When selecting a cake design to display at the reception, many couples struggle with finding a style that is beautiful, fits the motif of the day, and makes a statement that will wow their guests. Some couples choose to go a more classic route with ivory buttercream and fresh or sugar flowers, while others incorporate soft or bold wedding colors, prints, or intricate designs that are featured elsewhere throughout the décor.
A number of brides and grooms feel that towering confections are the most stunning for an opulent celebration, so if their spending limit allows, they'll showcase cakes taller than most of their guests – which truly become part of the reception décor. While these confection designs are absolutely striking, they're not the only option when it comes to choosing a style that will be both unique and beautiful. From miniature cakes for every guest in attendance, to three-tier confections featuring on-trend floral prints, to wedding cakes in offbeat hues such as black, the options to impress your loved ones are truly endless!
Take a look at the photos of stylish wedding cakes below to inspire the sweets at your fête. For more inspiration, click on each photo to see more images from each of these events!
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs
Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen
Photo by Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Melody Melikian Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design
Photo by Jeff Tisman Photography; Linens by Nüage Designs
Photo by John & Joseph Photography; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle
Photo by KingenSmith
Photo by Carasco Photography; Floral Design by Kesh Designs
Photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography
For more wedding cake and dessert ideas, see stylish "naked" cakes from real weddings, find out if a dessert station is right for your event, and learn everything you need to know about serving cake at your reception.