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A Mulberry Inspired Photoshoot

January 19, 2012

Much has been made of ‘it’ handbags in fashion circles lately, with the past few years characterised by the era of the Fendi Baguette, the Balenciaga Lariat and the Chanel 2.55.  I must admit to largely by passing this trend, with one exception – Mulberry.  Whether it’s the smell of the leather, the British craftsmanship and heritage or the classic designs, their bags send me weak at the knees.  I’d best not divulge exactly how many I own in case Mr Tempting Cake reads this…

So when the ever-stylish Melanie from Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events mentioned she had a Mulberry-themed shoot in mind, it was clearly right up my street.

Mulberry ad from Sunday Times Style mag

We created a Tempting Table for the shoot, incorporating spring fresh duck egg blues, and natural elements such as birds, feathers and flowers

Mulberry themed Tempting Table by Tempting Cake

Mulberry themed Tempting Table by Tempting Cake with bouquet by Elizabeth Marsh. Image by Tempting Cake

Our duck egg blue cake sat perfectly in front of the blue wall behind.  The flowers adorning the cake are all hand-made from sugar and include blossoms, buds, ivy and roses in wreaths around the cake to echo the floral headwear.

Tempting Cake Mulberry wedding cake

Tempting Cake Mulberry wedding cake, with hand-made flowers. Image by Edward Webb Photography

Tempting Cake Mulberry Wedding cake close up

Ready for its close up. Image by Edward Webb Photography

The cake was complemented by some love bird cookies, which were positioned facing each other to bring them to life.

Tempting Cake love bird cookies

Coo coo, I love you Tempting Cake love bird cookies. Image by Tempting Cake

We displayed the feather cookies displayed in a striking pin wheel fashion for maximum impact.

Tempting Cake feather cookies

Tempting Cake feather cookies

Tempting Cake feather cookies. Image by Tempting Cake

Mini eggs with their crackle glazed surface and soft colour palette were a cute addition to the table.

Mulberry Tempting Table by Tempting Cake

Mini eggs in the foreground. Image by Tempting Cake

Finally, our buttercream rose piped cupcakes in tissue paper green leaves completed the line up.

Tempting Cake buttercream flower cupcakes

Tempting Cake buttercream flower cupcakes. Image by Tempting Cake

Melanie’s organisation was evident on the day with everything running like clockwork.  Her high fashion experience resulted in stunning looks like this coming together under her watchful eye at the beautiful Dartmouth House

Mulberry bride full length shot

High fashion look styled by Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events. Dress by Ritva Westenius, bouquet by Elizabeth Marsh, make-up by Shari Rendle and hair by Lucy Oldham. Image by Edward Webb

Soft and romantic look styled by Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events
Soft and romantic look styled by Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events

Melanie planned the shoot in conjunction with Floral Designer Elizabeth Marsh, who created striking floral accessories.  The flower girls at two of the biggest weddings of 2010 (Kate Moss and Kate Middleton) sported flower fairy-esque head bands, and Elizabeth’s creation complements the bouquet perfectly.

Floral headpiece

Full bridal bouquet with coordinating head piece. Image by Edward Webb

Cutture provided the beautiful stationery, with delicate trees and a luxurious purple script:

Laser cut tree invitations by Cutture

Laser cut tree invitations by Cutture

Full list of credits

Styling: Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events, www.cranberryblueweddings.co.uk

Flowers: Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design, www.emfd.co.uk

Photography: Edward Webb, www.edwardwebb.com

Tempting Table: Tempting Cake, www.temptingcake.com

Hair styling: Shari Rendle, www.sharirendle.com

Make up styling: Lucy Oldham

Venue: Dartmouth House, http://www.dartmouth-house.com/

Models: Sara Rosengren and Natalia Zawadzka

Stationery: Cutture, www.cutture.com

Dresses: Ritva Westenius, www.ritvawestenius.com

Shoes: Emmy, www.emmyshoes.co.uk

Headpiece: Couture Beading, www.couturebeading.com

Chairs: Allen’s Hire, www.allenshire.co.uk

TC x

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2012 8:57 am

    Love love love that cake!!! So pretty & delicate xo

  2. February 20, 2012 9:38 pm

    Emily this must be one of the prettiest cakes ever made! Absolutely love it.

  3. August 9, 2012 4:57 pm

    Love the blue, dusty pink and purple colours together. Really nice theme too.

    • August 10, 2012 5:20 pm

      Thank you Jacqui, it’s certainly been one of our more popular cakes! Cranberry Blue Weddings and Elizabeth Marsh Florist are to thank for the overall theme.

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