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A couture tale of rich hues and sumptuous textiles bring to life Brother’s Grimm’s Twelve Dancing Princesses. Distinguished colors of lavender and plums blended with soft pinks, lilac and hints of fuchsia are married with glamorous textiles evoking feelings of passion and mystery with this fabulous inspiration. Combining the talent of vendors like Raspberry Bespoke Events, Wedding Day Hire and Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium plus so many more – you will only achieve one result – perfection. A moody backdrop at Chippenham Park, a hidden gem complete with neo classical architecture and secret gardens with woodlands that date back 300 years, sets the scenery. It’s a childhood fairytale meets couture told through the lens of Tasha Ikonworks and we are soaking up every last drop.
Raspberry Bespoke Events, the designer and planner of this vision, related to the well behaved princesses of the tale who sneak away into the night to dance. Seemingly demure behaved princesses during daylight hours and upstaged antics by night, this fairytale encompasses a small part of us all; beauty, excitement, composure and a sense of fun! The stunning baroque styling of Joanne Fleming’s elaborate gowns for the princesses worked in harmony with the overall vision and creative ideas of the team. The richly textured dresses modeled to perfection by Emma and Sophie, included the beautiful ‘Roksana’ a gold and black beaded lace gown in metallic silk organza and ‘Emilie’ a rich gold embroidered navy tulle over bronze silk organza, with a graduated hem. Also featured are Joanne Fleming’s ‘Gabrielle-Ray’ an embroidered tulle dress over champagne silk velvet; the ‘Gismonda’ a pale gold guipure lace over silk satin accessorized with the “Peony’ embellished lace and feather cape; the ‘Magnolia’ dress, an ivory guipure lace and silk organza with a silk tulle veil and lastly the ‘Krysanthe’ gown which featured gold lace and bronze silk with a graduated hem and Swarovski accents.
Amazing accent pieces like the cherub baroque gold candlesticks, hurricane lamps, tea light holders, jewels and hanging crystals from Wedding Day Hire had the shoot oozing in glamour and fairytale appeal. Alice from All In One Seasonlent her talent to create the beautiful woodland scene that boasted moss, twigs, greenery and hand selected flowers including Rosa Memory Lane, Rosa Dolcetto, Hellebores, Ranunculus, Scabiosa and Santini Demi (not available in the UK yet). She combined gorgeous pastel shades of soft pinks, lilacs, purples with hints fuchsia and the beauty of the natural surroundings to create an amazing tablescape fit for a princess.
One special candelabra from Classic Crockery hugely inspired the mood board for the shoot. From this intricate piece the pathway to the color scheme, tableware and the whole feel of the shoot came to life. The gorgeous tablescape showcased mismatched baroque glasses, delicate tableware and silver pheasants bringing attention to every detail. The regal side of the princesses at the table was noted with a beautiful crown enhanced by the stunning florals. Never being one for the usual – this team’s tabletop had to be different, for this they chose a door – rustic, yet a large part of the story as the princesses would sneak off into the night!
A Delectable Feast
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium connects with the story and takes you above and beyond anything you can imagine. Feast your eyes on the tiered pale lilac baroque cake embellished with gold detailing and hand painted with an exquisite woodland scene. She also decorated the cake with the most realistic sugar flowers in lilac, purples and pale pink to match the tablescape. Other edible treats included a whimsical single tiered cake, beautiful cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and macarons. They featured sugar flowers, edible laser cut lace, edible gold ballet slippers, cameos, bows and cherubs. The treats were interwoven amongst the cake table décor of flowers and jewels to create a decadent and harmonious feast to refuel the dancing princesses.
We fell in love with the mystique, secrecy of this styled shoot as it’s not every day we see a dark and moody inspiration done so very right.
Photographer: Tasha Ikonworks | Designer and Planner: Raspberry Bespoke Events | Styling: Wedding Day Hire | Venue: Chippenham Park | Florals: Alice from All In One Season | Cakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium | Tableware: Classic Crockery | Stationery: Intricate Creations | Bridal Designer: Joanne Fleming | Shoes and Jewelry: Emmy London | Accessories: HF Couture Hair | Hair and Makeup: Boe of Botias Hair & Makeup
Fantasizing about your upcoming wedding? Indeed a wedding is the most memorable event for a couple. There is need to pay close attention to all details so as to have a perfect event. One of the supreme factors that you should consider is the wedding cake design. The design that you choose will define the style and mood of your wedding.
