Your wedding is made of little details hand-picked to match your personality and love story, and nowhere is this more apparent than in wedding cakes and flowers. As the centerpieces of your celebration, vibrant floral arrangements and sweet delicacies deserve an extra dash of charm, and they definitely need to find cohesion. To help you find the perfect flower and cake duo, we’ve enlisted the wedding industry’s most trusted professionals to offer a little inspiration. In hues ranging from vibrant to subdued, über-creative event chefs and artisan florists create wedding dessert displays that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

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Flowers by Native Flower Company. Photo by Heather Nan.

A radiant palette of summery yellow, orange, pink, peach and a touch of soft purple is showcased in this irresistible floral and dessert pairing: a refreshing honey lemon tart (below)—adorned with sliced plums, peaches and grapes—and an asymmetrical bouquet of Lisianthus, caramel antike roses, parasol spray roses, dahlias, Mokara orchids, beehive ginger and lavender.

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Tart by Culinary Crafts. Photo by Heather Nan.

“We’ve curated more than 10,000 menu items over the 38 years we’ve been in business and love creating something delicious that reflects an event’s theme or the personality of those hosting it,” says Meagan Crafts, owner of catering mogul Culinary Crafts.

Flowers by Native Flower Company. Photo by Heather Nan.

Cool green sword ferns, privet and leggy gloriosa lilies create lovely juxtaposition to pink antike roses, Stuartina eucalyptus and dahlias in this exuberant, woodland-inspired floral arrangement. The appeal of this classic color combination is repeated in pistachio-crusted raspberry rose tarts with a pistachio and edible rose petals garnish (below).

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Tart by Culinary Crafts. Photo by Heather Nan.

“Food that is aesthetically stunning just tastes better. And we’ve found that the best-looking food comes from using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients,” says Crafts.


If you’re going for a more subdued wedding palette, see more delicate flower and cake duos here!

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Melissa Fields is a wife, mother, freelance writer, editor and—since the moment she migrated to Utah from Michigan more than 25 years ago—a huge fan of the Wasatch Mountains. A few of the outlets Melissa writes and edits for include Salt Lake Magazine, Park City Magazine, Utah Bride & Groom Magazine, visitutah.com and downtownslc.org. When not wordsmithing at her laptop, Melissa spends her time volunteering, hiking, pedaling, skiing, rock climbing and playing her guitar.