Jumat, 29 Juli 2011

Old Friends become New Friends Wedding!

Well what can I say about this beautiful couple, Sue and Gunther, well actually I could say a lot!

Sue loves chocolate and Gunther is a charming and by all accounts a good dancer!

When Sue first emailed me about her wedding here in Spain we had a few rather strange co-oindences, the first one that she lived in Camberley where I grew up and secondly and even more bizzarly was that her H2B, Gunther, had worked with Anoulka, my assistant, as a dancer years ago so along with our joint love of chocolate and cakes the relationship was off to a head start for this beautiful wedding :)

Sue already had most things planned out and was lucky to have her sister living here so life became much easier planning a wedding abroad, but she wanted a very simple and elegant fresh white and green slightly vintage style wedding.

We used dreamy white hydrangeas mixed with fresh green viburnums and the effect was stunning along with Sue´s beautiful birdcages, hearts, napkins rings and candles it really was a beautiful table design and we loved it.

Sue and Gunther got married at the prettiest church, La Virginia, here in Marbella and had their reception at the Hacienda San Jose.

Our thanks to Talia at Thoroughly Gorgeous for these stunning photos of a beautiful couple and our thanks to Sue and Gunther for contacting us and becoming such good friends and of course reaquainting themselves with old friends, we look forward to seeing you both in September for a cocktail and chocolate :) Fi if you want to replicate the cakes for September we would all be highly delighted!

James + Alex: Breakthrough Performance

We have a treat for you today!! Remember this crazy amazing inspiration board that was designed for James + Alex!? Well here is the crazy amazing footage from their Superhero wedding! Lunch Pail Pictures did a phenomenal job and captured all of the non-stop action...including the best grand entrance ever! Not only is this film hilarious but it is super sweeeeet! We hope you enjoy.......

Alex + James: To Infinity and Beyond from Lunch Pail Pictures on Vimeo.

Kamis, 28 Juli 2011

Wine country inspiration shoot

The amazing Anne Sage styled my dresses for a blissful wedding shoot in Northern California wine country. See the whole story on Brides.com.
Keepsake gown
Oyster chiffon one-of-a-kind dress

Wine country inspiration shoot

The amazing Anne Sage styled my dresses for a blissful wedding shoot in Northern California wine country. See the whole story on Brides.com.
Keepsake gown
Oyster chiffon one-of-a-kind dress

Order Your Design*Sponge Online

My friends, will you be ordering Grace Bonney's new Design*Sponge book? I certainley will be. Her blog is spot on and I'm sure her book will be just the same. If you pre order on Amazon now you get a pretty good deal I have to say! Go here to see more of her fab book.

Rabu, 27 Juli 2011

Family Reunion T-Shirts You Could Buy!

A little while back, our family went on a trip to Melbourne. To celebrate the occasion I made a T-shirt for us all to remember the trip. If only I had of discovered Kin before then! Kin is by graphic designer Angela Hardison who has a pretty cool blog you should check out. Angela decided to make some cool family reunion T-shirts and the best thing is you choose a template, upload your details and then Kin produces the rest! Neat-o!

Source: Kin

More Delightful Details of our Flamenco Styled Wedding

Last night we shared this fabulous Flamenco styled wedding with you and here are some more of the wonderful details we created to style this wedding.

The bridal bouquet was actually a last minute order as Anna had wanted a fan but when we arrived with it she changed her mind, we had to be honest expected this so had plan b up our sleeves! Sometimes this does happen if a bride sees something but in reality it does not work. We knew Anna liked stargazer lilies so created a red rose and stargazer bouquet and the bridesmaid was in ivory roses with red alstromeria. Andrew´s buttonhole was a red rose to match Anna´s bouquet.

We created personalised fans decorated with a thin black ribbon and a paper red rose detail, always useful to keep the guests cool at the ceremonies here in Spain and styled the wedding stationery in fan shapes using the black damask detail and red rose theme.

The table seating fan shaped cards were hung in the courtyard and the menu cards were created to match.

The table linens were our black and white damask style linens and worked beautifully with the white chiavari chairs.

The centrepieces were storm lanterns with white candles and red sand and we sprinkled some red rose petals in, the principle table also had a gorgeous floral display surrounding the storm lantern and we finished off the tables using red tealights and spanish ceramic tiles for the table numbers.

We thoroughly enjoyed creating this wedding and are thrilled with the results and would like to congratulate Anna and Andrew on their beautiful wedding day and for allowing us to put our creative hats on!

Our thanks again to Andreas Holm´s for sharing these photographs with us and as I always say without these wonderful suppliers we work with we could never create such fabulous weddings or show them to you :)