This past January, I took part in a bridal show, setting up a sweet table showcasing to brides to be. I didn’t want to go with the usual flower and vintage theme. Thank God I didn’t, cause pretty much everyone in that place had some sort of decor to that theme. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful theme and one that I would love to create. But in a sea of vendors that are going after the same customers, I wanted to stand out. I wanted to catch their eye and I wanted them to see what I could create with any theme!
My parents are very proud to be Lebanese and Syrian, but are very thankful they immigrated to Canada in the 70’s seeking a better life to start their family. They were my inspiration and go to for info and decor for this theme. I wanted to show an authenticity to the table as well. A lot of my decor items I borrowed from my parents home, some dating back to the 70’s, brought back as keepsakes. My colour palette was simple. I went with Pantone’s colour of the year Orchid and combined that with gold.
My desserts were modern to the old world decor. Cake pops, cupcakes, sugar cookies, verrines, macarons and rice crispy squares. I created a cupcake tower using the tambourines and tea cups. My cake was airbrushed using a Moroccan tile stencil and topped with macarons. The item I loved the most was the antique arabic brass teapot. It just brought the whole look together. I added a lantern, some tea cups and cupcake. Kind of like it was going to be served to a couple, wanting to share a romantic evening, under the stars, ‘sigh’.
I hope that I was able to inspire you to create something outside of the norm and to go with what may inspire you! I love my heritage and this gave me chance to reminisce a little of days gone and to to be able to share what I love with others.
Until the next one, take care!
Styling, set up and desserts by Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats
Some photography by Studio 55
Venue: Le Mont Blanc
Bridal Show: Glamour Bride Show
Macarons: L’Ange du Macaron