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Wedding Cake Flavors: How to Pick the Perfect Cake Flavor Combination

Finding the best wedding cake flavors is not an easy task. Exotic cake flavors and combinations are the latest trend and this article will guide you through how to pick the perfect cake flavor for your wedding!

Unique, bold and dramatic wedding cake idea. Navy fondant cake with metallic gold and berry colored flowers. Wedding Photographer: Sonia Bourdon Photography.

Unique, bold and dramatic wedding cake idea. Navy fondant cake with metallic gold and berry colored flowers. Wedding Photographer: Sonia Bourdon Photography.

There are enough decisions to make when it comes to planning your wedding day, amirite? Arguably the most fun part of planning your wedding is the cake testing day. Sitting around trying dozens of cake combinations, making sure the flavors perfectly compliment each other is a hard day’s work. We are available to help if needed, just saying. 😉

A Wedding Cake Flavors List: Textures and Trends

You picked the cake design but what will the cake taste like? Wedding cakes are made up of tiers or cake layers. Each tier can be a different flavor.

The variety of wedding cake flavors can be overwhelming, to say the least. Let’s start with a list of the most popular wedding cake flavors. Although if you are a trendy bride, you may want to pick one of the latest and trending wedding cake flavors.

Pumpkin squash, dulce de leche, blueberry berry, champagne, lemon, and chocolate are really hot this year. As you can see, they range from the tried-and-true classics to the more elaborate and stylish flavors.

Chiffon Cake: A very light and fluffy cake made with vegetable oil. It can be stored or frozen without drying out.

Sponge Cake: Sponge cake is firmer and good for stacking cake layers on top of one another. It can have different flavors, like vanilla, lemon or Belgian chocolate.

Cheesecake: An alternative to the traditional cake, a baked vanilla cheesecake with a crumbly biscuit base.

Carrot cake: Carrot cake usually has a soft, dense texture, and of course, carrots mixed into the batter.

Banana walnut cake: The banana walnut cake is a sweet and delicious dessert that will impress anyone!

Almond cake: Light, moist and velvety and quite typical of certain parts of Spain. Ole!

Wedding cake flavors. Take your pick from these delicious Italian cakes!

Wedding cake flavors. Take your pick from these delicious Italian cakes!

Champagne cake: A champagne infused cake with classic vanilla buttercream is the perfect way to celebrate a wedding!

Red Velvet cake: Red Velvet cake is traditionally a red or red-brown layer cake topped with white cream cheese or cooked roux icing.

Spice cake: Traditionally flavored with a mixture of spices. Predominant flavorings include spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and nutmeg.

Devil’s Food Cake: Devil’s food cake is a moist, airy, rich chocolate layer cake.

Three tier chocolate and vanilla edible gold wedding cake. Wedding photographer: Diana McGregor.

Three tier chocolate and vanilla edible gold wedding cake. Wedding photographer: Diana McGregor.

Let’s Talk about Frosting

There are just as many options for the frosting or icing as there are for the cake, not only in flavor but in texture and consistency. The Williams-Sonoma cookbook Cake states that “icing is generally thinner and glossier,” while its counterpart frosting is “a thick, fluffy mixture, used to coat the outside of a cake.”

Here’s a breakdown of the most common types of frosting and icing for wedding cakes:

  • Buttercream. This is the most popular frosting flavor made of butter, powdered sugar, and any flavoring you like. Definitely taste test your baker’s buttercream because there are so many variations, each buttercream type can be very different.
  • Meringue. This is a smooth, creamy frosting made with egg whites, sugar and flavorings. This is especially perfect for beach weddings, as it holds up well in the heat and will not melt.
  • Fondant. This is a paste-like icing that gives the sugar a very even finish, giving the cake a smooth texture. It is a bit chewy, so not everyone enjoys the texture when eating it but it can give a very refined look to the finished cake.
  • Ganache. This is chocolate melted with heavy cream. This will give a very shiny glaze to the cake, or it can be whipped for a more “fluffy” effect.

And the trending frosting this year is whipped cream! Yum! Of course, you can always skip the frosting and go for a naked cake or for the 2017 cake of the year, the drip cake!

Now, let’s cover the best wedding cake flavor combinations! 🙂

Fall wedding cake flavors. Gone are the light flavors of citrus and summer fruits. Autumn events favor decadently rich desserts, such as this wedding cake drizzled with salted caramel and decorated with figs.

Fall wedding cake flavors. Gone are the light flavors of citrus and summer fruits. Autumn events favor decadently rich desserts, such as this wedding cake drizzled with salted caramel and decorated with figs.

Best Wedding Cake Flavors, Fillings, and Combinations

Ok, if you are not hungry already, you are about to now. We have already discussed the cake flavor and the icing, but there is also the matter of the filling. How do you combine all three of these glorious, delicious components to create the perfect symphony of wedding cake flavors?

Here is a list of recommended combos that will hopefully wrap the perfect bow on your finalized cake decision.

  • Chocolate-gasm: There is no shame in making every single wedding guest love chocolate as much as you do. Set chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse filling and chocolate buttercream and the guests will be dancing, if not from happiness then from the sugar rush.
  • Vanilla Raspberry-licious: Vanilla sponge cake with raspberry jam filling and a marzipan frosting. Do we need to say more? The tartness of the raspberry will perfectly offset the sweetness of the vanilla and marzipan. And it’s fruit so you can pretend it’s healthy too.
  • Carrot Cream Cheese Craze: We all know (and most of us love) carrot cake. It can be a bit of a divisive topic but if you don’t like carrot cake, we can all agree on one thing, the cream cheese frosting makes it all worth it. And this is a vegetable, so it’s definitely healthy!
  • Need We Say S’More: A traditional bonfire treat meets a classy day in delicious s’mores flavored wedding cake. Accomplish this by having a graham cracker cake set with chocolate ganache, marshmallows, and vanilla buttercream. You can even toast the outside marzipan for full effect.
  • Raspberry Dacquoise Cake. Almond-and-hazelnut meringue joins vanilla buttercream laced with raspberries and crème framboise in this divine standout, complete with sage-green fondant and piped golden raspberries.
  • Lemon meringue buttercream-y: Fresh and summery lemon cake with raspberry mousse and Swiss meringue buttercream filling.
Pick a non-traditional cake for your wedding like a crepe wedding cake. We love alternative wedding cake flavors!

Pick a non-traditional cake for your wedding like a crepe wedding cake. We love alternative wedding cake flavors!

Pick your favorite wedding cake flavors. Strawberry cheese wedding cake with chunks of chocolate.

Pick your favorite wedding cake flavors. Strawberry cheese wedding cake with chunks of chocolate.

How to Pick Your Perfect Cake Flavor: A Final Word

As you can tell from the lists above, there are an overwhelming number of options to choose from when selecting the perfect wedding cake flavor. So how do you decide? How do you come to the conclusions of what cake will be perfect for your big day?

Here are a few tips:

  • Choose your favorite flavors or wedding cake flavors that have a special meaning to you. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone or making a ‘safe’ choice. After all, this is your cake and your wedding day.
  • Be Mindful of Your Wedding Season or Your Dinner Menu. Are you getting married in the summer? Then a coconut, lime-flavored cake might fit perfectly. Are you having an Italian inspired wedding menu? Then you might want to incorporate some cannoli filling to your cake.
  • Research. Look into what cake flavors are emerging in popularity. Meet with different bakeries and schedule consultations where you can taste the flavors, so you know exactly what you are getting.
  • If you really can’t decide, choose multiple flavors. Who says your cake has to be one flavor? Who says you have to only have one cake, for that matter? There are endless rules of creativity when it comes to weddings these days. If you want multiple cake flavors, order multiple and the guests will surely be delighted to have a choice.

We are happy to report that we have thousands more ideas for wedding cake flavors and combinations to help you choose yours. Check out the photos below!

A Photo Gallery of Wedding Cake Flavors and Ideas

A rustic wedding deserves a multi-flavor open layer naked wedding cake by 2tarts Bakery. Take a look and happy pinning!

A rustic wedding deserves a multi-flavor open layer naked wedding cake by 2tarts Bakery. Take a look and happy pinning!

Chocolate and red roses wedding cake for the chocoholic couple by Monica Liguori.

Chocolate and red roses wedding cake for the chocoholic couple by Monica Liguori.

Cover your cake with textures of love. Baster bakers: ArchiCAKEture.

Cover your cake with textures of love. Baster bakers: ArchiCAKEture.

Marble cakes have got us all starry-eyed.

Marble cakes have got us all starry-eyed.

Naked cake with whipped cream layers yum!

Naked cake with whipped cream layers yum!

Perfect for a spring wedding. Rosalind Miller Sugar Flower Wedding Cake.

Perfect for a spring wedding. Rosalind Miller Sugar Flower Wedding Cake.

Forget the frosting or the icing and go for something unique. Olga Noskova creates cakes with a special glaze that makes confectionery surfaces appear flawlessly smooth and glossy. Cake decorating technique "Mirror Glaze"

Forget the frosting or the icing and go for something unique. Olga Noskova creates cakes with a special glaze that makes confectionery surfaces appear flawlessly smooth and glossy. Cake decorating technique “Mirror Glaze”

Wedding cake flavor for an alternative cake: Cheesecake! Wedding photography: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

Wedding cake flavor for an alternative cake: Cheesecake! Wedding photography: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

Whether you call them semi-naked, barely-frosted, half-dressed just keep the buttercream to a minimum. Scantily-clad succulent wedding cake by Wilton Cake Decorating.

Whether you call them semi-naked, barely-frosted, half-dressed just keep the buttercream to a minimum. Scantily-clad succulent wedding cake by Wilton Cake Decorating.

Majestic wedding cake. Discover how to pick the perfect cake flavor.

Majestic wedding cake. Discover how to pick the perfect cake flavor.

Don't forget the wedding cake topper! This custom monogram A vintage in ivory with pearls, lace & ostrich feather with gold jewelry is ideal for a Gatsby wedding cake.

