Jul
30th

Ingredients To A Dessert Table Everyone Will Love

The final piece to an unforgettable wedding is not one cake, but an entire dessert table! If you love sweets, you’ll love what we have in store for you! Some genius finally realized that no one should have to choose between a cupcake tower, a naked ombre cake and a side of macarons topped with edible glitter. Why not have it all?

First of all, a dessert table works in one of many ways: constant edible entertainment for you and your guests, an opportunity to decorate some more and a fabulous photo backdrop! Trust us when we say you need a dessert table at your wedding!

How to create a dessert table for your wedding that everyone will love

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography via The Wedding Scoop.

Assuming you were convinced from the beginning, you’re probably wondering where to get started. Lucky for you, we’ve prepared an simple list of five ingredients to a dessert table you’ll love and be proud of!

(1) A PALETTE THAT WORKS

When doing anything creative, one can easily get distracted allowing valuable time to fly away. Ask yourself, what is the inspiration for your dessert table? The answer to this question will help you decide on the desserts you order, the decoration and more. Is it your navy blue and sparkling silver invitation? Is it your wedding’s woodland theme? Is it your three-layer pink ombre cake? When planning anything, a focus is necessary and often times the theme is your focus and inspiration for the rest of the event.

How to create a dessert table for your wedding that everyone will love

Photo via Ruffled Blog.

An all white table with powdered donuts and cake pops would be perfect for a winter wonderland wedding!

How to create a dessert table for your wedding that everyone will love

Photo by Jen Huang Photography via Modern Wedding.

If you’re having a spring wedding, citrus with a touch of berry pink may be just what you’re looking for!

(2) ONE FOR ALL

The second ingredient is the sweetest and surely your favorite: the dessert! Think about your favorites and consider using your local bakery for an added personal touch. Also note that a dessert table doesn’t have to be made of more than one or two desserts. If you’re a pie person, there’s no reason why you can’t just serve pies of all flavors!

These days you’ve got friends and family with all kinds of requests and dietary restrictions. Avoid having to stress over reserving that single gluten-free cupcake or hiding the handful of candy without nuts from the rest of the guests and order a variety. While, it’s nice to think of others, don’t forget your favorites! It is your wedding after all…

How to create a dessert table for your wedding that everyone will love

Photo by One Eleven Photography via Domaine House.

If you decide to stick to one sweet, do add a little variation in terms of toppings!

How to create a dessert table for your wedding that everyone will love

Photo by Valerie Busque Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Is your wedding smack in the middle of July? Your guests may prefer icy popsicles to melted chocolate…

(3) ITS IN THE DETAILS

Since you’ve decided to swap out the traditional cake for an entire dessert table, you already know that a dessert table is more than just something for guests to nibble on. What do you want your wedding to look like? Simple and sophisticated? Luxurious and lavish? Or perhaps you’d prefer something a little more personal with a touch of DIY here and there. Whatever you decide will help you with the styling of your dessert table. Consider whether or not you will have a backdrop, a tablecloth, flowers or DIY garlands hanging from the table corners.

How to create a dessert table for your wedding that everyone will love

Photo by Marilyn Duvall Photography via The Wedding Chicks.

If you’re going for simple and sweet, you may want to tuck a few fresh flowers between the desserts for creative, but still clean look.

How to create a dessert table for your wedding that everyone will love

Photo via Happy Wedd.

If you’re not afraid of a little glitz and glam, you may want to opt for a sequin table cloth like this one here! This will definitely make your table pop!

(4) PACKAGING AND LABELING

We’re almost there! You’ve got an array of desserts and an idea of how to style them. Now it’s time for the finishing touches like individual packaging, if needed, and labels! There are so many fun options to consider so we’ll leave you to it!

How to create a dessert table at your wedding guests will love

Photo by Jenny Haas via The Sweetest Occasion.

For certain desserts like glazed donuts and popcorn, you may want to consider individual packing. This will allow for guests to mingle while enjoying the dessert you’ve provided without making a mess!

how to create a dessert table at your wedding that guests will love

Photo by Terri Rippee via Karen Tran Blog.

how to create a dessert table at your wedding that guests will love

Photo by Cluney Photo via Glacier Park Weddings & Events.

Dessert labels are not only useful to guests, but can also add a nice decorative touch to the table. While, printed tent labels are traditional, you can also use one large chalkboard, print mini labels on toothpicks and stick them into the desserts or place the labels in mini frames around the table!

how to create a dessert table at your wedding that guests will love

Photo by Sara Wight Photography via Inspired By This.

For a larger dessert table, you may want to opt for a single sign like this one!

(5) THE TABLEITSELF

The desserts and decor have been decided on, but where will it all go? There’s nothing worst than an entire macaron tower going to waste! Your dessert table must draw your guests to it. If you’re wedding’s theme is something fairytale like, then what about placing the desserts on an intricate, white, carriage? If you’re going for a woodland theme, what about a rustic wood table topped with wooden planks and cut tree trunk as serving platters? Take into consideration the season, the location, your theme and the amount of desserts you will be providing.

how to create a dessert table at your wedding that guests will love

Photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography via Glamour & Grace.

how to create a dessert table at your wedding that guests will love

Photo by Katie Jackson Photography via The Wedding Chicks.

how to create a dessert table at your wedding that guests will love

Photo by Jasmine Lee Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Planning something as simple as a dessert table can become quite stressful if you let yourself go overboard! Work with your partner to come up with a dessert table that will make the both of you happy. Start with your inspiration and the rest will come naturally.

