Winter brings Spring: A rustic Easter inspired bridal photoshoot

The shoot was inspired by the proverb ‘No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow’.  
 
Kathryn Hopkins, super talented fine art wedding photographer, sent me photos of a naked  cake I made for a wedding she photographed last year. You can see some beautiful images on Style me Pretty here. I literally fell in love with her style so I asked her if she would be interested in collaborating on a spring inspired editorial, which I wanted to be very organic and natural.  Suppliers bought this together with the use of natural textures and surfaces, such as rings inspired by twigs and sycamore seeds, flowing calligraphy on the stationery, and dresses in soft lace and silk.  These elements where combined with items that symbolised spring to us; the little eggs and birds.  The proverb inspired Rebecca Avery Flowers to forage for the remains of winter and combine with lots of foliage, keeping flowers to a minimum, something often seen at the beginning of spring as everything starts to bloom.  Make up was kept dewy and natural, and the hair in a soft roll and tuck design with delicate plaits to compliment the detail of the lace dress. Here is the result. I hope you lovelies like it. Thank you Fern from Rock My Wedding for the feature. 
A bientôt
Lau xoxo

Photographer:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography                     http://www.kathrynhopkinsphotography.com/

Jewellery:  Lucy Sylvester                                                         http://www.lucysylvester.co.uk/

Headdress:  Rebecca Avery Flowers                                     http://www.rebeccaaveryflowers.com/

Make up: Joyce Connor

http://bridesandbeauty.co.uk/

Hair: Aimez Vous Hair & Beauty

http://aimez-vous.co.uk/

Cake Maker:  French Made London                                         http://www.frenchmade.co.uk/

Flower Girls Dress: I Love Gorgeous                                                     http://www.ilovegorgeous.co.uk

Stationery:  Paperknots                                                               http://www.paperknots.co.uk/

Furniture Hire: Vintage Style Hire                                                 http://www.vintagestylehire.co.uk/

Wooden Plates: The Living Lounge

http://thelivinglounge.uk/

Film Scans: UK Film Lab

http://ukfilmlab.com/

Brides Gown: Made by Kathryn Hopkins Photography

Décor/Styling: Rebecca Avery Flowers & Kathryn Hopkins Photography

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Your wedding cake: Consultation and tasting sessions/ sampling.

Hello my dear friends,

Recently, one of our tasting sessions has had the privilege to be photographed by very talented wedding London photographer Matt Bedenoch. I would also like Ana and François, our lovely couple.

So if you are thinking of booking one with us, this is what it looks like.

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You will given yummy cakes to samples and a nice cuppa. In a A-HA cup. NOT obsessed with the 80’s 😉

We will discuss flavours and design. French Made | Matt Badenoch Photography-11

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And any other requirements.

Please note that consultations costs £10 which are redeemable against your order. They are run from the comfort of our home in IG8. By appointment only. Get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

A bientôt.

Lau xxx

The cost of delivering and setting up a tiered naked wedding cake at your venue.

Bonjour lovelies,

A few couples have asked me how most cake designers calculate their delivery and set up costs. So I wanted to write this blog post to explain how it was being done. I hope you’l find it helpful.

I think naked cakes cannot just be dropped off at the venue, they need to be set up and decorated there and then, the main reason being the cake, being uniced will dry out if left out too long same applies to the fresh fruit and flowers we use for decoration. Secondly, it should be placed in its final spot and not moved about after set up.

As you can imagine, weekend or not, driving around London can be tricky (all that traffic and all those restrictions!) so it takes us approximately 3 hours to get to the venue, deliver and set up a naked cake. Obviously, it has to be reflected in the price.

So here is a recent one. Such fun!

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Cutting and placing the flowers on the cake.

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Placing the fruit and dusting with icing sugar.

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Placing the cute toppers (awww). So Mr French Made, what do you think?

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Adding the final touches. Tadaaaaaaa!

A bientôt!

Lau xxx

A Most Curious Wedding fair: 4th-5th April

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Hey Lovelies,

It’s been a while, I know… But I was involved in soooo many exciting projects, I didn’t have time to write much…I can’t wait to share them with ya all!

One of the most exciting things coming up for French Made is exhibiting at A Most Curious Wedding Fair for the 3rd time. This year, it’s on 4th-5th April in Hackney Downs Studio. How cool does that sound, hey?Image

I LOVE it! Let me tell you a little bit about it.

‘A Most Curious Wedding Fair is the bridal event for the expressive, style savvy , design-loving and fashion-forward couple.

A Most Curious has a love affair with fashion and evolves and follows it wherever it may go. Yes 5 years ago the emerging fashion was vintage and we were aaaalll about vintage, we’re not ashamed! But it isn’t anymore, its still there, we still love it, you still love it and it will be at our fairs, but it isn’t the overriding theme.

Now on our eighth fair, A Most Curious has taken a solemn vow to bring brides and grooms the very latest fashions, with the foresight to be changeable, en vogue and never tired or standing still. If it’s beautiful, fresh, fun and cool or just about to be cool, we will incorporate it into our wedding fair so it can, in turn, can be incorporated into your big day.

Most Curious and it’s handpicked exhibitors draw inspiration from the lifestyle trends around us, yourlifestyle trends, not weddings trends, weddings shouldn’t have trends, they should be about you having fun and being creative, dreaming big and most importantly an expression and celebration of who you are as a couple.

A Most Curious Wedding Fair encapsulates that with it’s mix of innovative, design-led suppliers, fashion shows, entertainment, styling, activities, music and performance.

Those things you can’t quite put your finger on but you know you want it on your day? We’ll find it for you.’

AND my very talented super duper London Photographer friend, Paola De Paola will be there too!

Simply perfect 🙂

A bientôt!

Lau xx