Don’t forget the wedding cake topper! This custom monogram A vintage in ivory with pearls, lace & ostrich feather with gold jewelry is ideal for a Gatsby wedding cake. Get it here!.

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The Cuban-Inspired Wedding: A 2017 Tropical Trend with Lots of Sabor

Throw the perfect Cuban-inspired wedding bash with these easy tips and must haves featuring Havana cigars, Señoritas and mojitos!

Imagine your wedding. Hanging greenery, colorful flowers as centerpieces, candles in pink votives over a rustic wood table with wooden folding chairs. Parrot optional.

Imagine your wedding. Hanging greenery, colorful flowers as centerpieces, candles in pink votives over a rustic wood table with wooden folding chairs. Parrot optional.

Mix vintage deco, retro and abundantly lush greenery together and your fantastic Cuban-inspired wedding theme is almost ready.

The renewed interest in Cuban culture, with its bright and tropical colors coupled with fluid flamenco-style bridal gowns, has become a trend in this year’s weddings. Their color palette of deep purples, turquoise, tangy mandarin, bright corals, sunny yellows, playful fuchsias and greenery (Pantone’s color of the year) has all the ingredients for a fun and carefree wedding. Complete the Cuban-inspired wedding theme with Latin food and drinks and delicious rum infused cocktails.

Cuban-Inspired Wedding Decor: The Kingdom of Art Deco

Cuba is an exotic place brimming with passion. A Cuban-inspired wedding will reflect the couple’s passionate love for each other. With a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean cultures, Cuba offers ample inspiration for the reception’s food, music and attire.

The wedding decor will be the final touch that will complete the illusion of a Cuban adventure for guests. One only has to imagine Havana in the twenties to paint the scene at the house of an “hacendado” on a tobacco or sugar plantation. Carved wood with floral motifs, voluptuous palm trees and ferns, broad cane chairs and a wedding palette with brushstrokes of brown, turquoise, orange, ivory and of course the Pantone color of the year, greenery in the centerpieces, and on the tableware and cushions.

Have some antiques handy? Decorate the room with them. Take advantage of old Cuban cigar boxes if you have any, or use rum bottles to save on creative centerpieces with tropical flowers such as heliconias, birds of paradise or orchids. Place a cigar with a personalized label as a wedding favor on each plate. Now we are getting fancy!

Accompany the Cuban-inspired wedding decor with an exotic menu and cocktails with a defined Cuban accent. So bring out the rum. It’s time to have fun in an elegant way!

Lily gold and amber over topaz slate at The Ebell Club in Long Beach. Wedding photographer: Suzy Van Dyke.

Lily gold and amber over topaz slate at The Ebell Club in Long Beach. Wedding photographer: Suzy Van Dyke.

Bring Cuba into your wedding and your backyard with these succulent centerpiece ideas.

Bring Cuba into your wedding and your backyard with these succulent centerpiece ideas.

Tropical Cuban-Inspired Weddings with Cuban “Sabor”: Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Mojitos are the perfect cocktail for Cuban-inspired weddings. Accompany them with tempting meat pies or “empanadas” and crispy tostones. Among other drinks, you can serve Cuba Libre, which is a mixture of rum, Coca-Cola and lime juice, or mojitos with non-traditional flavors such as peach, cherry or pineapple. Do not forget to add some Cuban-inspired non-alcoholic beverages such as guava, coconut, or lime flavored water.

Here is a very ingenious idea for a mojito bar. Use fresh mint to make unique ice cubes. Take a little mint, put it in each of the ice tray spaces and then fill it with water. Let the water turn into ice and there you have it. Great idea for a summer wedding.

The Blushing Cuban passionfruit raspberry cocktail is a vibrant & exotic blend of fresh passionfruit, raspberries and Cuban rum.

The Blushing Cuban passionfruit raspberry cocktail is a vibrant & exotic blend of fresh passionfruit, raspberries and Cuban rum.

Cuba is famous for its meat dishes. Some of the main course choices for your party might be “Ropa Vieja”, “Masitas de Puerco” or marinated fried pork, oxtail stew or grilled ribs. For a lighter meal, you can offer “sandwich medianoche” that can be served either hot or cold, hence its name since you can eat them after a night of painting the town red. And where will you find more merriment than at a Cuban wedding? The midnight sandwich has grilled or fried pork slices with cheese pressed between toasted French bread slices with butter on both sides (and well pressed).

Add a fresh and colorful Cuban salad. You will only need tomatoes, onions and radish slices sprinkled with olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Or a chickpea salad with green and red peppers and sweet yellow onions with a dressing made from fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a pinch of cumin. Yummylicious!

A delicious Cuban-Rican recipe: Sofrito salsa and tostones.

A delicious Cuban-Rican recipe: Sofrito salsa and tostones.

Blueberry lavender mojito, refreshing and pretty.

Blueberry lavender mojito, refreshing and pretty.

It’s time for Desserts!

Pick some of these delicious temptations to complete your wedding menu. Flan served in individual cups and sprinkled with a little cinnamon or nutmeg, or “merenguitos” (mini meringues) made of egg whites beaten with sugar and then baked.

You also have arroz con leche topped with cinnamon and juicy raisins. Then, for some pastry or cake options, there are señoritas, pastelitos and capuchinos. Señoritas are confectionary made with layers of puff pastry filled with custard cream, served in a variety of vanilla or chocolate flavors. They are very similar to the Napoleon. Pastelitos are small pastry buns stuffed with guava, cream cheese, or shredded coconut drizzled with syrup. And the Cuban capuchinos and cabezotes are small cakes shaped like a yellow cone, soaked in a syrup made with cinnamon, orange and lemon peel, and anise. You will want to lick your fingers! (Just not at the wedding … do it in the kitchen) 😉

For the dessert table you may present sweet coconut candy, guava candy, more merenguitos or nougat.

Cuban domino cookies by the Cookie Connection.

Cuban domino cookies by the Cookie Connection.

Adorable and original memory of your wedding. Mint mojito flavored lollipop.

Adorable and original memory of your wedding. Mint mojito flavored lollipop. Get them here!

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Cuban Wedding Traditions

Let’s take a look at a couple of Cuban wedding traditions and feel free to incorporate something beyond the Cuban decor to your wedding!

Money is Always Welcome at the Onset of a New Lifetime Adventure

The money dance is another very old tradition at Cuban weddings. Guests would dance with the bride and pin money on her dress to help the couple off to a great start.

Usually, the bride’s family pays for the wedding, and both the bride and groom’s parents give an important gift to the newlyweds, like money or a house. Nice tradition, right? 😉

Cuban-inpired wedding cake surrounded by coral flowers. Dreamy! Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

Cuban-inpired wedding cake surrounded by coral flowers. Dreamy! Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

Cuban Wedding Favors

Another Cuban tradition is for the couple to thank their guests by giving them a small handmade gift or some personalized ribbons with their names on them. If the wedding calls for it, the favor becomes a good Cuban cigar to celebrate the union.

Proper Cuban-Inspired Wedding Attire for The Couple and Guests

Cuban wedding dresses are stunningly beautiful and white (if the bride is a virgin). If she’s not, tradition dictates her dress should be red. Fortunately this tradition is almost gone and a bride can wear a red wedding dress just because she wants to!

With so much dancing, delicious food and drinks to look forward to, dressing comfortably and elegantly is a must. Ladies may wear summer cocktail dresses, while gentlemen can wear linen guayaberas, shirts with tropical motifs and elegant fedora hats. Everything should remind you of old Havana and a tropical paradise.

These 1940s iconic and adorable navy blue suede heel pumps are a classic and will match a vintage theme to perfection.

These 1940s iconic and adorable navy blue suede heel pumps are a classic and will match a vintage theme to perfection. Get them here!

Original bridesmaid dress for a Cuban-inspired wedding. Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

Original bridesmaid dress for a Cuban-inspired wedding. Wedding photographer: Jose Villa Photography.

We hope these ideas will help you organize your Cuban-inspired wedding reception. Make sure to check more wedding inspiration ideas on our Pinterest boards!

Fabulous Cuban-Inspired Wedding Ideas Photo Gallery

Decor and details for Cuban-inspired weddings.

Decor and details for Cuban-inspired weddings. Cuban Party Photobooth Props by PureSimpleThings. Custom Printable Cigar Band Napkin Ring by BSideArt.

Hibiscus and palm leaves decorating ideas for a tropical wedding. Wedding photograper: Krista Jones Photography.

Hibiscus and palm leaves decorating ideas for a tropical wedding. Wedding photograper: Krista Jones Photography.

Ultra original Cuban tile invitations. Photography by Heatherjeany on Flickr.

Ultra original Cuban tile invitations. Photography by Heatherjeany on Flickr.

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Mouthwatering Ways to Display Doughnuts At A Wedding

Doughnut walls, doughnut cakes, doughnut bars and even doughnuts as wedding favors! Let’s explore these mouthwatering ways to display doughnuts at a wedding!

Discover the many ways to display doughnuts at a wedding! Iced coffee and donut bar for an outdoor wedding. You can do a hot chocolate and chocolate milk station with donuts instead.

Discover the many ways to display doughnuts at a wedding! Iced coffee and donut bar for an outdoor wedding. You can do a hot chocolate and chocolate milk station with donuts instead.

All you need is love, and maybe a doughnut. Is there a better way to say “I want to spend the rest of my life with you” than to shove doughnuts into each other’s faces? Probably not. Forget cake. Forget pies and cupcakes. Forget everything you thought you knew about wedding desserts. Doughnuts bars and walls are the new wedding trend. Based on the pictures below, we’re not mad about it. Au contraire!! 🙂

Arguably the best part of this wedding trend is that doughnuts are inexpensive compared to fancily decorated cakes. Regular glazed yeast doughnuts cost $9/dozen on average. And much less than that at my local supermarket bakery. 😉 Not bad when you are trying to feed dessert to hundreds of people. If you are unimpressed by the price, think of all of the ways you can serve and display doughnuts at a wedding. They are a versatile addition to any celebration seeing as they can be displayed as a wall, tower, cake, or as a favor. Let us show you all the ways wedding doughnuts can impress (and please) your guests.

