This table was a labour of love and something that I had in my mind from the beginning. However, I will say this! I completely understand why dessert table stylists use photographers! As it was summer, the dessert table items all needed to be refrigerated until just before consumption, the table was set underneath a beautiful tree in the grounds with natural (read "moonlight*) light! I need night photography skills BADLY! So my main frustration is that I wanted to have more beautiful photos to showcase this stunning table, but alas I need to settle for B- photos, with an A+ table! ;P Oh well ... lucky dessert tables are not my business ..... I got great photos of the cake!
All photography by Blissfully Sweet unless stated otherwise*.
The property at Dural was set up so beautifully, it was just a dream! Rossella organised everything herself, from the set up to the tables and furniture to the decorations. The day of the wedding was a magnificent Sydney day, couldn't have ordered better!
Below are a few photos of the venue.
|Table centrepieces and bomboniere|
The milk glass cake stands and the 3 tiered compotes are from the gorgeous Leanne at Sweet Style.
It was time for me to start thinking of the desserts, and WOW what a menu was planned!
|Printables by Blissfully Sweet|
Vanilla Pannacotta Shots with Balsamic Strawberries
Raspberry Cheesecake Pots
Tiramisu Coffee Cups with Callebaut White Chocolate Shards
Mini Pavlova Spoons with Chantilly Cream and Pomegranate
Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Custard & Cherries
White Chocolate, Cranberry, Macadamia & Hazelnut Rocky Road
"Rose" Turkish Delight
Jelly Beans (purchased from Sweet Style)
White Chocolate Covered Raspberries (purchased from Sweet Style)
Jelly Cups with Marshmallows (for the kids)
All desserts and sweets were made by moi! Except for the Turkish Delight and the mints that were courtesy of Thomas Dux! I can tell you right now that it took no more than maybe 15 minutes max for the entire table to be demolished!
WARNING - the next photos are the B- ones!! A warning that moonlight is very hard to work with and that even then I will still refuse to use my flash! It is my pet peeve!
|The photo of Rose and Craig is courtesy of their official photographer.|
You know what I mean now?! But you get the picture of how it all looked! The table took another hour of setting up, between going backwards and forwards to the cool room and assembling it all just so! I then had to hold everyone back whilst I attempted these poor effort shots. Having an audience while assembling, not the best. Having the said audience waiting while you get photos, even worse! Once I said the table was open, it was open season for one and all!
It was a GREAT success and everyone told me it was the highlight of the evening!
From top to bottom and left to right:
Profiteroles displayed in tea light holders, pannacotta shots, mini pav spoons, rocky road, raspberry cheesecake pots, jelly beans, kids jelly cups and pannacotta shots!
|Photo courtesy of the official photographer|
Congratulations to you both and to your 2/3's Brady Bunch!
All photography, cakes, styling, decorations and printables by Blissfully Sweet
Milk cand stands and tiered compote by Sweet Style.