Perfect Personalised Bridesmaids Gifts – Peg Dolls!

I’ve always thought that my peg dolls would make perfect personalised bridesmaid gifts, but never had the time to act on it. Luckily for me, a customer had the same idea, and asked me to make a personalised peg doll for each of her bridesmaids.

Of course I jumped at the chance! I was excited on receiving her photos as each of the dresses were different. They were all united by the same, soft blush colour, but each had a different style.

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Two of the dresses were full length, while one was tea-dress length. The bodices of the left and centre dresses were fully sequined. Yay for breaking out my sparkly special effect finish! The third bridesmaid bodice was embroidered, with a more subtle spatter of sparkles and sequins here and there.

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The backs of each dress were different too, and each girl was having a different hairstyle. However, little white flowers thread amongst the strands of hair were a common theme. I loved adding these differing details to each peg doll, making them a truly personalised bridesmaid gift.

The skirts were made of layers of beautiful light tulle fabric. So I carefully used water colour, adding a gentle base layer of colour, and then pencils to add the effect of soft pleats and layers on top.

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The matching bouquets of wine-coloured gerberas, white carnations and gypsophila were the finishing touches for each peg doll.

These personalised bridesmaid gifts were an absolute treat for me to create, and my customer loved surprising each of her friends with them on her wedding day. If it’s something you’d like to think about for your bridesmaid gifts, drop me a line using our contact form.

Also have a look at our information page about our personalised wedding cake toppers too! Maybe I can create a whole host of peg dolls for your wedding day!

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Wedding Peg Doll Personalised Gift

 I’m sure you all know by now I love commissions that involves creating a wedding peg doll or two!

So when my business friend Stacey, the amazing clay artist behind Stacey’s World, got in touch to ask if I could make her a special wedding gift she got a big thumbs up from me. Her friends had recently got married, enjoying a dream destination wedding. With this in mind I knew this would be a fun wedding peg doll set to work on!

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It was particularly refreshing to work on a totally different style of groom outfit to normal.  A light and fresh linen waistcoat and trousers and white shirt pairing was different to the usual navy or grey suits I work on. wedding peg doll, peg dolls, personalised peg dolls, Personalised peg dolls wedding gift, wedding gift, personalised wedding gift, beach wedding, wedding toppers, bride and groom

The bride was photographed wearing a really light and elegant dress. Its’ simplicity was perfect for all that sunshine and heat I bet! She also had a gorgeous bunch of colourful gerberas. Such happy and bright flowers!

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There were lots of lovely details that really helped me to personalise her wedding peg doll. The bride wore quite distinctive glasses, which always helps. In addition to this, she had a beautiful sparkly tiara which was lovely to recreate. She also was wearing pearl and crystal necklace, and a pearl bracelet and earrings set. Any opportunity to bust out my specialised pearl and crystal finishes is a great one in my books!

Just look how sparkly they are on her little wooden peg doll:

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It really was a lovely commission to work on. It was refreshing to create the peg dolls as a gift AFTER the wedding day and to be able to work from such lovely, happy photos!

Congratulations to the lovely couple!  Big thank you to them too for allowing me to share the photos of their very special day that I worked from, here on my blog.

Don’t forget that we have a whole page dedicated to the wedding peg doll side of our business, right here. It’s full of information and links to my previous Bride and Groom peg doll work.

So if you are feeling inspired and would love me to create a personalised wedding peg doll set for your own big day or as a gift to a special couple, pop over to my contact form now in order to get in touch!

Until then,
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Game of Thrones Wedding Cake Toppers

I’m pretty certain that Game of Thrones needs no introduction! The show, based on the George RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire novels, has had us gripped since it first aired in 2011. Who doesn’t love a bit of kings, queens and dragons escapism every once in a while?

So it was only a matter of time before I was contacted to create some Game of Thrones Wedding Cake Toppers!

With just a few days left until Season 7, now seems the perfect time to share  them with you.

Nadine and Richard are huge fans of the show. While their wedding was going to be a traditional ceremony during the day, the evening was to take a bit of a fantastical twist. Nadine was changing into a replica Khaleesi dress, while her new husband would be sporting a suit of armour.

The couples’ two beloved cats were to feature on the cake too!
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The Khaleesi dress was SO much fun to recreate!  I love having the opportunity to break out my specialised finishes! I used some gorgeous metallic gold here to pick out the details on her chain metal belt.

