20 Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers

While sugar flowers are impressive, fresh blooms provide a garden-like feel for your nuptials.

Take a look at 20 different cakes to find inspiration when designing the cake of your dreams.

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Photo: Joe Laurin Photography

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!

Pretty wedding cake pink coral gold fresh flowers marble tier and gold layer
Photo by Milanés Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs

naked wedding cake with fresh ivory white flowers and greenery
Photo by Joe Laurin Photography

Bride and groom kiss with white and gold wedding cake pink peony flowers
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography

Pretty wedding cake with fondant layers and marble tier fresh flowers
Photo by Carasco Photography

White wedding cake with white and peach roses
Photo by Cassi Claire Photography

Light blue wedding cake with ruffles and pink flowers
Photo by Meg Perotti

Tall wedding cake with white and green hydrangea tiers
Photo by Luke & Katherine Griffin for Max & Friends; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

Frilly white wedding cake with fresh pink flowers
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

White and gold wedding cake with pink roses
Photo by Katelyn James Photography

Rustic wedding cake with fresh flowers and herbs
Photo by Catherine Hall Studios

White wedding cake with monogram and fresh flowers
Photo by Yvette Roman Photography

White wedding cake with pink flowers to resemble cherry blossom tree
Photo by Vanessa Joy Photography

White wedding cake with fresh flowers
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

White wedding cake with fresh white orchid flowers
Photo by Marisa Holmes; Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.

White wedding cake with cascading ombre flowers in pink and white
Photo by Marianne Lozano Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

White wedding cake with monogram and glamelia flowers
Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Huge and tall wedding cake with fresh red and pink flowers
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

Tall white wedding cake with fresh pink and white flowers
Photo by Handeland Tesoro Photography

Tall white wedding cake with fresh white flowers
Photo by Chris Bailey Photography

Pink wedding cake with fresh flower decorations
Photo by Jerry Hayes Photography; Planning & Design by DFW Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

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.