max wanted a bold, stunning and stylish wedding cake to make a statement when their guests first arrived.  It was positioned in front of the bridge so that guests would see it as they came in.  

We designed the cake to fit with Emily and Max’s idea which was to have handmade sugar ruscus and green foliage trailing up and down the cake with handmade sugar flowers to match her bridal flowers of roses in pale pinks and white. Below you can see how we developed our original sketch into the final wedding cake design.

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Emily liked the idea that she would be able to keep her sugar flowers.  Below you can see the detail of the handmade sugar roses and ruscus….yes, every last sugar rose and ruscus leaf was made by hand.  Did you know that sugar flowers last forever and they were a beautiful memento of their amazing day.


The 4 tier wedding cake included Emily and Max’s favourite flavours of rich fruit cake and champagne and raspberry.

The pièce de résistance was the ceremonial sword they cut the cake with…a wedding that truly was the epitome of bold, stunning and stylish!


Photo Credits: Richard Greenly Photography, Hole Park Estate, Bluebell Kitchen

Bluebell Kitchen are mother and daughter team, Erica and Charlie Bell.  We’re Kent based cake designers and sugar flower specialists, creating bespoke wedding cakes and celebration cakes in Kent, London and the South East. Get in touch to see if we can help you bring your cake design dreams to life!

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