Rustic wedding dessert table

If you are a fan on Facebook, then this post has been long awaited – not only will you have probably seen this picture, but you might have also seen my sneak peek post here on the blog. Well, without further ado, I am delighted to share with you all the fantastic pictures from this photoshoot as well as introducing you to a fab new business who’s just joined the directory.

Blackboard sign

I’m no stranger to And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, a fabulous cakeshop and cafe in a trendy suburb of Manchester.  I’ve enjoyed some fabulous events held in their tearoom after hours, from the fabulous An Era of Experience press launch party to the Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe bridal workshop, I’ve also enjoyed countless chocolate milkshakes and brownies on lazy afternoons with Mr Rigg and friends.

Chocolate and raspberry torte

Jar of country meadow flowers

I am thrilled that And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon is one of the most recent businesses to join The Natural Wedding Company directory, offering our couples a great range of services, from full afternoon tea catering for weddings and hen parties, to cupcake towers.  But what I’m most excited about is a wonderful new service they’re offering to brides- and grooms-to-be, which is a bespoke dessert or cake table for your wedding.

Wedding dessert and cake table

Vintage plate cake stand with wedding desserts

Natural and rustic wedding dessert table

To showcase the talents of the bakers at And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon and what they could do for your wedding, owner Anna decided to organise a photoshoot.  Collaborating with fellow TNWC business For The Love Of Vintage (who hire out gorgeous vintage crockery), the shoot was staged in a sunny backgarden with pretty flowers and a great photographer to capture it all.  And I got to tag along!

Muscovado carrot cake

Rose and pistachio bars

Chocolate dipped strawberries

I asked Anna to share some more details about their new wedding offering, “Designed with true cake lovers in mind, our dessert table service is perfect for weddings and birthdays.  Couples can select from our extensive cake menu, and we can work with our wide range of beautiful props to style the whole spread to look stunning and delicious in equal measure!”

Wedding dessert table with country flowers

Millionaires shortbread on glass cake stand

And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon can even cater to family recipes and favourite desserts not on their menu: “You can let us have your favourite recipes and we’ll add them into the glorious spread.  We can also work with you to create a bespoke spread that indulges your favourite cake and pudding preferences.”

Chocolate cake topped with raspberries

Jar of seasonal wedding flowers

Vintage cake forks

The photos you see here showcase just a small selection of the kind of cakes and desserts that you could have for your wedding, and just some of the props available.  The range of goodies that these ladies have to make your wedding dessert table not only look incredible, but taste delicious too is pretty spectacular.

Country garden flowers

Chocolate brownies

I particularly love this style, with the wooden boards wrapped in brown paper, the cake stands with their cotton reel bases, the blue and white enamel dishes, and the rustic wooden crates.  I’m pretty sure that you’ll be a fan too!

Apple crumble in enamel dish

Old wooden spoons

Here’s a lowdown on some of the desserts and cakes you can see in the photos (and that you could have for your wedding dessert table): chocolate and raspberry torte, rose and pistachio bars, muscovado carrot cake, gooey chocolate brownies, key lime pie, chocolate dipped strawberries, lemon meringue tarts, millionaires shortbread, and apple and blackberry crumble.

Are you feeling hungry yet?  Or just dreaming of a banquet of cake and desserts for your wedding…

Rustic wedding cake table

Blackboard cake table sign

Mini lemon meringue tarts

For a full list of cakes and desserts, to discuss a dessert or cake table for your wedding, or to find out more about the afternoon tea service available for weddings and parties, visit or contact Anna at

And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon use local, fair trade and organic ingredients where possible in their baking.  They can also cater to special diets, so please enquire.

Old fashioned enamel dish with apple crumble

Brown tag cake label

Dessert table with brown luggage tag labels

A huge thanks to Anna for allowing me to join them for the photoshoot, to her lovely kitchen manager Annemiek, to Jonny Draper for his fab photographs, Laura Coleman Flowers for the stunning floral arrangements, and to Sharon from For The Love Of Vintage for her beautiful crockery as well as welcoming us all into her home and garden for the afternoon.

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Photography: Jonny Draper Photography
Cakes, Desserts & Props: And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon
Crockery & Props: For The Love Of Vintage
Flowers: Laura Coleman Flowers 


Karen .. Darby and Joan on 3. September, 2012

To. Die. For.

Leanne Edwards on 5. September, 2012

That looks absolutely delicious! What a lovely idea.

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