A Roundup of Wedding Cakes and Desserts

September 9, 2019

In this post, I am serving up a roundup of wedding cakes and desserts that I hope will be an inspiration for your planning.

All of these photos are from weddings shot in South Carolina.

It was clear that each couple took several things into consideration when choosing their cakes; things like how many guests they planned to serve, their venue, budget and most importantly- their favorite flavors.

I love how each is a reflection of the couple’s personal taste and style.

Fresh Flowers

Incorporating fresh flowers is a budget-friendly way to decorate your cake. Sugar flowers are another alternative, but they’re more costly because they are painstakingly handcrafted.

Be aware that some fresh flowers are not safe to put on a cake, so be sure to ask your florist about coordinating with your baker.

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Themed Cakes

How cool is this sandcastle wedding cake?! This themed cake is from a wedding I shot on Edisto Island, SC.

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Food Allergies to Consider?

Do you (or guests) have a food allergy that prevents you from eating traditional cakes? This couple had a rice crispy treat cake designed as a substitute!

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Not Just Cake

Many times, brides and grooms will choose to have a small cake so they can do a cake cutting and a centerpiece that shows off their theme, but they also add fun desserts like donuts, cookies, and pie to the mix. 

This is a great opportunity to show off your personalities and bring guests into your world. Maybe there’s a childhood favorite that you both share or a memory from a first date. 

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Tasty and Trendy

The latest and greatest wedding cake trends that I’ve seen are monogrammed toppers that glitter, classy marbled fondant and rustic naked cakes.

Top Tier

The top of your wedding cake is the pinnacle of the centerpiece that is your wedding cake- so it’s important to think about what you want there! I’ve mentioned monogrammed glittery toppers, but those are just scratching the surface when it comes to the possibilities.

Your cake toppers can be an anchor for your theme or they can share a story. For example, I love the toppers that incorporate a couple’s fur-baby.

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That’s all for this roundup of wedding cakes and desserts! Choosing the cake of your dreams can be so much fun, enjoy the process!

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PHOTOS BY RHETT MARLEY   |

CHARLESTON, SC

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