Friday, January 29, 2010

Love Cupcakes? Love Yummylicious Cupcakes's...

This week I was approached by Andrea who is founder of Yummylicious Cupcakes. Based in Sheffield, Yummylicious Cupcakes was born through Andrea's love of all things sweet, pretty and indulgent. Since then she has gone from strength to strength practicing new techniques and ideas building up a keen following for her fabulous cupcakes. The name yummylicious came after her daughter Jessica, now 18 months said "yummy yummy" every time she saw one of her mummy's creations which seemed to be appropriate and stuck, so 'yummylicious cupcakes' was born.

Andrea prides herself on the "American" style of cupcakes which are larger than the traditional UK fairy cakes with lots more frosting and sprinkles for you to enjoy. She’s loves nothing more than their fluffy and soft "just baked" smell and texture.

Whatever the occasion – Yummylicious Cupcakes has the perfect cake for you with a range of cakes and frostings, each order is handmade to your individual specifications, whatever your tastes, we can provide you with the perfect cakes delivered in our lovely white boxes wrapped in ribbon. A selection of the Yummy flavors are Lemon, Strawberry, Vanilla ’99, Chocolate, Mint Choc Chip, Terry’s Chocolate Orange,, Bakewell Tart & Snickermaina – such a fabulous choice! Aside to these, Andrea can design and make bespoke cupcakes to suit any occasion or theme.

Some of the events and occasions they cater for include weddings, birthdays, corporate events, anniversaries, girls (and boys) nights in, new arrivals, christenings, get wells, office treats, thankyou's, retirements and seasonal events.

Visit Yummylicious Cupcakes beautiful website to explore their cupcake world!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Short 1950's style wedding dresses....

Our last blog post featured real-life vintage images from my Nan's photo album! Above is the image of the 1950's wedding dress that was featured in the photo album. This got me thinking about short wedding dresses and their increasing popularity. I found Dolly Couture from searching the Internet. They are a US company who specialise in 1950's inspired short wedding dresses.

As you can see these wedding dresses are fabulous, very quirky and stylish! The images above give you a taster of Dolly Couture wedding dresses! If you are thinking of having a short wedding dress, look at the Dolly Couture website for inspiration.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vintage weddings from the 1950's.....

We wanted to share these images with you - they are a collection from my Nan's photo album! The images include my Nan & Grandad's wedding (bottom image) alongside a collection of images from family and friends wedding days! From the fashion, the photography and the flowers it gives us a fantastic insight into the look of weddings from the 1950's!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ink Love Wedding Stationery....

Today we are snowed in! So I am reading one of my many, many wedding magazines (Perfect Wedding to be exact) and I came across this fabulously quirky wedding stationery company - Ink Love. If you want personalised wedding stationery that will make you stand out from the crowd, then Cassie at Ink Love can create that look and feel for you! The images above are from Ink Love website - check out more design here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vintage Caravan

From my facebook page I came across a fantastically quirky idea for a wedding reception! myvintageparty hire out out a vintage caravan! I think this is a fabulous idea as a chill out area at your wedding, or a place to entertain the children! The caravan would be the perfect backdrop for many unusual wedding photographs and it will be remembered forever by your wedding guests. The caravan would be perfect to accompany a marquee or Papakata wedding!

From myvintageparty website: picture above is Lola!

''myvintageparty is pleased to introduce Lola, a gorgeous 1960s renovated vintage caravan, available for hire.

At only 8ft long she is tiny but oh so cute! She has been professionally re-sprayed in a gorgeous sage green and off white to complement the vintage style interior, an abundance of polka dots and Cath Kidston. She can seat up to four at her table, which can be removed.

Lola has a wealth of character and is available for media and publicity events, photo shoots, TV productions and filming. She offers an excellent opportunity to promote your business in an unusual way!

With extremely competitive rates to film, photography and TV companies (prices start from just £49), She can be towed to a location to suit your requirements. Please contact us for more information and to get a quote''


We wanted to say a big thanks to our friends at Hand.Made.Heart.Felt for featuring The Wedding Daze on their blog. This fantastic blog allows you to gain crafty tips and inspiration - why not take and peep and see what you can make!
Read Hand.Made, Heart Felt blog...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 wedding trends....

Fantastic wedding tips & inspiration for 2010 from SIMONE SANT-GHURAN

Even though today’s column is chock full of my favourite ideas for 2010, truth is, I’ve been planning this column for most of 2009—through observing and reading about international bridal trends, by going to weddings, attending bridal shows and of course, by listening to what brides and grooms have to say on our Web site: So, as we herald in 2010, a brand new decade beckons us to say “hello” to a few refreshing changes in wedding planning and to some unique approaches. Hold on to your New Year’s Eve top hats and tiaras, because here we go:

logo1. Unusual “trio” colour combos—2009 was all about blues, greens, pinks, turquoise, teal, yellow, orange and fuchsia, with lavender and grey as the neutrals. The trend of black and white, made popular in 2008, also continued into 2009. In 2010, we can look forward to purple, ruby red and turquoise being the all-out favourites and to ultra daring colour trios such as:
a. Fuchsia, black and turquoise;
b. Plum, chocolate brown and yellow;
c. Aqua, teal and yellow;
d. Coral, kiwi-green and ivory.

2. Be gone boring bouquets!—Apart from flowers, brides’ bouquets can now incorporate some surprises such as feathers or crystals threaded through thin wires that mingle amongst the blooms. Another trend is the addition of a photo charm or a locket into your bouquet, which is a touching and personal way to remember a relative who has passed away. You can even have each bridesmaid carry a different type of bouquet. 

3. Cute carry-alls—Your flower girl doesn’t have to carry a basket filled with petals, how about a large seashell brimming with petals instead, now wouldn’t that be especially lovely for a beach-inspired wedding? The ring bearer doesn’t necessarily need a ring pillow either, how about a beautiful jewel box in silk, mother of pearl, crystal or porcelain?

4. Pet Love!—When my cousin got married in the US recently, her dog and her fiancĂ©’s dog played integral parts in the ceremony. If you’re a pet lover, try incorporating your beloved pooch, cat or birds into your reception; if the venue will allow it! If they can’t be there physically, have their images reproduced on your save the date cards, escort cards or on your programmes.

5. Eco-friendly wedding favours—More than ever, today’s brides and grooms are more aware of the environmental impact of their wedding and some are wise to choose wedding favours that have been recycled, re-purposed or those that are biodegradable or use minimal packaging. Couples can even give guests edible favours, which won’t go to waste!

6. Bridesmaids just wanna have fun!—That means they don’t all have to match! That’s right, you can opt to have your maid of honour wear a printed dress and then have the bridesmaids wear solid colours to co-ordinate with her print or vice versa.

Next week, I’ll take you through some of the bridal fashion trends for 2010!