We love wedding cakes and they are such a beautiful addition to any wedding reception! The wedding cake table is a great focal point of the day so many brides want to make their wedding cake stand out. The best way to create a glamorous cake that all your guests will remember is to decorate it with fresh flowers and we wanted to share some beautiful ideas that we found on FTD.
There are plenty of different types of flowers for wedding cakes. You can use florals that are more romantic or ones that have a more classic elegance. You can even create an exotic look if you so choose. The sky is the limit with so many different flowers out there to choose from.
Enjoy the photos below from FTD that showcase the different wedding styles and flowers that would be best to use to accentuate your theme.
The cake above is perfect for a boho-chic wedding, complete with rustic champagne garden roses complemented by elegant wine-colored scabiosa flowers. Here, the flowers are arranged around the base of a cake, perfect for those who prefer a smaller wedding cake or a series of cakes in place of a large tiered cake.
Scabiosa – Scabiosa flowers bloom in the summer and are known for their unique flower shape. The centers usually consist of buds that are surrounded by an outer ring of tiny flowers. Popular colors include deep red, white, magenta, and violet.
Hypericum – Hypericum berries are popular as filler elements. They come from the St. John’s Wort plant and come in a variety of colors including red, orange, and yellow.
In this cake above, you can see where the white, coral, and soft pink roses cascade down the length of this three-tiered cake to create a stunning ombré effect. Three different types of roses are used to create this feminine look: garden roses, Juliet roses, and spray roses.
Garden Rose – Garden roses are known for their large bloom sizes and high petal count. Garden roses are available in nearly every color, making them the most versatile type of flower to decorate your wedding cake with. Due to their larger size, use garden roses at various anchor points on your cake.
Juliet Rose – Juliet roses are a type of garden rose and have become highly popular in weddings in recent years. Known for their statement coral color, these delicate roses have a unique petal structure that mimics lace.
Spray Rose – Much smaller in size, spray roses are primarily used as filler flowers. Also available in many colors, their small size makes them especially versatile for decorating smaller surfaces. Use spray roses to fill in gaps between larger statement flowers.
This floral wedding cake arrangement that is lush and vibrant is bursting with bright colors including magenta, pink, and blue that is perfect if you are going for that exotic look for your wedding day. The varying textures between the cup-shaped tulips and chrysanthemums create a look that is both lush and vibrant.
Tulip – There are two types of tulips used in this arrangement: fringed and single. Single tulips are the classic tulips that are most recognized. Fringed tulips have a similar shape, but the differentiating factor is their frilly-tipped petals, the color of which contrasts with the base color of the petals.
Dahlia – Dahlias are known for their elaborately layered petals. Due to their large size, dahlias are typically used as a focal point within an arrangement. Here the dahlia is appropriately placed at the top of the cake.
Chrysanthemum – Like dahlias, chrysanthemums also have densely layered petals. As symbols of joy, chrysanthemums are one of the most popular wedding flowers. In fact, they are the most cultivated flowers in the United States! Also known as mums, they come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes.
This fresh white cake adorned with classic roses also has exotic elements like passion flowers and succulents that give it more of a tropical revival.
Passion Flower – Passion flowers serve as an exotic surprise in this cascading arrangement of classic garden roses. Although there are over 400 species of passionfruit vines, the most identifiable is Passiflora edulis which happens to be the only one that can actually fruit.
Succulent – Echeveria are the perfect types of succulents to incorporate into your wedding cake decor due to their flower-shaped anatomy. Their ashy green color makes them a complement to many types of wedding flowers.
Inspired by the soft pastel shades of the French Impressionist era, this gorgeous wedding cake features coral pink garden roses, accented with delicate pink and white stock flowers along with cascading green amaranth. Velvety dusty miller leaves and seeded eucalyptus branches complete the look. The striking beauty of these floral elements is amplified by the white canvas, dotted with water-colored florals.
Stock Flower – Stock flowers, also known as gillyflowers, grow in cone-shaped clusters atop a central stem. They come in a variety of colors, the most popular being: white, pink, red, and purple. Since stock flowers symbolize a happy life, they’re perfect as wedding flowers to symbolize a new chapter for a newlywed couple.
Amaranth – With origins dating back to the ancient Aztecs, this exotic plant produces elegant, cascading seed pods. The color of their seeds can range in color from light green like the ones pictured above, to maroon, fuchsia, and brown.
Dusty Miller – Dusty Miller’s leaves further amplify the soft and elegant feel of this wedding cake. Their iconic velvety surfaces give them a grey color that complements the tone of the eucalyptus leaves perfectly.
This unconventional beauty is made up of simple elements to create a wedding cake that is both stylish and sophisticated. Sea holly thistles are the main stars, accented by seeded eucalyptus. A rough application of gold leaf to the edges of the cake completes the modern look.
Sea Holly – Sea holly are thistle-like flowers consisting of a central blue-colored bud surrounded by silver prickly-shaped petals. Just a few of these unique flowers are enough to make a dramatic impact!
Seeded Eucalyptus – If you want to add interesting texture to any floral arrangement, seeded eucalyptus is the answer. Their delicate branches include clusters of tiny light green seeds and long leaves. Here, the ashy grey leaves complement the silvery blue sea holly flowers perfectly.
Gold Leaf – Although not a flower, gold leaf is a must when it comes to wedding cake decor. You don’t need too much of it either. Just a touch of gold leaf is enough to transform any cake into an elegant and classic statement.
There are so many flowers that you can choose from to decorate your wedding cake! From romantic garden roses to fun and eclectic sea holly, there is a flower for every type of wedding theme and style. FTD says that the best way to highlight these stunning florals is by starting with a simple cake base. Be sure to check out the original post on FTD.
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