Favours – Edible favour ideas

Favours aren’t a necessity at a wedding, and I have been to a fair few where the standard bags of sugared almonds have been left on the tables. However I think that if you provide your guests with something they would actually like to eat (does anyone even like sugared almonds?) then your chances of them being taken home increase tenfold. I would love to be a guest at a wedding where we were given any of these:

Oh wow bloody wow! Mini gumball machines – these are such a cute idea!

Brown paper bags filled with fruit – would make a lovely decorative feature on the tables too – double duty at a rustic wedding 🙂

Candy apples! These remind me of bonfire nights, cold winter evenings and being a kid wearing stripy scarves and tights!

Lots of people have sweety buffets – these double up as perfect favours if you put out some paper candy bags.

 

My personal favourite: Jam! I love jam – on toast, with scones, sometimes sneakily by itself with a little dip of the finger *shush gross habit* and would probably steal other peoples little pots of jam if I were a guest at this do 🙂

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images via: stylemepretty, la belle bride, amy atlas events.

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Spotlight on: Choccywoccydoodah!

I absoloutely love Brighton, I love everything about it – from the pier and the rusting turquoise paint of the victorian promenade, the seaside kitsch, the winding lanes filled with junk stores, jewellery and little boutiques to the great big shopping centre and the odeon cinema. But one thing I really, truly adore about Brighton is a little shop called Choccywoccydoodah where they sell the most extravagent and amazing cakes you could possibly imagine – all crafted out of pure belgian chocolate… this isn’t cake, it’s art!

These cakes are just simply stunning – they are quite expensive, although they do more modest creations and can create bespoke creations to your set budget which makes them very flexible – it helps that the staff are all friendly and love to see their customer’s faces light up when they look at the window displays! Admittedly i’ve never tried any of the wedding cakes that they create – but their chocolate truffles and bars are divine!

The design above is my favourite! As a Beatles fan I love the quote (in fact i’m looking into getting it tattooed somewhere) and also love the vibrancy of the design. Mr PS thinks the cakes look a little bit busy – but they are designed to be a showpiece – you certainly wouldn’t forget to cut the cake if you had one of these in the room!

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Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair (Part deux)

So there I was in One Marylebone surrounded by lots of amazing wedding vendors, spending time chatting to suppliers and other brides and who do I meet other than the amazing sister team behind Hayford and Rhodes Florists. These were my favourite vendors of the whole event *BIG gold star going their way*, they were friendly, helpful and really nice, showing me billions of examples of their amazing work and just generally being awesome.

My main issue with the florists local to me is that so many of them have a ‘mimimum budget’ that they are willing to work with, not so with Hayford and Rhodes who can create striking arrangments on the budget that you set – my favourite arrangement at the show was this huge ornate piece with manzanita branches hung with test tubes of flowers and sparkly crystals – it was amazing and I nearly hyperventilated when they told me that I could have the same sort of arrangement for roughly £80 – now that might seem like a lot, but if you had seen it you would know that it was worth it – it was so amazing you would only need one to make a serious impact!

I loved the amazing ‘bell’ glass arrangements that they were showing – and I showed a picture to Mr Postscript Bride and he very much agreed that they were amazing – surprising as whenever I show him wedding flowers he tends to nod and say ‘yeah they’re alright’, the mystery was solved as to why he liked them when he said that they ‘reminded him of the disney movie beauty and the beast’ I can see what he means can you?

I was really unimpressed with the Vodka cocktail bar upstairs, (I tried two of the drinks on offer – one tasted awful and the other boring!), I loved the Emmy shoes display although I was dissapointed that there was nobody there to talk you through the styles and prices, couldn’t see what the fuss was about the Little Venice Cake company, loved my strawberry snow-cone from Ideas Box and thought the chocolate brownie in my goodie bag from Rhubarb catering was divine so very mixed receptions about the Vendors although on the whole the selection was good.

The best part of the evening, for sure, was the Catwalk show featuring several dress and accessory designers from the Luella’s Boudoir boutique in Wimbledon, unfortunately I fell completely in love with a dress so far out of my budget hemisphere I nearly choked when the sales lady told me the price (£4700 just incase you were wondering!) Kat from Rock’n’Roll bride was absoloutely amazing – she rocked it down the catwalk and gave it some real attitude in everything she wore – what a amazing experience for her and I can’t wait to read her blog post on the event! My only wish is that I had stayed behind and introduced myself – to be honest I chickened out at the last minute hehe!

This sneak peek was borrowed from the Rocknroll bride facebook page and was taken by Liz Eliza Hankins – if you look far left you can see a bit of little old me in my specs 🙂

I had such a fantastic night and it has just made me want to go to as many wedding events as I can – thinking of booking my tickets for the next national wedding fair now 🙂

xxx

Baby shower ideas – Boy!

So, as I said in my last post one of my best friends is pregnant. I’ve already given you a hit of pink baby shower inspiration but this is for if we find out that she is expecting a boy! How exciting! To be perfectly honest I don’t mind whether she has a girl or a boy, all I know is that it will be the most beautiful ‘niece’ or ‘nephew’ ever! 😀

How fantastic is this bright rainbow themed party by Cake Ink?

I have a serious love of personalised bottle labels – particularly when they fit in with the colour schemes of the rest of the party! Plus the vintage tins are fantastic! Not only do they make great displays for the cupcakes but they would look cool on a shelf in the baby’s nursery or just stacked in the kitchen 🙂

Who doesn’t love a gumball machine? Plus the colours are fun and its great for any kids around. The little ribbon badges are super cute and the chocolate coins scattered around the table are just begging to be eaten!

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Favours: Sweet Ideas

 

I love this idea that I spotted over on Scarlet Bake (http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/scarletbakes) – they are advertising these sets as a personal gift but it would make a truly unique favour – and you could customize it, the little jars could be filled with chocolate brownie mix, or cookie dough mix – whatever suits you and your wedding! Perfect for those of us with a sweet tooth 🙂

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Milk and Cookies

The minute I saw these gorgeous pictures over on stylemepretty.com I had to share them! What a fantastic idea. Scott and I had already decided to incorporate a ‘Some things are just better together’ theme to our wedding so when we came across this I knew our ideas would work fantastically! After all Milk and Cookies are definately better together! Yum Yum Yum xxx

How cute is this cake? Chocolate chips and little egg bride and groom!

So much eye candy… now where did I stash that pack of milk chocolate chip cookies?

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Winter White

Nope you’re not seeing things – this is a real sweet buffet from savethedate4cupcakes.com 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!

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