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The summer is on its way, and so is the wedding season. On 23 July, join milliner Sahar Freemantle to make a unique summer hat. Learn how to use Sinamay which is the most used material that summer hats are made from and netting. You will make a hat base, shape feathers, and try many other millinery techniques. At the end of the masterclass you will walk away with your own hat or fascinator worthy of Ascot or an upcoming wedding! book here: ow.ly/hQsN30bYUE0
I don't normally share many of the press releases I get sent but I gotta make an exception for this one. Bravo Marks and Spencer, bravo!
M&S Announces THE Celebrity Wedding of 2017
Forget Pippa Middleton, M&S announces THE celebrity wedding of 2017 - celeb cake icons Colin and Connie.
M&S can exclusively reveal that after a whirlwind romance Colin the Caterpillar has popped the question and is getting married to his true love Connie.
The occasion is set to go down in chocolate cake history as the nation’s favourite couple tie the knot. Colin the Groom and Connie the Bride are now available to order on the M&S Food to Order website – making every chocolate loving couples’ dream come true.
Forget the ‘naked’ and ‘metallic’ cake trends - Colin and Connie are set to be the new must-have cake for 2017.
Colin and Connie officially started dating after being introduced by friends at a birthday party in May last year. The pair have been seen side by side on the shelves at M&S ever since.
Colin’s long term pal Percy Pig (tipped to be the Best Man) said: “Colin was a committed bachelor until he met Connie – he was always out and about at parties with the likes of David Beckham. I’m delighted that Colin has now found his true love. I know he’ll be as happy as Penny and I - we can’t wait for the celebrations!”
Connie is a relative newcomer on the celebrity circuit but she’s already become a style guru amongst cake fashionistas, sporting flowery hi top trainers, a matching bow and sugar love hearts.
Everyone is speculating on Pippa Middleton’s wedding style but Connie wants all eyes to be on her as the celebrity bride of 2017.
With such a huge fan base the pressure was on for Connie to choose the perfect wedding style. She’s opted for the best cake designer around and chosen a simple look – a striking rose head crown with a flowing white vale, and has upgraded her iconic pink trainers for a stunning shimmering pair. Her husband to be will sport a black top hat and swap his white day shoes for formal black wedding shoes.
A lover of pink, Connie has also chosen a beautiful pink and white rose bouquet, while Colin has a matching white rose buttonhole. Each caterpillar will also have a pin cushion carrying their wedding bands, along with a sprinkling of confetti to celebrate this special occasion.
There’s sure to be a star studded guest list, with attendees including loyal fans David Beckham, Jessica Ennis and David Cameron – who all have Colin at their birthdays.
An M&S spokesperson commented: “Colin and Connie are the perfect match and their big day is set to be the wedding of the year. For Colin it was love at first sight and he couldn’t wait to ‘put a ring on it’!”
Colin and Connie are available for pre-order now but won’t be available for delivery until 23rd February. The cakes are priced £100 for the pair or £50 each.
Bridget, thank you so much for everything. You are so creative and enthusiastic and it oozes through into you fantastic work, not a great photo, but what an absolutely stunning bouquet, thanks again, we loved them!!!