Your East Anglian Wedding - December 2022/Januar 2023 (Issue 58)

MMMM CAKE! East Anglia-based Two Magpies Bakery has listed the trends they see emerging in 2023:  Bold colours — accompanied by coordinating flowers.  Stencilling. It can elevate a classic simple cake with a touch of texture or gold leaf.  Texture. A free-hand textured design can be most striking between smooth iced tiers.  Naked or Semi naked cakes — decorated with fresh berries and blooms, coordinated with the venue décor. Two Magpies Bakery AISLE STYLE Roberta and Tegan, the team behind Suffolk-based bridal boutique Silk & Maple, share their 2023 bridalwear trends to look out for:  Sparkles  Statement sleeves  Complete simplicity Roberta & Tegan | TABLE TALK Kate Cartwright from tableware brand Burleigh Pottery offers some tips on the trends coming up in 2023, so you can gain some inspiration for your tablescape. Bold colours: The wedding market has been dominated by neutral colours for a while, but now the fashion is starting to turn back to big, bold colours and this is reflected in the tablescapes that are starting to be created. So, go bold with your table decorations and flowers, and choose a colour palette or a theme that really suits you and your partner. There are lots of ways to bring your colour scheme into your tablescape; consider the colours of your tableware as well as the tablecloth and even the napkins. Unique lighting: 2023 is also the year for unique lighting at weddings. Candles are a classic choice for helping to make a tablescape romantic, try out some different stands for the candles and try to pick candles that go with your colour scheme. You can also opt for more contemporary and chic lighting ideas such as hanging bulbs. Pressed flowers: You’ve probably noticed designs for pressed flower cakes cropping up recently, and so it’s no surprise that this will continue to be a trend in 2023, both in food and table décor. Pressed flowers are a perfect way to add some whimsical romance to your tablescape, not only the cake but table decorations, napkin holders and other elements. Personal touches: In terms of your tablescape, this might mean personalised centrepieces or place settings. Or, you might add custom decorations that you’ve had specially made for your event. Your personalisation could also come from designing your own signature cocktails or dishes for the day, so that your guests can benefit from your culinary palette. Kate Cartwright | Psst! Read more about tablescaping online now: Sarah Alouache Bridal 86