I don’t often write about favours but I couldn’t resist this one as I am a chocoholic. Not only that but I got sent my very own LMW personalised M&M’s in turquoise and white (with ‘LMW’ and ‘Marry Me’ on them) and I have to say I was quite impressed. They’ve just come out so its probably not something that you’re guests are going to have seen before and if like me you love chocolate then this might be one for you…..
A pack of 50 mini bags starts at £2.50 a bag and they can be ordered online at MyMMs.co.uk – you’re able to pick the colours that you want and personalise them with your names or message. Alternatively you can order big bags if you are just going to use them on a sweetie table or for display. What do you think? Is this the sort of thing that you would give as favours?
I love it when a supplier sends me really good professional photos like these as the photos say it all. This is a selection of decorations, favours and goodies from online wedding shop, The Wedding of My Dreams. I asked Gemma, their creative director, to talk me through their top 10 best sellers. Cream metal bucket – Another country inspired centre piece, churns and buckets are becoming really popular to display flowers in on wedding tables, most of our brides stick to cream for the more traditional wedding but if you’re looking for a splash of colour they also come in hot pink!Hanging glass candle holder with pearls and crystals – One of those little extras that are just so hard to resist, they really do add that extra wow factor to your wedding venue. Ideal for inside or out, hanging from trees in the garden they will look beautiful as the light falls and the evening begins.Mr & Mrs – Ideal for a wedding gift or can be used on the wedding day to decorate the church, venue or cake table.Paper lanterns – Such a simple yet brilliant idea I’m not surprised these are our number 3 best seller, lanterns made from fire proof paper look simply gorgeous with a tea light placed in them. Use them to light up for the path for the bride and groom’s send off as they leave the wedding.Pretty in pink flower candle – What can I say, it’s just so pretty, not just perfect for a wedding but also for your home after the big day.Silver and pearl brooch – All our of brooches are top sellers with this gorgeous pearl piece leading the way, it adds a perfect finishing touch to a wedding outfit or more recently brides have been using them as bouquet brooches, tying them to ribbons on their bouquets giving their flowers that extra wow factor.Soft pink flower heads – These flower heads are ideal for vintage weddings with their soft pink tones, display them in the stems of tall vases or scatter them in a low bowl for a simple yet elegant centre piece.Table Crystals – Table crystals are increasingly popular adding a bit of sparkle to wedding tables. Our stunning table crystals are professionally cut to catch the light as they shimmer across the room.Vintage country bottles with hearts – Perfect for adding a country twist to weddings, you can display singles stem flowers in them or fill them with your favourite sweets.Vintage heart name place holder – These vintage style wire heart name place holders look stunning on wedding tables and can be given to guests as wedding favours to use as a photo/memo holders.
For all these products and many more visit The Wedding of My Dreams site. For those of you wanting a bit of video action then click on the video…
One of my most popular posts was the feature on Vintage Twee and her gorgeous vintage favours that I wrote a while back – well that post got stumbled all over the world and given all this love for her wondrous creations I thought I’d give you an exclusive peek at her new ‘fairytale’ range. These Enchanted Fairytale Favour Boxes are perfect to tell your love story at fairytale or fantasy themed weddings! They have been handcrafted into little pillows for true, dreamy appeal and each corner has been embellished with small tassles made from gold thread. Each box has an excerpt from a different traditional fairytale including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, taken from a book of english fairytales printed in the early 1900s. They script on the boxes read either: ‘Once upon a time…’, ‘A long time ago…’, ‘Happily ever after…’ and ‘In a land far, far away’ in a vintage font. A small touch of decorative reindeer moss and a deep green gemstone brings a touch of enchanted forest to the boxes and each one is finished with a small pearl heart embellishment to complete the love story! These favour boxes are perfect for an enchanting fairytale themed wedding or event and are priced at £2.25 each.
Make sure you visit the Vintage Twee site, or if you’re looking to snap these up straight away Vintage Twee Etsy Shop. As always leave some love for these fantastic british suppliers…. Thank you X
Well the name ‘Tempting Cake’ says it all – I can’t wait to taste some of these goodies because they look absolutely delicious. Not only that, but they’re fun alternatives for those that don’t want a traditional wedding cake – the hearts and kisses cookies are my favourite (and would also make good favours!) and I am such a sucker for chocolate so this chocolate torte would definitely be in the pickings. Aren’t those little cookies from the wedding collection also fab!
As you know I always like to take a peek behind the scenes of any company -I wanted to ask Emily, who set up Tempting Cake, a couple of questions about the company, wedding cakes and top tips.
* What themes are you seeing popular with brides? Vintage is an enduring theme, with brides asking for vintage-inspired delicate filigree and pearl details on their cakes and cupcakes to complement their weddings. We are getting more requests for classic glamour cakes (think 1950’s old school glamour) as well as simple, elegant cakes where less is most definitely more.
* What is different about Tempting Cake? Tempting Cake is proud to offer a top of the range service for discerning brides. We always freshly bake to order and pay strict attention to detail, so our brides can rest assured that when they order a Tempting Cake wedding cake, cupcakes or cookies that they will taste as good as they look.
