Fentimans are a drinks brewery that was established in England in 1905, and their bottles of ginger beer, lemonade and other fizzy drinks are still sold in supermarkets to this day. As you can see in the photo above, they still come in old-fashioned bottles labelled in the vintage Victorian style that they used over 100 years ago.
So, if you’re planning a wedding and need some non-alcoholic drinks for the kids, but want to continue the vintage theme on your tables, then this might be the perfect answer. We think the Rose Lemonade, pictured above, with it’s pastel pink colour is particularly fitting. Oh it tastes great too!
Fentimans can be found in many farm shops, delicatessens, restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, convenience stores and other retailers worldwide. For more information, visit www.fentimans.com.
Here’s a great idea for place settings for your wedding breakfast tables – crisp green apples with name tags tied to the stalks. Granny Smiths are probably the best bet for a brightest green and look lovely if you’re going for a white rustic or contemporary theme. Green is a natural striking colour which contrasts well with white and I must say, every time I browse the net and see a table with green & white, I instantly take a look. It’s particularly summery but could work for any season. I’ve seen this idea a few times before in the past, but cropped up recently on the tragic-but-entertaining ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ on BBC3. I hate to admit it but on this occasion the hapless groom actually managed to create something quite tasteful! The image above was featured on Delightfully Engaged but you’ll find other examples on other sites and you can easily take this idea and make it your own.
After watching the Great British Bake off last night I
just couldn’t resist advertising these wonderful, tasty little delights. My mum
used to make them all the time, filled with either butter cream or ganache,
pink, purple or blue, either way they are delicious and a stylish touch to your
wedding. You could even pack them up as wedding favours or cake tower, it’s
Photo by www.pinkloveschocolate.com
I personally can’t understand it, but some people would choose cheese over cake any day, which is why the idea of this cheese tiered wedding cake is so great and it can double up as supper for your evening reception, along with your crackers and pickles. You could of course have a cake as well, but most people would opt for either one or the other. It’s just a cheese cake after all!
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…to your napkins or menus to double up as a favour, it looks really colourful and quite an exciting thing to receive. Let’s face it, most of us haven’t had a candy necklace for years, bring back the child in you and fling them at each other just like old times.
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What a great, effective idea, this pink rainbow cake looks fab and of course totally delicious. You would never know until you cut the first slice that there is something a bit special inside. You can find the recipe on www.call-me-cupcake.blogspot.com. Some yummy extra layers for the cake lovers like myself, nom, nom!
Filling your favour bags with bright, colourful macarons is a fab way to keep your costs down. They seem to be very popular these days and I can see why. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, these tasty little delights are a real winner.
Laduree is just one place you can purchase them, along with various other sweets and chocolates www.laduree.fr or alternatively you could make them yourself:
Its coming up to that spooky time of year, but it doesn’t seem to be stopping brides from having an October wedding, why not make your own toffee apple favours. Really nice way to brighten up your tables and so easy do. Finish them off by wrapping in a clear bag with a personalised brown tag, gorgeous!
Recipe details online.
I’m sure you’re all aware of Peggy Porschen’s beautiful cakes, cookies, favours and much, much more. Inspired by romance, fashion and femininity, Peggy’s cakes cater for all and are so fantastic you will have to make this a feature of the day. This picture is just an example of a simple but elegant cake I found on her website.
Take a look for yourself.
…then you just have to take a look at this beautiful cake which I found on The Roxy Cake blog. Each individual peony is hand made from icing and the colours as you can see are to die for. You’d be mad not to like it!
There’s still a child in all of us, so why don’t you treat your guests to a table to sweet delights rather than the traditional wedding favours! Simply place an empty bag on each table and let your guests fill up at their own leisure. I went to a wedding recently that did exactly this, it was so much fun and the kids loved it too!
You just cannot beat a Martha Stewart wedding cake. Made to perfection, a real talking point, just beautiful. She has some great wedding ideas on her website www.marthastewart.com/
Why not save the pennies and create your own vintage wedding table. You can collect crockery and various other items from car boot sales, charity shops and other brick a brack shops around your area. You’ll be surprised what you can pick up for 50p when next door they’re selling it for £20.00. Its definately worth looking around. All things vintage is a hot topic and has been for a while now so get out there and create your own style, it not only looks great but can be a fraction of the price.
Why go for the traditional wedding cake when you can choose something a little more unique like this divided homemade cake. It not only looks delicious but it’s things litle this that will add to your vintage DIY wedding and something more personal to you, and of course a fraction of the price!
Some people would rather not have a wedding cake. Although its nice to capture that moment of you both cutting the cake its sometimes nice to do something a bit different. I found a great alternative…these cupcakes all wraped beautifully and customised to suit. A really great idea, and if your guests are too tipsy to remember your cake, instead they can take it home and enjoy it the following day…perfect!