Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Something Different for Hen Party

Want something a bit arty and classy for your hen do? Why not think about a life drawing class! You can find them all around the UK, they're fun and something you'll never forget!

A glass or two of champagne, a "Best Drawing" competition and you've got a fab unique hen party!


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

New Colours for 2012!

Happy 2012!
This year I'm inspired by the natural beauty in nature, musky pallets and dainty details.
Here's some ideas to get started!

I love this hint of pink wedding dress. I love its floating lines, reminds me of mist rising from a magical lake!

And put these on my wish list!

A classic ivory bra, special enough for the wedding night!

And these bridesmaids look whimsical and magical,

Love these antique mixed lot of glass wear.
And whats better than a gold cake! Timeless!


Thursday, 27 October 2011

Popping the BIG Question!

When and how to pop the big question is a huge deal to a lot of us.
What ring to get, will if fit, is there a way to sneaky find out their ring size without them getting suspicious!
Also the matter of tradition, should the guy always ask?
I'm not one for tradition myself and had been, let's just say very keen on getting married to Jonathan for quite some time but when he proposed to me on my birthday at the beautiful Hampton Court it was a big shock! I was shocked that he actually wanted to marry me and that he finally asked!
My sister and her boyfriend came along for the day and we were taking pictures by the fountain, pretending to be in a issue of Vogue in the 1960's when Jonathan asked if we could have our picture took and this is what happened!

It was very unexpected and I was in sooooo much shock. When he said those words, "will you marry me" I started crying and he thought I was going to say no! How silly!
It was really nice to have my sister there too as she had no idea of what was happening and it was great to have the moment in photographs to keep for ever!

So here's some amazing and inspiring ways to pop the question!

Got a good proposal story? I'd love to hear it!

I Love...

Friday, 14 October 2011

When You Wish Upon A Star...Guest post by Fit For a Queen

Here at I Love Crafty Weddings we like to delve into every aspect of a brides wedding dreams so here's some fairytale ideas from the lovely Fit for a Queen events planning.

Remember when you used to dream of a wedding that Cinderella would be proud of? Or those amazing dresses your Barbie used to wear when you arranged her wedding to Ken? Well now you really can make those dreams a reality!!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found out that both Disney and Barbie now do bridal ranges! I was actually searching for an unusual princess style dress for one of my best friends weddings, when I came across these delightful dresses, that are both stylish (in their own right!) and incredibly fun!!

Cinderella Wedding Dress by Disney
This got me thinking... How far would you be able to go to get the fairytale wedding we all dreamed of as little girls? Well, it seems we can now have everything we’ve ever dreamed of! Disney not only offer beautiful gowns and jewellery in the style of your favourite Disney Princess, but you can also have your nuptials in Disneyland Paris, Disneyworld Florida, or on a Disney Cruise... And yes that means it’s completely possible to have your wedding at the foot of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! Alternatively you can have a beautiful service in one of their other gorgeous venues.

If you prefer something more quirky then the Barbie Bridal range is definitely for you!! In a range of soft, pastel hues, or the striking pink and black you instantly associate with Barbie, these dresses are the most eye-catching I’ve ever seen! There’s even a range of Grooms Wear so that you and your very own Ken can have the perfect matching wedding outfits!

Barbie Wedding Dress Range
And why stop at princess gowns? With sparkles, ruffles, lace, and feathered accessories being so easily available nowadays, you can turn almost any venue into a palace that would impress any princess! Castles and stately homes are the obvious choice for this theme, however, there’s no reason why it wouldn’t be possible to turn a grand hotel, or beautiful park setting into gorgeous surroundings for you to start your very own Happily Ever After.

There are also hundreds of options when it comes to choosing your cake. From soft pinks and creams, vibrant yellows, and candied colours, to rich chocolates, almost any flavour, colour, or design, can be incorporated into your wedding cake. With the current trends leaning towards cupcakes, there are also lots of other tasty treats to consider, such as macaroons and truffles, as well as the traditional tiered cake, which can be designed to match your wedding colour and theme.

After all, you’re supposed to be The Fairest of Them All on your wedding day!!

To look at move lovely ideas like this take a look at Fit for a Queen Events Planning.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Wedding Interview - Choccywoccydoodah

Bespoke handmade chocolate cakes and wedding favors!

