Music… Food for the soul!

Music… Food for the soul!

Viviane Bossina, a 22-year-old girl comes all the way from Brazzaville, Congo to Finland to pursue not only her study career – International Business at Haaga – Helia University of Applied Sciences but also her passion – singing. Looking at her on stage, you will realize that taking over the audience and adapting nice atmosphere are not difficulties for Viviane. As being said that performance experiences have to have time to accumulate, Viviane has appeared on various occasions since 2007. With a confident and passionate style on stage, Viviane will guide you to every moods, but the most significant feeling that remain in your mind is peacefulness.

Source: Viviane Bossina facebook

Being an independent singer, Viviane’s music genre prone to be R & B, soul, neo – soul, gospel and jazz than rap music. Although she is a young girl, her gorgeous voice could sing those high or even deep notes passionately, expressively and skillfully. Her voice is a gift from the above with full of liveliness whenever you listen to her singing.

Source: VAPIANO Helsinki

Listen to her once, and you will hardly forget. Vivane Bossina, “a girl who loves to sing and who wants to share her gift with you” “Will you join me on this musical journey?” – She said.

Will you come to our WE DO! Wedding Fair 2015 this year on 15th May at Haaga – Helia Pasila Campus to join with Viviane on her musical journey? Don’t hesitate to come with your friends or even on your own if you are free at that time, because we promise the Wedding Fair will give you much more surprises than you ever expect!

Text by Anh To

Summer Wedding Theme: Violet Succulent

Summer Wedding Theme: Violet Succulent

Summer

Summer – the time to embrace all things bright and beautiful. Not only do I like summer for the warm, sunshine days but also for the vivid shades that this season brings. You are scared of vivid colours? Don’t be! With a few metallic touches and the right accessories, you can easily combine them to create a magnificent effect. And here I choose violet succulent, not just only there is violet colour in such a beautiful and unique plant like succulent but also the green – lively colour, an added value for your wedding theme.

Violet

In the meaning of color, violet represents the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions. It contains the energy and strength of red with the spirituality and integrity of blue. This is the union of body and soul creating a balance between our physical and our spiritual energies. They inspire and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment, while, at the same time, keeping us grounded.

Succulent – understated ~  enduring ~ timeless love

Succulents are a range of house plants that are generally available all year round. Succulents are currently popular at weddings and can be used at a variety of different styles of wedding. With over 50 different species these versatile plants look delicate with their waxy looking leaves, but are tough enough to survive and even root without any water.

Venue

The Ranch at Little Hills – San Ramon, CA

An oak canopied path leads to a beautiful, grass ceremony area, where large oak trees and a beautiful Pergola Deck set the stage. The nearby reception patio, surrounded by enormous live oak trees, romantic twinkle lights, and covered by the stars, creates the perfect atmosphere as night falls. A second ceremony site is truly tucked into the woods, completely surrounded and covered by a canopy of perfectly placed trees among the rolling hills. This site will take your breath away, wow your guests, and make for extraordinary pictures. In fact, no matter which ceremony site you choose, photo opportunities can be found at each turn on the 25 acre grounds.

The Ranch at Little Hills – San Ramon, CA

 

Invitation

A purple laser cut invitation with a classic look to impress your guests is lovely. Too simple and you want to make it more impressed ? Then try the ticket invitation, I believe it is not a bad idea at all.

Decoration

 

A great way to grab the look of hanging mason jar lights for venues that do not allow hanging decor from the walls or ceiling
Suspend tables from the trees with rope

 

 

 

Use chalkboard paint picture frames to list the seating chart

Mason jar string lighting hung from tree branches. Great for outdoor venues or for lighting up pathways so guests to take a leisurely stroll during your reception

 

When the sun goes down, light up some fire pits to create a rustic backyard vibe

String lights hung from trees provide a romantic glow for outdoor wedding venue

 

Using succulents is a beautiful way to bring natural elements into the look and feel of your wedding day and making it as favour gift for your guests is beyond their expectation.

Or else you can have your guests wear your wedding theme colour sunglasses with the name of yours. Because it is summer, the time of sunglasses and sunshine!

 

Wedding attire

Bride

Lace wedding dress for a gentle and beautiful look with the succulent on your hairstyle wedding as an emphasis of the wedding theme make your look more elegant and unique. If you want to have more summer theme in the wedding, then wearing a stylist sunglasses such as aviator, retro, designer with violet colour and a flower band instead of a wedding crown as usual.

Mix succulent plants with violet flowers in a bouquet such as freesia, alium, sweet pea, veronica, africa violet to create a stunning all-succulent bouquet, or an unusual, eye-catching boutonnière; the possibilities are endless! 

Groom

A grey or light black colour is a good mix-matching option with the colour wedding theme. Therefore, choose a vest or bow or tie with these colours and of course with a succulent buttonhole on your suit for a more impressed outlook.