We can’t wait to see the peachy dessert tables you all come up with! Oh, and don’t forget to do a tasting before your decide on what to order! We trust you’ll have a wonderful time nibbling on sweets all afternoon…

Jul
29th

DIY Vineyard Wedding from We Are Origami Photography

I think about 99.9% of the weddings I see give me the travel bug and this wonderful affair at Cambewarra Estate in Nowra is no exception. Fortunately for us, Amanda and Brett took full advantage of the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop and made it the perfect springboard for all the fun and stylish DIY details the creative couple wove throughout the day. From the Amanda’s beautiful Lisa Gowing gown to the gorgeous bridesmaid dresses from Twobirds to the vibrant florals to the fun games and signage to the sparkly reception centrepieces, we are head over heels for this celebration. It’s the epitome of Australian gorgeousness. And with every perfect detail captured so gorgeously by the talented team at We Are Origami Photography, this wedding is going to get your goosebumps going.

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David of We Are Origami Photography shares, “From the flowers to the food, to the venue in their home town, to the signs scattered in the vineyard and the DIY details, Amanda and Brett’s Cambewarra Estate wedding was a huge celebration with 150 of their family and friends! We enjoyed taking the bridal party to an outdoor vintage tea party under a perfect blue sky and take the bridal portraits with incredible light.”

Photography: We Are Origami /  Florist: Dusty Miller Floral Studio / Decor: DIY by Bride / Make up Artist: Makeup by Manali / Wedding Dress: Lisa Gowing / Bride Shoes: Shoes of Prey / Bridesmaid Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaid / Groom Suit: Earl + English / Groomsmen Suits: Earl + English / Catering: Cambewarra Estate / Cake: Jessica Harris (Bridesmaid) / Stationery: Bride / Celebrant: Dale Wells / Entertainment: Scot the Piano Man / Venue: Cambewarra Estate / Cinematographer/Videographer: Sarah-Kate McAleer / Hair Stylist: Scruples Nowra.

Jul
28th

Hong Kong Cafe Engagement Session from Nikkiloveu Photography

There’s nothing we love more than cafe hopping so Maggie and Wesley’s sweet little engagement session around the popular coffee haunts in Hong Kong touches a soft spot in our hearts. You don’t really need much more than two cups of coffee and a sweet duo who look like two peas in a pod for a loved up engagement sesh. But then again, gorgeous light filled images from Nikkiloveu Photography doesn’t hurt!

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Jul
27th

Wedding Gown Preservation and Storage by Sagitine

We’ve got something kind of cool for you today peachies and I bet it’s something you hadn’t even considered or given much thought to yet. With so much emphasis placed on finding the perfect wedding dress (yes – we know we’re guilty of nudging you in that direction), what happens to that amazing dress and all those special accessories you so carefully chose, after the big day? How do you preserve them so that they can last as long as the happy memories from the day? To be honest, we weren’t too sure ourselves so we were pretty excited to hear about Sagitine and their unique range of stylish storage solutions that aim to give your wedding dress and accessories a happily ever after too!

Sagitine offers a new way to catalogue and store treasured clothes like your wedding dress, shoes and accessories. Available in three sizes and two colour ways, the stylish crisp white boxes with tan leather handles are the perfect addition to your wardrobe to preserve your treasured wedding items for years to come. The boxes are made from high grade sustainable tan cardboard with monogrammed leather handles, and are accompanied by a select range of accessories to help preserve and love treasured fashion items, including beautiful English made polished horn clothes brushes, cedar blocks and drawstring muslin bags to keep valuable fabrics safe and sound.

Developed by Sydney local Tina Clark, inspiration was borne out a desire to store and savour her prized items of clothing for later years, when her daughters would be old enough to wear them. Living in Hong Kong at the time there wasn’t a storage box that was either beautiful or durable enough to last the test of time. After a year-long search for beautiful storage solutions, Tina decided to create her own and Sagitine was born. Pretty amazing right peachies? We knew you’d love this so we snagged an exclusive interview with Tina right here.

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Where does the name Sagitine come from?    

It’s a combination of my daughters Sabine and Gisele with my name!

What was the process behind finding these tips like? Where did you go to learn about dress preservation? Who did you talk to?  

I have spent lots of time with Kay Soderlund of Preservation Australia. We recently made a short video together where she shows us exactly how to store your wedding dress to archival standards. She is a wealth of information.

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What are the most common mistakes brides make when packing their wedding dress and accessories?
Not cleaning them properly first and then packing them in plastic.

Have you heard any “packing” myths?
Women often say they hear it’s good to vacuum pack a wedding dress. This is most definitely a myth as the vacuum sealing places stress on the fibres and is a terrible way to preserve your most precious dress.

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What advice do you have for brides that have left their wedding dresses in the back of their closet and are now just learning about Sagitine?

Take a good look at the dress, ensure it is clean and free of moths. Look also for small white furry patches, about the size of a large pin head slightly resembling a cobweb. This is the lavae about to hatch.  Perhaps have it cleaned again, then watch our video about the correct way to store it.
Why did you choose to mix lavender, rosemary, lemon peel and clove? Do these particular aromas have a special effect on clothing and accessories?
I literally bought 20 herbs and it was a process of trial and error.   I was keen to use as many herbs with anti moth properties and eventually we settled on this mixture that satisfied the moth prevention and smells gorgeous as well.

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sagitine wedding dress preservation and storage wedding blog

Will the Sagitine boxes eventually be available in more colors?  

Eventually we hope to add many more colours and longer term a customisation service, whereby you send us your wall paper and we will wrap your boxes to the wallpaper.

How about the day you’re ready to re-visit your dress and accessories?

Since they’ve been sitting in boxes for some time, is there anything special you should to do them before wearing them?  I like to give them a good airing, preferably in direct sunlight to ensure they smell fresh again.  Always a good idea to check for moths as per the instructions above.

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Thanks so much for joining us today Tina!

Sagitine products are available online and can be shipped worldwide.