Why You Should Use Fresh Flowers on Your Wedding Cake

This design element never goes out of style.

One method that will never go out of style is embellishing your confection with fresh flowers – whether cascading down the many layers or used as a way to separate the tiers!

Photo: Angel Canary Photography

A beautiful wedding cake is often the focal point of the reception, so it is important to most couples to find a design that they love. As with anything in the world of weddings, different trends come and go, whether cakes are “naked,” made to look like geodes, or feature a drip pattern. But one method we think never goes out of style is embellishing your confection with fresh flowers. Whether cascading down the many layers or used as a way to separate the tiers, real blossoms are a wonderful way to turn your confection into an ideal representation of your special day. Just make sure to put your baker in touch with your florist, and together they can help create your vision.

The below confections are all from real weddings, so click each photo to see more from each of these events, and don’t forget to browse through our " target="_blank">cakes and desserts gallery for further inspiration. 

wedding cake with fresh flowers green hydrangeas white peonies
Photo by Luke & Katherine for Max & Friends; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

five tier wedding cake with fresh flowers pink peonies
Photo by Heather Kincaid

white and gold wedding cake with scarlet dahlia, blush garden roses, white ranunculus
Photo by Amanda Sudimack for Artisan Events; Planning & Design by Hope Weis Consulting

three-tier wedding cake with smooth frosting bright pink, blue, yellow fresh flowers
Photo by 
Bénédicte Verley Photography

four tier wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers pink garden roses and greenery
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events

tall wedding cake ivory and blush fresh flowers
Photo by Carasco Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs; Planning & Design by Birch Design Studio, Ltd.

five-tier wedding cake with trail of fresh white roses
Photo by Vue Photography

same-sex wedding cake, fresh flowers, red roses and ferns on four-tier wedding cake
Photo by Acqua Photo; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle

small wedding cake with fresh flowers, blush and ivory roses
Photo by Perez Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

small three-tier wedding cake with fresh white orchids
Photo by Dmitri and Sandra; Planning & Design by Unveiled Hawaii

For more wedding cake inspiration, view 12 creative groom's cakes and discover unique ways to display your wedding cake.