Dessert tables are definitely something more and more couples are introducing in their wedding, showers and partys. Designing a dessert table can be fun, it can be beautiful and they can really complete a theme. I’m definitely not the expert on designing a dessert table, but Mounia at Cupcake et Macaron
is! She designed this beautiful dessert tables and shared it with us! Mounia explains the concept behind this particular table: “To me, it represents a marriage between art-nouveau romanticism, and a slightly darker, almost steampunk inspired edge. I like to think that if Alphonse Mucha, Jules Verne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle inexplicably decided to get into sweet table design, this would be their creation!”
With the help of Emilie Iggiotti, of Amypunky Photography
, the table was capture beautifully!
A lot of brides are doing their own tables, or, hiring a professional to create one for them. Either way, there are a lot of things to consider when creating a dessert or sweet table. Mounia was gracious enough to share the top 3 things you should consider when designing a dessert table.
Here are the Top 3 Things to Consider When Designing a Dessert Table
- Play with heights. Most of the time, when you feel something is missing in your sweet table, it’s because everything except the cake is on the same level. Placing your sweets at different heights using pedestals, tiers and stands (especially smaller sweets, like macarons, truffles, petits fours, etc) makes them stand out, and adds depth to your layout.
- Don’t forget the backdrop! Sure, the table itself is the focus, but a beautiful background ties it all together. Use frames, a beautiful fabric or chic patterned papers to add that special touch!
- Be creative, and think outside the box! While a uniform table can be very elegant, don’t be afraid to mix and match! Add a unique and personal touch by using vintage pieces, images, or objects you love, both for serving and for decor.
The wonderful thing about dessert tables (apart from the obvious “lots of sweets!” aspect!), is that they offer infinite possibilities, so let your creativity run wild, and just have fun with it!
Thank you so much for sharing your tips with us Mounia!
Currently I am loving all that is coral and aqua blue. It’s a perfect summer palate and great for a beach wedding (or in my opinion) an August wedding. Coral is such a faltering colour on most skin tones and so the bridesmaid dress is my personal favourite.
You certainly don’t have to kill your decor with coral and aqua blue, but the accents will make a nice touch.
What do you think?
This inspiration came from Pinterest: You can see my Coral and Blue inspiration board on Pinterest. All original sources of these images can be found there.
I have fallen completely head over heals for these transparent laser designs. They are such a unique wedding detail and have brought a completely new dimension to drinks! When Astrid Mueller shared this styled shoot with me, I was thrilled. When I found out she works with couples from around the world, I was ecstatic!
We often forget that the little details are sometimes the ones that impress our guests the most, especially when it’s as unique is these!
Here is more about the designer and illustrator Astrid Mueller. I love creating not just illustrations and stationery, but also special décor and keepsake items for my brides. I’m always dreaming up new ideas and unique ways to incorporate such items into their celebrations. There is a world of amazing production methods out there! In this particular case I fell in love with lucite. I’ve always been smitten with transparent materials (I happen to have a collection of clear rings) and I love to make my illustrations come to life with intricate laserwork.
As you may have guessed from my designs, I’m also passionate about the post-war design era, so the swizzle sticks came to me one day, as a total love-to-do idea! This particular example was an item I created as a gift to my friend and wedding photographer Andrea from AndreaandMarcus.com – who also happened to create this wonderful styled shoot. The illustration is inspired by her and her partner, and Andrea’s love for Alexander McQueen (I created the dress pattern with this mood board as inspiration.
Wonderful news… these unique details are available to Canadian brides! For more info contact Astrid Mueller.
Designer and illustrator Astrid Mueller
Photographer: Andrea from AndreaandMarcus.com
If you read the blog last Sunday, you’ll know I attended the Bridal Boudoir Affair in Montreal. The event was gorgeous and I was really impressed by the “fantasy” room, a room dedicated to different styles of wedding decor and table dressings for your wedding.
I loved so many of the looks, but what caught my attention was this sweet summer/beach inspired table with a coral linens, aqua accents and white candles and candle holders accented with gorgeous baby’s breath (something we haven’t seen at weddings for a very long time).
Enjoy this amazing wedding decor inspiration!
You’ll have to wait until next week to see more of this gorgeous wedding that took place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Don’t you just love this Hupah?
Photo Credit: Phototerra Studio
Rachel and Ryan are a Toronto couple who had a destination wedding in Montreal. Canadian destination weddings are a great alternative to the traditional beach destination wedding as your friends and families can easily travel across the country with little to no hassel.
Their wedding ceremony and reception took pace at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Montreal, their theme was simple yet elegant. It was an eco-chic wedding and incorporated things that they loved, including the Montreal Canadians Hockey Team.
Here is Rachel and Ryan’s story as told by Rachel:
The summer of 1995 was bliss – it was the summer that me and my husband first started dating. Ryan was 19 years old and I had turned sweet 16. We met in high school in our hometown of Fort Frances, in Northwestern Ontario. We weren’t sure whether or not our relationship would last beyond the summer as Ryan was heading off to university and we’d be a 20 hour drive apart. Fast forward to fourteen years later and here we are still together, happy to call the city of Toronto our home. Although we were almost the last of our friends to get married, the timing to felt perfect for us.
Ryan and I decided to do a destination wedding in Montreal, Quebec. It has the European flare that we desired, yet still close enough to Toronto that we could take part in the planning process. With the help of our wedding planner, Madeleine Kojakian, of Maddy K, we were able to create the wedding of our dreams – non-traditional, modern and with an overall eco-organic feel. I know this sounds very cliché, but it honestly was the best day of our lives. The weather turned out gorgeousand we were surrounded by all our friends and family who made the trip using planes, trains and automobiles to get there! Michael Greenberg of Phototerra Studio was our incredibly talented wedding photographer who did the most amazing job at capturing the beauty of every single moment of our day. Michael had recently opened a second studio in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, so it made meeting and interacting with him and his team very convenient for us. We are thankful to everyone involved in our special day for all your help and dedication – it could not have turned out more perfect without you!
Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Rachel and Ryan and Congratulations!
Photo Credit: Michael Greenberg of Phototerra Studio (Toronto & Montreal)
Planner & Decor: Maddy K Weddings
Venue: Hyatt Regency Montreal