A Memorable Wedding at Cley Windmill
Luma Bakery recently delivered a projection mapped cake for an intimate wedding at Cley Windmill on the North Norfolk coast. Surveying the salt marshes to Blakeney Point, the windmill has operated as a guesthouse since 1983 and is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies. As Norfolk residents and keen sailors in the waters around Cley, it is a place that is close to the couple’s hearts.
Some of Luma Bakery’s most popular animations feature fairies dancing across the cake, writing out names and dates in glowing light trails, splashing the cake with fairy dust or triggering a cascade of light. However, these didn’t feel quite right for this wedding which was understated and so attuned to the venue. We felt strongly that the cake also had to be sympathetic to the character and tone of the event.
So instead, we included variations of the ‘fairytale’ animations at Cley: the cascade, tinted blue, had the feel of an elegant waterfall and the names and date were written on the cake in fluid, watery trails, in keeping with the aquatic theme.
Surrounded by such charming local features – the reeds, the water, the flint-walled cottages of the village – we all agreed that the vast majority of the projected content should be photographic and focused on Cley.
However, a slideshow of even the most breathtaking photographs can eventually feel static and monotonous, so we went about bringing each photo to life in various ways: in some this meant having the reeds sway subtly in the wind; for others, a flock of birds fly past, or clouds sweep across a blue sky. In a couple it meant having the sails of the windmill turning again.
The project was a testament to the versatility of Luma Bakery’s projection mapped cakes. They can be used to make a statement and put on a magical display, but through tailor-made content they can also be thematically blended into an event in a way that is fitting and beautiful.