19 Super Sweet Wedding Dessert Displays

May 24, 2016 | nicole

+ wedding dessert displays

We couldn’t help but notice that all of our favorite receptions had one thing in common: fabulously designed dessert displays! From cake tables overflowing with bite-sized confections to interactive treat bars and DIY presentations, these wedding dessert displays are as much eye-candy as they are literally sweet enough to eat.

Desserts that are almost too pretty to eat deserve a backdrop just as sweet!

Decorate a plain canvas with DIY bunting and paper flowers

cheerful-Texas-wedding-by-Lavender-Joy-Weddings-with-photos-by-Taylor-Lord-Photography-351 image by Taylor Lord Photography, wedding design by Lavender Joy Weddings, desserts by Sugar Bee Sweets; see more from this wedding here!

Cascading greenery is utterly romantic

Johnny-June-Inspired-Wedding-Melt-Your-Heart-Dan-Stewart-Photography-27-600x400 image by Dan Stewart Photography, wedding design by Smitten Events, desserts by Simply Sweet by Jessica; see more from this wedding here!

These paper petals make for a soft look against the wood-planked wall

Navy-Gold-Barn-Wedding-Denver-42-600x400 image by Autumn Cutaia Photography, wedding design by Hourglass Productions, desserts by The Noshery; see more from this wedding here!

Brightly colored ribbon is festive and draws attention to your dessert display with style

Southwestern-Inspired-Springs-Preserve-Wedding-24-of-34-600x400 image by Adam Trujillo Photography, wedding design by Scheme Events; see more from this wedding here!

Get your guests mingling by making dessert interactive

Do you and your mate love breakfast for dinner? Share the love with a pancake bar complete with syrup, whipped cream, and fruit toppings!

pimp your pancake image by Vanilla Photography,  desserts by Baby Cakes; see more from this wedding here!

A s’mores bar adds a touch of coziness to your reception

smores bar image by Jamie Jones Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Milk and cookies can make your wedding feel like home

Ultra-Cool-DIY-Wedding-Memphis-Agricenter-Farmers-Market-29-600x900 image by Kelly Ginn Photography, desserts by Miss Muff’n Bakery; see more from this wedding here!

Donuts are the perfect treat to take to the dance floor!

Make a statement by displaying them on pegs

Totally-Chic-Woodland-Wedding-in-Oklahoma-City-Jamie-Jones-Photography-37-600x900 image by Jamie Jones Photography, desserts by Daylight Donuts; see more from this wedding here!

Or keep things classy on a marble cheese board

Agate-Slice-Ceremony-Backdrop-White-Sparrow-Blooming-House-Creative-21-600x900 image by Cassie Loree Photography, wedding design by Blooming House Creative, desserts by Cakes by Jennie Marie; see more from this styled shoot here!

Trade your cake stand for a tree slab or wood slice for a natural, rustic look

Swedish-Woodland-Wedding-Therese-Winberg-38-of-41-600x900 image by Therese Winberg Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Swedish-Woodland-Wedding-Therese-Winberg-39-of-41-600x900 image by Therese Winberg Photography; see more from this wedding here!

modern-and-eclectic-wedding-inspiration-photo-shoot-from-Loren-and-Chris-Photography-14 image by Loren and Chris Photography; see more from this styled shoot here!

Cupcakes just taste better when they’re displayed in a tower

Place your cake at the top of your cupcake tower

Bohemian-Iowa-Wedding-at-The-Rustic-Rose-Barn-Amanda-Basteen-25-600x898 image by Amanda Basteen Photography, desserts by Hummingbird Confections; see more from this wedding here!

This unique cake stand uses levels to create a visually interesting presentation

Classy-Emerald-and-Gold-Wedding-at-The-Villa-San-Juan-Capistrano-33-of-33-600x902 image by Il Mare Photography, desserts by Amazing Cakes; see more from this wedding here!

Can you tell we love tree slabs as cake stands?

Rustic-Glam-Wedding-Union-Hill-Inn-Paco-and-Betty-30-of-42-600x923 image by Paco & Betty, wedding design by Events Extraordinaire; see more from this wedding here!

Not a cake fan? These alternative desserts taste even better than they look

Tiers and tiers of cannoli

Whimsical-Meadow-Lake-Equestrian-Center-Wedding-25-of-29-600x900 image by Goldie & Christine; see more from this wedding here!

An epic DIY display of cake pops

Totally-Chic-Woodland-Wedding-in-Oklahoma-City-Jamie-Jones-Photography-38-600x900 image by Jamie Jones Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Mini ice cream cones in shot glasses

Sweet-English-Wedding-The-Great-Hall-at-Mains-Claire-Penn-Photography-28-of-33-600x400 image by Claire Penn Photography, desserts by The Hazelnut Bakery; see more from this wedding here!

A tower of pastel macarons

mikenichole-490-600x900 image by Ash Nayler Photography, desserts by Delysees; see more from this wedding here!

Did this post give you a sweet tooth? You’ve got to see these nine gold wedding cakes that totally stole the show!


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  1. Hey Nicole,
    Needless to say, no wedding is complete without some lip-smacking desserts. I am totally in love with the post, pictures, ideas and dessert displays. Good job!

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