The Best of 2017: Cakes and Sweets

December 18, 2017

As we slow down and head into the holidays, it's that time where we are reminiscing about all the amazing real wedding and stylized shoot features that inspired us and you all in 2017. And today, we're all about that cake, 'bout that cake... and desserts! These deliciously gorgeous sweets have either been wildly popular on Pinterest or there was a loud buzz about them on social media. Covered in delicious sugary goodness, these designs take the cake (see what we did there?) when it comes to wedding inspiration that inspires all around Coastal Virginia and beyond. Tiers and ruffles, rustic and luxurious, colorful and simple, shimmery and lovely, these cakes are just downright steal-worthy for your own special day! So without further ado... the best of cakes from 2017!

Galaxy wedding cake with gold shimmery stars

The Celestial Galaxy Cake

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In a galaxy far, far away... is this gorgeous celestial wedding treat that entranced us all and made us dream among the stars.

Photography: Elizabeth Friske Photography | Venue: Lesner Inn | Cake: E and E Special Events | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

Tiny wedding cake with sugar feathers and gold flecks

The Sweet Mini Cake

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It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie gold and pink feathered mee-ni, and Pinterest loved it! With its sugar rose topper made for one, we can surely have more than one bite, right?

Photography: Andrew and Tianna | Venue: The Mill at Fine Creek | Coordination: Just Dandy Events | Rentals: Paisley and Jade | Sweets: Rachel Bakes

Tiered mint colored wedding cakes with tons of ruffles

The Mint Ruffle Cake

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Hello, ruffles for days! With the trend of ruffles in wedding dresses not going anywhere, it's no wonder this was a favorite in its minty hue.

Photography: Lindsay Collette | Venue: Inn at Warner Hall | Event Coordination: As You Wish Events | Florals: Jeff's Flowers | Sweets: Cakes by Charlie

Confetti Momofuku cake with eclectic vintage cake topper

The Momofuku Confetti Cake

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Any New Yorker knows the gloriousness that is a Milk Bar Momofuku cake. Made famous for its confetti naked cakes (before naked cakes were a thing) and chunky crumbs of cake, we personally loved seeing this local couple bring in their favorite from out of town, especially something as iconic as this one!

Photography: Stephanie Yonce Photography | Coordination: Cherry Blossom Planning Factory | Venue: Half Moone Celebration and Cruise Terminal | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals | Cake: Milk Bar NYC

White and gold wedding cake with sugar sequins and ruffles

The Ruffles and Sequins Cake

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Trendy and sweet, this wedding cake is picture perfect for any modern couple that has a heart for sequins and ruffles with a touch of romance.

Photography: Shannon Moffit Photography | Reception Venue: Boathouse at Rocketts Landing | Event Planning: Tomeisha Dean | Florals: Black Creek Flowers | Cake: Couture Cake Creations

Soft colorful watercolor wedding cake with turquoise and coral pink

The Cheery Watercolor Cake

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Soft, yet bold pastels make this vibrant watercolor cake every coastal lover's dream!

Photography: Molly Lichten Photography | Venue: The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek | Event Planning: Sunkissed Events | Florals: Fluttering Flowers | Cake: Cake Delights

Simple quilted white wedding cake with hydrangeas

The Quilted Hydrangea Cake

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Simple and sweet, hydrangeas take the centerstage on this cake as a soft quilted pattern on the bottom tier gives some light texture to an instant classic.

Photography: Kelley Stinson Photography | Venue: The Historic Obici House | Event Planning: Misty Saves The Day | Florals: Kathy Forrest Design | Cake: Whipped Up By Mimi | Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals | Linens and Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals

Luxe wedding cake with gold bas relief sugar roses and artistic topper

The Luxuriously Romantic Cake

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Some cakes are yummy, some cakes are beautiful, and some cakes are just mind-blowing works of art. This one has it all! With a structural, yet whimsical topper and golden bas relief roses, we can't stop staring at this luxe beauty. Get this a gilded frame stat!

Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography | Venue: Dover Hall Estate | Design & Coordination: Claire Duran Weddings & Events | Cake: Sweet Fix

Brightly colored tropical wedding cake with modern gold design

The Modern Tropical Cake

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Marbled and modern in design, this shimmery tropical sweetie is perfect for any warm weather celebration. The pop of colorful blooms just makes it even more lovely!

Photography: Elizabeth Henson Photos | Venue: Virginia Zoo | Event Design: Raise The Ruth Events | Florals: Leslie Hartig Floral Design | Cake: Cakes by Chelsi Davis | Rentals: Classy Event Rentals

Industrial concrete inspired wedding cake with glass light bulb cake topper

The Industrial Concrete Cake

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Industrial wedding details give us a surprisingly beautiful hard edge on wedding aesthetic, so this concrete-inspired wedding cake is a nice take on masculine and modern especially when decorated with delicate flowers.

Photography: Lindsey Lyons Photography | Venue: Historic Jasmine Plantation | Florals: I Do Weddings with Love | Design and Decor: Chic Unique Vintage Rentals | Event Coordination: Colonial Heritage Club and Illumination Events Studio | Cake: Kadi Bakes

Purple pink wedding popsicles

The Color-Coordinated Popsicles

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It's not a cake and it's not a pie! It's the simple, yet oh so playful popsicle that makes a perfect treat for a summer wedding! We especially loved that this couple color-coordinated their flavors with their wedding colors.

Photography: Don Mears Photography | Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion | Florals: The Green Flamingo | Popsicles: King of Pops

Wintry white wedding cake on tiers of vintage china and greenery

The Wintry White Cake

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... with this cake in the foreground! We're total fans of winter weddings around here, and textured cakes with silver brunia snuggled around it is a snowy dream.

Photography: Erin Kling Photography | Coordination: Elevated Events of Virginia | Venue: Upper Shirley Vineyards | Florals: Flowers Make Scents | Cake: Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Stay tuned as we continue to share the rest of Best Of 2017!