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20 Wedding Cakes with Playfully Elegant Proportions

Giving the conventional a contemporary twist, tall wedding cakes have transformed this tasty tradition in recent years. Tall doesn’t necessarily mean a tower of ten tiers – although that does look lovely – but rather an elegant play on proportions with lofty layers. Starting with the naked wedding cake, and the single tiered confection, statuesque has emerged as the wedding cake style of choice for couples looking for an elegant alternative to the classical white iced confection……

Elegantly Tall Wedding Cakes

In fact it was one of my top 10 trends for 2016 and it looks unlikely to be going anywhere in 2017. And why should it? For whilst traditional wedding cakes are tasty and timeless, today’s couples increasingly want the end of their big day to be as distinctive as the rest. And who can blame you? After spending months painstakingly planning every other part of your wedding to be uniquely you (from your wedding dress to your exit, and everything in between), why would you choose traditional over unusual when it comes to your wedding cake?

Whilst many will want to make a bold style statement, some of you prefer a more subtle deviation from the conventional for your cake. If that’s you, then a tall wedding cake may just be what you’re looking for. Coming in all manner of styles, shapes and sizes, they are suitable for all themes, colour schemes and budgets, so cast your eyes over these 20 soaring stunners and see if any tickle your tastebuds…..

1. Botanical Beauty

Botanical Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Honey Crumb Cake Studio // Photography ~ Kerry Jeanne Photography via Bajan Wed


2. Minimal

Minimal Tall Wedding Cake

Photograhhy ~ Loft Photography via Ruffled


3. Gorgeous in Jade

Jade& Gold Tall Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Melissa’s Fine Pastries // Photography ~ Julie Livingston Photography via A Coastal Bride


4. Dogwood Rustic Elegance

Dogwood Tall Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Buttercream Bakeshop // Photography ~ KT Merry Photography via Southern Weddings


5. Heavenly Chocolate

Tall Chocolate Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Sweet N’ Flour // Photography ~ To Wander & Seek via Green Wedding Shoes


6. Simply Chic

White and Gold Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Anna Elizabeth Cakes // Photography ~ Holeigh V Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs


7. Boho Watercolour

Boho Watercolour Square Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Sweet Fix // Photography ~ Sarah Street Photography via Tidewater & Tulle


8. Single Tier Stunner

Single Tier White & Green Wedding Cake

Brushfire Photography via Grey Likes Weddings


9. Copper Charm

Watercolour Script Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Das Tortenstudio // Photography ~ Peaches & Mint via Hochseitsguide


10. Mint & Gold Masterpiece

Mint & Gold Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake – The Cake Whisperer // Photography ~ AMBphoto via Chic Vintage Brides


11. Handpainted Quote

Gold Fondant Handpainted Quote Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Cake Arcade // Photography ~ We Are Origami via The Wedding Playbook


12. Textured

Textured White Tall Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Southwell Cakery // Photography Jess Petrie via Love My Dress


13. Strawberry Summer

Strawberry Tall Naked Wedding CakePhotographer ~ Chris Isham via Southern Weddings


14. Blush & Sparkle

Sparkly Tall Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Airy Fairy Cakes // Photography ~ Kirsty-Lyn Jameson via Confetti Daydreams


15. Classic Romance

Classic Tall Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Aeyra Cakes // Photography ~ Melissa Gidney Photography via Glamour & Grace


16. Deep Purple

Deep Purple Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Wild Flour Baking // Photography – Reverie Supply via Elizabeth Anne Designs


17. Single Tier Beauty

Single Tier Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Pastry Chef Taylor Whitcomb // Photography ~ Amanda Berube Photography via Burnetts Boards


18. Victorian Revisited

Victorian Revisited Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Laugh Love Cakes // Photography ~ Kat Willson Photography via Ruffled


19. Lavender Lovely

Tall White Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Cake Ink. // Photography ~ Agent 86 Photography via the Wedding Playbook


20. Pretty in Pastels

Naked Tall Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake ~ Cake By Nicole // Photography ~ Nadia Hung Photography via The Bride Link

Gorgeous don’t you think? If you’re unconvinced by these elegant works of art though you can find lots of other lovely wedding cake ideas right here on Chic Vintage Brides, like these breathtaking black beauties, these alternatives to the traditional iced confection, these simple single tier charmers or for delicious delights inspired by the seasons: Spring, SummerAutumn, and Winter. Or you could pop across to CVB’s Wedding Cakes board and Wedding Dessert Tables board on Pinterest for even more inspiration.