Category: News

Peggy Porschen Unveils Floral Cake Collection

Peggy Porschen is the Queen of cakes in Belgravia, she has mastered the alchemy of creating truly beautiful cakes, that delight the eyes and indulge the tastebuds. Peggy is the Creative Director of the renowned cake design company Peggy Porschen Cakes, working alongside her husband Bryn Morrow, who is Creative Director, and a team of highly talented pastry chefs.

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Over the years, Peggy has come to be known far and wide as a designer who never dissapoints. With a keen eye for the beautiful aesthetic, mixing a palate of pristine pastel colours and highly elaborate design techniques, that fashion what could almost be described as edible ornaments. She’s gained some high-profile clients including Sir Elton John, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Kate Moss, amongst others.

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Peggy has now launched a floral cake collection (perfect for Spring we say!) each design is worthy of a Rodin sculpture, with the floral designs so realistic you would swear that Peggy had just picked them from her garden. The collection ranges from cascading Peonies and Cherry Blossoms to Lily of the Valley. The designs are thoroughly modern, yet there’s a touch of age old beauty, you could easily imagine Louis XVI ordering one for Marie Antoinette.

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It took Peggy many months of research and design to create this botanical extravaganza, and her fastidious attitude has certainly paid off.

Image credits: www.peggyporschen.com & Georgia Glynn Smith

Agnes de Sucre Store Opening

If you’ve been wondering around Kensington over the past few weeks, specifically down Holland Street, you might have happened across an eye catching sign, a wreath of brightly painted flowers and macarons, and in the centre a message, saying “The Agnes is coming to Town”. This is the soon to be hub of the Agnes de Sucre empire, founded and run by Reshmi Bennett.

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Agnes de Sucre will be opening its doors very soon, with a soft launch, consisting of Reshmi’s tasty macarons, marshmallows, hot chocolate and aromatic Coutume coffee, there’s also chance to win a resplendent box of 18 macarons.

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It’s taken Reshmi 18 months of fastidious work, searching for the perfect property, renovation, design etc, now all that hard work has paid off. The store is nestled in the heart of Kensington and all are welcome, from macaron connoisseurs to anyone curious about these sweet French delicacies.

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Having trained in French cuisine at the prestigious Ecole Gregoire Ferrandi in Paris, along with working under the tutelage of a Michelin star chef, Reshmi certainly knows her stuff. She ingenuously incorporates traditional French, British and Asian influences into her recipes, interweaving the three to create a magnificent array of tasty treats.

We highly recommend you take a visit and sample some sweet goodies.

Hepburn Collection, Mariam Jensen & Deneemotion collaborate for Your London Wedding Magazine

An extravaganza of classic elegance

Glamour and city chic were the words du jour, when community members Hepburn Collection and Mariam Jenson collaborated on a recent bridal wear shoot.

Styled by the uber talented Bridal Musing and A Little London Wedding, the inspiration came from those classic Vogue editorials, of Parisian style elegance and feminine charm, crowned in a rose tinted haze. In all, the shoot was a confident display of classic luxury.

We caught up with Mariam and Sev from Hepburn to ask a few questions; on the artistic concept Mariam says “The concept was a chic, sexy, London bridal shoot with an editorial edge. The makeup was very chic and elegant, working well with the hair and dresses for the shoot. It’s always a pleasure to work alongside Sev from Hepburn Collection, as we look after many brides and private clients together in addition to our collaboration on various shoots.”

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Aesthetics aside, a bridal shoot would be nothing without creative hairstyling, as Sev explains “The shoot from a hair point of view was all about creating glamorous, chic up do’s and au naturel for the hair down…beautiful models; beautiful gowns; beautiful venue…what more can you ask for! Mariam Jensen is the Queen of Airbrushing and having now worked with her on numerous shoots, weddings and events we know that the job will be done with both passion and professionalism. Our job is to work according to what is required and being part of a team with Mariam Jensen on board we know that her talented skills will enhance and compliment any desired look.”

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The shoot was executed with fine precision, and community member Deneemotion captured all the magic in a minute long video, that truly clarified the charm and beauty of it all.

Community News – BerinMade Wins Big!

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Our wonderful community member BerinMade has won the the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards prize for best wedding stationary!  This is BIG news and great recognition for a company that truly deserves it! Congrats Erin & Ben xxx

 

 

 

 

For those of you who don’t know about BerinMade, they make beautiful, hand crafted and fully customisable stationary for weddings and other events.  Take a look at some of their designs below!

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Community News – Anges de Sucre featured in Wedding magazine

Our community member Reshmi of Anges de Sucre has a reputation for creating gorgeous and delicious desserts for weddings. In the latest issue of Wedding Magazine we got a close up of her new creations in collaboration with the highly talented Abigail of Abigail Bloom Cake Company – genuine gold leaf embellished vanilla bean and emerald lime macarons with gold-flake marshmallows! We also want to highlight the Rosali cake from Abigail, which  is absolute stunning! 

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And if all that wasn’t enough, in the same issue we got an inside glimpse of Reshmi’s own fusion wedding, where she elegantly brought together two cultures. Reshmi is an absolute superstar and we cannot wait to see what she does next.

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Community News – Nila Holden now supplies Fortnum and Mason

Our lovely Community Member, Nila Holden is now supplying Fortnum and Mason!

Established in 1707, Fortnum and Mason is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious retailers. Fortnum & Mason is recognised internationally for its high quality goods and as an iconic British symbol, holding many Royal Warrants over the past 150 years.

Congratulations Nila xx

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Community News – Savoy Weddings by Bruce Russell Launches

Strand-entrance-copy-1024x680Last Thursday a select group got together at The Savoy for the launch of Think Shaadi Community Member Savoy Weddings by Bruce Russell. An entirely personal and expert wedding service available from the moment a prospective bride and groom contact The Savoy.

The guests included Community Members Elizabeth Solaru from Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Leanne Roberts-Hewitt from Wild About and Florist Philippa Craddock.

Bruce is one of the top wedding planners in London and heads up a dedicated team who will oversee the entire wedding experience from the moment an enquiry is made through to the big day itself and until the very last guest has departed.

The immaculate launch took place in The Savoy’s Royal Suite. Spread over the front of the entire 5th floor, the suite offers some of the most magnificent views of the Thames. There is seamless luxury throughout the suite; with a customised mattress priced at £25,000, to ensure you receive the royal treatment. 

If you have not had an opportunity yet to experience this luxury, check out this virtual tour with the Head Butler, Sean Davoren to know what we are talking about!