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Wedding Fruit Displays

Over the past couple of months I have received a number of questions about wedding fruit displays. The addition of fruit carvings can elevate a fruit display from ordinary to something really special.

A few days ago, one of my students of my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course, Deborah Cheeseman, who is a professional caterer, sent me some photos of wedding fruit displays that she has made where she included her fruit carvings. So, I thought I would share them with you. Deborahs’ photos may give you some ideas of your own.

Fruit Carvings Add Pizazz to Wedding Fruit Displays

Fruit carvings do not have to be super complicated and elaborate to dress up fruit displays at weddings. They can be as simple as hollowing out fruits to use as containers. As you can see from Deborah’s photos, she has added decorative fruit vessels to hold fruit salad, fruit salad toppings, and dips.

Deborah has also added charming and purely decorative fruit carvings. If you look closely as the first photo in the gallery below, which is wedding fruit displays 08 you can see that she created some cute yellow squash bride and groom birds and placed them on each side of the hollowed out cabbage used as a bowl for serving dressing. These bride and groom birds are a fun idea and they are simple to make.

About a month ago, another of my students wrote that she was planning her daughter’s wedding in Sri Lanka. Her primary color for the wedding is yellow. These yellow squash birds would be fun for a yellow themed wedding. Another yellow item that Deborah created for this wedding fruit display is a pitcher made from yellow squash. The body of the pitcher looks like it was made from spaghetti squash.

Deborah’s honeydew swan is quite pretty. Swans are perfect additions for wedding fruit displays because swans mate for life are therefore are symbolic of a lasting marriage. This honeydew swan design is very similar to the apple swan that I teach in my Hearts and Roses video lessons.

You can see in the photo titled wedding fruit displays 05, that even relatively simple melon carvings can add a lot of visual impact to wedding  fruit displays. Notice the pretty honeydew carving and the simply elegant watermelon carving with the bride and grooms initials. The bell peppers that have been hollowed out to use to served dips are another colorful and simple fruit carving touch. If you look closely in this same photo, you will also see a simple and pretty flower carved from honeydew rind added between the cheese cubes and strawberries.

In the last 2 pictures you can see purely decorative watermelon and honeydew carvings on each side of the large watermelon bowl carved with initials. The watermelon rose pattern and the honeydew melon flower made with u-cutters are taught in my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 course.

Here is what Deborah had written to me about lesson #11 Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves,

Thanks so much for the clear instructions

And here is what Deborah said about part of the lesson #3

I made the Calla Lilies, they were lovely and a huge hit. We have a new pastor coming to our church and my daughter asked me to do that for a centerpiece for her vegetable tray she was asked to make.

With this being the season for weddings, graduations, father’s day, and outdoor parties, perhaps you’ll get can use some ideas here that you can use for a party of your own.

If you live in the Mobile, Alabama area, and are looking for a caterer who can make wedding fruit displays for you, you can contact Deborah Cheeseman through her website at She does all type of catering in addition to wedding fruit displays.

Photos of Wedding Fruit Displays – by Deborah Cheeseman

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10 Responses to Wedding Fruit Displays

  1. cat May 29, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    don’t stop ur wonderful creativity, beautiful

  2. Debra May 30, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    WOW, what an awesome display! I have looked at it four or five times already, and I have found something new every time! I am sure that the guests had to do the same thing once they started talking to one another and commentinng on this or that only to find out that they had not seen everything. I would guess that everyone who knows the amount of time and effort that went into this, had to return 4 or 5 times as well to make sure that they had seen it all…. I would also be that eve then, they missed a few details… what a wonderful display, thanks for sharing!

  3. fati-guli May 30, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    Hello Mrs Nita Gill, Thxxxxxxxxxx soooooo much for your amazing ideas.!!! I realy like this way of displaying fruits for parties , especially this photo that was by M,rs Debborah Cheeseman , It looks oriental style ,Good Luck Deborah Fati-Guli From: Kuwait

  4. Andrey Pazhinskiy May 31, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    Hello Mrs Nita Gill, very interestingly and cognitive, I think, what my fruit you will interest

  5. maryam October 22, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    very beautiful

  6. Adeola Salako November 18, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Whao! These are fantastic designs, I do fruit creation, but this just gives me more ideas of various things you can do with fruits. More grease to your elbow and well done. Nita thanks so much for sharing these marvellous ideas.

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  10. Marva February 13, 2015 at 7:18 am #

    Wow wowser I hope one day I will be able to reach this standard .

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