Classic Wedding Cakes & Flowers
Wedding inspiration for an elegant and timeless bride
If you are a classic bride looking to incorporate your style into your wedding day, we have gathered some of our favourite cakes and flowers that are timeless and elegant- the perfect inspiration for your day.
7 tier classic wedding cake
Make a statement to your guests with the 7-tier wedding cake, usually used for larger weddings in a more grand, castle style setting, this fairy-tale worthy cake is sure to wow guests. Keep decoration to a minimum on these large cakes, creating a classic and chic look.
The centerpiece of this luxe New Orleans garden party? This dramatic European-style confection covered in delicate buttercream and interspersed with layers of neutral-hued florals like hydrangea, roses, garden roses, spray roses, gardenias, peonies, and dendrobium orchids! Holy pretty! | Photography: @abryanphoto | Event Planning + Design: @sapphireevents | Floral Design: @kimstarrwise | Cake: @melissasfinepastries | Catering: @joelcatering | Glassware: @casadeperrin | Rentals: @perrierpartyrentals, @12thtable + @revelryeventdesign | Lighting + Custom Rentals: @luminousevents | Linens: @idolinens | Bridesmaids' Dresses: @joannaaugust
One of the prettiest cake styles available, why not go for a cake adorned in pretty and delicate floral details. This softer take on floral applique ensures the look remains elegant whilst having something a little quirky about it.
How much do you love this whimsical and playful cake design?! | Photography: @josevilla | Bride: @fluttermag | Event Planning + Design: @joyproctor | Floral Design: @amyosabaevents | Flower Source: @florabundanceinc + @rosestoryfarm Cake + Desserts: @bottegalouie | Lighting, Structure + Draping: @bellavistadesigns | Tables, Chairs + Chandeliers: @revelryeventdesign | Antique Lounge Furniture + Decor: @barnrelic | Lanterns + Votives: @theonicollection | Candles: @creative.candles | Linens: @latavolalinen | Hair + Makeup: @teamhairandmakeup | Venue: @sunstonewinery
Adding floral style wreaths around each tier of your wedding cake adds a feminine touch, choose pastel coloured flowers for a delicate and romantic look.
In keeping with a classic theme, go for an understated and minimal pattern like this sophisticated grey and white marble effect cake. Up the style stakes and get your cake monogrammed with gold foil like this one below, a chic look for a modern couple.
There is something delicately beautiful about a simple, small white wedding cake. Add a little ribbon to match your colour scheme and a bit of foliage and you’ve got a winning combination for a classic cake.
If the trend of wild, untamed flowers isn’t for you, check out our recommendations for classic and romantic flower bouquets to match your sophisticated personality.
Nude & Powder Blue
Keeping all things delicate in pastels, a common classic look for a floral bouquet is to add ‘something blue’ from the old bridal tradition, this can be in the flower petals or within ribbon that ties the bouquet together.
Hey everyone!! @spostophoto here for the @stylemepretty #LBBtakeover! I’m so excited to introduce myself and share some images with you!! Here’s one from a wedding at @thecasinosc featuring the amazing floral stylings of @lavendersflowers and silk ribbon from @tonoandco! | Photography: @spostophoto | Event Planning: @greenappleeventco | Floral Design: @lavendersflowers | Ribbons: @tonoandco | Venue: @thecasinosc | Film Processing: @richardphotolab
For the ultimate classy look, opt for a bright white bouquet to contrast against the greenery. The white bouquet symbolizes all things that are innocent and pure, used traditionally before a bride is ‘given away’ by her father to her new life with her husband. This look is timeless and looks great against a block colour on bridesmaids.
With the architectural lines of this stunning @j_mendel dress and the soft texture of the bouquet, we couldn't be any more in love with this bride's wedding day look! | Photography: @katbraman | Event Planning + Coordination: @masievents | Floral Design: @juliarohdedesigns | Wedding Dress: @j_mendel | Bridal Boutique: @bergdorfs | Rentals: @unearthedvintage | DJ: @djrayjarrell | Catering: @thierryisambert | Film Processing: @statefilm
Traditional with a modern twist, Peonies have made a huge comeback for for wedding bouquets. One of our favourite flowers here at wedding journal, pink peonies make for a delicate and soft look, perfect for a spring or summer wedding. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are thought of as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage by those in China.
If you prefer a flower that is more bold and a little different from the common pastel colours, a red rose bouquet would look great for a winter wedding. A symbolic flower of romance and love, the rose is a timeless classic.
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