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Fun & Fanciful Fringe Styled Shoot

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in blog, Exotic, Playful Dessert Tables, Seasonal Dessert Tables, Weddings | 2 comments

Fun & Fanciful Fringe Styled Shoot

Are you guys ready for a super fun & festive styled shoot that was just featured on Storyboard Weddings?! Here are all the behind-the-scenes details: Coordinated by the super-talented and all-around great to work with Melissa Bloomfield of Pretty Swell Parties, Designed by the amazing Juli Vaughn Designs. This was my first time working with Juli, but hopefully first of many – she is so inspiring! Juli created all the large scale fringe (like behind the table) and the cute succulent plants. All photos by fab photog Robin Nathan! Of course I focus on all the sweet stuff, but please go check out the full styled shoot with all the beautiful dress, hair, make-up, decor, etc.

Purple Fringe Dessert Table

The menu I created for this dessert table was totally inspired by the purple fringe colors. I immediately pictured a totally hip harvest party. Like an amazingly cool couple who owned a small vineyard, decided to celebrate their first harvest with a really fun and homey wedding. Yes, I completely make up people, a scenario, what they like. Weird? Maybe. But if I’m not styling for actual people, I better have really cool fake ones! And yes, I do get to know my clients that well – so each dessert table is completely unique and really special for each event.

So, back to the hip harvest wedding. Everything was grape/fruit inspired. I made two different grape tarts and used a spiral pattern to decorate with the grapes. Love this effect! I made homemade grape jello parfaits, from actual grapes. The color was so amazing and they tasted sooo delish! Juli added the touch of green puffs, which really set the color off. The little blueberry shortcakes came out so pretty; biscuits with blueberry puree and topped with honey, yogurt sauce.

I’m a little obsessed with the way the cake turned out! Tons of coconut on top and all around is the perfect compliment to the fringe cake topper I made.  Plus the super cute handmade granola favors – we were eating leftovers in my house for weeks, haha! We rimmed the champagne glasses with gold sanding sugar and added the grape fringe-topped skewers.

Grape Jello Parfaits

Grape Tart

Blackberry Shortcakes

Champagne Grape Skewers

Green Grape Tart

Granola Favors

So honored to have worked with the super star team to develop this shoot. Now I just need a real harvest couple!!

 

 

Rustic Glam Winter Wedding Dessert Table

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in blog, Romantic Dessert Tables, Rustic Dessert Tables, Seasonal Dessert Tables, Weddings | 0 comments

Rustic Glam Winter Wedding Dessert Table

I have been waiting for what seems like forever to share these stunning photos with you! This inspiration shoot was put together by the fabulous Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events and captured in film (yes, not digital!), by the amazing Odalys Mendez. So excited that the shoot has been featured on Wedding Chicks! Check out all the amazing styling here.

 

Escort Card Mini Pies

Purple Cake Pops

Caramel Apples

Sugared Fruit

Rustic Glam Dessert Table

Cupcakes & Sugared Fruit

The style for this inspiration shoot was Rustic Glam and a winter wedding at Lake Lanier was the perfect setting. Rich purples and ivory, combined with gold to put a luxe spin on the serene outdoor setting.

For the dessert table I wanted to stay really true to the season and color palette, so I started with beautiful plums and pears and I coated them with sugar. I love the snow-like effect it creates. Then I made caramel apples, always a guest favorite! Apple bars are a really fun and cool idea if you want something a little different for a dessert table. Candy , Caramel, Chocolate, dipped in nuts – so many delicious choices! And it makes a great favor too!

I also made purple colored cake pops (sprinkled with pearlized non-pareils), vanilla cupcakes with coconut-covered frosting, snowflake shaped and decorated sugar cookies and beautiful rose-shaped meringues. Everything had that wintery feel, but many of the ideas could be used across seasons.

I love the way the escort card table came out. Mini blueberry, peach and cherry pies served as little holders for the handmade table numbers. Such a sweet and fun idea to add a special touch!

This was put together by such a superstar team! Scoobie West, Hair and Makeup Stylist, Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio, Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta, I Do Linens, Papered Wonders, Inc., The Modern Gent, Fine and Fleurie, Lyghthouse Cocktails.

Spring Colors Dessert Table

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in blog, Romantic Dessert Tables, Vintage Dessert Tables, Weddings | 0 comments

Spring Colors Dessert Table

So one of the many fun parts of being a StudioWed member is the opportunity to participate at really cool events. Here is a table I did for a recent wedding event at Pottery Barn. First of all, love the merchandise at Pottery Barn! I could literally buy everything in the store. And I love all their styling: rustic, chic, effortless entertaining, but with a fun twist.

