Prêt-à-Portea Fashion Afternoon Tea – Berkeley London



I  was lucky enough to be treated to a girlie day out, by one of my best friends this week, for an early Birthday Celebration.

We had the most fantastic day – it started with viewing the Alexander Mcqueen – Savage Beauty Exhibition at the V&A Museum in London.  This was an impressive exhibition which told the story of the fashion journey of Mcqueen’s work.  It was great to be able to see so many iconic pieces close up, and understand a little more about the late designer and the inspiration behind his world renowned fashion collections.

Tip:  You need to book this exhibition and be allocated a time slot.

Then on for a real girlie treat – afternoon tea with a twist at the 5 star Berkeley London Hotel.

From the minute we arrived, we were greeted with a smile and all staff were friendly and knowledgeable.  The fashioned themed afternoon tea did not disappoint either – you could order as much as you wanted from the fabulous selection of canapés, sandwiches and cake creations.  Oh and not forgetting a choice of tea!

“Prêt-à-Portea adds a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious.”

The Berkeley London designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world. The menu is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion.”

My favourite was definitely the themed cakes and biscuits in a smorgasbord of shapes, colours, flavours and textures inspired by famous fashion designers.  We were like children in a sweet shop and couldn’t decide what to try first, of course we ordered everything twice!!

To celebrate the launch of the Mcqueen exhibition the afternoon tea included two of his most famous iconic designs to the cake collection.  “The ‘armadillo’ shoes are transformed into a a heeled chocolate biscuit whilst the much adored feather Butterfly Hat by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer Collection in 2008 is reinvented as a deliciously dark chocolate mousse with a chocolate miroir and delicate red sugar butterflies.”


A collection of cakes and fancies in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world’s finest designers.

Mathew Williamson sequin macaroon with Mont Blanc cream ganache and psychedelic swirl of black & whiteJimmy Choo monochrome chic Cayla zebra print bag in Dulcey chocolate moelleux topped with a rainbow of meringue drops
Moschino’s quirky ‘Yellow M’ handbag of blood orange victoria sponge swathed in red quilted chocolate
Charlotte Olympia ‘Sarah’ knee high dark chocolate biscuit boot covered in sultry scarlet and blackDiane von Fürstenberg’s iconic golden gown ginger biscuit with a sprinkling of sparkle highlighting 40 years of Hollywood glamourChistopher Kane silk-organza peanut sponge cake and Poire William brandy mousse with delicate pink meringue layering Manish Arora pink lady apple, cassis jelly and crème de Menthe mousse crowned with a marzipan Candyland apple capValentino’s sexy sixties mini dress chocolate tartellette filled with caramelia cremeux, whipped ganache with red and pink chocolate polka dotsDolce and Gabbana’s whimsical night owl with blackcurrant bavarois and star anis pannacotta savouring the designers’ Sicilian forest fantasy

Tip:  Book this early to avoid disappointment!

I would highly recommend this for any special occasion, a birthday, baby shower, hen celebration, any fashion lover or just an excuse to get together for a girlie catch up with a cuppa and cake!

By Nicola Briginshaw

Creative Director – Fuschia –



Chutney Ivy Leicester- Boutique Bridal Fayre 28th September

Picture Frame wedding invitation

Fuschia is excited to be exhibiting at the Chutney Ivy Boutique Bridal Fayre on Sunday 28th September in Leicester.

Fuschia will be showing two new collections with wedding stationery and favours.  The wedding fayre is ideal for anyone getting married, especially if you are looking to have a fusion style wedding.


photo 1Exhibitors include: Arinder Bhuller, Minarik (Stylist to Miss World) along with demonstrations, dancers, Dohl drummers and of course dress models!  You can also win your special day paid for in the special wedding prize draw!










If you are looking for a venue for your wedding and want something a little bit different…

When: Sunday 28th September 2014

Were:  Chutney Ivy, 41 Halford Street, Leicester, LE1 1TR

Time:  11.00 – 3.00pm

Do come and see our gorgeous products and view the venue for your fourth coming wedding or event.



