French Tea Party Dessert Table

We were so thrilled to have The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs team up with Chicago’s most fabulous bridal show, Indie Wed, to hold the first-ever in person Inspired Creations Contest!  Teams of Chicago wedding vendors submitted inspiration boards for the event, and 6 talented teams were chosen to exhibit their Inspired Creations Contest concept at Indie Wed in January.  In addition to the brides’ and grooms’ on site voting, votes from the EAD and TSO blog readers will be counted, so weigh in on your favorites!

The first gorgeous concept we’re going to highlight is a French tea party dessert table from Julia Franzosa Photography, Naturally Yours Events, Mignonette Bridal, and Luscious Layers BakeryWhen shoots like this highlight the yummy treats and natural beauty of the French countryside it’s really hard not to drop everything and start packing! This sweet shoot is filled with feminine touches and rustic textures like lace details on the cake and the gorgeous handmade backdrop.








The following Chicago vendors contributed to this inspirational wedding concept:

Photographer –  Julia Franzosa Photography \ Wedding Planner – Naturally Yours Events \ Bridal Gown – Mignonette Bridal \ Cakes – Luscious Layers Bakery \ Pastries – Floriole \ Floral – Larkspur \ Stationery and Paper Products – Julie Hanan Design \ Table – Architectural Artifacts \ Wall Artwork – Emmy Star Brown \ Makeup Artist – Makeup Your Beauty \ Hair Stylist – Erica with Lather Salon \ Veil and Accessories – Violet Bells \ Model- Jill Nyquist

168 thoughts on “French Tea Party Dessert Table

  1. This is a beautiful arrangement, everything is just so elegant and I have always loved Tea Parties. The sweets & treats look so yummy and the decorations are so chic. I would have loved to have had something like this for my wedding.

  2. One thing viewers should also realize is that these photographs are from a live display they created at a big wedding show. There was so much going on around them that was out of their control and I think attests to each team’s skill and talent (especially with the photography) What you don’t see are the other booths next to, in front of, behind etc and all the people wandering about. Also, teams had a space limit and didn’t necessarily get to choose their location. And yet all the displays feel so calm and serene. Just wanted to give everyone a behind the scenes look at what all the teams had to work with. ;)

  3. It looks absolutely beautiful, I love the way the dress manages to balance out a graceful softness with structured symmetry. The whole scene captures the French romance so perfectly- especially the irresistible macaroons. Gets my vote!

  4. I actually had the chance to see this beautiful creation live at IndieWed. It had such a sweet, vintage feel that incorporated unique details such as the branch for the draping backdrop, with hung cotton. LOVE THAT! I also love the tagline… “Sweet Love” :)

  5. Wow cheers to the French Tea Party team!! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous and enchanting… We are so thrilled to have been a part of such a beautiful shoot and show, and are excited to keep baking and planning and making this inspired creation a reality here. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  6. Elegant, inviting, soft touches and very exquisite taste is what I imagine and feel when looking at this display. It’s a sense of present and past beautiful memories. This is definitely an eye catching and attractive wedding display.

  7. This turned out so amazingly! The feel and setup of the whole display is very french rustic and cozy and the pictures are stunning. Would look wonderful at a wedding for sure. And who could pass up those desserts?

  8. Gorgeous, elegant, sweet! Larkspur did the flowers for my wedding–and they were so perfect and beautiful that one of their arrangements is the first page of my wedding album!

  9. What an awesome alternative to the typical wedding cake! I love the display and the ‘Sweet Love!’ sign. Very classy and timeless.

  10. This is an amazing wedding. The bride’s makeup is so natural and perfect for this type of wedding. The lightening is perfect

  11. Just love your work. It’s simple but so so classy. The cake is amazing and the scorn idea works well for sweets. The bride is glowing, so beautiful.

  12. I love this! I have a friend that is getting married this summer. I will definitely send her this site. The makeup is quite lovely too!

  13. It was especially wonderful meeting this group of entrepreneurial woman. The entire team was intelligent, very professional, and clearly at the top of their perspective field’s.  I loved the vision of the French Tea Party inspired wedding theme and think it turned out beautifully. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a huge success and to everyone who has supported us by voting!

  14. This is very beautiful and elegant down to every last detail but still has an effortlessly comfortable feel. What a beautiful blushing Bride … her face looks flawless and the dress is very romantic. The décor and flowers are gorgeous.

  15. French Party Tea Design, simply captivating. What a gorgeous canvas all of the artists created. Love the masterful blend of colors and mixtures that captured softness and romance. Perfection on the bridal make up, so fitting! Makes me want to plan my wedding (again).

  16. Wonderful! So simple yet well-done. You get the feeling that this is something you could throw together yourself…but then you realize you never could because everything has to be just perfect to achieve this air of simplicity.

  17. So pretty! Love the dress so much I want to eat it, and I love cakes so much I want to wear them. That’s not weird, right? ;)

  18. What an exquisite display! I love everything…the colors, the mood, and that bouquet and backdrop are absolutely gorgeous! Well done :)

  19. What a great idea. Loved the backdrop, the dresses and that cake! Knew it had to be one of Ashley’s. I hope to see more of these.

  20. the palette & style is so seamless; I love the cotton hanging from the backdrop, and those cherry scones look to die for. Actually, full disclosure, I’ve eaten many a scone from Floriole, and they ARE to die for :)

  21. So delicate & beautiful. I love this look….IF there’s a wedding in my future I would love a classic & gorgeous look like this :)

  22. So elegant and beautiful… I felt like I was there and wanted to sit and have tea with the bride. The photographs are so intimate and charming.

  23. It’s true, I worked on this display. But all I contributed was the dress and the gorgeous model. What I didn’t help with is the amazing concept, and pulling it all together. All credit goes to Carlene for making it happen. I am so proud that I got to be part of this setup!

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