The two sweetest things in life: love and cake. If you think about it, these two things can be extremely similar. Your wedding rings are like the icing on the cake in terms of your love for one another. They add a beautiful finishing touch that truly shows off your personal style, just like the style of icing and overall theme of your wedding cake can share your personality. Even more, there are unbelievable similarities in trending wedding cake styles and bridal jewelry. Plus, who doesn’t love looking at beautiful cakes and wedding rings while dreaming about the perfect wedding? So, we curated our favorite wedding cake trends and their wedding ring cohorts to match your style. (Plus, you can find all of the cakes on our fantastic Pinterest and the rings in our store!)
THE NAKED CAKE & THE CLASSIC COUPLE
If you haven’t seen the masses of “naked” cakes swarming Pinterest, then you probably haven’t scrolled through the wedding section lately. This trend is top of our list as it is easily one of the most popular wedding cake trends of 2015. You could consider the naked cake the purest form of wedding cake with its understated simplicity and elegance. The high polish band reflects this elegant simplicity in every way with its forever classic styling. Furthermore, the plain band in timeless yellow gold mimics the golden hues of white cake handsomely.
THE HAND PAINTED FLORAL CAKE & THE VINTAGE BRIDE
The hand painted wedding cake isn’t the newest theme, but it has really gained traction in 2015. Couples are beginning to really go for the small, intricate details in their wedding elements with a flare of vintage inspiration. This can be seen in watercolor wedding invitations and heavily laced wedding gowns (more on the below below). It is no surprise that the intricate and beautiful detailing on a hand painted floral wedding cake fits right in with this type of couple. The delicacy of this trend can be seen in the floral styled bridal jewelry with extreme attention to detail that has seeped quickly in to style.
THE ROSETTE CAKE & THE FEMININE BRIDE
For those who love the feminine beauty of a floral cake but prefer the neutrality of a soft color palette like this cream colored cake, a beautiful cake with rosette detailing is perfect. The alternating quilted tiers of the cake above add the perfect amount of dimension while remaining soft and feminine. The rosette cake remains elegant and classy with a charmingly unique design. This cake is ideal for the classic bride who still wants to be one of a kind. It would not be surprising to see such a bride wearing a simple yet detailed wedding band like this twisted design A.JAFFE band with milgrain edges and soft quilted inside design. The detail in such a band is exquisite without being over the top, just like the rosette wedding cake.
THE LACE CAKE & THE HOPELESS ROMANTICS
As mentioned previously, lace wedding gowns have come back in to the spotlight. It is hard not to fall in love with a lace gown that truly feels as romantic as your wedding day. The lace theme has spread it wings and become a major staple in wedding details, joining the likes of décor, flowers and cakes. Additionally, the lace can be adapted to fit any color scheme or season, making it both interesting and versatile. A soft toned lace amid a smooth white fondant base is a gorgeous homage to times past with a more modern appeal. Furthermore, a stackable style wedding band with unique detailing pairs well with an ever classic solitaire engagement ring. Keep the two-toned them by mixing a rose gold band, like the Sylvie Collection ring above, with a white gold or platinum solitaire. This modern take on vintage styling has a stunningly classic appeal in every aspect of wedding details that is sure to bring out the hopeless romantic in us all.
THE BEADED WEDDING CAKE & THE ELEGANT AFFAIR
Whether the beads are large and bubble like or small and pearl inspired, beaded wedding cakes bring a feeling of pure elegance. Beaded cakes can be reminiscent of a classic pearl strand or champagne bubbles, both of which go hand in hand with a truly elegant affair. This design feature is both opulent and whimsical, just like the yellow gold “bubble” style band above from A.JAFFE. The rich yellow gold and bezel set bubble design maintain an elegant look with a touch of excitement. When simple is not an option, these magnificent design features are the perfect addition to an elegant setting.
THE ROSE GOLD METALLIC CAKE & THE LUXURIOUS WEDDING
If the rose gold metallic icing on this fabulous cake doesn’t just radiate luxury, then not much will. Metallic wedding cakes are slowly taking over the trend scene and it is obvious why. The sparkle and shine of the perfectly undone buttercream icing is what dreams are made of. Getting that flawless unfinished look is no easy task, thus making it even more fitting for a lavish wedding. Rose gold wedding palettes are dominating the metallic wedding world due to their reflection of haute hues. Mirror this couture effect with a simple rose gold band with flush set diamonds spaced out to maintain the luxurious high polish luster with just the right amount of sparkle. It takes just the right girl to pull off this luxurious style, making her even more special than her couture wedding gown.
THE OMBRE CAKE & THE BOLD BRIDE
In conjunction with its heavy trend appeal, the ombre wedding cake is the perfect way to show off your color scheme in an unexpected way. Take this cake a step further with a bold gem tone color scheme for an über stylish wedding cake. It is hard to take your eyes off of a bold colored beauty like the cake above. This confident move can be reflected by the fashion forward brides who choose to add a touch of vibrant gemstones to their wedding set. The look can be accomplished in many different ways, such as using a colored stone in place of a diamond center, as accent stones, or as a wedding band. The beauty of adding bold gem tones to any palette, whether it be your wedding cake or your wedding set, is that the rich colors add a striking touch to just about any style.
THE GEMOETRIC CAKE & THE MODERN COUPLE
While most brides tend to lean towards the classic themed wedding, we know there are many fabulous brides and grooms who prefer a more non-traditional route. The modern bride has endless options when it comes to every aspect of wedding planning. From crisp cutout shapes to chevron stripes to repeating triangle and honeycomb motifs, geometric wedding cakes bring a fun and unexpected graphic detail to your wedding day décor. Add a chic and edgy twist with dark colors and metallic leaf or keep it understated with more subtle hues. The architectural aspects of the geometric trend reflect beautifully in square or rectangular cut stones. Check out this breathtaking three stone emerald cut engagement ring with diamond halos and princess cut diamond sides by A.JAFFE. Paired with a square three tiered geometric cake like the one above, this duo would fit right in at a magnificent reception amidst a modern art gallery.
THE RUSTIC WOODLAND CAKE & THE FAIRYTALE WEDDING
You don’t have to be the outdoor type to fantasize about the perfect rustic wedding nowadays. Mixed with pretty petals in dreamy dyes, the woodland themed wedding cake is a truly unique addition to a rustic fairytale wedding. The design on the tree inspired tiers continuously varies, just like the bark on a tree. For a personal touch, have your initials carved on the cake as if it were truly your own special tree. If your groom is rustic like your wedding, opt for a standard band with wood inlay like the Benchmark ring above. With the perfect man and fairytale wedding, these woodland inspired wedding details will lend you boundless sweet dreams.
Nowadays, personality is evident in every aspect of a wedding. These unique and beautiful trends are sure to inspire a gorgeous gala for every bride’s special day.