Doughnut Walls: The Next Big Thing At Weddings

A wall of doughnuts- that’s right. Sorry, brides. It’s going to be hard for you to be the center of attention with one of these around. Whether it’s a pegboard wall of doughnuts or a cute display of the bride and groom’s initials, can we all agree that these should be mandatory at weddings now?

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever!

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever!

Doughnut Walls The Next Big Thing At Weddings. Photo: Troy Grover Photographers & Donuts from Donut Snob.

Doughnut Walls The Next Big Thing At Weddings. Photo: Troy Grover Photographers & Donuts from Donut Snob.

Take advantage of some wooden shelves to accommodate your doughnuts for the most fabulous and rustic doughnut wall ever. Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Perfect for the late night munchies and being the latest (and super affordable) rage in weddings, doughnut walls are a must on yours. You donut want to miss this!

Mouthwatering Ways To Display Doughnuts At A Wedding: Doughnut Bars

Don’t want to hang doughnuts on a wall for all to see? That’s ok. They are equally as delicious when served on a bar.

You can make an ode to doughnuts by building them into a tower. Pile them up with a ring toss or serve them with cute milk bottles and a straw or with plain delicious coffee. It will certainly warm up your guests tummies! Setup a doughnut stand next to the dance floor with lots of napkins to clean up the glazed sticky fingers to keep your guests energized.

We love the arrow shaped wood holding skewers of doughnut holes. Not to mention lovely glazes you can dip them in!

We love the arrow shaped wood holding skewers of doughnut holes. Not to mention lovely glazes you can dip them in!

Fun ways to display doughnuts at a wedding: These delicious rings of fried dough are so good we feel they deserve a fête all their own.

Fun ways to display doughnuts at a wedding: These delicious rings of fried dough are so good we feel they deserve a fête all their own.

On top of that, doughnuts can keep fresh for up to two days at room temperature. Let’s start decorating!

And let’s not forget about those tiny bites of sugary heaven: doughnut holes. Like any sweets addict knows, you must not let any part of the doughnut go to waste. Pair them up with toppings and syrups and the wedding doughnut bar is complete!

A simple and beautiful coffee and doughnut display table idea from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

A simple and beautiful coffee and doughnut display table idea from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.

Doughnut Wedding Cakes: Delicious, Stunning & Affordable!

Do you love doughnuts enough to make them the main event? While some brides use doughnut walls or bars as side decorations, other brides love doughnuts to give them the center stage. And why shouldn’t they? Anyone who’s attended a wedding has had enough cake and buttercream frosting to last a lifetime. Serving a wedding doughnut cake tower will make guests remember your wedding for years to come. They make cake doughnuts for a reason, people. And we can’t think of reason better than this.

Scrumptious vintage doughnut wedding cake. Add frosting, roses, baby's breath and some greenery. Photo by Emily Sacra Photography.

Scrumptious vintage doughnut wedding cake. Add frosting, roses, baby’s breath and some greenery. Photo by Emily Sacra Photography.

Or maybe we can. They can match your wedding colors and wedding style because of their huge variety of flavors. Who wouldn’t want to indulge their sweet tooth in but flavors like strawberry peppercorn, chocolate with pretzel sprinkles, and sea salt and bourbon maple?

Donut cakes are becoming more and more popular for weddings! Match them to your theme with colored frosting. Photography: me photography.

Donut cakes are becoming more and more popular for weddings! Match them to your theme with colored frosting. Photography: me photography.

Check out these unforgettable chocolate fountain ideas for weddings!

Not only are these doughnut wedding cakes super memorable but they are more affordable too. When the national average cost of a wedding cake is US$466+ and if it’s in New York or California, we should be budgeting an average of US$1,200+ on the low end, this yummy alternative is appealing in more ways than one.

No matter how you choose to present them, you can be sure that serving doughnuts instead of a traditional cake will make your wedding just a little more memorable.

A mix of traditional and funky with this doughnut wedding cake captured by Ashlyn Dawson Photography, Toronto Ontario.

A mix of traditional and funky with this doughnut wedding cake captured by Ashlyn Dawson Photography, Toronto Ontario.

Doughnuts as Wedding Favors

We can even give out doughnuts as wedding favors. Is there anything more delicious and inexpensive than that? 🙂

Perhaps you don’t want to make doughnuts the center of attention at your wedding. That’s why doughnuts as wedding favors will be a “hole” in one. 🙂 Every guest will appreciate having a midnight snack. It will leave their sweet tooth satisfied as they drive home, especially for those that have danced the night away.

A wedding favor your guests will truly appreciate and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Great for pictures too!!

A wedding favor your guests will truly appreciate and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Great for pictures too!!

Paper bags from Details on Demand for your guests to bag their own doughnut wedding favor. Want our tips for ways to display doughnuts at a wedding? Head to the blog!

Paper bags from Details on Demand for your guests to bag their own doughnut wedding favor. Want our tips for ways to display doughnuts at a wedding? Head to the blog!

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Photo Gallery: Mouthwatering Ways to Display Doughnuts At A Wedding

What an elegant little wedding treat! Gold glitter doughnuts! Gluten free, mint choc chip doughnut recipe. Photo by toriejayne.

What an elegant little wedding treat! Gold glitter doughnuts! Gluten free, mint choc chip doughnut recipe. Photo by toriejayne.

Now that you feasted your eyes on these gorgeous and mouthwatering ways to display doughnuts at a wedding, which one will you choose? Doughnut walls, doughnut wedding cakes, doughnuts bars, doughnut favors or all of them? Leave us a message below and let us know! C’mon, donut leave us hanging! 🙂

Elegant and old fashioned way to display doughnuts at a wedding. New York Vineyard Wedding. Photo: Alexis Stein Photography.

Elegant and old fashioned way to display doughnuts at a wedding. New York Vineyard Wedding. Photo: Alexis Stein Photography.

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Why Do People Think Sustainable Catering for Weddings is a Good Idea?

Let’s find out more about sustainable catering for weddings, and discover if you could contribute at least a bit to the health of our planet!

We share tips for planning a sustainable, locally sourced menu. Photography: Chaz Cruz. Purslane Catering.

We share tips for planning a sustainable, locally sourced menu. Photography: Chaz Cruz. Purslane Catering.

Global warming. Carbon footprint. We are all concerned with Earth’s future. Couples can do their part by employing sustainable catering at their weddings. Discover what sustainable catering is and how it works.

Why Sustainable Catering for Weddings?

Food and beverage consumption are a crucial part of a wedding, and depending on how food is prepared, served and disposed of can have a significant impact on the environment.

Energy Consumption

Preparing food and beverages requires of a large amount of energy and water. Therefore, any discarded food or drink represents a waste of the energy and water that has already generated an unnecessary environmental impact.

Packaging Disposal

We also have to consider the amount of packaging that was used to deliver the food to the catering kitchen, as this can generate significant waste. Individual wrapping increases your carbon footprint, as this requires more disposable material.

A 1920s Art Deco inspired, ehically sourced, sustainable wedding Victoria sponge and fresh fruit wedding cake. Photography: Alice Whitby.

A 1920s Art Deco inspired, ehically sourced, sustainable wedding Victoria sponge and fresh fruit wedding cake. Photography: Alice Whitby.

Make sure the type of fish or fruits of your choosing are available at the time of your wedding. If you are going to serve game at your reception, make sure it’s not closed season. San Diego wedding.

Make sure the type of fish or fruits of your choosing are available at the time of your wedding. If you are going to serve game at your reception, make sure it’s not closed season. San Diego wedding.

Food Origin

There are three important aspects to consider regarding the origin of food and beverages in sustainable catering:

  1. Seasonality: If we choose to include out of season food on our sustainable catering menu, it will be necessary to import this food from other parts of the world, which means that it will ‘earn’ a larger ecological footprint due to the extra fuel for transport, for example, adding cherries to the winter wedding menu. Fresh and seasonal foods are a good choice for sustainable catering.
  2. Geographical origin: The further away the source of the food, the more fuel is required for transport, which increases the impact on the atmosphere. For this reason, there is a big difference between purchasing beef produced within 25 miles compared with buying from another country.
  3. The agro-industrial origin: Not all food and beverages are produced under the same conditions of environmental quality. Some farmers are much better than others in terms of showing environmental respect by their agricultural or industrial practices.
Curried lentil soup for winter weddings served family style by Naked Bite.

Curried lentil soup for winter weddings served family style by Naked Bite.

Choosing a farm to table caterer, will help you make the right decisions on sustainable catering. Wedding and event planning by Main Event Catering.

Choosing a farm to table caterer, will help you make the right decisions on sustainable catering. Wedding and event planning by Main Event Catering.

Go local with your wedding food by Purslane Catering. Photography: Kate Ignatowski.

Go local with your wedding food by Purslane Catering. Photography: Kate Ignatowski.

 

 

How to make your wedding more environmentally sound

Obviously, you will want a caterer who serves meals made with organic and/or locally sourced ingredients. But there are additional things to consider. If you have a responsible eco attitude, you should consider sustainable catering for your wedding. We recommend using creativity, synergy and solutions close to your location. Here are a few ideas for sustainable catering for weddings.

Farm to table catering: Fresh and seasonal foods are a good choice for sustainable catering. Summer crostini- bruschetta with blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes + aged balsamic; fresh Mission figs with caramelized onions, ricotta + Gorgonzola. Jennifer Pope Photography. | Purslane Catering | Appetizers Katie White Photography | South Eleventh photo

Farm to table catering: Fresh and seasonal foods are a good choice for sustainable catering. Summer crostini- bruschetta with blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes + aged balsamic; fresh Mission figs with caramelized onions, ricotta + Gorgonzola. Jennifer Pope Photography. | Purslane Catering | Appetizers Katie White Photography | South Eleventh photo

Make a realistic estimate of the quantity of food to be prepared. Ask yourself, how many guests will attend the wedding and who are the guests? Remember that men tend to eat more than women, and usually, women eat more than children.

