Top 10 Best Wedding classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Planning and executing the biggest day of yours and your partners lives can be a daunting prospect. You want to make it your own but will inevitably need help and guidance from others who have been through it. Wedding planners can take the burden off you and absorb much of the excruciating responsibility on your behalf.

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9. Learn Brush Calligraphy for your Wedding
Are you creative bride or groom to-be looking to bring a personal touch to your big day? Join this teacher for this Wedding Calligraphy Workshop, a special experience day that will equip you with hand-lettering skills that can be used in the lead up to the wedding and long after. Invitations, envelopes, place cards, thank-you notes and even wedding day signage can be created with confidence after attending this session, enabling you to add your own unique touch to your wedding. The bride or groom to-be and their guests can develop their own personal style as they learn the basics of calligraphy in the relaxed and beautiful setting of Farmer J - a contemporary coffee shop serving locally sourced food. Starting with brush strokes, beginners will feel at ease as they are walked through strokes to lettering, before discovering their own illustrative style. Attendees are welcome to bring their own ideas of how they would like to use calligraphy for their special day, or the teacher can help you to find a style that suits you and your wedding. This experience is ideal for brides or grooms to-be and their close friends and family. This makes it a perfect experience to gift before the big day, with a professional photographer that will make sure all these precious moments are captured for years to come. The experience includes: 2.5 hrs calligraphy class Brush pens to take home with you One bride + groom name sign on wood (names will need to be emailed prior to the event) Brunch with tea and coffee Professional wedding and events photographer on hand, with photos available to download after the class Special discounts for calligraphy and photo services Schedule of the day: 10:00 Arrival Guests and organisers get to know each other and start working on the basic strokes, gaining confidence with the brush pens 11:00-11:15 Break Quick break for ordering coffees and food 11:15 Letters and Numbers You will pick up the pens again to go through the alphabet and the numbers 12:30 Brunch is served! The session will be wrapped up and finished with a delicious brunch served in the last 30 mins. About the teacher: The Dandelion Art is an artist and events planner whose work has been featured in galleries and publications across the world, including an exhibition in Times Square and the cover of the London Coffee Guide. Michela is self-taught in calligraphy and regularly hosts workshops across London and Kent, from Introductions to Brush Calligraphy to Valentines-themed card making classes. Stay up to date with her most recent work and events on Instagram. About the photographer: Marta Demartini is a wedding and lifestyle photographer and the founder of Demartini Weddings. With over fifteen years experience shooting beautiful weddings across the UK and Italy, her photography style is relaxed, elegant and romantic. With a passion for capturing natural moments, she aims to create memorable visual stories that encapsulate the love and joy of peoples wedding days.
11. Wedding Origami Workshop
Spend an evening in Highgate learning origami for the perfect way to add a personal touch to your special day. All abilities are welcome, and everything you need is included, so just turn up and enjoy! In this class In this workshop, Alice will be sharing her origami wedding creations with you and showing you how you can make them yourself. First you'll learn how to master the basic origami folds and select the perfect paper using only premium types, including Japanese washi origami paper. Once you're happy with the basics Alice will show you some examples of wedding origami and how you can incorporate them into your big day, for example using cranes as name cards and putting kawasaki roses next to table name cards. You will also make origami butterflies, hearts, dahlias, fans and smaller versions of these that you can fix on to your wedding invites, to give them a unique twist! There will be a small break during the class for you to rest your hands and enjoy some Japanese snacks, green tea or Japanese inspired cocktails! Please let us know if you have any particular requests prior to the workshop and Alice will do her best to incorporate these into your class. Now you can use your skills to send out truly unique invitations make amazing origami to decorate your wedding venue blush as your guests tell you just how incredible your origami looks Keep We'll give you all the paper you need to practice and perfect your folding skills during the class, as well as Japanese snacks and cocktails throughout to keep you concentrating!
12. Design & Make a Wedding Ring
Laura has developed a workshop with an emphasis on texture that focuses on the whole process of creating a piece of jewellery; from design through to making the final piece. This cost covers all materials. The day will start with design through exploring textures and lead on onto the hands-on creation of your own uniquely textured wedding band which delves into the process of etching. Technical skills The process of calculating the length of precious metal required in order to make a ring. How to cut using a piercing saw. How to apply a patterned texture to a piece of precious metal using the etching process. How to file, solder, clean and polish your beautiful ring. Materials: The course fee covers the cost of all materials. 9ct yellow gold or 9ct white gold. Please let me know which option you would like 7 working days before the class starts. Luara will provide materials that are recycled and sourced from responsible suppliers based in London’s famous Hatton Garden. The style of ring you will create will be 3mm wide and 1.5mm thick. Workshop Location and Lunch: Workshops are held at Laura’s studio in Deptford, South East London. It is less than a ten minute walk from either Deptford or New Cross Station. A vegetarian lunch and refreshments (including bubbles) will be provided. Please outline any dietary requirements 2 working days before your workshop. How long will it take? This workshop will last 5-6 hours. Hallmarking Once your rings are all polished and finished, I will take them to the historic London Assay Office (it has been open since 1478!) to be hallmarked. This will take 5-7 working days to complete.
13. The Complete Decorated Wedding Cake 4 Day Course
Our Complete Decorated Wedding Cake Course is suitable for budding cake-makers starting a business, home-bakers, and anyone in need of hands-on skills and techniques. During the course you’ll make a three tiered version of this elaborate floral cake, decorated in our signature ‘wildflowers’ style. You’ll learn every step in creating a professionally finished cake, including; baking, layering and filling; ganaching and flawless covering; how to stack your cake securely; how to make a beautiful variety of sugar flowers; and designing, arranging and decorating with your wired and non-wired flowers. The flowers are taught in our signature style and the skills and techniques you will learn can also be used for different varieties of sugar flowers and cake designs. On top of all this, you’ll take a tour of our professional cake design studio and kitchen (conveniently located next to the classroom), as well as meeting Rosalind and the team for a Q&A. Plus there’ll be lots of useful hints and tips to take home, learned and developed over the years. At the end of the Rosalind Miller certified course you’ll receive a Rosalind Miller The Studio Certificate of Excellence in Tiered Cake Making & Design. What you will learn: How to bake a cake in our signature Vanilla cake recipe (you’ll be baking one real tier and using two dummies). How to adapt the recipe for other flavours (Raspberry & Vanilla, Chocolate, Sicilian Lemon, Provence Lavender, and Rose) How to make Swiss meringue buttercream (with instructions and recipes for flavouring your Swiss meringue buttercream). How to make chocolate ganache for covering cakes. How to ganache your cake for a perfect smooth and professional finish. How to flawlessly cover your cake tier with sharp edges. How to flawlessly cover dummies with sharp edges. How to cover a cake board for your tiered cake. How to securely stack a three tier cake. How make a variety of wired sugar flowers, including peonies, anemones, and garden roses. How to make wired blossoms. How to realistically colour and dust your flowers. How to decorate and arrange your flowers on your cake in our signature organic ‘wildflowers’ style. How to neatly finish your tiers with ribbon. Dependant on the speed of class and how much time is left, we may also be able to cover some piped royal icing decoration techniques.

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