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French Tea Party Dessert Table

We were so thrilled to have The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs team up with Chicago’s most fabulous bridal show, Indie Wed, to hold the first-ever in person Inspired Creations Contest!  Teams of Chicago wedding vendors submitted inspiration boards for the event, and 6 talented teams were chosen to exhibit their Inspired Creations Contest concept at Indie Wed in January.  In addition to the brides’ and grooms’ on site voting, votes from the EAD and TSO blog readers will be counted, so weigh in on your favorites!

The first gorgeous concept we’re going to highlight is a French tea party dessert table from Julia Franzosa Photography, Naturally Yours Events, Mignonette Bridal, and Luscious Layers BakeryWhen shoots like this highlight the yummy treats and natural beauty of the French countryside it’s really hard not to drop everything and start packing! This sweet shoot is filled with feminine touches and rustic textures like lace details on the cake and the gorgeous handmade backdrop.

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The following Chicago vendors contributed to this inspirational wedding concept:

Photographer –  Julia Franzosa Photography \ Wedding Planner – Naturally Yours Events \ Bridal Gown – Mignonette Bridal \ Cakes – Luscious Layers Bakery \ Pastries – Floriole \ Floral – Larkspur \ Stationery and Paper Products – Julie Hanan Design \ Table – Architectural Artifacts \ Wall Artwork – Emmy Star Brown \ Makeup Artist – Makeup Your Beauty \ Hair Stylist – Erica with Lather Salon \ Veil and Accessories – Violet Bells \ Model- Jill Nyquist

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Larkspur and Julia Franzosa Photography are members of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    168 comments on “French Tea Party Dessert Table

    1. Leasa Navarro writes...

      Absolutly beautiful! Makes me want to plan my wedding all over again.

    2. Refreshing and light with a vintage feel. Love the look and the feel. Luscious Layers makes awesome gluten-free/vegan cakes and can attest to the bakery.

    3. Jerri writes...

      This is a beautiful arrangement, everything is just so elegant and I have always loved Tea Parties. The sweets & treats look so yummy and the decorations are so chic. I would have loved to have had something like this for my wedding.

    4. Jill writes...

      absolutely gorgeous! completely captures the romance of the French countryside.

    5. One thing viewers should also realize is that these photographs are from a live display they created at a big wedding show. There was so much going on around them that was out of their control and I think attests to each team’s skill and talent (especially with the photography) What you don’t see are the other booths next to, in front of, behind etc and all the people wandering about. Also, teams had a space limit and didn’t necessarily get to choose their location. And yet all the displays feel so calm and serene. Just wanted to give everyone a behind the scenes look at what all the teams had to work with. ;)

    6. Anne writes...

      It looks absolutely beautiful, I love the way the dress manages to balance out a graceful softness with structured symmetry. The whole scene captures the French romance so perfectly- especially the irresistible macaroons. Gets my vote!

    7. This is gorgeous! The details are spectacular. The photographer really captures the special details and gives it all an elegant flair. Well done!

    8. Kate writes...

      Everything about this shoot is gorgeous. I absolutely love the dress and the flowers.

    9. I actually had the chance to see this beautiful creation live at IndieWed. It had such a sweet, vintage feel that incorporated unique details such as the branch for the draping backdrop, with hung cotton. LOVE THAT! I also love the tagline… “Sweet Love” :)

    10. Wow cheers to the French Tea Party team!! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous and enchanting… We are so thrilled to have been a part of such a beautiful shoot and show, and are excited to keep baking and planning and making this inspired creation a reality here. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

    11. grace o'neill writes...

      This is so beautiful! I love the soft romantic look. I want to live in this!

    12. Agata Piekarska writes...

      It’s so elegant. Just perfect! I could have one once a month !

    13. Carlene writes...

      The lighting from Art of Imagination is so pretty too! It makes the sweets look even more delicious.

    14. Raquel writes...

      Wow. What an inspiration. This french tea party could even work for bridal showers. Simply gorgeous.

    15. Becky Bailey writes...

      Beautiful! Makes me want to renew my vows. I suddenly have a craving for sweets…

    16. Kheirra Figueroa writes...

      Simply tasteful and gorgeous!!! Where were you when I renewed my wedding vows twice:)

    17. This makes me miss France! Though I don’t recall attending any tea parties. Well done! It looks like something right out of a dream.

    18. Maria Lesser writes...

      Elegant, inviting, soft touches and very exquisite taste is what I imagine and feel when looking at this display. It’s a sense of present and past beautiful memories. This is definitely an eye catching and attractive wedding display.

    19. Barbara Lawson writes...

      The French Tea Party is so elegant. It is very feminine and just beautiful.

