Mouth watering canapé ideas

Here is a sample of the hottest canapé wedding trends over the past year. Check out these 12 Delicious canapés; One for every month of the year!

From scrumptious scones with cream and jam in summer to mini mince pies at Christmas we have inspiration for every month of the yea r- whenever you may be planning your wedding. Treat your guests on your wedding day to any of these tasty appetizers.

Arrive in style on your wedding day!

Think creatively when planning your wedding day transport. By choosing something a little different you can add a fun and unique twist on your day. How have you envisaged arriving on you super special day? And how about a unique wedding day getaway for you and your bride/groom? Here we have transport ideas from hot air balloons, buses and vintage cars to bicycles and boats. Here is a whole collection of fun and unique ideas for you:

Wedding Cake Bonanza

Last year, we've noticed a trend of a multiple wedding cake. Apparently, brides can longer decide which cake is best for their special day. So they go for all of them :) Do you also feel that you can't decide? If so, concider having a Great Bake Off as part of your wedding sweet entertainment and spoil your guests with never ending wedding cake bouffet!

Check out the selection of lovely cakes we saw this year!

Wedding trends we adore for the spring/summer season

The Dress

Blush-coloured; a subtle but striking touch of colour is perfect for your spring and summer nuptials. Shades of pink and rose have emerged all over the runways as a much needed breath of fresh air from all of the overdone ivory gowns.

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The low back dress; this 2016 trend won’t be to everyone’s taste or for the wallflower bride but if you want to be a little more daring we love these looks!

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The Décor

Greenery; this is a welcome move away from more traditional floral venue decorations and will make your wedding one to remember as well as the added bonus of avoiding a clash of colours!

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The Lighting

Whether your theme is vintage, bohemian or even if a running theme isn’t your thing lighting can completely transform your venue.

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The Cake

Metallic; whether you want gold, silver, rose gold, bronze detailing or any colour you love, this trend has even the most traditional brides obsessing about these metallic wedding cakes!

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Floral

Why have a standard cake when you could have one that will certainly be a conversation starter this spring and summer?

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Over the years, we have shot so many amazing weddings! Take a look at our galleries to browse through many more inspirational images!

Love,

Lidia & Louise

Summer Wedding Party Alert! Coolest wedding party drinks and desserts!

The summer is here and WOW it's a hot one!

We've just experienced the hottest day of this summer so far and with a second heatweave due at the end of July, I thought I will send you some fun and creative drinks and desserts inspiration to cool down on your summer wedding party! 

Impress your guests with this 1920s Art Deco Great Gatsby Party wedding gold black berries desert roaring 20s vintage server creme brûlée!

Instead of making a big fruit salad, how about using champagne flutes to create cute, mini fruit salads with some whipped cream on top. Easy to serve and pretty on the table too! 

I can't take my eyes off these blackberry ice-cream with frozen cherries on top! Mmmmmm I bet your guests will love them too! 

Serve your guests Rhubarb & cherry Popsicles as a healthy after dinner treat! 

Raspberry 7UP® Punch: So easy to make, delcious, and kid-friendly, the perfect punch to greet your guests with on a hot summer day! 

I would love to know which one is your favourite! Let me know in the comments below! 

Have a lovely day!

Lidia

 

 

5 Creative Ways to Use Mini Kiko Frames as Part of Your Wedding!

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I absolutely love these mini kiko frames, I can think of so many creative ways of using them on your wedding day that I decided to make a quick list for you in this post. Ok, here it is: 

1. As a charm on your wedding bouquet. This is a perfect way to carry a picture of your loved one with you on your special day.

2. Send them with your wedding invitations. Tip: with a picture from your engagement photo shoot! 

3. As wedding favours for your loved ones - sent after the wedding as special gifts with a printed picture from your wedding day! 

 4. DIY "Memory Tree" for your wedding day. So popular these days! Print you favourite photos of you and your fiancee as children, as teenagers and finally as a couple. A great ice breaker for family members who can now find something to talk about! 

 5. To treasure something special from your wedding day, like a leaf, a feather, a piece of a wedding decoration or maybe a ribbon from your wedding flowers. 

