While sugar flowers are impressive, fresh blooms provide a garden-like feel for your nuptials.
While choosing a flavor for your wedding cake is important, it's also essential to select a cake design that fits effortlessly with your theme. Whether you're having a rustic wedding, an opulent soirée, or a modern celebration, your confection will essentially become a part of your décor. Wedding cakes can be left bare of frosting, decorated with buttercream or fondant, covered with hundreds of sugar flowers, or adorned with fresh roses, peonies, greenery, or other blooms used throughout the wedding. No matter which type of style you choose, the latter is becoming more and more popular for couples who desire a garden-like atmosphere on their big day.
When it comes to selecting décor for both the ceremony and reception, it's no secret that brides absolutely love flowers. Fresh blooms set the tone for the celebration, offering fragrant embellishments to as many areas of the wedding as possible. Adding these same florals to your wedding cake is an excellent way to tie elements of your wedding together with a common theme. Incorporate fresh flowers into your cake topper, arrange blooms to elegantly cascade down the confection, or add height to the design by incorporating floral tiers – the options are endless!
Take a look at the 20 cakes, below, from real weddings to find inspiration for your own event. Let us know which cake design is your favorite in the comments!
Photo by Luke & Katherine Griffin for Max & Friends; Consulting by EverAfter Events
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Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
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Photo by Handeland Tesoro Photography; Consulting by Alex Events, Inc.
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