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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.

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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!

May xox

 

Credits:

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