I am always on the lookout for something new and original to share with you, so I was quite intrigued when I received an email from Camelia telling me about her wonderful business Sea Mandala and the flower carpets she helps you to create.
These flower carpets are a wonderful way to get your family and friends to create a unique piece of art at your wedding day, and look incredibly engaging for kids.
Before Camelia got in touch I had never heard of a mandala or flower carpets, so I asked her a few questions to help understand the creative process…
So what is a flower carpet? “A flower carpet is an art design that is created out of an exuberance of petals and other colourful natural material through the contributions of children and adults at a wedding ceremony. It is a beautiful and aromatic space that creates a lasting impression on onlookers and participants alike and provides for wonderful unique photographs of the couple placing handfuls of petals onto the evolving design.
The design evolves through the energy of the people that pass through it and their contribution with a handful or more of the materials on display. Children love it and adults feel inspired to contribute a handful of material towards the evolving design through the duration of the wedding party.”
Colourful cupcake tower for a fun wedding
I love to cook, so I thought it was about time that I posted a creative food idea for all of you planning a more down-to-earth wedding. Cupcakes would be perfect if you’re thinking about creating a colourful and relaxed wedding. Even if you’re not confident about your cupcake or fairy cake making skills, I’m sure most of us have a family member or friend who is a bit of a whizz when it comes to cake making. Besides, everyone should have a go at making fairy cakes as they’re really simple, taste so much better when homemade, and you can decorate them any which way you choose!
By making your own fairy cakes, you can ensure that the ingredients are organic, fair trade, or local depending on your preference. From organic flour to local eggs, fair trade sugar or farmhouse butter, you will be able to make positive choices about what goes into your wedding cakes.
Now for the recipe. I use the following recipe, though I can’t remember where I got it from, which produces lovely fairy cakes. However, there are loads of fairy cake or cupcake recipes out there, or you may even have a tried-and-tested family favourite.