wedding cake table

Hello there, friends!  Today I’m going to share with you a little more on our wedding décor and styling.  As a stylist and decorator, this was my favorite part and one that inspired me to provide this service to other couples!  A few weeks back I opened up about our wedding planning process, and how we came up with the general look and feel of the décor.  This was quite simple because once we found the venue everything else fell into place.  Because the venue is so beautiful and didn’t need much decorating, we decided to create a few vignettes—our favorite being the cakes table!

The Cupcake Collection Cakes Tasting

Yes, you read it right—cakes.  As in, we could not make up our minds on one flavor and so we ordered 5 different cakes: Campfire S’mores Wedding cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies & Cream, Carrot, and Red Velvet.  The best part is that ordering separate smaller cakes rather than several tiers is actually cheaper and if you can get away with not having them delivered, you can also save yourself that cost.  BOOM!  😉  I will forever treasure that cakes’ tasting day as one of our favorites!  The team at The Cupcake Collection helped us out big time with making the right decision.

hachland hill vineyard wedding

Once that decision was made, it was time to create the vignette.  During our venue walk-through at Hachland Hill Vineyard, we were shown the area where they usually place the cake table, and we loved the large triangular window and double doors on each side.  We only planned on using this space for food and beverages only, so it was ideal to set the desserts here too.  (We did end up having our wedding ceremony inside the Tobacco Barn, but more on that later).

wedding cake table

We decided to go with a circular table and white cloth since it was already included in the price.  I wanted a sign to continue our general theme and so I bought two Rifle Paper Co. Monogram Garlands, and prepared three banners that said, “You are my greatest adventure.”  Next items I found were there cake stands.  I already had one and needed four more.  On a weekend Nashville Flea Market hunt, I found six vintage books on The Metropolitan Museum of Art and bought them for less than $10.  These were ideal and representing of something we both love so much—art.  I then found an old film reel metal case which I found appropriate because like most couples, we heart movies.  On that same day I found a vintage silver cake cutter and knew that it was “the one.”  The last thing I purchased were the cake toppers, which were accidental find at Marshalls (available here).  The last item I wanted to add to the wall was a flower banner, which I created the day before the wedding in less than 15 minutes using carnations.

wedding cake table

Now that I had all the items to create the vignette, I started the styling process at home.  I used the tallest cake stand to hold the cake we would be cutting, the vintage books would be in two piles on either side, and the film canisters both served as the lowest cake stands.  Having different heights gave the table dimension and made the cakes look uneven.  This is something I also kept in mind when choosing which cake topper would go where, playing with width and height.  Finally, we used eucalyptus and flowers to fill the gaps in between the cakes.

i style, u style wedding cake table

wedding cake table

Finally, I created the vignette design on the computer and gave that to our wedding coordinator, along with styling instructions.  As for the string lights on the wall, they were already there so that was a bonus!  Our coordinator really did an AMAZING job!  One of my favorite moments was walking into the Tobacco Barn and seeing our guests standing in front of our table looking at us like, Ummm??? Are you gonna cut these now or?  🙂  Will never forget that!

wedding cake table

All in all, the décor for this table cost less than $60 and looked better than I imagined!  It definitely made that entire space come to life in a really simple way.



*Wedding photos by Zipporah Kapambwe.
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