hether topped with her signature cotton candy, sugar flowers or lashings of fresh cream, the cakes from Bonnae Gokson’s Sevva and Ms B’s Cakery are always a treat, rewarding both the eyes and the taste buds. No wonder the queen of cakes’ creations are so highly sought after for weddings. They now make an appearance in Bonnae’s latest project, Weddings, Butterflies and the Sweetest Dreams, the follow-up to her first book, the award-winning Butterflies and All Things Sweet.
Over two years in the making, this passion project applies Bonnae’s exquisite taste and expert eye to all the details of weddings, from invitations, decor and bouquets to cakes and centrepieces. In our cover story (p.68), Bonnae tells of the inspiration behind the lavish coffee-table book, curating its chic contents and creating its ravishing images—not to mention her creative process in designing unique cakes to complement individual couples and their wedding themes.
In this day and age, sustainability has become a big talking point, and there are plenty of ways to apply the concept to weddings. We round up some great ideas for making your wedding eco-friendly without compromising on style (p.74), investigate luxury honeymoon resort options that practise the principles of sustainability (p.84), and discover skincare products that achieve results with natural and organic ingredients (p.62). Every little step counts, from cutting out plastic straws at the reception to choosing a sunscreen that contains nothing that would harm coral and the marine ecosystem.
Weddings celebrate love and new beginnings. Personalised details, like a unique cake designed with the specific couple and theme in mind, and conscious decisions to be kind to the environment add even more heart to a couple’s big day.
SUSTAINABLE STYLEPotted plants, such as succulents, are an eco-friendly option for centrepieces and wedding favours