Flowergirl – Peachy Pinks

We love this beautiful colour scheme, perfect for a spring or summer wedding.  The subtle peachy pink shades will look fantastic on your little Flowergirl and provide a pretty, girly theme without being too sugary sweet.

Find gorgeous flowergirl gifts, flower girl baskets and flowergirl cards on our website – Simply Dazzling.

The Ultimate Wedding Cake Showstopper

So, you’ve started thinking about your wedding cake.  A beautiful centrepiece for all to admire and enjoy in all its glory. Sounds easy, right?  BUT …..

Are you in a tizz over tiers (2, 3 or maybe 4)?

Flustered about flavours?

Wondering whether to plump for plain or fix on fruit?

Contemplating cupcakes?

Maybe it’s time to consider an altogether more dramatic option …

Left - photo Recettes Romandie

Left – photo Recettes Romandie

Say hello to the Wedding Croquembouche. A magnificent showstopping tower of tantalising confection, this fabulous pyramid shaped wedding cake will have your guests utterly enthralled and eager to eat.

Traditionally constructed from a tower of crisp choux buns held together with golden crunchy caramel and bursting with delicious crème patissiere, the Croquembouche is the cake of choice for many a French wedding celebration.

However, don’t let tradition restrict your creative desires. The Croquembouche is a willing template for heavenly creations and lends itself to scrumptious flavourings such as zingy orange, luscious lemon and creamy coconut. Choux buns are equally happy being covered in caramel as they are drenched in chocolate and filled with an array of concoctions from coffee cream to almond custard.

Decorated with fresh flowers, roasted nuts, sugar flowers or sparklers it doesn’t fail to create an impression.

L -Robineau Patisserie, UK - R -Photo courtesy of www.bitchlessbride.com

L –Robineau Patisserie, UK – R -Photo courtesy of www.bitchlessbride.com

So what’s it to be?

Traditional tiers or a sensational, spectacular Croquembouche?

Top Tips for a Happy Flowergirl

Any little girl will be excited and delighted to be your flowergirl.  Everything from their pretty dress to their special role will make them feel happy and special.

However, she may still be nervous and a long ceremony can be tiring and boring for a young child.

Follow our top tips below to ease these issues and make it a fun and happy experience for her to enjoy.

A selection of flowergirl gifts and accessories from Simply Dazzling.

A selection of flowergirl gifts and accessories from Simply Dazzling.

A Cuddly Companion

For young helpers a gift of a special teddy bear or soft toy at arrival at the ceremony can provide a welcome companion when walking down the aisle.

What could be better than a cuddly friend to hug and share such a momentous occasion with?

A Friendly Face

If you have a very young flowergirl make sure her parents are sat near the front of the aisle.  That way she has a familiar face to walk towards and can join her parents to sit during the ceremony if she is too small to stand.

A soft and cuddly flowergirl teddy can provide a re-assuring companion for a little one.

A soft and cuddly flowergirl teddy can provide a re-assuring companion for a little one.

A Purpose

Having a purpose on the day will help take your flowergirl’s mind away from any worries she may have.  Scattering her flowers as she walks down the aisle will put a smile on her face and make her feel important.  Make her feel extra special with a stunning flower basket to add the perfect finishing touch to her look.

An Escort

If you also have a young ring bearer or a little pageboy, why not send them up the aisle together?  They will give each other confidence and make your guests sigh with their cuteness- aahh!

A Comfortable Outfit

We all know ourselves, that a scratchy new top with an itchy label can drive us to distraction.  Make sure that your flowergirl’s dress is soft and comfortable so that she doesn’t spend all day pulling at it and getting grouchy.  Check the inside for sticking out labels or scratchy bits of netting.  When trying it on, make sure she can sit down in it comfortably and it is not too big and puffy.

Flowergirl Activity Gifts

An Activity

Choose frome one of these great boredom busting ideas, depending on the age of your flowergirl;

A Treat

After so much activity and excitement little ones will be ready for a special treat, and special in the eyes of a youngster usually means something sweet!

Treat your flowergirl to a scrumptious bar of personalised chocolate or a personalised jar of sweets - a sure winner to put a smile on her little face :)

Treat your flowergirl to a scrumptious bar of personalised chocolate or a personalised jar of sweets – a sure winner to put a smile on her little face🙂

Hopefully these tips will help to ensure your flowergirl has a smile on her face for most of the day and comes away with some lovely memories fo a beautiful day! xx

Wedding Theme of the Month – Lace

What could be more romantic than a lace themed wedding?  With a cool vintage feel, lace adds subtle old style glamour and panache without being over showy or OTT.    Thread it through your wedding theme from your dress to your favours for that effortless, pulled together look.

