green dessert table

As I mentioned in the previous post, two of our dearest friends recently got married. I, along with my incredibly helpful hubby, created the dessert table for the event. The venue was a great space in Brooklyn, NY called The Green Building. In turn, green became the color of the wedding. It was perfect - modern, clean, and so them!

Now, trying to make a green dessert table was a bit of a challenge. I obviously wanted to incorporate the color, but in a natural form. Most green foods fall in the veggie category (not all that helpful when trying to create sweet treats.) So, I used green fruits, pistachios and little garnishes to capture the color, while keeping the rest of the foods a neutral white/cream.

We also incorporated color with paper and ribbon details on the runner, boxes and vases. The name tags and their holders contributed more green to the table. Funny story... the tag holders were a serendipitous find in the Michael's dollar bin. During the design process, we wanted the green little cubes, but decided against them due to their high cost through the MoMA store (the only place we could find them). I'm sure I scared a few customers when I cheered out loud upon seeing them at Michael's for $1! And it was only a few weeks before the event. Oh, the little things that make a planner happy...

Due to the logistics of the day, I wasn't able to have the photographer shoot my table. So Jeromy and I set it up briefly, earlier in the day, so I could take a couple shots myself. With that said, there is one detail missing - the spoons for the kiwi shortcake shooters. I didn't put them in for the "mock-up" because I was afraid they would sink down too far and not look their best at the event. For the final presentation, the spoons were in. Seems silly to call attention to this, but I have had a few people ask "how did people eat the kiwi shooters?", so I wanted to make sure and clarify.

The desserts were kiwi shortcake shooters, vanilla cupcakes, margarita cupcakes, macaron pops, key lime pies and pistachio cheesecake truffles. Yummy!



  1. Great photos Anne!! We were so lucky to have you and Jeromy do the desserts for our wedding! People are still talking about them - in fact today someone was asking what was in the margarita cupcakes! Seeing the photos again make we want some more pistachio truffles, key lime pies and of course the shooters!! Thanks again for everything!! Love you. Max

  2. Beautiful, modern and makes my tummy growl!
    The pedestals you used - were they wrapped boxes in brown craft paper?
    Congratulations to the happy couple!

  3. Thanks everyone for your sweet compliments!

    Anonymous - yes, you're right on, the boxes the cupcakes were on were wrapped in brown craft paper. Good eye!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! Wish we could have been there to celebrate and eat your yummy food!!!!!!!!! You are so amazing! xoxo

  5. oh...and can I get married again (of course to jeremy) and have you do our tables???????? :)

  6. The presentation was so beautiful I was wondering if anyone would eat them... but they were all gone in no time flat! You know exactly what people are craving and how to deliver it!

  7. I was wondering if you would be willing to share the recipe for the key lime pies - my hubs saw this pinned on my board on pinterest and wants me to make them for his work on Friday.
    Thanks for making them look so fabulously yummy!