Category Archives: Cake & Favours
It seems that Winter might actually be on its way at last. The temperature seems to have dropped in the last few days and I actually had to scrape ice off my car windscreen this morning which wasn’t exactly ideal given that I was wearing stilettos and a whisper-thin silk shirt. I know – completely practical right..?!
I don’t know about you but these colder days make me want to indulge in comfort food – creamy, marshmallow-laden hot chocolates and steaming sticky toffee puddings – and I couldn’t help but be reminded of the EPIC pie dessert table that we created as part of our Autumn editorial – The Fall – last year.
It appears that we weren’t the only ones smitten with this cornucopia of edible delights – a fair few of you lovelies professed your love for it too as well as pinning it within an inch of its life.
We like this very much indeed.
And so it felt right to share a ‘how to’ this afternoon with you gorgeous lot so if you should so wish, you can create a pie dessert table of your very own. Obviously the sunlit glade is optional…
Shall we get started?
It’s here. It’s finally arrived. Yes lovelies, I can AT LAST share the ridiculously pretty spring-filled, heart-shaped extravaganza that is ‘Enamoured’ – Rock My Wedding’s first editorial shoot of 2014.
If you stopped by the blog yesterday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this love inspired shoot. You’ll know then that we wanted a girly feast of heart-shaped balloons, champagne and more shoes than you could ever imagine.
And so we set about sourcing the very best petals and marshmallows and candy floss and glitter and love hearts and mini eggs and heart-shaped glasses and ribbons and shoes that the world had to offer.
Your six year old self would be proud.
Every single shoot from 2013 took place outdoors, in sun-drenched meadows, under fecund branches of wisteria, in forests and dappled glades. Hell we even went to the beach! For 2014, we decided to move our creative vision indoors against a back-drop of off-white floorboards and ummm bathtubs…
More on the bathtubs later…
And who were we going to use to capture our romantic capers? Well that would be the lovely Julia from Julia & You Photography. Her talent for capturing beautiful detailing and romantic outlook suited our vision perfectly and we are bowled over by the results.
Let’s take a look…
If you follow our Facebook page or my Instagram account then you might have seen some of our sneak peeks of our first RMW styled editorial of 2014. Not content with a gentle transition back into work after the Christmas break we decided to launch a new blog whilst simultaneously staging a sizeable shoot down in London.
ALL in January.
No rest for the wicked eh?
I have a tendency to be a bit ‘serious’ when it comes to envisioning and styling editorial. I like everything to be ‘just so’ whilst epitomising grown-up glamour at the same time. My chosen colour-palettes tend to be muted and on the sophisticated side of the spectrum and I’m always drawn to wistful ponderous images as opposed to those about the lighter side of life.
Despite my confessions above I am a hopeless romantic and I adore Valentine’s Day (yes I know it’s a commercial gimmick) I just can’t help myself. And I love this time of year – full of the promise of longer days and sunshine and Spring flowers and lambs gambolling in the fields.
It made perfect sense then to make the first RMW editorial of 2014 a (personal) challenge, something unexpected, something carefree and girly and FUN.
‘Enamoured’ as we’ve so aptly named it is the result.
I hope you like it…
As always we love to share the inspiration behind all of our editorial shoots with you lovely lot before the grand reveal; the smorgasboard of delicious images below should give you a hint of what’s to come tomorrow afternoon.… View the full post.
I am beside myself with glee this afternoon because I can AT LAST share the glorious and final piece of Rock My Wedding editorial of 2013 – The Fall.
If you stopped by the blog on Monday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this Autumn inspired extravaganza.
You’ll know then that we wanted subtle romance, ethereal glamour and natural beauty inspired by Mother Nature herself. Autumnal light is sublime and we were determined to capture this softness and showcase the most stylish gowns and prettiest table settings against it for your viewing pleasure.
So we set about plotting to convince you lovely lot of the tantalising charms of windswept hair, rich colour palettes, Autumn berries and buttersoft blankets against a backdrop of lemon yellow and ruby red leaves.
We scoured the land for the most perfect location and landed upon a beautiful private estate filled with nooks and crannies aplenty. There were woods and fields full of ponies, rustic barns made from weathered oak and old outhouses with handcrafted beams. And I haven’t even begun to mention the lamppost or the redbrick stables…
With so many different ‘scenes’ at our disposal it made sense to devote each set-up to a particular gown. For foxy frockage we worked with two designers that know exactly how to cater for the petite bride – the focus for this particular piece of editorial. Alan Hannah and Charlotte Balbier provided beautiful lace, tulle and slinky embroidered dresses designed with the shorter bride in mind which we paired up with two beauty looks that I’ll describe in more detail shortly…
And who were we going to use to capture our rustic romantic adventure?… View the full post.
Afternoon lovelies, it’s Friday hooray!
Did any of you go out on the razzle dazzle last night to celebrate Halloween?
And did any of you invest in a selection of pumpkins?! The reason I ask is because if you did then you’re half way to being able to replicate Emelia from the Hackney Pantry’s delicious recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Crumble Muffins.
Wouldn’t this make an original and seasonal alternative to W-day cupcakes? I’d love to see someone give it a go.
Oh and I want one of these for myself. NOW.
Emelia Fellows: Autumn is well and truly under-way now, and along with that comes two of my favourite holidays – Halloween and bonfire night. Its a close call between the two but I think bonfire night might just tip the balance on the scale as my personal favourite. I can’t resist the opportunity to get all wrapped up and huddle outside around a bonfire in the cold oohing and ahhing at the fireworks. With a mug of something warm (and preferably alcoholic) and the promise of something warming and yummy when you get back in doors I am a very happy pumpkin indeed.
These pumpkin muffins are perfect either just out of the oven, steaming and warm when you’ve just got indoors and can still see the air from your breath. Or wrap them up, while still slightly warm, and take them out with you to watch the fireworks, with a Thermos flask full of hot and spicy mulled cider.… View the full post.
After the social media success of Emelia Fellows from the Hackney Pantry’s summer recipe for mojito ice lollies we thought we’d ask her to have a regular monthly slot, offer you gorgeous lot some fabulous foody weekend ideas that would work for your hen do perhaps or just any occasion you fancy.
Emelia Fellows: My gosh things feel a little bit different outside since the last time I posted a recipe for Rock My Wedding! I have to admit though, I love that back to school feeling that autumn brings, as well as any good excuse to stay snuggled up indoors.
Add to that the fact that autumn also brings some amazing produce to experiment with, and it might actually be my favourite time of year. At the market this weekend I couldn’t resist these massive juicy blackberries and thought they would be perfect in a super quick and easy cocktail. Thyme might seem like an unusual addition but it adds a little savoury flavour which goes really well with a splash of gin and prosecco. And for something to nibble on with your cocktail these roasted grape crostini are super easy and, might I say it, just a little bit delicious – creamy, salty, crunchy and sweet, I’m hooked!
So this weekend instead of succumbing to an episode of strictly whilst draped on the sofa, I might just get my girlfriends round to try these out instead.
Ricotta, Rosemary and Roasted Grape Crostini
Makes 16 Crostini
3 sprigs rosemary, plus one finely chopped
1 baguette, cut into 16 slices
250g tub ricotta cheese
Sea salt and black pepper
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Pre-heat the oven to 200˚C
Pull the grapes off the stalks and mix with a good glug of olive oil, seasoning and the rosemary.… View the full post.