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Photographer Kate Nielen‘s daughter Julia is one lucky eight year old.  She dreamed of a cupcake fairytale party in pink and blue, and thanks to Jemma-Jade of Jemma-Jade Events and a group fabulous supplier friends she got it all! This was truly a little girl’s dream party. Just how are they going to top it next year?!

Children’s birthday parties used to be plastic plates, garden set up and a clown, but increasingly we are seeing a rise in the more elegant and luxurious birthday parties; in gorgeous venues with a childlike twist – in our case it was balloons and a cupcake icing class! With 10 little princesses we decided to have a long table in the centre of the room making the most of the space and the gorgeous surroundings we were in. Over the Top Rentals provided us with their ‘pinktastic’ pink taffeta hued linen to set the scene. We than had playful and gorgeous blooms from Larry Walshe. Statement pink flocked candle sticks running down the centre, accompanied by glorious bowls of mixed flowers to create a veritable tapestry in tones of pinks, blues and a hint of purple to pull it together.

On the dessert table we created two tall-flocked candlesticks, and as the pièce de résistance, the most creative floral arrangement I have ever laid my eyes on and I must commend Larry for his extraordinary creativity- one bud vase filled with white chocolate dipped roses with sprinkles, they looked divine and delicious!! Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium provided us with a new range of young, fun and luxurious cakes. It almost looked too good to eat, but we all ate it anyway!! The dessert table was a feast for the eyes – with an array of small to large cakes in different colours and the most beautiful cupcakes in bows, crests and her signature roses. The girls had a lot of fun learning how to ice cupcakes in a true cake maker’s style. They absolutely loved it!

The children were treated to mini burgers and canapés from the chefs of Beach Blanket Babylon and ended the day with a special cake made by the Queen of cakes herself- Elizabeth. At a first glance it looked like any normal cake, but once slice revealed the true magic inside- a mulit colour of layers in pink and blue – just gorgeous.

It was such a pleasure planning such a special birthday party for such a special little girl. I hope Julia and her friends enjoyed it as much as I did



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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