10 Unique Wedding Cakes

Unique Wedding CakesNaturally, we adore a classic white cake, or a sweet confection with gorgeous fresh flowers. But there are some soirees where a more showstopping cake fits the bill. We’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite unique wedding cakes – these beauties are classic and sophisticated, but with a twist!

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Lowcountry Garden Wedding Inspiration

Be still our hearts! There may be no city quite as charming as Charleston, with its horse-drawn carriages, historic city center, and seaside romance. This gorgeous editorial for Cottage Hill Magazine‘s Homecoming Issue brings to life the quintessential Lowcountry coastal feel. Set at RiverOaks Charleston, where Charleston’s signature Spanish moss abounds, abundant floral from Fern Studio and gorgeous hand-lettering from A Lettered Life bring a classic Southern garden wedding to life. Kaitlin Holland designed the scene, selecting a neutral color palette of the palest of pastels, bold gray linen, and lush greenery. A lettered backdrop for the cake table and , and chic bar cart styling add whimsy, as do the adorable flower girls and ring bearers running happily about! Ethereal gowns from Bella Bridesmaids and White Dresses Boutique billow in the soft Atlantic breeze, reminding us of the beauty that is this seaside venue. We are utterly smitten with each and every image from the amazing Buffy Dekmar!

RiverOaks CharlestonPastel Bridesmaids Dresses

Elegant Ivory Bouquets

Bridesmaid in Pale TaupeRiverOaks Charleston

Flower Girls and Ring BearersBridesmaids in Blush Yellow

Gold Wedding Calligraphy

Calligraphy on Oyster ShellClassic Charleston Bride

Calligraphy Wedding SignCalligraphy Wedding Backdrop

Wedding Party in IvoryCharleston Wedding Inspiration

Charleston Wedding Inspiration

Charleston Wedding InspirationElegant Neutral Wedding Invitations

Garland of Greenery CenterpieceCharleston Wedding Inspiration

Gray and Green Wedding Decor

Bar Cart Wedding StylingSimple White and Peach Wedding Cake

Green and Gray Wedding DecorLittle Ones at Wedding

Ribbon WandClassic Lowcountry Wedding Inspiration

Peach and Ivory Wedding FlowersSeaside Wedding Inspiration

Photography – Buffy Dekmar | Venue – RiverOaks Charleston | Styling – Kaitlin Holland | Floral – Fern Studio | Hair – Hair by Alise B. | Makeup – Dannon K. Collard | Calligraphy – A Lettered Life | Gown – White Dresses Boutique | Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaids | Rentals – Simply Put Vintage | As Seen In: Cottage Hill Magazine

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    Welcome To The Weekend

    The weekend is just moments away and as we countdown the start to a couple of days of much needed rest and relaxation, we wanted to share what inspired us most this week. Enjoy and we’ll see you back here on Monday morning!

    French Bulldogs In Wedding

    {Image by Vicki Grafton Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    A few of our favorites from the week:

    • Dream about this opulent black and gold wedding inspiration.
    • Travel away to Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Download one of these amazing desktop wallpapers.
    • Shop Piperlime’s farewell sale.
    • Sip on a kiwi margarita.
    • DIY this Cinco de Mayo cake topper.
    • Cook these grilled veggie enchiladas.
    • Make your own gummy candy.
    • Pin our favorite image from the week.


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    Classic Purple Garden Wedding

    Chris and Lauren envisioned a flower-filled English garden for their nuptials at Pennsylvania’s John James Audubon Center, and working with Sebesta Design, they brought their romantic, classic dream to life. The rustic elements of the venue’s orchards and pavilions set the stage, but Corinne from Sebesta Design incorporated elegant arrangements to mix the two worlds of rustic and formal. The wooden pavilion was transformed into an elegant garden with ivy, roses, and hydrangea paired with scabiosa blossoms, purple pansies, and pearl peppers for unexpected arrangements. Not a detail was left unfinished from ceiling to mantel. We are suckers for pups in weddings, and love that Lauren and Chris incorporated their little one into the ceremony, floral collar and all! Lauren’s lace gown from Amsale is positively regal, and befitting her background as a Fashion Institute of Technology grad. Each moment captured by Redfield Photograph is gorgeous!