Always take into consideration the seasonality of the menu items. Make sure the type of fish or fruits that you choose are available at the time of your wedding. If you are going to serve game at your reception, make sure it’s not a closed season.

Sustainable catering for weddings by Beverly, MA (Boston) Chive Events. Organic and sustainable fare is an undeniable food trend and many brides are looking to find a way to make sure their wedding menus follow suit.

Sustainable catering for weddings by Beverly, MA (Boston) Chive Events. Organic and sustainable fare is an undeniable food trend and many brides are looking to find a way to make sure their wedding menus follow suit.

Roasted pig with chimichurri and assorted grilled vegetables by Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY. Photography: Belathee Photography.

Roasted pig with chimichurri and assorted grilled vegetables by Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY. Photography: Belathee Photography.

Try to avoid frozen products. A frozen product needs extra energy to be frozen, and that creates a greater carbon footprint. Choosing a farm-to-table caterer, will help you make the right decisions.

Promote the use of locally sourced food and drinks. In addition, locally sourced food fosters socio-economic growth, so the local economy benefits from your spending. A wonderful idea is to feature a local gastro experience showcasing the local origin of the food. A gastronomic tour of sorts, we could say. 😉

  • Butternut squash soup shooters, crostini with fresh Mission figs + caramelized onions, and a selections of California cheese by Farm to Table Catering.

    Butternut squash soup shooters, crostini with fresh Mission figs + caramelized onions, and a selections of California cheese by Farm to Table Catering.
  • Chicken n’ waffles with maple gastrique on recyclable palm leaf plates by Purslane Catering.

    Chicken n' waffles with maple gastrique on recyclable palm leaf plates by Purslane Catering.
  • Chocolate, Raspberry + Chia Slice all in season!

    Chocolate, Raspberry + Chia Slice all in season!
  • Late summer sips gazpacho soup shooters by Farm to Table Catering. Photography: Donna Beck Photography.

    Late summer sips gazpacho soup shooters by Farm to Table Catering. Photography: Donna Beck Photography.
  • Let’s find out more about sustainable catering for weddings and discover if you could contribute at least a bit to the health of our planet! The Naked Bite. Miami & Austin!

    Let’s find out more about sustainable catering for weddings and discover if you could contribute at least a bit to the health of our planet! The Naked Bite. Miami & Austin!
Sustainable catering: Using organic and locally sourced food will continue to be important as more and more couples are making the environment a priority with their catering. Lindsay & Heather, LVL Weddings & Events.

Sustainable catering: Using organic and locally sourced food will continue to be important as more and more couples are making the environment a priority with their catering. Lindsay & Heather, LVL Weddings & Events.

Use eco-labeled products. This indicates that the environment was respected during production.

Use reusable utensils (glass, ceramics, etc.), and if they are disposable, be sure that they are compostable. And recycle!!!! Thus less waste will be generated.

Another great idea to avoid wasting food is to send your guests home with paper doggy bags.

Eco friendly palm leaf plates and wooden cutlery. Photo: Mandy Owens Photography

Eco friendly palm leaf plates and wooden cutlery. Photo: Mandy Owens Photography

 

 

Rosemary roasted nuts and an artisanal California cheese board with Italian dried meats by Farm to Table Catering, Nevada County, serving Nevada City, Grass Valley, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and the Gold Country of Northern California.

Rosemary roasted nuts and an artisanal California cheese board with Italian dried meats by Farm to Table Catering, Nevada County, serving Nevada City, Grass Valley, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and the Gold Country of Northern California.

Drinking water is very popular but also a very expensive natural resource to obtain. So in sustainable catering it is necessary to avoid excessive consumption of water and make sure all the water used is necessary and adds value. In the preparation of menus for sustainable catering, low water footprint food and beverages should be selected, trying to reduce the consumption of meat as much as possible, meat being one of the foods that has the largest water footprint.

Here, top New York City caterer Cleaverco offers dish ideas for all seasons. Green wedding menus.

Here, top New York City caterer Cleaverco offers dish ideas for all seasons. Green wedding menus.

Raw chocolate bark, quick, clean and naughty all at the same time ;) by Naked Bite Catering.

Raw chocolate bark, quick, clean and naughty all at the same time 😉 by Naked Bite Catering.

Do expect a bigger sticker price for sustainable catering, as a caterer who uses local, organic and sustainable ingredients will usually charge from $145 – $250 per head, depending on where you are geographically located.

We hope you enjoyed this mini-guide to sustainable catering for weddings. Leave us your comments at the bottom of this page!!!

Family-style reception dinners are friendlier to the environment.

Family-style reception dinners are friendlier to the environment.

Los Angeles sustainable wedding catering company Eco-Caters, All organic, green sustainable buffet wedding ideas. Photography: Rachel and Sarah Take Pictures.

Los Angeles sustainable wedding catering company Eco-Caters, All organic, green sustainable buffet wedding ideas. Photography: Rachel and Sarah Take Pictures.

Love the originality of sustainable catering. Instead of presenting individual servings, a centerpiece with ethically sourced delicacies.

Love the originality of sustainable catering. Instead of presenting individual servings, a centerpiece with ethically sourced delicacies.

Farm to Table inspirations: rustic cheese and fruit display.

Farm to Table inspirations: rustic cheese and fruit display.

Wedding sustainable catering: love the mini tacos! Chef Valdez from The Naked Bite. Austin, Texas & Miami, Florida.

Wedding sustainable catering: love the mini tacos! Chef Valdez from The Naked Bite. Austin, Texas & Miami, Florida.

Love the summery eco-conscious decoration for this wedding cake by Purslane Catering. Photography by Lassara Photography.

Love the summery eco-conscious decoration for this wedding cake by Purslane Catering. Photography by Lassara Photography.

Root beer braised pork tacos and oysters & cracked crab claws. Photography Unique Lapin. Fresh asparagus & radishes Photo: Kate Ignatowski. Catering: Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY.

Root beer braised pork tacos and oysters & cracked crab claws. Photography Unique Lapin. Fresh asparagus & radishes Photo: Kate Ignatowski. Catering: Purslane Catering, Brooklyn, NY.

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30 White Wedding Cake Designs That Will Leave You Wanting One

Looking for a wedding cake that will stand out from all the rest? Check out these impressive white wedding cake designs!

Three tiered white wedding cake. A classic of all classics. Elegance & style.

Three tiered white wedding cake. A classic of all classics. Elegance & style.

Not only is a white wedding cake the most traditional of cakes, it fits all wedding styles: traditional, romantics, vintage, modern, or whimsical and it’s a color your guests will want to eat. White is synonymous with purity, it’s undoubtedly one of wedding’s main stars, and that stardom extends to the wedding cake.

The wedding cake: Superstitions and Beliefs

Did you know that in medieval times, people would throw wedding cakes made of wheat at the bride as a symbol of good luck? Here are a few more beliefs and superstitions surrounding the wedding cake.

  • The bride who bakes her own cake is asking for trouble.
  • A taste of the cake before the wedding means loss of the husband’s love.
  • A piece of cake kept after the big day ensures the husband’s fidelity.
  • The newlyweds must cut the first slice together.
  • If you are single, sleeping with a piece of wedding cake under the pillow will have you dream of your future love.
  • And every guest must eat a small piece to ensure that the happy couple are blessed with children.

The original white “icing” for wedding cakes, a mix of egg whites and sugar, was called “bliss”. The whiter the icing, the wealthiest the family as sugar in those times was imported and therefore expensive. Later on, with the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840, the white cake started to symbolize purity and virginal attributes.

Piped icing patterns that echo the embroidery of the bride’s dress. Calligraphy by Jennifer.

Piped icing patterns that echo the embroidery of the bride’s dress. Calligraphy by Jennifer.

 

 

The most impressive white wedding cake designs

The most elaborate white wedding cake designs play with shapes and truly wow guests. An increasingly popular trend is the castle shaped wedding cake that will turn your big day into a fairytale. From the simplest cake with two or three tiers perfectly smooth with a few embellishments to the most elaborate with geometric shapes or original designs, these impressive white wedding cake designs will definitely leave you wanting one.

Beach wedding cake. These one-of-a-kind cakes will no doubt inspire your guests.

These one-of-a-kind cakes will no doubt inspire your guests.

 

How to Plan a Beach Themed Wedding Ceremony

Three sparkling white round tiers form an achromatic tower then decked out in pintucks encircling the bottom layer forming a V on the top layer. A strand of pearls outlines the pintucks marking the start of an intricate lace at the very top. Created by Pastry Palace, Las Vegas.

Three sparkling white round tiers form an achromatic tower then decked out in pintucks encircling the bottom layer forming a V on the top layer. A strand of pearls outlines the pintucks marking the start of an intricate lace at the very top. Created by Pastry Palace, Las Vegas.

The stunning simplicity of the white wedding cake.

The stunning simplicity of the white wedding cake.

Simple and elegant white wedding cake designs

If you want something simple yet elegant, you cannot go wrong with a round white cake with flowers. These are just a few suggestions to help you choose your gorgeous white wedding cake design. White wedding cakes are an ideal choice for those looking for an elegant and traditional wedding. White cakes do not necessarily have to be plain looking as we can play with its shape and decorations to make them look stunning. A white cake is the best canvas to match with any other color. We invite you to discover the elegance and simplicity of the most beautiful white wedding cakes.

A traditional white wedding cake with a gorgeous flowery design.

A traditional white wedding cake with a gorgeous flowery design.

A white cake with pearls, crystals and jewelry is a perfect fit for a glam wedding. Created by De La Creme Creative Studio.

A white cake with pearls, crystals and jewelry is a perfect fit for a glam wedding. Created by De La Creme Creative Studio.

 

 

A creative and refreshing a Maggie Austin white wedding cake design.

A creative and refreshing a Maggie Austin white wedding cake design.

