Let Them Eat Cake.

25 Aug

The cupcake trend has been around for a good 3+ years and  it doesn’t seem to be dying down. In fact, why should it when you’ve got great looking and equally tasty cakes? Last week, we had a peek into Let Them Eat Cake‘s studio in Central to see what made Sharon’s cupcakes so unique. Sharon is the owner and cupcake extraordinaire and is full of creative buzz. Coming from an interior design background, the inspiration for her cupcakes ranges from wallpaper (!) to fashion magazines which she then artistically translates to her cupcakes. What’s great is that she genuinely loves what she’s doing and this is reflected in those delicately adorned cakes; so pretty you almost feel guilty eating them! Once you do go past your guilty conscience, the cake which comes in vanilla victoria sponge, chocolate or lemon and is only made with natural ingredients, is a bite of moist yet light goodness complemented by a thin layer of fondant that isn’t overly sweet.

Let Them Eat Cake Signature Cupcakes (Photos by Bridelicious)

Let Them Eat Cake - Victoria Sponge (Photo by Bridelicious)

Choose from their range of signature cupcakes for your wedding cupcake tower or as a sweet favour or better yet, have them tailor-make the cupcakes for your big day. Do you have a colour theme in mind? Or are there certain flowers that you like? Have them incorporated into your wedding cake for a personal touch; just make sure you give Sharon some time to design, bake and decorate your cakes. It’s no easy task hand-making anything let alone a few hundred edible flowers and just to give you an idea of the hard work that’s involved, the hydrangea cupcake takes about 2 hours to decorate. Now, that’s a whole lot of love put into one cake.

Let Them Eat Cake - Bespoke Designs (Photo by Bridelicious)

Let Them Eat Cake - Hydrangea Cupcake (Photo by Bridelicious)

Price (dependent on design):

Mini-cupcakes range from HKD15up

Regular signature cupcakes range from HKD30up

Very detailed and intricate cupcakes e.g. Hydrangea Cupcake range from HKD90up



Blown Away: Balloon Wedding

24 Aug

We are obsessed with all things balloon-related: it’s cheap, comes in a myriad of colours and are just bursting with happiness. Do it wrong and your wedding can and will look like a 4-yr-old’s party at McD’s but do it right and your big day will be filled with fun, love and lots of helium.

Save the dates. Invitations. Guest books. Incorporate balloons into your theme.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): We Heart Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Notes on Wedding, Green Wedding Shoes, Bleudetoi via Etsy, Green Wedding Shoes

Picture Perfect. Engagement or wedding day. Use them as props for that whimsical effect.

Photo credits (row 1 from left): Simply Bloom Photography via Green's Wedding Blog, Michele Waite via 100 Layer Cake, Six Sixty Studios (Row 2 from left): Helen Carter Weddings, Simon the Photo, Priscila Valentina Photography via Green Wedding Shoes (Row 3 from left): Kes Moments, Boutwell Studio via Brenda's Wedding Blog, Knotty Bride via Girly Wedding, Once Wed via Scatter Joy (Row 4 from left): Alea Moore Photography via Delightfully Engaged, Style me Pretty Style Circle, Brittany Esther via Green Wedding Shoes, Erin Hearts Court via Wish Special Events

Aisle, table centerpieces. Use balloons for your wedding decor. Who says you have to use flowers?

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): The Sweetest Occasion via Green Wedding Shoes, The Nicols via For the Love of Skinny, Amy Atlas via Once Wed, Love and Lavender, Green Wedding Shoes, Martha Stewart Weddings, Oh, Daily! Photography via Land Locked Bride

Black + White: the Classic Combo.

23 Aug

Since there’s been very little photos of THE Hollywood wedding of the year aka the ‘Kardashian wedding’ (who even remembers her hubby’s last name?), we’ve put matters into our own hands and put together some black and white inspiration should you wish to follow the reality star’s footsteps. It’s simple and versatile yet so chic, what’s not to like? Though seeing that we do live in the city of superstitions, before you decide on anything, it’s probably best to have a word with your parents – true, it’s your wedding so it’s ultimately your decision but you don’t want your mum and dad attending your big day with a sour face, do you?

