Miscellaneous Monday: Loving Local!

Normally on Miscellaneous Monday, we collect our favourite wedding finds from across the web – spanning different countries, many times! – but today we thought we’d share some of our recent favourites from closer to home. The West Country has a thriving wedding industry that we love being part of, so we don’t have to think twice about showing off local suppliers.
Favourite inspiration: Willy Wonka photoshoot by @WWWWBristol
Last week we blogged about Weird & Wonderful Wedding World that’s coming to Bristol for a second time this year. To really set the theme for the event, the creative behind this unique event did a Willy Wonka themed wedding shoot and we are loving every snap! Here are just a few of our favourites, but you can see more over at the WWWW site.

  

Favourite cakes: novelty cakes by Ann Pickard of the Icing Centre
Ann is far from being your typical wedding cake maker/designer. Not only does she specialise in novelty cakes – but each one is unique to the bride or groom that requests it. Also – forget picking out a cake topper that (let’s face it) doesn’t in any way actually resemble you. Ann also specialises in making sugar models of people – so your cake topper will ACTUALLY look like you and your spouse-to-be! Amazing. Here’s one of our favourite designs (full galleries are at the Icing Centre website).

Favourite limited-time offer: The Pop-up Bridal Boutique
Designer Charlotte Smith launched her bridal company in 1998, specialising in ultra-wearable, low-maintenance styles and alternatives to traditional wedding gowns. This year, she’s branching out by launching The Pop-Up Bridal Boutique, which will be resident in The Galleries, Broadmead for 50 days only, starting on the 15th of April. The boutique will feature her collection, which ranges from elegant, streamlined dresses and tailored jackets, to contemporary culottes and short dresses, employing a diverse scope of fabrics. Charlotte herself will be available by appointments for one-to-one consultations and fittings.