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‘Provence in the Leicestershire Countryside’ by Julia Dilworth Florals

‘Provence In The Leicestershire Countryside’ By Julia Dilworth Florals

Lavender, Olive foliage and Rosemary just says ‘Provence’!

Lilacs, purples and ivories were the main theme running through this relaxed wedding marquee set up. Flowers included Lavender, Clematis and Roses with lots of Ruscus foliage garlands running through the spiders web of fairy lights in the marquee ceiling. The bride carried the central purple and lilac posy and the bridesmaids carried the predominantly ivory posies with the flowergirl carrying the basket. The boys wore buttonholes of Rosemary, Lavender and Eryngium Thistles to match.

Orchids & Peonies Wedding Cake by Gardner Cakes

Orchids & Peonies Wedding Cake By Gardner Cakes

A beautiful wedding cake, a beautiful bride and a beautiful location.

Congratulations to Jennifer and James who married this weekend at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire. Finally bringing together my sugar flowers to adorn the cake which matched their theme of orchids and peonies with flavours of Madagascan vanilla, fresh cherry with almond and fianlly lemon with elderflower. Filled with Swiss meringue buttercream and coated with rich Belgian chocolate gananche and covered with the best fondant; Swiss made Massa Ticino. Best wishes to them both!

Lynne x

Rhubarb Gin Wedding Favours for Sarah & Ryan at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire

Rhubarb Gin Wedding Favours For Sarah & Ryan At Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire

Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin – the perfect Macaron for this summer’s weddings!

Definitely “on point” these are some of the oh-so-pretty wedding favours we made for Sarah & Ryan’s wedding at the fabulous Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire last Saturday. 80 pretty little boxes, tied with silver satin ribbon and ivory labels each offering up a divine scrummy macaron filled with organic rhubarb poached in Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin combined with our Madagascan Vanilla & Double Cream ganache and then topped off with a square of our oh so naughty Rhubarb Gin Jelly – neat rhubarb gin turned into a very adult jelly for that extra special hit!

Sarah & Ryan popped along to see us at Maison Des Macarons a few weeks ago to try a handful of flavours from our extensive list – currently standing at over 30!  It’s always lovely to meet our brides and grooms and get to know a little bit about them and their “journey” to the big day. After tasting their requested flavours, I told them I was currently making some new Rhubarb Gin ones…….ooops!!!  Yes, please – so after trying a couple – decision made!  We also made 10 Madagascan Vanilla ones for the “little ones” so their day was filled with scrumminess too!

We were so pleased to received these lovely messages this morning from the bride and the groom’s mother, the day after the wedding:
“They were beautiful and tasty! Thank you so much!”
“They were absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented! Thank you for doing such a great job”

Now that’s why we love doing what we do here at Maison des Macarons!

Kimm x

PRICE GUIDE

  • Rhubarb Gin Macarons Favour Box from £3.00
  • Rhubarb Gin Macarons from £1.50
  • Normal Macarons £1.40

Ivory, Gold and Pearl Cupcakes for Andy & Jag at The Old Stables, Swithland

Ivory, Gold And Pearl Cupcakes For Andy & Jag At The Old Stables, Swithland

An array of cupcakes decorated in ivory, gold and pearls to coordinate with the bride’s gorgeous embroidered outfit.

This week’s wedding cake was at The Old Stables, Griffin Inn at Swithland, Leicestershire for Andy and Jag. The happy couple asked me to create an 8″ rich chocolate fudge cake with white chocolate and raspberry compote filled cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes. The gorgeous personalised cake topper was lovingly made by the bride’s sister and the cupcake decorations matched the embellishments on the bride’s outfit in bright gold, old gold and pearls.

 

 

Waterfall Inspired Archway of Flowers for Laura & Michael by Bradgate Flowers

Waterfall Inspired Archway Of Flowers For Laura & Michael By Bradgate Flowers

Bradgate Flowers of Leicestershire have been creating tranquility for a Stapleford Park wedding

I met Laura and Michael back in 2016, such a lovely couple with a very different outlook on the theme for their wedding day of June 2017 at Stapleford Park, Leicestershire! My brief was in Laura’s words, “natural, lots and lots of greenery, with white flowers and lots of scent, must have scent!” But Laura’s biggest ask was…

“A waterfall inspired archway”

The arch was to be covered from top to bottom in soft Italian ruscus, scented white stocks, and placed between two large pillars in the Orangery. This was going to be the main feature of the day, where the couple would take their vows,  be followed out by their guests through the arch and onto the beautiful manicured gardens of Stapleford Park where they would be showered with real white rose petal confetti.

Wanting to give Laura the ultimate archway to celebrate their marriage meant a lot of lost sleep the night before!  You would think after more than 30 years of being a florist I would get used to the pro’s and con’s – the truth is you never get used to them!  With Friday already a scorcher and Saturday’s forecast set to be a fabulous 29c, (you can’t ask more from the weather for your wedding day!) panic started to set in and “what if…..” were the only words I kept hearing myself say! But I have worked with stocks thousands of times – why am I worrying?  Maybe it’s because I’m to create this beautiful statement feature, the feature that the bride wanted most on her florals list, even above the bouquet she was to hold. The feature that will stand right there in front of all those guests possibly melting in the heat, trying to survive and last the entire day in the unforgiving heat. The worry of the Orangery with its glass roof and an outside temperature set to be min 29c. I was awake all night – this was a florists nightmare!

On arrival Saturday morning, it was already 19.5 at 7.30 am.  I walked through the Main Hall into the Orangery and a weight was instantly lifted. The room was air conditioned! My face beamed, I was so happy and couldn’t help but say to myself “what was all the worry for, everything is going to be just fine!” and it was. With my face beaming I set to work, using layers and layers of soft Italian ruscus to create the main structure, then individually wiring and hanging 200 stems of white scented stocks to create the waterfall illusion and here it is – my waterfall inspired arch in all it’s glory having survived the day, bringing Laura and Michael’s floral dreams to reality.

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