    Jimmy Choo Baxen WedgeIvory Bridal Bouquet

    Dog with Floral Collar

    Bride in Amsale Taylor

    Royal Blue Bridesmaids Dresses

    Audubon Center WeddingBridesmaid with Purple Bouquet

    Audubon Center WeddingPurple Ceremony Flowers

    Audubon Center Wedding

    Audubon Center WeddingAudubon Center Wedding

    Lavender and Green Wedding FlowersElegant Purple Reception

    Purple and Ivory Wedding CenterpieceMantel with Flowers and Candles

    Purple Wedding FlowersCenterpiece of Purple Roses

    Reception in Ivory and PurpleWedding Flowers in Pale Purple

    Photography – Redfield Photograph | Venue – John James Audubon Center | Floral – Sebesta Design | Stationery – Papyrus | Calligraphy – Beverly Jones | Favors – Victory Bar Glass | Videography – DMart Films | Catering and Bakery – Jeffrey Miller Catering | Linens – Let’s Do Linens | Band – Sunday James Band | Lighting – Synergetic Sound & Lighting | Hair and Makeup – Citrus Salon & Spa | Bridesmaids dresses – Amsale | Gown – Amsale “Taylor” | Jewelry – Macy’s | Veil/Headpiece – Tia Mazza | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suits – Calvin Klein | Ties – The Tie Bar

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    Cape Cod Winter Wedding

    Gabrielle and Thomas live on Cape Cod year-round, and while they certainly love summers on the Cape, they adore the quiet, cozy winters where bare trees, gray skies, and a slower pace provide a romantic backdrop for an intimate wedding. Sixty family members shared the day with the couple, witnessing their union at Falmouth Museums on the Green and then enjoying a family-style Italian meal at Osteria La Civetta. Julie Faria from Little Orphan Antiques and Sandra Cavallo from Old Silver Shed helped bring their vision of vintage romance and old world charm to life. Gabrielle and Tom are are lucky to have incredibly talented and artistic friends and family who helped them shape their wedding. Each piece of decor was handpicked from vintage markets, and Tom—a talented woodworker—worked with Gabrielle’s family to build the ceremony mantel and raised altar. Flowers were purchased at the Boston Flower Market pre-wedding and Sandra arranged into centerpieces on the restaurant table. Due to the intimate atmosphere, the couple eschewed a band or DJ and used phone playlists instead. Gabrielle shares: “While some of the nontraditional choices we made did in fact save us money, doing things our own way was more about minimizing the fuss and fostering a laid-back, authentic feel.” We simply love this couple, and the beauty and radiant love in each image from Lisa Rigby Photography!

    Cape Cod Winter WeddingBride in BHLDN Penelope

    BHLDN Penelope

    Soft Winter BouquetCape Cod Winter Wedding

    Bride in Winter StoleWinter Bride

    Cape Cod Winter Wedding

    Handmade Mantel

    Cape Cod Winter Wedding

    Osteria La Civetta

    Pale Pink Rose DecorBrown Antique Wedding Reception

    Glasses on Silver Tray

    White Tulips at WeddingShabby Chic Wedding Decor

    Vintage Shabby Chic Wedding Decor

    Chandelier of PoemsCandles in Fireplace

    Cape Cod Winter Wedding

    Photography – Lisa Rigby Photography | Ceremony Venue – Falmouth Museums on the Green | Reception Venue – Osteria La Civetta | Floral and Stationery – Old Silver Shed | Event Design – Little Orphan Antiques and Old Silver Shed | Bakery – Mama Mary’s Cafe | Rentals – Taylor Rental Cape Cod | Hair Stylist – Erin Kennedy | Makeup Artist – Dani Wagener | Gown – Penelope Gown from BHLDN | Jewelry – Nasr Jewelers Buzzards Bay | Bride’s Shoes – Ivanka Trump Maggie 3 | Suit – Maurizio Baldassari | Tie – Maxwell and Co. | Groom’s Shoes – Paraboot Lorsen

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