How To Choose The Best Wedding Cake Designs?
Baking your own wedding cake can be a daunting task, especially if you have no prior experience. It is recommendable to hire a reputable bakery that specializes in preparing wedding cakes. Use the internet to do some background research on the shortlisted bakeries so as to choose one that has a positive reputation and capable of meeting your specific needs and preferences.
Type of wedding:
The selected design should be in line with the type or style of wedding that you intend to hold. For example, structured, multi-tier wedding cake is an ideal choice for formal weddings. It is totally fine to decorate such a cake as long as it implies something grand and ceremonial. Most of them are usually round in shape, but you can still break the norm and order a square or hexagonal shaped cake to spice up your day.
There is a wide array of colors that you can use to make your cake more special and unique. White is one of the classic colors as evident from the number of couples that prefer it. Tinted and chocolate frosting can also give it a touch of elegance and class. Your selected bakery can also incorporate flower petals or swirls of meringue to ensure that it compliments or blends with other decorations at the venue.
Details and motifs:
These are two major factors that should be considered when choosing a cake design. Location, menu, nature and fashion can give you a rough idea on how the cake should look like. You can use the city or the architectural designs of the buildings around the venue to choose a color that resonates with the surroundings. The bride’s dress and accessories such as necklace pearls or her veil can also be incorporated in the cake design. Sea shells can adorn the cake, especially if you plan to have a beach wedding party.
Most conventional cakes have layers of yellow and white flavors. Think outside the box and use carrot, lemon, chocolate or hazelnut flavors to make it more personal and memorable. Fillings such as butter, cream, fruit purees, whipped cream, lemon curd can also add great value and taste to your wedding cakes.
Be sure to design and order the wedding cakes at least one month before the due date to avoid the last minute rush. This is based on the fact that some of the special decorations and ingredients may have to be ordered from abroad. Also, discuss the designs with your spouse and stick to your budget to avoid plunging yourself into financial turmoil.
Choosing the right wedding cake designs will not only spice up your day, but also strengthen your love for each other.
Should mom run the show? Up to you! Whatever her role, here are risk-free duties she can do with ease.
Here are 15 helpful responsibilities moms can handle with ease.
- Help bride and groom scout out ceremony and wedding reception sites and ask friends/family for vendor recommendations.
- Serve as the main contact for wedding pros (especially if the wedding is taking place in your town and the bride lives elsewhere).
- Help bride choose her Wedding Dress, trousseau, and wedding-night peignoir.
- Compile and submit names and addresses of your family and friends to be included on the master guest list.
- Talk to the groom’s family about whom they want to include on the guest list and manage the difficult task of limiting the number of guests, if necessary.
- Help research family or ethnic traditions and heirlooms to incorporate into the ceremony or reception.
- Determine what the bride wants you to wear on the big day and find a gorgeous Mother of the Bride dress. Then, consult with the groom’s mom on what you two will be wearing. You’ll both feel more comfortable if your elegance is in sync. Start looking for the perfect dress.
- Attend (and possibly help organize) the bridal shower and the rehearsal dinner.
- Escort the bride down the aisle if the bride’s father isn’t planning on it. (In a Jewish wedding both parents accompany the bride.)
- In a Christian wedding, be seated in the first pew directly before the ceremony and leave the chapel first afterward.
- Stand in the receiving line to greet guests; traditionally, as reception hostess, the Mother of the Bride heads up the line.
- Sit at the parents’ table (if there is one).
- Dance with the father of the bride (or other escort) and the groom during the formal first-dance sequence.
- Remind the bride often how special she is and that she’ll be the most beautiful bride in history.
- Let the bride cry on your shoulder anytime, day or night (you know, be a mom).
There has always been a world-wide tradition to offer specific wedding anniversary gifts by year. They are all symbols of love, but their symbolism goes deeper than that as each stands for a significant aspect of the couple’s love. Here is a look at the other wedding gifts and symbols that come after the wedding cakes and their significance to the couple’s relationship.
The symbolism behind wedding anniversary gifts
Time has had some impact on the gifts offered for most of the anniversaries, but every couple has the choice to go with either. They are all relevant to the period of time spent together.
- First wedding anniversary
The first year of wedding is marked traditionally by paper, meant to symbolize strength. Nowadays, couples prefer going with clocks, a symbol for eternity, a great beginning for the couple’s future together.
