A beachside wedding is just about the most romantic way to say “I do,” and an elegant wedding cake to match the stunning affair is a must. With gorgeous shell decorations and botanicals big and small, these coastal-inspired wedding cakes have us dreaming of a ceremony by the shore.
Coconut does double duty on this mini wedding cake: large flakes on the outside create soft texture, and a halved fruit on top shines at the center of a tropical floral arrangement.
The natural sheen of mussel shells earns them a spot as a full-on cake decoration at every level of this coastal Ireland-inspired stunner.
The plastic star of kitschy yard décor is transformed into an elegant topper—made from hand painted pink paper feathers, Styrofoam, wire, and bamboo—with handmade charm.
Blast From the Past
Old Florida at its most charming! Bright hand-painted oranges plus fresh slices on top means bright citrus vibes all the way.
Go for the Gold
Oyster shells go from earthy to glam with a touch of gold coating.
Supremely simple details on this Riviera Maya masterpiece—pale sunset orange icing in a light ruffle, a single fan palm topper—evoke images of a calm beach scene.
Bouquets aren’t just for flowers—arrange large and small mussel shells to create an artfully earthy topper.
With such statement-making coral accents, muted blues help to keep this cake from going over the top.
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The much-loved watercolor cake trend shines with a light application of coastal blues, greens, and purples.
A Night in Havana
Take a trip to old Havana with this hand painted masterpiece—all it needs is a pale pink Hibiscus bloom on top.
Black (Pearl) Beauty
Black pearls strewn throughout add a moody element to this elegantly simple dessert.
Bold and Bright
A balance of bright tropical patterns on bottom and clean white icing on top makes for a wedding cake in perfect equilibrium.
Modern Meets Beachy
One artfully placed paint-speckled botanical is all it takes for this cake to go from plain to palm-perfection.