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Old 03-26-2011, 09:54 PM
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I believe it's the shamrock, Tudor rose, thistle from Scotland and I believe something from Wales (not a leek, I hope!).

Somebody here called the Sweet Williams, I think! Good call. :)
Yes! And a 'bridal rose' anyone know what that is? It's exciting to hear more concrete details :)
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:15 PM
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Any thoughts by UK residents? Royal Wedding: over to the abbey now, with Fearne and Formula 1 man - Telegraph

Prince William Kate Middleton: Couple Choose Leicestershire Baker Fiona Cairns To Make Wedding Cake | UK News | Sky News

The royal couple has asked that the four national flowers of the British Isles – rose, thistle, shamrock and daffodil – feature in the icing design. ...

Kate Middleton has requested certain flowers be made from icing to express certain messages. Among her choices is the Bridal Rose meaning ‘happiness’, an acorn, symbolising strength and endurance and Lilly of the Valley, signifying sweetness and humility.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-revealed.html

The cake will be decorated with William and Kate's new cipher – thought to feature the couple's entwined initials – which will be officially released on their wedding day. ...

"It's multi-tiered, doesn't have colour – it's cream and white (icing) – and it's a traditional cake but also quite delicate and modern, all the tiers will have a different theme." ...

The cake designer, who lives in Leicestershire, said Kate made her feel relaxed when they met around six weeks ago at Clarence House to discuss ideas. She added: "She has guided us right from the beginning and has quite strong ideas. ...

The businesswoman sent samples of different fruit cakes to William and Kate who chose their favourite and she has now started baking to allow the sweet treats the necessary four weeks to mature. It is thought that the finished product will be featured in the palace's picture gallery that is hung with priceless old masters. ...

Ms Cairns has been on a "sharp learning curve" since Kate asked her to incorporate flowers according to their meaning, something that was popular with the Victorians, who used the blooms to send secret messages. ...


Kate's also matching the cake to some of the architectural features in the room. She's very well prepared, thoughtful, creative and organized. I'm impressed. :)
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:25 PM
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I believe it's the shamrock, Tudor rose, thistle from Scotland and I believe something from Wales (not a leek, I hope!).

Somebody here called the Sweet Williams, I think! Good call. :)
Shamrock, tudor rose, thistle and daffodil. Leeks have pretty flowers on them, but no they didn't make the cake.

There is the bridal rose, which symbolizes happiness, the oak and acorn – which is an architectural detail around the room where the cake will be – symbolizes strength and endurance. There is a lily of the valley, which symbolizes sweetness and humility, and ivy leaves, which symbolize marriage."

I like there seems to be some symbolism in the other blossoms too. I would love if the tudor rose, thistle and daffodils were part of the floral arrangements, since they are in the cake. Lilies of the valley are common in royal boquets.


As for dresses and flowers, in a lot of weddings flower girls seem to be in white and bridesmaids in other color. And perhaps even if their dresses are a light shade, maybe the flowers could be made to stand out a bit more. I am so hoping to see Kate go away from the British royal norm.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:34 PM
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Yes! And a 'bridal rose' anyone know what that is? It's exciting to hear more concrete details :)
I could be wrong, but I think a bridal rose is your standard rose. I was looking on rose sites, and I can't find anything referred to as a bridal rose. Though the tudor rose is the official floral symbol for the UK, a dark red rose is often used as well. It could just refer to that.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:50 PM
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Does anyone know if the royal wedding will be broadcast live via the web? I know it will be televised, but will it be live-streamed? I don't have a television, so was planning to watch the wedding online.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:13 AM
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I believe the Official Royal Wedding site will be livestreaming the wedding.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:34 AM
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And also there are places such as TVPC.com with all the major channels and live streaming 24/7.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:20 AM
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Prince William and Kate Middleton have been keeping an eye on costs ahead of their wedding– but they are sparing no expense when it comes to the cake.

The couple, who both have a sweet tooth, have chosen to have two cakes served at their wedding breakfast following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29.

One will be William’s favourite chocolate biscuit cake, which is made from a special recipe involving Rich Tea biscuits and dark chocolate and is set in the freezer rather than baked in an oven.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...#ixzz1HnzpoF00
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:12 AM
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At the bottom of that article just quoted (here: AFP: William and Kate decide two cakes better than one, it also says that the stag thing is today. Is that right?

