The V&A Museum of Childhood, situated just outside of the City of London, is home to the UK’s most treasured collection of childhood-related objects.
Think vintage Lego, dolls houses, children’s clothing through the ages and of course, all those beloved games and toys of happy times gone past.
The museum itself is a beautiful Victorian grade II listed building, with an impressive gallery-lined entertaining space, which makes for the perfect wedding venue. The ‘Marble Floor’ as it is known – which is decorated with a famous fish scale pattern and dates back to 1872 – is surrounded by the museums incredible collections, creating an intriguing, playful and inviting place for guests to explore, enjoy and no doubt reminisce.
Our client, Laura at Devine Bride (@devinebride) was organising a wedding at this very venue and asked us to sculpt a grand 3 tiered wedding cake ice sculpture, which we were very pleased to create for her.
Laura was absolutely brilliant to work with, extremely organised and provided us with a very detailed brief, keeping us up to date throughout the planning and delivery process so we knew exactly when and how to get the ice sculpture smoothly and safely in place on time. With a very quick turnaround for this event, we had a tight window to get ourselves in position and ready to go.
Our ice sculptors needed 3 blocks of ice to make this one! It was very impressive and we are so glad they realised they needed the height, as it was a big space to fill with high ceilings, so any smaller and it would have got lost.
The wedding cake ice sculpture also had a vodka (or drinks) luge channel on the top, which traveled through the ice sculpture and came out via the second tier.
Laura from Devine Bride said “It was great! And the ice luge went down a storm!! All went swimmingly and your sculptor was great, polite, no fuss, and set up brilliantly! Please pass on my personal thanks to him.”
We were so pleased to get a lovely message from the happy couple themselves, sent to us en route back to London from their wonderful honeymoon on the Amalfi coast…
““We wanted to say a BIG thank you for your role in making our wedding last weekend so special. We had the best ever time and thought the whole day was perfect. We’ve been overwhelmed with friends and family saying the same thing. “
Ever wondered how long ice sculptures last? You can find out more here but as you can see they usually last longer than the guests at the party. The photo on the left was taken around 8 hours later and it’s still looking great….and in the pic on the right you can see the wedding cake ice sculpture on display at the wedding.