    20. Jamie writes...

      The presentation is quite awesome. The treats look very tasty. Being a man it is hard for me to say more than that.

    21. This turned out so amazingly! The feel and setup of the whole display is very french rustic and cozy and the pictures are stunning. Would look wonderful at a wedding for sure. And who could pass up those desserts?

    22. Annette writes...

      Gorgeous, elegant, sweet! Larkspur did the flowers for my wedding–and they were so perfect and beautiful that one of their arrangements is the first page of my wedding album!

    23. Ambria writes...

      What an awesome alternative to the typical wedding cake! I love the display and the ‘Sweet Love!’ sign. Very classy and timeless.

    24. Bebet_Leaf writes...

      This is an amazing wedding. The bride’s makeup is so natural and perfect for this type of wedding. The lightening is perfect

    25. Nique writes...

      Just love your work. It’s simple but so so classy. The cake is amazing and the scorn idea works well for sweets. The bride is glowing, so beautiful.

    26. Alec writes...

      Very beautiful. Simple, elegant, and light.
      Dress, hair, and make-up all go together great!

    27. Maureen George writes...

      I love this! I have a friend that is getting married this summer. I will definitely send her this site. The makeup is quite lovely too!

    28. It was especially wonderful meeting this group of entrepreneurial woman. The entire team was intelligent, very professional, and clearly at the top of their perspective field’s.  I loved the vision of the French Tea Party inspired wedding theme and think it turned out beautifully. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a huge success and to everyone who has supported us by voting!

    29. Kim Stewart writes...

      A very beautiful and classic look. It all works together… the dress, make-up, and decor! Love it!

    30. Joel writes...

      This is very beautiful and elegant down to every last detail but still has an effortlessly comfortable feel. What a beautiful blushing Bride … her face looks flawless and the dress is very romantic. The décor and flowers are gorgeous.

    31. April Healy writes...

      French Party Tea Design, simply captivating. What a gorgeous canvas all of the artists created. Love the masterful blend of colors and mixtures that captured softness and romance. Perfection on the bridal make up, so fitting! Makes me want to plan my wedding (again).

    32. Jill Earnhardt writes...

      Beautiful! Brings back memories of some of the places I stayed in southern France.

    33. meredith writes...

      oh dear… makes me want to get married all over again… so very dear. so very well done.

    34. emily c writes...

      Everything about this is perfect. Everything has definitely been put together with love!

    35. Lina writes...

      so soft and pretty! i love the idea of a quaint and scrumptious tea party! and, that dress is divine…

    36. Claire writes...

      Wonderful! So simple yet well-done. You get the feeling that this is something you could throw together yourself…but then you realize you never could because everything has to be just perfect to achieve this air of simplicity.

    37. Anne writes...

      So pretty! Love the dress so much I want to eat it, and I love cakes so much I want to wear them. That’s not weird, right? ;)

    38. I want that cake! Such a delicate and perfect design. I wish there were other closeups of the side cakes. Overall a lovely spread!

    39. Gorgeous, I could live in those photos and dresses and eat those sweets, I want to wake up in those images!

    40. Roy McLean writes...

      This all looks very beautiful and would make any couple a memorable wedding.

    41. Mindy Grusin writes...

      What an exquisite display! I love everything…the colors, the mood, and that bouquet and backdrop are absolutely gorgeous! Well done :)

    42. Mike Mason writes...

      This is an excellent display of elegance! I would love to see this setup in person!

    43. Judy writes...

      What a great idea. Loved the backdrop, the dresses and that cake! Knew it had to be one of Ashley’s. I hope to see more of these.

    44. anna writes...

      the palette & style is so seamless; I love the cotton hanging from the backdrop, and those cherry scones look to die for. Actually, full disclosure, I’ve eaten many a scone from Floriole, and they ARE to die for :)

    45. Laura myren writes...

      So delicate & beautiful. I love this look….IF there’s a wedding in my future I would love a classic & gorgeous look like this :)

    46. Denise Corcoran writes...

      Simply beautiful and very creative designs!! Makes me want to help plan a wedding again!!!

    47. Karla Mcculloch writes...

      So elegant and beautiful… I felt like I was there and wanted to sit and have tea with the bride. The photographs are so intimate and charming.

    48. It’s true, I worked on this display. But all I contributed was the dress and the gorgeous model. What I didn’t help with is the amazing concept, and pulling it all together. All credit goes to Carlene for making it happen. I am so proud that I got to be part of this setup!

    49. Theo writes...

      Great concept and execution.
      The color design and the beauty of the simplicity go well together.

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