Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A Slice of Wedding Cake

I know there is still a trend to serve cupcakes at your wedding breakfast however there are too many fabulous tiered cakes for them to be overlooked.  Whilst white icing is traditional, with the whiter the icing in Victorian times signifying the wealth and status of your family, the colours of your day can be included in your cake either with icing or flowers. So I have found some colouful wedding cakes to inspire you......

NB The British Sugarcraft Guild advise against the use of real flowers being used to decorate cakes as many are poisinous and covered in pesticides to keep them looking pretty

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Flower Fairy Birthday Party

It is my youngest daughters fourth birthday at the end of October and she has asked for a Thumbelina party. Sadly I think the idea has been inspired by the Barbie Thumbelina film and not the lovely fairytale! I have started looking for inspiration for ideas to create a party that any flower fairy would love to be invited to and thought I would share with you some of the gorgeous things I have found.

I am still looking for inspiration but love the new trend of DIY printable party invitations and decorations, with the pdf files landing in your inbox very soon after you have paid. So you don't have to worry about waiting for the invites and decorations to arrive in the post.

I will be sure to post with photographs of my daughters birthday in a few weeks time!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Hello and Welcome

Inspired Celebration has been an idea I have been thinking about for a while, ever since I started writing about weddings a few months ago. I have since been reading numerous blogs every day and increasing my list of talented designers until I was ready to put my idea into action. And here is that idea, Inspired Celebration.

I hope to bring you lots of inspiration to make any celebration fabulous and will reguarly feature talented designers from here in the UK and around the world aswell.  I will show you that often you do not need to go to high street stores and by commissioning or purchasing from small creative businesses you will receive fantastic customer service and often a bespoke design service.

We all know how chaotic life can be and by organising a big event or even a small party it can sometimes be overwhelming.  I am here to help you by doing the legwork, or rather the mouse or phone work, to find suppliers that fit your design scheme and are available to work with you for the date required.  So whether you need to find a cake designer or wedding planner, a stationery designer or a photographer I can shortlist the suppliers that best fit your requirements and can even try and find suppliers local to you.  For more details about this service please visit the About page.

I would also love to feature your celebrations in the coming weeks and share your style ideas with my readers.  However I must remind you that if I feature your celebration and the photographs have been taken by a professional photographer I will need their permission to use the images on my blog.  Please email me if you would like your party or wedding to be featured.

In the meantime I am off to find some more fabulous ideas for a celebration.

Thanks for dropping by.

credits : lollipops from Nelly's  wooden letters from Giddy Kipper card from Invite in the Post

Friday, 3 September 2010

Handmade Wedding Giveaway

A talented group of Folksy designer/makers have joined together for this fantastic giveaway.  There are 20 prizes with a total value of £535 which would all compliment your wedding day.  However we understand that you may not want all the prizes so you can choose which items you would like to win. 

To enter you will need to leave a comment on this page, clearly stating which prize(s) you would like to win. 

Terms & Conditions
  1. You must be aged over 18 and a UK resident.
  2. You must be getting married between April 2011 and April 2012.
  3. Closing date is midnight on 14 February 2011.
  4. Winners will be randomly selected on 15 February 2011 and all winners will be notified on this day.
  5. All winners of custom made items will be contacted directly by the designer to discuss choices and the designer will confirm a delivery time.
  6. All prizes will be sent directly from the designer.
  7. Inspired Celebration has the final decision regarding prizes.
  8. Entrants can select to be entered for as many of the prizes as they choose, however they must state clearly in their comment which prizes they would like to win.
  9. Entrants wishing to enter for all 20 items must write All in their comment.

Button Bouquet

This button bouquet is  a bespoke made item, the winner can choose the colours.

Wedding Cake Topper

Guest Book

This guest book is a bespoke made item, the winner can chose the colours.

Bridesmaid Dress

(Image courtesy of Matt Priestley)

This dress is made from cream raw silk with a blue sash. The size is aged 4-5 years old.

Heart Pendant

This is an example, the winner can have a bespoke pendant made.

Newspaper Yarn Art

This yarn is made from the newspaper from the day of the wedding, the above picture is an example.

Wedding Ring Holder


either Swarovski crystal fascinator

or pearl fascinator



This watch will be custom made, the winner chooses the colours.

Bridesmaid Dolly Bag

This prize is for up to 6 bags.



This tiara will be custom made to the winners requirements, to the value of £25



This prize is for 50 placecards custom made to the winners requirements.

Personalised Wedding Favour

This prize is custom made and could be made as a gift for a bridesmaid instead of having the names of the bride & groom.

Keepsake Ornament

This prize is custom made to the winners requirements.

Wedding Favour Bags

This prize is for 10 wedding favour bags.


Clutch Bag

This prize will be custom made, the winner can choose the colour.

To enter leave a comment stating which item(s) you would like to win and please read the terms and conditions.
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