 

Food & Beverage

Alcohol-infused popsicles are a fun choice for your cocktail hour
Creating a colorful soda bar for the kids and non-drinkers is not a bad idea

Finger food such as fresh sea food: shrimp in a clear one time used disposal spoon or tuna in a cone ice cream with sauce or even your traditional dishes from your own country like fresh spring roll from Viet Nam or sushi from Japan.

 

Violet or purple macarons and cupcakes for the perfect sweeties that will definitely suit your wedding theme and your guests’ appetite.

If succulents feature in your wedding then why not add them to your cake decoration to complete the look.

 

Entertainment

Set up lawn games for some down-home fun at a backyard wedding
Take advantage of the warm weather to gather all of your loved ones in a fun group photo

Have your guests blow bubbles as you leave the ceremony. Make it the once in a lifetime event with your all beloved one.

Instagram ? Yes, great. Whenever you want to have back memory or anniversary, just use the hashtag that your lovely friends have helped you to share the moment at your wedding.

 

Transportation

Choose a convertible or a scooter for a fun, adventure, memorable and cool summer wedding day.

 

Text by Anh To

 

Grow Old Together – Proposal Idea

Grow Old Together – Proposal Idea

Up (cartoon) – Found on wild-boys0.blogspot.com

If you are a fan of romance films, I guess you have had a chance to enjoy the movie The Notebook, and the touching moments in the animated film Up. In Up, it’s the admirable love that is cute but also a deeply friendship growing between Carl and Ellie. Especially in The Notebook, then you definitely have to shed tears with the undying love till the last minutes of the life being together of Noah and Allie. It is beautiful love story when two people grow up together, shared interests, together experienced many ups and downs, even separation. After all, they can patiently overcome everything, then be able to grow old together and hand in hand go to the end of life. It is amazing that anyone would desire.

The Notebook (movie) – Found on sun–ray.skyrock.com

Danny and Daisy had studied in the same class and become shadow in most of all activities, and they felt in love with each other after that. Daisy is a fan of animation. She introduced the movie Up for Danny because of its cuteness. In return, Danny was a certain person wanted Daisy to see the film The Notebook. Both of them feel loved and admired those love stories. One day, Daisy felt the story of her and Danny had been long enough to tie a knot. She wanted to propose to Danny.

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In this proposal, Daisy wants to express her expectation to be able to go on writing her life adventure with Danny as the lovely story of Up, remind and create happy moments every day and be with each other till the last breath, as Noah and Allie in The Notebook. Therefore, if I have chance to set an engagement proposal plan for them relying on the concept of those movies, I will name it Grow Old Together. They will be in appearance of the elder in this proposal. You can find some of references in the board  named 60 Years of Life on my Printerest.

Danny’s look – Found on picturegr.am

Firstly, I would like to have some of their close friends to cooperate in the first step of the plan. They need to assume that the group want to make a small clip about the elder and ask Danny for play a role of an old man on that clip. Danny is a very kind and fun-loving guy. He would willingly accept it with a bit of persuasion from Daisy. After all preparation for disguising Danny into old appearance with wrinkles on the forehead, and clothes like Carl’s in Up, a friend will drive him to a wood house that we prepared. Drop the main character near the house, the friend simulates that he forgot to take some props, other people would come later on and have to let Danny go to the house in advance. After that, Danny would go to explore the house, surprise coming.

Found on hookedonhouses.net

The house is decorated with style of Up, cozy, vintage and feel like a real sweet home. It will be equipped several hidden small cameras in some corners to record this plan. Danny will be attracted to go to the kitchen area because of the smell from cakes and strawberry (Danny’s favorite favor). He will be surprised when seeing Daisy in appearance of a graceful old lady as well is standing there with a welcome tender smile. Just pretending that Daisy also attends this clip without informing Danny, she asks him to take a picture with a Polaroid camera because of their current interesting out-looking. Because this kind of camera gives an instant photo, Daisy, in some way, will put the photo into a special album book that next to her chair.

Daisy’s look – Found on picturegr.am
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Next, by some conservations, Daisy makes a small cup of strawberry milk tea for Danny, and take him to the tea room where are decorated by many colorful balloon floating on the ceiling and hanging down rolling papers of messages. Let’s ask Danny to naughtily explore these message together and read out loud. In these papers, there are sweet messages from Daisy, how wonderful she feel about Danny through the time they spent with each other. There are also several bad habits of Danny that Daisy remind him to abandon. It should be something fun that makes both laugh when being reminded, not for beginning an argument at this moment.

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At that time, Danny should have recognized the “extraordinary” of all affairs happening and somehow he might feel shock. Daisy just tenderly asks him to drink all the cup of tea to get back some calmness because she now has other thing to show him. Follow Daisy’s advice, Danny drinks the sweet tea to the dregs and suddenly finds out a little question printing at the bottom of the cup “Marry me?”

