Ophelia weddings was started as a side project to Norwich based business Biddy's Tea Room. Owner Charlie Buchan found herself feeling less and less able to express a creative side as the buiness grew so looked to another avenue...
'I'd started Biddy's 4 years prior to starting Ophelia's and made the cakes for a friend's wedding. After that customers started asking for bespoke cakes for their special day so I decided to teach myself. I work with my bakers at Biddy's. Typically the Biddy's bakers make the cake and I decorate them.
I try to create cakes I would want, rather than using pinterest. (although that can be a great starting point) I find my inspiration from all over the place, mainly in nature as well as other creative bakers and artists. My thinking is if I like it then maybe brides would too.
I'm a trained painter so I like to use that where I can in my work.
Every one of our cakes are as individual as the client. They come with their own ideas and we do our best to make them come true.'
We specialise in creating vintage inspired weddings. From bohemian and rustic, to whilmisical and romantic, or even cute and kitsch. The only thing we insist on is that you are a little unique!
We thrive of originality and love couples that are often described as 'a little bit quirky'
We put a lot of thought into our cakes, as bakers our priority is the taste. So we like to create unusual sponge combinations to suprise your guests. In fact, we'd like to think our cakes look as good inside as they do on the outside.
As well as our occasion and wedding cakes we love dressing events. that could be table settings (we can even provide all of the china) to creating 'stations' of interest for your big day. We have a great in house creative team that can help style your wedding and even design and print your wedding stationary
Finally, we love to collect cool things, if you'd like to borrow anything from our collection we will gladly hire it out....