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 – dubbed "naked" cakes, 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, it's important to note that 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 20 cakes from real weddings below to find inspiration for your own event. Click on each image to see more from these events!
Photo by Milanés Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs
Photo by Carasco Photography
Photo by Luke & Katherine Griffin for Max & Friends; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events
Photo by Marisa Holmes; Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.
Photo by Marianne Lozano Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography
Find more wedding cake inspiration by viewing hundreds of photos from real weddings in our photo galleries! Be sure to check out how to pick what type of wedding cake to have, learn how to save the top tier of your cake for your first anniversary, and view cake styles for the most popular wedding themes.