Artsy white wedding cake designs

Master pastry chefs create original white and uniquely decorated cakes. In the artsy category, we find a range of different cake styles including creative, romantic, textured, modern, and Wedgwood-inspired designs; designs based on the seasons, film, flowers, pottery, and textiles; and designs that are perfect for white wedding cake lovers. A white cake can be decorated with sugar, cocoa paste or the traditional fondant. Among the most classic cakes are those with butterflies, romantic and simple style, icing, draped and frilled and often embellished with sugar-paste flowers, or with more traditional floral decorations. The white cake icing lends itself to embroidered details with pearls, diamonds or abstract textures, reminiscent of the pleats, ruffles and lace of the wedding dress. Add crystals, cream or meringue to decorate your cake in the most original way.

If a geometric decadent cake is what you're wanting for a wedding cake, then go no further than this stunning art deco white wedding cake.

If a geometric decadent cake is what you’re wanting for a wedding cake, then go no further than this stunning art deco white wedding cake.

Like the idea of cake for cutting and cupcakes for guests.

Like the idea of cake for cutting and cupcakes for guests.

This cake would be perfect for the playful couple that doesn't want to go full frontal blue.

This cake would be perfect for the playful couple that doesn’t want to go full frontal blue.

Very modern yet classic white cut out flower wedding cake. Created by Pamela McCaffrey.

Very modern yet classic white cut out flower wedding cake. Created by Pamela McCaffrey.

Today, there are practically no rules about wedding cakes. The possibilities are endless: gold, silver, and white iced cakes stacked and decorated to look like a pile of wedding presents; a tower of individual desserts; or a plain, moist sponge cake simply iced and decorated with fresh or sugar flowers. Check out the photo gallery below or continue with these 45 classy and elegant wedding cakes!

A gallery of white wedding cakes you cannot afford to miss

  • Four tiers of white wedding cake deliciousness showered in pearls.

    Four tiers of white wedding cake deliciousness showered in pearls.
  • A romantic drawing over a round and smooth white cake ideal for a vintage wedding.

    A romantic drawing over a round and smooth white cake ideal for a vintage wedding.
  • A silver background for the stunning cascade of white flowers marks the difference for this elegant wedding cake.

    A silver background for the stunning cascade of white flowers marks the difference for this elegant wedding cake.
  • A touch of blue on the flowers, delicate decorations in gold and a quilted pattern on the middle tier.

    A touch of blue on the flowers, delicate decorations in gold and a quilted pattern.
  • An utterly regal cake that’s ideal for Cinderella and Prince Charming.

    An utterly regal cake that’s ideal for Cinderella and Prince Charming.
  • Bride bouquet cake. Simple, elegant and original. Created by Made with Love.

    Bride bouquet cake. Simple, elegant and original.
  • What I like best are vintage wedding cakes like this adorable white naked wedding cake.

    Cakes are always the main wedding attraction no matter its style. What I like best are vintage wedding cakes like this adorable white naked wedding cake.
  • Contemporary wedding cake for something a little different. Love the piping.

    Contemporary wedding cake for something a little different. Love the piping.
  • Contemporary wedding cake surrounded with giant blush flowers by Sugar Pot.

    Contemporary wedding cake surrounded with giant blush flowers by Sugar Pot.
  • Great Gatsby inspired wedding cake.

    Great Gatsby inspired wedding cake. White wedding cake with silver sparkle on a vintage gold cake stand.
  • Ivory roses wedding cake by Leslea Matsis.

    Ivory roses wedding cake by Leslea Matsis.
  • Original boho fondant cake by Le Doici, custom cakes cupcakes & more. Tres chic!!!

    Original boho fondant cake by Le Doici, custom cakes cupcakes & more. Tres chic!!!
  • Classic white cake topped with red roses.

    The white cake with white geometric stripes, made of white on white crisscross piping, creates texture on a classic white cake topped with red roses.
  • Vintage wedding cake. Tea roses, embroidery piping and pearls.

    Vintage wedding cake.
  • Whimsical white wedding style cake.

    Whimsical white wedding style
This white wedding cake matches the color and design of the bridal gown.

This white wedding cake matches the color and design of the bridal gown.

White on white -- always elegant.

White on white — always elegant.

White wedding cake for a vintage wedding.

White wedding cake for a vintage wedding.

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45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier

These elegant wedding cakes all have something in common: they are stunningly beautiful. Whether it is a with touch of romance, glamour, simplicity or through their intricate buttercream piping, fresh florals, or elaborate cake toppers, these small and delectable works of art will definitely delight your guests. Pick your favorite!

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Choosing wedding cakes is not a simple task. When we start looking for the traditional dessert for our wedding, we discover that there is a huge variety of wedding cakes. They vary not only in number of tiers, but also in decoration and style. Selecting one is a tough decision when there are so many and they are all so beautiful! Let’s see if I can help you pick yours! 🙂

Single-Tier Elegant Wedding Cakes: The Latest Wedding Trend

If you are planning an intimate wedding, you’ll love these cakes. If you are looking for something original and for what’s hot right now, you fall in love with them. And as wedding cakes do not need to be huge to make an impression, these single-tier cakes will stand out for their simplicity and elegance.

These elegant wedding cakes are not ostentatious and therefore allow you to play with texture to turn them into magnificent wedding decor. Translating these works of art into a traditional three-tiered cake would cost you a small fortune. So, splurge and decorate away, it’s only one tier!

These cakes can fit any wedding theme: from bucolic to industrial, from vintage or boho to shabby chic. They will even fit a beach-themed wedding!

Moreover, as the dessert tables and coffee bars trend keeps on growing, wedding cakes are being left uneaten. Such a waste! A single-tier cake will look amazing and I can assure you there will be no crumbs left!

A really tall single tier half dressed elegant wedding cake with lilies.

A really tall single tier half dressed cake with lilies.

 

 

The Whimsical Elegance of The 2-Tiered Wedding Cakes

If you don’t want to bet on the traditional and have a few more guests to feed, go for the 2-tiered wedding cake.

These cakes allow for a range of geometric combinations. For example, you can have a round tier atop a square or hexagonal one, or tiers of different heights with the same or different patterns.

Pull off an elegant industrial or a rustic glam look by mixing metallics and thin layers of buttercream.

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Classic and Elegant Wedding Cakes: Three Tiers Of Flavor!

I promise that in one of my next articles, I will tell you the why wedding cakes usually have three tiers – but for now, let’s take a look at some three-tier confection masterpieces.

Are you looking for a glam look? Elevate your frosting from simple to simply elegant with shimmery silver or gold sequins. If your wedding theme is industrial, then cover one of the tiers with metallic accents. For a rustic look, go with a half-dressed or semi-frosted cake with a thin layer of American buttercream. Or cover it with edible pearls, fondant or sugar roses for a vintage look.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Four-Tiered Elegant Wedding Cakes: There’s Lavishness in Height

For a stunning and elegant wedding cake décor, let its height be the protagonist. Remember that sometimes less is more!

Choose a single color or incorporate a couple of your wedding colors on your wedding cake. Avoid mixing too many colors if you want to seriously rock an elegant wedding cake.

Elegant wedding cakes with four tiers. Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Sky High Wedding Cakes: Magnificent and Glamorous

If you’re throwing your house out of the window, then the sky’s the limit – literally! Wedding cakes can be as tall as the ceiling itself and huge weddings call for huge wedding cakes. Remember that the presentation of an elegant wedding cake is fundamental to highlight its magnificence.

If you're throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit! Lavish & elegant wedding cakes.

If you’re throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit!

As you can plainly see, there is an unending array of choices when it comes down to elegant wedding cakes. Pick the one that represents you best and enjoy!

Elegant Wedding Cakes Gallery

  • 2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus.

    2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus. Photography: photolavie
  • Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.

    Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.
  • Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.

    Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.
  • Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.

    Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.
  • Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes.

    Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes. Wedding Cakes and Celebration Cakes design North Wales.
  • Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery.

    Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo's Custom Cakes & Bakery.
  • A pair of owls as a cake topper because “Owl Always Love You”

    Such a cute idea for a fall wedding cake. A pair of owls as a cake topper because "Owl Always Love You"
  • Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design.

    Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design. A play with patterns, textures and geometry.
  • These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish.

    These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish. 3 perfectly smooth tiers with a touch of blue and gold.
  • White Minimalism.

    White wedding cake. Minimalism and elegance.
  • An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.

    An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.
  • Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions.

    Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions. Photography by Lucida Photography.
45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let's channel this positive energy with this gorgeous "something blue" wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let’s channel this positive energy with this gorgeous “something blue” wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

 

 

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

It's got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

It’s got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

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Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas For Weddings: Bringing Sexy Back

Are you thinking of having waterfalls of chocolate at your wedding? Check out this fabulous chocolate fountain ideas for your wedding and ¡indulge!

Chocolate fountain ideas for weddings. What's the magic allure of these chocolatey waterfalls? Could it be the sharing aspect? Find out!

Chocolate fountain ideas for weddings. What’s the magic allure of these chocolatey waterfalls? Could it be the sharing aspect? Find out!

Nothing is more sexy than delicious, pure chocolate. Pass these ideas onto your caterer of plain do them by yourself!

Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas for your Wedding

Strawberries are the perfect match for a chocolate fountain and even more so for triple-choc fountains; a white chocolate, a milk chocolate and a dark chocolate fountain, for the lover of pure chocolate bliss.

Finalize your chocolate fountain decor with some marshmallows (the children will love you for it) and your favorite flowers.

What do you think about this strawberry bouquet? It would look irresistible by the chocolate fountain at your wedding. It’s actually really easy to make! Assemble the strawberry bouquet inside a jug of lemon juice (a few slices of lemon and lime for a contrast of color and a dab of freshness), skew the strawberries on different sized wooden pins and voila!

Strawberry bouquet. Gorgeous! Would look great sitting next to a chocolate fountain. Check out the DIY!!

Strawberry bouquet. Gorgeous! Would look great sitting next to a chocolate fountain.

So many chocolate fountain ideas, it's hard to choose.

So many chocolate fountain ideas, it’s hard to choose.

If your wedding is held in a garden, this decorative chocolate fountain idea is pure genius and also really simple to do. Using a rectangular sponge, add strawberries with skewers and cover it completely.

