Wedding prize is the icing on cake for Victoria and Jonathan
VICTORIA Barlow and Jonathan Basford have chosen a wedding cake with a difference.
The couple were the winners of the Derby Telegraph's Win A Wedding competition and are halfway through planning their special day, which is at the Priest House Hotel, in Castle Donington, on August 10.
Cakey Wakey, in Gedling, has supplied their cake – a three-tier design to feed 100 people.
And rather than have the traditional fruit cake with marzipan and icing, the couple have chosen a different flavour for every tier.
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Victoria, 22, said: "The bottom tier is chocolate orange cake, the middle tier is carrot cake and the top is lemon sponge.
"All the samples we tasted were amazing so it was so hard to choose, but we've had three, so that's brilliant.
"I'm a massive chocolate fan so I definitely wanted chocolate in there somewhere."
All the cakes will be iced with ivory and champagne coloured icing – to fit in with the colour scheme of their big day.
Victoria, who lives in Etwall, said: "We're having neutral colours – creams, mochas – as a theme throughout everything. There will be little tumbling hearts down all the tiers of the cake.
"Cakey Wakey is supplying us with chair sashes, too. They're in a champagne colour with little diamante details so they'll match the cake, too.
"I can't wait. Everything's coming together and we're both getting very excited now that it's under six months away."
The couple have also chosen their flowers – supplied as part of the prize by The Greenery, in Town Street, Duffield.
The pair have decided to have cream roses and freesias for the bride's and bridesmaid's bouquets and the groom's button hole.
They are having goldfish bowls as the centre pieces on all the tables for their wedding breakfast, with flowers and reed grass.
Victoria said: "It's all getting so real now, it's really exciting. Picking things out together for our wedding is brilliant and everyone has been so helpful.
"I'm counting down now, I can't wait for everything to be perfect and the day to be here. But it's lots of fun picking everything out."
Victoria and Jonathan, 35, will tie the knot at The Priest House and will have use of all 42 bedrooms overnight for their 60 guests.