28 July 2010

Cheetah Charm...Girl Power Fun!

I noticed the blog has been showing alot of our yellow work, so I thought I'd switch it up today, as the cupcakes I was going to post today were peach & yellow (I have saved them for another post!)!! My younger daughter loves the Cheetah Girls', so for her 8th birthday, we threw her a Cheetah Girls' Girl Power inspired party!

Cheetah print often comes across a bit "cheezy", and is normaly associated with more adult events such as Hen nights or Lingerie parties. So we had plan the event style with children in mind, always making sure that the cheetah print was used in the right places, so as she's 8, we kept it 8 year-old chic, with subtle touches of the cheetah print, setting it of against a hot purple, & a hot blue cheetah style print thanks to designer Bluwmagik!! The Pound store never lets me down with great finds for the accessories, including reusable bowls & cups in the right shades of the colour scheme in their picnic section. We used cheetah stars; hot blue silicone cupcake cases for the sweets; gold coloured plates to add some bling; soft blue & purple organza ribbons; purple & blue pom-poms; blue straws and a purple & cheetah print banner. So from Cheetah Charm Shoot juice, to cheetah print lollipops; charming Cheetah Charm cupcakes to Girl Power choccies...she had it all! Here's a sneak peak...


More Girl Power details to come...


Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

27 July 2010

CC Treats...Sunshine Treats

The last few months have seen us busy in the kitchen from wedding cakes, to cupcakes, to our Bob masterpiece...I guess you must be wondering who Bob is right?! Well keep scrolling...
  

Yellow Elegance wedding cake - we made the bottom and middle tiers our unique Cape Fruit Cake, made with Fair Trade raisins and sultanas from Cape Town, South Africa, soaked in brandy! Hmmmm. The top tier was our signature Vanilla Bean Sponge Cake with a light vanilla cream filling.



Respect to Bob Marley...this was an extremely fun cake to make! The cake was our Vanilla Bean Sponge and we covered the entire cake in fresh vanilla cream, yes...fresh cream!



More CC Treats to follow...


Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

15 July 2010

Yellow Elegance

And here are some of the stylish details...


Look out for our post on CC Treats as we feature our gorgeous wedding cake!

Sneak Peak


Have a FAB weekend ahead!

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

Yellow Elegance Behind the Scenes

After 28 degree temperatures, motorway delays, "stressed" flowers, etc, etc...we made it to the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, Woking excited & ready to setup for this wedding. The Lord Roberts Centre is a large marquee styled hall, and the neutral draping created the perfect backdrop to bring out our colour palette & our simple, yet stylish details.

The Details
The Flowers: white & ivory Gerberas; yellow carnation balls; vases filled with yellow gel crystals; white dried wood
The accessories: monogramed napkins wrappers; yellow & white napkins; yellow & grey organza favour bags; yellow & white pompoms; round mirrors; clear crystal beads; monogramed wine bottles; yellow silk...and a whole lot of attention to detail...the CocktailCouture way!

The details...Good to go...

The cake...

Getting there...

More to follow...

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

6 July 2010

A Blooming Love Bridal Shower

On one of the best summery days in May, we styled a surprise Bridal Shower in yellow, white and blue. The sunny weather was a perfect match to the bursts of yellow in the design accents. The theme of the shower was Blooming Love… showering the bride with blessings of love and well wishes as the couples love continues to blossom as they enter this new chapter in their lives!

The colour palette included a shade from the bride-to-be's wedding colours, and we went for the opposite of end and chose a lemony yellow and paired it with a nautical blue. The colours were fresh, spring tones, perfectly matching the time of year.

We styled a mini dessert buffet with Bluebell Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes, Lemon Cream Cupcakes, an array of delicate cookies, sweet popcorn cones, chocolate biscuit fingers with bridal messages of Love and Cherish. As yellow and blue are strong colours, keeping the serving platters white toned down the strength of the 2 colours together. We adorned the table with a Blooming Love banner, as well as balloon baskets, which were yellow of course! Our handmade pom-poms were a fantastic decorative accessory to dress the window area which over looked the venue's training field, and also served as good distraction from the running track. We kept the guest table's simple with Blooming Love themed napkin wrappers and our favourite biodegradable cutlery and added small clusters of yellow chrysanths as the centre piece.

We kept the food to light and simple finger food, which is a convenient way for guests to keep popping over to the table without disrupting the event program, lifting and clanging lids and spoons!! Trust me this happens a lot! Take a peak at the fantastic day enjoyed by all...

A Blooming Love Affair:


The Blooming Love dessert buffet


 The nibbles...yummm!
 

The little details...

 


The Blooming Bride-to-be...


Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

It's been a while…

It's been a while but we are back…when the body tells you to slow down, my best advice is to listen to it!! I had to learn the hard way, and have had to seriously slow down, take some time out and have had a lot of time to think. Thinking is good when you think positively and always jot down those positive thoughts…it helps to empty the mind "brain drain", and helps you create a clearer picture of the direction you are headed in.

