From cakes to cookies, pies to cupcakes, truffles to brownies, and everything in between, dessert has to be one of our favorite things on earth. And of course, your guests love sweets too! Whether your wedding is a small, chic breakfast affair or an all-out bash for a few hundred of your nearest and dearest, a little sweet goes a long way.
These fabulous dessert displays are not only tantalizingly delicious, they are also a fun way to add a unique decor element to your reception!
We are head over heels for this sweet and romantic vintage flower cart dessert display filled with dessert and stacked bundt cakes from Fancy Cakes by Leslie. Even better? The inclusion of fresh peaches, as this styled shoot from Bellwether Events was based on the book James and the Giant Peach!
Photo: Cyn Kain Photography
The fabulous white-to-pink ombre cake created by A Wish and A Whisk is the centerpiece of this colorful dessert display featuring confections from Cake Monkey Bakery. White milk glass cake stands and vases are a perfect pair for the gorgeous vintage tabletop from Found Vintage Rentals. Oh, and there are zebras, too.
Photo: Caroline Tran
The color palette is the name of the game in this retro green and blue dessert table created by April Foster Events. The DIY display, which features a cake by Cheryl Blessing and macarons and meringue from Circle City Sweets, comes with all sorts of printable instructions—learn how to make everything from the rice krispy treats to the pinwheels!
Photo: Megan W Photography
What girl doesn’t love a little Jane Austen? This romantic inspiration shoot inspired by Pride and Prejudice is sure to leave you breathless. Styled by Anne Sage and featured on The Sweetest Occasion, this shoot featured an elegant dessert buffet by Miette in shades of peach and pink, set on a gorgeous stone table.
Photo: Lisa Lefkowitz
Amy Atlas is the queen of the dessert table, and one of our favorites is this smashing all-white table with scrumptious nougat, macaroons, dusted truffles, and a winter white cake. Hydrangeas in the palest of green and cheery balloons complete the scene!
Photo: Amy Atlas
This fabulous breakfast-for-dessert bar from Wednesday Custom Design features donut holes, crepes, and stacks of pancakes—a dessert-lover’s delight! Of course, this is all for show, but why not pair it with a crepe station where guests can get their own plate of yumminess? (Oh and this shoot? Two words: marshmellow garland.)
Photo: Ely Fair Photography
This entire Southern Weddings editorial, inspired by the Kentucky Derby, is gorgeous, but we are absolutely drooling over the classic pink and green dessert table and the cake and desserts from Lael Cakes! The simple tabletop is made positively stunning with the addition of a garland created by Poppies & Posies and the perfect calligraphy by Bryn of Paperfinger.
Photo: Jen Huang
Melissa and Jason’s wedding positively screams modern and sophisticated, and the centerpiece of their dessert table created by Sweet and Saucy Shop is a chevron and succulent cake that is perfectly suited for their wedding at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air.
Photo: Meg Perotti*
We love the desserts, cake, and flowers (and the vintage family photographs!) but the true star of the dessert table at Jana and Michael’s stunning Phoenix wedding is the spectacular DIY ribbon wall backdrop!
Photo: Davis Photographers
Madeline and Andrew’s Salt Lake City wedding is is positively overflowing with personality and whimsy! Their fresh and summery wedding featured a dessert table of several cakes by The Chocolate, with succulent cake toppers on each and overhead, tissue paper poms, string spheres, and paper lanterns!
Photo: Rebekah Westover