Winter Wedding Cocktails

Are you planning a winter wedding? Are you getting down to the finer details – like which drinks shall we offer as our signature cocktail?

If it’s cold outside, your guests will appreciate a warming drink to welcome them to your wedding reception. How about serving traditional mulled wine?

mulled-wine

Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit

Red wine, cider and port – what more could you want? Finish with cinnamon sticks and cut fruit. You can get a great recipe at Bon Appetit.

This White Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail not only looks the part for a winter wedding, but eggnog and winter just go hand in hand.

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Photo courtesy of foodnetwork.com

Or for your something blue (and frosty) how about the Coco Snowball from the Breakers in Palm Beach?

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Photo by Lila Photo

What will you choose? Why not spend some time with your bar company or venue bartenders and get them to create something special for you.

Happy tasting xx

Wedding Garters

The American tradition is for the groom to remove the bridal garter and throw it out into the bachelors – the guy that catches it  is the next one to marry – let’s hope he’s stood next to the single lady that catches the bouquet!

 

Whilst traditionally many brides still go for something blue on their wedding garter, there are many styles and colours available, including ones with beautiful flowers, crystals and butterflies.

Don’t forget to add your wedding garter photo shot to your list of photographs. Why not couple with a lovely brightly coloured pair of shoes?

No tricks, just treats!

Can you believe that the kids are back at school, X Factor in on the telly and we’re about to get three days of hot sunshine – well we are autumn bound!

Autumn to me means toffee apples, crispy leaves falling to the floor and of course Halloween is only next month. You are just in time to start organising that mega Halloween party.

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Of course, we’ve got some personalised products for that spooktacular party but I’ve also pinned some great ideas onto Pinterest – check them out – you know you want to eat creepy Halloween food!

Wedding Stationery Trends for 2016

There are some great new trends coming through for 2016 particularly after years of “vintage”.

We’re seeing many geometric patterns, which is great for those couples who want to make a bold statement with colour and lines.

We have lots of different patterns – all of which are available in pocketfolds, wallets and cardstock so we are only limited by our imagination!

              

Invitations with Colour!

I love a bit of colour, in fact I would say that Wedding Paraphernalia specialises in colour as I don’t often do plain white, ivory or cream!

Today, I am shipping pretty gold pearlescent diamond flap laser cuts from my Nesbit range – their final destination being Jamaica. The gold gives them a beautiful luxury look – finished with the sparkle of the Swarovski crystals.

gold laser cut wedding invitation

Have a lovely time in Jamaica Zena, are you sure you don’t want me to hand deliver??

Black …

Black and white, black and silver, black and red, black and green, black and …… black.

Sarah and Paul’s colour was black and we mixed it with a light silver and a dark graphite, and finished everything with clear Swarovski crystals.

We folded white napkins and finished with a double tied ribbon – black sheer ribbon and a silver satin. Each napkin had a personalised menu; the ladies then had a little white notepad with the bride and groom’s name and the men had chocolate cigars.

Beautiful white roses in black martini glasses graced each table – the white roses were dipped in black ink and finished with crystals by Magnolia Florist.

We finished the tables with black table crystals, clear dewdrops, frosted tealight holders and diamond bubbles – how very sparkly!

  

Some Exciting News!

I am excited to announce that I now have a beautiful showroom area on the ground floor of The Bridesmaids Room in Market Street Mews, Kettering.

As Mr & Mrs Lambert said about their wedding in August “not only were you the most amazing, super talented, pretty stuff creator, but someone we truly could trust and lean on when wedding meltdowns kicked in! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”

I will be open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only to start with – so come over for a chat and see how I can turn those wedding ideas in your head, into fabulous creations for your wedding day.