Saturday, 28 May 2011

An Autumn Engagement party - Purple and Green Theme

We recently had the pleasure of styling an engagement party dessert table for a gorgeous young couple. The brief included the use of the colours green and purple as well as a unique request for the cake. The location was an outdoor marquee in the country during Autumn, so I put together an inspiration board for them which helps to visualise their ideas and to make sure we are all in agreement on styling and colour choices. 

It was an evening event and the roof of the marquee was filled with little fairy lights. Purple lanterns in different shades hung above the dessert table. (unfortunately we were so busy putting together the finishing touches  that we didn't get any pics in time)

The bride-to-be wanted to have a cake in the form of a ring box on a pillow so Trudy started planning how it might come together.

The couple purchased their engagement ring from Gregory Jewellers and Trudy recreated a stylized version of the ring box nestled on a soft mauve pillow complete with tassels. They had requested a cherry ripe mud cake with dark chocolate ganache. Every part of the cake was edible other than the diamante jewels on the tassels. 

The dessert table featured a purple and green candy bar with bon-petit, jelly beans, rock candy and smarties.

Beautiful paper by Cristina Re (Indigo Tree) with it's autumn inspired colours was used throughout the table as lining for the platters, personalised chocolate bar wrappers and buffet/candy labels.

The personalised chocolate bars were a bit of a play on the whole sweet theme with the words "Amy & Justin, love is sweet" featuring on each chocolate. These were offered as a take home treat along with a lolly bag that the guests could fill from the candy bar.

The table also featured vanilla bean panna cotta with blueberry coulis served in a shot glass and blackberry macarons.

We had so much fun styling this table and creating all the different elements. A big thanks has to go to the lovely couple, Amy and Justin for choosing the Little Oak Tree to cater this special occasion. Congratulations on your engagement !

1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty theme. Purple and green color combination is looking just amazing. Have to arrange my friend’s bridal show at one of NYC venues and thinking of using this idea of cake for the day. Surely, she will love it.


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