A Theme Come True

Set the scene for a stunning celebration with coordinating cakes, flowers, and tablescapes.

Photographs by Francine Zaslow
Event styling by Lauren Wells


Rococo Romance

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Four-tier fondant-covered cake with handpainted sugar swirls, handmade sugar flowers, and ruffles, $10 per serving, Jenny’s ­Wedding Cakes; backdrop of ranunculuses, double tulips, tweedia, and garden roses, $300, Pollen Floral Design; vintage cake stand, stylist’s own; “Elegance” glass coupes and “Belgian” table linen provided by New England Country Rentals.

wedding theme ideas

Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Arrangement of ­peonies, garden roses, Japanese ranunculuses, double tulips, tweedia, delphiniums, astilbes, snow-on-the-mountain, andromeda, jasmine vine, and bush ivy, $200, and napkin treatment of ranunculus, blue tweedia, andromeda, and snow-on-the-mountain, $10, both ­Pollen Floral Design; gold flatware, $39 for a five-piece setting, West Elm; “Hue” porcelain plates, starting at $5 each, Crate & Barrel; cotton hemstitch napkin provided by Rentals Unlimited; gold-rimmed glassware and “Belgian” table linen provided by New ­England Country Rentals.


Rustic Charm

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Three-tier bare carrot cake with cream-cheese filling and fresh fruit, $6 per serving, Konditor Meister; brush calligraphy on unbleached muslin, $150, Fat Orange Cat Studio; floral accents, Wild Folk Studio; candles, stylist’s own; “Belgian” table linen provided by New England Country Rentals.

wedding theme ideas

Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Arrangement of ­garden roses, ranunculuses, columbine, hellebores, roses, rice flowers, and andromeda, $200, and napkin ­treatment of ranunculus, hellebore, rice flower, fern, and andromeda, $15, both Wild Folk Studio; “Suits” napkin, $40 for four, and “Carley” glasses, starting at $3 each, both Crate & ­Barrel; brush-­calligraphy place card, $2, Fat Orange Cat Studio; walnut farm table and “Copper” flatware provided by New England Country Rentals; “Coupe” china dinner plate provided by Rentals Unlimited.


Modern Geometry

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Three-tier white-chocolate-covered cake, $8 per serving, Dessert Works; Nate Berkus mirrored metal tray, $40, Target; “Confetti Bomb” tissue confetti, $10 for one ounce, Knot & Bow; gilded-rim wineglass, $22, and poured-cement taper holders, starting at $10 each, both Anthropologie; “But First, Cake” decal, stylist’s own; floral accents, 1956blooms; “Belgian” table linen provided by New England Country Rentals.

wedding theme ideas

Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Arrangement of clematis, ­anemones, sweet pea, and hellebores, $125, 1956blooms; “Glamis” wineglass, $13, Anthropologie; “Scape” stoneware dinner plate, $32 for four, West Elm; die-cut letterpress menu, starting at $435 for 100, Gus & Ruby ­Letterpress; “Belgian” table linen provided by New England Country Rentals; napkin, stylist’s own; charger and “Sketch” stainless steel flatware provided by Rentals Unlimited.


Winter White

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Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Four-tier marshmallow-fondant-covered cake with silver airbrushing, sugar lace, and sugar flowers, $11 per serving, Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop; mercury-glass votives, $4 each, BHLDN; cake stand, $40, HomeGoods; floral accents and vintage goblet, both Forêt Design ­Studio; sheepskin, stylist’s own.

wedding theme ideas

Photograph by Francine Zaslow

Arrangement of flowering dogwood, ranunculuses, anemones, dusty miller, snowberries, hyacinths, muscari, star-of-Bethlehem, hellebores, spray roses, eucalyptus, and andromeda, $200, Forêt Design Studio; white calligraphy on vellum hand-lettered menu, starting at $10, and dove-gray calligraphy on cotton place card, $2, both Graceline Illustration + Calligraphy; quartz, stylist’s own; “Belgian” table linen, “Belgian” napkin, “Ivory” flatware, and platinum-rimmed glassware provided by New England Country Rentals; glass silver-band charger and “Coupe” china dinner plate provided by ­Rentals Unlimited.