The Wedding (Cake) Board...
Did you know that the wedding bread board was the original wedding present?
Long before there were wedding presents in the sense we know today, the wedding platter or wedding board was a thing.
The meal that follows your wedding ceremony is known asthe wedding breakfast. Traditionally the wedding ceremony was held after mass and the whole wedding party would fast before the ceremony. So the meal was “breaking the fast”. There would be a beautifully carved board typically with the couple’s initials used to display and cut the cake or bread.
Today the meal at any wedding is still called a wedding breakfast regardless of what time of day it is served.
Our round boards make wonderful centrepieces for your special day and there is something very special about this focal point continuing into the couples lives!
For the ‘forever after bit’ these are used as bread, cheese, chopping or serving boards. They are hand carved by our master carvers most often with the couple’s names and the wedding date, but house names or sayings are also popular.
We make them in any size from 38 - 58 cm in diameter, with or without a removable stand.
We so enjoy seeing photographs of the beautiful cakes presented on the boards. The natural texture of the oak fits in to any style of wedding.
The wedding cake boards are often gifted by Godparents or other close friends who are involved in the planning process. Sometimes we are asked to make an exact size board to the instructions of the cake maker or cheesemonger for those cheese tower cakes.
It is so rewarding to give a gift which will be used every day. If you can even gift something which will be part of the big day, it really IS the perfect present.
Somebody was really pleased with the result!
Is it true that you can tell how many children the couple would like to have by the number of tiers of cake?
We always love seeing photos of your centrepieces!