With only one week to go until Mothering Sunday we have rounded up twelve of our favourite gifts ideal for showing Mum how much you care. What's more they are all from some of the creative folks who will be exhibiting at THE BELFAST CATHEDRAL WEDDING FAIR on Saturday 10th March so if you like leaving things to the last minute then we have you sorted!
THE BELFAST CATHEDRAL WEDDING FAIR takes place from 12-5pm on Saturday 10th March at the Cathedral of St Annes, Belfast.
We do love a bit of cake and chocolate at Frock HQ, so with The Belfast Cathedral Wedding Fair just a few weeks away we thought we would introduce you to some of the exhibitors who will be showcasing stunning bespoke cakes and scrumptious sweet treats on the day.......
Barbara from Barbie Bakes Cakes is an award-winning cake artist based in Belfast who specialises in cakes made with love for special occasions.
She says 'I set up the company in 2015 after spending many many years baking cakes and treats for my friends and family! Each and every cake is baked using the finest and freshest ingredients, created with a lot of love and passion for the job! Traditional, bespoke, quirky, modern and fun - all tastes and styles are catered for!'
Her 5 most popular cake flavours are Ferrero Rocher chocolate cake, chocolate & salted caramel, lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge, and raspberry and white chocolate cake. Mmmmm, our mouths are watering!
WEE DELIGHTS is a mouth watering collaboration between Wee Mallows and Wee ChoCo.
Wee Mallows produce a lovingly crafted artisan range of marshmallows. These sumptuous bites use only natural flavours and are hand made to perfection to tantalise your taste buds. The majority of the marshmallows are gluten, egg and dairy free. Profits from the company go to children's charities supporting those with learning difficulties and Autism.
Wee ChoCo is a community interests company, helping to develop the needs of people with learning difficulties. As well as producing award-winning chocolate in scrumptious flavours including Eton Mess, Honeycomb, Lime & Chilli, and Ginger & Orange, they also offer chocolate making workshops as well as wedding and corporate gifts and favours.
Having baked bespoke cakes for family, friends and community events for many years, Naomi from Cakes By Naomi now specialises in unique, delicious, bespoke wedding and celebration cakes for any occasion, hand-made to your requirements. Her cakes are both a treat to the eyes and the palette, and her beautiful creations include wedding and celebration cakes, cupcakes, macarons, brownies and tray bakes.
For more information visit Cakes By Naomi on Facebook.
Rob from GET BAKED creates the most delicious chocolate based treats. GET BAKED is all about home baked goodness and he has you sorted with brownies, truffles, shortbread, bourbon creams and heaps more to give you and your wedding guests sweet love and sugar highs. GET BAKED even produce gluten free treats. Perfect for wedding favours, dessert tables, hot chocolate bars and making your Big Day as sweet as can be!
THE BELFAST CATHEDRAL WEDDING FAIR takes place from 12 to 5pm on Saturday 10th March at Belfast Cathedral (St Anne's), Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2HB and admission costs £5.
So we're on the countdown to one of our favourite events of the year - The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair, which will be taking place on Sunday 8th May at the beautiful location of Belfast Castle. That means we are going to be bringing you lots of lovely news about our fabulous wedding exhibitors via the blog over the next few weeks, and today we are very excited to announce that we will be joined on 8th May by the lovely folks from Belle Isle Castle & Estate - Winners of the Most Romantic Wedding Venue at The NI Wedding Awards 2016!
Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 470-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Inhabited since the 12th century, the estate today offers a wide range of attractive self-catering accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, but imagine getting married in a Castle on an enchanted private island - at Belle Isle your wedding dreams really can come true!
A 17th-century castle on an idyllic island in Northern Ireland’s Fermanagh Lakelands, Belle Isle is an enchanted setting for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions. The castle itself is the embodiment of romantic, old-world charm, while the estate’s 470 acres of rolling hills, flowering meadows, tranquil gardens, and views of Lough Erne form a magical backdrop for photographs and memories.
Couples can exchange their vows in Belle Isle Castle’s magnificent grand hall, before a fireplace in the art-filled drawing room, or you can hold the ceremony outside surrounded by blossoms in the verdant sunken garden. Follow the ceremony with a champagne toast in the drawing room or garden and later, you and your guests can feast in the splendour of Belle Isle Castle’s grand hall.
The Castle chef will help you choose your six-course menu, which can range from simple fare to a lavish banquet, all prepared with fresh local ingredients and close attention to detail. The Castle also have an extensive wine list and will supply all wines and spirits throughout your stay.
When it comes to staying overnight, Belle Isle Castle can accommodate up to 27 guests in 13 individually decorated guest rooms, eleven of which are en-suite. These are perfect to ensure your families and bridal party experience the ultimate in Irish Castle luxury.
The newly refurbished Abercorn Wing exudes opulence and romantic grandeur - a fairtytale picture setting. From the Bridal Suite with a grand, four poster bed and breathtaking views across Lough Erne to the Sweet Pea Suite with deluxe roll top bath, you wont want to leave!
Additional guests may stay on the property in the award-winning Courtyard Apartments, or the Coach House as well as in one of the delightful Cottages, with the whole estate accommodating up to 65 overnight guests.
When looking for the perfect backdrop, there are more than plenty of spectacular views which will make your photographs be the envy of all. From the views across Lough Erne, the landscaped gardens with Belle Isle Castle in the background and the grand staircases complemented by period features inside the castle, you are sure to get perfect pictures whatever the weather.
For more information visit the Belle Isle website and follow on Facebook, but don't forget to visit The Vintage & Handmade Wedding Fair at Belfast Castle on Sunday 8th May where you will be able to chat to the lovely folks from Belle Isle about making your own wedding dreams come true.