If your wedding is held in a garden, this decorative chocolate fountain idea is pure genius and also really simple to do. Using a rectangular sponge, add strawberries with skewers and cover it completely.

Strawberry bouquets for chocolate fountains.

 

 

When choosing chocolate for your fountain, make sure it has a taste and texture to your liking. Set a budget to help you decide what type of chocolate to buy. Keep in mind that high quality chocolates are easier to melt and to clean.

Decadent & delicious chocolate fountain ideas guaranteed to delight your guests!

Decadent & delicious chocolate fountain ideas guaranteed to delight your guests!

Use chocolate coloring oil with white fountain chocolate for a colored fountain.

Use chocolate coloring oil with white fountain chocolate for a colored fountain.

Strawberry Christmas tree centerpiece for the chocolate fountain.

Strawberry Christmas tree centerpiece for the chocolate fountain.

Chocolate fountains can be a great addition to any wedding. When presented with the right variety of dipping foods, you can offer a wide selection of desserts that appeal to all your guests.

Remember to test (without chocolate) and clean the chocolate fountain before the big day.

Gold and pink chocolate fountain ideas. Add a little glam to your dessert table.

Gold and pink chocolate fountain ideas.

Chocolate fountain ideas: dipping food

Ready to dip into your chocolate fountain? Pretzel sticks with marshmallows. They’re original, easy, fast to prepare, and you won’t need skewers!! 🙂

8 things that are great dipped in chocolate. Yummy!! Pretzel sticks with marshmallows. They’re original, easy, fast to prepare, and you won’t need skewers!! :)

8 things that are great dipped in chocolate. Yummy!!

Chocolate fountain ideas: dipping food. Chocolate dipped oreos!! Woohoo!!

Chocolate fountain ideas: dipping food. Chocolate dipped oreos!! Woohoo!!

Another great combination that allows your guests to enjoy their dessert by itself or dipped in chocolate are little squares of cheesecake on a stick. Delightfully sinful, isn’t it?

A delicious chocolate fountain could be your dessert table centerpiece.

Chocolate fountain ideas. Surrounded by a huge array of tasty dipping ingredients, a chocolate fountain creates a focal point at your wedding and leave a lasting impression.

Chocolate fountain ideas. Surrounded by a huge array of tasty dipping ingredients, a chocolate fountain creates a focal point at your wedding and leave a lasting impression.

Fruits, sweets surround this incredible milk chocolate fountain. Add a romantic touch by covering the table with rose petals.

What do you think of a Parisian-style chocolate fountain for a black and white wedding? Cupcakes, crushed olive pasta with capers, anchovies in olive oil with goat cheese and tortilla chips, black bean and cheddar cheese soup, chocolate mousse, and the quintessential white chocolate martini.

Fruit cones for dipping in chocolate fountains. I think i would cover the whole thing with chocolate. ;)

Fruit cones for dipping in chocolate fountains. I think i would cover the whole thing with chocolate. 😉

How about a cream puff tower as dipping food for your chocolate fountain? Photography by rubyellen on Flickr.

How about a cream puff tower as dipping food for your chocolate fountain? Photography by rubyellen on Flickr.

 

 

A list of 13 chocolate fondue dipper ideas for your wedding.

A list of 13 chocolate fondue dipper ideas for your wedding.

Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas For Weddings: Bringing Sexy Back

Unforgettable Chocolate Fountain Ideas For Weddings: Bringing Sexy Back

Some dipping food ideas that work really well with chocolate fountains include sponge cake, merengue, dried peaches, sliced bananas, and strawberries. Cut the dipping items into mouth-sized bites. Make sure you dry the washed fruit so that guests can smother them in chocolate without it dripping off. Chocolate does not stick to water.

A chocolate fountain to dream about at the Chula Vista Resort.

A chocolate fountain to dream about at the Chula Vista Resort.

Chocolate fountain dipping items display idea. Have fruits and yummies already speared with kabob skewers.

Chocolate fountain dipping items display idea. Have fruits and yummies already speared with kabob skewers.

Isn't it perfect for a garden wedding? A strawberry topiary for your choco fountain. A classic.

Isn’t it perfect for a garden wedding? A strawberry topiary for your choco fountain. A classic.

A bit of trivia on chocolate fountains for weddings

Did you know that the biggest chocolate fountain in the world can be found at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas? It’s 27-feet tall and it’s located on the first floor of the Bellagio inside Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie. This incredible fountain pushes through 2100 lbs. of chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts a minute!

The world's largest chocolate fountain. Photography by M.Paparazzo on Flickr.

The world’s largest chocolate fountain. Photography by M.Paparazzo on Flickr.

A 27-foot tall chocolate fountain. Is this sufficient inspiration for your wedding?

A 27-foot tall chocolate fountain.

Which of these chocolate fountain ideas for your wedding did you like the best?

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Impressive 4th of July Wedding Ideas: Get Married American-Style!

We’ve rounded up our favorite 4th of July wedding ideas to add a festive touch on even the most traditional weddings. And viceversa, some of these ideas will definitely classy up a red, white and blue wedding. Get inspired and get married in one of the most exciting times of the year! Check them out!

Wrap the bride and groom’s chairs in red, white and blue ribbons. Love it!!

Wrap the bride and groom’s chairs in red, white and blue ribbons. Love it!!

These ultra chic ideas can add a touch of elegance to the most patriotic wedding theme or put a twist of Americana on a classic wedding. Let’s mix and match the classic star-spangled banner’s stripes and sparklers onto our 4th of July wedding, shall we?

4th of July Wedding Ideas: Wedding outfits in red, white and blue

How about leveraging the occasion and wear a gorgeous red or blue wedding gown? Or maybe ask your guests to dress in white or with a touch of blue. If you don’t dare go all the way, maybe you can add a few garment details in these colors.

Pick from a red flower on your garter, a blue bow to dress up your hair, or a red, white and blue bridal bouquet. These preppy accessories are the perfect complement to 4th of July weddings.

Wear a gorgeous red wedding gown to your 4th of July wedding!

Wear a gorgeous red wedding gown to your 4th of July wedding!

Preppy red, white and blue bridal bouquet.

Preppy red, white and blue bridal bouquet via Etsy.

Red 4th of July wedding ideas: Red bow hair accessory. A striped table runner perfect for a daytime garden wedding. Who said 4th of July wedding ideas had to take place in a garden? A true glam & patriotic celebration. Simple centerpiece decor for a 4th of July wedding. What do you say about these personalized fun red mini shot glasses? Handmade wedding garter set vintage-inspired.

Red 4th of July wedding ideas. Red bow hair accessory via Etsy. A striped table runner perfect for a daytime garden wedding. Who said 4th of July wedding ideas had to take place in a garden? A true glam & patriotic celebration. Simple centerpiece decor for a 4th of July wedding. What do you say about these personalized fun red mini shot glasses? Get yours on EtsyHandmade wedding garter set vintage-inspired

Love American-Style on the Wedding Invites

Show off your love for each other while giving your guests a hint of what they can expect at your 4th of July wedding with these invites. You can go 100% red or blue or choose a fun red, white and blue wedding invitation. There is no right or wrong here!

Personalized digital wedding invitation and RSVP. Printable 4th Of July rehearsal dinner invitation. Super cool! Let the sparks fly on your 4th of July wedding with these adorable wedding invites. Love American-Style on these wedding invites.

Personalized digital wedding invitation and RSVP (Get them here) Printable 4th Of July rehearsal dinner invitation. Super cool! Let the sparks fly on your 4th of July wedding with these adorable wedding invites (here) Love American-Style on these wedding invites (here)

 

 

4th of July wedding invitations!! Printable or printed 4th of July wedding invitations. Simple and elegant wedding invitations for a red white a blue wedding. Love this wedding program in shades of red.

4th of July wedding invitations! Printable or printed 4th of July wedding invitations. Simple and elegant wedding invitations for a red white a blue wedding (here) Love this wedding program in shades of red (here)

Wedding Decor: 4th of July Wedding Ideas

Go as traditional or as extravagant as you’d like with these terrific red, white an blue wedding ideas. From elegant garlands in the flag’s colors to star-filled paper garlands all the way to wreaths and ribbons hanging over the bride and groom’s chairs. Take your pick!

Star-filled 4th of July wedding ideas!!! An elegant red, white and blue garland. Another fun, preppy and original idea, groom’s socks American-style. Get some of these T-Shirts for your bridesmaids and let the fun begin! Love these starry straws!

Star-filled 4th of July wedding ideas!!! An elegant red, white and blue garland. Another fun, preppy and original idea, groom’s socks American-style. Get some of these T-Shirts for your bridesmaids and let the fun begin! Love these starry straws!

These star-shaped paper garlands will add a touch of cheer and fun to your wedding decor.

These star-shaped paper garlands will add a touch of cheer and fun to your wedding decor.

Red, white and blue bows will add the perfect Americana-twist to the decor. How about a bow that combines dots and stripes? A striped table runner is a good choice for a daytime garden wedding. If your wedding is more glam, you can combine a great white mantel with a navy blue vintage lace table runner. Throw in some red napkins and voila! A table worthy of a July 4th wedding.

Blue 4th of July wedding ideas: Carolina Herrera in blue. Navy blue vintage lace table runner: throw in some red napkins and glam all over! Decorate your drink dispensers with blue or red ribbons. Red, white and blue striped straws. Adorable looks for flower girls in red, white or blue! Gorgeous knife and cake server set.

Blue 4th of July wedding ideas: Carolina Herrera in blue. Navy blue vintage lace table runner: throw in some red napkins and glam all over! Decorate your drink dispensers with blue or red ribbons. Red, white and blue striped straws. Adorable looks for flower girls in red, white or blue! Gorgeous knife and cake server set.

A great idea to decorate your tables: 3-color flower bouquets and color-matching candle centerpieces.

A great idea to decorate your tables: 3-color flower bouquets and color-matching candle centerpieces.