- Second wedding anniversary
The second year is marked by cotton, a traditional symbol of great prosperity, further setting the couple’s minds for a happy future. Nowadays, China is the ideal gift. It symbolizes beauty and elegance.
- Third wedding anniversary
Leather was traditionally seen as the fitting gift to mark the couple’s third year of marriage, symbolizing durability. Glass and crystal are the modern gift, symbolizing the effect the marriage can have on the couple and others too.
- Fourth wedding anniversary
Fruits and flowers were the ideal wedding anniversary gifts for the fourth year, symbolizing bloom and beauty. Silk is however more common nowadays, a beautiful and slender garment to crown the years of love and glory.
- Fifth wedding anniversary
Traditionally, the fifth year of the wedding was celebrated with wood, a symbol of strength having been heavily relied on for most things back then. Silverware is, however the modern gift, symbolizing the spark in your love as well as the connection that brought you together.
Significant wedding anniversaries
Some wedding anniversaries have always been of more significance compared to others. Consequently, they come with gifts more unique compared to the others. They also have a unique numerical connection, with each being the double of the precedent. In addition to this, they also all features significant gifts, as significant as the wedding cakes themselves to make any occasion exciting and worth remembering.
The twenty fifth wedding anniversaries
The twenty fifth year of wedding is marked by silver, both in the past and the modern world as well. Having always been a precious metal since the old days, silver becomes the best material to mark a couple’s quarter century of union.
The fiftieth wedding anniversary
There is no better thing to mark the fiftieth year together than gold, a symbol of wealth, beauty and strength. It can come in any form, either as an accessory or just as raw gold, but it should be authentic gold nonetheless.
The hundredth wedding anniversary
Nothing would mark a hundred years of marriage better than diamond. The hardest material in the world, it symbolizes all the strength and endurance shown in the relationship for so long.
Its glimmer on the other hand crowns it with glory.
1. The sun shining through a heart.
2. An aerial view of the Wedding Dress in all its glory.
The most romantic picnic blanket ever.
3. Incorporating three generations of women.
4. A perfectly symmetric family photo.
5. Something a little silly, if you don’t mind the groom having his head up your skirt.
6. A shot where you’re surrounded by the people you love.
Draw the heart on the ground with chalk so your guests know where to stand.
7. The Bridesmaids before they get ready.
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9. Fun with mirrors.
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11. A shot of the couple before the wedding, reading each other’s letters.
You won’t NOT be able to look back on this without crying.
12. A “from below” shot of the Bridesmaids’ toast.
13. The “tiny bride” perspective pic.
14. Another requisite perspective pic.
15. An adorable shot of the bride with the flower girl.
16. Or flower girls.
Because they’re small and they pretty much fit anywhere.
17. A “first look” not just with the groom, but with dad.
18. A “first look” with the Bridesmaids.
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19. A photo of your guests giving you ~a little privacy~ for your hot makeout sesh.
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21. Some very goofy photos of the groomsmen.
Otto Schulze Photographers
Boys will be boys.
25. The first dance…in aerial view.
26. A photo with photos of your parents’ wedding days.
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27. A cute photo op with your Bridesmaids that lets you reminisce how far in your friendship you’ve come.
28. A shot with them at the bar…literally.
29. And because you know they’ll be Instagramming the shit out of your dress…
30. Silly poses with each of your Bridesmaids.
So you can send each girl a thank-you note with your picture together.
31. A romantic photo of the wedding party with the sweet ride you rented for the day.
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32. A photo with everyone giving their best bouquet-face.
33. A photo you can include in your thank-you notes.
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You can buy the prop signs here.
34. A candid laughing photo.
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35. One that incorporates your HUGE ROCK as well as your best furry friend.
36. A GIF.
Can you believe we’ve come this far in the modern age?? See a bunch more wedding photography GIFs here.
37. A pinky promise photo showing off your rings.
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38. A jumping photo that is adorable, not corny.
39. A photo with the kids that is perfectly worthy of framing.
40. A creative double-exposure.
You can ask your photographer to do this for you in Photoshop.
41. An artful reflection.
Is all you need.
Weddings mark the most important day in the marriage of a couple. Consequentially, every detail about the wedding demands perfection. The unique wedding cake is the climax of all weddings, hence its huge significance. The modern world gives us more options of creativity and style for our big-day cakes. This article offers you a candid look at some of the unique and fashionable cakes for your dream wedding.
