It’s going to be on display all day, so why not make your wedding cake a centrepiece in its own right? Take inspiration from these stunning painted wedding cakes to take your guests' breath away.
Vintage wedding cakes
Opt for muted pastel tones and team painted decoration with sugar flowers for a wonderfully vintage twist.
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Tie your cake in with your theme through the painted design. The love birds here could become themes for your table names and even feature on your invitations.
Image courtesy of Tortebella
If you adore dainty details, choose a painted icing background to showcase the exquisite finishing touches on your cake.
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Another beautifully vintage design, detailed flowers will instantly add romance to hand-painted wedding cakes.
Image courtesy of Matthew Bishop Photography
Remember that it's not only images a cake decorator can add to your painted wedding cakes. Sentimental phrases are also a lovely touch.
Image courtesy of Nashville Sweets
Duck egg blue, dove grey and glimmers of gold... this wedding cake is almost too pretty to eat!
Image courtesy of 2 Brides Photography
Boho wedding cakes
Perfect for a summer wedding, the bright and blousy painted blooms on this cake pop against a metallic gold tier.
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Planning a bohemian big day? You'll love laid-back, chunky brushes of colour to decorate hand-painted wedding cakes. Perfectly imperfect, we think!
Image courtesy of Ivy Road Photography
Rustic wedding cakes
Painted wedding cakes don't get prettier than this for a rustic wedding. The ditsy design of meadow flowers creates a relaxed and romantic style for this cake.
Image courtesy of Blushing Cook
Watercolour wedding cakes are oh-so dreamy. And when teamed with delicate ruffles and a painted sugar flower, we can't get enough of them.
Image courtesy of For Goodness Cakes
This hand-painted wedding cake is as whimsical as it gets - a must for any country wedding.
Image courtesy of Mimolo
Rustic weddings will suit painted wedding cakes with an understated, rural theme perfectly. The warm, sunset tones make this design perfect for an autumn wedding, too.
Image courtesy of Jen Fariello Photography
Furthermore, you could also play with texture. For example, you could pair painted foliage with three-dimensional sugar blooms.
Image courtesy of Rosewood Cakes
Glamorous wedding cakes
For total opulence, how about painted wedding cakes with a nod to the geode trend? Softly painted decoration gives the crystal effect a gentler, more romantic look.
Image courtesy of Claire Owen Cakes
If you're tying the knot with a contemporary country house celebration, you'll love wedding cake ideas as luxe as this.
Image courtesy of Magnolia Photography
Likewise, choosing decorations painted in glossy, metallic colours will instantly make them pop from the smooth sides of the cake.
Image courtesy of Adrienne Photography
Watercolour wedding cakes
Because each tier requires a lot of decoration, a cake like this will cost you more. But the incredible effect of watercolour wedding cakes combined with a whimsical pattern is unforgettable.
Image courtesy of Starbird Bakehouse
Watercolour wedding cakes can have a minimalistic vibe too! This stylish cake proves that less really can be more.
Image courtesy of Whipped Bakeshop
Another twist on watercolour designs, why not choose a bold berry tone to contrast the pure white icing? Simple, yet stunning.
Image courtesy of Winifred Kriste Cake
Now you've got a flavour for these picturesque hand-painted wedding cakes, take a look at these 18 hanging cakes. They're guaranteed to give your wedding cake ideas the wow factor!