Wow, have we been having fun creating all kind of wonderful VINTAGE SWEETS TABLES and vintage decor for the 2013 summer wedding season. Barn weddings are highly sought venues, and no wonder with all of the fun things you can do with decor. But thanks to Amy Atals, it is the vintage sweets table that has become the centrepiece of the wedding. And that is why we are “here”.
If gorgeous sweets in a sinful variety of offerings hasn’t been enough, well, now the presentation will surely have you counting down for dessert.
We have booked rentals for some incredible venues that make you wish you could be the bride. Barns, Botanical Gardens, Historical Homes, Backyard Flings, Fancy Halls, and Wooded Gardens. Don’t you just wish you had one of those R.S.V.P. cards in YOUR hands!!?!?! I do!!
But it’s not just the venues getting all the limelight, it’s also that all-important, ever pinned about, little sweets table.
If you live on Pinterest, you already know that Pie Bars are very hot! Home-made with the name of the aunt or friend who baked it up…right there for all to see.
Late-night fun goes over the top with yummy gourmet donut buffets, and gourmet popcorn bars. Bundt cake come-backs, cake pops looking like brides and grooms, milk glass candy buffets and the sweetheart of all styling, apothecary show-boating with decorative labels. All hot and so fun for the guests.
But it doesn’t stop there. You need to set the stage. Tablescaping your sweets table takes you from the “done” to the “you”. Make it personal!! Get crazy and fun. Include things you love. You make the rules.
For instance, instead of just apothecary jars, mix it up!! Add some vintage cake stands that have icing rims and show off your truffles and candy there. We have a few combos of vintage glass compotes that stack to bring the 3-tier cake stand look to candy!! Who could resist this?
Use unexpected pieces like vintage vases for cake pops and cotton candy, pastry trays of vintage glass for chocolate-dipped marshmallows (on a stick) and have a carmel apples buffet. Bring some big wow with a vintage (it must be awesome) punch bowl for gourmet popcorn or candy pretzels…or even colourfully bagged cookies.
Put Candy in your Vases, and Flowers in your Candy Bowls!!! MIX IT UP!
There are so many ways to surprise your guests, run with it!
But don’t forget the non-edible staging of your table. That’s where we really shine! Add victorian shelfs to stack your pies on, or bird cages, rustic birds, vintage mirrors, frames and candelabras. Put cupcakes on vintage mirrors for a beautiful and cost effective surprise.
LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!!! My three secrets for styling the perfect vintage sweets table are:
Gorgeous Vintage Glass (Cake Stands, Compotes, Trays, Vases)
Candlelight – Vintage candelabras, Cut glass Votives, hanging chandeliers will all bring the romance and sparkle
Mirrors – Vintage, fancy, lace metal edging. It will reflect the light, add volume to the table and give the photographer something to sink his/her teeth into.
There has never been a more fun time in history, I say, to be a bride. So, don’t miss out on the fun. Bling up that table. From burlap to rhinestone studded mason jars, BRING THE ELEMENT OF WOW, FUN, SURPRISE to your sweet affair. Embrace vintage style and watch the cameras and i-phones fly to capture the gift you are giving your guests. It’s all about the unexpected.
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We have everything vintage and will help you style that OMG table!