• centerpieces of roses, calla lilies, and alliums
  • lemon leaf wreath with hanging lanterns
  • Romantic Purple Wedding Invite Suite
  • summer vegetable timbale
  • Purple Candy Wedding Favor

A Purple Party

Violets dazzle at an alfresco affair

Who says a sleek, modern cake should be presented with restraint? We put ours on a throne and added a canopy of shimmery crushed organza. A toasted-almond torte is iced with fondant, filled with three-berry preserves and semisweet truffles, and topped with a topiary of gumpaste lilacs. Cake by Collette Foley Specialty Baking, $1,675, serves 175.