 

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Wondering where to find them? ayersandgraces.com and notonthehighstreet.com have a great selection of them! 

Do you have any more ideas of how to use these cute little frames on your wedding day? Let me know in the comments below or take a look at our PORTFOLIO for more inspiration! 

Have a lovely day,

Lidia

5 wedding venues near Bristol to consider for your special day (with pictures!)

1. Eastwood Park is a stunning country house, overlooking acres of meadows and woodlands in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. We were fortunate to photograph there earlier this year and we loved the beautiful interior stain glass window, such a perfect backdrop for wedding photography! Eastwood Park is the perfect venue come rain or shine. Its relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff made sure that the bride and groom were at ease on their special day. Eastwood Park comprises of 69 en-suite bedrooms which makes it a perfect venue for overnight stay for all your special guests. 

2. Watershed - Most people know it as a cinema and bar but did you know that it doubles up as a wedding veune? Yes, thats correct! You could get married by Brunel’s Floating Harbour! Arriving or departing by boat – True Bristol style! Their 5 event spaces are a perfect blank canvas to create your unique wedding day. We photographed a fantastic christmas themed wedding there last year. We were most impressed by falling snowflakes visualisation behind the top table - truly impressive experience! The Watershed is known for it’s great food, relaxed atmosphere and contemporary feel. And you could have a private movie screening on your wedding day - something special for all film lovers! 

3. Old Down Manor is a truly unique venue with a beautiful Orangery, Bernays Room and magnificent Grand Hall it lends itself perfectly to an intimate wedding party. We shot a very special Great Gatsby themed wedding reception there last year, which was indeed a truly unforgettable experience. The venue has been transformed into a Great Gatsby movie scene with all the guests dressed up in the outfits from the 20's. What a fantastic and unique idea! You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the River Severn and Black Mountains and their many rooms provide the perfect atmosphere for your special day.

4. Clevedon Hall is rich in history with stunning surroundings and picturesque grounds. The main hall is bright and airy which is perfect for photography and there is a swing outside where  a couple can spend a relaxing time together away from the wedding party. All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated and picture perfect! We had a truly unique wedding photography experience with a bride surprising us with her flowery dress. It was a perfect wedding party! 

5. St. Audries Park is situated within 100 acres of tranquil deer park, overlooking the rolling Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel beyond. This fairytale manor house comprising of 35 Luxury bedrooms, a hidden cottage and the Peregrine House can provide the perfect wedding venue for every bride and her very own private fairytale. Our bride dreamed about a winner wedding and she even had a snow white inspired dress bespoke made and shipped from Russia especially for this occasion. Although we did not manage to get any snow, the day was truly unforgettable and full of beautiful moments. 

Hungry for more images from these fabulous venues? Go to portfolio section on our website! 

We hope you have a beautiful day, 

Lidia&Louise

5 Cutest Wedding Detail Ideas

We’ve had the pleasure to see so many beautiful and well-thought wedding details at the many weddings we photographed that we’ve selected the best 5 to share with you to spark some inspiration whilst you are making plans for you special day. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. M&M’s – if you are looking for something really unique then you must check out these personalised M&M’s favors. Each chocolate button is printed with your photograph, names and wedding date. What a sweet treat!

M&Ms wedding sweets

2. Vintage typewriter – add a touch of vintage style to your wedding day and ask your guests to leave you a personal message.

Vintage typewriter

3. Hand drawn table names - How cute are these table names, Bristol’s landmarks hand drawn by the Bride and Groom’s son. Cuteness overload!

hand drown wedding table plans

4. Scrabble bride and groom table names – we love these scrabble table names, it’s such a simple yet creative way of decorating your wedding table.

scrabble table sign
scrabble table sign

5. Birdcage post box for your wedding cards – if you are looking for something elegant then this birdcage post box is a perfect way of keeping all your wedding cards safe. 

birdcage wedding cards holder

If you are hungry for more ideas, browse through our portfolio where you will find so many other inspiring ideas to personalize your wedding day.

Love, 

Lidia and Louise