HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY TO OUR REAL-LIFE RUSSIAN TATLER BRIDE & GROOM, ALINA AND PATRICK

In honour of their first wedding anniversary, we wanted to share the story of Alina & Patrick’s incredibly beautiful wedding which took place in Greece in late August 2013. The fabulous wedding story was published over six pages in Russian Tatler earlier this year and was described as ‘the wedding of the year’.

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The stunning celebration took place at the Bride’s parent’s private villa, set on the Mediterranean coast of the Greek Peloponnese Peninsula. The bride wore not one, but three sensational gowns over the two-day wedding from designer Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Dolce & Gabbana. Alina and her bridesmaids enjoyed Peggy Porschen gem encrusted cupcakes as they had their hair and makeup done.

The ceremony was held in the garden and was presided over by the Mayor of Kalamata. The beautiful bride walked down the aisle to ‘Moon River’. Afterwards guests enjoyed a luxurious evening reception hosted by Russian television personality Ivan Urgant with performances from Beth Ditto and a concert programme from the Ballet Moiseyev.

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Peggy Porschen was asked to personally fly over with a team of four expert chefs a week before the wedding to create the magnificent seven tier bespoke wedding cake. Each ivory tier was baked on site and decorated with delicate white sugar lace, with clusters of hand-crafted sugar Dahlias, Roses, Hydrangea and Snowberries to match the bridal bouquet and reception flowers.

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Peggy was asked to present the cake to the couple at the evening reception and the first slice of heavenly Red Velvet was auctioned for charity – What a lovely couple!

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Each guest was given a bespoke Peggy Porschen iced cookie as their wedding favour. Pink cookies were given to female guests and blue for the males. Each cookie was decorated with hand-piped detailing and the happy couple’s unique monogram.

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It was a joy to be a part of the wedding celebration and Peggy remains honoured to have been chosen as Alina & Patrick’s wedding cake designer. We wish this gorgeous couple all the happiness in the world xx

Images courtesy of Aline Kaltsidou-PoprawskiRussian Tatler, Anastasia Volkova and Marina Muravnik.

 

 

 

PEGGY PORSCHEN CREATES ‘FLORAL FANTASY’ DESSERT TABLE FOR YOU & YOUR WEDDING

When You & Your Wedding Magazine asked Peggy Porschen what her wedding trend predictions were for 2015, sugar flowers came top of the list. To illustrate her trend forecast Peggy created a ‘Floral Fantasy’ dessert table exclusively for the Magazine.

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It all started with a sketch and a colour palette. Peggy channelled an ‘English Country Garden’ theme with blush pinks, soft peach and fresh garden greens accenting classic bridal white.

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The large central cake, Peggy’s ‘Blushing Blooms‘ featured a beautiful bouquet of hand-crafted Dahlia Cafe au Lait, Blush Pink Roses, White Hydrangeas and Sweet Peas. The exquisite sugar blooms were artfully arranged over five opulent tiers, each with fine sugar lace detail. The bottom tier was baked in a pretty petal shape.

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On the left of the dessert table Peggy positioned her two-tier ‘Vintage Blooms’ featuring a dainty dotted design and a stunning combination of blush pink Roses, white Stephanotis, faded green Hydrangeas and garden leaves.

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A tall glass sweetie jar contained meringue roses freshly baked in complementary tones. A parlour favourite, Peggy’s six inch Strawberry & Champagne layer cake decorated with handmade pink truffles and a fresh rose sat pretty on a green milk glass stand. And last but not least, Peggy added a soft peach patisserie cake, with three tall tiers, each decorated with hand-piped buttercream beading, swags and scrolls and topped with a pretty fresh rose.

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We worked with super-florist Nikki Tibbles of Wild at Heart  and her team who created the stunning fresh floral base for Peggy’s ‘Blushing Blooms’ centrepiece. They did such an incredible job that its very hard to tell where the sugar flowers end and the fresh flowers begin!

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