Samantha / 2 May 2017
Today’s modern botanical vegan wedding inspiration shoot aims to illustrate that ‘having a vegan wedding does not mean a bride wearing a bag for a dress.’ According to the Vegan Society veganism has grown 350% in the last ten years. It is then great to see that industries such as the wedding industry are starting to embrace the trend which goes hand in hand with eco-friendly values.
As we very well know choosing eco-friendly doesn’t mean you need to compromise on style. The same can now be said for a vegan wedding. Hellbunt Events the team behind the concept and styling have created such a beautiful shoot with an incredible dessert table featuring edible succulents, a gorgeous bridal couple wearing fair-trade clothing and rings, and classy flower arrangements in shades of blush.
Charlie / 21 November 2012
It is increasingly popular at weddings to have a whole table of cakes or desserts rather than a single traditional tiered wedding cake; I had my own with cakes made by our wedding guests, and recently I shared this beautiful new wedding dessert table service from TNWC business And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon.
Well, Anna and her team from And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon are back with a festive version, ideal for a winter wedding or Christmas wedding – I was instantly in-love with this dreamy display of cakes, pies, and desserts. All of them are handmade at their bakery in Manchester and they even come and style the table for you, so it looks this beautiful.
I’m going to be taking inspiration from this for my Christmas celebrations!
Anna told me a bit more about this festive cake service: “We wanted to take our standard dessert tables and add a festive twist – if you have a winter wedding we can offer a spread that is delicious and decadent in equal measure! You can treat your friends and family to a range of treats, from delicious mince pies made with our own homemade mincemeat recipe, to the very decadent pear and whiskey tart, or pecan and bourbon brownies.”
Wedding dessert table with rustic crates, vintage crockery and pretty flowers from And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon
Charlie / 3 September 2012
If you are a fan on Facebook, then this post has been long awaited – not only will you have probably seen this picture, but you might have also seen my sneak peek post here on the blog. Well, without further ado, I am delighted to share with you all the fantastic pictures from this photoshoot as well as introducing you to a fab new business who’s just joined the directory.
I’m no stranger to And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, a fabulous cakeshop and cafe in a trendy suburb of Manchester. I’ve enjoyed some fabulous events held in their tearoom after hours, from the fabulous An Era of Experience press launch party to the Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe bridal workshop, I’ve also enjoyed countless chocolate milkshakes and brownies on lazy afternoons with Mr Rigg and friends.
A fun way to serve a cream tea at your wedding – mini metal buckets, blackboard signs and flowerpots
Charlie / 24 July 2012
A wedding afternoon tea is incredibly popular at the moment, and whilst I look back and realise I myself called ours an afternoon tea, I realise now it was in fact a cream tea. Before our wedding we invited guests to enjoy scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam in my parents garden. There were no finger sandwiches or dainty cakes, just those three items plus bowls of strawberries.
I personally wanted to have a cream tea as part of our wedding because it is something so interwoven to my past and childhood that I wanted to incorporate a little slice of that. My granny lives in Devon and as I child I remember sitting on her patio eating freshly made scones or splits, topping them with copious amounts of clotted cream made by mum’s cousin who had a dairy herd up the lane, and blobbing on the homemade raspberry jam before filling myself up on these dreamy concoctions.
I’m sure this is a memory that many of you might share with me, albeit in varying forms. I loved this image above because it really highlights the cream tea, and a fun way of displaying it if cake stands aren’t your thing: small metal buckets with blackboard labels stating what’s in them, wooden spoons for serving, and a plant pot overflowing with scones.
Charlie / 11 June 2012
Aren’t you just in-love with this gorgeous flower crown creation, it’s so soft and romantic!
One of the lovely businesses listed in the directory, Fletcher and Foley, shared with me this beautiful collaborative photoshoot from a group of North West based wedding businesses – just wait ’til you see the flower crown!
Joanne from Fletcher and Foley told me that the day was planned to be “a gorgeous, romantic outdoors shoot” at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire but last minute the vision was changed due to terrible weather – I think they did a fab job and I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration.
Charlie / 31 October 2011
This afternoon I’ve made a big pan of chocolate and cinnamon popcorn (recipe on my Facebook page) for any children that come trick or treating tonight. I’m planning to put it into little white paper bags, that we have tons of, and tie it up with raffia or string. So I thought I’d see what inspiration is out there for having popcorn at weddings and came across this…
Doesn’t it look like so much fun! I think if I ever have children I’m going to have to recreate something (albeit on a little less grand scale) similar for a birthday party.
Charlie / 24 June 2011
I thought it was about time for a cake table – and by that, I mean rather than having one wedding cake a table of different cakes. This is what we did for our wedding, and the above cake table appealed because all of the cakes are tiny. We didn’t go for anything as adventurous as using an old desk, but it certainly would make for a striking feature.
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