{Finding Your Wedding Style}: Can Be a Piece of Cake!

I don't know about you, but I'll forever be inspired by wedding cakes! Maybe it's because I happen to think that your cake really is one of the most exciting ways to show off your wedding style and colors, or maybe it's because I seriously love me some cake. I think it's a little of both to be honest. But seriously, aren't these the prettiest cakes you ever did see? The colors are so original, the compositions are absolutely unique and they are simply bursting with personality...

I think if you're just starting the wedding planning process a good way to discover your own personal wedding style is to look at cakes! Which ones grab you? Which cakes speak to your inner style? Sure there are lots of pretty cakes... Some brides favor sweet and understated designs, while other brides gravitate towards a more elaborate and fancy cake. So what does that tell you?

Well, I personally believe that if after having looked at hundreds of cakes you find yourself loving the same kind of look and feel, that's telling you something. Your cake style really is your wedding style. So whether you're loving modern designs like the one above....

Or sweet, whimsical designs like this fun one with pom toppers, one thing is for sure. It's easy to define your style. All you have to do is find a look that grabs you. And then expand on that one element.

I love cakes with a slightly messy presentation, like these ones. And I love that when I look at this cake below I can instantly imagine an outdoor wedding full of rustic pretties. Maybe for late Summer? Perhaps peach bridesmaid dresses and soft yellow bouquets...see how this works? Really, it only takes one element to inspire an entire wedding day look and I think that using cakes for inspiration really does make for an easy starting off point...

So tell me, what cakes inspire you? Are you seeing a favorite here that you love? Do you like the idea of cake toppers, bunting, or even fresh flowers, perhaps? And what's your take on finding your wedding style? I think if you're stumped on where to start, it might just do you some good to look at a few cakes! Find your favorites and then ask yourself, why do I love these? Your answers really will give you an inside look at your personal style.

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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49 Comments " {Finding Your Wedding Style}: Can Be a Piece of Cake! "

sherri lynn November 07, 2011

That first cake is my favorite! I don't actually like cake that much, so for our wedding we had a variety of cheesecakes!


all beautiful cakes, but I love the one with the modern design and yellow =)

Taylor Greggory

such pretty cakes. I can see how your taste in cakes could que you into your style for sure!!!

xo, Taylor G.

Couture Carrie November 07, 2011

Amazing cakes, darling!
Love the second one!


Heather November 07, 2011

These are lovely!

Closet Fashionista November 07, 2011

That last one is perfection! <3

Amanda November 07, 2011

I do love a good cake. These are all beautiful but the simple pom topped cake is great inspiration for any celebration. Love it!

Bride on a Mission

loving the pom one! It's AMAZING!!!

Bean Benson November 07, 2011

What a pretty & delicious source of wedding inspiration! I LOVE wedding cakes and could look at pics of them ALL day:)

Adore the rustic cake base in the last cake! How cute!


love this post. So much inspiration. and YES I think 1 element can inspire an entire wedding or event for that matter =)

xoxox, deanna

Unknown November 07, 2011

Ha, I never thought of this before . . . cake IS a great way to jumpstart & inspire your wedding style!

Allie Love

Love this, sweetie. Your eye for design never ceases to amaze me.

Bonnie November 07, 2011

I love the palette with black, white, and yellow. It's the neutral color combination with the burst of color that I just adore.
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stunning palettes. Really love that 1st one.

Unknown November 07, 2011

I LOVE your 'Fun' palette. And the cake.

Kate/MagnoliaRouge November 07, 2011

These cakes are gorgeous!! The flowers on that top one are beautiful!

beth anne

pretty cakes! I love the rustic one best.

The Demoiselle November 07, 2011

What a tasty place to draw color inspo from.


pretty colors, amazing cakes!

Val November 07, 2011

I adore the first cake...the colors are gorgeous!


Pretty! I'm loving the rustic cake :)

xoxo, Carissa


Gorgeous colors. Love the modern palette of black yellow and brown

amy b.s. November 07, 2011

i am loving the "cake" palette!

alicia November 07, 2011

gorgeous cakes! my favorite is the first.


I LOVE the ''lovely'' palette - it really is just that! LOVELY!

henning love November 07, 2011

i wish my color palette selection was as easy as cake but i stressed and stressed!! finally i was visiting my cousin and she was my maid of honor, she helped me select what i wanted and then from there it was no turning back! but i wish i had your blog to help me out, it would have been such a lifesaver

Emma Lancaster

Love your color ideas, you're the best when it comes to helping us color challenged ladies out. Love these cakes, Chrissy =)

Unknown November 07, 2011

such a great idea for a feature! love the cakes and the matching color palettes for every personality :) xx

navy and orange November 07, 2011

love the grey with the orange. and the pink with navy & green is so preppy!

xoxo navy & orange

Alexa November 07, 2011

Oooh this is cool. I really love that "Fun" one actually! :) We didn't have a cake...just a bunch of little treats. Worked out well!

emma | emmaline bride November 07, 2011

Ah, I love the cake pom palette! Beautiful, Chrissy!


THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE November 07, 2011

Oooh let them eat cake! I'll take them all :) xoxo

birdie to be November 07, 2011

I love 'lovely!' Gorgeous color combo!


mmm, cake =)

carrie landis

j'adore =)

Elle Sees November 07, 2011

what a great idea for color inspiration

A Crimson Kiss November 07, 2011

I love that first palette-so preppy and perfect!

Tara November 07, 2011

hmmmm that cake looks so delicious :)

Nikki November 08, 2011

I never thought about that. I did skip the cake at our wedding, and am sad we didn't cut one together. We had individual key lime pies!

little luxury list November 08, 2011

I love the pom cake toppers - they are so fun and unique!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

The Dainty Dolls House November 08, 2011

love cakes..the top one is wonderful x


My favorite is cake #1... so pretty! Almost too pretty to eat. xo

postcards and pretties November 08, 2011

that "rustic" cake is too pretty too eat + I love the palette too!

Steven Conway November 08, 2011

Those cakes look so delicious!!!!!

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} November 08, 2011

Really pretty pallets! The last one is my favorite!

Dori November 10, 2011

stunning colors :)

RoseAllen@ Hawaii Wedding November 11, 2011

Thank you for sharing this beautiful colors. I love to be able to look at things on a perspective of an expert.

Cream Cakes of Braintree December 07, 2011

Great Article, Lovely Cakes.


Could you tell me what the colors are in the first palette named "lovely"? Thank you!

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