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THE LOVELY BECKY!
The Lovely Becky!

March 26, 2013
I always have good intentions of featuring my lovely clients special day on the Sweet & Swanky blog, lets just say it has been a very busy wedding season or two years!!! Introducing Becky & Matt who recently married in the beautiful Wairarapa. I will always remember my first meeting with Becky and hearing Becky say “Have you heard of Pinterest – I love Pinterest” an always smiling bride to be with a love for the colour Coral and pattern styles Ombre and Chevron.  I think we can all agree Becky looks stunning! The groom, groomsmen and bridesmaids look...
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THE OMBRE!
The Ombre!

July 03, 2012
Ombre: A French word meaning “Shaded” colour is graduated from light to dark and often into stripes of varying shades – And I love it! From fabrics, Paper, Floral arrangements, cakes and even candy design, Ombre has been around for a long while. Whether it’s a colour scheme of Grey tones to you’re Pink’s, Blue’s and Green’s Ombre has a beautiful effect across all spectrum’s of colour. I’m desperately trying to root through my photo albums (Yes before such things as online albums and memory sticks) To get to the...
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MAGGIE AUSTIN CAKE!
Maggie Austin Cake!

July 03, 2012
I will never tire of seeing the amazing art work and creations of cake designers around the world. The exquisite detailing and carefully planned design and colour scheme of the cakes leaves the finished edible delight looking like a masterpiece of art and looking too good to imagine it being cut and eaten. Heaven knows if they look this stunning just imagine what they taste like! One of my favorite cake designers on my extremely long list is Maggie Austin aka Maggie Austin Cake! I found it hard to even choose a few photo’s of Maggie Austin’s cake designs for this...
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TOTALLY ADDICTED TO BACKDROPS
Totally Addicted to Backdrops

February 26, 2012
Life is full of backdrops. They can make or break the perfect view. You find a perfect house and you want the perfect backdrop from the window, you decorate a room and you want a feature wall providing a backdrop to your fireplace. We get it –  and that is why we LOVE creating backdrops! Coming across this stunning creation by German designer Karl Lagerfeld (for Chanel) our eyes were immediately drawn to the beautiful arrangement behind the model. The carnival of white with the intricate detailing and overload of handmade paper floral arrangements make it simply divine. Stunning...
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MULBERRY ALL CANDY COLOURED!
Mulberry all Candy Coloured!

January 23, 2012
Mulberry have released there Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign and I am loving the Mulberry candy – coloured beach scene. Thanks to http://www.mrsainthecove.blogspot.com Where I first saw this amazing campaign!   I have to say the location of the this shoot is very dear to me and I have spent many times walking along Brighton beach in the UK, as this is where my lovely mum, gran and family live. Oh! and I will not even start about shopping down the Famous “Lanes” and the Choccywoccydoodah shop ;) http://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/index.html You can see all the images of...
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SWEET TABLE CONTEST 2011 – INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS & JURY BOARD VOTING

December 28, 2011
Amazing! It’s that time for the Sweet Table Contest 2011 judges to place their votes for submissions in all countries that have entered. There are so many creative and talented entries from around the world. My votes have been entered on the Sweet Table Contest website.  Of course I am not allowed to vote for submissions in my own country,  New Zealand –  Although I was thankful as it would have been so difficult to do!  Have you seen all the wonderful sweet table designs?  Here are a few images of the entries sent into the Sweet Table Contest from around the world. Italy,...
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SWEET TABLE CONTEST 2011 – NEW ZEALAND SUBMISSION SIX!

December 10, 2011
We have submission six from New Zealand for the international Sweet Table Contest 2011. Julie from Auckland, New Zealand styled a rustic wedding themed sweet table. The inspiration came from the love of rustic charm and Julie’s husbands favourite baked treats. Julie also wanted to incorporate texture into the sweet table design mixed with decor & products she loves and yummy baked goods! Find out more about the competition by checking out the Sweet Table website, becoming a fan on Facebook or following on Twitter. New Zealand judge –
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SWEET TABLE CONTEST 2011 – NEW ZEALAND SUBMISSION FIVE!

December 08, 2011
Wow! We have our fifth New Zealand submission for the international Sweet Table Contest 2011. Lisa from New Zealand has styled a sweet table entitled “Vintage Tea”  the sweet table includes handmade roses and butterflies adorning the cakes.   We are so over whelmed with the submissions from New Zealand! For any one considering entering their sweet table into the contest – the closing date is the 10th December. Submit your entry to
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SWEET TABLE CONTEST 2011 – NEW ZEALAND SUBMISSION FOUR!

December 07, 2011
We have our fourth New Zealand Submission for the international Sweet Table Contest 2011 Vanessa from Auckland, New Zealand styled this sweet table for a friend’s bridal shower with inspiration of French chic. All the information for the contest can found here Sweet Table website, Facebook and Twitter. The closing date for the contest is the 10th December.
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SWEET TABLE CONTEST 2011 – NEW ZEALAND SUBMISSION THREE!

December 05, 2011
We have our third entry  for the Sweet Table Contest 2011 Elizabeth from Auckland, New Zealand has styled this sweet table especially for the 2011 contest and the table design has a title called  “Sweet Heavens – A table for angels” Keep sending your entries New Zealand
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