Category Archives: DIY Wedding

A Coral and Gold Wedding

Today I am delighted to be sharing with you a few snippets of the real wedding of one of my lovely couples Lucy and Tom who had their reception at BMA House in May earlier this year. The couple opted for a coral and gold wedding theme and their day was beautifully captured by London based wedding photographer, Fiona Kelly.

Having seen a couple of my ruffles cakes on my website, L & T had a good idea of what type of wedding cake they were after so the design process was very straight forward.

The colour scheme of coral and gold was the main focus for the cake decor with ombré ruffles for the bottom tier and handpiped graduated polka dot detailing brushed with gold for the top two tiers. The cake was then finished with a single statement handcrafted peony sugar flower to tie in with the wedding flowers.

The stunning floral arrangements were created by Naomi of Naomi Joy Floral Design. I love the combination of the greens, whites, pale peaches and dusky pinks with the bright coral peonies and blushing hypericum berries.

L & T clearly put a lot of thought into the little details such as “on theme” extras for the guests to get creative with when signing the guest book and little love heart treats.

They also weren’t afraid to get stuck in with a bit of DIY with Lucy creating the table plan herself with a big piece of card and gold glitter paper bought from Paperchase as well as the homemade glitter table numbers inspired by this post on Rock My Wedding – so simple yet effective don’t you think?

Huge thanks to Lucy and Tom for letting me share a little piece of their special day on the blog. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding and I wish you both all the very best for the future.

Another special mention and thanks to Fiona Kelly for sharing her beautiful images with me. I have been an admirer of her work for a while so it is always wonderful to work on a wedding with such a talented lady. She describes her work as “Photography that offers a little bit of elegance, some understated romance, a lot of fun and a relaxed approach.” If that sounds up your street, then I urge you to have a browse through her stunning portfolio here.

Supplier Credits
Photography: Fiona Kelly Photography
Venue: BMA House
Cake: Little Bear Cakery
Flowers: Naomi Joy Floral Design
Bride’s dress: Ivory and Co purchased at BOA Boutique
Groom’s suit: Edit Suits, London
Guest Book and cake topper: Ginger Ray
Lucy and Tom sign: Meri Meri

DIY Gold and Glitter Dipped Feathers

In the lead up to this weekend’s Most Curious, the wedding show for the style-savvy couple, I was asked to create a step-by-step tutorial on my DIY Gold and Glitter Dipped Feathers for Wedding Magazine. Head over to the Wedding Magazine website to read the full feature including all the wonderful things Most Curious will have in store this weekend at The Old Truman Brewery, East London, but I thought I would share the full picture tutorial here as well for all you lucky lot!

These DIY gold and glitter dipped feathers are super easy to create and you only need a few bits to get you started. They can also be used in 101 different ways as part of your wedding or party decor: as place names, invitations and stationery to floral arrangements, headdresses or even as I do as part of my signature feather cakes!

For this DIY Gold and Glitter Dipped Feathers tutorial
You will need

Feathers – I find goose feathers are a good choice and are widely available online and from craft shops
PVA glue
Paintbrush
Glitter – preferably a non-toxic variety such as Rainbow Dust
Scrap paper

Begin by dipping the paintbrush in a small amount of PVA glue and apply a thin coating to the tip of the feather. The easiest way to do this is to lay the feather flat on a scrap piece of paper and starting from around 3cm from the tip of the feather, gently brush towards the tip. Continue to brush gently in the same direction until you have a very thin even coating.

Lift the feather from the scrap paper and transfer to a clean piece of paper. Lay the feather flat again and sprinkle over enough glitter to cover the glue area.

Once sufficiently covered, carefully lift the feather, shake off the excess glitter and transfer to another clean piece of paper to dry.

Once dried you can either leave it as it is or repeat the process on the other side.

Top tips

  • As long as you work neatly and do not apply too much glue, your feather shouldn’t stick to the paper when drying.
  • Working on clean paper when sprinkling the glitter will make it easier to collect the glitter to reuse it. Simply, pick up the paper and carefully bend it to funnel the glitter back into the pot.

 

Don’t forget we will be exhibiting at Most Curious this Saturday and Sunday 7 – 8 March at The Old Truman Brewery AND all VIP ticket holders will receive a free goose feather from me to have a go at the DIY gold and glitter dipped feathers themselves. I will also be teaming up with the wonderful Westwood Design to showcase our new styled dessert installations! What more reason do you need? Get your tickets now!

Lego Polka Dot Wedding Cake

With another Lego wedding cake on the way in a few weeks, I realised that I still haven’t shared this one from June! The lovely photos are courtesy of fine art film photography by Taylor & Porter.
This wedding had such a fun D.I.Y. feel with a bright colour pop of blue, green, yellow and red. They really went to town on lots of little personal touches which really complimented the 60s building at Imperial College, London where the reception was held.
The groom is a big Lego fan so made the wonderful cake topper and date plaque that sat at the foot of the wedding cake to commemorate their special day.
The polka dots were then added to tie in with the bride’s stunning tea-length wedding dress – so cute don’t you think?!
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