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These gorgeous photos of flowers in a rainbow of pastel colours were part of Alissa and Ryan’s wedding as featured in Style Me Pretty.

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We were lucky enough to be invited to a lovely wedding on a farm in Suffolk. Fairy lights filled the trees and twinkled in the rivers that surrounded the farm.

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The bride had got crafty and made most of the decorations. Bunting was created from different textures of white fabric and blue and pink fairy lights trailed the beams of the farmhouse along with homemade butterflies.

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Each guest was given a local pickle or chutney in cute little jars tied with rose pink ribbons printed with the message ‘To have and to hold’. Get these ribbons for your own big day at Cox & Cox.

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Photo by the wonderfully talented people at Q Weddings.

Actually despite the title of this post being ‘picture’ of the week, this is such a beautiful sunny wedding and the photography so great, let me share a few more pictures with you…

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Portrait by Richard Nicholson

Hope and Greenwood is a sweet shop in London set up Husband-and-wife owners Miss Hope and Mr Greenwood, to celebrate British confectionery. The shop itself celebrates the by-gone era with glass jars of candy lining the walls.

It’s the perfect place to get inspiration for a retro sweets table at your wedding.

The Hope and Greenwood website even has a wedding page where you can mail order your candy. Some of the sweets come with lovely background stories which make them even more difficult not to fall for. For example here’s the Cherry Love Me Trues

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There is a 19th century English tradition in which a procession of singing maidens form an arch of cherry blossom, a symbol of fertility and innocence, through which passed the available young men of the village.

‘Come hither, sweet sir
And take this cherry fine,
Love me true the live long day
My winsome Valentine!’

Or the Rosebud funbag

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In days of yore it was the custom to tie a velvet pouch of rose petals under your coat to attract a lover; so, should you be feeling amorous, a bag of delicately fragranced Rosebuds nestling in your trouser pocket should make you irresistible.

They also make Strawberry swirl Lollipops which you can personalise with your names and the date of the wedding.

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They’d look great on a summer fete candy buffet. Again, I turn to Amy Atlas for the ultimate in sweetie table inspiration:

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HOPE AND GREENWOOD
1 Russell Street, Westminster, London, WC2B 5JF
Tel: 020 7240 3314
Email: misscherrylips@hopeandgreenwood.co.uk

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I came across this excellent competition at Polka Dot Bride. The website asked readers to send in their cake designs and Australian cake decorators would make their dream cake a reality. I loved looking at the imaginative designs especially as my fiance and I will have to draw something similar to design our cake. Here’s a couple of my favourites!

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Having been inspired by other wedding blogs I have created my own inspiration board. I found pictures of elements I’d like to include in the wedding and put them together. Its very easy to do
Go to Mosiac Maker and follow the instructions. A great way to see all your ideas in one place. I’ve created one for wedding food too which I will include in a later post. Enjoy!

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