We've been upto a lot over the past few months. Remember my gorg pair of saffron coloured Nina Ricci heels, well we were blessed with the opportunity to style the wedding, and the chosen palette was the yellow family centred around the colour saffron and we paired it off with a slate grey shade and pure white. I will be sharing an insight into the day, but here's a sneak peak…




Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events


12 January 2010

Bridal Buzz

It's 2010, you may have just started planning your 2010 or 2011 wedding planning or your plans are already in full swing...We'll be noting a series of tips and tricks with our Wedding Dictionary (not necessarily in alphabetical order!), as you anticipate your fabulous and stylish day!

Keep checking our site for the Wedding Workshop dates too!

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

V is For Valentine's Day

We are halfway through the first month in 2010, and can you believe it, Valentine's Day is nearly here...and we are currently working on a Red Velvet Tea Party. What comes to mind when I think of V Day is: deeps reds, plums, cherries, black silk, mocha, silks, velvet, vintage lace, pearls, diamant├ęs, damask patterns, sexy polka dots, red velvet cake, dark chocolate, pink champagne, scented candles, candelabras, deep red roses, silky lingerie, strawberries, laughter, passion, appreciation...your colour palette and style inspiration is what you make it.

In today's DIY lifestyle, why not create your own Valentine's Day event in your own home, be it for your beloved, for your gals, or even family. Valentine's day celebrates love and love is limitless! Remember our 5 senses always come into play when planning any event:
Smell- what scents will you use in the room?
Hear - what sounds will you use to create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere?
Touch - soft furnishing and silky fabrics, how will this feel on their skin?
Taste - aroma, colour, food flavours, all these should complement your setup.
See - sums up all of the above. Your colours, use of different shapes, sounds, aromas and choice of materials is what creates and delivers your unique and personal interpretation of Valentine's Day.


Click on the image for some FAB inspiration from the Wedding Paper Divas - Candy-cane-cocktail-party Inspiration Board


What is your colour inspiration for Valentine's Day?

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

4 January 2010

2010 New Beginnings

Greetings and warm wishes to you all. I would like take this time to wish all a Blessed and Prosperous 2010. Thank you to all who have encouraged, uplifted and supported us, helping CocktailCouture grow in 2009. It has truly been a blessing meeting you or working with you. I believe that your continued support will continue to take us to the next level as we start a new year and a new decade in true CocktailCouture style!

Over Christmas, we have been busy in the kitchen with our CC Treats, look out for some pics coming soon!!

In the meantime stay warm, it's COLD out there!!

Stylish Wishes and 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

29 July 2010

A Cheetah Charming Birthday

Some Girl Power Details...










Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

28 July 2010

Cheetah Charm...Girl Power Fun!

I noticed the blog has been showing alot of our yellow work, so I thought I'd switch it up today, as the cupcakes I was going to post today were peach & yellow (I have saved them for another post!)!! My younger daughter loves the Cheetah Girls', so for her 8th birthday, we threw her a Cheetah Girls' Girl Power inspired party!

Cheetah print often comes across a bit "cheezy", and is normaly associated with more adult events such as Hen nights or Lingerie parties. So we had plan the event style with children in mind, always making sure that the cheetah print was used in the right places, so as she's 8, we kept it 8 year-old chic, with subtle touches of the cheetah print, setting it of against a hot purple, & a hot blue cheetah style print thanks to designer Bluwmagik!! The Pound store never lets me down with great finds for the accessories, including reusable bowls & cups in the right shades of the colour scheme in their picnic section. We used cheetah stars; hot blue silicone cupcake cases for the sweets; gold coloured plates to add some bling; soft blue & purple organza ribbons; purple & blue pom-poms; blue straws and a purple & cheetah print banner. So from Cheetah Charm Shoot juice, to cheetah print lollipops; charming Cheetah Charm cupcakes to Girl Power choccies...she had it all! Here's a sneak peak...


More Girl Power details to come...


Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

27 July 2010

CC Treats...Sunshine Treats

The last few months have seen us busy in the kitchen from wedding cakes, to cupcakes, to our Bob masterpiece...I guess you must be wondering who Bob is right?! Well keep scrolling...
  

Yellow Elegance wedding cake - we made the bottom and middle tiers our unique Cape Fruit Cake, made with Fair Trade raisins and sultanas from Cape Town, South Africa, soaked in brandy! Hmmmm. The top tier was our signature Vanilla Bean Sponge Cake with a light vanilla cream filling.



Respect to Bob Marley...this was an extremely fun cake to make! The cake was our Vanilla Bean Sponge and we covered the entire cake in fresh vanilla cream, yes...fresh cream!



More CC Treats to follow...


Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

15 July 2010

Yellow Elegance

And here are some of the stylish details...


Look out for our post on CC Treats as we feature our gorgeous wedding cake!

Sneak Peak


Have a FAB weekend ahead!

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

Yellow Elegance Behind the Scenes

After 28 degree temperatures, motorway delays, "stressed" flowers, etc, etc...we made it to the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, Woking excited & ready to setup for this wedding. The Lord Roberts Centre is a large marquee styled hall, and the neutral draping created the perfect backdrop to bring out our colour palette & our simple, yet stylish details.

