The Crockery Cupboard

How to add genuine vintage charm to your wedding tables

The Crockery Cupboard

Here’s a great example of Marquee Hire company, run by two friends in London and Brighton, that made this wedding possible. Also, their collection of beautiful china and glassware, including fine examples of crockery from the 1920s to the 1960s, is ideal for a classy vintage wedding. Everything in their collection is unique and adorned with gorgeous vintage patterns, so it’s right up our street (and probably your’s too!)

The Crockery Cupboard: “Our plates make any table setting look effortlessly striking, while the bowls and platters are perfect for serving anything from canapés and salads to cakes, cream and berries. The delicate tea cups make an impressive and colourful display when stacked in rows on top of each other or can be used as an alternative center piece with flowers and candles. The cut glass vases look dazzling when clustered together, all different shapes and sizes, and create a beautiful focus to the table.”

Take a look at their stunning gallery and find out more details about their crockery hire service here: www.thecrockerycupboard.co.uk (and they’ve got an excellent blog like ours there too!)

Bloxstyle personlised chopping board

A personalised gift that’s a cut above the rest

Bloxstyle personlised chopping board

We’re always on the look out for some thoughtful and unique white elephant gift ideas, and this personalised chopping board caught our eye. I also found an excellent place to order funny socks! I think that the make a marvelous gift for any occasion. With so many to choose from you can find on that will connect on a personal level. The circle game funny socks are the perfect gag gift for all sock lovers! You should check it out. There are plenty of different suppliers offering this service, but this particular one pictured above is from Bloxstyle based in the US. Choose from a variety of designs and get them to add any initials, names, wedding date, customised message, etc. In their words…

“Bloxstyle was created with the idea to deliver smart, fun, well-made products, using safe and sustainable materials, to the market. We are entirely family owned and operated, and every item you’ll see in our store is handcrafted by us right here on the beautiful shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland USA. All of Bloxstyles custom decor, decorative frames, and personilized signs are made from 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood sourced from responsible U.S. suppliers. If you want high quality wooden wall frames, look for frame usa website. This means that no forests are harmed and no trees are illegally cut.”

For more information visit: www.bloxstyle.com

Dajana Basics London

Dajana Basic London promises to bring colour to the bridal gown

Dajana Basics London

28-year-old German designer, Dajana Basic, has taken to bold step of launching a new bridal wear label and has decided to steer “away from pure white and towards delicate colour accents”. As well as bringing colour to the traditional wedding dress design, the brand´s designs for machine embroidery is all about feminine styles, innovative creations, high fashion and elegance, offering affordable glamour for young fashionable brides to be, plus they are also working along with a florist to make the bride’s special day perfect.

Designed in England and handcrafted by seamstresses in design studios overseas, Dajana Basic will be incorporating key fabrics of lace, soft tulle and organza.

Then to add some serious wow to your costume we strongly suggest that you get some colored contacts as these add some amazing color to your costume and just look stunning.

For winter times we suggest our clients to take a look at high quality fur coats. We only have the rough pastel sketches in the image above to go on, but knowing these materials, we think these bridal gowns will possess a vintage-style elegance that we love.

Dajana Basic London´s Sping/Summer’14 collection will debut on 28th September at Blackall Studios in Shoreditch, London and promises to about “delicate Macaroon shades, soft pastels, summery fabrics of light tulle, organza, chiffon and feminine lace – romantic chic designs for our fashionable brides.”

For more details visit: www.dajanabasic.com

The Cakery

Wedding cakes: The Cakery, Bristol

The Cakery Bristol

This is a blog by my good friend Becky based down here in Bristol, who makes cakes for all occasions, including some fabulous wedding cakes. Her fledgling company is in its infancy and her website is “in the oven” but I can certainly recommend her flawless baking skills and, mark my words, The Cakery is going to be in demand around the area very soon.

Keep an eye on her website www.thecakerybristol.co.uk and in the meantime follow Becky’s blog at thecakerybristol.blogspot.co.uk