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an enchanted garden birthday


Wearing: Three Floor ‘Orient’ dress & handmade floral hair wreath. Nails: Gorman x Kit ‘Orange.com’. Photos by Tommy

Just a few snaps from my 21st birthday a couple of a weeks ago. The theme was ‘enchanted garden’ because I just couldn’t get away from my love for nature and all things magical. The venue was decorated with glittering waterfall fairy lights, ivy vines, toadstools, bunnies, birdcages, owls and butterflies. But what I really wanted to share in this post was my theme appropriate cake which I could not believe I found in the children’s section of Ferguson Plarre and this sparkly and heavily embellished dress from Three Floor. Two challenging and mind wrangling things when it comes to birthdays but both somehow so smoothly fell together.

I have never really held many birthday parties, the last party I recall being a small gathering at my house when I turned 14. So little did I know how hard it was to find a cake that was large enough and fitted my theme. After googling ‘enchanted garden’ birthday cakes, which sent through the most meticulously decorated pieces of cake art I had ever seen, I decided it was going to be completely impossible to find anyone to make a custom cake like that without blowing my budget. I gave it a try anyway and walked into Ferguson Plarre asking if they could do custom cakes. I showed them the cake and said ‘I couldn’t find anything like this on your website, can you make it?’ and the man behind the counter goes ‘well actually..’ He flipped to the CHILDREN’s section of the cake menu book and showed me the prettiest cake I’d ever seen decorated with marzipan toadstools, grass, flowers and a little fairy sitting on top! So the moral of the story is that if you are looking for an enchanted garden cake, I just saved you some time :-)

When it comes to what to wear on your birthday, I thankfully had this shiny metallic cut out dress from Three Floor to thank. It’s embellished with an array of colourful jewel stones and studs and was sitting quietly in my wardrobe, ready for a special occasion. The glittery threads in the fabric and light reflecting embellishments felt like they fit with the enchanted theme so well that it was simply an instant choice. I really only have positive words to speak of Three Floor’s dresses! Of course, I went with some handmade flowers for my hair. I’m not sure if my friends are happy to have their photos on the Internet but Tom’s okay with it and he says hi. Oh and we are both not sure why he has flowers in his hair!

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  • April Sharman

    Happy Birthday, great cake too and of course I love the his and hers headpieces!

  • Are you sure you turned 21? hahaha just kidding! I had a similar theme to my 21st too, Ice cream parlour! and that cake is too cute :3 happy belated birthday!

  • Huyen

    aww beautiful and adorable snapshots, the cake looks so cute and I adore your dress, super theme appropriate! Happy belated birthday!


  • I only realised Tom had the floral crown when I read through the last sentence! hahahaha~ what a cheeky little detail Connie =)
    hope you had a marvellous birthday beautiful! xoxo

  • ball_of_wool

    Such a lovely theme, looks like an amazing night! Your dress is absolutely stunning!


  • Laura Jones

    happy belated birthday! the theme sounds so adorable and the photos and your outfit look wonderful:-) x


  • I hope you had an absolutely wonderful birthday!

  • rhodawong

    happy birthday! what a great dreamy, beautiful cake!


  • The cake looks amazing and you look lovely in that dress. Happy birthday!

  • Rosa Nguyen

    Awww score! It’s great that you found the dress and cake so easily.
    I know how hard it is to organise all this, especially getting everything to cater for everyone.
    Love the dress. And hope you had the best 21st birthday ever!




  • ishara merhai

    lovely photos happy birthday and enjoy your amazing cake <3
    xx ish

  • Babble

    You two look so good together!


  • Happy birthday and beautiful dress!

  • Lucy Novi2

    Happy birthday!!
    I wish you lot’s of happiness :)

    Lucia N

  • MiliR

    happy happy happy belated birthday! obsessed with your cake and dress :) I saw it on asos and it was love at first sight! you wear it well with your crown :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  • Fern Richardson

    Happy belated birthday! Your dress is gorgeous, it looks so beautiful on you, and the cake is the cutest. Hope you had a wonderful time!

  • Fifi Yau

    what an awesome dress <3
    totally in love with it!
    lovely garden-themed birthday party :))

    Diary of a Dreamer

    • Fifi Yau

      anyway, Happy Birthday :D

  • Happy Birthday! That dress is simply amazing!

  • Happy belated birthday, Connie! That dress is stunning in real life :)

    I’m curious about the sky blue pear-shaped ring you wear in your recent posts. I have no reading comprehension skill apparently, but where is it from?There are so many items of yours I love (especially that Topshop Anna boots) and yet no way am able to afford. Do you have any tips to shop and save (or cull!) to share?

  • Melissa

    Happy belated birthday! Such a darling cake. x

    <3 Melissa

  • Love your dress! Happy belated birthday!