I can’t resist a party – and being British, there is no better excuse to celebrate than a Royal Wedding – so when it was suggested that I did a Royal Wedding themed shoot I was almost giddy with excitement!
I gathered together 6 of the cutest kids in Abu Dhabi (OK, I’m so totally not biased given that 2 of them are mine!!!!) and we put together a party with cupcakes and cookies and streamers and flags and flowers and bunting and pinwheels, and most importantly of all, fabulous party clothes and hats and accessories to go with!Oh yes, they tasted as fabulous as they looked…..I know, slightly crazy having 6 kids in one shoot huh??? I only actually managed to ever get 5 in a shot!!! They were all so good though and fabulous for their individual shots too – I think cupcakes always helpThe incredibly sweet English Rose familyThe beautiful Noor was last seen on my blog when she was only a few days old…. isn’t she growing up to be the most gorgeous little lady? She had to be in the shoot as it was her Mummy who planted the idea in my head!!! And I blame her totally for my 3 month obsession with all things red, white and blue!!!!I was so lucky to work with some fabulous vendors for this shoot – wonderful people from across the globe who jumped on board when I shared my ideas with them – I know they’re going to be excited to see their hard work too!Saffy’s union jack dress came from the ever wonderful Lillipops
Indy’s crown skirt was specially designed by the oh-so-talented Jen at The Trendy Tot
Saffy’s top hat and Indy’s hairband were from the super amazing Tristian at GracyLu Originals - who joined in despite being 8 months pregnant! And did you see the amazing red, white and blue vintage brooch she put into it? How fabulous is that?
Tilly’s crown (which Indy also got her hands on) was from the super special Sweet Violet Jane and her skirt was made by her fabulous Mummy, who is also the genius behind English Rose here in the UAE – and who made the red white and blue bunting, cushions and pinboards – not to mention fashioning braces and ties for her boys too.
Archie’s very dapper hat was from Blueberry Hill - I had been so wanting an occasion and a fabulous little chap to use this on and it was perfect!
The crown and union jack cupcakes came from Tickls cakes - and yes, they tasted as good as they looked!!
The colour themed cupcake cases, sprinkles, straws and pinwheels came from a lovely Etsy seller who put them all together specially for me – big thank you to Kim at Sweet Treats Supplies.
I made the felt, button and ribbon bouquet myself (union jack ribbon sent by my lovely Auntie in England), the heart cookies were a morning project for Indy and myself and my Mum and the girls made the frosted cupcakes and the chocolate and sprinkle dipped marshmallows – I can’t tell you how divine these tasted!!!
I really could not have done this without the help of all these amazing people – plus the Grandparents of all the children in the shoot who came along to help on shoot day!Hopefully you’re now in the mood for a celebration – get out your red dresses, tie your hair up with blue ribbons, find yourself a white hat, grab some flags to wave at the TV, make some cupcakes (or even those white chocolate marshmallows with sprinkles!!!) and enjoy the party on Friday…. I know I’ll be glued to the TV for sure,
William and Kate, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
Happy celebrating, love, Kirsty xx