The Engagement Edit: Part II

Part II

Dessert tables are nearly ALWAYS the favourite of any party. It's beautiful and tasty - what more could you ask for! For the dessert table we wanted to create an elegant but visually simplistic spread that stood on its own but also complimented the grazing table. 

Too cute!!

We used our favourite kiwi vendors, and asked for them to customise to the theme of white and gold. 

The awesome kiwi vendors we used were:

Flowers -  Every dessert table needs a stand out floral piece, and seriously you need Little Leaf Florals in your life! Go and check our their instagram, you will fall in love! When we were thinking of a florist, speaking to Katie was a no brainer - her flowers are just insane! She whipped together a stunning piece for us within 1 hour using the freshest flowers. During the planning stage we had sent Katie a moodboard and she immediately understood what we wanted and isn't it stunning?! Get in contact with Katie for your next floral needs!

Cake - The beautiful cake is by the awesome team at Sweet Bites Cakes who are based in Henderson but deliver anywhere in Auckland. We sent the team our moodboard and Angela came back to us with a design within hours! It was exactly what we had in mind. Angela will recommend the size of the cake depending on your numbers. We also got to choose 2 different flavours from a very extensive list, we chose chocolate for the bottom tier and coconut and lime for the top. The flavours balanced each other out and our guests couldn't stop raving about it!

Cake by Sweet Bites Cakes


Cake topper - What better way to personalise your cake than a cake topper! Mandy at Red Pepper DesigNZ is so amazing! She literally whipped together a beautiful cake topper from start to delivery within 3 days! She understood exactly what we wanted, which was a simple gold topper for a 7 inch cake.  The Red Pepper Team will send through a couple of fonts for you to choose - the hardest part of this order was actually choosing which font to use because they were all so great!! 

Cake Topper by Red Pepper DesigNZ

Macarons - Who doesn't love macarons?! Especially white macarons with gold detailing! We had Auckland based Macaron Heaven & Co. provide them. They were so light, just the right amount of chewy and soft and very quickly disappeared from our tables on the night. Eman is so easy to work with and is truly a dessert genius - go and check out her other offerings including macaron towers, donut towers and more! 

Signage by Paper Darling

Macarons by  Macaron Heaven & Co.
Styling by Platter and Graze

Styling by Platter and Graze

Cupcakes - Petal Cupcakes are a Platter and Graze must have! So it was obvious we needed the classic red velvet cupcakes at our party!! Petal have a stunning range of cupcakes to suit every colour theme, and if they don't have your particular colour, just ask and they can usually do it. Cupcakes also come in 2 sizes, bite size which is great for guests to pop into their mouths, but the large size is simply stunning on the table. We opted for a mixture of the 2 sizes to keep all guests happy! Cupcakes that look like roses - you simply can't go wrong!


All desserts were styled onto Platter and Graze clear acrylic boxes to really let each element shine while keeping it simple. Sweet little tealights in glasses were weaved around the boxes and paired with the clear 'enjoy' sign and large candle tied the whole table together, keeping it simple but elegant. 

Thank you so much to our awesome kiwi vendors!! You guys really make our job so much easier, not to mention tastier!


Little Leaf Florals -

Sweet Bites Cakes -

Red Pepper DesigNZ -

Macaron Heaven & Co. -

Petal Cupcakes -

Paper Darling -

*All photography by Amanda Thomas Photography