Your Kent Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 107)

FRESH FLAVOURS Claudia Newberry at Purple Flower ( says: Thinking of spring with my wedding cake designer hat on means seasonal flowers and foliage, fresh colours, scent, and light, fresh cake flavours. I love spring flowers such as cherry blossom, bluebell, lily of the valley and sweet peas as they have a beautiful scent and look fantastic on a cake table. As a fresh flower they’re not suitable for use on the cake itself, but if these are your thing, consider silk or sugar versions instead, adding that fresh spring vibe to your cake’s decoration. Bright or pastel sugar flowers can be matched to any palette, and they make a gorgeous keepsake after the big day. If sugar blooms aren’t for you, or don’t fit into your budget, consider adding fresh, edible flowers and herbs instead – freshly picked or dried and pressed. When it comes to taste, my recommendation is to incorporate fresh, light cake flavours. My most requested this year so far is lemon and elderflower. Beautifully floral and zesty, it takes over from richer flavours such as sticky toffee and salted caramel, both popular during the autumn and winter. LIGHT IT UP James Kerry from Powder Mill Productions ( says: We have three top tips when it comes to bringing the beauty of spring to your wedding. • Bursts of colour. You don’t have to rely solely on nature to provide you with a stunning floral backdrop. You can use both real and faux flowers for bouquets, table decorations, flower crowns, baskets full of colourful petals for the flower girls, the list goes on and on. Our range of rustic, light up letters and vintage selfie picture frame come with decorative blooms, whether you like pastel or bright sunflowers. For an extra pop of colour you can also hire our candy bar, which comes decorated too, and let your guests fill their sweetie bags with their favourite pick’n’mix. • Festival flair. Our mobile bar comes stocked with freshly-prepared cocktails, Pimm’s, locally-produced drinks and artisan gins to give your guests that festival feeling. • Mood lighting. In the spring it can still get dark quite early, so make sure your focal points aren’t just decorative during the day. Our illuminated rustic letters and candy bar light up the night with bright yet warm yellow light. They’re the perfect backdrop for photos or your dancefloor. You could also use fairylights and clusters of LED candles for your table decorations. A BLOSSOMING ROMANCE Nicky Tulip at Nicky’s Photography ( says: Spring is such a beautiful time of the year to have your wedding day. Such a lovely mild temperature, along with fresh leaves and flowers starting to bloom. To capture the season in your images I love to include those beautiful, natural surroundings and the low, early evening sunlight, which lends them a warm glow. Blossom is a delight to shoot and feature in photos in the spring and at different stages provides various hues throughout the early months of the year. It offers such variety and beautiful soft colours and tones. This can be complemented by your bouquet and colours of your wedding attire. 64