Let your desserts do the talking. Bring a pop of colour to the table with fresh fruit and berries, balanced with luxurious neutrals and an eclectic mix of plates and cake stands.

Catherine Gratwicke

Desserts: cupcake, £6, www.elizabethscakeemporium.com. Heart biscuits, £11.50 for five, and flower biscuits, £11.50 for 12, www.prettytasty.co.uk. Broderie anglaise cookies, £3.50 each, www.nilaholden.co.uk. Lemon cakes, £1.75 each; blackberry pie tarts, £1.75 each; lemon curd cookies, £1.75 each, and key lime tarts, £1.75 each, www.teaamerica.co.uk. Green cake stand, similar £12.99, www.strawberryfool.co.uk. Small stand, similar £44, www.notonthehighstreet.com. Glass stand, similar from £9.99, www.strawberryfool.co.uk. Tongs, from £1.50, to hire, www.idyllicdays.com. Glass dish, similar £12.95, www.notonthehighstreet.com. Glass side plate, £5.99, www.zarahome.com. Small platter, £14, Juliska at www.amara.com. Arrangement (Sweet Avalanche roses), from £85, and vase,
£12, to hire, www.zitaelze.com. Broderie anglaise cake, £575 (serves 70), www.sylviaskitchen.co.uk. Stand, similar from £29.99, www.zarahome.com. 

As featured in the January/February 2015 issue of Brides