We love these fabulous ivory lace covered wedding accessories which are subtly offset with diamante clasps.  Find the lace wedding guest book, ring pillow and flower basket at Simply Dazzling now.

Beautiful ivory lace wedding guest book, ring pillow, flower basket and bride's garter.  All available at www.simplydazzling.co.uk

Adorn your wedding tables with lace table runners to add a softly beautiful, feminine vibe.  Add mix and match antique silverware or colourful floral crockery for instant style.  We love the table setting below which is gorgeously enhanced with old-fashioned roses in soft ivory and powdery pinks.

Who would have thought that even your wedding cake could adopt the lace theme?  We love the lace overlay on this cake, it almost looks too good to eat! This stunning cake is by Rosalind Miller Cakes. The Wedding Industry Awards “Best Wedding Cake Designer” 2012 and 2013

Pretty corals, dusky pinks and peachy colours are the ideal companions to lace as you can see from the stunning candle votive above.

This is easy to recreate yourself.  All you need is a glass jar, your choice of lace, a pretty trim and flower corsage.  Don’t worry about everything matching and experiment with different sized jars and lace designs.

Are you using lace in your wedding? Tell us your ideas for incorporating it into your wedding day. For more ideas, take a look at our Pinterest board for lace wedding ideas.

Perfect Plum – A Warming Wedding Theme

Are you planning a winter or early spring wedding?  If so have you considered a beautiful plum colour palette?Plum is a fabulously warm shade from the purple colour family and blends beautifully with ivory or white along with damsons, lavenders and gorgeous dusky pinks.

Plum wedding ideasBring plum into your wedding attire with your bridesmaid dresses and men’s accessories.  How about a gorgeous cream dress with a pretty plum sash and plum earrings?  For the guys pull the look together with a plum tie, plum corsage and perhaps matching purple cufflinks.

 

Plum wedding accessories

We love these stunning ivory cakes with the beautifully contrasting flower accents – making a truly stunning centrepiece.

Continue your theme with your wedding ring cushion, flowergirl basket and wedding flowers.

Plum Wedding Ideas

We love this colour, it adds a real warmth and depth. The green of your flowers will also add a lovely fresh contrast.

What do you think?

Breezy Blue Wedding

Did you know that ‘blue’ is one of the most searched for colour for bridesmaid dresses on Google?  That sounds like a trend to us so here we have decided to celebrate the beauty of blue.  From cute baby blues to cool aquas and tantalising topaz, blue is a universally loved colour and enduringly popular.  The colour of the sunny skies we love to dream of  and the seas and oceans we love to swim in – blues give a sense of calm, strength and security.

We love this stunning bridesmaid dress from BHS.  The dress is quite simple but the gorgeous shade of blue contrasts beautifully with the white and the flower sash and clear panel at the hem add just the right amount of interest without being too fussy. The beautiful blue swarovski flower pendant and matching girls bracelet are absolutely stunning and one of our favourites from the Glitzy Girls range at Diamond Kids.

We love this stunning bridesmaid dress from BHS. The dress is quite simple but the gorgeous shade of blue contrasts beautifully with the white and the flower sash and clear panel at the hem add just the right amount of interest without being too fussy.
The beautiful blue swarovski flower pendant and matching girls bracelet are absolutely stunning and one of our favourites from the Glitzy Girls range at Diamond Kids Jewellery.

Blue is easy to incorporate into your wedding reception decor too. Beautiful blue table linen, blue chair sashes and decorative touches such as blue sugared almond favours all combine to create a wonderful, co-ordinated look.

A fabulous blue table setting idea for your wedding reception and a stunning pale blue wedding cake from http://www.thecakeboutique.uk.com.

How gorgeous is this fabulous blue table setting idea for your wedding reception and a stunning pale blue wedding cake from http://www.thecakeboutique.uk.com?

 

Personalise one of these beautiful blue crystal bracelets for a stunning bridesmaid gift that any little girl would be delighted to receive.  From a selection of bridesmaid gifts at Simply Dazzling.

Personalise one of these beautiful blue crystal bracelets for a stunning bridesmaid gift that any little girl would be delighted to receive. From a selection of bridesmaid jewellery at Simply Dazzling.  Bridesmaid dress from BHS.

Extend your blue wedding theme from your bridesmaids to your Groom, Best Man, Ushers and http://www.simplydazzling.co.uk/pageboy.asp too.  We love the fabulous blue waistcoat for pageboys from BHS below, so sweet and such a lovely colour for young children too.  Team with a double cuff shirt and some smart pageboy wedding cufflinks to look really stylish.  What do you think of these fantastic blue mother of pearl mosaic wedding cufflinks and studs set? The look amazing against a white shirt and are perfect for your blue wedding theme.

Blue Wedding Accessories for Groom, Best Man, Ushers and Pageboys

So what’s your favourite blue?