Give the guests a glimpse of the glitz and glam to come.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Wedding Invitations Reviews, Bespoke Press via Invitation Crush, Dan via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Angela Gaeto via Events Accomplished, E.M. Papers via Coastal City Bride, Sarah K. Chen via United With Love, Oh So Beautiful paper, Palos Studio via Project Wedding, Table 6 Productions via The Design Grove

Elegant on the ladies and smart on the boys. Black is the answer.

Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): Fashion Trends Blog, Project Wedding, Sweet Monday Photography via Project Wedding, Unique Images via Storkie Blog, David Turner Photography via Brooklyn Bride, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Vera Wang via Weddingbee Forum, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Project Wedding, Teneil Kable Photography via Style Me Pretty, Faith by Jimmy Choo via Wedding Mango

Dark but sweet.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Wedding and Cakes, Edible Art Cakes, Oh Lovely Day's, Bella Luna Cakes via Country Living, Peggy's Cupcakes via 5 Star Wedding Blog, Wedding Cakes Pictures, Dove Wedding Photography via Southern Weddings Magazine, 3 Party Tiers Blog

Modern yet timeless.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Martha Stewart, Janet Howard Studio via Brooklyn Bride, Dream Irish Wedding, Belle Fleur via Chandelier Events, Palos Studio, Sweet Ambs via Plum Paperie, The Knot, Zinke Design Weblog, Krista Mason via Grey Likes Weddings, Sang Maestro, Nu Visions in Photography via Pretty Chicky Wedding Blog, Bernell's Blog, Palos Studio, Get Wedding Design

Workout the Kim Kardashian way?

19 Aug

All of Hollywood’s eyes are on Kim Kardashian and her impending (tomorrow!) nuptials with Kris Humphries (we still think the massive height difference is a problem) and her Vera Wang dress, or shall we say dresses? What we’re more interested in is her grueling wedding fitness regime. Her personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson revealed that Kim alternates five sets of strength training with five sets of cardio and this is done not once, but sometimes twice a day. No wonder she’s always photographed in her gym gear.

Photo credits (clockwise from left): Headlinephoto/Splash News via Daily Mail UK, Everyday Health, Man Alive Magazine

For those of us who do not have the luxury of hiring a personal trainer (honestly, her backside is still hmmm….how should we put it nicely? Serena Williams-like.), here’s Bridelicious’ workout tips and didn’t require forking out HKD500 per hour to trim down. That means extra money towards the honeymoon.

Regime (3x per week):

15-20mins cycling with resistance on 7 (tip: if there’s no T.V. then bring a gossip magazine…it’ll be over before you even know it)

2mins stretching

2x 30reps of Lat Pulldown

2x 20reps of Seated Leg Press

2x 50reps of Sit Ups on the Ab machine

All this in under 30minutes AND you can still eat like a normal person – now you don’t have any excuse to be lazy right? Go on, you can do it.

Wine stain, go away.

18 Aug

All bride’s most dreaded nightmare. What do you do when you find out that there’s a stain on your precious wedding dress and worst of all, it’s from blood coloured red wine??? Scream, yell, cry or keep calm and accept your fate?  Panic not but make sure you treat it ASAP and by that, we don’t mean leaving it until the next morning. Use a white cloth/paper towel/napking and dab, NOT RUB, the stain to remove as much of it as possible. Not only will rubbing the stain not help whatsoever, it will cause the stain to spread. Surely that’s not your intention? You’ll need to pour cold water over the stain during the dabbing process until you’ve dabbed the life-blood out of that bloody stain. Follow it by getting some baking soda, mix it with a tiny bit of water to make it into a paste and blot it onto the stain and leave it to dry. If that all sounds like too much hassle, head to G.O.D. and buy yourself the Wine Away Emergency Kit. It comes in two miniature bottles so all you need to do is spray and let it work its’ magic. Now, enjoy the rest of your special day!

