Category Archives: Cake & Favours
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.
If you stopped by the blog on Friday last week folks you can’t fail to have noticed Charlotte’s sneaky peek of this week’s theme; The Ballet.
Whilst the Blog Queen herself will reveal all tomorrow afternoon – the RMW editorial shoot that is, she’s not getting her kit off – I’ll be sharing the inspiration behind said theme in this afternoon’s post where we’ll cover everything from frivolous fashion, luxurious decor, sweet treats and the most beautiful hair and make-up ideas that you’ve clapped eyes on for a long time.
As a team we often spend large amounts of time discussing wedding trends and big day inspiration…yes even Adam too. We talk about what makes you tick, the next big thing on the wedding horizon, themes we love, colour schemes that make us swoon and even those trends that may have dropped off the radar.
One such theme is the ultra romantic, pink infused ballet affair so beloved of little girls with pillowcase veils over their heads. Somehow as we’ve aged, this candy coloured dream has fallen by the wayside in favour of rustic soirees, or hip city dos and this makes us sad. Gone are the dreams of the super feminine big day, dusted in pink complete with bows and satin and voluminous dresses and all-rose bouquets.
Or so you thought.
You see folks, garnered by the RMW spirit we’re determined to bring it BACK. Just like the once out of favour peach colour schemes, we want to show you how girly pink wedding themes can be cool again.… View the full post.
When you see an inspiration shoot is there sometimes so many pieces of pretty that’s it a bit well…. overwhelming?
And sometimes, is it difficult to put what you see into the context of your own celebration?
I get it. Honestly I do. And when we put a feature of this type together we try to separate everything out as best we can, throw the really accessible ideas out there BIG AND BOLD so you can pin until your hearts content.
This afternoon’s farm and woodland affair is all about the flowers. And the CAKES. Not only was there a frilly one topped with sylvanian families (I had like the ENTIRE collection as a kid) but there is also a NAKED PAINT CAKE.
Yeah – I want it for the name alone.
Catherine at Lily and Frank: This shoot was a collaboration between myself (Catherine – www.lilyandfrank.co.uk), Steph at Fairynuff Flowers and Andrea at Cakes By Sugar. We had worked together on a previous creative shoot and this time wanted to put together a different more bolder look and feel to a creative shoot.
We initially wanted to involve chickens or animals in some way and we were incredibly lucky to get Jimmy’s Farm for the location and we loved the idea of having a couple getting married and having their wedding feast on a working farm.… View the full post.