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.
2. Bohemian Chic
Photo by Sarah & Ben
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography
Photo by Vitor Lindo Photo + Video; Planning & Design by Kelli Corn Weddings & Special Events
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography
8. Shabby Chic
Photo by Meg Perotti
Photo by Jana Williams Photography
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