Alternative Wedding Cakes – to Hell with Tradition!

The Wedding Cake.

Single tiered, multi-tiered, fruit, sponge, iced, swags, flowers – heard of these before? They are not strangers from the glorious and traditional wedding cakes that we have grown to love and bake or have baked for our weddings. Sitting proudly atop a shiny cake stand and adorned with sugar flowers, with a rum soaked fruit cake that lurks underneath layers of marzipan (regardless if the bride and groom like fruit cake or marzipan – we have to keep those parents happy) is the ‘traditional’ wedding cake.

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Wedding Themes: ‘Essentially Essential’

‘Themes’ at Weddings – what they are, what they do and what purpose they serve. Coming from a reasonably creative background and being naturally more accustomed to indulging in creative arts such as languages, poetry and art (in it’s most general term) I have a certain passion for creativity and the ‘finer details’. Therefore, when I say the word ‘theme’ I think my family and friends automatically see me dreaming up a Cirque du Soleil wedding reception with fire breathers, candy floss machines and half-exposed dancers catapulting one another across the ceiling while I – naturally dressed in my ring bearers outfit – whip guests to their seats all the while, eating a toffee apple. Whilst that may be something I would 100% do (and it undeniably is) I actually feel that no wedding is without a theme, or at the very least that no wedding should be without a theme.

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Your Dreams your Choice: The ‘Real Honeymoon Destinations’

I want to share my thoughts on the ‘perfect’ honeymoon destination. I have been in the wedding industry for nearly 5 years now and am so enthusiastically passionate about my job and everything weddings that I wanted to explore this notion of the ‘Perfect Honeymoon’ and what makes them so. Having never had the pleasure of being to the Maldives or the Seychelles, I wanted to know why these paradise-like rocks rank so highly atop so many couples lists for their dream getaway and where these TOP 10 Honeymoon Destination surveys come from in the first place!

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Wedding Photography: A ‘Must Read’ Interview with an Industry Expert

This week I had the complete privilege of sitting down with one of my favourite photographers, Amanda Duncan from Amanda Duncan Photography and interviewing her (in a friendly and relaxed environment of course) about her life as a wedding photographer and where it all began for her. It was a chance for me to learn a little more about someone I admire and who has become a close friend over the years and I can honestly say it was the biggest pleasure and honour to listen to Amanda telling me her story.

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