I've been a BIG fan of the chocolate shop Choccywoccydoodah for years now after having some of their gorgeous chocolates at my own wedding! I was very lucky when they agreed to answer some of my questions so here's a little insight into the amazing, inventive world of Choccywoccydoodah.
Here's some of my favorite cakes to start with:

All You Need is Love Cake - An incredible and elaborate cake. Enrobed in white Belgian chocolate coating and featuring the truest message ever said 'All you need is love'. All in chocolate. Of course. Viva Las Vegas Love Chapel Cake - A towering three tier cake which will provide up to 180 portions. This glitzy cake is enrobed in dark Belgian chocolate coating, detailed with the Las Vegas Love Chapel, casino chips, playing cards, dice, and finished with 'neon lights'. Viva Las Vegas!

Three Tier Vortex Cake - A towering three tier cake which will provide up to 180 portions. Available in white, dark or a mixture of both, Belgian chocolate coatings.Not for the fainthearted.
Gatekeeper Cake - A towering three tier cake which provides up to 180 portions. This feminine cake is enrobed in white Belgian chocolate coating and detailed with vintage pink roses, peonies, lisianthus, aquilegia and gatekeeper butterfly.My Best Friend Cake - A joyful two tier cake which will provide 120 portions, enrobed in white Belgian chocolate coating with a dark chocolate runover. Finished with two irresistable, solid chocolate, West Highland terrier puppies and pink chocolate hearts.

Chocolate Westie Puppy favor - This cute westie puppy is made from solid white chocolate and is looking for a good home. Can you help?

Your wedding cakes are so beautiful and unique, what got you into making them?
The cakes were first created as birthday cakes for the small chocolate shop, then somebody asked if Christine (the boss and genius behind it all) could make a wedding cake, which she did and from that the whole cake side of the business grew.
Love Love Love Cake - An distinctive, petite three tier cake which provides 80 -100 coffee sized portions. Detailed with glittery pink roses and 'Love Love Love' in pink and black chocolate.

Where do you get your inspiration for your amazing cakes?
Christine takes influence from all around, from her favourite artists like Dali and her favourite film directors like Tim Burton.

It looks like you could make anything! What's the favorite you've made?
We put a lot of love into everything we make, the huge show stopping window displays are always spectacular.

When do you think a couple should be ordering a cake? ie. when they've booked a venue?
It is good for the couple to have an idea of numbers, themes, flowers and colours, it helps when designing something unique for them.
Choccywoccydoodah specialise in designing and creating extraordinary, decadent, bespoke cakes and sculptures. If you are celebrating any special occasion, we would love to design something unique especially for you.

How long does the process take from design to delivery?
Some couples order years in advance while some leave it right to the last minute, which isn’t recommended as we do get fully booked during the busy months.

Do most cakes get delivered on the day?
We never deliver a wedding cake on the day of a wedding, far too much risk, we like the cake to be safely at the venue a day or so before the event.

Whats the most popular one at the moment?
Our iconic towering rococco tier cake, all white chocolate with white chocolate roses is a perennial classic.
Towering Rococco Tiers - iconic classic, these three towering tiers will provide up to 180 portions of cake. Enrobed in white Belgian chocolate coating and detailed with hand made white chocolate roses.

You also make chocolate wedding favors, whats your favorite?
Our solid chocolate lovebirds with glittery red hearts are beautiful.
White Chocolate Love Bird Favors

What would be your dream cake to make?
A cake for Vivienne Westwood in the most rock n roll of all styles.

For more chocolaty goodness take a look at http://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/index.html

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Oh Mr Darcy!

Last night I watched "Don't tell the Bride" you can watch it here and the theme for the wedding was Pride and Prejudice. It was so touching and sweet so I was inspired to write a post about marrying your MR DARCY!!!
Here's a bit of advice:

So once you catch your Mr Darcy here's how to get married in stlye!
Ooo Mr DarcyYour dress should be beautiful, simple and feminine. Why show off when you ARE that gorgeous!
Invite your guests in stlye with these personalised profile portraits to show it was meant to be!
For your flowers go delicate and feminine, lavender will look and smell magically elegant.
Be creative with the confetti, use an old copy of the book, go mad with a heart shaped hole punch and there you have it, desperately romantic confetti that tells a story!Use quotes from the book to help narrate your perfect day. Dress the venue in light linens, embroidery and busts! Quite spectacular!
Be dainty with the tables, fine china accompanied by delicate flowers and mini busts. Be romantic with the cake, your Darcy will love it!
And what to get Mr and Mrs Darcy as a wedding present? Why not this gorgeous Framed art with Pride and Prejudice butterflies! From Terror Dome

"You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on."-Mr. Darcy


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