Found on bridalmusings.com

Depend on reaction of Danny at that moment, it could be a pause, then Daisy gives him the book near her seat. The book have an old-looking cover with the name Our Adventure Notebook. On the first page of the album, there is the picture of Daisy and Danny taken before (by the Polaroid camera). The next will be some pictures of moments they happily spent together, following by more blank pages. Ask Danny to open until near the last page, he will be so surprised with a ring hanging on the bookmark and hiding in a small hole in the book.

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Now, Daisy can tell him what she would like to express after all of things today and say her proposal. She might express her expectation from now on can be able to everyday welcome him home with a happy smile, make him sweet things like a his favorite tea, together explore lovely messages sent from the life to write down on their adventure notebook and especially hand in hand, grow old together happily after ever (picture of a happy old couple). Now, it is time for Danny to decide to become the one who can be able to make Daisy become the happiest woman in the world. If the answer is “Yes I do” for the question in the tea cup, Danny can put the ring on Daisy’s finger.

Wish them the best!

Found on thelondoner.me

“There’s nothing I would rather do,

than to grow old in love with you,

the fun that being with you brings,

our memories made of little things,

the talks we have, the jokes we share,

the hugs, the kisses here and there…

what better reason could there be,

to ask you to grow old in love with me.” (Anonymous)

 – Written by Daisy –

Eat your heart out!

Eat your heart out!

theartofcakesThe Art of Cakes is a bakery located in the heart of beautiful Inkoo. Having opened its doors for business in December 2012 gorgeous and remarkable works of art, are being produced every day. With the creative talents of a self-made cake decorator, the cakes being produced here are top quality moist cakes.

“The Cake is a work of art, Dare to Dream”

               For the owner of The Art of Cakes, Sonja Crockford, this statement embodies her business mission. No cake should be the art of cakes, sonjatoo plain and simple. Sonja is an award winning sugar artist with 35 years of experience. Alan Dunn is her source of inspiration. She looks at his attention to detail and real lifestyle and brings those into her own design. Her skill can be seen in the picture below. This delicious cake was designed and created by Sonja. Her skill in sugar creations can be seen in the intricate and beautiful flowers adorning the cake. Having not gone to pastry school, she is self-taught and highly skilled. However in 2010 she began taking courses to further perfect her skills. After a few years of creating cakes for her friends and family the demand grew too large and she opened her shop to the pleasure of everyone. With the shop being very successful, Sonja decided to begin competing in 2012. She has competed in both Germany and England. Having won silver for her sugar peonies at the British Sugar crafters Guild, her awards began. She has competed in the Tortenshow Hamburg where she won gold and best in show for her sugar creations. Her most recent success was at the Tortenshow Hamburg 2013 where she won silver in both wedding cakes and carved decorative element. Looking at her cakes one can see the true artistic ability she obtains. In her customer feedback potential consumers can find her obvious care and attention to detail, couples are very thankful and love the delicious cake flavours.

One of Sonja’s newest interest rest in artisan marshmallows. Artisan marshmallows are marshmallows with luxury flavours and toppings. Perfect for any occasion, these bite size treats are sure to please. She has graciously decided to supply our event with some of her newest creations, come to the We Do Wedding Fair and try her artisan marshmallows.

the art of cakes, cake 3In the consumer feedback section on her website, one can see the high rating she has received for her cakes. Not only in design but also in flavour. Being a small business they only create their cakes using the best ingredients. Sonja ensures her cakes will taste the best by using local organic ingredients. With the classical cake flavours of Vanilla and Chocolate, available consumers can focus on the design element of their cake. An element Sonja herself holds close to her heart. The Art of Cakes is one of the only bakeries that offers consumers Demerara Vanilla – richer than vanilla, but still just as versatile.  Demerara sugar is used instead of refined sugar. A flavour option for any couple looking for an elegant wedding cake. In comparison, for the more adventurous consumers The Art of Cakes specialises in fun delicious flavours such as Chocolate Mud – a rich, moist cake that can be made from your choice of white, milk or plain chocolate, using only top quality Finnish chocolate. Another popular flavour is Rich Fruit – a quintessentially English fruit cake traditionally served at Christmas and at weddings. Made from a variety of dried fruits and hazelnuts and generously infused with brandy. With a location in Inkoo delivery and professional set-up is possible for couples holding a wedding within 50km. One of the only bakeries to offer such an area for delivery. With the unique flavours and high quality available for consumers, The Art of Cakes is one of the best options to help create the wedding cake of your dreams. the art of cakes, cake 2 The Art of Cakes and Sonja will be at our event on May 15th from 12:00 to 18:00 where they will be displaying their works of art as well as having some free samples of their most popular wedding cake flavours for guest to try.

 

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info@theartofcakes.fi

0400 420709

Vuoripolku 7

10210 Inkoo

 

Text by: Katherine Cloud