The Tuscan Tea Room Wedding Inspiration from Red Box Pictures
August 31, 2011
Who loves cupcakes? Cake? Macarons? Tea, pastries, raspberries? Okay, I know I've got your attention now. Chances are you answered yes to at least one (if not all) of the above questions. Well, LBBers, I'm so excited today, because I get to share some pretty delish tablescape inspiration with my favorite people. Bella Cupcake Couture (the fancy lady behind those cupcake wrappers) sent over three totally different tablescapes with the most amazing looking cakes, pastries, á la Tallant House, along with all sorts of other goodies. I've been drooling all day over all three set ups, designed by Crinoline & Tweed and captured by Red Box Pictures. I seriously hope you've got someone special who will drop everything and head out in search for sweets with you, because after this, I'm convinced you'll be craving something scrumptious. Especially if you click here for the whole gallery.

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From Bella Cupcake CoutureCrinoline & Tweed ... This enchanting Paris-inspired tabletop display provides a peek inside of an intimate setting for two and is the perfect setting for one of the most special occasions - an engagement.

Bella Cupcake Couture in a collaboration with graphic designer, Astrid Mueller, had her create a proposal card which incorporated into this elegant display. We all imagined an evening scene in a Paris Cafe where a couple after sightseeing stopped by for a glass of red wine and dessert and he popped the question.  We pulled the color scheme from the proposal card and went with an Art Nouveau theme bringing in lush black and white prints accented with highlights of red.  Emici Bridal provided the silk flower brooch which we pinned to the napkin to create a surprising way to present the engagement ring.

Miki of Clara French Ceramique created an elegant tiered cake stand which was filled with cream puffs, eclairs, and beautiful berry tarts baked by Tallant House.  Trophy Cupcake baked up an assortment of pink frosted lemon raspberry and vanilla cream cupcakes which were set into black and white Lu Lu damask cupcake wrappers created by Bella Cupcake Couture. The flowers were arranged by Romanza Floral. This romantic tablescape was styled by Crinoline & Tweed  who also created a napkin band and floral wine glass coaster to compliment the setting. All photos were beautifully captured by Red Box Pictures --truly magnifique!

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This elegant setting will make you and your guests feel like they are celebrating at a European Villa tea party.  We chose a lush cheery color palate of spring greens, blush pinks and buttery yellows and accented it with soft vintage floral motifs found on the vintage tea cups and tea pots collected.  Throw pillows, a rose table runner and cloth napkins were custom stitched to bring a custom touch to the table design.

The delectable entremet chocolate cake baked by Tallant House is sitting atop a Clara French scalloped pedestal ready to be served on her matching darling dessert plates. We nestled the vintage tea pots in between towers of Trophy cupcakes, a vibrant flower arrangement created by Romanza Floral and french macaroons by Tallant House.

Crinoline & Tweed’s handmade pillows spruced up a vintage couch and matched the gorgeous macaroons perfectly.

Each setting was dressed with its own one of a kind vintage tea cup, springy green dessert plate by Clara French a top a cream and gold vintage plate.  Crinoline & Tweed also made hand made dessert napkins and wrapped them in silk ribbon and found the perfect gold dessert flatware to match the gold etching on the cups and teapots.

The sweet place cards designed by Astrid Mueller welcomed each guest and also thanked them for attending this sweet affair. With so many Trophy cupcake flavors to pick from these are perfect for a shower setting as each guest can select her favorite flavors.  They look so pretty on the Clara French pink tiered dessert stand.  Each cupcake is dressed up in a Bella Cupcake Couture cupcake wrapper to match the color scheme.  This is a perfect theme for an intimate girly shower to celebrate with close friends and family.

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A popular wedding color theme is Silver & White. Perfect for a couple who likes a clean, chic style or is planning a Winter Dream occasion.  This tabletop setting features a gilded silver mirror  as a sparkly backdrop which creates a modern Scandinavian style for the table softened with some feminine cut crystal accents.  Our stylists, Crinoline & Tweed  loaded the table with lit candles to balance the coolness of the icy silver and glass.  Silver and white modern place cards and an acrylic cake topper were designed by Astrid Mueller.

Our overall goal was to create textural warmth of soft whites and silvers.  A silver charger was topped with simple white china and layered with a decorative floral etched glass salad plate.  An assortment of vintage silver, crystal, and mercury glass candle holders in different shapes and heights were collected and scattered between the flowers and dessert centerpiece.  Keeping with our Scandinavian theme, we chose a repetitive modern shape for the champagne flutes, water glasses, and vases.

The centerpiece of desserts was built using layered Clara French cake stands.  Our photograph of a beautiful lace wedding dress inspired the lacy fondant covered cake baked by Tallant House.  We chose a variety of Trophy Cupcakes in shades of white and cream nestled inside Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers in a variety of silver and white textile-inspired designs. The flower arrangements were provided by Romanza Floral. This setting was in an intimate corner of the Tuscan Tea Room.

An exquisite display of simple elegance- your guests will be captivated by the dessert display and have a hard time picking which little treat to indulge in first.

Venue: The Tuscan Tea Room / Designers: Crinoline & Tweed / Photographers: Red Box Pictures / Flowers: Romanza Floral / Cakes & French Pastries: Tallant House / Cupcakes: Trophy Cupcakes / Ceramique Cupcake Stands: Clara French / Stationary: Designs by Astrid Mueller & Artisan printing by Digby and Rose / Cupcake Wrappers: Bella Cupcake Couture / White Ring Bearer Pillow: Emici Bridal