Monday Mood Board: Bake Off Inspired Wedding – Ready Steady… Bake!
Ok, so The Great British Bake Off finished last Wednesday, and admittedly we are feeling a little down about it, and we are sure you are too? Also, we still aren’t too sure on how to feel about the whole move to Channel 4, it just wont be the same without Mel and Sue! However, on the plus side #WeddingHour will still be taking place 9-10pm every Wednesday! Have you joined in yet?
To cure those Bake Off blues why not throw your very own (typically British) wedding or party, to be honest any party will do (when wouldn’t it)! And of course, if you are a massive foodie, this could be just the wedding theme for you. So, sit back, relax and enjoy a lovely heart warming cuppa whilst you read our GBBO inspired Blog.
The venue? Of course we have to talk venues. This goes without saying… If you really do want to go the whole way when it comes to a Great British Bake Off inspired wedding, then it just has to be a marquee wedding.
We are thinking in the grounds of a ‘Typically British’ grand stately home or castle. If you are looking for inspiration then to take a quick look at The Wedding Affair Approved Venue Directory! Take a look for venues with vast gardens, beautifully adorned with blooms and plenty of space for outdoor games! One of our favourites… Swinton Park, have you seen it? It’s just a stunning wedding venue!
For the foodies… we are talking cake (our favourite ever topic!), savouries, pastries… You name it we have the inspiration. After reading this post you will be able to throw a Bake Off party that even Mary Berry her self would be seriously impressed by!
For the creative couples, why not set up your very own bake off? Ask your guests to bring their own creations and create a huge dessert table? Alternatively, ask your very talented cake creator to make a bespoke dessert table. Or, if its profiteroles, macaroons or chocolates you are after, do say hello to the lovely Zoe from Tiers Of Joy Patisserie!
In week 6 the bakers battled with blooms for the Great British Bake Off’s first ever botanical week. Flowers have adorned wedding cakes for many years in vast forms, with a few fresh flowers falling round the cake’s sweeping tiers here, a dash of daintily created sugar petals there, or an edible colour and flavour floral injection (just has to be elder flower, on our opinion!).
Make your cake a GBBO-worthy showstopper with our pick of the best suppliers, who create the most stunning wedding cakes to inspire you!
Here at The Wedding Affair we love it when bunting is used at weddings. Bunting instantly adds that lovely Spring / Summer feel to any wedding, and depending on which style of bunting you choose can add a summer fete, vintage or rustic feel to the day. Perfect for your Great British Bake off inspired day! P.S – we adore glittery and sequin bunting… add a touch of glamour to your day!
To be honest, any stationery that is beautifully crafted will look great, choose colours and designs that you feel represent your wedding… we are feeling dainty floral presses or cute miniature cakes. Your wedding invitations and save the date cards are fabulous ways of informing your guests of your British Bake Off, give some guidelines, or incorporate recipes into your stationery to make it extra special! We love, love, love the idea of table names beginning with different types of pastry or cake… do talk through with your talented designers of creative ways of creating stationery! Check out The Wedding Affair Approved Stationers for more inspiration!
Have you held a GBBO inspired wedding, or perhaps you have held a wedding bake off? We would love to know your idea’s, or do you have any further inspiration you could give to our lovely Bride’s and Groom’s? Please do let us know in the comments section below…