Category Archives: Wedding Inspiration

Navy and Gold Wedding Inspiration Shoot

The peak wedding season for me has finally come to an end and although the rest of the year has lots to offer, I thought it was about time to catch up on some blogging and share what’s been keeping me so busy! First up has to be this gorgeous navy and gold wedding inspiration shoot which I had the pleasure of working on along with a fab team of suppliers. I’m also delighted to say that it has been featured in both the May/June issue of You and Your Wedding Magazine as well as on Grey Likes Weddings back in May.

Rebecca Kobus of Glimmer & Threads worked her magic on the styling and concept for the shoot: a beautiful combination of marble, matte gold, and navy blue with velvet accents for a classic and sophisticated wedding style.

The ICA was the perfect setting with it’s elegant light flooded interiors, high ceilings and stunning mantelpieces. The lovely Julie Michaelsen has truly captured the essence of the venue in these lovely light and airy shots don’t you think?

Rebecca: “With the combination of a classic setting and the natural light coming in through the windows, we tied in combinations of wintery flowers and modern pieces of gold, marble and acrylic. Jay Archer’s gorgeous overflowing flowers were dark, but so stylish. The mantle is a huge focal point of the room and would make a great backdrop for a wedding ceremony or reception.”

How incredible is this delicate fresh floral backdrop too?!

The stunning dresses by Heidi Elnora (my personal fave!) and Ivy & Aster were supplied by Heart Aflutter, and in my opinion, hands down the best bridal boutique in East London and the surrounding areas. I really can’t recommend the service that Cecilia provides enough – such a friendly atmosphere and a wonderful selection of affordable alternative and unique wedding dresses that you won’t find anywhere else.

For the cake, I kept the design simple and elegant, with a marble effect fondant that has been really popular this year, and a hand-dyed silk ribbon from Kate Cullen. A giant handmade paper dahlia finished the cake off beautifully.

Planning/Decor/Styling: GLIMMER & THREADS // Photographer: JULIE MICHAELSEN PHOTOGRAPHY // Florals: JAY ARCHER FLORAL DESIGN // Stationer: JUDY BROAD CALLIGRAPHY // Venue: ICA // Table & Tableware: DUCHESS & BUTLER // Hair & Makeup: KYLIE MCMICHAEL // Wedding Dresses: HEIDI ELNORA / IVY & ASTER both available at HEART AFLUTTER BRIDAL BOUTIQUE // Ring Box: THE MRS. BOX // Bar Trolley: WEST ELM // Venue Selection: COCO WEDDING VENUES // Engagement Rings & Jewelry: BEAR BROOKSBANK // Model: Sylvia Dennis,  SYLVIA’S SPARKLES // Place Settings: PIP STUDIO // Silk Napkins:KATE CULLEN CO. // Cake & Macarons: LITTLE BEAR CAKERY // Cake Topper: PAPER PETAL AND WILD // Shoes: LOVE ART WEAR ART

Paper Flower Hair Piece for a NYE Bride

I’m so delighted to share with you a few snaps from one of my recent Real Weddings. The bride originally got in touch with me through my sister company Little Bear Cakery about a naked wedding cake but after seeing my new Paper Petal & Wild projects, decided to commission me to make her a paper flower hair piece as well! Huge thanks to Debs Ivelja for providing these beautiful images. Debs is a new photographer to me but she has a stunning portfolio including some enviable wild and scenic shots. I strongly suggest you head over to her website for a browse here!

The lovely couple were married at Islington Town Hall, one of my favourite London registry office venues, on New Year’s Eve.

As the couple live in Cairo, the majority of their wedding planning was done over the internet with the final pieces slotting together just a few weeks before the wedding.

I chatted with the bride over email to plan the cake and decide on the design for the paper flower hair piece. As she was unsure of types of flowers and exact colours, we decided that the inspiration for the hair piece should come from her stunning Laure de Sagazan wedding dress. I was immediately drawn to the four petal design in the lace and so created a collection of seven four-petal flowers. I then added some delicate gold leaves to tie in with the finer lace detailing and to add a little NYE festive touch.

Keeping the colours neutral kept it simple and elegant and meant the bride’s colourful bouquet really stood out.

After all of the online planning, I then met the bride the week before the wedding to confirm the finer cake details, fit the hairpiece and of course sample some cake!

The reception was held at St Mark’s Church Hall which is a fantastic venue space in Dalston. Despite being only a few miles down the road from my base in Hackney, this was a new venue to me as they currently only hold a few wedding receptions there per year but with a view to booking more this year.

The couple opted for a rather unique cake topper of some Egyptian Gods, Thoth and Sekhmet (I think!)  as a nod to their Cairo roots.

The decor had a lovely DIY feel – kept simple with just a few colourful lanterns hung from the beams.

Are you interested in a paper flower hair piece or flower crown? If so, do get in touch here and I’d be happy to discuss a bespoke design with you 🙂