 

Fabric Banner Garland

Pecan Pralines

Peach & Coral Dessert Table

Homemade Marshmallows

 

The fabulous It Takes Two Events were the event planners and put together an amazing spring wedding palette of coral, peach, light green and pink. So pretty and light and spring-y. When I saw the colors, I knew I wanted to make some sort of fabric/fringe/garland craft, so I headed to the fabric store and found perfect colors! I cut the fabrics into strips of even lengths and then developed a pattern for tying them in knots to the string backdrop. I seriously love the way this came out. I’ve always wished I knew how to sew (and hopefully will one day!), so this was a perfect project for me and others who can’t. This would look good in so many color palettes and still be unique & look original behind a custom dessert table (by me, of course!)

The desserts I made for this event were so fun. Handmade marshmallows have become one of my signature items – nothing like watching someone eat one for the first time and realize that is what a marshmallow can actually taste like. I made some yummy pecan pralines as favors. Yes people, I do favors too! I really need to add a favor section to the site. And then I made chocolate cake pops, coated in a custom-matched color and added tags to use as escort cards. The amazing hi note stationers created these fab custom cake pops flags. Event guests were literally going crazy about what a beautiful and fun idea it is to do this. Yes, I do super fun escort card displays. Okay, I need to get busy updating my site! All these beautiful photos are from the super talented Janet Howard.

I had a blast working at the event and meeting tons of prospective new bridal clients. What do you guys think??

Chic & Romantic Dessert Bar

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in blog, Chic Dessert Tables, Romantic Dessert Tables, Weddings | 0 comments

Chic & Romantic Dessert Bar

I absolutely LOVE the way my latest dessert table came together! And not just because I actually made a pink glitter “love” sign, but that’s one reason! I created the table for the StudioWed Atlanta Champagne & Sweets Soiree.  The color palette was blush & gold, such beautiful shades for a wedding (hint, hint)!

Since the party attendees would be a combination of brides and fabulous industry friends, I wanted to do a dessert bar that was really chic and fun, but also romantic and sweet. The sweets menu was: Pink & Gold Cake Pops, Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream and Gold Fondant Hearts, Maple Popcorn (that’s right, Maple, not caramel and SO yummy!), Pink Sixlets and Gold Shimmer Gumballs.

For the decor elements, I created Paper Rosettes with various pink & gold papers. While some of the papers were super fancy, I mixed them with more standard sheets for a pretty combination of patterns and solids. I also dressed up some mini favor boxes (filled with the popcorn), by adding some gold punched embellishments. Love how this turned out. And then there is the LOVE! I took some cardboard letters, painted them gold and then cut pink glitter letters to glue on top. Definitely was a detail project, but it added so much fun sparkle to the table. Would love to do this for an upcoming wedding dessert table with other cute sayings or a couples initials!

The table was really fun to put together and I had a great time meeting wonderful new brides and really cool wedding professionals! Look forward to the next StudioWed event! Special thanks to Gregg Willett Photography for all the amazing photos and Foglio Press for the fab dessert table labels!

Pink Heart Cupcakes

Pink & Gold Dessert Table

Maple Popcorn Dessert Display

Pink & Gold Cake Pops

Pink & Gold Candy Display

 

Romantic & Rustic S’mores Dessert Table in The Atlantan Brides Magazine

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in blog, maincontent, Romantic Dessert Tables, Rustic Dessert Tables, Weddings | 0 comments

Romantic & Rustic S’mores Dessert Table in The Atlantan Brides Magazine

I am so over the moon excited to be featured in the new The Atlantan Brides magazine. (It’s the “Melt-Worthy Moments” article).  Oh. My. Goodness! Endless thanks to Esther JuLee for the amazing photos. I know you want all the details on this super sweet Romantic & Rustic S’mores Bar, so here goes. I love the idea of taking something everybody loves, like S’mores, and elevating it to a fancier, event-worthy level, while still keeping it fun and approachable.

For this shoot, I envisioned a groom that grew up going to the lake and camping with his family. S’mores were a special part of his memories. Enter the bride, who wants to do S’mores deluxe and add a romantic touch. The result: a rustic S’mores dessert bar, with lots of soft, feminine touches.

Brown & Pink Dessert Table

 

S'mores Tarts

S'mores Pops

Handmade Marshmallows

The menu included a make-your-own S’mores bar, complete with milk, dark & white chocolate, plus peanut butter cups for extra yumminess. Other elements include traditional graham crackers and homemade marshmallows, along with roasting skewers. To make the S’mores bar extra special, I added an amazing S’mores tart with a graham cracker crust, filled with a milk chocolate ganache and topped with a melted marshmallow fluff. I also made some pretty and fun S’mores pops – marshmallows on sticks, dipped in chocolate and then rolled in crushed graham crackers.

The setting for this was a beautiful, woodsy backdrop and for the decor I used a combination of wood, dark brown burlap and a really pretty pink flowered fabric. Bright pink gerber daisies & crisp white  serving platters completed the look.

Love combining two (or more!) Sugar Styles to make a unique dessert experience. Thanks again to The Atlantan Brides for the fabulous feature & to Esther JuLee for the beautiful photos!

