Images courtesy of: Wedding Chicks
Images courtesy of: Wedding Chicks
My wedding day was so beautiful. It had so many personal touches to it and was very intimate which made it all the more special. I highly adore bright colours as you would have noticed so it was really important for this to show. We had a post wedding party at our house so I decorated the dining room and garden with various decorations, mainly sourced online. I decided to have a mini photo booth as I thought it would be a great way of getting everybody together and having lots of giggles. I created the props using cake pop sticks after downloading a selection of photo booth printables from Etsy. There is such a fabulous selection on there. I also bought a small roll of wrapping paper as a backdrop and we set the camera up on a tripod, which was controlled by a remote.
The mini jars you see were filled with sweets which I bought in bulk online. I used jam jar covers and cut them to size with some crinkly craft scissors. I then used some decorative labels and colourful twine to finish them off. These were placed on the table in the restaurant we went to, before making our way back to our house. The beautiful jars you see are from Abigail Bryans Designs They are advertised as candle holders but I filled them with flowers.
It was actually forecast rain on our wedding day, but we were lucky enough to have very long periods of sunshine with a few showers. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Anybody who knows me well knows that I love cake decorating. I have spent so many hours on Pinterest followed by hours of experimentation in my kitchen. I had been following Hannah from Bath Baby Cakes from the very beginning of my wedding planning. I loved her work so much that I decided to ask her to design my cake and biscuits. I had already purchased the topper from Do The Deco of which Hannah used as a basis for the designs. I knew that my decorations would be very bold and bright so I was very pleased to see the designs Hannah came up with. I filled some large vintage style sweet jars with delicious sweets, which may I add were a great success. The guests couldn’t get enough of them! I placed some striped sweet bags and sweet scoops next to the jars. I added some spotty red ribbon to the jars to bring everything together on the table, which I thought worked really well.
After our wedding ceremony we dined at a local restaurant. I decided to make some chocolate covered oreo cookies as mini favours to go alongside the tiny jars covered in twine pictured in my earlier post. I used this recipe from Birds Party and it was a great success. The only thing I would change is the white chocolate for the centre part of the flower. This didn’t work at all as it didn’t set after many failed attempts. I later discovered that using Wilton Candy melts for the whole flower was a much better choice.
After finishing at the restaurant our guests made their way back to our house… where the ice cream van awaited! We used The Split Screen Ice Cream Company. I would definitely recommend them. It was such a lovely suprise for our guests as it was parked on our driveway for when everybody arrived. We wanted to add a special touch to the day and we were so pleased that we had this idea. Another reason why we were so thankful for sunny weather!
Take a look at this fabulous tutorial by Bubble and Sweet
These biscuits will look simply beautiful on a party table or handed out to guests as little favours. Party fillers that have been handmade have such a personal touch and they will certainly impress your guests. Happy baking and making.