How to make the most of your cake tasting…

The cake tasting is traditionally supposed to be the most fun part of your wedding planning. Movies always show happy brides sitting contentedly among hundreds of samples with their nearest and dearest – and why shouldn’t it be like that? But before you come out cake tasting, there are a few things you can do to really make the experience into a movie moment! Choose the right cake company There’s no point tasting all these wonderful flavours... Read More

We love: Dream Cake Toppers

Dream Cake Toppers create personalised cake toppers of outstanding quality. They have been perfecting handcrafting techniques for over 15 years and the new website is a unique place where couples can come and enjoy the creative experience, as well as to get lots of advice on their cake topper project. The cake toppers are made fully by hand with a unique combination of resin and poly clay based on photos suplplied by the wedding couple. The cake... Read More

Wedding Planning: Helpful Hints & Tips

1)      Setting your BUDGET Before you start planning your wedding, you need to know what you’ve got to spend and who is paying for what. This may involve a slightly awkward conversation with your families, but being up front now is essential. The largest part of your budget will be spent on your reception venue, food and drinks followed by your wedding dress, décor, entertainment, photography, videography and any other smaller miscellaneous... Read More

Wedding Cake Offer [closing date: 10 August 2012]

Dear BOC Readers! Who would have thought….ten years ago on the 10th August, I took that same leap of faith into the salubrious world of marriage into which many of you guys reading this blog are about to delve. So to celebrate, I, Tasha from N.O. Cakes R Better is offering this amazing offer to Bride of Colour Blog readers and the wider masses a 6″, 9″ and 12″ wedding cake in the design choice of the bride (Ts & Cs Apply)... Read More

Going for Gold: African Vintage Wedding Inspiration

There are many people going for gold at the moment at London 2012, but here on the blog we are going for the golds, blacks, whites, reds and purples of the African sub-continient! This African vintage styled shoot is a contemporary interpretation of Africa’s diverse and unique cultural heritage and an homage to the modern day African princess, using colours ranging from dramatic black and white, metallic gold to shades of coral; traditional... Read More

Hen Party Idea: Wedding Flowers Workshops

If you have ever wondered about having a different type of hen party, then learning how to arrange wedding flowers may be right up your street. Expert florist, William Clarke will be running workshops from 1st September 2012 in Battersea. Groups will run with between 8-12 people so plenty of room for your mum, mother of the groom, nan as well as your BFFs! All hen party workshops will be bespoke and created around the individual requirements of... Read More

Rainbow Club Wedding Shoes, Tiara & Accessories

Rainbow Club are well known for their wedding shoes, but they have a new range of veils, tiaras and accessories. The full range can be viewed on their website. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 20%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode()... Read More

We love: Tabloach Productions – Barbie/Ken Doll Customisations

A cool idea for a thank you gift for your flower girl or little bridesmaid is a unique Barbie doll that looks like them! Loanne Hizo Ostlie who runs Tabloach Productions has been customising Barbie and Ken dolls (and others!) for over 10 years with new hair and facial features. For for more information on doll customisations visit their website or store.  Read More

2013 wedding dress collections

A quick look at the spring 2013 wedding dress collections show that it is not all strapless gowns for next year! Sleeves and shoulders are making an appearance from sheer three quarters, lacy decolletage to diagonal one one shoulder straps. Bows are back – bigger and better than ever! A move away from heavily bejewelled bodices to tulle, lace definition and coloured accents. Red is a staple colour in any catwalk bridal collection but 2013... Read More

We love: Bibi Invitations

Bibi Invitations was created to reflect the vibrant black culture and life style that is missing in most traditional wedding cards. Bibi Invitations draw inspiration from the deep and luxurious colours and patterns on African Fabrics such as kente, Aso Oke and Mudcloth. Bibi Invitations offers 3 distinct collections: Okin Signature Collection – Our haute couture luxury invitations. The invitations in this collection shimmer and shine with     ... Read More

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