Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mouthwatering Dessert Displays

Amy Atlas (of Amy Atlas Events) is known for her signature dessert tables. Here are some pictures that can help inspire you. Aside from the bride, the wedding cake is usually a focal point of the reception. So you have to make sure that your dessert table is not only appealing to the stomach, but appealing to the eye. Tables like the one above (Mod Dessert Table design) have many ideas that you can pull from for your own wedding. The use of bold graphics above, in the wallpaper and the cake, really pop and catch the eye of your guests. Golden Gerbera daisies are a whimsical and less-expensive flower option. Adding the black glassware creates a very sophisticated design.

This Seasonal Dessert Table is dressed for Halloween, but with a few quick changes, it can accommodate your fall wedding. Inexpensive paper fans are hung together to create a sculptural look. You can create the same style with any type of paper lantern. Check to find a variety of styles straight from NYC's Chinatown. The dark iron urn could easily be holding willow branches in copper or silver to create a more seasonal (and not Halloween) feel. You might even want to incorporate this into your escort card table. Replace the sweets with favors, or give guests a pre-dinner snack!

This design was created for a birthday, but can easily take on many different wedding colors. The whimsical boards are easy to create. Buy a standard bulletin board and cover it with your favorite fabric or wrapping paper. Straight pins hold pre-assembled bags of candy (these could be escort cards), while more bags can be available to encourage guests to create their own assortment. I love the "Take a Sweet" message created with sugar cookies. What better way to let your guests know they are invited to partake than with cookies! Just be careful that the ring bearer doesn't steal a letter before the reception begins :-)

For more information on Amy Atlas Events, or to see more examples of her beautiful dessert table designs, go to

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