Wedding cake tasting is possibly the second most exciting part of wedding planning (second to wedding dress shopping, of course), and a great way to incorporate your wedding theme and personal bridal style. If your style is classic, boho, or vintage, we have themed wedding cake inspiration that will make your mouth water and complement your personal aesthetic!
The Rustic Wedding
You are down to earth, with a deep appreciation for organic fabrics. And you love the look and feel of real wood accents with a touch of greenery. Well, darling, your style makes you a rustic bride. The rustic bride is very modern, attracted to Scandinavian décor that’s clean and modern with touches of natural accents. The perfect rustic cake for you is the “Naked Cake,” right on trend, and delicious with chocolate cake and a white crumb coat.
Serve this themed cake on a natural DIY wood slice, the perfect functional wedding day memento to accent your coffee table. Ask your florist for a few extra flowers or greenery to add an extra pretty detail to the cake tiers.
To compliment your rustic wedding style, try a wedding dress like Lisette or Hope. The unique lace and embroidery of these two gowns will go perfectly with your simple décor and adds a bit of texture to your wedding day style.
The Vintage Wedding
You envision yourself tying in bits of your grandmother’s wedding dress to your bouquet. And while antique shopping, you find the perfect broach to complement your ideal bridal hairstyle—old Hollywood-esque waves. You’re hopelessly romantic and collect ticket stubs from yours and your sweetheart’s first concert date together.
Instead of flowers, you envision gold dipped candles as center pieces, and accents of antique serving platters and vintage decanters. But how do you incorporate your vintage theme into your wedding cake? Find a local baker to make you a simple white fondant cake and team up a local artist to watercolor your wedding cake! These subtle brush strokes incorporate all your wedding colors reminiscent of heirloom fabrics, making it almost too pretty to eat. The perfect artsy touch for your wedding day!
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Sleeves on a wedding dress give it that old vintage glam vibe, and lace is reminiscent of your grandmother’s dress. Ettia puts a satin twist on this in that effortless and venerable sort of way. And 1920s style beading adds to that ultimate vintage feel! If Ettia isn’t quite what you are looking for, go old Hollywood vintage glam with Evangelina or Olyssia by Maggie Sottero.
The Boho Wedding
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Inspired by spontaneity, you have always known you would get married in the woods underneath the beauty of the sky. Bold colors call your name, and you aren’t afraid to mix textures. Feathers, lace, and velvet—you want them all to create a pillow of romance around you. Barefoot and wild, you and your nearest and dearest will celebrate with reckless abandon. You have that eye for boho style and want to keep your cake as fun as your spirit.
You plan on catering with your favorite food truck and want the dessert to be just as easy and delectable as the tacos you and your honey love. So, what do you do? Simple—doughnuts. Maybe a small cake topper for you and your beloved to cut, but sticking to finger foods suits your type of soiree. After all, you want everyone dancing, eating, and drinking all at once!
The Ivory over Nude lace of Dakota by Sottero and Midgley gives that sexy tattoo-lace vibe that perfectly complements the carefree ethos of the boho bride. Or, for the budget-conscious boho bride, check out Greta by Rebecca Ingram.
The Romantic Wedding
Timeless and elegant, your wedding day will be a classy affair with a “tale as old as time” fairy tale-esque ambiance. In your former life, you were a princess and weren’t ashamed to admit your taste is a bit glam. You seek a venue with grandeur, hoping for a ceremony at a vintage church with a rose garden reception. Or maybe a destination wedding complete with cobblestone streets so that your bridal photo-shoots can happen where they should—in front of a castle.
You will offer your guests a full-course meal and want a decadent wedding cake to match your event. You opt for a timeless tiered cake with roses and maybe some painted roses to create dimension and air of mystique. Or maybe you really want to make your cake extravagant and opt for metallic jewel tones, and fondant flowers.
The Country Wedding
You have already decided you will walk down the aisle to “More of You” by Chris Stapleton, rockin’ your favorite cowgirl boots and your sweetie in a cowboy hat. You are a simple gal and can’t wait to dance in that old-school barn that sits in the countryside. Your dress will be an A-line so that you can properly line dance, and your country-themed wedding cake will be just as effortless and classic as you are.
A rose-gold textured wedding cake gives that perfect country feel, echoing the subtle color of your cowgirl boots, grandpa’s bolo tie, and your favorite palomino horse. Not in love with super sweet cakes? Try a tier of gourmet cheese decorated with real fruit for a more European country feel.
The Tropical Wedding
You are the adventure lover, and are always ready with adventure shoes. But you will go barefoot on your wedding day so you can feel the earth between your toes as you say “I do” to your adventure partner. You are a beach bride with the ultimate elopement dream all planned up. The perfect cake for you might just be a cake for two! Check out this Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop mini pineapple wedding cake masterpiece. It’s simple yet, memorable and sure to be delicious if you are going for a tropical fruit filling!
Whatever style of bride you are, be sure to include your partner in on your decision. This is not only a bonding experience for you both, but too tasty and fun not to experience together! Here are a few pro tips to consider as you select your themed wedding cake:
- Work with your wedding venue. This is key, as the venue often offers catering and may even require you to utilize their baker. It can also be a money-saver to utilize their preferred bakery or on-site pâtissier.
- Estimate the size of your guest list so you select a cake design that is big enough for all your guests. The wedding cake after all, is a crowd pleaser and we wouldn’t want anyone to go home without! Once you receive RSVP’s, be sure to communicate with your baker if the number has significantly increased or decreased from your initial estimate.
- Give yourself plenty of time! Bakeries can fill up fast—especially during peak wedding season. Most bakeries recommend reserving the date for your wedding cake six months in advance during peak season and three months in advance during the off season.
Best of luck on your journey, and be sure to share your #LoveStory with us so we can all drool over whichever perfectly-themed cake you select!