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The lengths of sheer fabric hanging from her shoulders down her back called for some of my pearlised top coat. Lovely! I love working on little details like this. The back of each of my peg dolls receive just as much attention as the front.

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Nick’s outfit was just as fun to customise. They requested a specific coat of arms to reflect his family name. It might just be some of the tiniest details I’ve had to create to date!

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Of course, the finished cake looked fantastic! It was created for them by Jenny Cooper of Coop Cakes. My  Game of Thrones wedding cake toppers perfectly matched the tiers’ themes of winter and of cogs, which are the iconic feature of the opening credits of the show.

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And because all love cake, here’s another shot! 🙂

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So if you are considering ordering a bespoke Wedding Cake Topper from me, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box like Nick and Nadine. Your dolls will be completely customised to your ideas and specifications. Therefore they could be wearing any outfits or reflect any interests you can think of!

For more details about our custom cake toppers see our Wedding Toppers information page. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact form at the top of the website if you have any questions!

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I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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Making Cake Toppers for a Top Cake Maker

One of my favourite things to make are always requests for personalised peg doll wedding cake toppers. I may just have mentioned it once or twice before! I love playing a tiny part in a couple’s special day, working with them to bring their ideas to life.

Quite often there are lots of special, sentimental details to include, and I love finding out the stories behind them. Often, I get to see the Bride’s dress before most other people, and I feel like the keeper of many special, beautiful secrets!

However, one day an email landed in my inbox which was a bit different. It was a request for a bride and groom cake topper, but it wasn’t from a bride-to-be. There were no dress or hairstyle pictures.

But, there was the same level of excitement from my potential customer!

The email was, infact, from a lovely Baker called Michele, who runs Icing on the Cake in Somerset. She had an idea in her mind for a cake that she wished to showcase at Wedding Fayres, and it required peg doll cake toppers. A little Google search led her to my website, so she emailed to see if I could create her a Bride and Groom.

How exciting to be able to create one of my favourite products, but with more or less free-reign design wise!

Here’s the beautiful little peg doll couple that I created for her.

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Michele had spotted a dress style that she liked on one of my previous cake toppers, that she felt would fit well with her cake design. I recreated a similar style dress, and added a pretty bouquet of pink roses.

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I chose a navy suit, similar to the one she had spotted. But as I had a little freedom with the details, I decided to give the groom a floral tie – a look which is rising in popularity right now. It was so much fun making the repeating pattern of tiny pink roses with their little green leaves. Of course, a matching pocket square was in order too!

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Michele was really pleased with the result, sending me a photo of the peg dolls on top of her lace-trimmed cake. We’re hoping to collaborate with each other again in the near future.

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For more information on our peg doll Wedding cake toppers, and how to order your own, see our
dedicated Wedding Cake Toppers page.

We’d truly love to work with you in creating something special for your wedding day.

As always,

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Personalised Wedding Cake Toppers: A Need for Speed

When I received an email from Natalie asking if I could squeeze in a set of personalised wedding cake toppers at short notice, I was really happy to be able to help! I usually advise allowing at least six weeks before ordering because my books can get super busy.

However, I know sometimes life can’t be timetabled! I am always willing to try to work out a way of getting your order in if possible. And this was one of those happy circumstances! I was able to create this lovely little pair of peg dolls in time for their big day.

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It’s always wonderful to receive a picture of the peg dolls on top of the wedding cake! I love the way the bunting is framing them here. The perfect finishing touch!

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If you fancy making your own bunting to top your cake, I’ve pinned this handy little tutorial on my Wedding Cake Toppers Pinterest Board for you:

Natalie had chosen a lovely lacey dress, complimented with a simple pearl necklace and classic bouquet of blush roses.

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I was a bit excited about the necklace. I always love being able to break out my special pearl finish! It leaves a slightly raised, dimensional dot as can be seen in the photo below. The perfect peg doll accessory!

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The back of the dress was also beautiful, and highly detailed. I LOVE this sort of lacework – recreating the tiny patterns is so therapeutic!

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Natalie hadn’t fully finalised her hair, so we decided to opt for a classic up do dressed with some pearls and tiny white flowers for the peg doll.

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The Bride and Groom peg dolls looked lovely on top of the cake, and I was so pleased that Natalie and her husband allowed me to share their pictures here with you!

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To find out more about our personalised wedding cake toppers, and how you can place an order, have a look at our dedicated page here.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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