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Dusky Pink Mood Board

Following on from the relaxed and romantic favour tutorial, today’s moodboard is a delicious mix of dusky pinks. This wedding style works well in all sorts of venues, from rustic and quirky to stately and imposing, it can easily be dresssed up and down to suit your personal preference.  For a more relaxed version, try mixing centrepieces and types of flower arrangements, keeping the style haphazard and carefree.  For a more formal feel, match your centrepieces and use standard frames for items such as menus and table numbers.  The colours also work well with a sweetie buffet (one of my personal favourite wedding trends! – Look out for our upcoming post on creating your own!).  Up next, ‘shop the dusky pink trend’, where we source all your must have items for this pretty look…

Sunshine Yellow Mood Board

I have to admit, like most brides in the UK,  I am slightly nervous about the weather for our  June wedding as previous summers have been something of a washout over recent years.  We all dream of a beautiful sunny wedding day without a cloud in the sky so I’ve been considering ways to bring a summery feeling to the wedding despite what the weather may throw at us.

Today’s mood board is a palette of sunny yellows with pale blue accents – guaranteed to bring the summer indoors for your spring or summer wedding! If you are planning an autumn wedding, keep the look warm by swapping the blue hues for soft autumnal browns.

If all else fails, I’m looking forward to customising a pair of ‘just in case’ bridal wellies ;o)

Wedding Trend: Cookie Favours

Sticking with the foodie theme today, I have been thinking about the concept of wedding favours. Like most brides, I want to give my guests a favour that says ‘thank you’ and is also something they will want to take home with them rather than leave on the tables at the end of the evening. One of my favourite options is the wedding cookie. These little goodies are both a versatile and stylish way to say thank you to family and friends and are always a talking point among guests.

It is often worth sourcing smaller businesses for items such as wedding cookie favours, they are often less expensive and, because they value your potential recommendation, their attention to detail is spot on. Today’s board contains some beautiful examples from both large and small bakeries. Shop around and be sure to post any of your own recommendations for other brides.

A: Butterfly cookies, from £1.50 each, www.thewonderfulcakecompany.co.uk

B/H: Blue shaped cookies, £2.25-2.45 each, www.smallthingsiced.co.uk

C/D: Bride and groom cookies, £2.60 each (including customisation), www.customcookieco.co.uk

E/F: Cake and heart cookies, £3.50 & £2.75 respectively, www.ediblehandmadegifts.co.uk

G: Glitter heart cookies, £1.50 each, www.whiteorchidcakes.co.uk

I: Bride & groom heart cookies, £2.50 each, www.boutiquekitchen.co.uk

Wedding Trend: Cake Pops

One of the prettiest, most inspiring trends to emerge on the wedding catering scene in recent years has been the Cake Pop (also known as Cake Balls…slighly less quaint me thinks!?). These gorgeous little specimens are the result of combining two of my favourite pastimes…cake and sweets!

Today’s board showcases a mouthwatering sample of what some of the UK’s finest cake makers are offering brides, but, for those who, like me, are working within a tight budget, the good news is that they are suprisingly simple to make yourself! I have to confess that I am currently a little bit obsessed with amazing baking blog, Bakerella, where you can find endless ideas for your own cake pops and a rather nifty tutorial www.bakerella.com. For a more generic tutorial and some beautiful British cakespiration, take a look at www.rhubarbandrose.co.uk

Need some inspiration for your own Cake Pops or looking to order ready made? Look no further, grab a brew ( and a slice of cake!) and enjoy today’s board (suppliers and prices listed below):

A: Red & ivory glitter pops, from £2.00 each, www.lollicakes.co.uk

B, C, D: All £2.00 each, www.mollybakes.co.uk

E: Pink glitter pops, £1.00 each, www.thetravellingteashop.com

F: Chocolate pops, £11.30 for 12, www.littlecakefactory.co.uk

G: Pink piped pop, £5.50 each, www.sarahjaneweddingcakesandevents.co.uk

Pretty Pastels Mood Board

One of the most common questions asked by new brides-to-be is ‘where do I start with the planning process?’ Obviously, we all want our wedding to be beautiful and memorable and I am no exception. But when faced with what seems like an endless to do list, bursting with suppliers to source and services to secure before they book up, it can be easy to forget to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy it all!

As they say, it is always best to start at the beginning, and I found my beginning with a mood board, trying to caputure the look and feel of the day we were trying to create…

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