Rustic Glam Christmas Dessert Table

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in blog, Playful Dessert Tables, Rustic Dessert Tables, Seasonal Dessert Tables, Special Events | 0 comments

Rustic Glam Christmas Dessert Table

For their intimate holiday gathering, my clients wanted a festive dessert table, filled with traditional holiday colors, while still keeping it fun, interesting and family-friendly. With their beautifully re-done backyard as a setting, I combined rustic, woodland elements, with elegant & sophisticated touches. The result: A stylish dessert table with unexpected twists on holiday favorites.

The menu includes: white chocolate covered cherries (so elegant!), “santa hat” gluten/dairy free chocolate cupcakes, peppermint marshmallow pops (delicious, but very sticky), vanilla cake pops decorated like ornaments & green apple jelly beans.

The decor: silver glitter sticks & pine cones created an eye catching centerpiece. I filled two vases with pears and wrapped them with a beautiful white & silver glitter ribbon. I used a perfect Christmas red ribbon to line the middle of the table. And my favorite element, hand-made paper flowers (like red cherry blossoms), which I attached to the branches on the table. Don’t you love that!

All the guests had a fabulous, festive time. Hope you’ll find some great inspiration for your holiday dessert table. Happy Holidays Everyone!

 

Paper Flowers

 

White Chocolate Cherries

Christmas Cake Pops

 

Santa Hat Cupcakes

Holiday Dessert Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chic Carnival Wedding Featured in Southern Weddings Magazine

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in blog, Chic Dessert Tables, Vintage Dessert Tables, Weddings | 0 comments

Chic Carnival Wedding Featured in Southern Weddings Magazine

I love the style of this Lemiga Events wedding! The bride wanted a glamorous candy table with a whimsical carnival feel. Her colors were silver, purple, white & brown – a beautiful combination. And, of course, I was over the moon to learn the wedding was recently featured in Southern Weddings Magazine. It’s a beautiful spread and I can’t wait to see more pictures posted when it’s featured on their website. I will definitely let you know when that happens. Best part for me: this AMAZING quote from the magazine “The candy favors station was Eddie’s favorite detail of the wedding.” So honored to have the bride feel that way!! Thanks so much to Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events and Harwell Photography for the fabulous pics!

 

White and Purple Dessert Table

 

Swirl Lollipops

 

Purple Gummy Bears

 

Purple and White Candy Bar

Modern Pink & Green Dessert Table

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in blog, maincontent, Modern Dessert Tables, Special Events, Weddings | 0 comments

Modern Pink & Green Dessert Table

Ever wonder how hot pink & apple green would look at your event? Take a look at this super modern & totally glamorous table designed by Sugar Style Events! I was asked by wedding superstar Stacie Francombe to create a dessert & candy table for her first ever ISSE conference here in Atlanta. I’m so thrilled to be sharing these pics, taken by the super talented Esther JuLee Photography!

 

Pink & Green Dessert Table

 

Brownie Bites

 

Pink Meringues

 

Pink Dessert Bar

 

Pink & Green Candy

 

Pink Candy

Southern Charm Wedding Shoot Featured on Style Me Pretty

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in blog, Chic Dessert Tables, maincontent, Romantic Dessert Tables, Rustic Dessert Tables, Seasonal Dessert Tables, Vintage Dessert Tables, Weddings | 0 comments

Southern Charm Wedding Shoot Featured on Style Me Pretty

I am so proud of this shoot! And here is some really exciting news – it’s being featured on Style Me Pretty!!! Oh. My. Goodness.

The idea behind this table is a southern style wedding, that incorporates some new, fun sweets designs, while still respecting family traditions.

We wanted to keep everything Georgia, so the dessert menu included banana pudding parfaits with nilla wafers, grilled peaches (don’t they look mouthwatering!), gummy cola bottles and peanut brittle. To keep with the look of the rest of the shoot, I used lace for the food labels – love using the peaches as stands – and to wrap the peanut brittle cones.

The beautiful flowers by Boukates, photography by Evie Perez Photography and coordination by Pretty Swell Parties.

Southern Style Dessert Table

 

Banana Pudding Parfaits

 

 

Peanut Brittle Cones

 

 

Grilled Peaches

 

Country Farmhouse Wedding

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in blog, Classic Dessert Tables, Romantic Dessert Tables, Rustic Dessert Tables, Seasonal Dessert Tables, Weddings | 0 comments

Country Farmhouse Wedding

Here are a few pics of a lovely wedding dessert table I did for a very special couple. They wanted a very simple, but elegant display, highlighting the couples favorite desserts and the brides favorite color: blurple! Yes, I did mean to write blurple – its a combination of blue & purple.

I made my decadent espresso brownie bites, mini cheesecakes topped with royal icing flowers and hand-dipped coconut macaroons. I found beautiful purple salt water taffy and grape gummies and the bride added her favorite Godiva key lime truffles.

We kept the table decor sweet and simple – perfect for a country wedding at a farmhouse in Virginia.

 

Mini Cheesecake

 

 

Chocolate Macaroon

 

Purple Wedding Desserts

 

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