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30th August 2016

As Featured in...!!!

Hot off the heels of our amazing feature in BRIDES Magazine in July, we have now been featured in the September Issue of none-other-than TATLER MAGAZINE!!!!

Tatler boasts the title of the Oldest Magazine in the World. It was first published in 1709 and today, more than 300 years later, it's focus on fashion, high society and politics continue to give the Magazine it's prestigious reputation amongst the printed world.

We have been featured in their latest Events Coordination feature; Toast With The Most!  

It's now on sale in millions of newsagents around the world so grab your copy fast! Meanwhile it might take some time for us to come back down from cloud 9... Normal service will be resumed shortly!!


5th August 2016

Announcing the 2016 Elmore Court Oomska!

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On Sunday, 16th October Elmore Court are hosting their Autumnal Oomska. And as always, in true Elmore style it will all be a little bit different to your average wedding fayre.

Team E and their unique and creative (super awesome) wedding suppliers will be there to bring you some exciting and alternative wedding ideas and services.

Doors open at 12 midday until 4pm and it is all totally free. It’s the perfect way to view Elmore Court, meet the team there and find some inspiration should you be getting married. They'll have food from their kitchens, booze from the bar, plenty of smiling faces and lots of lovely live music so come and join us for a fabulous day out in the Gloucestershire countryside!


16th July 2016

Zarah and Seb's Cotswold Wedding

Zarah and Seb got married at the Cotswold House Hotel on a sunny Saturday in July. The venue in Chipping Campden was shown to it's full potential as a picture perfect Cotswold wedding venue and we just had to share these stunning wedding flowers with you.

Sue at The Bay Tree at Campden did an amazing job combining soft hues with these delicate structures... 

Gold Leaf Bakery Buttercream Cake

What a beaut! 


1st July 2016

Exciting things have been happening here at Gold Leaf Bakery... 2 weeks ago I received a phone call that blew me away. BRIDES Magazine were calling to ask if we'd like to be featured in their Summer of Love special edition....The BRIDES Magazine... the UK's No. 1 Bridal Magazine.... want to feature us...? Errrrrrrr..... YES PLEASE! 

We sent them a picture and they wrote us a lovely review! The July/August issue is now on sale and I have realised a dream that I didn't think was even possible, our very own Gold Leaf Bakery featured in the beautiful and inspirational pages of BRIDES magazine.


8th May 2016

Cornwell Manor Wedding Showcase

Today we discovered one of the most beautiful and exclusive wedding venues in the Cotswolds... Cornwall Manor! And what a stunner it is!! 

The Cornwell Manor Wedding Showcase coincided with the grand opening of the Ballroom and the stunning grounds and gardens. With the best suppliers in the Cotswolds in attendance it was a very memorable and utterly enjoyable day out. We even managed an impromptu styled shoot in the walled garden!! Teaming up with Fiona Perry Flowers, A Table to Dine For, Vintage Gold China and David Jenkins Photography we created this fabulous top table display... 


30th April 2016

Behind the Scenes with Blue Wren Barn

We have been busy beavers this week working together with the finest wedding suppliers in the South West to create one very special styled shoot...

I can't tell you too much about this top secret shoot just yet - except to say it was lead by the fabulous Jess at Blue Wren Barn and captured by the incredibly talented John Barwood (who was recently recognised as one of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the World!!) 

I will of course let you know when this shoot goes to print but in the mean time I'm going to tease you with a few shots from behind the scenes..... 


 

17th February 2016

A Glamorous and Cosy Winter Wedding, as featured on The English Wedding Blog!

I am absolutely over the moon to have one of our winter wedding cakes featured in The English Wedding Blog this week!!!

This styled shoot took place in December last year at the beautiful and romantic Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa, nestled deep in the heart of the Cotswolds.

 


23rd January 2016

WOOHOO!!

WE HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST WEDDING CAKE DESIGNER IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE 2015 IN THE THREE COUNTIES WEDDING AWARDS!

We are so thrilled to have been nominated for an award, particularly within the first year of being back in the UK, but this nomination is even more special because it's a customer only vote! That means one of our lovely brides took the time out of their very busy married lives to nominate us!!! It is an honour beyond our wildest dreams and I can't put into words how much it means to us.

The awards website states:

"The Three Counties Wedding Awards were set up to recognise the achievements of those wedding suppliers who go that extra mile for their clients, and to showcase the wealth of talent throughout the wedding industry that we have in the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The awards themselves act as a benchmark for quality, good service, commitment and value for money."

How cool is that??!

