Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Antique Chic

Conde Nast Brides Magazine has featured some of Idyllic Days' crystal fruit bowls and cake stands in their "Antique Chic" article in the March/ April 2010 issue. 

For this shoot, the crystal bowls were filled with fruit and a gold number from Posh Graffiti and used as table number holders; a super lovely idea. I am a huge fan of Posh Graffiti and have often used their letters to spell out various words at weddings. Placed on a mantlepiece or hung with ribbon from a tree, the initials of the couple or words such as "love" make a great little feature.

The crystal bowls also look fabulous filled with roses as centrepieces, or even filled with sweets or favours at a feature table. 

Cake stands aren't just for cake! The single tiers stacked here are for showcasing Laduree macaroons and other sweetmeats for guests to help themselves to. They can also be used as centrpieces filled with flowers or for displaying miniature desserts.

Add some candles and faux pearl strands to really complete the look, and you're good to go. Antique Chic created! x

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Flickering Candlelight

Last week I made a trip down to the sunny Hampshire countryside to meet with the lovely Alesia from Alesia Barry candles. Alesia creates beautiful handmade candles from natural soy and vegetable waxes, which are perfect for weddings, parties or a cosy home. 

Embellished with Swarovski crystals and ribbons, the pillar candles make for elegant centrepieces and would also be perfect on a church windowsill for a crisp Winter wedding. The table candles and wedding favours are a great alternative to plain votives and add the finishing touch to any table.

The candles are all beautifully packaged and lightly fragranced; I particularly loved the Waterlily & Clementine and Sweet Lime & Black Pepper; both of which smelt wonderfully fresh, and the deep musky scent of Sandalwood & Vanilla.

There is nothing quite like candlelight to create a beautiful atmosphere at any wedding or party, and Alesia's creations are utterly lovely!