The Naked Cake { Wedding Trend }

wedding inspiration - the naked cake - grace and serendipity

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone!  Starting this year, I actually have a blog schedule written for the year which consists of so much more variety than this blog has had in the past.  AND, this morning, we are starting with a trend that I am starting to hear about more and more when it comes to wedding cakes.  I think it's perhaps because brides are always looking for something that's different in their eyes than what everyone else has done - but this is a trend that I think has real staying power potential.

The Naked Cake.

When you hear that, what comes to mind?  It's funny, because I actually had to think about it for a while myself - but when I got online to google it (yes, I really did that), I saw a photo of one that was really unique and I was immediately intrigued.  This one to the left that Style Me Pretty has on their site immediately made me swoon.

This is something that can look so pretty - as long as it is done well.  Can you imagine how much work goes into one of these?  I personally love the look of the one to the left, but also the ones in the collage below.  So simple, but so pretty.  With a few flowers placed just right and some masterful icing adjusting between the layers, perhaps adding a dash of powdered sugar, and your wedding cake is ready to go.   I love the versatility that you can have with these.  Especially the fact that guests can actually see the flavors that the cake will be - no more guessing and wondering, because it is right there for you to see.

wedding inspiration - the naked cake - grace and serendipity

Featured Image Source + Collage of Images:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

What are your thoughts on the naked wedding cake?  Is it a trend that you will try at your own wedding, or hope to see at one where you will be a guest?  Or are you wanting to stay with the more traditional wedding cake?  I'd love to hear what you think on this one!

(and if you want to see more of these beauties, along with other wedding cakes, check out my Pinterest board here!)

Happy Planning!


{Sarah and Dan} christ church parish and palafox house wedding

{Sarah and Dan} christ church parish and palafox house wedding

I adored this wedding that I got to be a part of this fall.  Sarah and Dan are such a sweet couple, and so fun to work with!  Ashley did a fantastic job of capturing so many pretty details.  There were so many beautiful floral elements - from rosemary at each place setting, to beautiful centerpieces and even a garland that was draped up the stairs.  Their florist Fiore did an amazing job!!

Twinkling Romance {Styled Shoot Sneak Peek!}

Last night, I was blessed to be able to do a beautiful styled shoot with my friend and office mate Tracy from Wedding Walls.  Our photographer Kate from Kates Captures had up a little sneak peek for us to enjoy last night, so I wanted to share it with you!  For now, enjoy!  More to come!

twinkling romance styled shoot - grace and serendipity
twinkling romance styled shoot - grace and serendipity

Concept:  Kristin of Grace and Serendipity and Tracy of Wedding Walls

Vendor Contributions:  Photography:  Kate's Captures // Handlettered Aisle Runner behind the cake: YOUnique Statements and I Do Aisle Runners // Flowers:  Fiore // Fabric Draping and Chiavari Chairs: Wedding Walls // Cake: Sweet Creations by Sharon // Bride's Dress: Bridal Loft // Groom's Tux:  Randalls