Rustic glam dessert table inspiration

Rustic ladder dessert table

What’s better than a wedding cake? A whole dessert table of course! The perfect treat for your guests, the dessert table trend is one that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere (at least not if I have anything to do with it!).  So today we’re sharing a healthy dose of sweetness from stylists The Little Lending Company and photographer Tatum Reid, with some dessert table styling inspiration that manages to be rustic and glam all at the same time. Love it.

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We all need a little more sparkle in our lives right? And what’s better than contrasting a glitzy cake against a rustic barn wall. It’s all about mixing the luxe with the laid-back for this look. A relaxed glamour set with industrial, rustic pieces really creates a cool that I think is going to be around for a while yet.  This is a classic pastel colour palette of mint and peach with a splash of pop hot pink thrown in to create something just a little bit edgier and fresher. It felt contemporary but timeless too.

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There’s a huge new emphasis on cake and desert tables at weddings, bringing in your wedding style and theme and make a talking point as guests pick out their sweet treats. Desert tables are having their moment and we wanted to really create something a little magical and inspiring to the bride who likes a little shine.

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The shoot took place  on a working farm and it was the perfect place to create our rustic backdrop of an old worn wall to set our theme. With The Little Lending Company’s industrial props of old ladders, milk churns, crates and baskets mixed with the classic flower arrangements of flowers designed by The Country Garden Florist the table took on a whimsical vibe in white urns and planters. Gorgeous almost peony-like Ave Maria roses with their varying blush hues were teamed with white lilac, cream stocks, hypericum berries, silver brunia and wispy strands of jasmine to loosen the arrangement up. A pop of cerise peony was all it needed to up the glam factor. With golden touches in the mini card bunting and printables by The Little Party Company adding the shine. Pale mint and gold cake pops, peach panacotta, mint filled macarons paired with little meringue kisses we’re lined up in sweet rows. Baby pink lemonade was served in jam jars and this table would not be complete with out some full on glitz of lit sparklers. Our cake was dark chocolate fudge cake with a touch of coffee enrobed with chocolate ganache and gold leaf, circled in delicate edible white cake lace by Buns of Fun.

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Photographer: Tatum Reid Photography // Venue: Glebe Farm, Norfolk // Props & Decor: The Little Lending Company // Deserts and Printables Design: The Little Party Company // Cake: Buns of Fun // Flowers: The Country Garden Florist


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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