Fresh strawberries top stacked pound cakes instead of the traditional biscuits, with mascarpone cream sandwiched between the layers. Platters piped with royal icing in a basket-weave pattern lend a country feel. They sit on ribbon-wrapped columns that elevate the dessert from its rustic origins and allude to the shape of a conventional tiered wedding cake.
Baskets brimming with fruit imbue a reception with rustic charm. We filled Nantucket baskets in various sizes with warm-toned fruits: pears, apricots, and two kinds of apples. Small baskets laden with blond cherries are arranged at place settings for guests to take home -- tiny bows are a graceful touch.
With a puff-pastry blossom resting atop a flaky crust, a miniature pot pie makes a delightful and delicious first course at a wedding. This favorite home-style dish is filled with a medley of vegetables, including asparagus, carrots, and pearl onions, and is baked in a ramekin.
The creation of a new monogram is symbolic of the bride and groom's joining their lives in matrimony. There are many beautiful ways you can use these letters to personalize various details of your wedding, from invitations and matchbooks to the wedding cake and reception decorations. Here, were created an elegant monogram wreath from pinecones and tallow berries that you can use to adorn an entrance or mantel.
This display is inspired by seasonal fruits and reminiscent of a farmers' market, right down to the handwritten labels. Crumbly tarts, a lattice-topped pie, and meringues with syrupy fruit are right at home on this table. For decor, place branches bearing tiny crab apples in a galvanized vase.
Send flower girls down the aisle carrying rose petal-filled paper cones rimmed with orchids and rattlesnake grass. Linen dresses, like these from Ariella Chezar's Ariella Bella line, "are fanciful and a little old-fashioned," she says. Use floral tape to secure bunches of grass to wire for a matching crown.