The Details
The Flowers: white & ivory Gerberas; yellow carnation balls; vases filled with yellow gel crystals; white dried wood
The accessories: monogramed napkins wrappers; yellow & white napkins; yellow & grey organza favour bags; yellow & white pompoms; round mirrors; clear crystal beads; monogramed wine bottles; yellow silk...and a whole lot of attention to detail...the CocktailCouture way!

The details...Good to go...

The cake...

Getting there...

More to follow...

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

6 July 2010

A Blooming Love Bridal Shower

On one of the best summery days in May, we styled a surprise Bridal Shower in yellow, white and blue. The sunny weather was a perfect match to the bursts of yellow in the design accents. The theme of the shower was Blooming Love… showering the bride with blessings of love and well wishes as the couples love continues to blossom as they enter this new chapter in their lives!

The colour palette included a shade from the bride-to-be's wedding colours, and we went for the opposite of end and chose a lemony yellow and paired it with a nautical blue. The colours were fresh, spring tones, perfectly matching the time of year.

We styled a mini dessert buffet with Bluebell Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes, Lemon Cream Cupcakes, an array of delicate cookies, sweet popcorn cones, chocolate biscuit fingers with bridal messages of Love and Cherish. As yellow and blue are strong colours, keeping the serving platters white toned down the strength of the 2 colours together. We adorned the table with a Blooming Love banner, as well as balloon baskets, which were yellow of course! Our handmade pom-poms were a fantastic decorative accessory to dress the window area which over looked the venue's training field, and also served as good distraction from the running track. We kept the guest table's simple with Blooming Love themed napkin wrappers and our favourite biodegradable cutlery and added small clusters of yellow chrysanths as the centre piece.

We kept the food to light and simple finger food, which is a convenient way for guests to keep popping over to the table without disrupting the event program, lifting and clanging lids and spoons!! Trust me this happens a lot! Take a peak at the fantastic day enjoyed by all...

A Blooming Love Affair:


The Blooming Love dessert buffet


 The nibbles...yummm!
 

The little details...

 


The Blooming Bride-to-be...


Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

It's been a while…

It's been a while but we are back…when the body tells you to slow down, my best advice is to listen to it!! I had to learn the hard way, and have had to seriously slow down, take some time out and have had a lot of time to think. Thinking is good when you think positively and always jot down those positive thoughts…it helps to empty the mind "brain drain", and helps you create a clearer picture of the direction you are headed in.

We've been upto a lot over the past few months. Remember my gorg pair of saffron coloured Nina Ricci heels, well we were blessed with the opportunity to style the wedding, and the chosen palette was the yellow family centred around the colour saffron and we paired it off with a slate grey shade and pure white. I will be sharing an insight into the day, but here's a sneak peak…




Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events


12 January 2010

Bridal Buzz

It's 2010, you may have just started planning your 2010 or 2011 wedding planning or your plans are already in full swing...We'll be noting a series of tips and tricks with our Wedding Dictionary (not necessarily in alphabetical order!), as you anticipate your fabulous and stylish day!

Keep checking our site for the Wedding Workshop dates too!

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

V is For Valentine's Day

We are halfway through the first month in 2010, and can you believe it, Valentine's Day is nearly here...and we are currently working on a Red Velvet Tea Party. What comes to mind when I think of V Day is: deeps reds, plums, cherries, black silk, mocha, silks, velvet, vintage lace, pearls, diamant├ęs, damask patterns, sexy polka dots, red velvet cake, dark chocolate, pink champagne, scented candles, candelabras, deep red roses, silky lingerie, strawberries, laughter, passion, appreciation...your colour palette and style inspiration is what you make it.

In today's DIY lifestyle, why not create your own Valentine's Day event in your own home, be it for your beloved, for your gals, or even family. Valentine's day celebrates love and love is limitless! Remember our 5 senses always come into play when planning any event:
Smell- what scents will you use in the room?
Hear - what sounds will you use to create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere?
Touch - soft furnishing and silky fabrics, how will this feel on their skin?
Taste - aroma, colour, food flavours, all these should complement your setup.
See - sums up all of the above. Your colours, use of different shapes, sounds, aromas and choice of materials is what creates and delivers your unique and personal interpretation of Valentine's Day.


Click on the image for some FAB inspiration from the Wedding Paper Divas - Candy-cane-cocktail-party Inspiration Board


What is your colour inspiration for Valentine's Day?

Stylish Wishes & 2 Kisses!!
CC Events

4 January 2010

2010 New Beginnings

Greetings and warm wishes to you all. I would like take this time to wish all a Blessed and Prosperous 2010. Thank you to all who have encouraged, uplifted and supported us, helping CocktailCouture grow in 2009. It has truly been a blessing meeting you or working with you. I believe that your continued support will continue to take us to the next level as we start a new year and a new decade in true CocktailCouture style!

Over Christmas, we have been busy in the kitchen with our CC Treats, look out for some pics coming soon!!

In the meantime stay warm, it's COLD out there!!

Stylish Wishes and 2 Kisses!!
CC Events