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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Wedding Flavours of 2014

The foods favoured for 2014 wedding breakfasts are very distinctive, and stand out in comparison with previous flavours from years gone by.

One of the “hottest” trends throughout this year is the increased selection of spicy foods being offered on the menu. As greater numbers of guests are inclined to enjoy more exotic flavours of the world, the palatable platters on offer are starting to include food from the Far East. Whether the fiery and tangy flavours of Thailand combined with matching traditional seafood options, formidable chilli dishes from South America, or the delectable variations of Indian curries, there is sure to be something to spice up your wedding reception that will please everyone.

It is also worthy of note, that this year’s cuisine is very much directed by season, and reflects the natural flavours associated with the time of year. Throughout summertime, expect to see an increase in zesty citrus flavours, and lighter meals, with flavour inspirations such as mint, elderflower or cinnamon and nutmeg; whereas the winter will host richer foods such as chocolates, hearty roasts with root vegetables, and warming sauces such as gravy or horseradish. Autumn will boast flavours such as fresh basil, rosemary, ginger, honey and quiches, cheeses, tarts and apples or pears.

Wedding cakes will also match this trend, with rich pralines and mocha flavours being widely favoured in the latter parts of the years, and fresh fruit adornments enhancing the cakes throughout the summer, with typical favourites being strawberries, raspberries, and lemon zest.

The final aspect of the wedding foods of 2014 we feel stands out as hugely symbolic is the serving styles. Whilst waiters will as always be dressed impeccably, the self-serving, family lay out style of the feast is on the increase. This brings an intimate feel to the proceedings, encouraging guests to interact with each other more, and creating an entirely relaxed feel to the proeedings.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

The Nekomimi Trend

Nekomimi, or bridal cat ears, are the latest wave of wedding trend from the Far East now showing signs of rapidly increasingly popularity on our shores.

Brides are swapping the traditional tiara in favour of these fantastic feline a-purr-tenance, with a huge, developing range of styles, ranging from lace through to exquisitely bejewelled Nekomimi, with the change in accessory showing a youthful and playful side to the wedding attire.

Such is the developing popularity, that Bridal Cat Ears are influencing wedding hair styles, and can be the perfect accompaniment to a having your cat as a wedding pet on the day.

Monday, 5 May 2014

A Reminder for all Brides – Don’t forget your emergency Wedding Kits!!!

Every bride plans for her special day to run seamlessly. One way to help ensure it will is by having your own special emergency wedding kit, so that any unforeseen crises that arise can be swiftly dealt with. It is all too easy for a tiny issue to escalate, especially on a day with emotion running so high, but this simple step will give you that extra reassurance.

There are a few essential things that ought to be packed into your kit, aside from each bride’s individual requirements, such as specific medicine or comforts.

Black Pearl Weddings recommend that the following items would be a great list to follow to have a comprehensive kit at your disposal - Transparent nail polish in case of laddered tights; Corsage pins; Spare earring butterflies; Spare tights; Hair pins or ponytail holder; Hem tape; Mini sewing kit; Safety pins; Adhesive tape; Small folding scissors; Static-cling spray; Tissues or hankies; Tweezers; Plasters; Pain killers; and Eye drops.

Ideally, a separate small bag of items for the bride should be looked after by the maid of honour, to cover the evening. This ought to include such items as Mobile phone and Money; Comb or brush; Hair products; Tissues or hankies; Makeup & Mirror; Nail file; Perfume; and Feminine hygiene products.

Black Pearl Weddings sincerely hope this is a help and wish all brides the very best for their wedding day!