TRENDS || WEDDING CAKES

If you are a Pinterest fan, and are currently seeking a few wedding cake ideas, then you will know that typing in 'wedding cake' will bring up an overwhelming amount of options; very delicious options nonetheless, but hundreds upon hundreds of different styles and designs.

Today I thought I would break down some of the main categories for you, to help you see what you may like the look of, then you can simply pop back over to Pinterest and search with a more specific design in mind!

Let's start with the greenery trend...

GREENERY 

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostgreenery.png

:: Left - Cake by Edible Essence Cake Art / Top right - Cake by Wedding Sparrow / Bottom right - Cake by Wedding Sparrow ::

The greenery trend is one of my personal favourites as I really think it fits into many wedding styles. If all your other styling is quite simple though, one of these gorgeous cakes will be a stunning centre piece. They are simple, rustic and no fuss but equally elegant and stylish too.

FLORAL

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostfloral.png

:: Left - Cake by Jens Cakery / Top right - Cake by Amy Swann / Bottom right - Cake by Honeymoon Bakery ::

When it comes to florals they are always in style, and for good reason. They are super pretty and you can really pull a look together if you decided to bring in some of your bouquet blooms too. If fresh flowers aren't your thing then beautifully crafted sugar/iced flowers could be for you; the options are endless!

METALLIC 

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostmetallic.png

:: Left - Cake by Cake Ink / Top right - Cake by Cake Ink / Bottom right - Cake by Midnight Sun Cakery  ::

To me, these gorgeous, metallic cakes scream vintage glamour (and Christmas!). There are so many options when it comes to metallics, from rose gold and copper to silver and gold leaf; whatever you choose you are guaranteed that it will be a talking point. 

TRADITIONAL

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostwhite.png

:: Left - Elizabeth Anne Designs / Top right - Style Me Pretty / Bottom right - Cake by Martha Stewart ::

Traditional cakes never go out of style but, if total white isn't for you, why not add a colourful bloom topper or touches of metallic to give it a slight edge whilst still nodding to tradition.

PAINTED

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostpainted.png

:: Left - Wedding Belles / Top right - Pinterest, but Original source unknown / Bottom right - Cake from Juniper Cakery ::

Vibrant, pretty and stunningly different, hand painted wedding cakes are simply gorgeous! Whether you want something more subtle, like watercolour-like washes or something far more intricate with detailed illustrations, there are so many talented cake designers out there!

NAKED

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostnaked.png

:: Left - Cake by Cake Event Company / Top right - Wedding Sparrow / Bottom right - Cake by Amanda Lee ::

My favourite cake of all time is a good old Victoria sponge cake and these naked-style wedding cakes always remind me of that. A friend of mine, who got married a couple of years ago now, had a naked cake on her wedding day and it was one of the most wonderful cakes I had ever seen! It was covered in fresh berries and tasted delicious! 

GEOMETRIC

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostgeometric.png

:: Left - Cake by Crummb / Top right - Cake by Fatima Santos / Bottom right - Cake by Ivory and Stone ::

If you are looking for something modern and stylish with a twist of tradition a geometric design could be for you. I adore the touch of gold on the right two cakes but, equally, I like the single colour option too, with the etched details; it works beautifully with the floral piece on top.

ALTERNATIVE CAKES

leaflanestudioweddingcakesblogpostalternative.png

:: Left - And So To Wed  / Top right - Holy Moley Doughnuts / Bottom right - You and Your Wedding  ::

When it comes to this option I am all over it! I mean, I would never be able to actually make a decision whether I wanted brownies, doughnuts or macaroons but, if we are going alternative, why not a layer of each?

Which of these options would be you favourite? 

MOOD BOARD || WINTER WEDDING

September is here and, if you are planning an autumn/winter wedding, you are probably not quite feeling like looking at a winter colour palette just yet but, never fear, I have put together some ideas to help you consider what the pending festive season has to offer! Enjoy!

RUSTIC ROMANCE

Winter-Wedding-Inspiration-Leaf-Lane-Studio.png

Image sources
:: Mulled wine / Cake / Dress / Menu (Leaf Lane Studio - Mulberry) / Flowers ::

FESTIVE GAMOUR

Glam-Winter-Wedding-Inspiration-Leaf-Lane-Studio.png