List Of Unique Wedding Cakes
#1. Box-Of-Chocolates And Cakes
Just as its name suggests, the box-of-chocolate’s cake appears like a pile of boxes of chocolates. The cake’s design mimics a pastry box containing white chocolates. The open design is ideal for any wedding type.
#2. Seashell cake
The cake is specially designed for those planning to conduct beach weddings. It is a coconut cake frosted with butter cream. In order to highlight the sea theme, the cake is stylishly decorated with barnacle shells and starfish.
#3. The Mango-and coconut rum cake
The cake is an absolute fashion statement if your wedding has a tropical theme. The inside of the cake contains roasted-coconut sponge cakes. The cakes are arranged in layers that soak in the syrup of Malibu-rum-punch. The syrup is creatively slathered with mango jam with a jasmine scent. The foresting of the cake is done using butter cream made from vanilla bean and passion fruit. An external layer of mango slices adds flavor to the tropical cake.
#4. The Asian-inspired cake
The marble cake gets its modern and Asian look from the bamboo borders. The cake is supported by a wooden board whose edges have real bamboo. The board, therefore, serves to mimic the real cake. It is perfect for weddings with an Asian theme.
#5. The marvelous marbled cake
The special cake resembles a chiseled sculpture due to its block form and the color. Instead, the marbled cake is a complete panel of chocolate bars. The cake is not only a beauty, but its design makes it easy to divide.
#6. The marbleized cake
The cake is perfect for modern weddings with a bold theme. The inside of the cake contains a combination of dark chocolate cake and butter cream of white chocolate. The cake is covered with marbleized icing.
#7. Pyramids de sorbet
The cake represents a stylish creation of pastry. The spectacular cake is simply a cone of ice cream cakes. The edible cone is covered with realistic fruits which are made by molding sorbet. The cake is intended for making a strong fashion and health statement.
#8. Basket of berry cake
The basket-like white cakes have real strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, red currants, and gooseberries arranged in each of the layers. The berries serve the purpose of adding a refreshing look to the cakes. The cake is fashionable for a wedding during the early summer period.
Although all the wedding cakes covered in the article could be appealing for your wedding, the choice of a unique cake is important. The choice of your wedding cake designs should be informed by the theme of the wedding and the type of the wedding. Matching the two aspects with the cake creates a fashionable statement that leaves the day as one of the most memorable for the wedding guests.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we found the most loving moments captured between the bride, the groom, and their mothers.
Photo by Katie Stoops Photography
Photo by Ryan Price Photography
Photo by Brinton Studios
Photo by Dani Leigh Photography
Photo by Ahava Studios
Photo by Tom Tomkinson Photography
Photo by Jeremy Beasley
Photo by Okrfoto
Photo by Oh, Darling! Photography
Photo by Heirloom Collective
Photo by Dani Leigh Photography
Photo by Matthew Evans Photography
Photo by Adam Sjöberg and Joanna Michaelides for Ira Lippke Studios.
Marriage is the most important aspect of every couple. In fact, almost all women spend their time fantasizing about their weddings as the happiest day of their lives.
However, there is a problem of an overwhelming aftermath that offsets all positive feelings felt during the event. Such condition is known as postnuptial depression.
WHAT ARE WEDDING BLUES?
It is a modern phenomenon that has gone very widespread. It ranges from vague discontent to full- scale depression. Left untreated it can go on indefinitely, getting more ingrained, speculated by most psychiatrists.
Both grooms and brides are vulnerable to being hit by the blues, but women are more likely to be affected as they tend to have a stronger emotional investment in marriage. The expectations before and after the event coupled with the financial toll of the wedding’s expenses fuel the negative feelings in the couple’s hearts and minds.
According to Linda Blair, a clinical psychologist at the University of Bath, “Post-wedding blues are becoming more common, because people’s expectations of a one- off solution to their problems are higher.”
This was agreed upon by Monica Lanman, who provides psychotherapy sessions for couples at the Tavistock Marital Studies Institute in London, as she stated that many victims find it difficult to confront their depression. She says, “Admitting you feel wretched after so much time, money and attention has been spent on you is too hard for most people to do.”
THE BEST WAYS TO CONQUER DEPRESSION
With enough determination and personal effort, newlyweds can overcome the underlying misery after the wedding day.