* What advice would you give to brides when choosing their cake? As with most things to do with your wedding day, the options for your wedding cake are endless. It’s helpful to have some basic information in mind when deciding on a cake, such as the number of wedding guests, your budget and some design ideas (either of cakes you like or alternatively some key details of your day such as colour scheme, theme, venue and a picture of your dress). This will help your cake maker to advise you on some fabulous designs for your big day. Give yourself and your cake maker time to plan your cake and be decisive as changes close to the wedding day can be costly. Choosing your wedding cake should be a pleasure not a chore, so my final piece of advice would be to enjoy it!
* How long have you been creating these fabulous cakes and what made you want to set the company up? I’ve always had a passion for baking and design so making beautiful cakes is the perfect way to combine them both! Tempting Cake started off many years ago as a hobby, which grew into a side line while I still had an office based job. I’m now delighted to be able to devote 100% of my time and energy to Tempting Cake.
Its amazing to feature small british companies that have a real passion for something and are doing so well. Make sure to check out the website, Tempting Cake, and show Emily some love in the form of comments below or even better getting in touch with her about an order! Love to hear what you all think about these cookies and cakes!
One of my aims when I started blogging was to use LMW as a place to showcase really good british wedding suppliers (something I struggled to find when planning mine). The one off bridal boutiques, beautiful venues, photographers that know how to get THAT picture… the list goes on. I also want to feature people within the UK industry that are doing something cool, or stylish or a little bit unique. It is finding these suppliers and sharing them with you that makes me tick, and Vintage Twee is one of them! * Pillow Talk Romantic Favour Boxes – £2.25 each
These special pillow-shaped favor boxes have been hand crafted using excerpts from a 1940s love letter from a young girl named Anna to her soldier sweetheart during World War Two. Each box has been wrapped in different parts of the writing and features a photo of the couple taken from the actual letter itself. The words across the boxes read: Cherish, Adore, Hope and Wish. They have been decorated with vintage lace and ivory pearls and finished with a sprinkle of gold glitter. They can also be customized with guest names on the top and make lovely gift boxes for jewellery as gifts to bridesmaids. Perfect for a 1940s themed wedding! * Decorative Tea Favours – £2.00 each
Treat your guests to a cup of their favourite tea with these Alice in Wonderland themed favours, designed to hold individual tea bags. They are made using a selection of decorative card and embellished with ribbon, lace and other adornments for complete Wonderland appeal. Each favour displays a different entertaining tea quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
These favours are a lovely addition to an Alice in Wonderland or tea party themed wedding. They are also available with tea quotes from playwrights and other authors for a more general appeal to all tea lovers! * Conversation Starters – £6.50 for 8
Break the ice between your guests with these lovely Conversation Starters! Each pack contains 8 mini envelopes and cards, containing a different topic to get people talking around the table. The envelopes are made from high quality, decorative card and embellished with ribbon and a small gemstone or pearl. These can be displayed at individual place settings to make lovely favours or presented on a decorative plate or a tiered cake stand as a table centrepiece. They can also be customized with questions and answers inside about the bride and groom! * Paper Cone Rose Favours – £3.00 each
These favours are made from beautiful decorative paper and adorned with embellishments such as ribbon, lace and pearls. Each cone is filled with faux roses of a complimentary colour and vintage shredded music sheets. They are presented individually wrapped in clear cellophane and hand tied with ribbon. They look lovely at individual place settings or in a shallow bowl as a centre table decoration. These cones can be custom made to your desired colour scheme.
* Eat Me Party Picks – £3.00 for pack of 8
These cute party picks would be the perfect addition to cupcakes or other small food items at a vintage or Alice in Wonderland/tea party themed wedding, or even just to let your guests know the food is there to be eaten! Each tag reads ‘eat me’ in a vintage style font and have been adorned with a hand tied bow. They can also be custom made to your desired colour scheme and quantity.
Fantastic value, beautiful handmade goodies from a lady that is living her dream doing something that she loves. I wanted to find out a bit more about Vintage Twee….. * Why did you set up Vintage Twee
Vintage Twee was created out of my passion for tea, classic romance &, of course, ambition. Officially I opened my doors for business in March 2010 but Vintage Twee was the lifelong dream of a little girl who favourite past times were her ‘making box’ and preparing her Auntie Edith’s tea trolley in Yorkshire with fresh sandwiches and cakes. My aim is to add a touch of English authenticity to your special day with my range of unique favors, table centrepieces and dining accessories.
* Why do you think brides would use Vintage Twee when looking for something a bit different or special for their wedding day?
Every item I make has been individually hand crafted to the highest standard and is not mass produced, therefore no two brides need have the same thing. As I am only a small company, I am able to offer a very personalized service and am keen to work together with a couple to ensure they get exactly what they want for their day. I am flexible, reliable and most importantly friendly so no request is too small! Whether you are having a vintage themed wedding or are just looking for something that little bit different, Vintage Twee can provide brides with something extra special with it’s authentically English appeal for an unforgettable and truly beautiful wedding.
You can buy these and many more from her Etsy shop or email joanne on email@example.com .. lets all support these new upcoming creators of beautiful things!