An Impressionist Dessert Table

We love dessert tables for a couple of reasons.  They are a great way to get guests up and mingling following dinner (reason one).  Reason two: a dessert table can really add to the overall decor of the event, enhancing your themes and colors and looking pretty.  And that last reason is that they are just so fun to design.  Full of personal details there are so many design options.

This summer we did a table inspired by the bride’s love of impressionism at Earhart Manor, which is Northern European country home in Ann Arbor now owned by Concordia University.  The cake served as a focal point on which the rest of the design was based,everything from the cookie and backdrop colors to the placement of  stands.  It also brought together a couple important elements of the wedding: impressionism, gold (done in a foil technique), and a topper to match the bride’s fascinator. impressionist cake

 The macarons and decorative cookies in shades of blue helped bring needed color to the rest of the table.

by Sweet Heather Anneby Sweet Heather AnneI love how the backdrop of hand-painted canvases ties together the cake, and its accompanying desserts.  Without it the impressionism would have been lost to the viewer.Dessert Table by Sweet Heather Anne

Special thank you to lamb + lark for sharing their beautiful images.

Puppies & Thrones=Wedding Fun

Laura & Steve got married at Earhart Manor, which is part of Concordia University here in Ann Arbor. Their wedding was filled with fun and personal touches.

Cakes by Sweet Heather AnneWe happened to deliver the cake while they were taking this photo with their dogs.  We may have gotten in the way just a little, but we couldn’t stop oohing and aahing at how cute Laura & Steve were with their pups.

Cake by Sweet Heather AnneI love this post with ceremony seating instructions!

Cake by Sweet Heather AnneThose are our macarons sitting pretty by the menu card.

wedding favorsThese are the best bride and groom chairs (perhaps thrones!) that I have ever seen.  And they are even more beautiful in person.  Laura & Steve actually own them, which in my mind makes them even more fun and personal.

Wedding Cakes by Sweet Heather Anne

Wedding Cake by Sweet Heather AnneLaura was very specific about her cake: she wanted it to look just like the iconic white bloom Sweet & Saucy cake.  And that is precisely what she got.

Earhart ManorMany congratulations to Laura & Steve, your wedding was beautiful. And many thanks to Two Foot Creative for coordinating and JLB Photography for the gorgeous images.