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Cakes Ideas for 10 of the Most Popular Wedding Styles

From classic to bohemian, be inspired by these confections from real weddings.

The theme or style of your wedding will dictate many of your planning choices, such as the color scheme, types of flowers used, tablescape designs, and even your wedding cake. While it's not a requirement that your confection showcase the same look as the rest of your celebration, many couples select a cake design that complements the feel of their overall fête to keep everything cohesive.

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Photo: Jana Williams Photography

The theme or style of your wedding will dictate many of your planning choices, such as the color scheme, types of flowers used, tablescape designs, and even your wedding cake. While it's not a requirement that your confection showcase the same look as the rest of your celebration, many couples select a cake design that complements the feel of their overall fête to keep everything cohesive.

For example, if you're having a tropical destination wedding, you may want your wedding cake to feature colors inspired by the ocean – if not be decorated with seashell adornments. And if you're hosting a classic ballroom wedding with a neutral color palette, you'll likely want to go with an all-white wedding cake accented with some fresh blooms that match your centerpieces, as opposed to a bold style with deep shades of maroon frosting and metallic accents that would better suit an alternative soirée. Just like bohemian chic or modern weddings will differ from couple to couple, there are many cakes that will work well with each wedding theme.

To get you started, be inspired by the 10 wedding cakes below, all of which complement the most popular wedding styles! To see more from each of these real weddings, click your favorite photos.

1. Alternative
Dark and Moody Wedding Cake
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

2. Bohemian Chic
Naked Cake with Fresh Berries
Photo by Sarah & Ben

3. Classic
Fresh Garden Roses on Wedding Cake
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

4. Modern
Modern Three-Tier Cake
Photo by Kristin Anderson; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

5. Opulent
Six-Foot-Tall Wedding Cake
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

6. Preppy
Flower Print Cake with Sugar Peonies
Photo by Vitor Lindo Photo + Video; Planning & Design by Kelli Corn Weddings & Special Events

7. Rustic
Semi-Naked Cake with Garden Roses
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography

8. Shabby Chic
Blue Wedding Cake
Photo by Meg Perotti

9. Tropical
3-Tier Gold Cake, Sea Concept
Photo by Michael Svoboda Wedding Photography; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle

10. Vintage
Vintage-Style Cake
Photo by Jana Williams Photography

For more wedding cake inspiration, view the Cakes & Desserts category of our photo galleries. Discover more cake ideas here, find out everything you need to know about serving cake at your wedding, and view inspiration for the "naked" and "semi-naked" cake trend.

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