Today I am delighted to spotlight on Lotti and Lu, and their creators Charlotte and Lucy who specialise in providing bespoke cakes and flowers for all events and occasions.
I spoke to Charlotte (Lotti) to find out about this blossoming Business…
Tell us about your Business…
“Lotti and Lu was formed early in 2014 between myself – Charlotte, and Lucy, when our paths crossed – literally – at the school gates (sounds a cliché but is entirely true!)”
“What started out as playground chatter around our daughters, developed over dog walks and many a pub lunch as we realised we both had a passion for creativity and presentation, in addition to matching infatuations with the finer details of table dressing, present wrapping and party bags!”
“We knew we had skills and experience that could complement one another, and that cake and flowers are both essential elements of any big day, so we started to think about how we could develop a service as an alternative to many of the tasteless cakes and uninspiring bouquets already on offer.”
“I (Lotti) have a passion for all things floral, which began with a Saturday job in a Florist whilst I was still at school.”
“I completed basic skills training alongside studying for my A Levels and having also worked extensively in team leadership, training and event management over the years, I am passionate about delivering excellent customer service and attention to detail.”
“Lucy began her cake journey in 2011, when she made a Birthday cake for her daughter.”
“Many people commented on how ‘professional’ it looked and Lucy started exploring the possibility of turning her hobby into a career.”
“Heavily influenced by her Fine Art training at University, Lucy is always striving to find fun and exciting designs for her edible creations.”
“She has made many types of cakes, for Birthdays, Christenings and her main love – Weddings!”
“Most brides we spoke to said that in planning their wedding they would look for a florist and a wedding cake maker whose styles were complimentary and similar – so in essence, this is what Lotti and Lu is about.”
“We work together to ensure the continuity of any theming, and that the colours and textures of both the cake and the flowers work in harmony together.”
“Above all our cakes taste good (we are strong advocates of using organic ingredients wherever possible) and our flowers are fresh and vibrant.”
Describe your style…
“Everything we do is bespoke, and although our natural style tends to be a little bit vintage and a little bit rustic, we love being challenged to interpret a theme successfully.”
“That said, and despite our obsessive attention to detail! we are not big fans of overly fussy designs, preferring very much to allow the ingredients – edible and floral – to shine.”
What is the future for Lottie and Lu?
“Moving forwards we’re definitely looking to develop some gift ideas combining cake and flowers (Because let’s face it why have just one or the other when you can have both!!)”
“And of course at the moment there is the small matter of (ahem) CHRISTMAS! looming, so we’ve got some exciting wreath designs to prep and photograph that will soon be available to order.”
“We’re always developing our skills, testing out new recipes and playing with flowers (this week we’ve had fun with Flower Crowns – check out our Instagram!)”
“There are many elements collectively to any successful event – wedding or otherwise and I guess we will continue to adapt and evolve our services as we grow – we’ve loved every minute so far!”
Thank you so much to Charlotte and Lucy for sharing their beautiful work.
I love the natural look of their designs, and their work compliments each other so well bringing a seamless flow to the Wedding Celebrations.
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Image Credits: Bay Lei Photography