Planning a summer wedding? Thinking of having an outdoor wedding or reception? Set amongst the trees with a serene backdrop is a dessert table filled with sweet treats that are just as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. This romantic dessert table designed with a color palette of peach, coral, and soft pinks is a lovely and sweet way to say thank you to your guests.  Check out this amazing display and also gain insight of the top 4 tips to incorporate when designing your wedding dessert table.

From Event Designer and Stylist Rotricia Rachelle Coley of A Sweet Touch by Rachelle Grace

Taking inspiration from the talented cake artist, Stevi Auble, who creates astonishing cakes mixing metallics with paper wafer flowers, we wanted the florals to be a key element of the design. Instead of fondant, a natural cake and a buttercream cake by Pum’s Sweets were among the dessert options to complement the natural outdoor setting. Fresh florals were added to both cakes as well. The floral arrangements were a mix of peonies, ranunculus, carnations, David Austin Garden Roses, spray roses, lisianthus, spider mums and dusty miller. We love that the cake pops highlight the floral details too in shades of pink, peach, and coral and dusted with gold to make them sparkle.

Dessert tables continue to be a popular choice among couples to either compliment the cake table or replace it. Express your personality and style with a custom designed dessert table that reflects the experience you want for your guests.

Scroll a little bit more for Rachelle’s top 4 tips to incorporate when designing your wedding dessert table.

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Top 4 Tips for Designing Your Wedding Dessert Table

  • Choose A Theme – To have a cohesive dessert table, you must have a theme. It can be based on a color pallet or the same theme as your wedding. Now you are ready to incorporate other elements to bring the design together.
  • Add Decor – Adding decor such as candle holders, flowers or gold metallic letters like our styled dessert table all work together to give visual interest and personalize your theme. Think about the types of platters, cake plates, and containers used as well. If you are going with a rustic theme, then natural wood and green elements can be incorporated such as wood crates and wild flowers. If you are not using a unique furniture piece, linens should also be considered.
  • Incorporate A Backdrop – The backdrop can be as simple as the bride and grooms monogram or as elaborate as a floor to ceiling paper flower wall. If you are having an outdoor wedding, nature can be a beautiful backdrop like our featured romantic dessert table. The most cost effective approach to building a backdrop is to place the table in front of a place of interest such as a brick wall or outdoors surrounded by a natural setting. If this is not an option for your wedding, then let the design ideas flow and incorporate elements that match your theme.
  • Coordinate Desserts – The colors and presentation of your desserts affect the overall appearance of your table. The way they are displayed can make your guests excited to dive in. A good rule of thumb is to offer 5 to 6 types of desserts.


Mercury and gold metallics were used in the decor to add a bit of elegance. The marble platters trimmed in gold foil were used with and without the dome to add visual interest and detail. The mirrored gold trays were used to display the darling cake pops and shimmering madeleines. A personal touch was added with the gold metal letters representing the bride and groom. White chocolate pudding shot glasses were trimmed in edible gold and topped with pearls like the pearls in the center of the napkin rings used as part of the stand. The french macarons were dusted with gold too. Anchoring the dessert table was a sheer knotted patterned champagne overlay used in combination with a peach satin tablecloth.


About the event designer and stylist, Rotricia Rachelle Coley


As an event designer and stylist, Rotricia Rachelle Coley finds joy in helping others celebrate life in style with those that matter most to them. As the owner of A Sweet Touch by Rachelle Grace, Rachelle is known for her custom elaborate themed dessert tables. Her work has been featured in national publications including Hostess With The Mostess, Kara’s Party Ideas, Everyday Party Magazine, Party Style, and Catch My Party. Her design work can be found at

Styling & Design: A Sweet Touch by Rachelle Grace
Photography: Kelley K Photography
Cakes & Macarons: Pum’s Sweets // Cake Pops: Carabella Creations
Florals: Marli Paige Florida Designs