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Introducing My Little Cake Studio

Introducing My Little Cake Studio

Bespoke Wedding Cakes in Leicestershire and the Midlands

I’m really pleased to introduce you to My Little Cake Studio owned by cake designer Debbie Milne. Based in Leicestershire, Debbie creates bespoke wedding cakes and favours for weddings in the East Midlands but has been known to travel much further afield to deliver her creations.

I worked with Debbie on our photoshoot at Kelmarsh Hall in January 2018. She went above and beyond the brief to create a glamorous 1920’s cake, arriving with a four tier masterpiece and even going as far as to recreate the headdress design for the top of the cake. It was an incredible show stopper and accompanied by a compliment of beautiful smaller cakes to match the colour scheme. I love Debbie’s enthusiasm for what she does – she is positively brimming with ideas for the next cake challenge.

Come and see My Little Cake Studio at a selection of our wedding fairs.

Cake table, chandelier and crystal backdrop by Nerissa Eve Weddings | Flowers by Hiden Floral Design |  (c)Buckinghams

Introducing Once Upon A Time Flowers

Introducing Once Upon A Time Flowers

Stunning Wedding Flowers & Bridal Bouquets

There are some wedding creatives that make my heart skip a beat – and Once Upon A Time wedding flowers is just such a creative. I first met Tracey Morgan when she exhibited with me at Kelmarsh Hall Wedding Fair back in January. She created an enormous ‘just foraged’ display in the Great Hall and since we started following each other on social media, I have fallen in love with her work. I am therefore so excited that she has accepted my invitation to join my Wedding Collective.

Based on the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, Tracey creates beautiful and dramatic floral displays for brides-to-be. Her work truly is inspired and one can’t help but notice an influence from her work amongst the gardens and grounds of so many stately homes.

Just as important as her floral flare, Tracey is a super lovely person whom I’m sure makes all her brides feel at ease. I am delighted to welcome her to my list of suppliers I love.

Do please contact Tracey to discuss your wedding story – she is the perfect flower queen to create your happy ever after.

Contact Tracey Morgan 07912782075

stories@onceupon-atime.co.uk

Find Once Upon A Time Flowers  in the Wedding Collective

www.onceupon-atime.co.uk

Place Cards or Palm Trees

Place Cards Or Palm Trees

Wedding Place Cards

Personally the idea of creating 100+ place cards fills me with dread! I know you crafty types probably love the idea of going crazy with pretty paper and unusual letter stamps but for the rest of us it’s ‘err thanks but no thanks!’

So for those of you whom, like myself, would rather cut your guest list than cut paper (attention span of a gnat, me), you need the gorgeous Amelia Freestone at Millie Stone UK Calligraphy as your new bestie!!!

Professional Calligrapher

Amelia will take this horrendous job off your hands and create absolutely beautiful place cards your guests will smuggle out for a keepsake. Amelia has an Etsy shop or you can give her a tinkle and chat through your options – either way, you could be sipping a rhubarb gin and planning your honeymoon instead of practising your best hand writing!

I know which I’d rather be doing!

Chin chin  x

Contact form in the Wedding Collective
07891 088980
www.millie-stone.co.uk

Introducing George Simpson

Introducing George Simpson

Live Acoustic Musician & Vocalist

Super excited to introduce you to the fabulous George Simpson. Both a live acoustic musician – George plays both guitar and piano – plus an award winning vocalist, George Simpson also offers DJ services and even a 4 piece band option!

Based in Leicestershire, George Simpson performs across the UK and throughout Europe and is one of the top solo artists on the weddings and events circuit. He has just released his latest album ‘Hearts Were Gold’ (download it now on iTunes!) making him a very popular performer for couples wanting something extra special for their big day. As such, if you would like George to perform at your wedding please don’t dilly-dally in giving him a call to get your date in his diary. 

Contact George Simpson – 07817 388223

Find George Simpson in the Wedding Collective

www.georgesimpson.net

George Simpson will be performing live at a selection of forthcoming Wedding Fairs by Buckinghams.

It’s not just the sticky sausages!

It’s Not Just The Sticky Sausages!

“I love Prestwold Hall”

Okay, it’s easy for me to simply make that statement. Bloggers say they love this and they love that every day! It’s important to me however, that you know this isn’t just a disposable comment. This is a true statement of my genuine respect and admiration born from my personal experience.

I have the privilege and pleasure to work with the Prestwold Hall team twice a year to organise their wedding fair. In my opinion, for every great event there has to be a great venue and a team that genuinely care about the event and want it to be a success.  In my experience, every member of the team at Prestwold Hall has gone that extra mile. Before every wedding fair their anticipation and preparation makes me feel confident about the event ahead. Their attention to detail is reassuring. Their calm demeanour, soothing (I’m a stress head so I really value this!). Not to mention their patience! And boy do they need patience with me when I’m rearranging the floor plan at the last minute…. for the third time!

It all comes down to knowing their craft. And co-ordinating an event is a craft. Understanding the real meaning of hospitality. Ironically, hospitality is what’s missing from many venues. But not at Prestwold. A team of highly experienced hospitality and catering professionals steer the ship. They are ably assisted by a fabulous crew of men and women, smartly turned out, always with a smile, nothing too much trouble. They are passionate about service. Passionate about delivering a fabulous experience for every guest who walks through the door. Passionate that you feel at home and looked after. They know what they’re doing. And they do it superbly time and time again. It’s this consistency that is so important when you are planning an event. That reassurance that they have your back, they’re right there with you every step of the way.

Now you’re planning your wedding

If you are currently at the venue hunting stage of your wedding journey, I don’t ever want you to underestimate the importance of the venue team you’ll pull in around you. Choosing the perfect wedding venue is not just about the views and the late licence rules. You’ll discover as you move closer to your big day, the people who surround you will become even more important to your state of mind and general well being. They must value your event as much as you do. You must have a connection with them and a good line of communication. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Surround yourself with people you trust.

Prestwold Hall In Leicestershire - Dottie Photography

So don’t ever think when I say “I love Prestwold Hall” that I’m just saying it. I genuinely do love this venue and the people who work so hard to deliver the beautiful weddings and special events that happen here.

Not to mention you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted their sticky sausages!

EJ x

Prestwold Hall, near Loughborough, Leicestershire
www.prestwold-hall.com
01509 880236
Mention ‘Buckinghams’ when you call!

Images of Pete & Zara’s beautiful wedding at Prestwold Hall with huge thanks to Dottie Photography  x

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