Kate Spade Inspired Dessert Table.

So excited to finally share these pictures with you. I absolutely love Kate Spade, so when Mary showed me the concept for this shoot I could not resist.

This shoot was also featured Flutter Magazine’s latest issue – Summer Lovin’


I’m absolutely smitten over Kate Spade’s bold and fun color statements.  When I think of a Kate Spade girl – I think of her being part fashionista, part spunky, and totally confident.

I thought it would be really fun to create a dessert station concept inspired by Kate Spade.  I chose really bright and fun colors; hot pink, yellow, gold glitter with the iconic black and white stripes.  When designing the mood board, I thought it would be really fun for a bridal shower,  dessert station for a wedding, or even a fun birthday party.
When coming up with the concepts for this shoot, I started to think of what “Her” lifestyle would entail.  Each photoframe captures a part of what I imagine her interests would be, golden books because she reads a lot, hot pink Kate Spade
flats since she’s a fashion mavin, a golden camera to document her fun travels (of course!), her bright and flirty bridal bouquet, macarons in ombre shading, lipstick in fun shades of hot pink, sunglasses in our concept colors, and matching bow-ties for the boys.  Each frame ties into the overall theme, but is also a stand alone piece.
We had lots of fun with this one!  I also thought it would be great to bring in nail-polish in our theme colors and also be able to give them out as take home favors – that is if we were planning a bridal shower.  Even our pink colored specialty cocktail had glittered animal stir sticks to bring in that bit of playfulness.  We also added a glittered ribbon around the glasses for a sparkly detail.  Our desserts included macarons, lemon bars, mini cupcakes with the cutest floral detail, and regular sized cupcakes with amazing hot pink feathers and golden polka dots.  Lastly, the details of the cake were inspired by textures and a sequins dress I had found on pinterest shown on my mood board.  Gabby of Cake Coquette did an amazing job interpreting the cakes with gold polka dots and a black bow and the larger cake tying in the quilted texture of a tufted headboard along with gold button details and a hot pink floral.  When formulating actual ideas, I create sketches, which helps me to focus and plan for what’s going to happen at the shoot.  It also helps my vendors to see what I’m conjuring up so we are all on the same page.  Some things may deviate from the original sketch, but for the most part we get pretty close.  I hope you enjoy!

Cover by Elizabeth Messina

Vendor Credits:

Dessert Station Design/Styling : Mary Phan of Very Merry Events