There’s a variety of trending dessert alternatives taking the wedding world by storm. From donuts to smores, we’ve seen it all. But there’s nothing quite like a classic wedding cake. While some go above and beyond with their designs, that’s not the case for all. And if you’re on the hunt for simple wedding cake ideas that’ll make a statement and a sweet cake-cutting photo-op, we’ve got you covered.
But remember, even the simple designs take hours to plan a execute—shout out to those incredible wedding cake bakeries around the world. That’s why we’re taking the time to showcase some of our favorite, seemingly simple wedding cake inspiration that laidback couples will eat up.
1. Candlelit And Modern French Courtyard Micro Wedding
It seems that micro weddings are here to stay, and we’re all for it. While many couples prefer that the intimate “I do’s” need to be minimalistic, Kes and Daniel’s candlelit and modern French courtyard micro wedding at Brix and Mortar is proof that you can make it as elegant as you want. With the help of Junebug member Paradise Events, the 1912 brick dining house was transformed into a space full of candles, greenery, and dusty pink roses… read more here.
Image by Jumi Story.
2. Black And White Downtown Toronto Wedding
With a sleek blank canvas venue, a sophisticated black and white color palette, and two dashing grooms in stylish matching attire—Julien and Dimitri’s downtown Toronto wedding is the ultimate combination of classic and contemporary. Set against the spectacular Toronto skyline, the Globe and Mail Centre was the perfect setting for their modern celebration of love… read more here.
Image by Jennifer See Studios.
3. Chic Wedding With A Special Korean Ceremony With Simple Wedding Cake Ideas
Today’s wedding boasts an impressive venue, sleek acrylic decor, creative floral installations, a classic monochromatic theme, the purr-fect first look, and a special Korean ceremony. Angie and Simon’s chic wedding at the Hangar 21 is the perfect combination of modern, timeless, and a good time… read more here.
Image by Kapsule Co.
4. This City Libre Wedding Was Full Of Florals And Bright Colors
Danielle and Justin used their City Libre wedding to highlight talented wedding companies owned by women of color. From the vibrant tropical floral designs to the custom neon signs, this couple went above and beyond to prioritize and celebrate diversity in the wedding industry. On top of that, they were able to find the perfect women-owned businesses that would add personality and style to her wedding vision… read more here.
Image by Next Adventure Photography.
5. This Syon Park Wedding Is A True Explosion Of Color
Nada and Macarios knew that they wanted a timeless celebration infused with their vibrant and playful vibe. Using a fresh spring color palette, their florist Shilpa Reddy created some of the most whimsical arrangements that perfectly complemented the grandeur of their glasshouse venue. A true explosion of texture and color, their Syon Park wedding was everything they envisioned and more. With their amazing team of vendors by their side, they definitely pulled it off in style… read more here.
Image by Alla Luna Photography.
5. Electric Flower Power Inspired Las Vegas Wedding
Courtney and Steve’s electric Las Vegas wedding is the definition of cool. But they didn’t do it alone. From the beginning, they prioritized hiring top-tier vendors—like Junebug planner Ember & Stone Events—that believed in their wild and ethereal vision. And from start to finish, every detail reflected their desired, fun-loving theme… read more here.
Image by Annie Morgan Photography.
6. Black And White Modern Piedmont Room Wedding
The couple’s vision was “date night doubling as a wedding,” and their vendor team definitely understood the assignment. With the help of wedding planner Bri Williams Events, Alex and Marcus created a sophisticated celebration that’s proof nothing–not even a hurricane–can get in the way of true love… read more here.
Image by McKenzie McNeil.
7. Elegantly Boho Quinta de Sao Thiago Wedding
Will and Vijay wanted an intimate and carefree big day, so an elegant boho Quinta de Sao Thiago wedding was perfect for them. It was important for the couple to center their celebration in nature. And by relying on their trusted vendor team, they pulled off a stunning setup using an earthy color palette, dreamy arrangements of pampas and blooms, and rustic chic decor… read more here.
Image by It’s All About.
8. Outdoor And Boldly Edgy Wedding Inspiration Shoot
Will we forever be obsessed with colorful suits and dark color palettes? Yes, yes we will. Junebug member Brianna Lane Photography and her talented team created an insanely edgy wedding inspiration shoot that brought unique elements from each team member—the outdoors, a clean and modern look, and bold and edgy accents. Using the color black as the focal point, event planner Bubbly & Bliss added emerald green, dark reds, and wood elements to tie this color palette together. They even added a dark leather couch to the altar for a cute lounge space in the middle of the woods—rad and cozy… read more here.
Image by Brianna Lane Photography.
9. Modern Monochromatic Wedding With Simple Wedding Cake Ideas
Ariel and Brandon wanted their wedding day to be unique but still feel like “them,” so they went with a modern, monochromatic vibe at Brake and Clutch Warehouse—and we are obsessed! This day not only was totally dreamy from the ceremony florals by Haute Floral to the romantic reception decor, but it also felt comfortable and fun. We love all of the little DIY touches Ariel created for the day, including the wedding invitations, programs, menus, wedding signage, jumping broom, gift labels, and rehearsal dinner favors! We’re impressed… read more here.
Image by Valerie Thompson Photography.
10. Bridgerton Manor Wedding Inspiration
An enchanting abandoned palace, soft garden blooms in a muted palette, and elegant wedding fashion—all these elements beautifully came together to create this manor wedding inspiration! Our Curated Design teamed up with Theresa Kelly Photography and a visionary team of professionals to inspire modern couples who love a little old-world glam… read more here.
Image by Theresa Kelly Photography.
From finding a wedding cake bakery to taste testing and even hunting down inspiration showcasing your design vision—there are so many layers to the wedding cake planning process. And if asked looking through these simple wedding cake ideas, you find yourself left with many unanswered questions, we’re here to help. Minimize your stress by checking our our ultimate wedding cake guide.
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