Saturday, 25 February 2012

Dotty About...Selina and Mike's Wedding

Well, I had the most fantastic wedding on Thursday at work, so I just HAD to share it with you.

My bride and groom, Selina and Mike, were amazing clients from start to finish, so much so that I almost felt I was one of their wedding guests!! Selina insisted on having twinkly lights everywhere throughout the venue, which really appealed to my romantic side, and they chose a brightly decorated Slattery's Giant Chocolate Cupcake as their main cake topper, appealing to my fun side!

But best of all, they chose Jonny Draper Photography. I have never worked with Jonny before, but I so enjoyed his relaxed approach to his work, that I am really looking forward to working with him again...especially when he comes out with pics like this!

For a peek at the pre-wedding shoot which Jonny did with Selina and Mike, visit his blog here

To Selina and Mike: You guys are amazing. Wishing you love, health, wealth and happiness for your future together. xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dotty About...Best of British

A little insight into the Charity Ball at Heaton House Farm.

A little fun had by all, and a grand total of approx £9600 raised for Cancer Research.

Well done everyone.

Best Of British Ball 18/02/2012 from Daniel Hough on Vimeo.

Source: Daniel Hough

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Dotty About...Best of British

This week I ran event for charity - Cancer Research - organised every year at our venue by a fantastic lady who lost her best friend to cancer six years ago.

The ball was beautifully themed with the tables being named after olympic champions and several very British accessories such as a Land Rover and a traditional telephone box for photo opps.

But of course, my favourite bit of styling was the traditional English tea party table with cakes, sandwiches pork pie(?!?!) and some of my very own vintage crockery donated for the night

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Dotty About...Pie

Having watched a very odd but amusing film yesterday called "waitress", about a woman famous for her pies!, I felt it was about time to get the ol' baking skills out.

Now, my Husband is a MASSIVE fan of the of the old Egg Custard Tart, personally I couldn't think of anything worse, but I guess I love the guy, so wanted to have a little go at it...well imagine my happiness when flicking through one of my Mum's cast-off Olive Magazines to find a Lemon Custard Tart recipe!

Let's just say...I am DOTTY ABOUT Egg Custard too now!

Anyone for Pie?

Monday, 13 February 2012

Dotty About...Vintage

Specifically The Vintage Village held at Stockport's Historic Market Hall, which is vintage in itself, on the 2nd Sunday of every month.

What can I say other than...What a smasher of a fayre.

With loads of little stalls selling a variety of vintage items to interest all and sundry from jewellery made from buttons to 50's radio's which have been wired up so they can play an iPod (no joke, that was SOOoo cool!), from original vintage clothing to vintage patterns and fabrics to make your own!

I met a lovely lady who had a stall called Vintage Bell, with loads of gorgeous gloves! What she didn't know about gloves, wasn't worth knowing, and it made my purchase even more worth while when I was rewarded with a scrummy homemade macaroon!

And, then we came across this gem!

I really hope it goes to a great home and is spotted at a fabulous vintage style wedding

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Dotty About...Valentine's Day

I don't know about you, but I have started getting emails from a variety of companies, trying to entice me to buy something commercial and expensive for my loved one for Valentine's Day.

Unfortunately, my husband's feelings about Valentine's Day is one of well, I can't describe it as anything other than hatred actually..."commercial clap-trap" is a phrase that get's regularly pulled out at this time of the year!

As a lover, however, of all things romantic (it's true! opposites attract!) I am always on the look out for a nice gesture. In my opinion, Valentine's day was invented for men like my husband. Men who aren't always very good at saying things they feel, and who require an "love amnesty day".

Anyway, I have been seeking out some wonderful home-made gifts to avoid the "commercial clap-trap", but to treat your partner on Valentine's day to something special and personal.

Source: via Catherine on Pinterest

Now there is no excuse not to do something for your loved one on Valentine's.

Dotty About...Manchester United (well, someone has to be!)

I am very excited today about the cake I have made for a 30th Birthday. I hope you like it too :D

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