Simply Marble-Ous: Marble Inspiration for Your Wedding

Marbleized accents add a sophisticated touch to wedding decor
From: Spring/Summer 2015 edition

Marbleized accents add a sophisticated touch to wedding decor. It’s an opportunity to blend many colors and pull out accent shades in a unique way. Planner Holly Patton of Ballard’s Perfectly Posh Events worked with four stellar local wedding vendors to illustrate how the swirled and variegated components create a gorgeous whole. “I love how marble can be classic and modern all at the same time,” says Patton, who recommends adding pops of color, such as peach or teal. “If you love the ombre trend but want something fresh and ahead of the curve, I recommend adding a few marbleized touches to your wedding details.” 

1. Cake Boss (above)

Marbled fondant panels adorn this three-tiered, square, marbled pink champagne and lemon cake made by Lower Queen Anne’s Honey Crumb Cake Studio. Baker Carla Reich alternated the cake layers with raspberry mousseline and lemon curd, finished with Swiss meringue buttercream and vanilla fondant. $9.75 per slice; serves 100.


2. Wrap It Up

Kelly Sullivan, owner and lead designer at Seward Park–based Botanique picked up the peach, light gray and dusty green in the flowers she selected for the centerpiece, which includes peach amaryllis, white and peach ranunculus, pale pink spray roses, apricot parrot tulips, sweet peas and vines, dusty miller, lamb’s ear and silver brunia berries in a rustic urn. $225


3. Open Invite

Talented stationery designer and calligrapher Rosie Powell of Queen Anne-based Songbird Paperie used a strip of fine marbleized paper as a band slipped over the invitation. The entire set includes the invitation, envelope and envelope liner, RSVP card and RSVP envelope for $4.75 per set; $3 per envelope for address calligraphy.


4. Sweet relief

Pretty frosted sugar cookies lend themselves to being marbleized. Interbay’s Dianne Dodson of Dianne’s Delights swirled royal icing using shades of pink, teal and lavender for a tasty topping. $4.50 for three stacked cookies and $30 per dozen for individual cookies.


5. All Set Up

Marbled paper ($4 per sheet) used in Songbird’s stationery set (above) doubles as a placemat under the place settings, provided by Pedersens. Songbird owner Rosie Powell created a coordinating menu ($2.50 each) and place cards with custom calligraphy ($1.75 each).