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1 Magical macarons
Macarons are made into an art form in a new book by master patissier Pierre Herme His mind-blowing recipes include strawberry with balsamic vinegar, creme brulee and even pea and mint. Hate to bake? Then visit Pierre’s London boutique instead. Pierre Herme Macaron by Pierre Herme (£27.99, Stewart, Tabori & Chang).
2 Hire me pretty
Maria-Antonia Greenhill has more than 10 yearsexperience as a leading wedding planner – now she’s bringing her big-day expertise to your decor, too. She’s launched Duchess & Butler, a one-stop rental shop for exclusive tableware and furniture that’s been sourced from secret locations all around the world. Our picks? These opulent charger plates, gold cutlery and elegant pink glass (above right).
8 Something blue (and bubbly!)
Check out this fabulous blue sparkling wine from the vineyards of California (right). Blanc de Bleu gets its unusual baby blue colour from blueberries, which also give it a delicate fruit flavour.
Thank guests with both flowers and a card with a fresh floral gift (above right). All of the firm’s cards can also be personalised – why not turn them into a unique place-name-cum-favour?
5 Get guests birdwatching
As a pretty addition to stunning florals, InWater Flowers is also using porcelain flowers and birds on bare branches for a dramatic effect (right). We spy a trend!
The pretty list.
Channel your inner flapper with20 s details: think a cake that combines pearls and metallic beading coupled with an art deco invite. Pearlised lace cake, from £300 (serves 17), rosalind millercakes.com. Invite, £1.52, minted.com
Bee’s Bakery and Berin Made collaborated on this yellow floral cake. Created from edible printed icing, fl!
The Everything Cake uses buttercream icing, dripping ganache, fruit, edible flowers and pretty sugar detailing in three cool turquoise tiers. Cake, £350 (serves 120), molly bakes.co.uk. Invite, from £1.65, dottiecreations.com
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