Delicious Red, White and Blue 4th of July Wedding Ideas

Show off at your reception with these delicious catering ideas worthy of a 4th of July wedding.

Tie a gingham ribbon to mini bottles of Coke. An ideal combination to pay tribute to the 4th of July.

Tie a gingham ribbon to mini bottles of Coke. An ideal combination to pay tribute to the 4th of July.

 

 

Red, white and blue wedding ideas.

Red, white and blue wedding ideas. Navy and red cake serving set. 4th of july themed wedding cupcakes with white blue and red colors. Delicious red white and blue 4th of July wedding ideas strawberry, basil and lemon popsicles. Decorate your drinks with patriotic paper straws (they come in variety of designs). Wrap your party favors with these favor bags. Wedding signs filled with patriotism and love (here).

A tasty and original idea! The wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. You can choose to serve the cake with utensils in patriotic colors.

Wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. Photography: Brinton Studios.

Wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. Photography: Brinton Studios.

Red, White and Blue Wedding Ideas: Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding

For all red, white and blue weddings, a patriotic wedding favor is a must. Lollipops are a fun, adorable and economical way to thank your guests. Take your pick, as they are not boring-looking at all! From edible stars to 4th of July-themed wrappers.

Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding. OMG! Bacon wedding favor lollipops! Red white and blue lollipop stars. A terrific idea for a 4th of July wedding.

Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding (here) OMG! Bacon wedding favor lollipops! (here) Red white and blue lollipop stars. A terrific idea for a 4th of July wedding (here).

Which idea did you like best? Do you have other ideas you’d like to share? Leave us a message below and let us know!

More 4th of July wedding ideas

Lace flower girl dress in white with detachable train. So cute!!

Lace flower girl dress in white with detachable train. So cute!!

Love this flower girl dress. I would remove the feather because less is more, but the dress is amazing! (clic here for price)

Love this flower girl dress. I would remove the feather because less is more, but the dress is amazing! (clic here for price)

Bows and wreaths decor

Pinwheels in navy blue (more) 4th of July decoration ideas: one of my favorite bows perfect for a rustic wedding (more) Another version of the bow over a rustic wreath. Red, white and blue bows will add the perfect Americana-twist to the decor. Polka dots everywhere on this fun bow… maybe for aisle decor? Lovely pinwheels for your photo booth background (more)

4th of July wedding guestbook. Isn't it adorable?

4th of July wedding guestbook. Isn’t it adorable? (more)

4th of July vintage-themed dessert wedding table. I'm in love!

4th of July vintage-themed dessert wedding table. I’m in love!

Bring out the sparklers!!

Bring out the sparklers!!

Sparklers are a must for a 4th of July celebration. Photo by Joel Horst [Luxart Studios]

Sparklers are a must for a 4th of July celebration. Photo by Joel Horst [Luxart Studios]

At dance-time, bring out the sparklers! For a daytime wedding, these funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor.

These funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor.

These funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor. (more)

Hydrangeas and mini roses can be used as a patriotic table setting.

Hydrangeas and mini roses can be used as a patriotic table setting.

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Brunch weddings, A Delicious (and Budget-Friendly) Way to Celebrate Your Love

Who doesn’t love brunch? This is a terrific idea to leave everybody happy (and looking forward to your big day) for couples on a budget. Feast yourself on these thought provoking ideas for brunch weddings. From food to decor to much more!

Add a salted caramel cake to your brunch wedding menu. Photo by Dizajnmenza on Flickr

Add a salted caramel cake to your brunch wedding menu. Photo by Dizajnmenza on Flickr

City hall at sunrise and a relaxed brunch afterwards sounds like the perfect idea for early risers, breakfast fans and couples on a limited budget.

Brunch weddings are some of the most cost-effective ways to host your wedding reception. Banquet halls and restaurants are less expensive to rent in the daytime. If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, you won’t have to spend on wedding lights. There is no need for an ultra posh wedding gown. And, depending on the menu items and the caterer of choice, a brunch can range in price from $15 to $85 per person.

Planning Brunch Weddings: The Do’s and Don’ts

Before you begin listing your favorite breakfast foods, we thought it would be appropriate to share some do’s and don’ts for a planning brunch weddings.

A brunch reception usually takes place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. so you can start the morning with a 10 a.m. ceremony and head out to the delicious brunch spread at 11 a.m. or noon. Not bad, n’est ce pas?

Surprise your guests with a Sunday morning newspaper wedding program.

For the coffee lovers, nothing will be more welcoming than a yummy coffee bar with all the fixings surrounded by muffins, croissants and orange-scented scones. You can offer American coffee, expresso, cafe au lait, caramel machiatto, iced coffee; different teas like Earl Grey, iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened), chamomile, jasmine, orange, and black; and fresh juices, fresh strawberry lemonade or a fruity ginger ale punch. The sky is the limit! Dress up your drink station with personalized coffee cups and swizzle sticks and voila! A coffee station to die for!

Beverage ideas for brunch weddings. Mimosa bar. Corona Sunrise cocktails are made with tequila, orange juice, grenadine, orange juice and Corona Extra. Screw-driver. Ginger ale punch, looks like champagne, doesn't it?

Beverage ideas for brunch weddings. Mimosa bar. Corona Sunrise cocktails are made with tequila, orange juice, grenadine, orange juice and Corona Extra. Screw-driver. Ginger ale punch, looks like champagne, doesn’t it?

 

 

Unlike afternoon or evening wedding affairs, brunch weddings need alcohol and spirits properly timed. Consider serving alcohol in moderation (it will save you beaucoup of bucks) after your guests have eaten something. Think bellinis (peach nectar and sparkling wine), mimosa bars, champagne, bloody mary’s (OJ and sparkling wine), mint juleps and other morning-time cocktails like tequila sunrise (grenadine, tequila, and orange juice), punch and screw-drivers.

Brunch weddings do not equate lack of dancing. Just make sure the place you rent for the reception has space for it. Or you can add some games or musical entertainment for your guests.

When choosing the location for your brunch wedding, remember to see it during the time of day you are planning your reception.

Brunch can be served buffet style or as a seated meal, or both. You can feature quiches, pastries, fruits and a salmon or roast beef carving station. Consider serving more healthful options like yogurt, poached salmon, grilled veggie sandwiches and egg-white omelettes.

Surprise your guests with a Sunday morning newspaper wedding program.

Surprise your guests with a Sunday morning newspaper wedding program via Etsy.

A good idea for the main appetizer is a mashed potato bar where each guest gets a martini glass and can pile up their own toppings.

Last but not least: the wedding cake. The choices are unlimited. You may opt for a gorgeous naked-cake, a lighter confection such as lemon or angel food cake, or the classical breakfast wedding cake, the mouthwatering waffle cake!

Waffle cake!

Waffle cake!

If you want to browse ideas of naked-cakes or semi-naked cakes, check out this article.

Food and Decor for Brunch Weddings

When planning a brunch wedding, think out of the box. I mean, who says that you cannot include pastas and steaks in your brunch wedding? Here are some delicious brunch wedding ideas including topping bars, waffle cakes (or donut cakes, why not?), southern biscuits, poached salmons, grilled veggies, and coffee cocktails.

Brunch weddings’ bonus: brunch foods are often less expensive than dinner foods, but they don’t look cheap. 😉

All the best planning your nuptials! Have fun and share some!!! 🙂

 

 

A brunch wedding favorite: fritattas with a non -traditional touch!!

A brunch wedding favorite: fritattas with a non -traditional touch!!

Brunch gourmet food: Salmon asparagus boat.

Brunch gourmet food: Salmon asparagus boat.

Cornbread muffins to add a southern touch to the brunch wedding menu.

Cornbread muffins to add a southern touch to the brunch wedding menu.

Pile them up and don't forget the honey. Easy cornbread muffins for brunch weddings.

Pile them up and don’t forget the honey. Easy cornbread muffins for brunch weddings.

Brunch weddings: A Delicious (and Budget-Friendly) Way to Celebrate Your Love. Beauty in food preparation: shrimp and grilled cucumbers. French toast. Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins. Amaze bowls. Beautiful way of displaying macarons. Caramelized peach and lavender scones.

Beauty in brunch weddings food preparation: shrimp and grilled cucumbers. French toast. Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins. Amaze bowls. Beautiful way of displaying macarons. Caramelized peach and lavender scones.

How delicious and economical are these almost bite-sized piles of seasoned angel hair pasta so neatly arranged?

How delicious and economical are these almost bite-sized piles of seasoned angel hair pasta so neatly arranged?

This asparagus mushroom swiss egg bake is perfect for brunch or breakfast!

This asparagus mushroom swiss egg bake is perfect for brunch or breakfast!

Brunch Wedding Inspiration: Peach Prosecco Bellinis captured by Ashley Kelemen Photography

Brunch Wedding Inspiration: Peach Prosecco Bellinis captured by Ashley Kelemen Photography.

Multi colored paper lanterns, perfect for anything that needs to say festive like brunch weddings!!!

Multi colored paper lanterns, perfect for anything that needs to say festive like brunch weddings!!!

These homemade smoked salmon crepes are grain and gluten free. A great addition to your brunch wedding menu.

These homemade smoked salmon crepes are grain and gluten free. A great addition to your brunch wedding menu.

Traditional sandwiches for brunch weddings... so scrumptious! mmm!! Food Styling And Photography.

Traditional sandwiches for brunch weddings… so scrumptious! mmm!! Food Styling And Photography.

The latest rage after Kale: Matcha is all that health fans talk about nowadays. Why not add it to your brunch menu? Matcha and raspberry cake by sillev via Flickr.

The latest rage after Kale: Matcha is all that health fans talk about nowadays. Why not add it to your brunch menu? Matcha and raspberry cake by sillev via Flickr.

Brunch wedding decor ideas for your coffee stations, dessert tables and more.

Brunch wedding decor ideas for your coffee stations, dessert tables and more.

Mini lattes with bite-sized donuts for your coffee station.

Mini lattes with bite-sized donuts for your coffee station.

Chocolate glazed mocha doughnuts, a brunch wedding tradition.

