This Wedding Flower Cake Plate was designed by Susan to act as a centrepiece to display the traditional Wedding Cake at a friend’s wedding.
The flowers included in this design are white Roses, white Hydrangeas, Gypsophila, Peonies, Dendrobium, Ranunculus and Delphiniums – all very traditional when carried in the bride’s bouquet.
The custom of wedding bouquets and wedding flowers has its origin in ancient times where women carried aromatic bunches of garlic, herbs and spices to ward off evil spirits. Traditional Celtic bouquets included ivy, thistle and heather. When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, the herbs and spices had been replaced by fresh flowers, especially marigolds. Edible flowers were still included in the bouquet. The bride would carry her arrangement as she walked down the aisle. The dill from the bride’s bouquet (also known as the herb of lust), was consumed by the bride, the groom, and their wedding guests during the reception, as the herb was meant to increase sexual desire!
Susan has always been keen on Flora and Fauna and her garden is a constant inspiration to her in this capacity. We have also written a blog on Floriography and you may also be interested to learn a little more about the language of flowers so do take a look at this link to more information regarding the meaning of flowers.
This wedding flower cake plate is finished with a hand-painted metallic silver rim and an optional personalised message may also be added to the base.
You can find out more about Wedding Cake traditions and their meanings by following the link below
This cake plate is one of the most difficult pieces for the china makers to produce due to the large single flat surface area.
All our china is hand-made and hand-decorated by one of our skilled china makers in the Longton district of Stoke-on-Trent – a region that has a long tradition of bone china production. We at Susan Rose China are proud to support British manufacturing at its finest.
Each item comes gift wrapped.