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SOMETHING BLUE | LOWRI & PAUL

Posted on: January 22, 2015 by Judith, Posted in: Cake Life

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Have you ever thought of having your wedding cake as your something blue?

The colour blue has been connected to weddings for centuries as a symbol of love, modesty, fidelity, purity and loyalty. Many brides incorporate this color into their gown, by either wearing a blue stoned piece of jewellery or wearing a blue garter. But what about a modern spin – blue toenail polish? blue eye shadow? a blue ribbon tied into your flowers? or even blue shoes?

I asked around a few of my lady friends and whilst no one had chosen a blue cake, they were all quite traditional in wearing something meaningful on their special day .

Amy: I had my Taid’s blue initialled hanky sewn inside the skirt of my dress. My dressmaker also sewed a few blue beads inside the skirt.

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Amy & Shane have just celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary

Kate: I had my Nains blue garter that she had for her wedding. I also had a cross which has blue stones in it that was attached to my stems of my flowers.

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The gorgeous Kate all dressed up to marry Damien

Victoria: I wore my mums beautiful sapphire and diamond necklace-it was old, borrowed and blue

The smile says it all – Victoria and her new husband on their special day

The smile says it all – Victoria and her new husband on their special day

Emma had blue ribbons stitched inside the lining of her bodice and 2 little blue rosebuds put in the skirt, Lorraine wore a lace garter and had a blue bow sewn into my dress and Emily wore her mother’s blue earrings.

Last year we have seen the welcome return to fondant wedding cakes, but this year cake trends are likely to be classic wedding cakes with a modern twist. Not just plain white cakes, but beautiful creations shaded in all colours of the rainbow. Wedding cakes have become incredibly personal and couples are keen to inject their personality and colour style into their special cake.

Today I want to show you a shade which has become quite popular in recent days – shades of blue. You can start anyway you like. One customer last spring brought me a Paint Chart and from it we selected 2 particular shades of cornflower blue. Imagine your wedding cake in pretty muted shades of soft pastel blue all the way up to darker tones such as striking navy.

Colour Chart from Annie Sloane Paint

Colour Chart from Annie Sloane Paint

If you’re undecided about your colour scheme, why not head over to http://www.theperfectpalette.com, a delicious website I discovered recently dedicated to inspire you with colour possibility for weddings and parties

http://www.theperfectpalette.com

http://www.theperfectpalette.com

If you chose blue, you’ll be pleased to know you are in good company. In 2012 the Daily Mail announced blue to be the Queen’s favourite colour making up 29% of her wardrobe over a 12 month period. Like the Queen, Royal Kate’s favourite hue is blue making up 21% of her colour choices ranging from dark French navy and peacock through to pale turquoise, duck egg and the palest sky blue.

Source DAILY MAIL http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Source DAILY MAIL http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Source DAILY MAIL http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Source DAILY MAIL http://www.dailymail.co.uk

So back to our old English rhyme …..

Something olde, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in your shoe.
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for favour and prosperity.

The plain cake design really shows off the soft glowing fondant

The plain cake design really shows off the soft glowing fondant

Lowri was delighted with this soft shade of blue accented with matching satin ribbon and tiny pearls

Lowri was delighted with this soft shade of blue accented with matching satin ribbon and tiny pearls

Lorraine’s gorgeous topper was the crowning glory to a beautiful cake

Lorraine’s gorgeous topper was the crowning glory to a beautiful cake

Lowri and Paul styled their wedding around a vintage blue and ivory colour palette, and Lowri asked for a china blue/duck egg wedding cake.

The cake was topped with stunning fresh flowers by Daisy Chain Florist in Conwy including anenomes, wax flowers, spray roses, delphiniums and burplurum. Daisy Chain won ‘Best New Wedding Business 2014’ for North Wales

Rich shades of violet, pink and ivory anenomes, wax flowers, spray roses, delphiniums and burplurum.

Rich shades of violet, pink and ivory anenomes, wax flowers, spray roses, delphiniums and burplurum.

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Lorraine and Floss have a beautiful shop on the High Street in Conwy

Lowri and Paul were married in Conwy Town Hall, followed by their reception at the Conwy Golf Club, celebrating with their family and friends, with beautiful views across the Conwy Estuary.

I think she was pleased….

Many thanks to Judith for making my beautiful wedding cake. I have to say the cake was as lovely to eat as it was to look at. Judith was so kind and helpful and really managed to capture what I wanted. Many thanks!! x

Congratulations to Lowri & Paul – and much happiness for your future together

Love, Judith xx

Lowri & Paul

Lowri & Paul

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