Chocolate glazed mocha doughnuts, a brunch wedding tradition.

Ideas for brunch weddings and their dessert tables. These sparkly celestial decorations are so awesome you'll want to leave them up all year round!

Ideas for brunch weddings and their dessert tables. These sparkly celestial decorations are so awesome you’ll want to leave them up all year round!

How about we add a touch of Hispanic heritage to our wedding food with these delicious Spanish churros? I'm in!!!

How about we add a touch of Hispanic heritage to our wedding food with these delicious Spanish churros? I’m in!!!

Get inspired even further with this amazing photo gallery!

  • Stack of oversized donuts for the groom’s cake.

    You're going to adore the thoughtful details in this Colorado wedding. Stack of oversized donuts for the groom's cake at a Colorado wedding.
  • Salmon cones at brunch weddings.

    Gorgeous presentation for salmon cones at brunch weddings.
  • Catering for brunch weddings.

    Black Tie Desserts and Fine Catering: Hors d'oeuvre.
  • Bloody Mary’s.

    Bloody Mary's you have to see to believe. Add some iced beer for the perfect Mexican Michelada.
  • Brunch weddings desserts.

    Brunch weddings and beautifully designed desserts that denote class.
  • Chocolate and nutella cream mini naked-cake.

    Chocolate and nutella cream mini naked-cake.
  • Classic Kentucky Mint Julep.

    Classic Kentucky Mint Julep.
  • Fresh fruit pies.

    Fresh fruit pies. Tarte aux fruits.
  • Alternate cake options.

    Planning a wedding and you want something different to the usual fondant iced, flower laden cake? These alternate cake options will surely fit the bill.
  • Original idea to serve at brunch weddings.

    Strawberries Saint Honoré by François Daubinet. An original idea to serve at brunch weddings.

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Wedding Macarons: 30+ Ways To Serve French Macarons To Dazzle Your Guests

Feast your eyes (and later your stomach) on these sinfully delicious confections, the wedding macarons! Discover their difference with macaroons and what makes them French, instead of Italian. We bring you wedding macaron cakes, favors and wedding french macarons galore. Enjoy!

Cascading macarons wedding cake. So pretty!

Cascading macarons wedding cake. So pretty!

Macarons have taken over weddings. Why not present them in a stunningly different way? These light and airy cookies come in your choice of colors, flavors, and custom shapes and decorations and they are a perfect addition to your wedding dessert table. And to top it all off, they are gluten-free!

The difference between macarons and macaroons

Their spelling and pronunciation is similar. Heck! They even start off with with a base of egg whites and sugar. But the similarities end there. This is what macarons and macaroons are made of and look like:

Macarons: egg whites, sugar, almond flour and food coloring. Macarons are round, crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

Macaroons: egg whites, sugar, and shredded coconut. Macaroons are conical in shape.

Toasted coconut macaroons by the Connecticut Cookie Company. Want to know the difference between macaroons and macarons? Read on!

Toasted coconut macaroons by the Connecticut Cookie Company.

Wedding macarons and French macarons: their origin

The Macaron is a simple cookie born in Italy in 1533, at the time of the wedding between Catherine de Medicis and the Duc d’Orleans who later became king of France in 1547 as Henry II. This round cookie was made of almond powder, egg whites and sugar.

Come the 20th century and a French pastry maker called Pierre Desfontaines (grandson of Louis Ernest Laduree from the famous pastry salon at Rue de Royale in Paris) decides to add a chocolate ganache between two of the macaron cookies. This new sandwich looking delicacy is called the “French macaron”

The macaron and French macaron cookie evolved when many more delicious flavors, colors, fillings and shapes were added by expert pastry chefs. Now that we covered a bit of the macaron history and clarified its meaning, let’s get ready to munch on these 30 ideas for wedding macarons.

Amazing arrangement of sweets to inspire the dessert table at your wedding.

Amazing arrangement of sweets to inspire the dessert table at your wedding.

Wedding macaron tower and macaron wedding cake ideas

Did you know that the term “macaron” has the same origin as that the word “macaroni” — both mean “fine dough”.

Medici Macarons magical creations. Very special gourmet wedding macaron towers and macaron wedding favors.

Medici Macarons magical creations. Very special gourmet wedding macaron towers and macaron wedding favors.

Mini dessert with chocolate berries and french macarons to satisfy the most demanding palate.

Mini dessert with chocolate berries and french macarons to satisfy the most demanding palate.

Macaron favor boxes to wrap these delicacies

Macaron and french macarons can be used as sweet and inexpensive wedding favors. And this collection of wedding macarons would not be complete without some ideas of macaron favor boxes, correct?

Refreshing mint French macarons with minty white chocolate ganache filling are perfect for a spring wedding.

Refreshing mint French macarons with minty white chocolate ganache filling are perfect for a spring wedding.

Hope you enjoyed our collection of original wedding macarons and the simple and easy macaron recipes. Enjoy!

 

 

A twist on wedding macarons, as little nests or lollipops.

A twist on wedding macarons, as little nests or lollipops.

Great wedding favors idea: Vanilla french macaron baking mix with chai spice dulce infused caramel filling. Love the bag.

Great wedding favors idea: Vanilla french macaron baking mix with chai spice dulce infused caramel filling (Here). Love the bag.

Adorable and romantic pink french macaron cookies with glitter perfect for wedding favors.

Adorable and romantic pink french macaron cookies with glitter perfect for wedding favors via SplendidSweetShoppe.

Are you planning an outdoor wedding and would like to add s'mores but would like to avoid the hassle of the fire to roast them? These s'mores french wedding macarons might do the trick. Yum!

Are you planning an outdoor wedding and would like to add s’mores but would like to avoid the hassle of the fire to roast them? These s’mores french wedding macarons might do the trick. Thank you Etsy! Yum!

Original wedding macarons: floral wedding macarons, French macarons for a brunch wedding, macarons au citron or lemon wedding macarons with zesty lemon buttercream by Sweet and Savory, original wedding macarons presentation by Anges de Sucre from Kensington, UK, pistachio macarons fit for a springtime wedding and vanilla red currant wedding macarons. Can't wait to taste them all!

Original wedding macarons: floral wedding macarons, French macarons for a brunch wedding, macarons au citron or lemon wedding macarons with zesty lemon buttercream by Sweet and Savory, original wedding macarons presentation by Anges de Sucre from Kensington, UK, pistachio macarons fit for a springtime wedding and vanilla red currant wedding macarons. Can’t wait to taste them all!

Another outstanding flavor: maple walnut wedding macarons from Yammie's Noshery.

Another outstanding flavor: maple walnut wedding macarons from Yammie’s Noshery.

French macaron handmade cookie with a heart.

French macaron handmade cookie with a heart via Etsy.

Glittery golden french macarons for a glam wedding.

Glittery golden french macarons for a glam wedding via IndayaniBakedGoods.

Henna decorated vanilla french wedding macarons. A stunning way to serve them at your big day by HennaMacs.

Henna decorated vanilla french wedding macarons. A stunning way to serve them at your big day by HennaMacs.

Lavender color and filled with blueberries, these french macarons would make a great addition to your wedding dessert table or as snackable wedding favors.

Lavender color and filled with blueberries, these french macarons would make a great addition to your wedding dessert table or as snackable wedding favors via Etsy.

Pantone's color of the year, serenity blue french macarons. Great looks and great taste.

Pantone’s color of the year, serenity blue french macarons via SplendidSweetShoppe. Great looks and great taste.

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Serve these wedding macarons for dessert: blood orange and coconut macarons and the first snowdrops as tasty as they look.

Serve these wedding macarons for dessert: blood orange and coconut macarons and the first snowdrops as tasty as they look.

 

 

All these cookies need are macaron favor boxes to pack up the extra ones after the party.

All these cookies need are macaron favor boxes to pack up the extra ones after the party.

Beautiful wedding macaron tower in pastel tones.

Beautiful wedding macaron tower in pastel tones.

Chocolate cherry French macarons made using the Italian meringue method are filled with a chocolate buttercream and a maraschino cherry. Triple yum!

Chocolate cherry French macarons made using the Italian meringue method are filled with a chocolate buttercream and a maraschino cherry. Triple yum!

How about building a wedding macaron tower out of these chocolate french macarons for the little ones?

How about building a wedding macaron tower out of these chocolate french macarons for the little ones?

Macaron favor boxes with champagne strawberry-rhubarb french macarons photographed by Natalie Eng.

Macaron favor boxes with champagne strawberry-rhubarb french macarons photographed by Natalie Eng.

Macaron favor boxes for the fanciest of weddings.

Macaron favor boxes for the fanciest of weddings.

Macaron wedding cake ideas. Chocolate raspberry layer cake with macarons. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

Macaron wedding cake ideas. Chocolate raspberry layer cake with macarons. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

Macaron wedding cake with pearls and tiers in different shapes. Exquisite.

Macaron wedding cake with pearls and tiers in different shapes. Exquisite.

Nothing better to decorate a summer wedding than pops of color. Deliciously yummy wedding macarons by mojewypieki.

Nothing better to decorate a summer wedding than pops of color. Deliciously yummy wedding macarons by mojewypieki.

Pink blush macaron wedding cake with peonies and roses for this Almonry barn South West romantic wedding captured by Naomi Kenton Photography.

Pink blush macaron wedding cake with peonies and roses for this Almonry barn South West romantic wedding captured by Naomi Kenton Photography.

Snickerdoodle French macarons for a taste of home. Photo by eatswellwithothers on Flickr.

Snickerdoodle French macarons for a taste of home. Photo by eatswellwithothers on Flickr.

Some of the most originally shaped wedding macarons I have ever seen. Scallop shaped for a stylish beach wedding. More ideas for beach themed weddings on this article.

Some of the most originally shaped wedding macarons I have ever seen. Scallop shaped for a stylish beach wedding. More ideas for beach themed weddings on this article.

Waffle macarons with maple bacon buttercream. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

Waffle macarons with maple bacon buttercream. Photo by raspberri cupcakes on Flickr.

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