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Seasonal wedding desserts inspiration

Emily Simpson

Wedding desserts are a tricky choice.

You want something delicious but small enough not to spoil people’s appetites for your spectacular wedding cake. You also want something that reflects the season and theme. So we’ve put together some inspiration for you!

Here are some fun desserts options that complement each season and won’t leave guests feeling overwhelmed.

Summer

Nothing screams summer quite like bright colours and zesty flavours, so these lemon meringues would be a great dessert idea for a summer wedding.

Photo: Canberra Small Weddings

Lemon curd and candied lemon are the colourful and tasty additions to a soft, cloudy meringue.

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Image via Martha Stewart

Or perhaps something simple like some delicious summer stone fruit with ice cream?

Via whatsgabycooking.com

Via whatsgabycooking.com

Credit: Anthea and Lyndon

Credit: Anthea and Lyndon

Why not let guests cool off with these insane looking popsicles?

Via donnahay.com.au

Via donnahay.com.au

Autumn

Autumn weddings are beautiful – the leaves are turning, and there’s an element of cosiness without the weather being too cold. To me, desserts that suit an autumn wedding are either a bit spiced with elements of cinnamon and nutmeg, and are rich in colour and taste.

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This gingerbread souffle is comforting during those months nearing winter, with the ginger providing that extra kick of flavour and spice. The recipe can be found here.

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How about a grazing dessert table with luscious cupcakes?

Via deerpearlflowers.com

Via deerpearlflowers.com

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How could you pass up the opportunity to use this hilarious pun in your desserts?

Via myweddinghq.net

Via myweddinghq.net

Winter

Winter weddings can be exceptionally beautiful. They often exude elegance and cosiness, capitalising on the unique beauty of frosty climes.

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It makes sense to match your desserts to the colder temps, meaning richer, comfort-food-esque desserts will be favoured.

Image by Meg Perotti

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This marshmallow and chocolate sandwich will remind your guests of the comfort of sitting around a campfire, toasting marshmallows.

Image by Robin van Dyke photography

Donuts will be a crowd-pleaser whatever the season, but the capacity to be easily heated up makes them an attractive option for a winter dessert. You can get crafty with their presentation, too!

Credit: David Campbell

Credit: David Campbell

Or perhaps you’d like to let your guests make their own decadent hot drinks!

Via wilkieblog.com

Via wilkieblog.com

Spring

Spring weddings are popular for a reason – the weather is typically warm, the skies blue, and the flowers blooming. Pay homage to these seasonal blessings in your dessert. Think pinks of all hues, berries and fresh fruit!

Photo: Estella Photography

Photo: Estella Photography

 

Refresh your guests with a spring sorbet, like this cute Pink Lemonade Sorbet.

Via www.sugarandsoul.co

Via www.sugarandsoul.co

Pannacotta is a staple dessert which would suit any season, but the easy addition of berries adds a tart element to this fresh and sweet dessert.

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Image by Mark Thomas

 

Credit: Corinna and Dylan

Credit: Corinna and Dylan

Keep things light with these bite-sized cream puffs.

Via kitchentrials.com

Via kitchentrials.com

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Emily Simpson

Emily is a fourth year Arts/Laws student at the Australian National University. When she’s not studying, which is most of the time, she’s hanging out with friends, drinking coffee, frequenting bakeries in the search for finger buns and vegemite scrolls, or playing sports. Gradually getting closer to the end of her five-year degree, Emily is still trying to figure out exactly what she wants to do ‘when she grows up’, with potential career paths in either law or something related to writing. For now, though, she’s enjoying soaking up the Canberra lifestyle! Emily also writes at www.food-fitness-fashion.com.

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