1. Discover a new passion
Find yourself a new way to pass your time. Indulge in several hobbies – even risk the fire to get into new interests. Try learning different kinds of dances, knitting, painting, etc. Give yourself an interest to be passionate about. Focus your time and will on these activities, even better to start doing such activities before your wedding to make the transition easier and better on the aftermath of the event.
2. Do things with your new partner
Spend time with your husband or wife to discover new ways to enjoy each other’s company. Create a lasting bond during such time because you are going to be together for the rest of your life.
3. Talk to the older married couples
Share experiences and seek advice from older married couples, from your relatives to your friends to chatting other couples in the Internet. Remember that you are not alone in have such feelings after the wedding. Reach out to the people who can help you cope with the adjustment of transition to a new stage of your life – marriage.
4. Finish all post wedding tasks
After your honeymoon, try to finish all the necessary tasks on the wedding such as wedding pictures, thank-you cards, etc. Get them done as soon as possible so that you can focus on your daily routines of married life.
Give yourselves the well-deserved break from all the tiring activities related to the wedding. Set aside a time for relaxation to ensure that you will not burn out from all the stress.
6. Keep the fires of romance burning
Don’t forget to fuel the feelings in your heart with efforts to appreciate each other’s loving company. Secure schedules for dates where you do something special together – either a candlelight dinner at home or a scenic stroll in your favorite place. Talk and relate to each other’s interests all the more after you’re married. Take to heart that you two are bound to be together until the end of your lives – or when one of you breaks his vows – as you promised during your wedding ceremony.
Do not let post wedding woes ruin the first months of your married life. The best way to conquer them is to help each other, as a couple, in your adjustment to a new and exciting stage in your lives where you will begin spending lifetimes together and building a family.
Mothers of the bride and groom, this is the second-most important outfit you’ll ever wear (after your own wedding gown, of course). Every day, moms come to my store and tell me that they “don’t want to look matronly.” Their voices are almost pleading for help and they have a look of desperation in their eyes that can only be compared to that of someone being held hostage.
The good news: Thanks to the incredible diversity of dress styles, sizes, and fabrics, moms have more options than ever before. To help make the vetting process easier, I’ve selected dresses to make you look (and feel) like a million bucks at your child’s wedding! Find out what makes each one a standout with my customers and which styles are best suited for your body type.
Why moms love it: This is a mock three-piece dress constructed from satin back crepe. “This gown’s forte is its embellished basket weave bodice, which creates a small waist and overall curves.” The trumpet skirt has great movement, which is perfect for your spotlight dance.
Why moms love it: This strapless drop-waist gown is nothing short of stunning. Its unique skirt is made from soft tulle and organza. Wear the matching bolero with hand-beaded lace appliqués for the ceremony, then remove it later on during the reception.
Why moms love it: The beading on this soft taffeta gown is exceptional—it resembles a corset shape, creating the illusion of a smaller waist. Also, this is one of the few gowns that comes with both a bolero jacket and a shawl. Available in many different color combinations.
Why moms love it: Hand-beaded, three-dimensional flowers on the shoulder strap create a feminine look. Its A-line skirt has just enough fullness. This gown comes in an array of colors, so it’s easy to find the perfect match for your daughter or son’s big day.
Why moms love it: If Mom isn’t a fan of strapless styles, point her to a dress with exquisite lace-capped sleeves, instead. “The sweetheart neckline and ruched waist with beading are extremely flattering.” Perfect for the warmer summer months, this Tiffany chiffon dress has a beautiful iridescent sheen.
Who says a show-stopping lace back is relegated just for the bride?
Why moms love it: Not only is this gown extremely comfortable (it’s constructed of silk and silk blend ribbon), but it also has a beautiful fit-and-flare shape. It’s got Mom covered from every angle: The jacket is longer in the back, and the “camisole provides a ‘tummy break’ for those problem areas.”
Why moms love it: Constructed from scalloped metallic yarn, this airy dress would feel right at home in a seaside bash. The cut of the jacket is very flattering on the body and looks especially good from behind. “This dress is great for women who are thick in the middle or are top heavy.”
Why moms love it: This vintage-inspired chiffon dress is appropriate for a destination or outdoor wedding. The diagonal layers on the skirt elongate the body, and the ruffles on the jacket add a soft, elegant touch.