Winter White

Nope you’re not seeing things – this is a real sweet buffet from and it is lovely! Perfect for a sparkly white winter wedding  and I love the way that the cake and delicious treats are displayed on something other than the standard table – makes me want it to snow outside!



Red and White sweety table

Wow! Saw these images over on and just had to share! How awesome is this sweety table?

I am loving the vivid red and white colour scheme – not to mention the fun retro feel 🙂 A-Dor-Able!

I’m loving the blackboard, the funky striped tablecloth and the coca-cola glass bottles – inspiration overload right here!

Ps: who fancies a strawberry tart after seeing this? Yum!


A fine and funky wedding – Part Two

Continuing where we left off with Kim and Chris’ gorgeous wedding here are a few more pictures from Karen McGowran and details…

The catering was by Danby Castle’s caterer Lisa Grainger and sounds absoloutely delicious: 5 different types of canapes (which the bride didn’t even get a chance to nibble on!), a hog roast with freshly baked bread, roast potatoes, stuffing, apple sauce, nut roast and three different types of salad. Dessert was chocolate torte with raspberries (yum yes please!) and an ice cream van! In the evening there was a fish and chips van and local port pies and cheeses – wow those guests must have had big bellies the next day! Sounds absoloutely yummy!

The cake was by Kelly-Ann cakes, another vendor met whilst at a wedding fayre, and it was a three tier cake – one carrot cake with lemon mouse filling, one chocolate cake with orange contreaue filling and one tier traditional fruit cake!

The amazing campervan Kim arrived at the church in was ‘Tilly’ from Love Dup cars – and I’m not surprised that everyone loved her!

Just had to include this gorgeous picture! So cute!

Entertainment was provided in the form of a jazz pianist, then Kim’s mum and stepdad’s folk band (who got the guests involved in a percussion set – super cool!), the Dj FatSound Disco and later on a band called ‘The Frantic Sound Collective’ who Kim said were amazing “They even got Chris and Jonathon up for a sing-off”

What an amazing wedding and I am in no way surprised that Kim has gone on to set up her own wedding and event planning business – check it out at:

Thanks for letting me feature your gorgeous wedding Kim, wishing you and Chris love and luck 🙂


Real Wedding – A fine and funky wedding!

I am so thrilled to be featuring today’s real wedding as it is absoloutely stunning and very inspirational!

Kim and Chris got married on 26th June 2010 at the Holy Rosary Church in Billingham, followed by a reception at the gorgeous Danby Castle, all of the photographs featured are by the amazing Karen McGowran, check her out at

 The church they married in was chosen for beautifully sentimental reasons – it is the same church where Chris and his sisters were christened and confirmed and Chris’ eldest sister was also married there. Although Kim is not catholic or christened she knew it meant a lot to Chris and his family that they were married there, and so they were. It’s lovely to be able to have your ceremony somewhere so meaningful.

How stunning is that engagement ring? Being such an unusual shape Kim had to have a wedding band made to match by Rings by Design. Chris’s ring was much simpler – a brushed effect band from Beaverbrooks.

The beautiful reception flowers were by Wild Bunch based in Sunderland, who Kim met at a wedding fayre – their display of a banqueting table covered in moss really caught her eye and Kim arranged a meeting with them straight away. Armed with a moodboard of ideas Kim and florist Lisa created 13 tablecentres which were a mixture of flowers in either cream watering cans, cream vintage cake stands or vintage bird cages. Her bouquet and buttonholes were from Hilary Madden and Kim’s great-grandma’s ring was tied into her bouquet using silk and vintage buttons from her dress.

Kim’s gorgeous dress was designed by the bride herself and made my Laura Day Bridal in Middlesborough. Kim wanted something a bit different from your standard wedding dress and is inspired by iconic women from the 50’s such as Audrey Hepburn. Being petite and planning a rustic reception Kim knew that she didn’t want a train and so using lots of inspiration created her perfect dress – it is simply beautiful!

During the day Kim teamed her dress with Rachel Simpson shoes, a veil from Laura Day, and swarovski accessories – later on in the evening changing into her cute wellies!

I love this image above! The bridesmaid dresses were Alfred Sung D448 in Begonia, teamed with shoes from Faith, hair accessories from Accessorize and jewelery as a present from Kim and Chris. Kim’s flowergirl wore a dress handmade by the bride’s nan.

The couple set up a favour table with favours of Sarah Nelson Grassmere Gingerbread, Personalise bottles of Lake Garda Olive oil and packets of forget me not seeds.

They also had a sweety table with lots of retro sweets which went down really well with their guests. Little details such as pinwheels and ‘Eat Me’ cupcake sticks added a fun finishing touch. The little details were clearly important to Kim who made and hired 70 metres of bunting!

Family is very important to the couple and they had lots of kids at their wedding. To keep them occupied an area was set up with loads of toys and entertainment on hand for them – with a big ‘No Adults Allowed’  sign which I’m sure made the kids happy!


Literature Love

It always, in my opinion, makes for a better wedding when you can really see the personalities of the bride and groom come across. Generic weddings can be ever so slightly boring, and so when it comes to finding inspiration for our own wedding we are looking for it in our everyday lives. One thing that Mr.P.S and I have in common is that we both love to read – from magazines to classics, gothic romances to Comic books, chick lit to horror and everything in between!

As such one of the things that we have decided to incorporate into our wedding is our love of literature and so, a little bit of googling later, I came across these gorgeous literature themed centrepieces on, and I knew exactly how we would do it…

How gorgeous are these images? I love the way the books are stacked up, almost as though left there mid-read, and they make such a statement.

The scrabble letters are another fantastic idea – a nod to my dad’s love of scrabble perhaps? Simply gorgeous!


Sneak peek – A fine and funky wedding!

What an amazing photo – a sneak peek for you of the wedding I’ll be featuring later on today!


Supplier Spotlight: Peggy Porschen

Ok so there are cakes and then there are CAKES… I am in love with Peggy Porschen’s cake, miniature cake and cookie designs – but definately not in love with the price tag!

I recently got given a copy of ‘Peggy Porschen’s romantic cakes’ which covers some of her gorgeous designs. I’m going to try out some baking and see what happens -although somehow I can’t see mine turning out anywhere near as good as hers! Even the cookies look like works of art!

My favourite is the one on the top left – however the price tag of around £800 is ridiculously expensive! All of the images above are from the book so if you fancy trying to make any of them get yourself a copy and do tell me how it went!

If you have the budget you can even take cake decorating courses in peggy’s studio – they are priced at around £900 for the intensive course so not for the faint hearted (or low budgeted) but you go get to take home some lovely decorated cakes or cookies 🙂


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