Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 86)

HOT TOPIC Our local pros answer your big-day woes SWEET TREATS AND SHOWSTOPPERS We can’t agree on a flavour or look for our cake. What ideas can you share for a winter-themed design and how can we please everyone on flavour? If you’ve come up with your shortlist of flavours and just can’t decide, don’t! You can have a different flavour in each tier of your cake; that could mean several if you’re going for a multi-tiered showstopper. Another neat sidestep is a dessert table, laden with various sweet treats such as meringues, brownies, cookies and bitesize cakes. It also caters to both your guests’ dietary requirements and tastebuds, allowing for plantbased products and items made without gluten or nuts, or anything else you might wish to cover. On design, if you fancy a tropical themed wedding on the chilliest of Britain’s dark winter days, I say go for’s your day, after all! But if you’d rather reflect the season outside, there are plenty of ways to achieve that too. On style, cake designers love to hear about the overall theme of your day – colours, materials, florals and foliage, and then we can let our creativity flow. Maybe you’d like deep and brilliant blues with a cascade of hand-painted chocolate shards, neutral shades with a pop of festive floral colour, or textured pastel buttercream with metallic highlights. The only limit is your imagination. Maxine Den | Den Bake Shop | GET THE PARTY STARTED We want to create a party atmosphere for our evening celebrations. What does a live band bring to the occasion? A live band should bring that wow factor to your wedding. They should keep you and your guests engaged, thoroughly entertained and on that dancefloor. An experienced and well-rehearsed band, like Tashara Forrest and Sleeke Chix, will bring fresh and new originality to your favourite cover songs giving you and your guests an experience that you’ll never forget. We perform a vast catalogue of music, spanning several decades and genres of music and we have an initial consultation with this catalogue to find out what type of music and feel you want for your special day. We can also learn new songs and tailor make our sets to your desire. We recommend you choose your favourite upbeat songs that you and your guests love to dance to for the reception entertainment. You should also definitely throw in a handful of your favourite ballads if you want to, but remember if you want the party to be swinging it’s ideal to choose mostly up-tempo music. Finally, be sure to check out client testimonials of whichever band or performer you choose. We’re proud to have a page on our website dedicated to lovely words from previous clients. Tashara Forrest | Tashara Forrest & Sleeke Chix | 76