Photo Credits from left: Dynamite Weddings, Wine Away


Wine Away Emergency Kit available at G.O.D., Hong Kong.

Price: HKD98

Alice in the Hong Kong-land.

17 Aug

Bridelicious may err towards the contemporary look but who says she doesn’t like a touch of old style charm and whimsy? Vintage tea party themed weddings are girly yet glamorous and can be adapted for both indoor (unfortunately space is an issue in this tiny city) and outdoor weddings. Of course, if you’re one of the lucky ones to secure a lovely garden or outdoor terrace for your tea party theme, that’ll be a bonus. Think 1920’s: use pale colours, pretty tea cups, pearls and lace. Oh-so-romantic!

It’s all about the detail. Small, intricate decoration will do the work.

Photo Credits (clockwise from top-left): Hitched UK, Once Wed, Design Sponge Online, Emma Case Photography, Amanda Thiessen Photography, Jennifer Dery

Pretty + sweet. Simply irresistible.

Photo credits (clockwise from top-left): Segerius-Bruce Photography, Yvonne Wong Photography, Rosie Parsons, Ruffled Blog, Nik Nah Shaks Blog, Celebrations at Home, Modern Day Photography

 Think out of the box.

Photo credits (clockwise from top-left): Hazlitt Vintage Rentals, Wedding Dress Blog, Aspect Photography, Vintage Twee, Sepia Smiles, Sutherland Kovach Studio, The Simplifiers, Pink Shoes Art, Belly Feathers Party Blog, Secret Diary, Vintage Twee

It is called a tea party so it’s only fitting to wear tea length dresses? And for your beau…suspenders.

Photo credits (clockwise from top-left): Anna-Rina Rahim via Wedding Guide Asia, Terra Dawn Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Wedding by Color, Bridal Bliss Designs, Paper and Lace Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Amelia Strauss Photography

Mad About Men.

16 Aug

If you want your man to look like Don Draper, look no further than Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection. Sleek, tailored and oh-so-60s, this suit can be shipped right to your doorstep. Of course, this all comes with a price but one you’ll not regret about. If you’re allowed to buy a HKD20k wedding dress, surely you can set a higher budget for your man’s wedding suit?

We can’t stop drooling.

Price of 3-piece suit: approximately HKD5,500 + shipping

Simply a few clicks: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=70239

Photo Credits: Banana Republic

Natural Wedding Photography

15 Aug

As you can tell by now, Bridelicious’ view on weddings is that it should be about two people in love and sharing their day with those who are closest and dearest. Can you honestly say you know 200 close friends? C’mon, weddings are not about a popularity contest or how many superficial Facebook friends you have. It’s also not a show (stop with those childhood photos already…the guests are just saying those awwws to stop themselves from falling asleep). Likewise, wedding photos play an important part in reflecting your personality. Those who enjoy the pomp and circumstance of it all will probably go for OTT photographers whose style are more akin to fashion photography (it’s rather cringeworthy to see brides strut around thinking they’re some model or celebrity – honey, don’t kid yourself). Others, prefer the natural photographer whose aim is to capture the emotions; the laughter, tears, nerves and happiness.

Photo credit: KC Wedding Photo

In a city like Hong Kong where most weddings are ‘for show’, it is quite difficult to find natural photographers who can truly tell a story with their photos. One highly recommended one, and used by Bridelicious herself, is KC Chan. His photos are candid and unfussy, contemporary and makes everything and everyone look pretty. He’s also not in-your-face, so if you’re the shy type, you and your guests needn’t worry that you’re on camera the whole day. We think the photos can speak a thousand words so check out his work and you’ll see that we’re telling the truth.

KC Wedding Photo


Phone: +852 9233 4299
Email: info@chankichun.com



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