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CakeStop: A New Adventure

6 Aug

So I know I have been super busy. There have been a couple of long gaps between posts! A project has been underway that I can finally share with you. Drum roll please, dum dum dum dum dum dum dum TING! I Introducing…

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My wonderful new adventure with my good friend and (now)business partner Dupe. This has been a long time in the making, as we have always loved baking together. It was about time we decided to make things official!Chocolate Cage Fruit Spray FB
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Me and Dupe(my business partner) are crazy about good tasting cake. Some of you may find that silly! Unfortunately, the more beautiful the cake design, the less likely it is to have a great home made taste and quality ingredients. We believe cakes should taste as great as they look.

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Raspberry and cream cake

Every now and then I may share some of the yummies coming out of our oven. I am super excited about this.

Check out our Facebook page and show us some love ūüôā

www.facebook.com/stopforcake

Life is too short to restrict your dreams to your imagination. Thank you for your support as always.

Chi xxx

Stopped in my tracks…

24 Jun

Every now and then you see something that quite literally takes your breathe away. This just took mine..

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by Caroline Tran Photography

Quite simply, this is everything. I don’t quite know where to start. The veil is stunning.It features tulle, white polka dots and lace. A beautiful accompaniment for a dream like blush coloured wedding dress. It would add texture for a bride wearing a simple choice on her big day. The photography is my favourite kind, natural, vintage inspired but timeless. Far from hideous over photoshopping that looks fashionable at the time and tacky 5 years later. Team this bride with rose gold, greens and pinks and you’ve got yourself a fairy-tale. My mind is running away with me, one thing at a time.

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Well done sibodesigns, a beautiful veil.

Succulents at Weddings

15 May
First of all…..what in the world is a succulent? The funny thing is that I’ve always known what these unusual flowers are called, but never why? Succulents are plants that are thicker in appearance so that they can store water in harsher climates. Heaven thinks of everything!
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Succulent Boutannaires by Kelly Oshiro Design captured by Delesie Photography
Succulents are for the home grown bride and groom. For the couple planning a rustic inspired wedding, or looking to add some roots to a modern day.
succulent wedding bouquet
Succulent Bouquet captured by Simple Colour Photography
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Succulent Bouquet captured by  Picotte Weddings and created by Effloresce Floral
I love how both floral designers have blended fresher and brighter looking flowers with the succulents. Pairing the bright’s with the muted tones stop the bouquet looking archaic.
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Succulent Wedding Favours by Tricianewell
Don’t forget to share,they make pretty wedding favours too!

Where are the price tags? At Weddington Way!

8 Apr

It’s no secret that the more luxurious the product is, the more absent the price tag is. This is all well and good with items of massive value, certain pieces of jewellry, watches etc. Maybe it’s just me, but I get super duper annoyed when I¬†go to clothing websites with no prices. In my few years on earth I have helped countless brides with sourcing information. In these challenging financial times, it helps to shop within your budget.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Weddington Way is an incredible initiative, giving you the option to create an online profile for your entire wedding party. ¬†Shortlisting is so much easier, whilst allowing everybody to have their say. Your entire bridal party will actually get to see the dresses AND the prices. Easy as pie….me thinks so!

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¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Judging from reviews it seems that the customer service was really incredible, or not so great. However, they are doing something that nobody else is doing at the moment. That has got to be worth the risk right? Have you used Weddington Way before? I’d love to know what you thought in the comment section!

Weddington Way includes prices for Lela Rose, Watters, Dessy, Donna Morgan, Alfred Angelo, After Six….so get shopping.

Too much? No! Claire Pettibone Bridal Collection ‘An Earthly Paradise’

7 Feb

Hi wonderful people! Hope you are all alive, kicking and doing a better job getting out of bed than I am. Yes, I am still in bed which is pretty unlike me but it’s so cold outside and my bed is SO toasty! Ahhh…. The only thing is, I’ve got to got to get ready for work at some point. The colder it gets the more I want to stay indoors, am I the only one? And besides the cold, my new wisdom tooth hurts! On the bright side, it could be so much worse. I’m hoping the wisdom tooth brings some wisdom with it.

Lets start the day with some loveliness shall we?

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Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection

When I first saw Claire Pettibone’s bridal wear, I melted just a little bit. The fabric,the design, it’s all very atmospheric. I have to admit I was late on this bandwagon. Pettibone became an even bigger deal when a familiar face on the bloggersphere got married in one of her gowns.

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Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

Photography: Max Wanger Photography

Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection
I know a lot of my friends think the detail is too fussy. Regardless, of this no one could deny how elegant Pettibone brides are. Stay with me, there is a point to this long winded typing. A lot of people are unnecessarily put off intricate gowns by runway pictures and photo shoots. Fashion designers have a creative licence to build up a feeling or theme. Just remember that you are only taking away the dress, not the background, headdress or tiara.

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Styling around a bridal collection is suggestive not definitive. ¬†A beautiful dress is a beautiful dress. The rest is up to you.¬†At this moment brides all over the world are seeking out dresses for the busy summer wedding period.¬†Give yourself plenty of options and try on EVERYTHING. ¬† I once worked in a jewellers. It would be impossible to count the amount of times women walked out of the shop with things they swore they would hate. The moral of the story is don’t always trust your first response.

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Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection

Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection

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