Voting is open now and closes on 25th March 2016. Finalists will be announced on 26th March 2016 so we'll be keeping our fingers crossed for a while yet!!

All that's left to say is a HUGE heartfelt THANK YOU  to all our amazing couples who made 2015 such a wonderful year. When we were saying goodbye to our beautiful cake family in Canada I never dreamed being back in the UK was going to be so awesome!

Thank you lovely people. You've made my dreams come true xxx

 


15th January 2016

PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2016

For the first time ever Pantone have spoilt us with, not one, but two colours of the year for 2016! 

Introducing Rose Quartz and Serenity...

"Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace." - Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Colour Institute.

Check out our mood boards below to see how to make the most of these fresh spring hues... 

This gorgeous cake, designed by cake royalty Nicole McEachnie, perfectly demonstrates how a metallic take on Rose Quartz blends perfectly with Serenity to create the most beautiful sunset effect. 

We can hardly wait to start brainstorming our own designs for this cool and calm duo! 


9th January 2016

SPRING WEDDING FAIRS!!

The temperature might have dropped over the last few days but the sunshine has definitely put us in mind of all things spring, and in particular all the amazing wedding fairs we’ll be attending this year! Below is a roundup of where you can find us. We do hope you’ll come and say hello and try some of our yummy mini cupcake samples… mmmmm cake….

Sunday 21st February 2016, Chosen Wedding Collective

One of our favourite events of the year, the Chosen Wedding Fair is housed in the gorgeously simple Paintworks event space. This is your chance to meet some of the most talented and friendly suppliers in the South West. But don't take my word for it, pop the date in your diary and get yourself down there!

On the day of Chosen Wedding fair Bristol we’ll curate a vast array of wedding wonders for you to discover, with over 50+ local exhibitors showcasing the really incredible talent the area has to offer.  The venue will be dressed to inspire and we will host live entertainment, fantastic music, warming refreshments, DIY tips and tricks, live blogging and a few surprises to boot! There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that you’ll find the inspiration you need to help create a wedding that reflects your unique personalities and style.

Sunday 20th March 2016, Elmore Court Mad March Fayre

With the addition of the  Gillyflower, a sustainably constructed alternative to a marquee, Elmore Court is a truely unique wedding and events venue in Gloucestershire. They love to offer something different, and encourage everyone to come along and join in their crazy fun!! On the day The whole place will be brimming with unique and stylish wedding inspiration, an eclectic mix wedding suppliers and a wonderful wedding fayre atmosphere with lots of food, drink and games on offer. 

We hope you will all be able to come along, get inspired, and of course have a good look around this gorgeous venue. You'll have a chance to meet all the Elmore Team and ask any burning wedding venue related questions you might have. Elmore Court's Mad March Fayre will run from 12 Noon until 4:30pm. 

Sunday 20th March 2016, Wyck Hill House Hotel Wedding Showcase

Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa is a very popular wedding venue. Set on 50 acres of land in an 18th-century country house, this high-end hotel is 2.3 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold and 3.7 miles from Bourton-on-the-Water.

Wyck Hill is a truly romantic setting, with stunning views and beautiful gardens. Their modern facilities include an acclaimed restaurant with a conservatory dining area, Oak Panelled library, Bar and Spa ensuring your perfect day will be everything that you have dreamed of...

The Wyck Hill Wedding Showcase will run from 12 noon until 3pm and feature some of the leading wedding suppliers in the Cotswolds

Saturday 7th May 2016, Cornwell Manor Wedding Showcase

Cornwell Manor, and the surrounding privately owned Hamlet and 2,000 acre estate is located near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds.

Cornwell is probably one of the most romantic places to get married in Southern England and the bliss is that you can have Cornwell exclusively to yourself. The entire Cornwell estate is licensed for ceremonies giving you lots of flexibility to create a perfect day that is entirely unique to you.

The wedding showcase will run from 12 noon until 3pm and will also mark the exciting launch of the Ballroom, a spectacular room for civil wedding ceremonies!

 


4th January 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Here at Gold Leaf Bakery HQ the fog of festive celebrations is finally starting to clear! It was a wonderful Christmas spent in one large rowdy house filled to bursting with our amazing family.

Eating too much and drinking lots of my Dad’s notorious champagne cocktail - don’t ask what goes in it, unlike me, my dad’s not one for recipes! It’s never the same thing twice but it (mostly) always tastes amazing!

Anywho, I digress! My point is we hope your Christmas was as awesome as ours and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, colleagues and customers a very happy and prosperous 2016. To friends and family, good health and as always… lots of cake!

XXX