New Colours for Spring / Summer 2015

We were excited to see a bright selection of colours being showcased at London Fashion Week.

Key colours for spring / summer weddings 2015For Spring / Summer; blues, greens, yellows and oranges will certainly be a popular choice.  We expect to see this filter through into wedding styling.

These en trend colours didn’t come as too much as a surprise to us at Fuschia.  We have lots of bookings for summer weddings next year with our canary yellow and electric blue chair cover sashes.

Fuschia chair covers with electric blue sashWe are now in the process of designing new wedding stationery and favours to colour co-ordinate with our chair sashes.

Designing new Wedding and Celebration Collections

Pantone colour swatches

With London Fashion week starting today, we are excited to see what new colours and trends will be coming through for 2015.

Over the next week we are choosing our key colours to create new stationery and favours for our 2015 Fuschia customers.

We are also always on the look out for new trends for chair covers….so watch this space!

New! Colour Palette from Fuschia for Weddings


With London Fashion week approaching this week we are all very excited to see what new colours and trends will be emerging for 2015.

With this in mind, we have just launched the new Fuschia Colour Palette for 2014 / 2015.  These colours are available for chair cover sashes, table runners, wedding stationery, table decor and favours.

Our ivory lace and hessain chair bows for vintage and rustic style weddings have been a great success since we showcased these at recent wedding fayres, events and studio appointments.

To view the colours of chair cover sashes contact us for a free sample on:

Hilton London Syon Park

Hilton Syon Park

Whether you are planning a wedding or celebration, Hilton Syon Park London is a fantastic venue.  It has something for everyone.

If you are planning a large or more intimate wedding reception you will be stuck for choice from the beautiful rooms available to hire.

For smaller celebrations and gatherings such as birthdays, baby showers, hen or mehendi celebrations private rooms can be hired or you can be allocated a space in the public areas.

Hilton Syon Park

Hilton Syon Park - The Terrace

A Fuschia favourite is the amazing outside space…you feel like you are in Morocco on holiday, you just need a cocktail in one hand and your favourite book in the other!

Hilton Syon Park - The Terrace 2

Fuschia Table setting in the brights!Fuschia’s wedding and celebration products look amazing here.  Choose from personalised stationery, table decor and table favours, we have products available to match a huge range of colours and themes all at great value for money. Please view our website for ideas and inspiration at

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill at Syon Park has also also opened, so the perfect excuse to visit even if you haven’t a special celebration planned!


t: +44 (0) 207 870 7777 I  direct: +44 (0) 208 380 1427

Syon Park  I  Brentford  I  Middlesex, TW8 8JF I  United Kingdom



Temple of Dreams Table Plan in violet and gold by Fuschia.

Real Life Wedding by Fuschia – Ellie and Ravi

wedding photo
We find that so many bride and grooms love seeing what other couples have done for their wedding, so we thought we would share some of our customers weddings with you on our blog posts.

Ellie and Ravi, had a fusion wedding and Fuschia created our Temple of Dreams wedding stationery collection in violet for them.

They choose our wallet ribboned wedding invitations to invite their guests in style, which they had so many lovely comments on.

Temple of Dreams wallet invitation by Fuschia.

Temple of Dreams wallet invitation by Fuschia.

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Wedding Photo Ellie and Ravi

The on the day wedding stationery included personalised printed place names, table names and table plan.

For gifts for close family we did matching personalised chocolate bars and some Indian sweet boxes for Ravi’s parents.
“Just to let you know we received the invitations fine and have been busily sending them out over the last few days. We’re so pleased with them and have had several comments about how beautiful they are so thank you for all your hard work.”

“We had a fantastic day…The stationery looked amazing. Thank you.”

A big thank you to Ellie and Ravi for sending this pictures through to us to share.

For ideas, inspirations or a quote for our wedding stationery and favours please do contact us on:

or email:

Temple of Dreams  Place names and table names in violet and gold by Fuschia.

Temple of Dreams Place names and table names in violet and gold by Fuschia.

Temple of Dreams Table Plan in violet and gold by Fuschia.

Temple of Dreams Table Plan in violet and gold by Fuschia.