Thursday, 20 August 2015

Wedding Cake - Korovai

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Watching 'Great British Bake off' last night they showed the Ukrainian tradition of a 'Korovai' being made. Essentially this is a wedding cake made out of bread and given to the bride & groom the day before the ceremony.

Where we are seeing more & more non-traditional wedding cakes, I think this would make an excellent accompaniment to a cheese wedding cake.

The bread was traditionally prepared in the home of the bride by women who sang traditional songs to guide them through the making These women were called the korovainytsi (pol. korowajnice), and were most often invited in odd numbers to do the job of making the bread, usually seven.
The embellishments served a symbolic function. Two birds, made out of dough, represent the couple, and other birds represent family and friends. The entire arrangement is surrounded by a wreath of periwinkle, a symbol of love and purity. The korovai receives blessings before it is placed in the oven for baking.
The bride and groom were given the korovai as a blessing before the wedding ceremony. The korovai was shared by all the wedding guests, and this was considered the culmination of the wedding. During times of hardship, when a wedding was impossible, the blessing and sharing of bread was often considered enough to constitute a marriage in the eyes of the community.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Four Weddings & 600 miles...

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Morning all...

We had a massive weekend on the calendar just gone... four stunning weddings covering some 600 miles!

First up was Christine & Pete at The Solent Hotel & Spa in Hampshire.

Next up we traveled to Watford to Hunton Park Hotel for Kim & David's wedding.  A truly stunning venue which certainly provides the WOW factor.

At the same time we were at Claire & Jaime's wedding at The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa in Windsor.  A stunning setting overlooking the river Thames.

Finally, on Sunday we were in Woking at the De Vere Gorse Hill for Gemma & Jason's wedding.

An amazing weekend... some gorgeous venue and met some great couples.  We ge to do it all again this weekend.  Love my job :) xoxo

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wedding Guest Self Portrait Table Settings.

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Morning all,

On our recent trip to Laura & Steve's wedding, I noticed these great mini self portraits of each of the guests that were sitting at the top table.

A great idea that I've not seen before ... makes it a bit fun and something they can have as a keepsake.

You can see more pics from Laura & Steve's wedding over on our Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountain Hire page

(The Groom - Steve)


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Chocolate Fountain Hire Worthing ... Laura & Steve

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We traveled to a new venue for us on Saturday... Selden Barn in Worthing.  What a little gem of a place!

Booked by the talented Cookes Catering, we were desert for Laura & Steve's wedding.  A stunning setup for the day... perfect weather, venue & food. 

Their theme was black & pink - which sounds odd but went together really surprisingly well!

The food was not your traditional three course meal but infact a rustic setup of canapes,  pizza and fish & chips... all created and designed by Cookes Catering.

As always with our fountains.. we invited Laura & Steve up to have the first go on the fountain with all the guests closely behind waiting to sample the chocolate yumminess!

A stunning venue with great helpful staff which made for a perfect days wedding.  Laura & Steve loved the fountain and it went down a storm with the guests.  A great day had by all :) oxox

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Another Gorgeous Naked Wedding Cake...

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Morning all.

Found the beauty over on Ruffled Blog..

Is there no end to the gorgeous yumminess of a naked wedding cake?!


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Wedding Cake Inspiration for 2016.

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Morning all.

A couple of gorgeous cakes spotted around the web so thought I would share with you. xoxo


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Vera Wang Spring 2016 Bridal Collection...

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Morning all..

Vera Wang has released her Spring 2016 Bridal Collection on her website... Not a great fan of it to be honest.  What's your thoughts/comments?