24 Ways to Serve French Macarons at Your Wedding
Though the traditional wedding cake will never go out of style, more and more couples are choosing to serve tiny treats—instead of larger-than-life confections—on their big days. From donuts and cupcakes to cookies and pies, newlyweds can't seem to get enough of these small-scale sweets. Another bite-sized confection that we think you should bookmark for your wedding? Macarons.
Macarons may not be a novel dessert idea—the small French pastries have been popular for years—but that doesn't mean you can't display them creatively on your dessert table or uniquely decorate them. It's easy to assume that these treats have remained popular because they're delicious, but we think it might be due to something else: They're just so pretty. They can brighten up so many unexpected big-day details with pops of color. Still, these tiny treats don't just belong on the dessert table—many couples also elect to use them as favors or escort cards. Just take these dainty macarons by Buttercream Bakeshop, for example, which served as place markers thanks to Laura Hooper Calligraphy's penmanship.
In the following slides, you'll see more delectable ideas from real weddings that will not only appeal to your sweet tooth, but also your wedding style. Place solid white versions next to black-and-white treats for a minimalist, modern feel. If you're planning a classic event, arranging simple, pastel macarons alongside your wedding cake makes for a traditional display your guests won't be able to pass up. Ready to discover all of the different ways to present these crowd-pleasers? Click through to see our favorite macaron wedding ideas.
Just because macarons are bite-sized doesn't mean you have to ditch large toppings. Nadia & Co. decorated this tiny treat with a sliced fig and a tiny bit of gold leaf.
Gâteau achieved a reverse ombré on this tower by combining pink and brown cookie halves on the middle three tiers.
Even though Sweetleemade decorated these pink-and-white treats with an unusual array of accents—including glitter, leaf motifs, and colored brushstrokes—the display still felt cohesive.
If you're planning a summer event, ask your baker to get inspired by the vibrant colors of the season. Blackberry River created vibrant green, hot pink, and orange sweets for this warm-weather wedding.
Renaud's Patisserie created this unique cake by placing white and brown macarons around the border of each tier.
Macarons and Flowers
Blue and Orange
To highlight the event's cobalt-and-orange color palette, Walton's Fancy and Staple created treats in lighter versions of the two hues.
Bronze and light blue macarons—baked by Wink by Erica—nodded to this couple's matching cake and metallic stand.
Due to their culinary origins, it only makes sense for these treats to appear on a French-themed dessert table. That was the case for these pink, cream, and terra cotta hued macarons.
Pink, Green, and White
This fully stocked dessert table featured green, pink, and white macarons that were tucked into vintage boxes and glass jars.
Six stands full of macarons in shades of pink and gold replaced cake at this reception.
Macarons by The Cake Stand Cakery were featured in multiple parts of this wedding. The confections were given to guests as favors and even served as decorations on the couple's naked cake.
At a wedding, hearts make the ultimate big-day symbols. That's why these Liggy's Cake Company treats looked right at home at this couple's event.
The best part about macarons? They come in virtually every color. Create a rainbow display by placing a different color on each level of a tiered tray.
Make a sweet message even more poignant by writing it on the top of these small treats. Sweet and Saucy Shop created these delicious pre-ceremony snacks.