Spring Wedding Inspo: Cakes & Flowers In Every Shade of the Rainbow
Rainbow Bright: Maybe it’s all the celebrating we’ve been doing since same-sex marriage became legal across the country, but we can’t stop dreaming of monochromatic wedding palettes in every hue of the spectrum. Take each color, tweak the shade so it speaks to your celebration, and let it shine over everything from your Big-Day confection to your flowers and decor.
Coral is the best parts of red and pink: vibrant, joyful and delightfully girly. Strawberry Parfait cake with ombré buttercream filling and icing,with a half cascade of gum-paste dahlias, $7 per person, created by the Master’s Baker, West Chester. Vietri Forma Sunset dinner plate, $43, and salad plate, $38, both at Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia. Rosy-cheeked flutes, $68, and Sweethearts forks, $28 for a set of two, all at BHLDN. com. Bodrum Riviera Blush napkin, $15 at Scarlett Alley, Old City.
Bouquet of ‘Amsterdam,’ ‘Tangelo Sweetheart’ and ‘Romantic Antique’ roses, ‘Brilliants’ spray roses, peach phalaenopsis, green berzelia and sword fern, around $25, created by Flowers & Company, Rittenhouse. Vietri alabaster cake stand, $50 at Scarlett Alley. Raynaud Cristobal coral teacup and saucer, $202 at Manor Home & Gifts, Rittenhouse. Washed linen tablecloth, $108 at Terrain.
Peach is orange’s softer, daintier cousin, and we’re kinda keen on it. Centerpiece of ‘Fado’ roses, peach lisianthus, light pink astibe, amaryllis, Queen Anne’s lace and white veronica, around $325, created by Beautiful Blooms, Northern Liberties. Wood and marble cake stand, $88 at Terrain.
Raspberry mojito cake: lime buttermilk cake with raspberry jam, rum and mint, covered in peach fondant, sugar lace, 24-karat gold leaf and a sugar garden rose, $10 per person, created by the Cake Studio, Ocean City. Creamware serving tray, $58 at Terrain. Wedgwood Arris candlesticks, $125 for a set of two at Bloomingdale’s. Efflorescent serving set, $58 at BHLDN.com.
Lemon shines like the sun as the happy focus of your party’s palette. Bouquet with white ‘Schneeball’ hydrangea, mocha amaryllis, yellow craspedia, ‘Grandeur’ double freesia, ‘Ribbon’ celosia, ‘Rosa Cuba’ gold roses, mini ‘Iris’ cymbidiums, pincushion protea, ‘Pasta Penonni’ Gerbera daises and Bowdenii bianca nerine lilies, around $250, created by Michael Bruce Florist, Pennsauken. Creamware pitcher, $48 at Terrain. Goblets from left: Maggie, $93, Amber, $54, and Fanny, $99, all at Manor Home & Gifts.
Vanilla buttermilk cake filled with raspberry jam and passion-fruit meringue buttercream and covered with white fondant with hand- painted yellow buttercream texture, $9 per person, created by Whipped Bakeshop, Fishtown. Bauer butter cake stand, $74 at Manor Home & Gifts. Amber Parfumerie vases in small, $10, and large, $14, at BHLDN.com. Juliska Berry & Thread demitasse cups and saucers, $36 each at Little House Shop, Wayne.
Mint is cool and sweet—especially when the weather’s hot. Vanilla cake with fresh raspberry buttercream filling, hand-piped vanilla meringue buttercream ruffles, watercolor top tier and sugar flowers, $10.25 per person, created by Cake Life Bake Shop, Frankford. Glass jade vases in tall, $30, and medium, $38, both at Home Grown, Haverford. Glass jade cake stand, $68, and washed linen tablecloth, $108, both at Terrain.
Bouquet of ‘Winterbell’ hellebore, ranunculus, ‘Mondial’ roses, ‘White Mundi’ protea, tuberose, ornamental kale, umbrella fern, dusty miller, succulents, mixed herbs, an air plant, and seeded, feather and gunnii eucalyptus, around $425, created by Papertini Floral & Event Design, Midtown Village. Roost glasses, $14.95 each at Scarlett Alley.
Sky blue reflects the gorgeousness of a perfect, romantic spring day. Azure faceted vases filled with muscari, right, and tweedia, nigella and thistle, left, around $220, created by La Petite Fleur, Abington.
Vanilla cake filled with passion-fruit curd and covered in passion- fruit buttercream under light blue fondant with fondant ruffles, $6 per person, created by Cake Art Studio, Paoli. Turquoise Raynaud Paradis dinner plate, $112, and teacup and saucer, $160, all at Bloomingdale’s. White Raynaud Paradis dessert plate, $84 at Manor Home & Gifts. Blue Sabre fork, $89 for a five- piece place setting at Scarlett Alley. Juliska Josephine napkin, $22 at Little House Shop.
Lavender is luxe and delicate, yet strong enough to anchor your celebration’s decor. Bouquet of sweet peas, scabiosa, roses, spray roses, heather, lavender and lisianthus, around $325, created by Sullivan Owen, Old Kensington. Moderno glass salad plate, $2.50 at Crate & Barrel. Purple Sabre Natura fork, $89.95 for a five-piece place setting at Scarlett Alley.
Raspberry swirl pound cake filled with vanilla buttercream and lemon curd, iced in lavender buttercream with gum-paste flowers, $7 per person, created by Bredenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, Chestnut Hill. Simon Pearce Royalton optic cake plate, $250 at Bloomingdale’s. Candy bowl, stylist’s own. Candy throughout from Philly Sweettooth, Queen Village.
Opening photo: Clockwise from left: Vietri Forma Sunset salad plate, $38 at Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia. Bodrum Riviera Blush napkin, $15 at Scarlett Alley, Old City. Pink Arabella tumbler, $29 at Little House Shop, Wayne. Bauer butter cake stand, $74 at Manor Home & Gifts, Rittenhouse. Moderno glass salad plate, $2.50 at Crate & Barrel, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill. Bitossi Home lavender Lucca tall tumbler, $14, and short, $12, both at Terrain, Glen Mills. Powder Blue by Anna Weatherly teacup and saucer, $73 at Manor Home & Gifts. Iittala Kastehelmi green footed bowl, $50 at Scarlett Alley. Medium glass jade vase, $38 at Home Grown, Haverford. Roost etched glass bowl, $14.95, and absinthe spoon, $15.95, both at Scarlett Alley.