Semi naked cake with white chocolate drizzle. A modern man-do to celebrate an upcoming wedding.
Adam & his groomsmaids
Adam & his groomsmaids
A modern man-do to celebrate an upcoming wedding.
man do
man do
A modern man-do to celebrate an upcoming wedding.
A modern man-do to celebrate an upcoming wedding.

The Man Do

Author: Lauren Coleman

As many of you know Adam will marry the very lovely Lizzie in just a few weeks and our recent team meeting gave us all an opportunity to get together and send him off in style.

With the distinct lack of males within the team we couldn’t throw him a stag do and a hen party wasn’t right either so Charlotte and Lottie dreamed up the ‘man do’ concept. Essentially all we needed to do was dress up in our more masculine attire (no we weren’t meant to be waiters) and sip cocktails surprising Adam with a jazz hands entrance. It was smashing.
We were joined by Anna from We Are The Clarkes and Karen from Passion for Flowers. Over the years the Rock My Ltd team have spent so much time with these wonderfully talented ladies that they are as much a part of the team as we all are. Anna’s husband Simon couldn’t bear not to be a part of the shindig so donned a wig and a rose between his teeth. Thankfully the strip tease ended there. (We love you Simon!)
The location was a private room within Birmingham’s Hotel Du Vin and we dined on their evening menu. Lottie pre-orders cocktails for us all based on our favourites. Our groom-to-be likes himself an Old Fashioned.

Karen provided us all with feather and foliage place settings combining eucalyptus nicholli and sedum. The tags are available from The Wedding of My Dreams and Karen hand stamped them to add a personal touch. We each had a button hole too which also incorporated scabious alongside the feather and foliage.

I brought along a cocktail blackboard I designed many moons ago and the rest of the decor was provided by Lottie. Over to our very own Martha Stewart…

When it came to the man do we wanted to keep the decorations simple and well….masculine!

The room was quite dramatic in it’s colour scheme so we needed decorations that would sit alongside this. We opted for some simple letter balloons in gold foil spelling out ‘Man Do’. They were good as they didn’t need helium and were easy to inflate. We chose to prop them on the fireplace but they could easily be strung up and attached with washi tape.

To bring in the gold on the cake/cocktail table we added some gold pinwheels which are perfect for everything (they made an appearance at Molly’s fairy party last year ) and a cute gold garland draped across the table.

It wouldn’t be a party without cake so a cake there was. This was a little six inch semi naked cake with white chocolate drizzle. My absolute favourite style. I opted for a strawberry sponge with sticky lemon glaze and cream cheese frosting. An excellent combo. To finish I placed the cake on a cute pressed glass stand from The Wedding Of My Dreams and added some foliage from Passion For Flowers. The lego groom on the top is a new favourite of mine. I know Adam is a lego fan (as most men seem to be!) so it seemed rather apt.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek behind the scenes at Rock My Towers. With Adam now counting down to become a married man feel free to send him and Lizzie your very best wishes or nip by RMW this afternoon for the final instalment of Adam’s planning adventure.


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Photography by Anna from WE ARE // THE CLARKES

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5 thoughts on “The Man Do

  1. This is amazing. Look how happy Adam’s face is!

    Looks like you all had a blast and its such a boss idea.

    Sending lots of love to you and your beautiful wife to be, I’m sure your day will be absolutely perfect xx

  2. What a fab idea. I’ve been waiting for this post since I saw some of the details of your Instagram feed.
    Congratulations Adam on your upcoming nuptials.

  3. Hi Everyone, thanks so much for the well wishes… And my man do was amazing. I have such a thoughtful and creative team – it was a complete surprise and finished off a really productive day of new ideas and future planning perfectly.

    Thanks especially to Simon Clarke – my strippergram. No Man do is complete without one!


  4. What a great way to send a good friend off into matrimony ☺ Love the idea and how it was executed. It looks like some serious fun! All the best to Adam for the wedding!

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