Cake love

In my personal opinion, cakes don’t get enough focus on a wedding day. Historically, wedding cakes have been part of the marriage ceremony since medieval times. Originally they were made of wheat which was a symbol of fertility and prosperity. The cakes were then THROWN at the bride!!

Now I’m not suggesting cakes should receive more attention by someone throwing them at the Bride again, but they do seem to be one of those things we buy, cut and then forget.

Which is why at our wedding we are having a cake table.

Instead of having a traditional tiered cake, I’m having four separate cakes, with four separate flavours, plus a selection of mini cakes and macaroons.

So to celebrate my love of cakes I thought I’d share some of my favourite cake designs…

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All images from Pinterest.

Escort card table inspiration: part two

After many hours of ‘research’ on Pinterest, we’ve decided to go ahead with our escort card display idea.

Originally we were going to hang our guest’s names on our snow covered LED tree, but we soon realised that hanging 80 names on it was going to look VERY cluttered. So now we’ve decided to buy some old wine crates and display the names in them. Our tree will still feature though; it will sit behind the boxes and we’ll hang some wicker hearts and other rustic decorations from it. In the middle of the display we will put the L & D wooden slice to personalise the display….

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I love it…

Washi tape

If you’ve never heard of ‘washi tape’ then you NEED to get online and look it up!

Its basically glorified sellotape BUT its so much better than the average see-through stuff – its SUPER pretty and there’s guaranteed to be something to match your colour scheme. I used washi tape on my envelopes to pretty-fy them and help seal the envelope flap.

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Seeeeeeee! So. Pretty! And whats even  better is that prices start from only £1 a roll!! And I only used one and a half rolls to decorate over 100 wedding invitations!

Cheap and pretty!!

Recommended company: Show Me The Pretty

If you’re planning a wedding, particularly a vintage inspired wedding, you NEED to check out Show Me The Pretty!!

Show Me The Pretty not only provides a comprehensive wedding planning service, but they also hire out GORGEOUS tableware, crockery among other items, they also do a bespoke bunting service – basically, you tell them what you’d like and they’ll make your vision come true!

And whats better, you cant get better customer service from the lovely Vix… shes recently been a Bride herself and so she knows what its like to have wedding style ideas running through your head 24/7!!

Check out her website for more information and inspiration!

http://www.showmethepretty.co.uk

Our invitations

Our invitations are probably my most favourite thing in our wedding. They are amazing. I love them.

The fabulous and talented Hannah Hubbleday at Love Doodle was the genius creator of our invitations. I gave her a rather un-weddingy idea to work with; my favourite childhood book and TV programmes, The Animals of Farthing Wood but what she has created is amazing. My fiancé and I met at a nature reserve and so we wanted to tie that into our wedding somehow seeing as it wasn’t actually possible for us to get married there! And what Hannah created merged our love of the outdoors with wedding elegance.

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I can’t tell you how much I’d recommend Hannah at Love Doodle; she put so much effort into creating the perfect stationery for us and even though we only sent our invitations out on Thursday, I’ve already had compliments from those who have received them!!

Please check out her website so you can see the amazing range of stationery she has already created, plus realise the scope for you to design something new with her.

love-doodle.co.uk

Photography by Anna Clarke