(The chocolate biscuit case sounds really good).
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:38 AM
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At the bottom of that article just quoted (here: AFP: William and Kate decide two cakes better than one, it also says that the stag thing is today. Is that right?

(The chocolate biscuit case sounds really good).
Both the article and the stag were discussed on the last page. The stag and stagette/hen party for Will and Kate were both reported as being this weekend. Will's before Harry goes to Norway, and Kate having a stay at home night with the girls.
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Do you think the wedding cake is for the reception and the chocolate one is for the diner offered at the evening par the prince of wales ? or both for the reception?

Today there is a ceromony for remembering people dead in new zealand eartquake. The prince of wales will join the ceremony. Maybe william and Kate? Who knows!!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:03 AM
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Does anyone know if Raine, the Dowager Countess Spencer is invited for the Royal Wedding?
She is, ofcourse, the step-grandmother of Prince William.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:14 AM
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Do you think the wedding cake is for the reception and the chocolate one is for the diner offered at the evening par the prince of wales ? or both for the reception?
Sounds plausible.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:15 AM
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Does anyone know if Raine, the Dowager Countess Spencer is invited for the Royal Wedding?
She is, ofcourse, the step-grandmother of Prince William.
Can't imagine why she would be. Diana was not close to her (far from it)!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:33 AM
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Can't imagine why she would be. Diana was not close to her (far from it)!
Actually Diana did get closer to Raine after her father's death. That being said, I can't imagine why Raine would be invited. I don't believe she has a relationship with William.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:15 AM
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Actually Diana did get closer to Raine after her father's death. That being said, I can't imagine why Raine would be invited. I don't believe she has a relationship with William.
I agree with that. IMO it doesn't matter how Diana's relationship with Raine was, it matters how hers and William's is.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:52 AM
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I would really love it if both William & Kate have managed to have their stag/hen parties without too much fuss/media attention. They should be allowed to have a bit of a party like every other bride & groom without worrying about someone in the media moaning about it/attacking them etc. Many media seemed to only be interested in the stag/hen parties because they want the chance to get potential scandal & what have you, only wanting to find any & all negative thing they could, so hopefully W&K have indeed both had their parties & the media were unable to track them down. :)
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With regard to BBC coverage and teh presenters they will use, Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce and Sophie Raworth are, I think, excellent presenters and should do a good job. The other presenters are I think likely to play smaller roles in the coverage such as interviewing people in the crowds etc. It is ashame that David Dimbleby isn't doing the main presenting as he's realy good at these sorts of things.

With regard to the Wedding Cake, Fiona Cairns does do exceptionally tasty cakes - you can buy them at Waitrose (boxes of 6 small iced sponge cakes) and Waitrose do a party food ordering service where her cakes can be found. Incidentally, it is no surprise they have chosen her with her connections to Waitrose as Charles' Duchy Organics range is sold exclusively there.
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totally agree with you rossop7!!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:07 AM
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Do you think the wedding cake is for the reception and the chocolate one is for the diner offered at the evening par the prince of wales ? or both for the reception?
Here's what I found about wedding cakes:

The Groom's Cake is a tradition that was prevalent in early American ceremonies, but seems to have fallen from favor in most contemporary weddings. The groom's cake was usually dark (e.g., chocolate) to contrast with the bride's cake. The groom's cake appeared at the reception along with the wedding cake. The origin of this tradition is unclear. Some believe it was to be served by the groom, with a glass of wine, to the bridesmaids. Others believe it was to be saved and subsequently shared with friends after the honeymoon.

There is hardly a bride today who can't resist saving the top layer of her multitiered cake. Most couples freeze the cake with the intention of sharing it on their first wedding anniversary. The tradition has its roots in the late 19th century when grand cakes were baked for christenings. It was assumed that the christening would occur soon after the wedding ceremony, so the two ceremonies were often linked, as were the cakes.

End of quote from: The Wedding Cake . . . history, customs and traditions

Having a fruit cake is necessary or several reasons: stability to support multi-layered cakes and you can keep the "christening part" tinned till the event (okay, today you have a deep freezer but still fruit cakes freeze better than cream cakes). But not all people like fruit cake and so I guess William wanted a groom's cake made of chocolate biscuit in order to feast on it himself (oh, there are deliciously wicked things one can do with a chocolate cream cake to celebrate the nuptial with your new wife...)
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