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

2015 another year of naked cakes

2015 was all about naked cakes. Just like 2014 and 2016, and we LOVE it!

Here are some of our favourite creations.

Sylvanian Mr and Mrs Sylvanian

Hessian Our signature cake with Langues de chat biscuits!

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Photo Kathryn Hopkins

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Photo Lexi Fleming

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White roses, berries and foliage Wedding photography by Paola De Paola

Photo Paola De Paola

Jay Anderson Fine Art Photography - Game of Thrones Styled Shoot 035 Game of Thrones inspired

Photo Jay Anderson

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Photo Love That Smile

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Semi-naked themed cakes decorated with a figurine, a bunting, fresh flowers and berries Unicorn lover

Bring on 2016!

A bientôt!

Lau xxx

 

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 😉

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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

Alternative wedding for alternative people: Misfit Wedding: ‘Marrying misfit mind with wicked weddings’

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Looking for something a bit different for your wedding? Then go visit Misfit Wedding.

The name says it all! These guys are awesome. This is what they say about their directory/ blog.

‘We’re there to help you find all the things you need to make your wedding a breath of fresh air compared to all those bland, nice-but-no-thanks weddings you’ve been dragged to.

We’re still new on the scene, but we’re constantly adding to the site and before long we should be the all-singing, all-dancing number one resource for alternative weddings in the UK.

An alternative wedding doesn’t have to have Darth Vader on the guest list or a gaggle of gregarious goths gathered round the groom; it just has to reflect the personality of the two most important people there. The bride and groom. Or bride and bride… or the two grooms… or the eightee…ENOUGH! The point is you can celebrate your wedding day however the hell you like!

Browsing around this website you will find that Gothic, Rockabilly, Rustic, Vintage, Gamer & Geek, Steampunk, Fairytale & Fantasy and other misfit themes are what we’re interested in. Hopefully we can present you with some cool ideas for your big day!’

Pretty in Pink at Brixton East, London: A vintage modern wedding for the quirky bride.

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Hello lovelies,

My good friend and amazingly talented London photographer Paola De Paola, and I had been planning a bridal styled shoot for a long time. We were joined later by an awesome team of suppliers such as Natalie and Guy from Curious Fair, with helped out with the planning  and the props and the styling on the day and many many more! Kiki the fabulous organiser of Chosen Wedding Fair loved the idea so much she asked us if she could use the images and video as a promotional shoot for her 27th April lovely event. We said ‘OH YEAH!’ 😉

‘The Chosen Wedding Fair was created in 2012 by a frustrated bride-to-be, and has steadily been growing as it aims for a fresh and fun way to discover and design your own unique personalised wedding. Chosen work very hard to handpick each exhibitor and they are fortunate enough to showcase excellent talent from bespoke designer makers and vintage aficionados in the surrounding area.’ 

The shoot that took place at alternative wedding venue, a Victorian warehouse Brixton East showcases a modern vintage romantic ‘secret wedding’ which offers a fresh approach just like the Chosen Wedding Fair aims to do. “We really wanted to show how contemporary styling could bring a different look or edge to a vintage styled wedding, offering an alternative fresh look to what is already lovely, but may have been done before. Finding Brixton East was a fantastic part of the journey in planning the shoot, the brickwork walls, wooden flooring and rustic feel set the perfect backdrop for the playful ‘secret wedding’ shoot bursting with colour, excitement and a lot of tiny details to bring the wow factor to life.”

And here are the results. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Wow, wow, WOW!

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And here’s the AWESOME video: http://vimeo.com/89971062

Contributors

Location: Brixton East/ Photographer: Paola de Paola / Designer + Stylist: Curious Fair /Headpieces: Curious Fair / Cake Designer: French Made / China + Props: Mrs Terrence / Hair + make up: Cristina Pala Hair Make up / Decor : The Sweet Hostess / Promoter: Chosen Wedding Fair / Flowers:  Ladybird Flowers  / Veil: Kelly Spence Bridal Design / Suit: Tweed Addict / Dresses: Days of Grace Vintage / Videographer: Love Storage  /Models: Adeline & Scott

 

The National Vintage Awards 2014: Votes are open!

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Hello lovelies,

We’ve decided to enter the competition this year so please, vote for us!!

Follow the link then click on ‘Best vintage event service and supplier’ and French Made. It’s us. Thank you so much. Pass the word round, it would be great! 🙂

http://thenationalvintageawards.co.uk/vote2014/

 

Lau xx

Vintage Hen parties with Vintage Hen House

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Bonjour Peeps,

Today, I proudly present to you another great guest post by lovely Claire from Vintage Hen House. And I tell you what, I even provide cakes for some of their fabulous collections!

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‘Hen Party. Those two words can either strike fear into the hearts of your hens – think veils, willy straws and strippers – or completely delight them – think glamorous vintage makeovers, Charleston dance classes and afternoon tea. Here at The Vintage Hen House we most definitely prefer the latter!
Inspired by the glamour and style from bygone eras we plan vintage inspired hen party collections that cover the whole of the UK. So whether you fancy some 1920s decadence or some rockabilly fun- it’s certainly a hen party like no other.
We also have an online Hen Shop selling gorgeous handmade hen party accessories from rosette style badges to guest books – meaning you can ditch those L plates!
So if a run of the mill hen party isn’t your thing, then take a look at what we do and prepare to be inspired with a hen party that’s memorable, for all the right reasons – no L plates allowed!’

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